"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Saturday, September 17, 2011

This handmade life

is the path along my journey that I have chosen to take.
It may not be a life full of riches, ...........
.it may not be the path others would desire to walk..........
for each must find their own path .
But this handmade life is full of treasures ..............
 happiness, simplicity, ............peace.
In this handmade life I feel blessed............
that is enough for me.
                                  k.m
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How about you?
In your journey, what path have you decided to take?
I would love to hear! 

18 comments:

LindaSueBuhl said...

I apparently am taking the unseen map - much as I push for my goal - the Lord has other plans and we both know - His will is perfect. Your life does appeal to me - not possible in our situation but a simpler life is desirable for many reasons - best is time to stay in touch with what matters - Lord, family and friends.

Daisy said...

Lovely photo and poem, Kathleen. I think handmade comes from the heart and what could be better than that? I'm not sure what my path is--a simple one, I think. :)

Patty H. said...

So good to see ya'll are getting rain!! It's drizzling here at the moment, has turned quite cool, only in the upper 50's here at my house.
The journey I'm on? Whew! I've chosen to return to school, in my 3rd semester, trying to keep my eyes on the 'prize', not sure yet where He is wanting me to be. Soon our grandson will be here!
I've been coming by often, reading, just not taking time to post on my blog or to comment on others. Patty H.

Providence Acres Farm said...

Like you, I am shaping our wild country land into a thing of beauty. It's hard work and a long journey, but I love it! I love working with the land and all that we have been blessed with. Mine is also a handmade life. When winter comes and the ground is frozen, I paint on canvas with every spare minute.

Paula said...

I'm with you, Kathleen... I make the bills and that's all the money I need- everything else like simple everyday pleasures can't be bought anyway!

Agrigirl said...

I like Daisy's comment that handmade comes from the heart. My path is different fully appreciative of handmade but described perhaps as one of advocacy.

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

At this age I would say I wish I had sense enough to know which path I should have taken this road has been indeed bumpy!...We all have to live by the choices we make..sometimes the choices aren't the right ones.

Vickie said...

I'm gettin' there, Kathleen. I'm simplifying where I can and as time goes on, I will do more. We've downsized so much - I love traveling a little lighter. Guess it's easier since the kiddos are on their own. Feeling much more content... and seeing where the Lord leads us from here.

lil red hen said...

I don't know if I chose this road, but it's been the best for me considering that I'm a little agoraphobic. Now that I'm in the fall of my life I want things uncluttered and peaceful; but I do have a certain angst about the winter of my life.

grammy said...

I just caught up...
I love peace... I have often thought if I had been born a LONG time ago...I might have been a nun...just to live without hassel...well of course I would have loved God then as I do now...
wait there is a problem...I am not catholic...oh well
My path is my Grandkids and other peoples kids...that gives me joy.
That poor hen is soooo ugly right now...hard to love a creature that looks like that...I know you do though.
Glad you have rain...
I am going to copy that baked Speg. recipe (o:

Michaele said...

I got the bumpy one, but too late to turn back now : ) Nice photo.

Sunny said...

Hi Kathleen! Beautiful photo. My life was much like yours as you know, but recently since my husband passed, I am finding my life change before my eyes. The Lord is always faithful to bring in or take out of our lives the that which is needed. Some doors open while others close. I believe He is pleased when we embrace life, and live it to its fullest extent, no matter which path we choose to take, as long as He is the "director" of our lives. Glad to see you are happily at home once again. You do such beautiful handwork and your blog is peaceful and refreshing!
Blessings , my friend,
Sunny

Carol@The Writers Porch said...

I always know...I'm right where God intends for me to be because I always ask him for directions first! XO

Bev C said...

I'm with you on this Kathleen as long as you come and squeeze the bucket loads of lemons I have waiting to be squeezed. Will have lots of lemon cordial this Summer.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Marie (once The Tile Lady) said...

We have chosen life with our children closeby...life of simple pleasures of daily life. The plants in my new garden; the quilts I have time to make now; the sound of a squeaky-toy outside the window which is in fact a comic gila woodpecker trying to get nectar out of our hummingbird feeder. God has led us now to AZ and a new life and for it I am so thankful!

nance marie said...

you are blessed and in turn we are also blessed.

Terry and Linda said...

I love the life of peace....while working it always seemed to have lots of strife in it...so now I strive just for peace.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com/

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

Most would think my handmade way was wrong, a mistake, and that I "could have done better." Maybe so. But I chose simple. I chose creative. Above all, I chose God and His ways. Jeremiah 6:16 says to consider the old ways, and stay in the old paths and we will find rest for our souls (something like that!). I have found rest in the way I have chosen.

So glad to see you have had rain!!!! What an answer to prayer that is!

And thank you for your visit and comment on my blog. I appreciate you so much!!!!