A Promise is a Promise

When I took down the Christmas decorations, I put them in trays and boxes. I put each tray or box on the tote where it belonged. I promised David I would pack up one tote a day.  

I gleefully set out Valentine’s Day and snowmen decorations. The Valentine wreath wasn’t my design. The surfaces in my house looked cluttered. I took down all the Valentine decor and started over.  

Meanwhile, I had only packed up 2 totes. I got into one tote and took out stars and snowflake ornaments. I designed a winter wreath.

My kitchen centerpiece confused Pinterest. I posted it on a “Winter” board. They thought it was a wedding centerpiece. Now I am getting wedding pins!

I decorated my picture window with lights, stars, snowflakes, and flocked pine cones. I finished it in time to watch a major storm come in last week.

I asked David to bring the quilt frame upstairs. I planned on setting it up in the guest room The room is 6 inches longer than the frame. (Sigh.)  

The only place I can set it up is in the basement. But – you guessed it – the big room is still full of Christmas decorations and totes! I slid the frame under the dining room table. 

I packed up 2 of the Christmas totes. After all – a promise is a promise.  

Matthew 23:21, 22, “What difference does it make if you make your promise inside or outside a house of worship? (22) A promise is a promise. God is present, watching and holding you to account regardless.” The Message

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Isaiah 50:4-5, “Every morning He wakes me. He teaches me to listen like a student. The Lord God helps me learn.” New Century Version  “We need to ask ourselves what we will allow to guide us through the coming day: our own desires…Or will we allow God to lead the way?” “Hugs – Daily Inspirations for Women, January 22

The quilt will have to wait.  

What promise are you procrastinating over?  

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