Friday, June 03, 2011

Outer Pressures...

Window box garden

"When I cannot bear outer pressures anymore,
I begin to put order in my belongings...
As if unable to organize and control my life,
I seek to exert this on the world of objects."
Anais Nin

Lettuce & Arugula

Sometimes...not always...but definitely sometimes...
when my life seems UN controllable by me...
I seek solace in the mundane.

Ginger Snappish Iced Tea

I keep myself busy so my mind cannot fix itself on the trials and tribulations going on in the world, and ultimately, in my own life.


Sourdough English Muffins Rising

I immerse myself in housework, gardening, and cooking.


Stove Top Skillet English Muffins

And when I finally stop to take a breath I remember this....

"In everything give THANKS;
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."
1 Thessalonians 5:18

"Be anxious for NOTHING, but in everything by prayer and supplication,
with THANKSGIVING,
let your requests be made known to God,
and the peace of God,
which passes all understanding,
will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4:6

And again I am reminded of this...

Eucharisteo

Grace
Thanksgiving
Joy

When life is hard...
the giving of thanks

When hurts run so deep they are physically painful...
the giving of thanks

When all I can do is put one foot in front of the other...
the giving of thanks

When my tears have run dry...
the giving of thanks

Eucharisteo

So today...tho I will keep busy with chores and routines...

I will remember to give thanks...


Giving thanks in everything,
Cindy
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16 comments:

Wendy (The Local Cook) said...

Praying for you, Cyn. Every time I eat one of your delicious muffins :-D

loves2spin said...

Lovely and comforting post.

Pam said...

I hope you are okay Cyn... sending good thoughts your way.

I love, love, love the window box garden and the English muffins look amazing and totally comforting. I am also going to pick up some of that ginger snappish tea - yum!

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

I love your lettuce boxes. Those are adorable! Praying you will be more than a conqueror :)

Camille said...

Praying for you my friend...hang in there!

In HIS Love,
Camille (Psalm 46)

Camille said...

P.S. Those english muffins look amazing...recipe please? (Only when you get a chance...maybe your next post?) No pressure. :)

KathyB. said...

Oh this is so true ! When life seems almost unbearable I throw myself into cleaning my house, organizing things, and all the things I see posted here. I do think we would enjoy sharing a cup of tea and a little bit of encouraging chit-chat together. But, hey ~ that is exactly what I got from this post. Thank-you. I hope your heart is calmed and peace-filled this weekend no matter the circumstances. I will pray this for you.

Lady Farmer said...

I am praying along with the others, that through His Grace, with your thanksgiving, you will soon have joy once again.
Blessings!

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Cheryl said...

Praying for you. Those are two of my favorite verses, go to them many times.

Love your lettuce boxes, such a good idea. I always enjoy checking out your blog.

sawn48 said...

I am so glad to finally get to read your blog again. I had to go to Google Chrome to get it, but it's good now.

teenagehealthfreak said...

this post helped me. i'm going through a rough patch and it's good to hear these words. you're in my prayers!

Allison of A Farmgirl's View said...

Just what I neede...How good God is that through our own struggles and sharing of thoughts, we can encourage one another.
Have a good week sister in Christ :)

Pamela @ Seeds of Nutrition said...

Amen dear sister!! Praying for you as I know your praying for me.

In Christ Alone do we arise to the challenge of each and every day.

Love, Pam

Homemaker Ang said...

You know I love you and am here...
Xoxo

rosiemomma said...

lovely reminder. Thank you for sending out encouragement to others in the midst of what seems to be a difficult time for you. I truly enjoy your blog.