March 16, 2018

You Are Called to Be Creative

After I was diagnosed with Wegener's, I went through a period where the most I could do during the day was stumble to the couch for a change of scenery. I read light fiction or watched movies, and that was about it. Nothing creative, nothing requiring any sort of energy output. Thankfully, that period didn't last, and I slowly started to look for low-intensity activities to occupy my time. I never considered myself creative in any sense of the word -- so when someone suggested I try scrapbooking, I laughed at them. But the idea took root . . . and while I never did much actual scrapbooking (I only finished about ten pages in my wedding book that I started about ten years ago!), I [...Read More]

Steward What You Have

I just finished reading another book about stewardship. Some chapters were really great, and ended up with plenty of highlighted passages. Other chapters... well, I couldn't really relate to them. Because I don't have the resources they were talking about stewarding. I may have the same amount of time as the next person, but I certainly don't have the same amount of physical health or energy. I don't have the same amount of money. I don't have any children. I don't have a sphere of influence at work. I don't have... well, you get the idea. There's a lot I don't have, and I started getting discouraged. How can I steward what I don't have? But then the obvious hit me: God doesn't [...Read More]