Give me Joy in my Work!

by Edie Wadsworth on September 14, 2009

I have lots to tell you. About the most wonderful tea party. About the joy of having all the kids home. About the Studio 8 reveal. But this morning, I have girls to teach, laundry to do, bills to pay, a quilt to sew, piano lessons to start (the girls, not me), and dinner to cook. So, I’ll share a prayer with you that will help us all get this week off to a great start. Stop by later this week for all the other stuff! Happy Monday!

Heavenly Father, Creator of heaven and earth, it is out of Your love and wisdom that You gave me work to do and fitted me in body and mind to do this work. And yet my sinful will too often dreads the workday and casts about for other things to do. But You, O God, have called me to this work. Forgive me my sin. Strengthen me by Your Spirit that I may see that my vocation is a field of Your service to my family and my neighbor. Give me joy in my vocation, and make me glad and grateful for the strength to serve You; through Jesus Christ, Your beloved Son. Amen.

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1 Kristi September 14, 2009 at 1:04 pm

Amen, Edie! Thank you for the reminder. I'm doing the same types of things this morning too. Schooling, laundry, and helping my Mom.

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2 Hair Bows & Guitar Picks September 14, 2009 at 3:20 pm

What a great pray to start the week….thank you!

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3 Victoria September 14, 2009 at 3:50 pm

Edie, this prayer so speaks my heart and my struggle and my joy! Praying with you!

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4 Sarah September 14, 2009 at 4:34 pm

I needed that prayer, it's going to be one of those week, where getting work done will be challenging. DH has eye surgery later this week, so we're trying to do extra – so as not to loose this week completely, when things get out of sink later on.

But I'm looking forward to your post later this week & BTW your girls are beyond beautiful -

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5 duchess September 14, 2009 at 4:38 pm

Amen! I needed that.
Hope you have a great week.

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6 Angie September 14, 2009 at 4:43 pm

Amen. Excited to see the big reveal for Studio 8!!

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7 patty September 14, 2009 at 5:00 pm

AMEN!

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8 Ruby Red Slippers September 14, 2009 at 6:09 pm

Hope you are talking about the Washington DC tea party…I was there, and it was the most inspiring tea party I have been to-

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9 carissa... brown eyed fox September 14, 2009 at 6:20 pm

just breathing in your prayer… awwwwwe… thank you!

lots of irons on your fire this morning… monday… monday!

cheers to a happy one!

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10 Carol September 14, 2009 at 6:22 pm

I've had a great day today. This post is perfect, though, in reminding me of what the Lord has called me to do. It's not easy, and often I hear myself griping and complaining about homeschooling 5 children from the ages of 13 down to 7 year old twins. In the deepest part of me I absolutely love it, and yet there are times it overwhelms me. Thank you for your inspiration in more ways than one, and I can't wait to see some of the other things you have in store this week.

Blessings to you,
Carol

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11 Kristin September 14, 2009 at 7:21 pm

Edie, thank you for this prayer. I've printed it off so I can reference it often.

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12 Mike & Jess September 14, 2009 at 8:09 pm

Amen! Shutting laptop now : )
(Love your blog.)
Jessie in VA

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13 Sarah September 14, 2009 at 10:23 pm

Hey Edie..gorgeous photo! Thank you for sharing the prayer…just beautiful! xxx

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14 Hopefull September 15, 2009 at 1:02 am

super cool stuff…thanks for sharing!!

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15 EVN September 15, 2009 at 1:05 am

Oh Edie, this was so perfect for my day… thanks for sharing!

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16 gina September 15, 2009 at 1:29 am

MmmHmm.

But before I go I musat say that photo of you all is beautiful!!

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17 Kathy September 15, 2009 at 3:47 am

Thank you so much for that prayer. It spoke to my heart.

Thank you also for your sweet comment and promise to pray for my son and our family right now. I feel like curling up in ball and crying…but there are these children that need schoolin, feedin, cleanin, and talkin to….so I take a deep breath and pray…..

LOOOOVE your huge flower. I now "need" one for a nice Autumn sweater:)

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18 Michele September 16, 2009 at 10:19 am

Can't wait to see Studio D reveal and hear about the tea party. All of you ladies look gorgeous . . . both of your girls look like you!

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19 Christi September 16, 2009 at 11:41 am

What a lovely prayer!

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20 Kim -today's creative blog September 16, 2009 at 9:07 pm

Edie,
I have featured you today on Today's Creative Blog. Please email me if you want your featured button that only featured bloggers receive.
Kim
krjdemmon@comcast.net

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