My cottage is a charming spot and is just the perfect size for me. Since I don’t have a spare bedroom or office, working from home can be a bit of a challenge at times.
I’ve created a little corner in my living room that is lovely to look at, but includes everything I need to make work, ministry and life happen!
After a whirlwind month of conferences, our first 5K at Zachariah’s Acres, Fall Harvest Fest, weddings, fun, travel and life in between I was ready to refocus and be reminded of what matters.
Today during my “lunch break” I took time, reviewed powersheets & then dumped out my box of inspiration and did a little work on my inspiration board.
Sometimes my board is covered with cards, quotes, pictures and hand-drawn master pieces from the littles in my life. Today I went for a simple, clean version of what makes my heart sing.
Items on my Inspiration Board:
1. Frame from Ikea. (I replaced the glass with burlap and voila!)
2. Print “Teach us to number our days so that we may gain a wise heart” Psalm 90:10
I’ve been covering each day with this verse. It’s amazing at how a simple prayer can refocus and energize you. I may not get everything I think needs to get done but I find that the BEST and most important things are done.
Family photo of our last-minute vacation to Sanibel Island. When I look at this photo I’m reminded of the importance of family and the time we spent in the sun and sand. A photo of a few of my dearest friends. We may not see each other as often as we would like but they have stuck closer than sisters. They are some of the loveliest, wisest and encouraging women I know.
This phrase rocked my world when I was at Influence Conference last month. I’ve realized how prideful I can, how puffed up I can get about what I can do or should do. I need the daily (if not hourly) reminder that ALL I need is Jesus.
5. Mason Jar of What Matters Most
My powersheets have been an amazing encouragement to focus on what matters most in my life. One of the exercises is to choose 5 things that fill up your mason jar. As a recovering “Yes-aholic” this exercise has been life changing for me and my schedule. When I say Yes to what matters most to me I’m able to give more, be more intentional and also allow others the opportunity to share their talents with the world.
6. Other inspirational Quotes or bible verses.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your requests to God. ” Philippians 4:6
” To live a life with purpose, to say the courageous thing, to celebrate the simple gift, to follow your dreams, this is a happy life.” Wayland Henry
Promise from SheReadsTruth. I’m bigger and more powerful than any worldly troubles you face. “I have said these things to you , that in me you may have peace. In the world you wll have trouble. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33