The last few weeks have been a little busy around here while I've gotten ready for
"The Cottonwood House at Home" Christmas Show. My friend Verna is opening up her home and barn starting today until Sunday for a huge Christmas Sale. There are 10 other women coming together to combine alot of GREAT items: everything from home furnishings, Christmas decor, Boutique items, kitchen accessories and MORE. Even though it's only the beginning of November, it feels like Christmas at Verna's this week! I was shocked to see how her home has been transformed into a beautiful store! I highly recommend making the trip to Cochranville this weekend if you're looking for something to do. It's a great place to get a jumpstart on your Christmas list!
(* The address is 3480 Homeville Road, Cochranville, PA)
Thurs - Fri 4-8pm
This is what my house has looked like for the last few weeks...
lots of projects...
Now that everything is set up at Verna's, my house is back to normal...most of my weekend will be spent at the Open House, so hopefully it stays that way!
It's been good to feel creative again...as much as I've enjoyed some time off these last few months, it's been nice to get my feet back in it a little again. There are still many unknowns for the shop...for me. But, the Lord has graciously continued to provide as He has me waiting for answers and directions. And...I shouldn't be surprised, because He always does. His faithfulness doesn't change...HE is STILL who HE has ALWAYS been. In charge. All knowing. Totally in control.
"God is predictable in His character, but He is completely unpredictable in His activity."
CAN I HEAR AN AMEN!?!
I have never been able to predict what comes next for me. Never been able to take one step in front of Him and anticipate His next big move. He, thankfully, keeps me a step behind Him...to follow Him instead of lead Him. No doubt I would have lead Him to some pretty unpleasant places in a vain attempt to satisfy my own selfish desires. While I often have resented not being allowed to have things my way...in retrospect, I'd rather be tied to a post than be left to my own guidance. Thankfully, such measures are not required for obedience. But, I think I've learned that if it took a yard of rope to tie me to obedience, I'd do it....I think I'd do it just because I'd rather obey God than live with the consequences of having my own way. My way scares the pants off of me...I don't ever want to be free of the desire to abandon myself to obedience. The way is awful quiet and lonely somedays....but there's no fear. I'm not looking over my shoulder wondering if I'll get caught. I'm doing the only thing I CAN do right now.
Standing still and shutting up.
(Granted, sometimes I have to clamp my hand over my mouth and duct tape it there...
but my job is to shuttie-uppie until God says "get out of jail and PASS GO".)
"Cease striving and know that I AM GOD."