Saturday, July 11, 2015

Room number 2 done!

Wow...... Another long day of redecorating, fixing, updating.  But tonight it is all done!  And I couldn't be more pleased with the results.  I still need to get some new tables and a desk chair, but for now, it is done!  I love the color and I love the carpet.  And my new shelf gets everything up and off of the floor.  Right now all of my scrapbook "stuff" is packed up, in readiness for the upcoming scrap weekend away!  So it will look a bit different when I "unpack" after that weekend.  But you can get the general idea of how well the room is going to function!  I feel so blessed to have this much space just for myself.  I haven't gotten my wall stuff up yet, but still, I can breathe out!  

As part of the finishing touches for the room, Ken and I had to run a few errands.  We went to Walmart and Menards with two of the very strangest shopping lists!  At Walmart we got everything from cold medicine to a paper towel holder to OFF and 409 with a few cans of pork and beans thrown in along with a bunch more very unrelated items.  At Menards we got new switchplate covers for my room, replacement water filters, hooks for the garage and more odd items!  The amazing thing is that we got everything that we needed and, thanks to the lists I had, didn't forget anything!  Having a list is a wonderful tool!  

Isn't it funny how often we think about making lists, but then don't actually do it?  Or how about the times that we make a really good list and then forget it at home.  My favorite is when I make a list, remember to actually have the list in hand when I am shopping, but then get home and realize that I didn't remember to actually LOOK at the list and I have forgotten several items!   Yes, I am a list maker.  I make To-Do lists.  I make lists as we are getting ready to go on vacations.  I make lists of things I might need in the future.  I make lists of places I would like to visit - some day.  I make lists of books I want to read.  List are important to me.

I love that there are lists in the Bible.  I love that we have 10 very clear rules to live by.  The Ten Commandments.  I love that there is a list of the generations of Jesus - both Joseph and Marys!  I love that we can find lists of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.  There is a list of the Disciples.  I could go on and on.  Yes, I am so glad that there are lists in the Bible.  Sometimes we all need lists to help us remember.  It is very sad that we don't have the 10 commandments displayed in our schools, courts or city halls any more.  These life rules are good for everyone!  I recently saw this list for kids - but it could be for ALL of us!

1.  Put God first.
2.  Worship Him only
3.  No bad words
4.  Work 6 rest 1
5.  Obey your parents
6.  Harm no one
7.  Don't cheat
8.  If it's not yours, don't take it
9.  Tell the truth
10.  Don't be jealous of other people's stuff

I just love that someone has put this important list into words that can be remembered and understood by even the youngest kids.  And I think there are some adults who could use this as a refresher!  

Jesus, thank you for your provision for my home and this special space, just for me!  Holy Spirit you help us to remember all of these lists from Scripture....exactly when we need them.  Give us wisdom and revelation as we walk through our days.  Thank you for people who restate your truths, Jesus, so that we can understand and remember them more easily.  Amen

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