I almost feel like I have writer’s block for today’s post. I have much to say and yet few words with which to say it. Perhaps, today is not a day for loquaciousness. It is my first full week off after school has let out and I am in a whirl as to how best to spend the precious time I have so desperately sought – time to unwind.
My goal this year has been to simplify. Seeking to simplify. Simplify my work life. Simplify my home life. Simplify my spiritual life. Return – and in returning to rest.
You see – I’ve been running a bit empty lately. Started out last September with a full tank. By spring the well was running dry. Being squeezed out on too many fronts will do that. Then, the road turns a corner and the landscape ahead changes. Adjustments need to be made. Starting The Writer’s Reverie was one of those adjustments – a gift from God to renew a creative tank run dry. New challenges – exciting creative challenges loom ahead – some old things pass away – new seasons on the horizon. I dare not venture forth with low reserves.
So, I wax not with many words today as I consider the LACE I share. Just a sigh and a grateful heart for the joy of simplicity. A place I seek that I might linger longer observing the glories of the Lord that surround me.
. . . the mushroom village in my backyard . . .
. . . the color and variety in my wildflower garden – tended so lovingly by my husband, his gift towards my pleasure . . .
. . . clearing out the cupboards of clutter – a gathering storm for a yard sale . . .
. . . bringing order to what was disorder and taking all day to do it without feeling like I have to be somewhere else working for someone else . . .
. . . resurrecting craft supplies from exile to try my hand at ATC’s (Artist Trading Cards) that I’ve discovered here in blogworld – finally knowing what to do with all the paper and embellishment pretties I hoard away here and there thinking that someday I’ll do something with them when I have the time.
Simplify and – voila! I have the time.
Books to be read . . . bathrooms to paint . . . bread pudding to bake . . . tea to sip – slowly.
Simplify. ‘Tis a good word – lovely in fact; admirable be it achieved; cheering the heart; encouraging body, mind, spirit, soul – a Philippians 4:8 goal to be sure.
Tea waiting . . . be blessed all – and be a blessing!
Sharing my Simplicity Lace with Trish at Lily Rose Cottage’s LACE Wednesday.