I cannot remember the last time I was bored. I actually said that when I was 12 and my dad gave me a long list of chores and also made me make a list of 100 things I could do if I was bored. Being bored to my dad was one of three things: 1. Lazy. 2. Unimaginative. 3. Selfish.
I heard some people speaking of it, which is why I thought about it. They were “so bored”. I am not sure how one could be emphatically bored, does that change the boredom somehow, make it a greater lull in your life? Lol
So if I was bored, I would feel so blessed at having a bit of time off in my life. I would live to read the Bible longer and read a good book. I would pray (though I do read my Bible and pray even busy). Then I would probably play the piano, get out my paints and oil paint, work in the garden, quilt, rearrange a room, paint a room, maybe take in a good movie, so many amazing options. Just to have some time to myself to be bored. Wow! However, sitting around and whining about being bored is never ever going to be an option. That is a choice. And I agree with my dad on that one.
So bring on the boredom, I am ready for it! Although I am certain it will not happen to me in this lifetime. Someone has to do the work for the “bored” ones. Lol. 😄❤
We recently bought a newer suv. Our old one was still running dependably but the things wrong with it were mounting, windows and doors that did not work properly being the main issues. It was time for us to get a maintenance friendly vehicle that would work.
So I put the word out and turns out my husband’s niece needed the minivan and her husband is a mechanic so no worries on fixing it up. Praise God! She felt blessed and I was glad tonhave a good home for her.
I have had that minivan for 7 years and had 177,000 miles racked up on it. We practically lived in that van, a great van for life for us. A lot of memories were in that van. A lot of good accomplished, a lot of meaningful tasks accomplished via that tool God had entrusted to us. Now she is still being used for good in our family and will have new life breathed into her. Praise God!
And we start a new experience and tool for good. A new suv God entrusted us with to use in His service and our own. Praise God!❤
May was by far the busiest season of my life. We had baseball, my work picking up, homeschool, babysitting grandbaby, looking after mom, housework, renovating, new car hunt and purchase, garden planting and maintenance, church, and a host of other odds and ends and visits and sleepovers and art classes and wow, it exhausts me thinking about it!
But all through it, I have learned the art and mystical beauty of drawing closer and depending humbly on God and not trying to do everything myself. And I am still here, all are doing well, we made it. And I feel we are so very blessed! Not because I muscled through but the opposite. I put it into thr hands of my very capable God who loves me and I love deeply. The more humble I am, the more He blesses us. What an amazing God we serve! 😄 ❤ ❤ ❤
These are the firstfruits of our blackberry bush. Doesn’t look like much but when you’ve brought the plant back from blight, I am pleased as punch God noticed my efforts and blessed the plant with health and fruit. Yay!!❤
God is perpetually generous! He blesses and answers prayers, gives chances again and again and keeps on loving us to Himself. Oh how He proves His matchless worth! Oh how He loves us! That is amazing to me the more I ponder it. And the late Rich Mullins said it best that with all his philosophy and theology classes, thr most profound truth in the Bible or universe is that “Jesus loves me, this I know, for thr Bible tells me so. Little ones to Him belong. They are weak but He is strong.” So great and powerful is that truth! So blessed we are to have another chance today to love Him and accept His present love and past love via Jesus. So amazing is our Heavenly Father!❤❤❤
There is no mystery, a relationship with God is simple, as you would work on any relationship. To foster it you need to accept Jesus Christ as your Savior and obey Him. Then you just spend time with Him in prayer and Bible reading. And since we have an innate place in our souls He placed in us when He lovingly created us, it is the most natural and fulfilling relationship of our lives. We can trust Him, unlike other relationships, and He never changes, as perfection does not need to be improved upon. As our relationship with God grows, we naturally want to and start to be more like His character, see things differently, want to share with others, want to serve, want to worship, enjoying prayers, enjoy Bible reading, and we start emulating the Fruit of the Holy Spirit- love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, self-control. It is beautiful. God is beautiful! Nothing is moreso.❤❤❤
May those we’ve lost be not forgot.
May those who served be blessed.
For service us was serving God
And they took eternal rest.
For when we give our lives for friends
We show what Jesus did for us
So may the families left behind
Find comfort, hope and rest.❤