Colossians 3:9-10 "You have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator."
Try the rest of this week to step out to become more like God in ONE particular area of your life.
Let's see how God's power will strengthen us in our weakness in order to be more like Him - a Christ follower.
Shelley, Leigh and Denise
I absolutely love going to the flea market!!! It is the 4th weekend of every month in Nashville. It normally takes about 3 to 4 hours to walk the grounds which I think makes it very doable. As a matter of fact, if I know exactly what I am looking for, I can getter done in about 2 & 1/2 hours (including walking to my car). Nashville flea market never fails me - I ALWAYS find a treasure!!
My friend Jessie (who loves to craft as much as I do), Capri the "rookie" and I were off to the flea market a few weeks back to see what jewels were for the taking. I was on a hunt for my dining room table that this wonderful man from Kentucky made for me out of old church pews. I couldn't wait to see it. At my request, I had him paint it green on top (my favorite color) and to leave the legs black.
I got to his booth and he took us back to his trailer for the unveiling - IT WAS HUGE AND GORGEOUS and GREEN!! I couldn't wait to get it home. Next stop was the area of miscellaneous Chandelier links. I found a fantastic zinc/metal chandelier in Texas a few months back with holes in the metal all the way around it. I felt it was missing a little bling so I thought I could (over time) add hundreds of crystal links to it. It was my "lucky" day... I found so many beautiful links - each one different from the next. I am really proud of my chandelier.
My two tasks were accomplished so I wasn't necessarily looking for anything else... but then I picked up this old red metal object. I wasn't sure what it was. It looked like a pencil sharpener with a string inside the case. The man selling the object told me what it was - it was an antique clothes line. He showed me how you nail one side into a thick tree and put a hook where you want the string to hang. I was enamored by it and thought I could do my laundry room around this precious treasure. So I began decorating my laundry room...with the help of my friend Capri as well as a few treasures I had tucked away for such an occasion, we gave my laundry room a face lift. I love being in there. It is so clean and organized!
My favorite things are my antique clothes line thingamabob, my homemade curtains (Capri and I made those) and my "lost socks" plaque (Jessie made me that for my bday). The paint color is perfect, the window brings in so much light and everything is in it's proper place. Thanks to my friends I CAN get everything done and still have time for "lovin my laundry" room.
What's next? You will have to wait till the 4th week of each month to find out.
Have a great week, leigh capp
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This was the heading of a poem on the back door of my dressing room last week (not to be confused with a POG dressing room)... Yes, it was that time of year to take care of ALL my Doctor visits (3 to be exact). I like to get everything done in one female swoop. The first stop was no big deal but the second stop was somewhat of a new experience for me - a Mammogram. I have heard all the awful stories one after the other but nothing can really prepare you for what has to be done. As a matter of fact this poem not only made me laugh but also put me in a state of calmness just before the procedure...
The nurse practitioner was wonderful, so informative and extremely precise - and I do mean precise..."Ouch! I am not sure "it" is suppose to do that?" She assured me "it" could do that AND much more. (I had no idea me and Playdoh had so much in common).
My final stop was just as painful... I hate to fly and I HATE NEEDLES!!!!! I needed to get my Cholesterol checked and I had no idea it required giving a vile of blood. "What? Dr. I am not mentally prepared for that today, can we do it next time?" "No" he said, "You are here, so let's take care of it now. And at your age, you need to do this." (Uggg!!! Leigh, go to your happy place...just go to your happy place...) After what felt like 49 mins. of blood sucking pain - it was finally over... except on my way to my car a bird pooped on my hand - yuck!! ...What a day!
Once I got in the car and wiped off my hand (note to self, need to buy antibacterial wipes for car) I reflected. I couldn't help but remember so many of my friends and even strangers being poked and needled as we speak. My friend Chris is going through Chemo this week. And THANKS to our fine Dr.'s, nurses and even those very LARGE machines we have an opportunity to get better. I say to those Dr.'s and nurses, Thanks for caring!.
My few moments of discomfort is nothing compared to what so many are dealing with...on behalf of Shelley, Denise and myself - WE CARE! You all are so kind to comment on how our music has helped get you through some very difficult situations. We love knowing that and it truly blesses us and motivates us to keep on doing what we are doing. Thanks' for telling!!
Hope you all have a great weekend and watch out for those birds!
We know it's true that we can't see the future like God can, we understand that we don't have the wisdom God has, and it's obvious that we have little power to make good happen, but still, our humanity cries out, "Let me direct my own life!". All the while, God says to us, "Let ME direct your life. Out of my vision, out of my wisdom, out of my power, out of my compassion and love, let me direct your steps."
Walking steadily beside God is sometimes one of the most terrifying challenges we face in our spiritual life. We have a hard time turning everything over to Him, we struggle with trusting Him to bring people into our life when we need them, and we wrestle with waiting on Him to answer our prayers when we'd rather handle the situation our own way. Even though it's not easy to let go, deep down we know that if we are to have any stability in our life, we MUST let Him lead.
I pray, to the depth of my being, that my restless feet will learn to walk beside my loving father, trusting him. Amen.
Shelley, Leigh and Denise