My Grandmother taught me to look to God for the answers to everything. These posts are things she taught me and things that I have learned on my own...
For my Grandchildren, Karina, Gavin, Ethan and Cory. I love you very much
“Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children's children—Deuteronomy 4:9

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Matching Sheets...

No matter what you have, take care of it.

When I was young I wanted matching sheets, matching dishes, designer curtains, living room furniture that I didn't have to buy from a thrift store etc.

I learned very quickly that those things do not matter. What matters is your love for God, how faithful you are to His word, devotion to your husband and your children, and how faithful and frugal you are with what you do have. I learned to be content with what the Lord blessed me with and to be so very thankful.

A one dollar colander works just as well as a 29.00 enamel one. That it's fun to find things at thrift stores and yard sales. That I could make my home nice without going into debt. Ornaments from Dollar Tree look just as nice as the ones that are much more expensive. Duct tape can fix a lot of what's broken.

Always be thankful for what you do have; don't complain about what you do not have.

I remember my grandmother, making due, creating, or doing without. She made a footstool with coffee cans, a bookshelf with a cardboard box and contact paper, clothes with discount cloth, and beans and cornbread were more desired than steak and potatoes.

I John 2:15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. 17 And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.

Philippians 4:11b...for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. 12 I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. 13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

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