Tuesday, December 28, 2010

the In Between Time

The hussle and bussle of Christmas is over ... and i'm finding myself in that wonderful week of limbo sandwiched between Christmas and New Years .... un-decorating the house, shopping the year end sales (speaking of which, JoAnne's has ALL their yarn on sale!), and trying to enjoy these last days off before school starts back in January.

Starting to think ahead to goals i'd like to accomplish ... reflecting back on the progress and lessons learned from the past 12 months .....  leaves me wanting to go paint my kitchen and ponder on everything .... and while i'm waiting for the paint to dry it's time for some yarn therapy!  sitting and knitting, sitting and searching on ravelry.com ... sitting and actually thinking about gifts for the upcoming year .... feeling the need to clean and declutter EVERYthing .. starting with my yarn stash ... but not stopping until i handle the 'accumulation' in my heart as well.

Anxious thoughts, worries, hurt feelings, bad/bitter memories ... all these things have stored up and are taking up WAY too much space .... time to seize the 'limbo' moments and turn to the Lord's promise of refuge and strength ...

God is our refuge and strength, a VERY PRESENT HELP in need. 
 Ps. 46:1

How blessed are the poeple who know the joyful sound! 
O Lord, they walk in the light of Your countenance.   
Ps. 89:15

Praying that you'll also find some moments of quiet when you will be surrounded by His Presence .. and in that quiet you'll recognize His goodness and see the miracles that He has scattered throughout each and every day.  Whether you are sitting and knitting, sipping a cup of warm tea and soaking in a bubble bath, or sharing lunch with a friend . . .  let this be the year of decluttering ... destashing .... renewing .....  restoring .... recommitting

"Only in returning to Me and resting in Me will you be saved.
In quietness and confidence is your strength." 
Isa. 30:15

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