My husband has a thing about efficiency and energy conservation Above is pressure canned Brunswick Stew (also found here).
the best kind of kitchen island, in my opinion
I think I've got this Tattler thing down! My seal rate is close to 100% now. I love them.
I am generally not a fan of change. Unless it's planned change. As in, change that *I* planned. I look back on a summer I didn't expect but one I wouldn't trade for anything. We've grown and stretched and we've survived- even thrived. Thanks be to God. And just when everything seems predictable and running smoothly, change comes again. And now we'll grow and stretch some more.
On Monday (the day you'll likely read this) our fall schedule begins. We'll start another year of school at home (K, 3rd and 7th) which includes activities outside the home (co-op, PE, choir, and sewing). Even though I have 7 years of this behind me, there is trepidation (both good and bad) at the start of every year. And lots of praying. I love having my kids at home with me and can't imagine it any other way. But. I also know that homeschooling (just like parenting) does a wonderful job of highlighting my weaknesses and areas in need of growth. It highlights my kids' too. Thankfully, the good outweighs the bad but it's still something I prepare myself for.
Even anticipated change can be a bugger. Until it becomes the new normal. Then it's okay and I'm usually better for it. I just wish I wasn't so leery of it. I wish I did a better job of trusting God when it looms before me. It's one of those things I know I may forever struggle with- thinking that I face change alone. It's a lie, you know. I'm never alone and neither are you. I'm not an Israelite facing my enemy, but I take courage in Moses' words to God's people...
"Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you." Deuteronomy 31:6
What changes are you facing this fall?
Please take heart that whatever it is, you are not alone.Pin It