"This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success." ---Joshua 1:8
Since it's become a rather intense world out there (cough, cough), guess who needed one more week of vacation? ツ
I raked a million leaves, rearranged perennials in the flower beds (and then it snowed). Climbed a ladder so to hang a shiny, swirly thing from the outdoor garage light because guess where the robins chose to build their new drippy nest before the blue jays took over? (@#$%$#)
I read old books. Novels packed with good, brave people from a world I recognize more than our current one. Watched tv shows like Leave It To Beaver and movies from Pureflix (or other places), just anything not pushing current agendas as though I was born last week and know nothing true.
More than my body, my mind required a rest. I spent less time online and more moments staring out windows to the river and bird feeders, listening to God and making up my own mind about Today's nonsensical happenings.
I considered contentment and adventure, how to swirl them together at my current age and in present circumstances. I let my mind wander both backward and forward, held onto ideas (and items) which still work and released what no longer does.
Well, you get it. Mostly I reminded myself of "whatsover things are pure, true and of a good report" and reaffirmed my belief of this:
Many folks are using their faith to believe for only more gloom, but not me! No, I'm choosing to count on examples of God's goodness so huge, so surprising, we've never even beheld them before.
Godly anticipation! Color me all smiley-dancing with godly anticipation.
Evil lasts for a season. God and His love and joy last forever.
"Know thyself." Learn to recognize when you need a rest and then freely give yourself permission to take a break, to do what you enjoy, what rejuvenates you.
"We all experience aging differently. I have noticed that I need more quiet time now than I once did. If too many things are going on around me at one time, I can begin to feel mildly overwhelmed or confused, so I have made adjustments, and I don’t feel bad about myself because I need to make them." ---Joyce Meyer
As Tom and I watched yet one more PureFlix film, I smiled and told him, "Funny how not once have I watched these and thought, "Gee, I miss hearing bad language and seeing unmarried characters in bed together.'" シ
More movies we both enjoyed:
Oh, and if you have the Roku channel did you know all the original Leave It To Beaver episodes are there?
Many are also available at Youtube, but the filming comes out odd in places, as though some scenes are shown through a magnifying glass. Er hem.
Here are more of the books I've reread lately:
How grateful I am for books full of generous, brave, independent and sane people!
But the snow we received after a month of gardening? Not so grateful for that. Er hem.
Please remember: My posts are ALWAYS about more than they appear to be.
"For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." ... Matthew 6:14,15