We are enjoying our day of rest today...Church was good. warm. connected and God-inspiring. I LOVE the little home church we go to. All the families and kids and connection. Good stuff.
Lunches are getting packed, school clothes sorted, backpacks cleaned out, as we get ready to go back to school tomorrow and I go back to the office.
The kids have had a good time off and I know Monday morning will feel a bit challenging to transition back into the routine.
With all the Christmas crafts behind me (for a week or two) I am resting and enjoying this eye-candy for my needles....looking foward to the coming year.
What will it bring?
I love that our creator made us in His image, and with that the desire to create. Enjoy your day of rest...and if you want to have a chance to win some "needle candy" go check out Amanda's blog today and enter a chance in her give away from Meadow Yarn.
O God, I have tasted Your goodness,
and it has both satisfied me
and made me thirsty for more.
I am painfully conscious of my need of further grace.
I am ashamed of my lack of desire.
O God, the Triune God,
I want to want You;
I long to be filled with longing;
I thirst to be made more thirsty still.
Show me Your glory, I pray,
so I may know You indeed.
Begin in mercy a new work of love within me…
Give me grace to rise
and follow You up from this misty lowland
where I have wandered so long.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Some would gather money Along the path of life Some would gather roses, And rest from worldly strife. But I would gather children From among the thorns of sin, I would seek an ebony curl, And a wide and toothless grin. For money cannot enter In that land of endless day ,And roses that are gathered Soon will wilt along the way. But oh, the laughing children ,As I cross the sunset sea, And the gates swing wide to heaven ,I can take them in with me! ~Author Unknown~
“God wins us, not by shouting, beating us up, or starving us into submission, but by asking for an invitation to enter.
We are loved into surrender. The more we accept that he operates out of love for us, the more we will entrust ourselves to him.
Fénelon expresses this truth beautifully: "God is not a spy looking to surprise you. He is not an enemy lurking in the shadows to hurt you. God is your Father who loves you, and wants to help you if you will but trust in His goodness."