Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Spring Break Day 3

it's the halfway point .... trying to not panic at what's NOT done, but rather find contentment in the simple little things that HAVE been checked off my 'hopes'
list of things to accomplish this week. 

Lunch with friends - nicely done!
Cleaning - never done! 
Outside work - getting done!
Knitting projects - always doing/done!

One of the "fun-ner" things i've done this week is to ramble through a knitting site called All Free Knitting.  It is yet another source for FREE patterns and inspiration .... it allows you to create your own "pattern box" to store patterns you find as you browse through the many categories and options ... and i LOVE being able to have things arranged and in order when i go to look for them ....  remember all those copies you made when you first learned to knit?  all those grandious plans for knitting mittens and socks and sweaters and purses and hats for ALL your friends ... all the scarves you just KNEW you were going to whip out .. and give as gifts and make for yourself . . and then you realized the Paper Monster that you had created, trying to FIND that pattern you printed ....  trying to keep UP with the paper that was now stuck in a knitting bag somewhere . . trying to remember what yarn you needed, if you had the right needles, etc. etc. etc.

This site is a great way to stay organized ... can be downloaded on your phone and thus always ready to supply you with reminders when you're out shopping and find "that" yarn on sale!  and i simply love the fact that i don't have to rely on my own memory any more . .

reliance . . THAT's a word worth pondering this Spring Break.  Realizing that God longs to give me an Abundant Life ... and perhaps it's ME that actually is the reason that i don't know the 'abundance' that He longs to share .... when i find myself so busy being "in charge" of my day and not seeking God's plan or choice for things ....  my "independence" actually muddy's the water of His blessings .... "Abundant life is not necessarily health and wealth; it is living in continual reliance on Him.  Instead of trying to fit this day into a preconceived mold, relax and be on the lookout for what He is doing.  This mindset will free me to enjoy Christ and to find what He has planned for me to do.  This is far better than trying to make things go according to my own plan."

Philippians 4:13  I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.

Proverbs 17:22  A Cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

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