Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Peace on Earth & Everywhere Around 7thJoy


PEACES of fabric, PEACES of parchment, PEACES of old books and vintage jewelry….
(don’t you just love the English language!)

You name it, it is in PIECES; steadily being re-purposed to something spectacular, or so we believe!

In this world of disposable everythings, we have found much joy in creating with a plethora of things, that until recently we might have just tossed aside. Fun we are having, peace we are not…But soon, we’ll be ready, finished, pooped but peaceful and looking forward to two wonderful days with friends as we host our 3rd Annual Trunk Show!

How fitting that the scripture presented in church on Sunday was the following!

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.   And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 NIV

He knows just what we need…and I pray for you all, this peace that passes all understanding!

Staying joyful amongst the pieces,
Lifetime Member of the Untangled Tinsel Club!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Unnecessary Worry....

I can’t believe it is November…and I left the house yesterday without a Christmas CD in my car! OK, ok, it’s a bit early, but as you know, my favorite season is upon us. And I consider it my overanxious, Christmas anticipating right to play the music I love as soon as it becomes “almost seasonally acceptable”. Off again today to work on our much too close 7thJoy Trunk Show projects….caught up in the urgency of the jobs at hand and the many things left to be done, I’m worrying unnecessarily and neglecting the things that make me smile!!

So I’m stopping today to rest in the moment and share with you, my friends, something we all need to remember or attempt to live by.

Daniel 10:19 says "God loves you, so don't let anything worry you or frighten you." That's a comfort to me. When I don't have to worry or be afraid of anything, then I am free to give love to everyone around me.

The best advice, I know, but so hard to follow! We all do it, worry, unnecessary fretting over things we cannot change or time spent thinking about what to do with something that is out of our hands…or should be!  I’m just sayin’, that when I am able to truly give it up, it is almost funny how the “thing” that worries me becomes smaller and smaller as I focus on loving the ones around me. And unlike last year at this time, my worries pale in comparison to most, thank Goodness!

I have so many friends and loved ones around me that are worrying, and NOT unnecessarily!

So this is my reminder to myself and all of you; slow down, remember God loves you, do not worry or be frightened… And as impossible as it may be to unclasp our hands and let him take it from us; it is the only way our hands are free to hold on to each other. You see, it is working already!

No matter the season you are in, may today be the day that you feel the comforting hands of God and the joyful hand of a friend in yours! B

p.s. Christmas music helps as well! Try It! I'ts almost time.....