I want to fill this up with flowers you know I do. Just like always. I have always loved annuals and perennials mixed together. It took me YEARS of study, pouring over magazines to learn how to build beds that would last all year. I have to adapt, and use what is here already. I'm going to need to have more care free areas. I have built so many large flower beds here. I could use a nice crew of men to help out. For now it's me and the Hunny. He loosens the dirt for me so I can get into it. We have a system.
It's so different than wanting more wind chimes. Wanting a bird bath, wanting more plants blah blah blah. Did you feel that?
Wanting ruins the peace. Too soon old too late smart.
Do you know what I see looking at this unmade bed?
It is empty. I am no longer bound to it.
A few months ago I could not get out of it. It seems like an eternity ago, a different life altogether. Lying there in a fetal position in the dark, writhing in overwhelming pain. The bed was wet with tears. Now it is a place of true rest. More joy.
http://athomewiththefarmerswife.blogspot.com/search/label/Sewing?updated-max=2008-07-03T02%3A00%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=20 She has a tutorial on her blog of how to make these beautiful aprons from men's shirts. I am going to give it a whirl.
My spirit is ready now. Now that I have shared the joy.
Celebrate God all day every day. I mean revel in Him! Make it as clear as you can to all you meet that your on their side, working with them not against them. Help them see that the Master is about to arrive! He could show up any minute!
Don't fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God's wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It's wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.
from "The Message", by Eugene Peterson.
We can learn to be content in any circumstance. Isn't that what we all desire?