Alpha and Omega

Sunday, June 11th, 2017
cropped-bubble-42-e1492118344162.pngYesterday was a very delightful day spent with my sweet cousin who is over for a visit. We spent the day helping her mother do some work around her place. It is always interesting how a day spent working with others is often a better visit than if we had gone off looking for amusement in play. I am definitely going to try to take some time off next week to go and work with them some more,

This leads me to the point of this post.

Which is that I have come to the realization that I am not dissatisfied with the writing of this blog, or in the enjoyment I receive in the reading of other blogs. The restlessness is springing from a desire to do other things, and you just can’t do everything; choices must be made.

So instead of blinking this site on and off on a continual basis, (which by the way, drives me a bit batty) I am going to step away and only visit when I feel compelled to write. Rather than doing what I am doing now, and trying to force something, in a desire to get back that initial pleasure rush I was receiving when I first started to share what had been locked away in my mind for decades.

All in all this is a very good thing, for that means that I no longer need this outlet for my thoughts. Because you see, the dragon is now free. The bars of my nice safe cage have crumbled. My two worlds have collided and my inner-self has merged with my outer-self at last……..sigh❤️

 

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Rise and Shine

 

The way of a lazy man is like a hedge of thorns, but the way of the upright is a highway. ~Proverbs 15:19

Give God the glory!

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Maxfield Parish: Unshod

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Puff Puff Pop

In Reality, there is, perhaps, not one of our natural passions so hard to subdue as pride. Disguise it, struggle with it, beat it down, stifle it, mortify it as much as one pleases, it is still alive, and will every now and then peep out and show itself…even if I could conceive that I had completely overcome it, I should probably be proud of my humility.

~Benjamin Franklin~

 

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Beyond Measure

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I found this quilt top in the bottom of a box of randomness on my mom’s third floor. She doesn’t remember where it is from. It could be a thrift store find or something someone gave her, and considering the current state of her memory, the source is probably gone for good. Regardless, I don’t need to know where it came from or its age, because I am absolutely in love with the muted colors, and the fact that it is hand stitched is just an extra bonus to me.

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Here is a bit more detail for those, like myself, that are a bit disgruntled with the pretty awful picture above. What I am trying to decided is whether I want to finish this beauty or make a quilt from scratch for my first project. I tell myself it would be better to learn on one of my own. However, I do know that I am in the middle of so many other things, that starting on this one would give me something to work on now. Also being that it has been started by hand I am inclined to finish it that way, and I do so prefer hand sewing over using my machine. Hummm? I think I just answered my own question. 😊

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The garden is slowly slowly coming together. We picked some oregano to dry and we are once again enjoying green beans, but best of all the apricot tree is producing and there is nothing like eating tree ripened apricots for breakfast while mowing the lawn on a quiet Saturday morning…….sigh

❤️Blessings to you and yours, Belinda

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Day 20

Restore to me the joy of Your salvation,
And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.
Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
And sinners shall be converted to You.
Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,
The God of my salvation,
And my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness.
O Lord, open my lips,
And my mouth shall show forth Your praise.
For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it;
You do not delight in burnt offering.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit,
A broken and a contrite heart—
These, O God, You will not despise.

Psalm 51:12-17

Amen and Amen

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Day 19 and then some

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You know when you have one of those life changing realizations and you have to reconfigure your entire conceptualization of the future, well that was me just last week, and truly, I am at a loss to figure out why it didn’t occur to me sooner, but sometimes it takes the prodding of others to get you to jump outside your preconfigured notions.

For as I was pushed by another to get a move on with my plan of letting go of my possessions and stationary dwelling, and replacing them a vagabond lifestyle, it dawned on me how alone I am.

My kids have all grown up and have their own lives and responsibilities which they can not walk away from to go off galavanting with me. This is not me complaining. I just need to redirect myself and change course. It is what it is, and to travel alone has no appeal for me.

Besides, if I stay put, I will be smothered with more family then I will know what to do with, thus there isn’t really anything to consider is there?

I am was just kinda floored by my cluelessness and it makes my wonder how many other life changers are hovering out there, silently waiting………..

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