Monday, April 7, 2008

Monday Morning Inspiration

"For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline."-2 Timothy 1:7

I don't know about you--it's that self-discipline part that I struggle with. Self discipline is so important in so many areas--time, eating, money, the tongue! I struggle in all of these areas on occasion--some more than others. But I do take heart in knowing that God has given me a spirit of self-discipline, and if I allow Him to work it, He will. Be inspired and encouraged, knowing that He will help you (me!) to gain self discipline in those areas.

So, with that said, I was not as disciplined as I would have liked to have been this weekend and did not get as much done as I had hoped. I got caught up in a few TV movies while trying to stay warm and cozy. The snow that was promised did fall all day Saturday! It all melted Sunday. The good thing is that our snowpack amounts are where they should be, which means a much less smoky summer because of fewer forest fires (I am trying to see the positive side of snow in April!). This is the view from my living room window.

I did get one project finished that was inspired from the Junk Beautiful book . Ki and Sue are one of the reasons I got into this junking business. I would see them on the old HGTV show--I can't remember the name--and loved what they did and saw that they were making a living from it. If you haven't seen the book, you really should check it out at Amazon. They have a preview there you can look at.

When I saw what they had done with a Wabash fire door I was excited. I had bought this one a few years back, and didn't know what I wanted to do with it. I added a juice holder from an old fridge, a couple of metal camping/measuring cups, a small board painted with chalkboard paint and couple of hooks with keys. You can hang coats and purses and bags from the curved "hooks" on the bottom of the juice holder. It was a fun project and you could do the same thing on an old cupboard door or shutter.

Have a great, self-disciplined Ü day!


  1. Thanks for visiting my blog. Love your project.

    Thanks for the Bible verse. It really hits home as I'm struggling with self discipline on the eating and exercise front. I'm putting it where I can see it at home and at work.

  2. Hi I just found your blog through Kari & kijsa(sp?). Love the stuff you are doing. The verse hits home with me too. I struggle with self-discipline in every area, it seems.

  3. I am glad the verse it home with you two. I have it on a card now and am trying to memorize it (memorizing--one of those skills that was so much easier in my younger days!). I also posted it in my teenagers bathroom--hmm--we will see if it impacts him.


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