It’s been quite a long time I’ve ignored my blog. I apologize to those who have followed me over the last three years for taking so long to write anything. So much has been going on the past few months. Nothing extraordinary, just life.
We moved into a much smaller place in June. I still haven’t gotten back into the same kind of routine I had before. Some of that is not for the best I’m sure. I’m still a bit overwhelmed with what I have to do to finish unpacking. Many things were gotten rid of in this move, still, I need to get rid of much more.
We went from being a multigenerational family to separating into two households. So we have an empty nest again after over nine years of our daughter and her growing family living together in the same houses. I say houses because we did move twice in those those nine plus years. But we all agreed that it was time for their family to have their own home and for grandma and grandpa to have an empty nest again. We still live close so we see each other frequently.
I’ve begun to occasionally have one or two of the grandchildren spend the night at my house. They consider it a treat and have much more fun than when it was just another normal day because we lived together. I had been concerned about how these children who had never known anything than having us as part of the household would adjust to not seeing us all the time. But children who are well loved and happy adjust quickly. I’m pleased about that. I’m pleased with the excitement they display when I go visit or they come over to see me.
This Labor Day both of my kids who live near me are coming to my house for a family cookout that I planned. It’s a good feeling to know I can host my family and we can all enjoy time together; then at the end of the day my house will be quiet again.
About the other things that have been happening. Grandpa isn’t retired yet and has a job in a manufacturing plant. Through July and August he’s had several weekends that he’s not had a day off or only one day. When he works, so does grandma. Fixing his breakfast and lunch for work is a morning routine where we are up very early so we have a little time to have coffee and chat of a morning before I have to get busy in the kitchen. I’ve changed our diet since moving into our little home. He’s lost some weight and maybe I have too, though I avoid scales. But it seems that my clothes are fitting a bit looser too. Eating more healthy has improved how we feel. (Not to mention the improvement from finally replacing our old bed.)
I’ve been spending time watching alternative news and listening to preachers, teachers, and prognosticators about what is going on in the world. As a believer in Jesus and a Bible reader I can see the signs of the times. The time is prophesied in scripture. Some seem to be fearful, others are not, though they recognize that overall things in this world are going to get worse. Some are believing things get better. Actually, I think there will be an overall decline in society, but with the prayers of God’s people there will be a revival and an awakening among believers who are unaware. Not all will open spiritual eyes to see, or ears to hear but there is a growing remnant of believers who are aware and are looking after the things of God.
I can’t say that I’m a very righteous person myself. I have my faults, some believers would chastise me for the things I do or don’t do, but I feel confident in my relationship with my Lord and Savior, Jesus. Although He reminds me that I’ve slacked off in my daily scripture reading and I need to get back into that routine. I’ve let the cares of life carry me away recently. I’ll get back soon, I miss it actually. I just need to decide which Bible I’m going to mark up this time. I do read some but not like I was for the past couple or three years. From January of 2016 through May or so of 2018 I read through the Bible three times. Then I started house hunting, getting ready to move and moved and began unpacking. Now I’m not completely unpacked and probably won’t be for quite awhile. But, I know that I need to get back into scripture again for my own personal edification. I hear more from God when I am in His word daily.
Listening to others, though informative and educational, does not draw me as close to God as delving into His Word. So, I’m making a commitment to myself and God to begin reading His Word again in ernest to prepare myself and show myself approved in His eyes.
That’s a summary of what’s been happening here. One of these days I’ll also start reading more books to review but I’m not putting a timeline on that. What I really want to do is get my sewing area prepared to do some quilting this winter. I miss doing that too.
Have safe Labor Day.
Blessings to all my readers.