Sunday, June 30, 2013

Weekly Verse: 6/30

She watches over the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness. (Proverbs 31:27 NET)

Summer is in full swing and I am loving this time off! It usually takes me about a week to get into my groove (aka rest up) but then I am one little busy bee!  I love having this time off because I get to play "housewife". Don't get me wrong, I take care of our home when school is in session too. However, in the summer I get so much more done. 
- deep cleaning: I'm talking baseboards and even cleaning supplies. Yep I clean my cleaning supplies (Monica-Syndrome); 
- straightening closets, sifting through clothes to give to goodwill
- painting and redecorating rooms
- and my favorite, sewing projects

Having several weeks off in a row allows me to be so productive, but I still find time to lay by the pool, go shopping, and see my friends. My summer goal though? It's to stay busy. Remember when you were a kid and your mom would tell you "idle hands are the devil's workshop".  Well, that's the same even when we're adults. When we become idle, we get bored; and when we're bored we get into trouble. 

Trouble can have many different faces for each person. My worst two are drinking and gossip. If I'm bored and don't stay busy I will find myself allowing these two evils to take over me.  My medicine...busy hands. I stay busy with things that I enjoy (clarification: I enjoy a clean home, not actually cleaning!). At the end of the day, each day, I am happy with the activities that have filled my day and not ashamed of how I've acted.  

Do you find yourself bored on the weekend, over the summer, after work? What do you do to stay busy?  What's your hobby? 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Weekly Verse: 6/16

"A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling." (Psalm 68:5 NIV)

What a wonderful day to celebrate dads!! I hope everyone had a great Father's Day! I didn't get to see my dad today, I will next weekend for his birthday, but I did get to talk to him. It was very nice and as usual, he directed the conversation to me...isn't it funny how dads do that? They always focus on their children, especially their "little girls". 

As today wraps up though, I'm thinking of my friends and loved ones who don't have a dad to call. Now, maybe you've never had a dad around or maybe you've lost one recently, either way today can be difficult or stir up new-found emotions. To you, I want to say:  you do have a Father! You have the greatest Father of all. He loves you, forgives you, and wants SO much for you to be happy! You an be His little girl, His champ, His buddy, etc. 
He is a Father to the Fatherless!