Y'all, I work for the best people. My job is a small job, and I call it play because I so enjoy doing it. I merchandise/decorate for an antique place (The Antique Barn in Gallatin Gateway, MT) and I only work a few hours a week. While at work each week, I have been eyeing this awesome checkers table in another dealer's booth.
It reminds me of the checkers table that my grandparents had in their upstairs hallway landing in their old farmhouse.
Happy Sunday! Do you ever feel like you are waiting to hear from God, but don't? You are waiting for an answer, waiting for some good news "God mail" and it doesn't seem to come? I am learning that when I am not hearing from God it means I am usually not listening very well. Maybe I am not listening because I am waiting to hear what I WANT to hear. Or, maybe my feelings are clouding what I am hearing and I am not believing what God is telling me. I am learning that when I can't seem to hear God's voice, I need to dig into his Word more and talk to him more in prayer. I am also learning to "force" myself to hear from God during those times when maybe I don't want to listen by asking, "God, what are you saying to me about this?" And when we listen and hear from God we get the added bonus of increased faith which always makes life better. Have a great week!
Women supporting women are my favorite. Girls, women, chicas, ladies, friends--we are all in THIS together. Life is hard, but pulling for one another makes it easier. Supporting one another, sharing ideas and knowledge, and parenting and marriage advice (when wanted) makes things better, not worse. I am not sure why we feel the need to compete with each other, to judge each other, to gossip about each other, and to withhold help and prayers rather than simply supporting one another. Helping and supporting other women does not take away from our worth, but adds to it and so much more. I promise, reaching out to other ladies and loving them will get us so much further than competing with them. I am giving you a goal, an assignment: in the next few days reach out to someone who needs help, whether it be with their business or kids or home. Don't judge them, don't speak badly about them, don't compete with them--just help in some way!
I am sure this will come as no surprise to anyone who knows me or has read my blog, I am a saver and I have a tough time throwing some things out.
My motto is, when life gives you scraps, SAVE and USE THEM! I keep a bucket at the end of my chop saw and pretty much any piece of wood that is four inches or longer goes in the bucket. (And yes, the bucket overflows and then the wood piles up around it.) Last week I played with the scraps and made some scrappy shapes.