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Tiny shower in vacation rental home

Thank God for your shower

Thomas Kock

I specifically thanked God for our shower.

I don’t know that I’d ever done that before. Our shower is actually pretty small [above, white tile], and our house is 50 years old, so it’s not a fancy shower. But I thanked God for it. Why?

It’s because this past summer we stayed for several days at a vacation rental home, and its shower was tiny [above, blue tile]! Maybe 18″ x 20″? One time I dropped something, and the shower stall was so tight, I couldn’t bend down to pick it up.

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