“How great you are, Sovereign LORD!
There is no one like you, and there is no God but you,
as we have heard with our own ears.
2 Samuel 7:22 NIV
(my current reality in what was once a kitchen / Julie Cook / 2020)
My current reality is obviously upside down.
Despite my angst and trepidation, let alone this world of mine being turned up on its head…
the one that I do know is that all of this mess is temporary.
And just like that…we all know that this Nation of ours is also obviously turned upside down.
And as to whether this mess in our Nation is temporary or rather a marker of an ending,
is yet to be seen…yet in the end, the one thing we do know is that all of this will mess
will eventually pass away…
Meaning this too is only temporary…but the thing is…we just don’t know how long it will last…
But that really doesn’t matter.
None of this mess really matters–
Because in the end, there is only One thing that truly matters…
Only One thing that truly matters and actually remains–as a constant.
In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth,
and the heavens are the work of your hands.
They will perish, but you remain;
they will all wear out like a garment.
Like clothing you will change them
and they will be discarded.
But you remain the same,
and your years will never end.
My goodness, that is a lot of work awaiting you. But so much delight in making all “new again.” Stay strong by not have a strict time line; stay motivated by not letting the end of the task be your goal.
Thank you Oneta— I needed to hear that.
I am one who needs my world put together- my home as it should be- everything in its place— mis en place—
And to say that I am overwhelmed at these boxes and where they are to go is an understatement— the new house is not as big so not everything will fit. But I can’t figure out how to pare down until I start unpacking!!!!
Cookie, my mom just went through that . It was really hard for her to start packing because she likes everything in it’s place. But she did it and now she’s in her new, much smaller, home and it look so nice! The first two weeks she was culling things every day for donation and some things got put into storage. I know you’ll get it done. Bless you, friend!
I’ve got to simply take deep breaths!!!
Put away what you know you want and have used throughout the year. Have a give away box. AND have a “I don’t need to decide right now” box. If you haven’t decided by the time everything else is put away or given away – give it away. At the most it will probably cost less than a hundred dollars to replace and you get to replace with new/modern again. Someone did ask me if I had a punch bowl and cups a year or so ago. First time I had thought of it since it went bye-bye. 😀
I’ve culled and taken a lot to Goodwill but I have so inherited furniture- so it will be interesting to see what fits !
Oh, Julie, I understand about the inherited furniture. If some has to be parted with, how about asking a museum about their donation policy. Here our city has a museum where a person can donate with a provision that owner or heirs may claim at a later date.
My husband is from a small west GA town and they have a local museum so after his parents passed away the and his sister donated several items— I love that!
[…] The only truth to cling to, not our current reality […]
Hang in there! The fat lady isn’t singing and she has recently lost a lot of weight ,lol
Thank you—- a skinny fat lady—a sight to behold I’d imagine 🥳😎
what I really ment was she has lost so much weight she won’t be singing any time soon.
I knew it— I just thought it funny— I always picture an operatic robust large German woman wearing a horned helmet belting out Wagner 🤣😂
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GOD’S WISDOM THAT I SHOUKD HAVE REMEMBERED!
Thank you my friend!
DELICIOUSLY DONE 😀
Is this the new house? It looks lovely even with all those unpacked boxes. You can do this, my child. Once it’s all in place you’ll be so happy you decided to do this. God will bless you wherever you go.
No— it’s my current kitchen- we went over today to take some things— we might need to do some painting in our soon to be new world
Dear Julie, Praise the Lord for His plan yet unveiled. Praise Him for new beginnings. Praying for His joy in your transition. Blessings are hidden in the mess. 🙂
Thank you Fran — I’ve got to keep my focus during this upheaval on God’s direction and not on the raging storm around us!!!
The interesting part of the move starts – unpacking those boxes. Setting things right again with the Lord’s help.
Amen! This, even America, is temporary. We must cling to the truth of the Bible! Great and encouraging post.
Wow, you have work to do!😊
Thank you Barbara ☺️
A big hot mess all around but as you say it’s all temporary. Well done with boxing things up and best of luck on the move!
Just say a pray I survive this coming week—- moving day is Thursday
Many prayers to you and your hubs Julie!
God is still on the throne. That is our strength and consolation.
That is indeed our only Solace and Hope!!!
What an inspiring post, Julie! I’ve been remembering you in my prayers through your move and wondered how it was going. I know the overwhelming feelings of having everything in their place and just the mess of everything around us. And you are so right! We know the only truth to which we must cling. This is all temporary. Praying for you friend. I can’t wait to see pics of your new place. Welcome to the rest of your life ~and your faith is strong and secure. 💚❤️🙏🏻
Thank you—I know you understand about “clinging” 🙂
Indeed; you’re so welcome ❣️
I have missed you sweet friend!! Been logged off for too long and trying to regroup here as well… excited to catch up on all this and praying for this big time for you all!!
Girl, where have you been??!!
Haha, started a new job that is super early in the mornings and then home for house and kid stuff leaves precious little time for blogging!
Oooo- what sort of job??
Shopping at whole
Foods in the mornings fulfilling orders and teaching French in the afternoons! A funny mix but it’s (mostly) a good time!
Good for you!!!!
These days teaching Bible studies and theology and preaching feels like the most revolutionary thing I can do…but also what the world really needs
It is Jim— really the simple basics— salvation and Grace!
Oh how precious is the grace of God through Christ for our salvation!