Friday, September 30, 2011

The work of our hands

Every morning I try to spend some time by myself, drinking my coffee and pondering my day ahead.  I do my best at this time to also focus my thoughts on spiritual things....devotions.  I have several books that I read from, one of my favorites is Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest".  Recently I pulled my old devotional Bible from the bookshelf.  I think it was given to me years ago by one of my old secret pals from church.

It's been well-read as you can see....and loved, too.

I came across this devotional today and wanted to share it with those of you who read my blog who consider yourself crafters and creative people because I feel like we do have a bridge between us and an instant friendship because of our interests.  I felt like it really touched my heart today right where I needed it.  I was feeling stressed, weary and worn out from so much sewing lately.  It was truly an encouragement to me and perhaps you'll find a jewel in it for yourself!

(I apologize in advance for the crappy quality of all these photos - I'm without a camera now and a blackberry camera just doesn't cut it sometimes)

I went on to read the Scripture associated with it:

Psalm 90: 17 ~

"May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us;
establish the work of our hands for us -
yes, establish the work of our hands."

Both my husband and I have been working hard for the past year or so and agreed just this morning that a break is needed, but still it's important to keep our heads down and continue to do our work, and most of all to do our best!!

So, I dove into this stack of outfits for a local boutique and truly enjoyed fully putting my heart into it!  Clipping and setting my seams properly, matching up seams and focusing completely on doing my best.

Now, perhaps I can take a mini break this weekend - at least from the sewing.  We'll be working in the yard as we've just had bushes planted and we decided to add the pine straw ourselves in an effort to keep the cost with the landscaper down.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend....wherever you are!!



Shay said...

Every time someone mentions their garden I think about the poor state of mine and vow to do something about it.

Im not even going to pretend that's likely to happen anytime soon anymore.

Have a great weekend Jenn!

Pokey said...

Thank you for the encouraging words from the devotional. We like that open door of friendship and sharing, you've blessed my heart again! Happy Sunday, Jenn!

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notes of sincerity said...

Hey lady! :o)
I received your 5" squares of fabric!!
Thanks so much!! As we get closer to the
give a way date, I will disclose my plan.
hugs. Trish

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