Sunday, January 13, 2013

In the house

I can’t get much reading done while nursing anymore, because David is constantly twisting around and batting things out of my hands, especially if they’re electronic (boys!).

A lot of times I sit there imagining a makeover for whatever room I’m sitting in. I play furniture Tetris in my head and play around with color schemes. If David lets me, I might even take a peek at the IKEA catalog.

Then my mind wanders to other rooms in the apartment, and maybe even to places I’ve lived in the past. And then of course I have to think of a way to convince my husband that these are good ideas, since he’s the one who’ll be doing the heavy-lifting. ;)

I love trying new ideas for decorating and also for cooking. Recently I tried that famous “Artisan Bread”…hmmm, the jury’s still out on that one.

But sometimes I stop in my tracks and remember King David's observation, "Here I am, living in a house of cedar, while the ark of God remains in a tent."

And for me it was "Here I am, with a well-loved IKEA catalog, while my Bible sits on the shelf."

Okay, the similarities don't go that far, but God used it to speak to me. :)

I don't know if I can get that much Bible reading done either, but I can certainly meditate on something a little  less worldly.


  1. I suppose an entire DAY spent on decor-meditation might be a bit much...but that is certainly the way MY mind goes... In fact, I'd pick up the Bible, be struck by a verse and then spend the next twenty minutes imaging how I'd paint in on a wall...which what

  2. That is beautiful! Making an Advent banner was the first sort of homemade decor we'd done since moving in, and it immediately added such a warmth to the atmosphere!


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