Well, this week has brought some changes my way…prayers are always answered, I believe, not necessarily in that order that we pray them nor do our answers come in plain sight, but nonetheless, I know they are answered in God's good time. Most of the time, if you are paying attention, you will get and answer AND a lesson. This week, I've experienced this…more obvious answers…which is a good thing.
What this means is…my load is now lighter, I can breathe a little easier. I'll no longer be working two of my dt gigs (Fiskars & Scarlet Lime), which is going to make a big difference in what time I'm investing in working. I feared letting go…but my lesson is…if only if I would've trusted enough, had faith enough…I would have saved myself weeks of fret and worry. Noted, God.
It also means that I am more focused and can attend to my family and decide what's next for me, if anything. Got Crafts is something that I've wanted to put a lot more into, but haven't had the time. I have some "dreams" of late that involve designing some home decor pieces and even furniture! Yes, I do set my sights high, don't I? LOL! For about the last four years, I've had the wild hair to open some kind of shoppe…who knows!? I have a fabulous imagination…I have a mind set that I can do anything if I work hard enough and I've pretty much accomplished every goal I've set out after in the last five years. I don't mean to boast, but it feels good to look back and make some mental check marks…many of you have been riding this wonderful wave with me…so you know how it is. But it's time for some new goals…first and foremost…my goal is to get right. I saw this quote on Becky's blog from some months back…it is medicine to my heart…
become overloaded, we start skimming relationally, cutting back on giving the
time, energy, and attention that loving relationships require. what's more
important to God is displaced by what's urgent.
enemy of relationships. we become preoccupied with making a living, doing our
work, paying bills, and accomplishing goals as if these tasks are the point of
life. they are not. the point of life is learning to love-God and people. life
minus love equals zero." rick warren.
These pretty much sum up my life recently…and I'm certain the Good Lord led me straight to them…thanks Becky.
So right now, my focus is the kids, getting them back to school tomorrow and getting back into a routine –cooking dinner, maybe a little housecleaning, and pursuing some "want to do's" that I have only dreamed about…definitely relocating my workspace upstairs starting tonight. Feels good. Refresh…this is the word I keep going back to. F5.
So that's enough about deep stuff for now…it's back to fun and games! Check out what me and the kids did today…
Fun stuff!!! Yeah, that's me with no makeup :) And no, I can't skate, though I don't fall either! LOL! I'm the official ROCK for everyone else!