S01E14 Bliss in the Constants


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Hi, you’re listening to Alabaster Jars. A collection of perspectives on life and spirituality written by women, for women and read by women.


I’m Sheena and the title of today’s reading is “Bliss in the Constants”


The key verse for today is from James chapter 1 verse 17


It says, (pause) “Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.”

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I love special events throughout the year—ones that create new memories, ones that inject excitement into the otherwise mundane and routine. Events like birthdays, vacations and impromptu evenings at the theatre.


But I also love the constants of every day—the predictable and planned that bring rhythm and meaning to the mundane and routine.


I find there’s bliss in the constants, in the simple things like these:


1. A cup of tea every morning. Just Mr. Kitty, me and the silence of a new day.

2. One oatmeal raisin and walnut cookie from Cookie Connection per trip to the post office. It makes up for how much I hate the packing and shipping part of eBay sales.

3. Hot tub conversations. Every evening, we come together for dinner, followed by 20 minutes in the hot tub. Special news and conversations are saved for our evening ritual.

4. Skypeing with my daughter at bedtime. I sleep better knowing she’s safe in her dorm room, tucked in for the night.

5. Browsing for castles for sale. What can I say, you’ve got to daydream a little!

6. Reading a new book every Friday. Gives me a good reason to relax and enjoy the weekend. Chores will still be there on Monday.

7. Journaling my thoughts on a Bible text on Sundays. It’s like a mega dose of Ginseng for me.

8. Long Sabbath afternoon naps. This one’s self- explanatory.

Make a list of the constants that break the mundane in your life. Recognize the little things that add bliss to your ordinary day.

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