On Purpose

a new space

So I did a thing. Another thing as I looked over the space in our still newish home. The problem had grown so big it was time for a fix.

I bought a new laptop to use for writing and leading Bible studies. A laptop is designed, at least in my mind, for sitting with the portable computer in my lap. In my recliner. Considerably more comfortable than anywhere else.

Enter problem. I have many study resources, Bibles, notebooks, workbooks… the pile grows up with no place to grow out😊
It is obvious I need to work at a desk.

I first tried the island. The counter height was off for laptop writing. I would also need to clear off the book pile each time. Uh, no.

Then I tried my twirly very comfortable chair in our Nook. It was a long way from the answer to my problem. I would need to set up a small table to work from. Uh, no, no.

Next I checked out the only unused space – our Guest Room. It is already a tight space accommodating a queen size bed. I spent ten minutes re-inventing different bed types to allow the room for double-duty.

On minute 11, I squashed that whole idea. After all, an Inn needs to have its own bed space.

So no room at the Inn for a desk. (In the only other home we’ve had, I was spoiled by three.)

Then it came to me. Funny, how if given enough time, problems usually pop up with their own solutions.

Enter our Nook dining table turned office. I am tucked back in the corner where my mess can’t be seen coming through our front door. Easy enough to clear the table for company dinners. It has been a perfect solution!

Come to find out, Innkeeper has something in common with Cinderella. Remember these lyrics?

In my own little corner
In my own little chair
I can be whatever I want to be
On the wing of my fancy
I can fly anywhere
And the world will open its arms to me.
~Richard Rodgers

In my corner, my studies take me through the Bible. 66 books written over a period of roughly 2,000 years by 40 different authors from three continents who wrote in three different languages.

I fancy a sheepherder, ark builder, a Jewish girl becomes queen of Persia, a poor girl meets rich man in a classic love story, thrones overthrown, evil kings, murder plots, slingshot and arrows, a damsel in distress, a band of men learning upside-down living, a baby born to be King, and an entrepreneur lady selling purple cloth.

Innkeeper is a lover of words, but none transforms her life more than God’s Word.

I get lost in the Bible from beginning to end. It is the story of redemption. It tells how to live a successful life; it also tells how to live a foolish life. On its pages you will find how to make a reservation to guarantee your place in Heaven.

I hope I haven’t lost you. I wanted to give you a peek into the early mornings of Innkeeper’s agenda. Then there is cooking and cleaning and crafting, all necessary to keep running an Inn smoothly🤗

Until the next thing.

Come, just as you are.
margi

PS: Innkeeper will always make room for teaching the Bible. If you would like to learn more, reservations are open. Cost is free. Teacher is easy-going and non-intimidating😊 Bring a friend, if you like. Have some fun learning. Coffee is ready. Online works too, thanks to technology.

monkjo@live.com

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