With the help of God and true friends we were able to move into a beautiful Craftsman home last month in Renton, Washington. It’s more than we could have hoped for! I’ll post more deets later about our new home, place, area, community, happenings, etc, etc. That’s what this blog is all about anyway. Splendid things.
Anyway, here are some foodie verses from the ancients that I really am drawn to this morning…
“..the cheerful of heart has a continual feast..” (proverbs 15:15)
“Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fattened ox and hatred with it”
I feel like there’s been quite a bit of “fine tuning” going on in my life recently. I really do believe that this marathon of a life is sometimes about God walking us though these awful self-awareness times. Man it’s hard because I’ve really done a great job training myself in nasty ways. It’s like I’m Pavlov’s dog (who learned to salivate with hunger every time he heard a bell ring)… every time particular things happen, I get a physical reaction, my whole demeanor changes, and I get NASTY. There are thoughts and attitudes that I let run amuck and that have directly contributed to the deterioration of relationships and to the quality of my own life. Perceptions are now being dealt with, painfully, but with hope. I pray for mercy and and building a bridge of faith as I speak. And you? Have you experienced this? I think I have most definitely experienced this time of “refining,” but this is on such a different level for me. Time to reframe. And it’s time to sew better “seeds” in my life and in the lives of those around me. I am so thankful for growth.
Until next time!