So lately I've been thinking about Life...do you ever do that? Not in a depressing way, but in a motivational way. I've been thinking about where I am and where I want to be and the steps in between. I think "OK, Kel...you're 33 and are you in the place you are supposed to be or want to be?" There is something to be said about being content with what God has given me but I know I can also get complacent. I don't think God wants me just to sit back and just go with the motions but to do the things that are in my heart.
This always takes me to my 101 Things in 1001 Days and how I need to stay on top of it. There are a few things that I've completed recently (11 in all):
~ The kids' bathroom (seen here)
~ Learning to make homemade pizza
And there are some things I want to complete in the near future:
~ Finish my Christmas scrapbook (I mean really...it's March!)
~ Work on trying a new recipe each month
~ Create and maintain a useful bill and budget system
I also really want to:
~ Buy and learn to maintain (meaning, not kill) a house plant
~ Read up on how to start and grow a successful garden (I want to plant tomatoes and jalapenos)
~ Organize my entire house. I know this sounds major but my personality goes well with organization and routine and it really would benefit my sanity to have order in my home.
~ Figure out how to sew a dish-mat (like this one)
~ Relax a bit as a parent
~ Save for vacations (not just Destin, but we also want to go to Atlanta and Chicago...oh and I have a trip planned to Vegas with my girlfriends)
~ Memorize Scripture
I could go on...
When I'm thinking about Life I'm trying to figure out why I'm not doing these things...no motivation (that's a nice way of saying lazy), fear, no time (who am I kidding), wondering if I'll succeed...I'm not sure which one, or if it's a combination of all of them.
What I need to remember is this...I can do ALL things through Christ to strengthens me (Philippians 4:13). He is not limiting me, so why should I limit myself?
So, today...I'm going to Google (what would we do without Google) "how to start a tomato garden."
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