Here is a corner of my kitchen. I call it command central...especially at this time of year! The green box holds the notes I've taken the last 18 years for our annual Christmas party! It's a blast to peruse the guest list...and see if they are still around or quietly slipped out of our lives.
I keep notes of the stuff served, recipes are clipped.
Today is the day before Thanksgiving and the cooking begins!!! (I've added this holiday to my "Christmas box.") I have tear sheets in it of vignettes, table settings, decorations. A little treasure chest just for me! I glance through it daily...from today through Christmas!
It's easy for me to get swept away in all the fa-la-la-la-la! I'm a Christmas nut! ...and I have to force myself to be disciplined in the other aspects of life. I am not exercising enough. And my time with the Lord in the mornings seems a bit rushed. Just like everyone else - I am hurrying & scurrying.
I did take time (a second) and read "Streams in The Desert" today. And came across this lovely little paragraph:
There is in the deepest center of the soul a chamber of peace where God dwells, and where, if we will only enter in and hush every other sound, we can hear His still, small voice.
These words touched me. I must remember who is Commander-in-Chief and when I am still and join in His presence; my soul will be at peace.
But, the kitchen is beckoning me now. Off to Command Central. Happy Thanksgiving!