Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met. (Matthew 6:33 The Message)
“Happy Birthday!” I feel like Frosty the Snowman. I melted and then a cold blast of icy air brought me back to winter. But when I left Florida, I promised myself that I would bring the adventure back with me.
We have been home a week now. Last Friday around noon, we walked into our house and felt overwhelmed by the space. One morning this past week, I woke up and bemoaned the fact that I had to walk to the kitchen to make coffee. My husband asked if I wanted him to move the stove into our bedroom. I said that would be nice.
The past week has been spent unpacking, catching up with family and friends, and figuring out how to keep the adventure alive in everyday life.
So today, I moved our hammock into the house.
It barely fits, but I’m happy!
A little creativity and a lot of quirky go a long way with me. I have been occupying myself with things like baking bagels, running in the woods, house hunting with my mom, praying with friends, drinking coffee with Les, feeding the dog and squeezing ART into my spacious, but full schedule. (Click here for musings about my art journaling adventures.)
And I’ve been journaling in my new journals that look like a cassette tape and a tape recorder. In my journal, I have been wondering and processing how I feel about being home in the middle of winter, in the middle of son’s wedding plans, in the middle of my mom buying a house. (Which means she, my sister and the kids are moving a couple miles away, instead of around the block.) But I’m okay with all this, because God is in the middle of it all.
I see Him everywhere! Reassuring me that living a creative life is His design for me. Cheering me on in my pursuit to inspire others to live adventurous, creative lives that He created for them.
I am excited about teaching art classes and collaborating with other talented, gifted and loved friends and fellow sojourners this year. I am ready for the ADVENTures of our audacious GOD!
I am linking up with the wonderful adventure keepers over at Random Journal Day today! I leave you with some photo journaling. (Phototaking has become a new way for me to document the goodness of GOD in the land of the living.)
Very RANDOM post here, but I guess that’s what qualifies it for RJD!