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Archive for May, 2008

Consider Your Plate

Can you believe it’s the end of May. School is almost out, schedules are being looked at and I need to get new wheels on my skates time is going so fast. I have been becoming aware of the busy ness of myself and those around me. Seems as though ‘life’ has taken over without much planning or input from us.Our loved ones, friends, co-workers, general public seem to have a way of adding things to our plates or taking some of our plate for themselves. Do they do it to us, or do we let them because we get caught off guard and before we know it we have been sucked in again to someone elses plans. Thinking ‘now how did that happen again. Well, I am going to ‘TRY’ to slow down enough to recognize the situation where I can at least have time to comment ‘let me consider this’ before I commit and then I am going to do some serious praying as to what the Lord would have me do and should He want me to be involved in the whatever. Life is short and from my place on the mountain, it could be shorter than I think. I don’t mind ‘knitting the knots out’. I just prefer them be the knots of my own doing.
 
Just some food for thought. Black Sheep
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Playground?

I enjoy sitting on the swing on our porch watching the critters in the back.  Mostly the assortment of birds, a pair of rabbits, a racoon and a crazy squirrel. As I watched him swing on feeders, jump from limb to limb and play on the playground that God gave him for his pleasure. Not a care in the world. I grabbed my camera, wondering if I went out the screen door would I chase him away. I decided to give it a try.

Victory! As I crept closer it was apparent he could care less about the intruder. He actually seemed to pose for me. This caused me to do some reflection on the importance on what is on ‘my plate’. Is there a playground around me to enjoy. I do think so!  Like knit night for fellowship, building relationship, encouragement on a project I am working on and wonderful teaching and tips to help me improve my skills. I am really grateful for the things God has given me for my pleasure. Like the critters in our back, knit night, friends, family, challenges that remind me I have a friend in Jesus that stregnthens me, gives me wisdom and a playground to keep the child in me alive.

This is a landmark year for me. I have actually graduated to the level of applying for Social Security. This puts a great smile on my face. #1- I just don’t feel this ‘mature’. ( I’m living long, not growing old). #2 – Social Security not government issued. It’s my relationship with my Lord, my family and my friends. These are the foundations I can stand on and when I relax to smell the coffee (Starbucks or Seattle’s Best) and enjoy the playground around me. I sure hope you are enjoying yours………. Judah!

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