Once again time has got away from me and not many blog posts. And I can't use the excuse that life has been too busy, as often the day finishes and I look around and wonder what I actually did?
Busy seems to be a word that is used so much in our world today. It supposedly represents success and achievements and many take pride in being "busy". A busy life had been my lot for many years as I kept up with my business activities. Customer quilting and then retreats filled in much time as well as trying to keep up with the usual household duties. Reading back through some of my blog posts from a few years ago there are reports that I was striving to find a different balance in my life. There was always the next quilt to get done and a schedule to work to. Since coming to a complete standstill and "hitting the brick wall" a few weeks ago, I have taken the time to "smell the roses" and watch the world go by, as I have never done before. (Of course the recovery after my fall has helped me to take time out also.) Since stopping I have found it rather a struggle to "get going" again, and have realised that I do function better with routine and deadlines, such as the next quilt in the queue. It is so easy to get to the end of the day and realise that not much was achieved. Perhaps it's the mindset I need to change, and accept more "being" rather than "doing".....??
I have spent a lot more time studying His word and really listening for that guidance about the direction I need to take going forward. As I change the balance of my activities, it will take time to work out the what and how.....and develop a new routine.
Meanwhile here is a summary of recent newsfromjude, such as it is................
I have enjoyed my reading time and think I have finished about 8 books in 2 months.