Loosening my Strings

I gave up my store and my plans I thought were important.
I simplified my website to the barest of the minimum I need now.
It’s time to accept that I am supposed to live casually, live easy, live more slowly.
No guilt, no strings, no regret, just play each day and see what happens.

I have nothing to complain about. I have my health. I have my family.
I don’t have wealth beyond measure but enough for each day.
God has always provided just the right amount for me.
Never too much so I forget about him and never too little so I am angry.

I start each day with prayers of thankfulness to God for being alive and giving me another day with my husband and keeping my family safe. I read something from God’s word and it is amazing how the same scripture can come up while listening to a radio station or podcast. It was meant to be. God is so real to me. He shows me proof of his existence and his care for my life daily.

“Cast all your cares on him because he cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7)

Tonight my husband and I took out our paint-by-number kits we bought this summer. We each had never done one before. We thought it might be nice to try something new, together. Something other than our usual card-playing, or watching of the re-runs of old daytime family series like the “Walton’s”.

One hour was so much enjoyment but enough for our eyes. For me I had to use a magnifying glass. His is one of a train going over a bridge. Mine is a cat. Both are difficult for our lack of experience but enough of a challenge to keep our interest.

I decorated the main floor with Christmasy things I set out. But no Santa Clauses or Snowman’s or elves. My manger scene is most prominent but other pretty greenery and red candles too. A decorated sleigh is on the floor and a polar bear on the center table with a red cap. Kids see enough of Santa and that is alright by me but if they can see more of Jesus at my house it makes me happy.

I hope everyone is well God bless your day!

Published by cushn4

I like to write for the pure enjoyment of writing short excerpts about life in general. I would want my writing to bring inspiration or encouragement to the faint-hearted or those looking for some direction, purpose, or meaning. I am searching daily for what it is God wants me to do and who he wants me to become. It is a growing pain for me. We all have something new we can learn and share with others.

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