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Friday, November 19, 2010

When life gives you lemons.....

....make up a big batch of lemonade!!!

Don't you just know that our Lord has the best sense of humor?   I've decided that some of the crazy things that happen to us....the situations that we find ourselves in....it's just to give HIM a good laugh!!!  
And....of course.....to see how we handle the "lemons" that get thrown our way!!!


Here are a few "lemons" that happened to me this week.....and how I was able to turn them into lemonade!!!


On Monday evening we took advantage of living in Sevier County and took a tour of the Titanic in Pigeon Forge....we had such a good time just because we were with Jess and the boys....even though it was coming a monsoon outdoors!!!

 
 Monday night was when I washed my cell phone....and it's still having a few problems....but at least it works....could have been so much worse!!!
 
On Tuesday....I bent down to get something out of the clothes dryer and hit my head on the spigot of the jug of laundry detergent....causing a pump knot and bruise on my forehead....
OUCH!!!
But....I learned....be more careful next time....and it's a good thing God blessed me with such a hard head!!!
 
I decided that while watching The Biggest Loser, I would finish crocheting together the strips of my afghan....don't ask me why I started an afghan with so many other projects that I need to finish up....but that's beside the point.  As I was matching up the strips....I discovered that I had crocheted not one....but THREE of them....too long....and since they were crocheted along a 174 stitch chain....I couldn't shorten them.  Here's a glimpse of the afghan.....
So....what did I do to make some lemonade?
I decided that each of those strips were the exact length for a scarf!!!!  
So....I added a bit of "eyelash" yarn....and so far have 2 new scarves to add to my "shop"....with one more to go!!!  And....I only lack one strip being finished up with my afghan!!! 
So....I was able to turn what I thought was a "lemon"....into "lemonade"!!!
YIPPEE!!!

Wednesday was when I had the epiphany for my new little venture....Wise Old Owl Designs!!!
And, how was that turning a lemon into lemonade....well....I decided that my "time" and my "talents" could be used for something that would benefit me....and hopefully bring glory to God.  After all, HE blessed me with both those "t's"....and of course the last "T"....tithes....will go to HIM, too!!!

James 1:2-4
Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.  So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.
 
It's definitely not always easy for any of us to consider the bad things that come our way as an opportunity for joy....let alone "great" joy!!!
But....what good does it do to get aggravated....or even angry over those things....when we can take whatever lemon life throws at us....and try our best to turn it into lemonade!!!
In doing that....God's gonna get the glory....and shouldn't that be our ultimate goal?

Happy Friday!!!

In His Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!
 

3 comments:

  1. I had to stop by when I saw Jeremiah 29:11. That is my favorite verse.
    I love the bright colors in your scarf/afgan.
    Nice to meet you. I hope you have a great weekend.

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  2. OH Deb, when I saw you hit your head on the laundry spigot, I flashed back to when I had bought one of those and hit my head. It hurt and my long hair got caught on it and I had laundry detergent in my hair! Now THAT was funny!!! Fond memory! a.k.a. lemonade!

    Have a wonderful day!

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  3. hey! you may not remember me. . .but i'm your daughter. . .
    your afgan looks awesome!

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