carrying burdens

“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:2)

some burdens in life are avoidable, the sadness of a lost loved one, the circumstances of life and other people choices, but sometimes it is the consequences of our own choices, these burdens can weigh us down and become so heavy we cannot stand upright, the world would have us think things cannot get better and that we should just be comfortable in it, but God says we can overcome, and even rejoice, to me this scripture means that we should come alongside the burdened take just enough of the heaviest to help them stand upright and gain strength, I do not believe it means to love them where they are at and let them stay there or give them excuses or labels to help them accept defeat, Jesus overcame so that we can too!

your thoughts?

now the rest of the story ….  from Galations 6  ….

Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, for each one should carry their own load. Nevertheless, the one who receives instruction in the word should share all good things with their instructor.

Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

what would be some good examples of how we can do this?

got boys?

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When our children were all little and Melanie was feeling overwhelmed, most people responded, “You just wait ’til they’re teenagers! You think it’s hard now?”

Well, thank you, that’s very encouraging. Does it have to be that way? Does life with a teen have to be more difficult than life with an untrained toddler with no self-control? Is sullen, moody, rebelliousness just a part of growing up?

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Monday and a whisper

I love Mondays, I really do, I love to-do lists and a new page on the calendar, I love goals and hit lists (my superpower word for GET IT DONE to-do lists) . I love accomplishing things. My Dad especially, but both parents raised a “the sky is the limit” go-getter, trail blazing daughter. Which is good in some ways and not so good in others. When is it not good? When God says “be still”. When His direction and His spontaneous plan is not on my map. Yes I pray before I even make my lists, but sometimes for reasons that only make sense to Him, He rearranges things. Sometimes I wonder if it is only just to make sure I will still praise Him in all things. And I welcome that. I welcome that still voice that sometimes says, “I know I told you to go right, but stop for a minute and go left, we will get back on this road in a minute”. I love to hear Him whisper.

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So, all that to say, Happy Monday!! On Tuesday of course because Monday was gone before I actually hit publish here. But that is ok. Last Monday’s post was all about attitude, boy was that an understatement and I won’t bore you with details. But let’s just say that when nothing at all works, Jesus is at work :) . And I saw it and knew where it was coming from, and if my speaking positive encouraging overcoming words ruffles the enemy so much, well that is just how things are. I speak for Jesus and nothing else.

So,  here we are again, a week with beautiful weather, we still have not decided if we will take a vacation this fall. We often gather up the married daughters with their families and all the fun grandchildren and go together but schedules are kind of scattered still. I will try to get back to my posts about the Smoky Mountains and fun places and things to do there this week. The leaves are just now starting to change. I may just have to drop things and go after all.

Well, we have a beautiful week ahead. disclaimer – you can safely assume that anytime I share a link, it is an affiliate link :) those bless me and you!

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First I will feature again my Creative Simple ~ How to Make Your House a Home. One of my favorites books.

Making your house a home has nothing to do with where you live.

plans for this week

  • some new book reviews
  • don’t forget my Lilla Rose Flexi Clip giveaway
  • great things to do in the Smoky Mountains
  • and probably some more about good health :)
  • stay tuned!!

yay!! a Lilla Rose Fall Sale!!

As if my giveaway wasn’t good enough? What you missed the giveaway post?

Well here you go!

October Lilla Rose Flexi Clip giveaway!!!!

and …. it gets better!

because there is also a SALE!

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Help Wanted ~ fun and fellowship included :)

Help Wanted!!!! and great fellowship included
the Holiday shopping season is coming and I am busy!!

help wanted

I could really use some gals who want to own their own business, and work whatever hours suit you, you can also work online,
but working local at craft fairs and Holiday shows is what I am most busy with, any and all of the situations above are available, it costs as little as $49.95 plus tax and ship to get started and that includes 5 of the famous Flexi Clips, which are valued at more than that so you cannot go wrong, there is no requirements or quotas that you have to sell, but the sky is the limit as far as how much you can, I teach you how to do everything, and you get included in our incredible helpful supportive encouraging drama-free facebook group, I guarantee you will love it or I will personally buy your clips back
msg me for details or check here
http://www.lillarose.biz/pennyraine

 

fall colors and unexpected blessings

Are they happening at your place? Not really here in mid TN yet. But aren’t these pretty? They are blooming here, in Oct. 

You know seasons in nature and seasons in life sometimes don’t come the way we expect. 

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Sometimes they are early and sometimes they are late, and sometimes we barely recognize them. 

But they come. They always show up one way or another. 

Are you ready? Are you over ready? Are you anxious? 

“Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.”

2Timothy 2:8  

because you never know how long a season will last

be blessed, 

Penny 

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