Sometimes Tea for Two means just Me... and the Lord

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Sometimes Tea for Two means just Me... and the Lord

 Dear friends, It's been quite a week! I've been organizing the sewing room, installed a wonderful gift, a huge u-shaped desk that will serve for both sewing and teaching school and other desk work, and today I'm sewing as fast as I can to finish up the ministry banner I showed you last week.

This morning, it seemed that there were so many 'must do's ' that I wasn't sure where to start!  That's when I knew that I needed to start with the Lord. Who better to have tea with than him? Whether the day promises to be busy or not, that really is the best place for me to start. Without His peace, I would surely end up running around the house like a chicken with his head...Drat!--that's probably not the best idiom to use for this post. :o) But it's how I act sometimes...without the eternal perspective that I always get in my time with the Lord.

There are problems, that we all face, don't we?, that are just too big for us to handle, and there are some things in our day that we think we can handle on our own, only to find out we shouldn't have.  I need to take everything to the Lord and pray over it.  It's that simple.

(Thanks Secret Sister for the gorgeous place mat and coffee cup--whoever you are!?)

I have to get back to the sewing of the banner...a lot of hand-stitching of the beautiful border...but I wanted to leave this little excerpt with you for the day, that I got from reading in my devotional book (after reading 1st Peter...Sooo good!!).

And thanks Dear Hubby for the sweet rose!
The pure, simple, and steadfast spirit is not distracted by many labors, for she does them all for the honor of God. And since she enjoys inner peace, she seeks no selfish end in anything. What indeed, gives more trouble and affliction than uncontrolled desires of the heart?

A good and devout woman arranges in her mind the things she has to do, not according to the whims of selfish inclination but according to the dictates of right reason.  ~Thomas A'Kempis
(Personalized by me. :O)

  If any man serves..let him do it with the ability which God gives; that God, in all things, may be glorified, through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever.Amen. I Peter 4:11

ps. At first I posted this, to join Rayanne at A Lovely Thought's Tuesday Tea.  When I went to visit, it seems her tea linky party has been put on hold due to some difficult news she just received. Please keep my dear friend in your prayers and join her next week. If you'd like to leave a note to encourage her...visit her Tuesday Tea post today.

Happy Homemaking~


Jill said...

What a lovely post! I love the placemat, so pretty. The rose is gorgeous! Yellow is my favorite!!
Have a wonderful day! I'm going to visit your friend.

GlorV1 said...

Very nice post Donna. I too have been so busy I just haven't had time for any quiet time. With that in mind I think that will be the first thing I do tomorrow morning. The tea looked good as did the bible with all it's good words. Thanks for sharing, have a great week.

Laura said...

Good Morning Donna!
Your words are so easy for us, as wives and mothers, to get caught up in the busyness of it all and wonder sometimes if it is worth all the work. But, because of Him, it is sooooo worth it! We just need to keep reminding ourselves, and encouraging each other...He is always worthy to be Praised!
Sweet blessings, dear friend,

Breathing In Grace said...

Beautiful post, Ms. Donna...thanks for the gentle reminder!

Kerrie said...

Such a lovely post, I feel as though I were there visiting! Thanks for all your kind comments. I write songs and always had fun singing with the kids growing up. I used to play at church for my Religious Ed. Classes and also for Fresh Air Children when they would come to our hometown from NYC. Music has always been a big part of our lives! So I really appreciate your contributions. I am so glad your Hubby had a happy ending to his cancer journey!!! Hugs, Kerrie

Caroline said...

Oh, I am often distracted by many labors ... and selfish desires.... tell me it gets easier to get those morning hours? I feel like I need to get enough sleep (esp. since I struggle with insomnia - so I'm often not up before goose... but when I am - or when he sleeps late - it is just what I needed to meet with the Lord before starting the day. but it only happens maybe once a week, those quiet morning hours ....

Donna said...

I so understand Caroline. Have you ever tried the essential oil from Young Living called peace and calming. It knocks me out like a light on those nights that I have trouble sleeping. My husband wakes up groggy too..just from breathing the scent of it on me. It does get easier...I promise!


Rae said...

I love yellow roses, and that photo is so lovely. It looks like the softest fabric!
Peace and calming is what my sweet Amy smells like most of the time!

“There's nothing half so pleasant as coming home again.” ~ Margaret Sangster

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