Sometimes we take on things that seem to be easy and once we get started we realize that it isn’t as easy as we thought. That is what has happened with the “Fruit of the Spirit” series I decided to write. Maybe if I went back and looked at the first few I’d be inclined to rewrite them because as I’m going through, and there are only two more to write, I’m finding that I am learning more than I knew before I began. This has been causing me to delve into just what the verses in Galatian 5:22-23 really mean. I thought I knew, but, in delving into the meanings of the Greek words used I’m finding that my understanding was limited. Just like the part I wrote on kindness and goodness, I’m finding gentleness not as easy as I imagined. It is more complex than the English word would indicate. Hopefully by next week I’ll have it completed.
This week is supposed to be warmer than it has been for the last few days. I tend to spend more time outside when the weather is a bit warmer. It warmed up on Sunday afternoon a little and I spent time out in the sunshine to get some of that healthy sunshine vitamin. It made me feel better overall. The cold dreary days when I stay inside more tend to dampen my mood somewhat. If it’s cold I only go out when I need something at the store, I even forget to pick up the mail. I’m not even sure when the mail box was last emptied. I guess I really should do that today.
Over the weekend I decided that this winter I am not going to be cold all the time. For three years I’ve wanted to purchase myself insulated bib overalls much like my husband wears. The first year by the time I decided to look for some on-line they were sold out of any that would fit me, be in a color I liked and was at a price I felt was reasonable. The next two years I did not feel I could afford it even at a reasonable price. This year I looked early, found a reasonable price in a color I liked and a size that should fit my short frame. So, I ordered them and they should be here before the weather gets too cold again. I’m happy, they should last for several years. After all I’m not going to be working in them, just keeping warm in them.
Again I review my life and find that I need to get myself on a schedule of some sort. Without some kind of plan I find that I waste a lot of time. My downfall is YouTube videos. I do watch those that I learn from, mostly Biblical based teachings, but, I need to start limiting the time I spend doing that because, honestly, I’m not getting much else done. I’ve got projects to complete and books to read and other things I’d like to do. Like re-pot several of my houseplants that really do need to be put in bigger pots. I need to balance out the time I spend doing different things. I think I had this same problem last year too. Maybe it’s a lifelong problem, just different things capture my time and I become obsessed with something different at different times in my life. Must be a personality flaw.
Well, that is my Monday morning ramblings. Have a great week everyone!