Monday, September 15, 2014

I've been missing this little corner...

I've been absent for about 6 months now.
Do you know what?  I've missed it over here.
I've cut several things out of my life...
trying to make a little margin.
But two of the things I cut out, keep coming back to me.
My blog and my sewing.
I almost gave away (or sold) all my sewing stuff because I was feeling like maybe I should because there just wasn't enough time for everything and I was feeling like maybe that was the thing that needed to go. (ramble)
It's hard to hear God's voice sometimes.
I've been reading A Million Little Ways by Emily Freeman.
She writes about finding the art that you were meant to live.
And how "art" is different for everyone.
But how our art is a gift from God and can be used for God.
It just got me to thinking that maybe there is a reason that I can't get sewing and blogging of my mind.
My goal:
To write for 30 minutes every morning.
I don't know how many blog posts will come out of that, but I will just take the time to write.
Here are a few bits and pieces from A Million Little Ways:
(I'm at about 43%...reading it on my Kindle)
"It's time to live as though we believe we have something to offer."
"God is not a technician.  God is an Artist.  This is the God who made you.  The same God who lives inside you.  He comes into us, then comes out of us, in a million little ways".
"...being an artist has something to do with being brave enough to move toward what makes you come alive."
"And so the meaning of our lives is not dependent upon what we make of it but of what he is making of us."
"Maybe those things bringing you joy do so because they are one of the many ways in which God wants to declare his glory through you."
"There is only one place to go when our hands are filled with dreams and desire.  It's time to sink into God."

I'll leave it at that for today.
I hope you are doing well and finding out what your "art" is!
The book mentions remembering back to that thing that you loved to do when you were 10 years old.
We'll chat soon!

XOXO Tiffany

"'Course he isn't safe.  But he's good.  He's the king I tell you."
Mr Beaver talking about Aslan in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis

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