Busy those hands, Jan!
Busy your mind, Jan!
And it will free your spirit for prayer.
Your fears, your longings, your troubles, they won't disappear,
but, you'll be able to hear God as he encourages you.
And, you'll remember to allow him to carry your burdens.
And, that's what I did.
I started with the Creepy Doll room
and moved on to the living room bookshelves.
I removed all of the books
except my Bobbsey Twins and
the Tank's Texas history books.
I rummaged around in my
'needs to be listed on Etsy' cabinets,
in sacks in the garage
and found enough wonderful things to fill the shelves.
A few of the things are family heirlooms
such as my grandpa's pocket watch and
Thomason Civil War Bibles.
But, most came from my 'stores'.
I'm not finished yet.
I'm going to turn the books around
so that the yellowed pages show, not the spines.
That will be my first move in my resolve
to fill my bookcases with creams, tea stained, and dirty whites.
That's the look I'm going for in this big re-do.
But, for now I am happy enough with the look.
It was important that the changes I made
didn't involve spending any money
and I accomplished that.
The most important thing that I've accomplished
in the bookcase make-over
is that it's kept my mind busy.
When I'm idle Satan is able to balance on my shoulder
and whisper his lies in my ear.
Jesus is holding me up this week
as I deal with my Brittany's serious car accident.
Her pelvic bone is fractured but no surgery needed.
Lots of P.T. and non-wieght bearing right leg for 3 months.
Her liver will heal.
I know why.
Why she's doing so well.
Oh, I'm not saying that she's
not in horrid pain, because at times she is in pain.
A lot of pain.
My Brittany ("Brat")