For the last four years I have been a part of MOPS (Mothers Of PreSchoolers), the first two in Illinois and the last two at Redeemer Presbyterian Church downtown Indy. I can't imagine where I would be in motherhood without the support of MOPS! This year, the international theme is: A Beautiful Mess. "Moms live in messes. The toys, crumbs, and spit-up are their natural surroundings. Moms often feel like a mess. They are exhausted, under-showered, and hormonal. Their past and present circumstances and decisions can leave them feeling inadequate for God’s love and purposes. A Beautiful Mess — reminds moms that beauty can come out of their difficult spots. The grime of mothering young children brings the beauty of motherhood. The bruises of life can bring God’s redemption" (www.mops.org). My group came up with the idea for each table to display a mess created by one of the table members. I was asked to contribute my papercrafting mess with a finished product, a card, to represent the beautiful creation that comes out of the mess. I am excited to start my fifth year of MOPS this week, meet new friends, take a break from the mess, and reflect on the theme verse: "For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago" (Ephesians 2:10).