Friday, November 12, 2010

What I'm Loving Friday

A girl joyfully doing her chores...

A Father and his attentive apprentice...

Feathered friends who will soon be nesting cozily in their new laying-boxes....

Pigtails and favorite boots......

A Daddy who was home all day in honor of the veterans....

My family all together, working together

*Disclaimer: our back yard does not normally look this messy--we were cleaning out our work shed :).

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Martha, Martha

Wow! Look! It's a post! What do ya know? Yes, it's been pretty quiet on the blog front, but please do not assume that reflects the condition of the rest of our life here in Acklentown. You would be grossly in error. I never stop. I hit the ground a-running and collapse into bed at night, wondering where the time went and did I accomplish anything?

Yep, I did not my daily two loads of laundry. Yep, the dishes are washed. Yep, kiddos were schooled. Yep, the floor was swept {or not}. Guess that'll have to do.

There's one lesson I seem to have to learn over and over. It is--slow down before you get into a tizzy. The more pressured I feel, the more irritable I am. The shorter my patience becomes. It's not worth it to get so pent-up that I snap at the smallest little pluck of my strings. Stop. Breathe. Let it goooooooo. Am I the only who has to tell herself that?

The Lord has His way of reminding me.

Luke, chapter 10--

38Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.

39And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word.

40But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.

41And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:

42But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

Aahh...Amy,'re too busy working on the temporal things. Let it go and invest in the spiritual, eternal things around you.

This blog is one of those temporal things that I have to say "no" to sometimes. As much as I love it, it can be a distraction if I let it.

On a lighter note, I am full-throttle into making my Christmas gifts for Mom and the SIL. I am SO itching to share them with you, but prying eyes are watching :). I am ready to put up the Christmas tree and crank up the Christmas music. Here come the holidays! Are you excited yet?