Where did we leave off? I’ve been gone a week…..
I came back several times – once you become an active blogger its an addiction – but I felt out of touch, so off I’d go with no new post added.
I even have some backup posts ready to launch, but I didn’t turn those on either… I’m not sure why.
In years past I would say
We were on vacation for the week, time flew…
Mark always took vacation the week of the 4th, but this year is different – he’s on permanent vacation until he finds new employment, right?
So my week was a little bit of everything-
My sister is back from China for the month. They still have a home here, not far from our house – their renters moved out over the weekend. The kids and I helped her do some weeding, and we checked out what will be our new digs (we’ll become her new ‘renters’ in the coming months) – the kids each envisioning their new rooms, and me sitting and pondering what will fit where…
Chemical warfare – Zanfel is expensive – $33 for a small tube!!
A few days later I went back by myself to walk through every room and sketch out wall dimensions… where will my painter tub get installed? How will I set up my workshop space? Where will Julia’s magically created chalk soccer net be drawn on the basement wall?
I finished topcoating Nick’s furniture that I Caromal Colour’d black, and then moved on to refinishing the tops of Julia’s furniture
I’ll post about this whole ordeal next
I even broke out the Caromal Colours Reclaim Off White paint, to freshen up the furniture fronts, and was so tickled I made my husband come video me from my IPAD –
NOT so sure I’ll be posting that, since my video attempts are always gorky and amateur , then again I might post it just for the fun of it!
What else? Enjoyed some sun, a little pool floating, mailed off 24 packages from eBay selling, and oh – the best part – roller bladed my rear off – I’ve been heading to our six mile park path first thing in the morning – usually by 7am – and we blade the 6 miles in about 30 minutes. Three to four times a week – a great stress buster…. and an awesome way to connect with God…
I’ll end this on a faithful note – this is from Joyce Meyer ministries–
Positive minds full of faith and hope produce positive lives. The opposite is also true: negative minds full of fear and doubt produce negative lives, which can ultimately destroy your life. Some people have been hurt so many times that they don’t think they can face the pain of another letdown. Therefore, they refuse to hope so they won’t be disappointed.
Battles are fought in our minds every day. When we begin to feel the battle is just too difficult and want to give up, we must choose to resist negative thoughts and be determined to rise above our problems. We must decide that we’re not going to quit.
When we’re bombarded with doubts and fears, we must take a stand and say: “I’ll never give up! God’s on my side. He loves me, and He’s helping me! I’m going to make it!”
Don’t Give Up!
No matter how bad the battle rages in your mind, don’t give up! Step out and regain the territory that’s been stolen from you. Even if it’s only an inch at a time, make sure you’re leaning on God’s grace and not on your own ability.
In Galatians 6:9 the apostle Paul simply encourages us to keep on keeping on! Don’t be a quitter! Don’t have that old “give up” spirit. God’s looking for people who will find the courage to rise above all the negative and pursue the positive.
Whatever you may be facing or experiencing in your life right now, I want to encourage you to stay positive and refuse to give up! God is with you. He’ll help you make spiritual progress—strengthening and encouraging you to keep on keeping on during rough times. It’s easy to quit, but it takes faith to press on to victory.