Sunday, December 4, 2011

Peace to you...

well, it's been a weekend of slow transformation...
my angel pickle...
the only breakable on the tree this year...
babies...
everything else is non breakable...
we had to dig and dig through the ornament totes...
but we are so happy with the way it turned out...
and I had Craig pull down my wonderful crystal vase that Steve got for me many years ago...
and it was my best friend, Rebecca that rang him up that night...
I just grabbed a strand of colored lights...
and shoved them in...
DH loves colored lights...
I lean toward the white...
so we compromise...
and with the lights inside...
it shows all the details...
the guys got the outside lights put up this  morning...
not many...
everything is minimal this year...
well, for us anyway...
and there is a special peace in that...

the second round of antibiotics are starting to work...
the boil burst last night...
the pain is gone...
I am just a little sick to my tummy sometimes...
I get tired very easily yet...
so it made me slow down...
and Craig and I have been decorating a couple areas a day this week...
which would have normally been done in a couple hours...
but slowing down is like letting the chocolate melt slowing...
savoring each moment...
drawing it out for as long as possible...

when did hurry become a way of life?
we need to slow down and enjoy our time here...
our life...
a gift...
our family...
a gift...
our friends...
a gift...
to open slowly and hold onto for as long as possible...
that's what I learned this week...
be the tortoise...

that each moment I am given matters...
not to be just passed...
little things are special, too...

we had spaghetti...
chili later this week...
DH made a trip to town this morning for a few things...
one was a new toilet set...
years ago, he brought home a cushy one because of my boils on my thighs...
he new it as so hard for me to sit on the potty when I have these...
but that seat lost its cushy, and was just worn out...
so he got a new one today...
and oh, my gosh!
he didn't buy it at Walmart...
Mayfield...
made in the USA...
and the quality is just- oh, my...
how many things have we just settled for because we can just grab it at Walmart?

now, here's my question for you tonight...
How many times have you just settled for so called peace?
not God's peace, but what you thought was peace...

only...
to one day figure out that the only true peace...
comes from resting in the arms of God?
letting him wrap his arms around you when you pray...
walking through life each day holding his hand as he walks beside you...
not looking up to find Him...
but beside you...
and feeling that gentle squeeze of His hand while His fingers are interlocked with yours...
knowing that He loves you more than you think you are worth being loved...

don't settle...
insist on Made By God...



3 comments:

Julie said...

Love it. And a cushy seat for the tush...is one of life's little pleasures...and for some people it can be way up there on the list. So glad for comfort (And YES Wal-Mart is not the GO TO place for everything...yah!) Love your message Tete. Yes definitely want Made by God on my moments in life...NOT manufactured by Julie...
HUGS! the lights are beautiful. I love twinkly sparkley glows... xo

Jettie said...

What a sweet thing for him to do.

Hope you feel better quickly.

Marydon said...

Awwwww! How sweet! Never ever do I live a day without knowing God is with me 24/7, holding me up & loving me with all His heart. Without Him, we are nothing.

Your decor is lovely, Tete.

Have a beautiful week.
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

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