I am getting excited about fall. About baking, decorating, birthday parties, family get-togethers, earth-tone hues, crunching leaves, brisk walks, long sleeves, the fair... fall is awesome! My mind is reeling with all of the projects and activities I want to accomplish. How do creative, productive people manage?

do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7 ESV)

The Dude and I had a long talk last night about my desire to change things, namely things in the house. If I may be completely transparent, it makes me anxious to look at my list of unfinished {or unstarted} projects. I needed to take a hard look at where my contentment lies. In a beautifully finished kitchen or in my Saviour? Hasn't he provided abundantly for this family, yet I still seek for more? I am so thankful for a husband who can gently open my eyes to my ungratefulness and point me back to Jesus.

God has gifted me with a creative mind and willing hands. May they be used for His glory, not mine. My prayer is that my heart would be guarded against the desire to change for the sake of change. That if there is any discontentment in me, it would be holy. It would be that I don't have enough of Him.

I'm not saying I'm giving up projects, by the grace of God he will be glorified through the works of my hands. I'm a work in progress, kinda like my to-do list!

Heavy for a Friday afternoon, I know. Thanks for letting me be honest and open. {Like you could stop me ;)}

 I hope you all have a stellar weekend. Make the most of it!

Here are some snapshots of our week to send you off with a smile[gallery columns="2" orderby="rand"]

Elizabeth Ann