:: E L I N O R ::
You are Elinor Dashwood of Sense & Sensibility! You are practical, circumspect, and discreet. Though you are tremendously sensible and allow your head to rule, you have a deep, emotional side that few people often see
Plans for this weekend are distinctly domestic; other than attending the first football game of the season Friday (the Cross Town Classic, against Tracy High), & doing a turn out at Ravenswood on Sunday afternoon (& possibly Saturday also, giving tours for guests at a wedding being held in the Gazebo, but that’s still up in the air) I intend on spending some quality time with my sewing machine, vegetable bed, & front yard.
Since Sam will be on his last two days of being grounded (yes, he does act up on occasion & I lower the boom), I figured I would take advantage of the
slave free labor & get the beds dug up; every thing is looking worn & bedraggled, so I want to give the outside an update before our turn to host our new “House to House” group in the next couple of months.
After participating in a swap recently, I have a new creative interest that I’m considering turning into an income generating one; I’ve been strolling the fabric stores for supplies & am ready to start putting things together. I’m going to test the waters during our garage sale next month & sound out a few people about the level of interest before taking the leap into retail. Yes, I know I’m being cagey & secretive with you, my dear blogging friends; blame it on my Irish heritage, but I’m afraid I’ll jinx myself if I tell all right off the bat.
Lastly, my friend Mrs. Darling at Dishpan Dribble was talking about making personal devotions a priority in her life. As a home schooling mother of three & the consummate home canner, Mrs. Darling’s free time is at a premium; so it caught my interest when she mentioned joining a Joyful Hearts online bible study. I have been convicted by my own lack of time spent on devotions & spiritual growth, by letting service & ministry become my focus. Often, long-term involvement in Music Ministry can become “performance” centered, instead of praise centered; I’ve heard it said recently that Christians are the ones who sing their lies.
Starting this week, I will start walking through Ephesians with hundreds of others; the premise is simple- a weekly emailed lesson, three or four questions sent through the week to encourage deeper reflection, a 20 to 30 minute audio teaching, & an opportunity to discuss with others on a forum. I’m putting this out there to hold myself accountable & encourage my like-minded friends to consider joining.
Hope you all have a lovely, comfortably cool weekend, & take time to treat yourselves kindly. Blessing.