Thursday, May 30, 2013

My Time

 My sweetie and I have been updating our master bed and bath with a fresh coat of paint, new comforter and curtains, etc.  As you can see in the before picture the window curtains were a dark brown and the cornice box is covered in dark brown with a gold Fleur De Le.  Since we were replacing with Pearl White curtains and I wanted the cornice box in the same white it was going to be a challenge as the gold would show through.  I didn't want to remove the brown since all the padding would have come off when the staples were pulled out.  I had an idea and simply put a layer of quilt batting over the brown and it worked.

Now it had been seven years since I first covered this cornice box and let me tell you it was not as easy as I remembered.  This body is older and has a lot more aches and pains now than it had then.  I spent yesterday morning crawling around the living room floor recovering this cornice box, tugging and pulling to make sure all the wrinkles were out and the covering was fitting snug.  I wanted it to look good!  This morning I felt every ache and pain in places I didn't know I had. 

This got me to thinking.  What if I put this much effort into serving my Lord how different things might be.  What if I made sure that I shared the good news of Jesus with all I came in contact through out the day.  What if I simply gave my time to Jesus and let Him guide me?  Oh how glorious that would be to walk every moment with Jesus by my side letting Him have control of my life, my family, my friends and all I had to do was give Him my time.

My times are in your hands;
deliver me from the hands of my enemies,
from those who pursue me.
Let your face shine on your servant;
save me in your unfailing love.
Psalm 31:15-16
My Times Are In Thy Hand
by William F. Lloyd, 1824
My times are in Thy hand;
My God, I wish them there;
My life, my friends, my soul I leave
Entirely to Thy care.
My times are in Thy hand;
Whatever they may be;
Pleasing or painful, dark or bright,
As best may seem to Thee.


  1. Looks great!!! Thank you for this post!! Take care my beautiful momma. Love ya!