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This week, I listened to Anything by Jennie Allen. One night, the author and her husband prayed "God, we will do anything. Anything,"  A quick search of typical Catholic morning offerings assured me that I am not alone in thinking that lots of people offer God anything, every single day. Still, I found the book compelling and I'm grateful for it. I admit it got me thinking about the anythings that could be out there. Was I missing God's call? Africa? Costa Rica? A great, big, new ministry? I bounced the idea off a couple friends. They both reminded me that I live my anything every day in the heart of my home. Still, my head buzzes with the possiblity of anything.


I was all set to sew yesterday. I had a few Anna Maria Horner scarf kits I bought last winter to turn into Figure 8 scarves. Browsing my closet, I was pretty tickled to find that they will pull together some ancient clothes to become smashing autumn outfits. Since they were "kits," I figured an afternoon of sewing would offer quick rewards. I laid out the fabric and was dismayed over how much I was going to have to cut to square it all up. Just as I was psyching myself up to do all that cutting, the phone rang. New plan. Off to the pharmacy for an unexpected refill and then to serve dinner to my favorite octegenarians. That's just fine. I'm up for anything.  Right now, my anything is focused. I embrace the strong, bear of a man I know as the best father and grandfather a family could ever hope to have and I pour a lifetime of gratitude into loving the frail gentleman he has become. I live the moment and know that the moment holds the day's truest treasure; and it answers His truest call. It is our anything.

Perhaps today I will sew. Perhaps not. I'm up for anything

What about you? Sewing? Reading? A little of both?  Or are you embroidering? Pulling a needle with thread through lovely fabric to make life more beautiful somehow? Would you share with us just a single photo (or more) and a brief description of what you're up to? Will you tell us about what you're reading, also? Would you talk sewing and books with us? I'd love that so much.

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