Did you ever live in a house for many years and then move to a different place? I have, and it involves many different emotions. There's joy in the memories of the "old" place and excitement about the new one before you. There's lots of work involved ~ some of it is the fun stuff, and other requires blood, sweat and tears!
The move from my old house to our new one is behind us and we couldn't be happier! Now there's another move in front of me that I'm a little anxious about. I mentioned to you a few weeks ago that I was hoping to move my blog to a different site, well..................
Monday is the big day! I've worked hard, along with a sweet friend who has helped "box me up!" I can't wait for you to see the new home place where I'll be blogging!
I don't want you to get lost like a piece of mail stamped and returned to the sender! So when you come (and I hope you will!) to this site on Monday, there will be a link here that will take you to the new blog address. When you get to the new address you will find some exciting news there that I don't think you'll want to miss! It will be something I believe will truly refresh you!
In the meantime, have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend, including time to worship in the Lord's house!
See you here for the last time on Monday! Will you come visit my new site?
I recently redid the chalkboard drawing on my mantle. I love it. Why? Because the words, "Enjoy the little things"
serve as a reminder all through the day not to take all the small stuff for granted! On our birthday, anniversary or Christmas, it's easy to rejoice in every second of the day, isn't it? But on those ordinary days when the laundry is piled up, the dog gets sick on the carpet, the toilet overflows and you feel like you're coming down with whatever all the children have, it can be difficult to rejoice in the little things.
What are some of the Little things we need to stop and enjoy?
The sunrise - Stand in awe of its Creator. Watch it. Snap a picture and Instagram it so you won't forget it.
Your Bible - Be thankful for its Author. Reread that verse that spoke to you just when you needed it. Make a special note there in your Bible if you haven't already.
Your mate - Rejoice in his completion. Stop him. Look at him in the eyes. Connect early in the day. Tell him one reason you are thankful for him and one things you're praying for him today.
Your children - Look at them and smile. Laugh at their antics instead of scowling.
Your morning coffee or tea - Savor its flavor. Sip it in a special chair and enjoy the whole cup!
Your home - Indulge in its comforts. Take a bubble bath or sit in a cozy spot and thank God for this gift.
Your extended family - Connect with their needs. Send an email or text to tell them you're thankful for them.
Your friends - Return their care. Call just because. Or send over a batch of muffins or a loaf of Banana Bread and a card.
Your talents - Use them. Sharpen that skill. Make a card, write a poem, play that instrument, paint a picture...whatever your talent is, enjoy it!
A good book - Read one! Enjoy a few minutes alone reading a book "just for fun!"
Being a helpmeet to my husband is my first calling, given to me by the Creator of the family. I count it an honor to have served with him in the ministry these past 32 years. Though I didn't grow up in a "ministry" home, I grew up in a godly home where I accepted Christ as my Savior as a child. I watched my parents model love for Christ before me and I learned to love being in God's house and serving there. I love working in the ladies' ministry at BCBC and desire to help women understand, through the teaching of God's Word, their biblical role and find joy in obeying it.