Monday–You Can Tell I’m In A Project When There are No Creative Post Titles for Several Weeks

June 23, 2008 at 8:46 am Leave a comment

This weekend I got a lot of the trim and crown moulding painted in the great room.  Oil based paint from Porter goes on SO smooth and has very little odor.  Odorless mineral spirits helps, too!

I also got a few areas redone where the drywall work didn’t suit us.  I need to get a second coat on those places today.

Ran out of paint for the front room…need to go to the paint store today. 

Company is scheduled for three days this week, so fitting painting and chores around that and the Cite Based Council meeting all day Thursday are my goals. 

I also want to work on a devotional study in the morning to stay in the Word since our finance class for this round has wrapped up.  I’ll miss it.  Every time I hear someone say the study was about “finances” or “giving”, I have a compulsion to yell out:  “No, not really!  It isn’t!”  It’s about realizing and learning to live the scripture that says “he who is faithful with much will be given more.  For he who is not faithful, even what he has will be taken from him.”  It is about learning to pursue righteousness as the way to having your needs met, not prosperity.  God links prosperity as a blessing as a generality, but not necessarily…it’s not a promise for this life. 

There is no class that has impacted my life to this extent since we did Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren…and I think this class feeds off the same vein.  When you are immersed in God’s ways, you know you can trust him with the rest, and that is what we are meant for.  When I am walking with that in clear mind…I am so much more at peace and focused than when I’m worried about any of the other “stuff”.  Awesome class, I hope everyone can prioritize it while it’s being offered.  Most of the time to take finance classes, there are seminar fees and things…it’s truly a great opportunity the church is offereing for families through Crown Financial Ministries.

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