17 October 2013

More People Get To Eat

I cannot believe how long it has been since my last blog post. It has barely been four months since I vowed to myself that I would blog more and edit less, but I can't seem to do it. Not yet, at least. I will keep trying. That is my motto. I think my Mother's repeating that little idiom to me as a child really stuck: If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again. 

Come to think of it, that may be why I edit things to death. 

In any case, I am still here, and have been writing plenty, just nothing you get read. It is hard for me to give time to blogging, because there are so many pressing needs right now. We have also launched the Haverhill women's group, and the Ladder House mission. And, it's the Fall, which is just busy. 

I hate that word.

I am challenged daily to seek the Lord for what He would have me do, and then to rest in all that is undone. There is no condemnation, when I do this, when I truly seek His leading for the day. I do not feel His displeasure in what is undone, when I am trusting Him with it all. That sounds strange to me, yet it is true. It seems He says, "It's OK to have several pots on the stove, plus dishes cooking in the oven, and even soup simmering in the slow cooker. They don't all have to be finished at once. And, you aren't a bad person for having so many things cooking. It just means more people get to eat."

That sounds pretty encouraging, doesn't it? And, it does please my heart to think of there being a continuous feast of giving and loving and caring and serving. I am blessed to have a busy kitchen. One day, I will not have the strength to "do," and it will be hard for me, just as it was hard for my dear Mother. I hope I will enjoy those restful days, and remember I was once a hard-worker.

And, maybe, there will be some well-fed souls to keep me company!

We are having a beautiful Autumn here. Doug took this photo in
our neighborhood several days ago. There is even more color now.

1 comment:

  1. I said, I've got a lot more on my plate...more doing less blogging. Someday I'll say more, but I'm (maybe) waiting to post good news...waiting to have it polished...


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