Sunday, September 4, 2011

Just Parched!

In this relentless heat, my designing friend Robin and I agree that we are just PARCHED!

Partly due to the 109 degree Texas weather and partly from the lack of life refreshment we seem to be experiencing of late. It's bad enough that today’s world seems to be handing out more lemons than usual; but making lemonade from those lemons certainly can prove difficult, especially in drought conditions.

So after a couple of months of just waiting for a breeze, much procrastination and lots of “we know we shoulds”; she and I pulled our wheels out of our extremely dry ditches and found a “very cool” way to begin our preparation for 7thJoy’s 2011 Christmas Trunk Show!

We turned the air down, to heck with limiting electrical use and we played in some snow…well kind of! What better way to remedy PARCHEDNESS than making parchment/paper snow people.

Finding a respite from the real world at my kitchen counter,
we quietly talked and prayed for winds of change, life rejuvenation,
cold hard rain (warm soft rain will do!)
and lots of lemonade (!)

Thought I’d share just a tiny preview of our “cool” diversion, urging thoughts of blessed Fall being just around the corner and even beautiful Winter, hopefully not too far behind.

May your day be refreshed with the “cool” spirit of God’s love and the thought that this “parchedness” too shall pass!!!!

Joyfully sipping lemonade sans the absolut, b

A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.
Proverbs 11:25

“A woman is like a tea bag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water”
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Oh, the comfort - the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person - having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away. Author unknown