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Alright, how do you do it all?  I write about being balanced but can’t even seem to master one phase of it.  

I spoke with a dear friend yesterday and she was explaining to me the time that needed to be spent networking, checking out the info highway, commenting, chatting.  I thought my cell phone was attached to my hip, is your computer?  

I suppose it is what you are focusing on at the time.  I want to blog, I believe I have something to share with folks.  We are not alone out here.  I want to share my work.  My work is my life.  My art.  It may be a project I have been hired to do or it may be a task God has given me to do.  Either way, He is in it.  All of it.  

I want to blog, I want to network, I want to see my work sell.  I also want to have a life, like, with my family.  My grand kids.  I want to enjoy what time I have.  We are not guaranteed tomorrow, or even the rest of today.  And it’s difficult to find peace and enjoy life with all this stuff happening in our world.  But it can be done, with His help.  See, I just don’t believe I can do anything without Him in the forefront of my life.  I have tried it way to many times.  But you know, every time I, on purpose, include Him in my decisions, or include Him in my thoughts or just start my morning off saying, “Hey God, thanks so much for being with me.  I need You, and I love You.”  Well, the day can go so much better.  He is there, I acknowledge Him.  

I have had my grandson ignore me when I came home.  I’ll walk in, so happy and excited to see him, and he is to involved in what he is doing.  Even though I have been out of town, and haven’t seen him in over a week, what he is doing at that moment is far to important to leave to run to me.  I understand, I do, he’s just a kid, but it hurts just a little too.  I want him to come running to me shouting “Nana, Nana!”  Then go back to his playing…..just acknowledge me.  I can’t believe, after everything God has done for me, and I’m a grown -up, that I can still forget, or be too busy, or not what to stop long enough to just acknowledge Him.

So I want to do all this stuff, but time doesn’t allow me to.  Time for God and Family, friends and work, dreams and pursuits, and rest.

Perhaps you could share how you do it, or don’t!  **wink**

Love to hear for you!

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Hearing my Mom on the phone go through these ups and downs is awful.  She made us both laugh last night.  I can’t hardly understand her, they have her on medications.  I told her she sounded as high as a kite, she said, yeah, like you!  “Mom!  I don’t do that any more.”  We both laughed but she had to stop, she can’t laugh without it taking her breathe.  Everyday it seems another decision is being made and it’s different from the one before.  

As I was sitting, thinking about what is about to take place over the next several weeks, I realized I had not talked with  God about much.  As always, I took the burden on myself and placed it on my shoulders with everything else I put up there, weighing me down.  Then I heard those words:

Matthew 11:28“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

It’s my personality to take it on.  Some of the hardest things I have had to learn is discernment, delegating, humbleness, rest.  I am usually a go getter.  To allow others to help, blesses them and me.  That attitude of if I don’t do it it won’t get done, or done right, is very selfish, prideful small minded.  It’s a ME attitude.  It’s not about me.  That’s even harder to swallow.  Especially when you have been raised and the world tells you it is.  

Just got to hook up with the Most Holy One, hang out, rely on, depend on, trust in Him.

Psalm 91

 1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High 
       will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 

 2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, 
       my God, in whom I trust.”

 3 Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare 
       and from the deadly pestilence.

Thank You God, for being my everything.

SIDE NOTE:  So much going on I forgot to take photos of those chairs I worked on, take my word, they look great.  I am working on a big project full of decorative finishes and Trompe L’oeil.  I’ll post later some designs.

Pray and bless someone today!

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