Greetings and Holykisses,
Today's word filled Wednesday scripture is one I'm trying to memorize.
It's the perfect Rx to all the what if's that tend to rattle around inside my head from time to time. Do any of you find yourself entertaining those as well, or am I the only one?
For awhile now, I've wanted to make a little prayer closet. Then of all things, this past week, at the Women Inspired Conference; it was brought up again and I knew it was time. Our garden is actually my favorite place to study and do my daily reading but needed a space indoors as well. Myguy chuckles at me because I have this routine: I carry an armful of books, journals, notebooks and bibles to bed every night. Then first thing in the morning I carry the whole armful of books, journals, notebooks and bibles back to the kitchen table, where it all remains until supper, where it then.... all goes to the floor. Then back up after the table's cleared. At bedtime, I pick them all back up and begin carting them down the hallway to the bedroom. Back n forth, back n forth. Hopefully, that's all changing.
To create a space, I wanted to use this antique door from the 1800's. I knew I wanted to do something special with it. (A door for the potting shed was a possibility! lol) At least for now, it will be part of thy prayer closet. The word says, "But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly." Matthew 6:6 KJV I love that verse! ~
I've been tossin around some other ideas to create this space, but need some help. So.... I'll have to wait til Myguy can give me a hand later in the week. I can wait, and this will do for now.
I don't know about you, but I really needed a quiet place to get alone with God. Away from tv, internet, and all the noises of life! I know some people clear out an actual closet to do this, but I wanted a place I could see to read and to sit comfortably to write. The door for me symbolizes closing the door to pray, just like it says in the scripture. And I liked how primitive it is, because it reminds me thee importance of humility.
Now, do you see the vintage, pink file box? This is the casting box that I'm using after learning about them at the Women Inspired Conference. You can learn more about it from Kathy Butryn, at her site: The Heart Change Place. You can see pictures of her casting box and get ideas if you want to make your own. It really seems to be helping to write down all those things that I worry about ... and "cast" them into this box. I've already started filling it up with concerns, worries and those awful what if's. After writing them, I hold the card and pray, and then leave it in the box. "Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7
Thought I'd share a couple more pictures of what it's been looking like around the potting shed. This is our kitchen window. Walking up to the screen door I happened to notice this little canister yesterday! My friend Jackie gave me these "friendship seeds," for my birthday in August, and I saved them through Winter. After planting them, they sprouted so fast! Soon as the weather warms and danger of frost is gone, these little beauties are going into the garden!
The puddleducks are spending alot more time at the pond now. I don't think we can call them puddleducks really anymore. lol All my friends who have ducks, have told me theirs are setting on eggs now, but ours aren't. I'm beginning to wonder if we have all drakes? I've looked everywhere the ducks have been and no eggs. Oh well; it's probably for the best.
Our tulip tree in the backyard is beginning to bloom. And....
You may have noticed from the wfw scripture picture that fresh buttercups and lily of the valley are on the mantle. Lily of the valley was Momma's birth flower so they'll always be extra special to us.
Walking around the flower beds; Janie and Maxi's rose bushes are leafing out, the red raspberry canes are coming up Heidi, .... the blackberry canes are leafing out, the lilacs have tiny leaflets and flower heads, Merry Bema's snowball bush, and thee azaleas are leafing, the onions are up, and even the grass is looking long in patches. Spring has finally come!
My last bit of news is a new space for prayer requests that will be added to the sidebar of the potting shed. It goes along with the theme for today and is called Thy Prayer Closet. I'll try to check it every night and all of you are welcome to as well.
"If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14
Have a wonderful day everyone!