So much to say yet so little time

No matter how many times time falls back, I never seem to gain an additional hour. πŸ™‚

Many months ago, I mentioned how hubby was in the midst of a church plant. I don’t talk about it often because honestly sometimes I feel like an ostrich who has her head in the ground. I love the Lord but have never pictured myself as a pastor’s wife and I guess feel that I can’t/won’t live up to the perceived stereotype (s) of a pastor’s wife. Regardless of my list of things that I wanted to be when I grew up (the top 2 being a lawyer and a Dallas Cowboy cheerleader), I have to submit my will to God’s will and be the helpmeet that He has made me to be and He doesn’t call us to do anything that He doesn’t first prepare us for, so with that run-on sentence, our first service is this Sunday. We are starting in our home which is not unusual according to researcher George Barna. My hubby has decided to have brunch afterwards so I will be the caterer and have quite a few things to do getting our home together as well as all of the food and the program and the music and the oh you get the picture. πŸ™‚

In the midst of all this getting things together, a friend from our old church has asked us to watch her daughter for 2 nights as her and her hubby needed some serious couple time. Her daughter is 11 so she becomes the babysitter for the Princess and the Prince so I can use both of my hands to do things…hallelujah!!!

Prayers are truly appreciated and welcomed.

I am involved in an owl swap on swap-bot and couldn’t find any owl stuff in the stores (thrift and otherwise) and I was starting to feel angst. I went to the thrift store today and came across some goodies (totally not owl related but I liked them).

Santa apron

Holly apron

embroidery #1

A visit to AC Moore did yield an owl stamp that will complete 2 of the 3 owl related items I am to send and I plan to make something out of the owl fabric that was sent to me by Redheaded Daughter. I also picked up some animal eyes so I may try to make an owl, ambitious aren’t I at the 11th hour.

owl swap preparations

Speaking of Swap-bot, here is the needlebook I received from my partner.

needlebook received

inside of needlebook

The kids got in on the owl thing as well

the kids owls

I also sent out a knitting swap to a newbie knitter. I sent a sock pattern as she wanted to learn how to make those and I also sent her some needles, Homespun yarn, beaded stitch markers and a coffee cozy as she indicated that coffee was her beverage of choice (a girl after my own heart).

knitting swap sent

stitch markers close-up

My time here may be sparse over the next few days but there will be lots of pics as I have quite a few swaps to complete as well as a bunch of other stuff to share…..enjoy the weekend!!!


10 thoughts on “So much to say yet so little time”

  1. I cannot believe how many times I have read your blog (in the very short time I have been blessed to happen upon you) and thought,”This girl is my soul sister!” I know that sounds really weird coming from a stranger but we are sisters in Christ so that makes us family. You are in my prayers and I would love to hear more about your journey. My husband and I love our house church.

  2. I’ll be praying for you all weekend, especially Sunday.
    You found some great treasures thrifting. They made me realize I need to get focused about Christmas!
    As always, I love looking at the swap goodies. Oooo & aaaaah & oh, how cute.

  3. Prayers for you regarding the church. It will happen in God’s timing.

    Super cute owl stuff!! I love that little owl stamp. What is that goregous flower embroidered thing? A table runner? It’s so beautiful!!!

  4. I can’t imagine what it’s like starting up a church! May God bless you both on this amazing adventure!

  5. Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader turned pastor’s wife……sounds like a fun combo to me! πŸ™‚ Isn’t it funny what Jesus does in our lives, that we really thought we didn’t want to do? I cannot wait to hear all about Sunday! Small, cozy home church, some worshipin’ Jesus, some food……sounds like a great time to me.

  6. I will certainly be praying for you…for energy, guidance ,and wisdom. This is a huge endeavor…and a life changing one. I think you would be an amazing pastor’s wife…for you exude honesty, love, and the willingness to let God work in your life. Stop judging yourself against preconceptions of those docile agreeable sorts…for that is not the reality nor should be your goal.

    Four close friends of mine all have found that they were going to be the wives of pastors, and only one of them ever wanted that life. If I have learned anything from their early experiences, I want to share this one bit of advice. You need to always remember that being a helpmeet is more than just doing everything your hubby asks. God put you both together to help him remember clearly all the needs of everyone in the family, especially you. Oft times our hubbies become so focused on one goal that they forget about the things that make life rich, and give our children the foundation in which to grow strong. Don’t be afraid to remind your DH that God gave him a strong wife for a reason!!

  7. πŸ™‚ I always thought, had this deep gut feeling, that I was going to be a pastor’s wife. It isn’t likely my dh will ever be a pastor. πŸ˜€ Praying for your new church plant! God knows all the details.

    AND I can’t even imagine getting myself to the post office to MAIL the swap-bots, let alone putting them together. Yup. God surely has gifted each of us differently. So glad that I can live vicariously through you. πŸ™‚

  8. I think your are fantastic “pastor’s wife material” – since you would bring great encouragement to the church just by being you. I”m sure your husband believes this too!
    And have you seen the Dallas Cheerleaders show? It’s my guilty pleasure as of late – I tape it and watch it late at night when my little guy can’t ask me repeatedly, “Why are those mommies (all women are mommies to him) wearing underwear outside?” πŸ™‚ So entertaining, though.

  9. I think, more than a year ago, I told you that I thought you were a pastor’s wife, without you ever mentioning it. So, see? God is working in you and through you, in spite of yourself. πŸ˜‰

    I’m so sorry I didn’t see this post before Sunday (I’ve been very busy, then sick, so I’m catching up!). I would have loved to pray for you beforehand. And FORTY PEOPLE in your first service!!!!!!! That is fantastic!!!

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