The Little Things

I wrote this in 2016 one day when I was meditating on my relationship with the Lord. I’ve probably posted it but I felt I should post it again. The little things that go on between me and Him makes my life worth while because He is always there for me to keep me going in the right direction-even when my flesh wants to take me the wrong way. I’m forever grateful to my Lord for all He does for me.

The little things no one can see

The little things between you and me

The little things you point out

Only for you and me to see

You guide me to and fro

Whisper in my ear

Only for me to know

When to stay and where to go

The little things 

Mean more each day

The little things that you say

Keeping me straight so I won’t stray

The little things I see and hear

Let me know you love me

Each and every day

You guide me along my way

The little things no one can see

The little things between you and me

The little things, the way you lead

Only for you and me to see

ARE YOU READY

Are you Ready? Ready for what, you say. Marriage when Father God releases your husband to find you or your wife to be found. When the time comes will you be ready? You might be saying what do you mean be ready? 

Have you considered what you are about to commit to when the marriage proposal is at hand? Do you realize your life won’t be solely about you. When you make plans there is another person to consider. Your decisions are plural, not singular any more. These are just a few things to think about.

Marriage is a covenant. It is a serious commitment. It is more than planning the most elaborate  wedding of the century and going on the honeymoon of a lifetime. Spending your last dime on a house bigger than you can afford does not make for a great marriage. After all of that then you may be saddled with a lot of debt unless you’ve been saving for years. If you’re not careful that debt load can become a problem in your new marriage. There have been many divorces over money problems.

Entering into a covenant is when you are so connected to a person that death will be the only parting factor between the two of you. You are willing to take the back seat and relinquish what you want for what the other person desires. It’s just like when Jesus died for us to redeem us back to God. Marriage covenant should be just like the covenant God has with His people. He is with them through the good and the bad. 

1 Corinthians 13:4-8, 13 (NIV)

Love is patient. Love is kind. It does not boast. It is not proud. It does not dishonors others, it is not self seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs, Love does not delight in evil but rejoices in truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophesies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

In Ephesians 5:33 (ESV), Paul writes, “let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.”

Are you willing and ready to love someone with the everlasting love of 1 Corinthians 13? Can you see yourself committing to someone until death parts you? Now is the time to seek the Lord and be ready with an answer.

Barbecue Queen

Today my barbecue grill was delivered. I saved until I had enough to pay cash for the grill. I also had money left over to buy some necessary items. One necessity was the propane tank. Cooking wouldn’t be possible without propane. The cover will keep the grill out of the elements.

Since I’m a rookie I took my instruction book out with me to get started. I followed the instructions to a tee but when I turned the knob a loud sound happened that made me think it was blowing up. I’m not sure what I did wrong when I turned on the first knob but that  didn’t happen with the second knob.

I cooked boneless chicken breast and beef short ribs.  I didn’t have a clue how to accomplish my task but I managed to get them done. I didn’t dry out the meat too much. I ate it and if I have to say so myself it was delicious.

Here is my colorful grill and the first of many meals I’ll prepare – chicken and beef short ribs. Next time I’ll try grilling vegetables. Maybe I’ll Google how to grill so I don’t have to hold my breath to see how it turns out.

Ok I’m not the Barbecue Queen-at least not yet.

 

CLUTTER IN THE MIST

I have created a new definition for clutter. Clutter is an accumulation of things out-of-place and order that disrupts peace, tranquility and creativity.

Busyness has a way of taking life from a cool, calm and collected state. Organization goes out the door because your home turns into a hotel room. You sleep there, get up and go and return at the end of the day continuing to clutter.

Mail, papers and clothes become lost-they can’t find their homes. As a result of that piles of clutter appear all over the place. They grow and grow and grow some more. It makes you think the next step is a starring role on the Hoarders show.

In order to not be the hoarders star, clutter has to be evicted. Before the eviction notice can be delivered the busy schedule needs to be revisited and reworked. Do all those things need to be done. Will they make you or break you? What are the top three things you want to do well? Pick them and eliminate everything else. Next step is devise a plan. Get help or do it yourself. 

Clutter I want to speak to you. Your time is short in my home. You are a squatter and you have to go. So pack your bags and hit the door. You are evicted.

In With the New

I’ve gone from too many pieces that I didn’t know what to do to a great addition to my office space. I’ve said goodbye to a chair that served faithfully many years. The only problem was I forgot to take a memory photo before I sent it on its way. Oh well, I remember in my heart.

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I welcome this new addition and expect it to serve me many years. A really comfortable place to write my blogs and more.

Too Many Pieces

Just like the nursery rhyme about the woman who lived in a shoe and had so many children she didn’t know what to do, I have a chair I ordered that has so many pieces I don’t know what to do.

 

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I guess I’ll stop whining and get busy putting the pieces of this puzzle in the right places so I can get it up and working.