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It’s Friday

It’s Friday
Have a great weekend. 

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Thrilling Thursday!

 

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Don’t you just love days when the atmosphere around you is filled with hope?  I do.  Such enthusiasm was apparent at a church meeting this morning.  Fund raising activities and ideas brought excitement and joy to the table.

I know, not all meetings can be like this.  Let’s face it meetings can be pretty dry.  Do they have to be?  What needs to happen to move them forward?

Many folk I know have a feeling of dread when they anticipate  board-room settings, with talks of over-spending, and under-funding. I get it.  Sometimes I’m the same way.  The key is to look for the positive and bring to light all that creates energy.  At least try to balance out the heavy “stuff” with laughter and perhaps even song.

Are you dreading an upcoming meeting?  What steps can you take to perhaps enliven the time you meet?

I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Blessings abound.

Doll

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Tweak your week Tuesday

Slow start today and as I sit at the kitchen table I’m inspired to “tweak” the clutter right out of the space. Easy?  Not likely but perhaps I can dig in my heels and “git ‘er done”.

I guess you could say I’ve got the spring cleaning bug now that the days are warmer with no hint of snow in sight.

My tasks:

  1. Clear the counter
  2. Clear the top of the fridge
  3. Tidy the plant stand in the corner

What are you “tweaking” today to make your space more welcoming?

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Pride and Humility

Proverbs 16:18 (NKJV)

Pride goes before destruction,
and a haughty spirit before a fall.

During our weekly bible discussion we talked about humility.  If you think you are humble does that mean in fact, you are not?

Where does humility stand out for you – in others; in yourself?

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Early spring?

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March – lion, March, lamb  or the other way around.

So warm here today I sat outside with my spinning wheel and got work on some new fibers.  The yarn will be a gift for someone so I won’t show the pictures – yet.

As I continue simplify my life I’m realizing that simple is best; that simple creates calm.  Centering on simplicity has helped me to find balance – heart, home, and beyond.

Is living simply easy for you?

Til again,

Doll

 

 

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On Saturday

Saturdays are often “off” days for me.  I flutter between doing household chores and going over my sermon time and again trying to settle myself.  All this too and fro comes from a lack of focus.  On the day before Sunday one might think that focusing would come easily; most often this is not the case.

Just before noon today I decided to run my “start my day” routine.  This helps me line up the tasks for the day, making sure that nothing gets missed.  Today, besides running the sermon over and over in my head I need to photocopy for tomorrow and rehearse for a concert tonight.  Both to do list items are not part of my normal routine and thus has me somewhat flustered.  So, what’s the plan?

  1. Keep my to-do list handy
  2. Follow said list exactly
  3. Make sure there is time allotted for self-ministry
  4. Breathe, meditate, and pray

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What do you do when your day feels off balanced?  So you engage in moments of self-care?

I would love to read what your go-to list would be.

Til again,

Doll

 

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Shelter from the storm…

It’s raining, again.

I am thankful for housing that keeps me dry; housing that feels warm and gives me comfort.  I am thankful for a community of faith that keeps me strong.  I give thanks for a faith that allows me times to find shelter from the storms of life.

Where do you find shelter?  To whom do you run for comfort and support?

 

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