I love Saturday mornings rain or shine! But I do like the sun filtering in through my shaded windows. It’s so pleasant to be “home” and not “have to be” somewhere else. Time to enjoy my home and my reading corner in my study/office without time constraints! Perfect! I’m surprised the doggies are not napping in my chair! I usually have to shoo them out of it before I can sit down. It’s a favorite of theirs too!
The chair in the photo is one my Dad gave me and it is just the right size for me and my room. Not too big and not too little, but just right. I have intentions of reupholstering it in a fabric.
Yes, I have double stacked books on all my bookshelves! And YES, I know that is not good for the shelves. I don’t have enough space for all of my books. I plan to remedy that in time by getting rid of my large desk and putting in more shelves. I have a compact corner desk & hutch unit in ebony/espresso that is still (after two years) in the box in the garage waiting for assembly! I’ll probably put all my medical books in the guest/library room downstairs (when that’s sorted through). We have BIG plans…now just to get them completed or even started! slow but steady…that’s our motto!
Saturday is also a “catch-up” day for me. Things I’ve not had time to do during the week become Saturday’s To Do List. I try not to do any shopping or errands on Saturdays. It’s a day I devote to just “living” at home! There are often things scheduled on Saturdays but they do not usually take up the entire day.
This Saturday I am attempting to catch up on bill paying, laundry, and getting ready for my scheduled surgery this coming Tuesday the 16th. Yes, another one! I’m just a wee bit nervous about this one as it could be more extensive than the other’s have been. I trust God and know that He knows what is best for me. I am tired of surgeries…but I’ll take them over the alternative. I am not a fan of “being put under”… I do not like not knowing what is going on around me or what they are doing to me.
It’s almost time to start gathering wood for our woodstove. Bud and John will be splitting wood within the next month. We need to get our woodpile restocked! They downed some trees this past Spring and the wood should be ready to cut and split. With our AC/Heat pump not working we will really depend on the wood heat in a couple months. Thankful for the window A/C unit that is allowing me to sleep comfortably at night!
As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I am truly enjoying the 2011 Summer Bible Reading Challenge. I got just a little behind when the grandkids were here, but I’m on target now! It seems that every time I pick up my Bible and start reading…something always “catches” my attention. I am so aware that we are nearing His Second Coming that every WORD seems to stand out on the page! I’ve never been so HUNGRY and THIRSTY for His Word as I’ve been the last few months. I have always read, studied, and tried my best to live by The Word…but somehow during the last couple months it has become extremely precious to me!
Perhaps when I observe those who’ve left the truth…it makes me so thankful that I still believe and have not become desensitized to The WORD. Oh yes, there is so much that I still do not understand, but His Word is revealed and made plain to those who seek to understand with their whole heart, mind, and soul. It takes the ALL of oneself presented to God to become enlightened by the anointing of His presence in our lives.
Teach me your ways, O LORD, that I may live according to your truth! Grant me purity of heart, so that I may honor you. With all my heart I will praise you, O LORD my God. I will give glory to your name forever, for your love for me is very great. (Psalm 86:11-13a)
I do not want to be like those in Psalm 78:35 – 37
Then they remembered that God was their Rock, that God Most High was their redeemer. But all they gave him was lip service; they lied to him with their tongues. Their hearts were not loyal to him. They did not keep his covenant. (emphasis is mine)
Ecclesiastes reminds us of the brevity of life! and that possessions are of no value…we won’t be taking them with us when we leave this earthly vessel behind. As birthdays pass me by I am more and more aware of what is truly important in life. There is a peace that comes in knowing GOD is in control. If I’ve given Him my ALL… I can rest in the HOPE of resurrection and His Coming back for those who have made themselves ready!
Are we ready Church? Are we truly ready? Are we calling Him to “come quickly”? In an hour when you think not…
READY or NOT…Here I COME!