What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A few thoughts before bed.


I want to make something crafty (it seems like it has been ages!) but the only bit of crafty I have been able to get to is how to artfully stack that precarious pile of clean dishes to dry without them all tumbling down.

I want to lose weight but I want to remember that caring too much, worrying too much, or despising myself because of it is vanity.

I want to like how I look on the outside less than I like how I look on the inside.

I want to go on a date with my husband, but think waking up to his arms around me will do for now.

I want to remember to make another batch of homemade toothpaste.

I want to be as thankful for the hard times as the easy ones.

I want to walk into the bathroom and NOT see that everyone forgot to flush the toilet...again.

I want reading the Bible for MYSELF to come easier for me.

I want to paint with watercolors.

I want to stop getting discouraged when I fail and just try again with a smile, being encouraged that I am trying. And that counts for something.

I want to get a letter in my mailbox. And have time to catch up on a few.

I want starting new habits to be easier. Like waking up early. It is so worth it.

I want Matt to find encouragement as he waits for his business to prosper. It will, Mattie! It will!



I want to show you my herbs and my garden. I will. NEXT WEEK!

I want to feel the blessings of God, even when they look more like curses.

I want those scowl lines in my forehead to disappear and to keep the happy wrinkles.

I want to thank whoever put that ten dollars in my car mirror today. Dad?

I want to make cheese. And yogurt. And frankly, I am tired of waiting on myself.

I want to remember Judah's gorilla crawl. And how cute he is when he tackles you.

I want to find the camera battery that disappeared on me.

I want 'trusting' to be easier to do than it is.

I want to make myself something that is stylish. That I don't have to iron. and that flatters.

I want to make an herbal medicine kit.

I want the childrens' room to tidy itself before morning.

I want to count it ALL joy,
even when I don't get what I want.

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