I have always struggled with worry. In fact, it's a struggle that several members of my family have as well. I know that worry is not from God and that worrying will not change any outcomes. But I still find myself lying awake at night with it all. When I saw a post on Ella Mae's Barn Gathering about the God Box, it really hit me as something I wanted to incorporate into my own home. The concept was to write down your worries, put them in the box, let them go, and trust that He would take care of them.
I went to Hobby Lobby a few days later, and found this red box in the Christmas clearance section. I placed it with a picture that my Mom cross stitched for me years ago. I added in a lamp, a jewelry box my hubby made for me, and a handmade kaleidoscope we found during our time in Florida. It's a quiet space in the corner of our bedroom, with an antique chair and side table that I can sit quietly in during nap time. Perfect for focusing on those things that I need to hand over to Him. Things I need to trust He will take care of in His time and in His way. And even though my kiddos are still to young to understand the concept of it all, I look forward to passing it on to them later on.
I also wanted to thank Rondell at Something Nice and Pretty, Holly At Hoosier At Heart, and Lauren at West Furniture Revival for thinking of me with the Stylish Blogger Award. Be sure to check out all of their lovely blogs!