When the hurricane blew through last week we had to prepare our yard. That meant the umbrellas went down, the hanging baskets, patio furniture, yard art...all of it had to be put away. You may think it's silly but I wasn't ready to see everything go. I enjoy hammock time, eating dinners on the patio and sitting watching the hummingbirds dance from feeder to feeder. I just wasn't ready to say goodbye to summer.
Thanks to my husband I didn't have to, he put every bit of that stuff back up, it still looks like summer here, at least for the time being.
Our holiday weekend was probably like most of yours. We had friends visiting, a needed project completed with their help. A picnic with our care group and yet another birthday celebration...more on that in a future post.
It was also a time my husband and I spent reflecting, something we will probably be doing a lot the next couple of weeks. I don't think it's a bad thing, we need to take time to remember what God has done in our life, to speak of his care and mercies, to remind each other of how needs were meet. That's one of the ways we can encourage each other as we walk this life together. If your not in the habit of doing this, might I suggest it. Recounting God's mercies and care is a great way to get an attitude change.
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on towards love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another, and all the more as you see the day approaching Hebrews 10:23-25