Monday, July 26, 2010

The Last Week Of July

I woke up this morning and looked at the calendar,
and it said July 26th. I thought the summer for me
is almost over. The above picture is but a memory.
Today, I am anxious.

Then I read this:
"To be afraid of what happens today or what may
happen tomorrow is not only an awful waste of
energy, it is not only useless, it is disobedient.
We are forbidden to fear anything but the Lord
(From A Lamp for My Feet, p. 54)
"Do not seek what you should eat or what
you should drink, not have and anxious mind."
(Luke 12:29)

I have my to do list before me and it runs like this:
Wash windows, clean blinds, clean fans, clean light
fixtures, clean base boards.
Now, I have 34 windows, inside and out is 68 and I have
never counted the transoms about the windows. I also
clean the garage because I have 6 windows in there,
I also go out on the roof to clean upstairs windows.

I like cleaning windows I might add. I would hire people
to come clean my windows on my other houses and watch
like a hawk, to see how they did it with no streaks.
They would use a product like this,

They would take this stuff, and a gallon bucket of
very hot water, as hot as you can stand it, and a sea
sponge and then squeegee it off. They would use
very clean rags washed in wash soap with no softener
added. It works too but I added my next favorite product.

I love this stuff and as a cleaning product, has changed
my life. It is in the automotive section of Target and
Wal Mart. It makes windows sparkle. I use it on
all of my glass, my mirrors and everything. I would
buy it by the case I think, it is wonderful on car

So it takes me 3 days just because I find it to be
such a nice thing to do to bring summer to a close.
It still makes me anxious though, setting aside 3 days
to do all that I do when I wash windows.

I still though as July comes to a close I have not
ordered my school books for the coming year, I have
not sat and did my lesson planning, I have not
done anything that I am usually finished with by now.

I am teaching the Renaissance and the Reformation this year.
I know this is going to take more than a couple weeks in August
to plan so that is why I am being anxious in my mind.

Then I am reminded today, this,

"Dear Friends,
Now we are children of God, and what we will be
has not yet been made known. But we know that
when he appears, we shall be like him
for we shall see him as he is."
1 John 3:2

So in the big scheme of things, if I get my eyes off of my plans,
my things I see that are so important and get my eyes back
where they should be, just like in the 21 years before,
God and only God gets my life in order.

So have a wonderful Monday!

Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, for His wonderful works to the children of men!

(Psalm. 107:6)


mariel said...

yikes! Jule 26!! it seems to go faster every year!! Before you know it it will be Christmas...hey, didn't you just post pumpkin pics?! :)

thanks for the reminder from the eternal Word this morning! Be blessed!

Kessie said...

Washing windows and planning school. All you'll need is that fall smell in the mornings, and you'll be set. :-)

Meg said...

Ugh, I was thinking the same thing last night - this is last week of July. How did that happen??

You have 85 trees? I'll have to tell Ben so we can come get some. I'm hoping we can get sprinklers in soon! :D

Anonymous said...

Kim - You need a two day get a way - not far but get away -- it's what I just got back from doing -- and summer is slipping away - way to fast -- and I don't want to think about colder days ahead - sweet post..