Thursday, September 2, 2010

"...don't get worked up about what may or may not happen..."

The Message reads like this for Matthew 6:34..."Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don't get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes."
This is another good day, but I am tired and back ache tonight, and as always, I wonder why? So I don't need to borrow trouble!
One more day of family furniture .....we have another small cabinet or armoire that has an interesting history. John asked his mother if he could use some pieces of wood in the barn for kindling...she had a fit and said "NO" that was her Daddy's and told us how it came to be in pieces. John's Grandfather was angry with his third wife and threw this piece of furniture out the back door...John's mother went and got the pieces and saved them. ( Remember the Grandfather lived next door to John's parents) Several years after we nearly burned up the cabinet, we had a friend to put the pieces together and John made a new top and it has been in our house ever since. It is walnut and build with panels on all sides.

After John retired He used to do handy man jobs and one job was in a wealthy part of town, and he was rebuilding a closet. The owner told him he could have the scrap wood. John brought it home and built me a wonderful tall cabinet with glass doors to hold my "salts" collection. I have about 300 now. The wood in this cabinet is beaded board pine and probably about 75-100 years old...beautiful wood, and I treasure it because John made it!

We have a blanket chest that was John's Dad's and it is also walnut, and for some reason, when they made it with the "classic panels" on each side, they put the smooth side out and the panel side in. That is so strange. It is a large chest, about 2 feet X 4 feet across the top and not quite 3 feet tall, on legs. It sure comes in handy and holds lots of blankets and quilts.

So I need to not worry and not think about what might happen, God is always there ...and He will help us with the hard times when they come!

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