I was at a book club last night hosted by my friend, Candace, from His Mercy Is New. She writes a homeschool encouragement blog packed full of all kinds of good stuff. Candace has a heart for the Lord, and although an introvert, is a pretty skilled at coordinating events that bring Christian woman together to share their experiences, perspectives, gifts, and humor. I am mostly attracted to the humor part--which I'm sure is not her main focus going in.
Last night we discussed Emily P. Freeman's newest book, A Million Little Ways. And it seems that the nine of us had a million things to say about it and how it spoke to us individually. I am not really sure that some of the rabbit trails we found ourselves on last night could be explained today in respect to chapters in the book, but it was engaging nevertheless.
One of the topics that we touched on, not surprising, was how our giftedness manifests itself. For me it was easy. At 56, I better have figured it out by now!
I am clever.
Yep, cleverness is my gift from God.
Honestly, I am nothing if I am not clever. I say that a lot--usually right after I do something extremely clever.
Last week I was at the cabin writing. For two whole days I sat and let my fingers do the walking. By day three, I needed a break. I really did not want to get involved in a big project like painting, so I settled on coming up with a shelf for the landline phone. It could no longer be perched on the electric heater. It was 22 degrees and snowing, so the heater was on--full blast.
I do not have my husband's warehouse, my shed, Kelly's house, Hobby Lobby, or any other storehouse of great stuff to search through up in the mountains of Virginia. My resources are extremely limited. I decided to shop the cabin. Slim pickings to say the least.
But in the end, my clever did not disappoint.
Two L-brackets, some Velcro, and an old Scrabble board. Now that is what I am talking about. I cut the star out of the center of the board for the cords to run through. I will deal with the black wires the next time my clever kicks in. And I am planning on a photo enlargement of the kiddos playing a game for the space above.