Thursday Happenings — When the Going Gets Tough

When life throws us a bump in the road it is to make us stronger.  This has always been my philosophy and it was something my parents instilled in me at a very young age.  

 There is a famous expression in English: When the going gets tough, the tough get going – meaning when the situation becomes difficult, the strong will work harder to meet the challenge.”  ( EnglishLive).  

I don’t know about you, but the above expression is so very true and one I was thinking about recently.  We do toughen up with things get “tough” and again, it is to make us stronger and more resilient.  We are in a very unique point in our lives and everything seems to be changing so rapidly that we feel we can’t keep up.  But always remember God is watching over us and will guide us through what we are facing and even through the most difficult of times.  

God promises us that He will watch over us throughout the Bible and there are many verses that state this.  For me, Genesis 28:15 is a wonderful reminder of how God watches over us …   “I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”  

Psalm 121:8 also tells us “The Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.”  These two verses are comforting and powerful, and verses to remember.

Please take comfort that God is here for US and He is always watching over US, and don’t let this particular point in time take you away from this understanding.

Now on a homemaker note …

I have become domestic again!!!  I haven’t done as much cooking from scratch as I have been over the last few weeks and it has been so rewarding.  Today I am making French bread, and yes I am cheating by using my bread machine but I also plan to learn how to make bread by hand.  In my crock pot is boneless and skinless chicken thighs that I am cooking with a bit of chicken broth and a packet of La Torilla Factory Al Pastor skillet sauce starter.  This starter works really great in a crockpot, especially with a bit of broth added.

The house is starting to smell heavenly 
The chicken will be enough for about 2 1/2 meals and is destined for chicken nachos and a Mexican Chicken bowl.  The remaining will be for my lunch.  I truly love making things that I can stretch out and crock pot cooking really helps me with that.  I have even thought about buying an additional crockpot but will hold of for now.  The French bread will be for toast at breakfast and sliced for sandwiches.  I can’t wait for my hubby to get home to see what I’ve been up too!!!
On a knitting note …
I have joined Brush Creek Cowl in the round and have added the next gradient color, which is so pale you won’t be able to make it out as I’ve only knitted one row.  The pattern states that the opening will stretch with blocking … fingers crossed that will be the case or this will end up being a gift item.
I hope that you are having a wonderful week so far and have been able to take time for yourself, which is so important.   I want to cook and craft more this year.  One thing I have done for myself is join the Faith In Hand Stitchery Club by Jenny Reynolds of Jenny of Elefantz.  If you are interested in seeing what this is all about, visit her blog (most recent post ) today
Faith In Hand Stitchery Club

What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters to what lies within us. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Until next time, be creative!

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