Friday, September 07, 2007

I had to take this one!

  :: 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  

 I am Elinor Dashwood!

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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.

Ouch.

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.  

6 comments:

Tulabell said...

So I've lost my zeal in my walk with God. Is this normal? I suppose this means something bad will happen and then I usually become so humble that I start walking again. It seems a pattern with me. Why do I do this?

Mrs. Darling said...

Oh my how convincting.
Christians are the ones who sing their lies! Convicting but sadly true.

tulabell of course that is normal and no it doesnt mean something bad will happen. Gods not waiting with a big stick to punish us. He gently draws us back. The very fact that you feel away from God is a sure sign God is dealing with you. He understands our frailty. Just take baby steps. God will meet you where you're at.

chichimama said...

I'll have to steal the meme...

Hope you enjoy your weekend.

Tea Time and Roses said...

Thank you so much for your visit and sweet comment to my blog... You have stirred my curiosity now, and I cannot wait to see what your new venture will be... Let us know how it all turns out a the garage sell...

Smiles...

Beverly :o)

Tulabell said...

Thank you for your comments on my site, I just have to remember that there are days I will walk in the desert. I always know He is there...it helps to know people like you to get me thinking again. Thanks!

Dana said...

I've been 'lurking' now for some weeks and just now have the nerve to comment. I hope your bible study goes well! Convicting statement that we sing our lies! We do desperately need Jesus don't we?