Wednesday, August 19, 2009
SARA! You won the RAK! And the good news is that I have another RAK today! So talk to me again and you might win!
And Melissa: The link to your blog has been on mine forever... I just ordered my links with a proper link list his time around! I LOVE my wacom tablet. I made the new blog banner with it: the my heart part. I love the fact that you can "draw" with a light or a heavy point depending on how hard you press. Super cool. I also made my name at the bottom of the posts with the wacom. I got the idea for the transparent overlay from the Georgette Heyer Books i love so much: I kept looking at them (i almost have them all) thinking how cleverly the covers were designed this time around! I loved the title on a semi transparent pane with the images in the background. Then it hit me one night to make a banner in the same manner!
Today it's raining here. I love rainy days. Then I love to cook good food and bake scones or buns so the whole house smells like heaven. Oh did I tell you how MUCH i loved Julie and Julia? lots and lots and lots!!(ETA, i didn't like the book at all, couldn't get past the first few pages. Problem: Language + crudeness = not for me. See my comment in the comments section) Anyway, while we as mom's are doing all this remember that God is not far from us. We can talk to Him all day long and be intimate with Him. He is closer to us than our heart beat and the air we breath. We can praise Him when something makes us happy or is beautiful, and present our supplications to Him when we need something or are worried. In other words, it's called praying all the time. Or can also be called the unforced rhythms of grace. That's how i do it. It's easy and fills me with Joy. It reminds me of Matt 11:28 that I have quoted SO many times here: Matt 11:28-30"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly." and to conclude, read what Jesus said to the Samaritan woman: John 4:23-24"It's who you are and the way you live that count before God. Your worship must engage your spirit in the pursuit of truth. That's the kind of people the Father is out looking for: those who are simply and honestly themselves before him in their worship. God is sheer being itself—Spirit. Those who worship him must do it out of their very being, their spirits, their true selves, in adoration." Is that not good news? Religion wants to add so many rules and regulations to our intimacy that if we just stop and ask ourselves WHY we are doing it we will many times answer because so-and-so said. But worship that's simply and honestly YOU before God is what he wants.
well, enjoy your day. remember I have another RAK (random act of kindness) for today so talk to me!
written by Wilna Furstenberg