Mar 8, 2012

It's About Christ

Today is beautiful and sunny outside.
Fills me full of hope.
(That's pathetic I know, but I can't help it...
light does that to me...especially when we
haven't had it in awhile.)

I went out to feed and water the girls.
I thought how I would love to be able
to stay home today and do some outside things
in the sun.

I had already made plans to give a Bible Study today
to a little lady my husband led to the Lord last summer.
She really can't get out much and looks forward to me coming.

I felt kinda deflated...knowing that I had to
leave the house, and the sun, to go sit
in someone's house.
Mind you, I love God's Word,
and I love helping people...
But still, I thought tomorrow the sun
probably won't be out...
(I'm God, you know, and therefore, know the future)
and my chance to enjoy the sun will be gone.

But then the Lord whispered in my ear...
"Oh, is it all about you then?"
"No, Lord, it's all about you."
"Without you, the sun would never shine in my heart."

If I could just remember this in everything I do...
How much happier I would be.
How much less selfish I would be with my time.

God gives me ample time to pursue my interests
and be me...
yet I want it all to be about me.
And it's not, it's all about Christ.

"For to me, to live is Christ..."

Mar 7, 2012

For the Robins!

Cause all the Robins are out this day!

"Said the Robin to the Sparrow, 'I should really like to know,
why these angry human beings rush around and worry so.'

Said the Sparrow to the Robin, 'Friend, I think that it must be,
that they have no heavenly Father such as cares for you and me.'"

Just Call Me Creative!

I read a blog today from a craftster.
She was looking for some great craft she did
to put on her blog.

She couldn't find any earth changing craft to
blog about.

So instead, she decided to watch TV and eat chips
(sounds good to me...especially the chips part)
(I'm dieting...can you tell?)

While sitting on the couch being a bum...
she noticed a piece of paper she had doodled on
in the wastebasket...
and thought "I love those colors together,
how pretty that is."

That's when it hit her...
that is creativity also.
Just because it's not some profound idea
doesn't mean it's not creative.

Of course, this appealed to me,
since I'm not terribly profound
but would love to be considered creative
if only in my own mind.

Then I looked up the definition of creative:
      Having the ability to create
      Having or showing imagination
      Designed to or tending to stimulate the imagination

She said creativity is making something new that did  not exist before.

So then I thought of all the things I love to do.
Many of which I wouldn't mention
cause you'd think I was 5.
Trying a new recipe could be creative...
Changing up the pics on your walls could be creative.
Coloring is creative...whether you're 5 or ...well, whatever age.

Anytime you're making something that didn't exist before
you're being creative.
It doesn't have to be something that everyone will see.
It just has to be something that stimulates your imagination.

Gotta go...gonna go do something creative.

(Thanks Warriorgirl)