Day: September 6, 2017

scared about the future

Do you ever get scared about the future?

Do you ever get scared about the future?

All the “what ifs”?

What if “this” happens?

What if “that” happens?

I have to be honest. Even though I’ve been a Christian most of my adult life, if I allow my mind to project into the future far enough, I get scared, really scared.

I fear losing the people I love. Not necessarily through death but in any way that takes people away from me. I wonder how I would survive.

Would I survive?

And yet I have. While my mom’s death continues to make me sad, while it has brought to light some areas I need to focus on, I have survived.

And when I feel that way, I know exactly what I’m doing. I’m looking into the future and not accounting for the fact that God is already there. When the time comes,

He will provide.

He will equip.

He will sustain.

It’s what I wrote about last week when I said that sometimes we live so much in the present we forget that the future we worried about yesterday, is here today. And God has been there right along, in the past, the present, and will be in the future.

Said another way, “Today is the future I worried about yesterday.”

I have such great admiration for people who step out and move in faith without having a clue what the future holds.

Anyway, if you are fearful about tomorrow, I’m not going to tell you not to be. We probably all have reasons to be afraid of something. Don’t berate yourself for your fears. Talk them over with God in total honesty and let God direct you.

Much more about talking to God honestly tomorrow.

For now, God bless and I hope you have a good day.





painted acorns

Yea! My favorite season. Autumn

Don’t you just love Autumn?

Crisp air, falling leaves, no more humidity.

But best of all, caramel apples.

I dearly love caramel apples. Our local grocery store carries them quite cheap. And many times, they have them for a dollar apiece. They last a long time so I really stock up on them.

I justify at least one every day because if an apple a day keeps the doctor away, think what two can do?

But it’s not just caramel apples. I find I like decorating in general in the fall rather than at other times. Maybe it’s because the “nesting” effect kicks in and I like all things cozy.

Like flannel and plaids.



Like scarves. This one was on sale at Etsy, but would be easy to make. This one isn’t lined so it would be important to use flannel that does not have a wrong or right side.

flannel scarf


A bunch of these acorns in a glass cylinder-type container would be so cute. I gathered a bunch over the weekend.painted acorns



Then there are these adorable place mats. I would use a fabric that is used to line quilts.


My daughter made me one of these a couple of years ago. Hers used rusty lids but if you can’t find those, this is cute today.

wreath from mason jar lids


And isn’t this a sweet arrangement. You would have to replace the apples as they are eaten.

fall centerpieceHope these ideas encouraged you.

God bless and have a great day.

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