Thursday, January 03, 2008

Only One Thing to Do!

"Our Master does not give us two things to be done at the same moment; and He only expects what He gives time, talents, and strength for." Amy Carmichael

I have a few poets that I really love, but I go back to the words of Amy Carmichael again and again and again. Oh, how I would have loved to have met her and gotten to know her! She'll be one of those people I look up when I am in Heaven! :)

This little encouragement I have quoted means so much to me. I can get overwhelmed with the busyness of life. Here I am, the kind of person who desires a very simple life with a simple schedule but for this season, it is just not meant to be. So I have to remind myself not to think too far ahead. I can sometimes think of a week's worth of activities and get all stressed about it. Then I have to remind myself of A. C.'s wise words and take each event, each responsibility, one at a time.

Life becomes much simpler when I do one thing at a time! A good list of what must be done when, a workable schedule and then taking things one at a time is the key to simplicity for me. Today as I was homeschooling and thinking of how we must pick up the van from the mechanic, tidy and shop for company coming tomorrow, get Rachel to her dance classes later on, I had to remind myself that for that moment I had my one task and needed to focus on that. The rest would take care of itself in it's time!

4 comments:

Patty H said...

Karen!! That quilt is going to be beautiful!! Are you making the 9 patch out of the fabric swap we did? You're doing a great job with it.
Blessings
Patty H.

Karen T. said...

Hi Patty! Thanks for visiting!! The 9-patches are from our swap, yes!! Then the friendship stars surrounding them are from the swap from the previous year. I hope to work some more on it today. :) Love, Karen T.

The Christian Homekeeper said...

Karen,
Your projects look really nice. I don't know if I can carve out time for crafting this winter or not, but if I do, I would like to crochet some.
love
Sylvia

Karen T. said...

Thanks Sylvia!

I do hope you can get some crocheting in! :)

Love Karen T.