Monday, March 14, 2011

What's Your Niche?

It's been a couple of weeks since I last posted.  Not a lot has gone on really.  This last weekend it was beautiful outside so Lee and I offered to take his boss's son to the park.  I think Lee just needed some slide time.  So we packed up Hero, picked up one of our favorite two year olds and headed to the park for some play time.  Hero got a lot of attention from the little kids which he handled very well.  Although if he knew they all thought he was a girl dog he might have been offended.  He was blissfully unaware, however as he soaked up the attention and the sun.

In case you never noticed, Hero has large ears.

Our lab is moving into a new building in which we each have our own desk and computer.  That's right, I have my very own cubicle!  I have to drive everyday which is kind of stinky, but at least I can park right outside the door and so far it's still free.  I'm trying to think of creative ways to decorate my cubicle (which is difficult since I'm not creative).  Luckily I have the internet.  I found some creative blogs that had the idea of making a dry erase board from a picture frame.  Dry erase markers work pretty well on glass so I thought I'd give it a shot with some twists.  I used a collage frame and scrapbooking paper and this is the final creation:

A good place for reminders and to let people know where I am.

Not too shabby for the non-artist.  It was super easy too, which is my kind of craft.  I've been having to remind myself that it's okay to not be the super crafty type.  I've got friends making jewelry like my sweet friend Jessie.  And I've got friends that are amazing seamstresses like Ashley.  I'm a little jealous of their awesomeness, but I've never been great at that stuff.  I don't mean that I won't try those things (see above dry erase board), and I'm definitely going to get some use out of my sewing machine, but that's not what I'm going to focus my time on. We have to spend our time on what we decide are our priorities (making jewelry, sewing, coupon-clipping, housecleaning) and try out the rest of the domestic duties when we have time.  I've started working hard on saving money by looking for deals and clipping coupons.  And I always need to work on keeping the house clean so we can invite people over as part of our ministry.  I know there are differing views on the Proverbs 31 woman.  Some think she's an unattainable ideal that gives us low self-esteem because we'll never live up to those standards.  Some think she's just an example of what a godly woman should be and we can pick and choose from her characteristics.  I honestly don't know if she was a real woman or just an idea, but just as all Christians should strive towards the goal of being more Christ-like, so should all women strive towards the goal of fulfilling the description of a godly woman. 

Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised. Proverbs 31:30 NASB

So create a list of your priorities of being a godly woman (including, but not limited to being a godly wife and godly mother) and work on the things that coincide with that goal and put aside the things that don't.  Above all else seek God and desire to walk in His ways.

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