Ribbon Bracelets

Made a bracelet for the first time.

I think it came out nicely 🙂

Creating things for me is so therapeutic and meditative.

  • needle
  • neutral colored thread
  • a stone for the centerpiece
  • crimps
  • decorative ribbon

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Fall Fasting

  1. Giving up spending on luxury goods. Even though I sincerely love and appreciate them for the splendor of craftsmanship, etc. I want to re-evaluate how much value my heart places on these and ascertain whether I have self-control in the heart over this personal passion, or not.
  2. Killing Busyness. Currently thinking of the action I need to take to do this appropriately and accordingly to my unique build but I believe it might mean me taking even a more intentional kind of Sabbath. I already refrain from work on a designated day, but I believe God is calling me to do more, because I am such a doer, doer, doer, even in my supposed “rest”. Perhaps he is calling me to eschew plans entirely and contemplate and befriend stillness in this way. He knows I do not know stillness well.

My Prayer

Our Father In heaven, hallowed be your name,

God, you are good.

You have always, been good.

I’m grateful to see it now.

Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

God, there’s a lot of people hurting right now.

The corrupted are running unbound / absolute skepticism replacing hope

God, bring heaven onto earth. Restore and redeem us, victims of our own brokenness and the brokenness in the world we collectively contribute to.

Give us today our daily bread.

God, as I continue my work day, guide me in the knowledge and deep, deep understanding that this is not my work.

Help me with your all-good heart to separate myself from my ego, as far away I can.

Feed me your love, vision, hope, and healing for this world and your children

Let me sustain and live and breathe with that.

And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.

More than the mistakes and errors I am conscious of and willingly confess I ask forgiveness for the sins I do not know [yet] I commit: the hurt I incur on others, intentional or unintentional, and the pride/actions I wield not for your glory, but for mine– not in service of love, but in service of love centered on self.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

God, I thank you for protecting my family.

I thank you for protecting my heart and refining it in a way that I can see that it has not yet broken. Lots of cracks, yes. But cracks have brought fortification, not brokenness.

I pray for your protection that I do not stray, that I stay fixed. I pray for protection from the external, but I pray most of all for protection against the wanderings of my soul.

 

 

I love you God.

Thank you God.

You are good, God.


Reflection with Psalms 65

I pray that my satisfaction “in the goodness of your house” is such that I no longer desire a taste of anything else.


Psalms 65 quote that jumped out to me in this moment, a reflection of purity and joy:

“The pastures of the wilderness overflow, the hills gird themselves with joy,

the meadows clothe themselves with flocks, the valleys deck themselves with grain,

they shout and sing together for joy.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accompanied by Music