“Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage/journey to Zion.”- Psalm 84:5

Friday, September 23, 2011

::right now::

::making goals and a to do list, adding and crossing off constantly.

:: seeing piles of books, papers, laundry, and stuff that need to be dealt with.

:: remembering that the time with the boys and my man are most important.

:: planning bite size and realistic goals for each day.

:: taking time to read aloud to my boys and spend sweet time with my hubby each evening. ( I still need to plan that evening at the hot springs with him.)

:: looking forward to slow evenings of knitting and sipping tea. But for the next few weeks I will sip some tea as I do some beading of knitting and crochet stitch markers for the upcoming craft fair instead. ( I really do enjoy beading as much as knitting [o= )

With all this business of bringing in the harvest and preparing for the craft fairs will be done soon. I am thankful for this busy time b/c the Lord has blessed us with a harvest and it will be a blessing this coming winter. I remind myself it is short lived. Before I know it it will be November 20th and I will get to slow down and hibernate and teach my boys and knit tons this winter. I just want to say I am human and I do feel tired but I feel blessed with what the Lord has given. I just take one day at a time. I loved the quote that my friend Lisa gave today. It is a must to go read. I laughed and then cried because I could relate to is SO well.


  1. Mary,

    This is so funny. When I sat down this morning to post, I had up on my screen the "For Today" format BUT I was feeling so overwhelmed that I couldn't even begin to type. That hobbit quote has stuck with me for years, and as I sat there at my keyboard -- frozen -- it simply demanded my attention. I'm thankful the Lord used it to minister to you this morning as it did me. HE has a way of drawing our attention and refocusing us when life seems overly full. With so much to do, it can truly be overwhelming at times, but with a right perspective, everything falls back into place and peace is ours. So glad to be walking this journey with you dear sister in Christ! Thanks for your prayers; will be doing the same for you, ~Lisa

    sorry for the lengthy comment. :)

  2. Lisa,

    I LOVE lengthy comments please leave one anytime. [o= ((HUGS))


  3. I'm looking forward to slow evening of the new season. I just love Fall and sipping hot tea by a crackling fire with a books sounds peaceful.

    May you savor your ::right now:: .... beautiful thoughts.

  4. You are so blessed, Mary.
    I, too, need to tackle some stacks of papers and laundry and making a to-do list is a good idea. Honestly, I don't write it down often enough, but when I do it sure does help me to "see" it better and to know what to tackle next. I just feel too busy to stop and write it down; so silly.

    May you accomplish what is needful and find rest in-between.
    Have a wonderful weekend,

  5. I love your perspective! Enjoy the 'now' and looking forward to the days to come!

  6. When we begin to overdo it, we feel as we are stretched quite thin.

    My prayers are with you as you go through this season. It is wonderful to know that it is not for ever, but it will end. There is an end in sight dear friend :)


    maria b.

  7. Life seems to have times that are busy and times that are more peaceful...kind of like the seasons. Fall/winter is for hunkering down and enjoying homey things...knitting, baking, reading...I'm trying to remember to enjoy each season or time in my life. I believe you've learned the same thing. :o)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  8. I started my slow season this week - well who an I kidding - it was only slow b/c I took a week of work - next week will be busy busy again. But I don't mind. This is my most favourite time of the year too. And I actually just put down my knitting to stop by to seeing what you are doing! I'm trying to get a baby pod knit up with a matching hat for my sweet little nephew due to be born in October. Hope you season of knitting is a really blessing.

    In Jesus,

  9. I am so glad that slower days are coming! (Slow enough to read and sip tea.) I so appreciate you encouraging comments to me. I am praying for you as well, dear friend.

  10. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I too need to make more to do lists. It really does help me get it done.

  11. Sounds like things are going well. I like crocheting and drinking tea too, it's always so relaxing. :)

  12. I'm not surprised to hear you are a little tired dear lady :-)
    Slowing down to some beading and knitting sounds good - sipping tea while doing it sounds even better!
    You are a wonderful wife and mother, Mary - your family must be very proud of you and all you accomplish at home.
    Take care my friend.
    Love in Jesus..Trish

  13. Your priorities are in the right place and God will continue to bless the works of your hands...everything in due season..enjoy the fruit of your labor

  14. The hot springs with the hubby? Are you going to take us along blog style? It sounds wonderful. (My husband went to a hot springs one time. He said it was incredible. Wish I had one near here!}

    And I loved this part:

    "...planning bite size and realistic goals for each day"


Thank you, each sweet comment brightens my day. Blessings!

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