Snowy Weekend in the Cottage11:14 PM
Snow. Big shocker there... or maybe it wasn't. Here in Pennsylvania, we know that March comes in like a lion. While last winter was as calm and mostly snow-less, this winter has been chock-full of the white stuff. I feel like Brandon has truly experienced the Pennsylvania seasons. This March has been no exception. I woke up on Saturday morning and pull back the curtains to see white stuff gently falling. A little later, we were enjoying a morning cup of coffee in the living room (we only use our living room on Saturday mornings!) and there sat Caspian the kitty. He has a perfect position on top of a chair with his little face in between the curtains so he can watch the snow fall--- or the ducks that reside across the street by the little creek. Those ducks should be grateful that he is an indoor kitty, because I know that there are some hunting/murderous thoughts going through his furry head.
Our weekend was restful and pleasant and full of all things normal & good. I am endeavoring to focus on the task at hand, instead of the task ahead, as I'm prone to do. When you have a to-do list as long as mine and the task-oriented personality to go with in, enjoying the moments isn't something that comes naturally. 1 Timothy 6:6 says that "godliness with contentment is great gain." Every task that I do is for a purpose, and if I am working to the Lord (whether it be menial things or the more commonly thought of as spiritual tasks), I am being obedient. I am being godly. Even when I am folding laundry and packing lunches and making the bed again, my soul can rest in Christ. Because I am fulfilling His will. I can enjoy these moments. In this season of college and busy-ness and little time and very-focused jobs, I am slowing my heart down and trying to live in today. Not tomorrow. Not the distant future. God has given me today, and I will rejoice in it. Today is a beautiful day.