Oh my, can you see time flying? I do, but I think almost simultaneously about the “time” when time won’t matter, but Ladies: Today time matters! We know the verse about redeeming time because the days are evil. We are there, surrounded by evil, but encompassed by Grace and Mercy. We are not forsaken.

In November of last year, as I was considering a passage I’d read earlier that day, I chose my “word” for 2022, and I did not want this word, because as a writer I will have to tell you why and throughout the coming year I will. The word is “stewardship.” I hope that thinking on this word for the next 12 months will draw me closer to what God intended for my life – the one He gave me stewardship of. 

The  past couple of weeks I have been spending time with Solomon, his ascent to the throne and his relationship with God.  As King Solomon was preparing to take the throne of his father, King David, God asked Solomon what He wanted. What did Solomon want from God?  

Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great?” (2 Chronicles 1:10)

That’s it! That is what I need and will ask God to increase in my life this year. I am asking for more wisdom and  more knowledge. God gave it to Solomon; I believe He will give it to me according to His wisdom. 

Last year I asked God for 3 things and prayed nearly everyday for them. Honestly, the one I thought was the toughest was granted before March! 

So, this year is stewardship, wisdom and knowledge. The verse above from 2nd Chronicles caught my eye when God wanted it to reach my prepared mind. He has led and instructed me before with Scriptures. I am in need of wisdom in specific areas, but also, knowledge. I know I need to learn more in many areas, but increasingly so with technology that is related to what I do.

A year of “teas” have passed. This year I intend to spend more time on home and family, topics that are of great concern to nearly every woman. I intend to share wisdom and knowledge regarding the home, highlighting blessings that I had little part in. I attribute the successes in my family as supernatural. God would love to bless every family with His goodness. And He’s able.

I end today with a quote about the correlation between wisdom and knowledge:

Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.  Charles Spurgeon

Join with me this year as I endeavor to be a better steward and to increase in wisdom and knowledge. Lord bless you in whatever He has placed upon your heart for 2022.  If given another year on earth, might we be able to look back and trace His hand in our lives.

AND THIS WEEK: 

I took Christmas decorations down, and put them away with the help of Lois’ husband. He and the boys come for breakfast while Lois has her baby appointments on Mondays. After they eat, Joshua helps me do the “man things.” I usually have at least one man thing for him to do each week, a light bulb that is high or something like that. This week he helped me take trees down and put them away; how “manly” is that?!?!

Funny thing that happens each year after all decorations are down, I walk through each room to be sure I did not forget anything, but I always miss something. How did I miss this? 

The house looks so bare, but refreshing too. Throughout Christmas I needed part of meal prep to another counter. This counter was decorated because I used it throughout the Christmas season as a sideboard for serving. How nice to reclaim it and get it back to the work it was intended for.

Bye, for now.