Sunday, January 7, 2018

New year, Different Resolution

It's hard to believe it's already 2018!  These days are passing way too fast.  It seems like it was spring yesterday.  I wish it WAS spring, but that is a whole different story.

This year I'm focusing on peace.  The passing years have been so stressful, so draining, that it feels like I merely survived rather than lived.  I've heard that happens in families like ours.  I don't want to merely survive. I want to LIVE!  I want stress reduction!

So, I've started with small things.  The ringer on my phone is now "Turkish March" and notifications are "Fyr Elise".  Roses adorn the screen.  Every notification or call brings pretty music.

At the end of December I ordered Nancy Leigh DeMoss's trilogy on brokenness.  I seldom have taken time to work through books like that, but this year is different.  I'm already in chapter 4.  Then I found her devotional boo on Kindle.  Granted she doesn't use KJV much, but I just keep my own KJV close by.  These I keep by my sewing table.  It's " my" place. The books are hitting close to home and stepping on toes.  It is an "ouch" book, but worth it.

Now, I didn't come up with that on my own.  My pastor's wife brought this to our bible study.  She's a good you can't have her!

Then, I found an app about praying for your husband.  Since this blog is more geared to women we will just stay at husband.  I believe it's by Sharon Jaynes.  Now this is not an endorsement of her or her writings, as I know nothing of her beyond the app.  It gives a reminder in the morning first thing to pray and gives a devotional to go along.

Then I'm following the bible in a year program through Vcy America.  I'm behind, but that's OK.

This year I am slowing down.  I have to.  So, there's more things that are slower and done by hand, from cooking to sewing.  Maybe I'll even get to the embroidery that I've been saving on Pinterest .   Right now I'm hand stitching a Dresden plate quilt on velvet.

I find this relaxing.  It is slow going, but relaxing.

What are you doing this year?

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