Sunday, May 31, 2015

Live Life.

Today was a truly enjoyable day for me.
I understand we are supposed to rest on the Sabbath.
Some people consider weeding to be work.
I find it an enjoyable task....a hobby that brings me joy.
I also love hanging whites on the line on a sunny day.
Since I work during the week, I take advantage of the sunshine when I can.
My clotheslines were full of curtains, and sheets today...drying, and being bleached by the sun.
I don't mean to offend anyone by "working" on Sundays....I am the type of person that likes to use every minute I can to accomplish something.
I find it difficult to just sit still.
By the end of the day, I am ready to fall into bed and rest.

Live each day the fullest you can,
not guaranteeing there'll be a tomorrow,
not dwelling endlessly on yesterday.
JANE SEYMOUR

Life is difficult sometimes.
We go through situations that we wish would just be over.
Life is such a brief journey.
I read this in Max Lucado's book "In the Eye of the Storm"......He who "lives forever" has placed himself at the head of the band of pilgrims who mutter, "how long, O Lord? How long? (Psalm 89:46 NIV). 
"How long must I endure this sickness?"
"How long must I endure this spouse?"
"How long must I endure this paycheck""
Do you really want God to answer? He could, you know. He could answer in terms of the here and now with time increments we know. "Two more years on the illness." "The rest of your life in the marriage." "Ten more years for the bills."
But he seldom does that.  He usually opts to measure the here and now against the there and then. And when you compare this life to that life, this life ain't long.
Our days on earth are like a shadow. 1 CHRONICLES 29:15 NIV

After I hung the curtains, and put the fresh sheets back on the beds, I noticed the shadows from the sun getting lower in the sky.
The bedrooms had a warm feeling to them.
The daylight was ending, and evening was starting.
My heart felt joyful.
I knew evening was an extension of the day.....I had more "time" to enjoy....things to do. 

Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
PSALM 90:12

The wise don't expect to find life worth living, they make it that way.
What we need is not new light, but new sight; not new paths, but new strength to walk in the old ones; not new duties, but new wisdom from on High to fulfill those that are plain before us.
Live your life while you have it.  Life is a splendid gift-there is nothing small about it.
FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE
I am convinced beyond a shadow of any doubt that the most valuable pursuit we can embark upon is to know God.
KAY ARTHUR
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

10 comments:

  1. I did a lot of weeding myself, Debbie! It can be very centering and because it is sort of mindless, I find I can pray and talk to God while I work! Thank you for sharing these thoughts for the day! Blessings, Cindy

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  2. Hello, I believe when we take pleasure in these daily tasks we glorify God. He asks us to work with our hands and lead a quiet life. Your work when done in giving God thanks allows us to enjoy the fruit of it so much more! I find great joy in making our home clean and lovely!
    Your fresh sheets on those cozy beds look dreamy...
    Always, Much Love, Roxy

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  3. This post makes my heart smile..and although I could say a lot- I will simply say-Reading this blog today I am blessed! xo Diana

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  4. Hi Debbie
    Your post today is beautiful!! I enjoy every second of every day! whether I am weeding or doing something fun. I love how cozy and soft your bedding looks. I am like you, I can't sit still even on Sunday, I weeded also :)
    enjoy your day today Debbie and thanks for sharing such sweetness
    deezie

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  5. When I worked, my weekends would be filled with house hold tasks. I always used to enjoy them so and to me they weren't work at all but a pleasure. Now I'm retired, I take the Sunday for rest and time worship, and time for family dinners.

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  6. Debbie,
    For so many reasons, joyful and sad I found this post touching and it graced my heart. For it is true a heart of wisdom is a true gift of God's divine guidance through our path in life. Your photos are as always beautiful.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  7. Hi Debbie, Beautiful heartfelt post. I love your photos and the wisdom you share through quotes and scripture. Surely wisdom is a great gift.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Blessings, CM

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  8. Another interesting post. I like the quotes, the wonderful pictures of your cozy and romantic bedroom.Wisdom is a true gift.
    HUgs
    Alessandra

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  9. Your linens are so pretty, Debbie. What a treat to be able to hang your laundry on the line. I love that smell! What a great post, and so true about life being a brief journey, In the midst of trials, they can seem never ending and overwhelming. And we just want to rush thru them. The hard part for me is remembering to cling to the knowledge that God is in control and has a plan for our lives.

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  10. Lovely post and gorgeous pics Debbie! I used to work in a hospital and my schedule was Sunday through Thursday so Sunday was definitely not a day of rest for me! It was basically my Monday! I have noooooo problem relaxing on Sundays now though:)

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