Happy Sunday! Do you strive to be superwoman (or superman)? Do you try to create a perfect, pretty image, never letting your ugly, "rusty" side show? While I certainly try not to complain and focus on the negative, I dislike the "perfect personas" we often share because it creates feelings that our lives aren't measuring up to others. We see our friends and family smiling and having the most wonderful time together and we start to compare and think that we need to live up to some standard of perfection. Let's STOP! Let's be real with each other and let people know our lives are not without faults and struggles, sins and tough things. Let's share the fantastic, fun stuff, but let's also share the hard stuff and let our friends know we don't have it all together. And, that is okay because we thankfully have a Savior who does! Amen?
Happy Sunday! I love to hike, it is my favorite form of exercise. Each spring when the snow starts to melt from the trails I get excited to get out there and climb those Montana mountains. But, during the first hikes of the season I am always challenged to keep going (after a winter of too much sitting and too many carbs), and I usually need a little reminding as to which path to the top we like to take. Thankfully, I hike with my husband and/or kids and they encourage me and guide me along the way. It is the same with God and his Word. If we are willing to listen, to stop and pause He will tell us the best way to go. Hearing from God and choosing the best way becomes easier when we spend time reading the Bible, when we talk to Jesus in prayer, and we stop to really listen and not just forge ahead going our own way because it is what we want. Pause and listen to that still small voice of God and trust that He will lead you.
I was asked to put a small collection of things in a small. local gallery. I decide to create a few new things (new to me anyway). One was this 14"x14" log cabin square made with reclaimed lath from our 1931 schoolhouse.