December 11, 2012
Happy Tues, guys!! Show & Tell has been a lively little place lately, so I thought it was time to introduce a new print! Thanks so much for your word of mouth work and links all around and supporting my little venture! It's been going so well and I'm loving that I get to play elf with my packages and post office piles. You guys are the best!

This print came about one day as I was thinking about a line from an old hymn.. "whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say it is well- it is well with my soul." It is well. Such a calm trio of words.
I hope this print will remind someone to think about their circumstance and find that it's swell.

Some days I really do need to be taught to say "it is well." Like, yesterday. Yesterday I was not content with my lot. I wanted more of my husband's company, less commitments, more sleep, less runny nose, and way more time to get things done. I wanted more contacts because I'm tired of my glasses. I wanted clean hair. I was being silly and selfish. The tiniest burdens or changes from my normal happy I get so ruffled! The last thing I was ready to do was say everything's swell- unless I was being sarcastic. Thankfully I settled down after praying and thinking over my laughable "problems." I looked around and realized, oh, everything actually is swell. Because I have a ton to be grateful for. Because the Lord is in control and never asks too much of me. Because He is my helper and Savior. 

Thank you, Lord, for giving me that kind of a day. Help me to bear them, enjoy them, use them. 

So the lesson I'm learning like all the time: whatever my lot, it is well with my soul.
What lesson have you been learning lately?


Renee said...

what i've been learning lately?....
"Nobody can take your peace from you--you have to surrender it...."
and, speaking of peace, "We lose our peace--because we CHOOSE to lay it down." How do we lose it, or "lay it down"? When we CHOOSE to think sinful, negative, erroneous, unrealistic, rebellious, obsessive thoughts; rather than what is true, noble, honorable, right, pure and lovely...phil 4:8
wow, how powerful our minds are!

Mom Judy said...

love, the new print, Summer-I love singing the old hymns when I am concerned about my lot. I like to sing- "Then sings my soul, my Savior, God to Thee, How great Thou art, how great Thou art. Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! And It is well with my soul."
These are only a few, but you just can't beat them. Thanks for sharing. Your gift of writing is such a blessing to me.

Courtney said...

I love that sign, and message! Simple but sweet.

Katherine said...

I'm learning that a spirit of discontent belies a sense of entitlement - and truly, I'm not entitled to anything. Not even time to clean the bathrooms - again, or sleep or windows with the right number of grids for putting candles in them. :) Yet I have been given SO much!

Kirra said...

Love this!



about this blog

Hello, I'm Summer. A people-loving introvert whose hope and life is in Jesus. His promises are my passion and my ministry is homelife. This blog is a place for me to write about everyday things. Especially food. My favorite thing to do is sit around a table, lingering over a long meal with good conversation. I live with my husband and our 2 littles. We like blizzards, thrifting, grammar, guacamole, cheerful hearts, nice manners, good movies, and making simple, real, nutrient-dense food.

"If Christ be anything, He must be everything."
-C.H. Spurgeon

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