Saturday, September 5, 2009


We've been busy with life but do get some quiet days (like today) which are so wonderful. We have been busy with appointments, taking care of extended family, and just life in general. I'm reminded of what God tells us in the Bible. I have always understood this scripture, but now I really understand it to the very being of my soul.

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
2a time to be born, and a time to die;a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; 3a time to kill, and a time to heal;a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4a time to weep, and a time to laugh;a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 5a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; 6a time to seek, and a time to lose;a time to keep, and a time to cast away; 7a time to tear, and a time to sew;a time to keep silence, and a time to speak. 8a time to love, and a time to hate;a time for war, and a time for peace. Ecc. 3:1-8

I never thought that I would have so many responsibilities with my extended family members at this time in my life. Mind you, it's not a problem, it just takes some getting used to, especially when you've had your time and life all planned out. What is that old joke: "Want to make God laugh? Tell him your plans."

I'm in a place of surrender. At first, I balked, telling God, "Hey! I homeschooled my children when you called me to do that. I put my art business on hold and did what you called me to do. Now, I'm done homeschooling and you give me all this other stuff to deal with? What about ME?" After getting now where with that attitude, I'm now surrendering to whatever plans the Lord has for me. After all, if it had been up to me, I would never have homeschooled in the first place. I had to surrender to God on that and it was the best thing I ever did. I will surrender myself now to whatever God has in mind for me.

God bless you - Julie


  1. Hi Julie
    Isn't that old flesh a "mess" never wanting to give in to God's will even when we know that's best lol.I was just thinking last night why is it so hard to obey God when he sees & knows all things and I know it's because of this nasty wicked flesh!!! But thank God he knows exactly how to move us yeaaaaaa!!!!! Have a real good day Julie.
    Love ya

  2. Surrender is a great place to be, Julie! Praying for you, my sweet friend.

    PS Hey, why didn't I know you had this blog over here?! I must be losing my marbles. But now I've found ya and you're stuck with me. Bwahahahahah!



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