979 view today. About as many yesterday. I just need to say “Thank you, Lord.” I so hope someone finds Christ here, or stumbles on him, or meets Him around a curve, that would make my day. That was my goal: to know Christ and to make him known. I pray for your blogs to prosper as well…and I know they make a difference, because they have in my life. It’s so great to share this blogging faith journey with you. I hope people visit your blogs from here also and find Him. That would make my day, too. Keep it real; keep Him center, because you just never know who will find you or how.
Probably, they just want something free. But, you just never know what, or Who they’ll run into.
Perhaps somewhere in here, I’ll learn to spell, too. That would be great. Much lesser in value, but that would would be good. You all keep keeping me in line!
In other news…Boy Wonder has The Stomach Virus of All Stomach Viruses.
You people were NOT kidding.
First, the van from school yesterday. (Thanks, Ryan for those shopping bags). Then, everywhere else.
We just got a bit of soup in him–see how long that lasts…the kid is afraid to move, and for good reason.
I have cancelled all weekend engagements and was working like a mad dog today just to get ahead in case I’m out for a few days. On my fifth load of laundry, finishing up Christmas cards to get them ready for addressing, cleaned the coat and linen closet, the laundry room, and ome personal brainstorming on what in the world I want for Christmas for cryin’ out loud.
I thought I wanted a particular something for Christmas, found it half off, realized in praying about it today that it was going to end up costing me in the end way more than I really wanted or needed to invest at this point, and was going to take time from something else I needed to focus on, and take up too much room I don’t want to give just yet.
Don’t you know that in the same hour of my disappointment for losing my good gift idea I’d spent a lot of time reading up on. a package came to the door with one small addition to my supplies that ended up doing essentially the same thing–a bit more work on my part, but for the times I will use it, it will save me space, money, and simplify my life. Though I’m not getting “The Wonderful New Thing”, I was excited. Very. These days, simplifying means about as much to me as gadgetry, even if it takes a minute or two more.
My Dad came yesterday. I made him lunch and an apple pie. We drank coffee together and “talked shop” like my Dad likes to do about just about anything. The dog joined us outside.
My love for all things efficient came from my Dad. I only wish I stayed as organized as I’d like to be in my head. We are a “fix it, make it work and better and for less” kind of family. I love that about my roots. It keeps me where I need to be to keep doing things that require time and patience.
My Dad did a lot of wiring for me, and I’m thrilled. He even humored me by looking at all my Christmas cards and asked me how I did things. There is something about a child that always enjoys that from a parent, and something about a girl who enjoys that from her Dad. Thank you, Lord.
So, I’m back to no real great Christmas ideas for myself, now that I switched gears, but I’m still thinking. What are you wishing for? How are you simplifying and showing self-control? Are you willing to let go of something that dazzles for “greater good”. Pray for the Lord to show you the simple path and keep you creative–he will. And you’ll be surprised with how much joy that brings you…lasting joy.
Well, I feel much like I’m rambling lately. Just a lot of daily, normal happenings in a busy season for us all. You are probably too busy to read as well. Thankful for a lot of peace this week, even in all the chaos, that feels good, though there is much to do.
Blessings to you and yours.
Take special care,
PS: Don’t forget to tell me about your self shopping…I’m curious as to what is on your list. What are some of the most creative ideas you’ve come up with? Email me if you like at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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