Did you know that I used to buy/collect Longaberger baskets? I loved those handcrafted baskets so much that I actually became a distributor/seller for them, but only so that I could buy them for myself at cost. I had every basket in the catalogs, and I would even purchase old and discontinued baskets on eBay.

My house is filled with baskets. They are in drawers, on top of cabinets, on my desk, my clothes hamper, my trash can; they hold blankets, spoons, washcloths, toiletries, toilet paper, spices, clothing, etc. You name it, I’ve probably got a basket for that. Joe tells me that I have an obsessive personality and that I go “all in” when I find something that I like. I can’t argue with him about that because it is probably true.

I read one time that the shoe brand ADIDAS stood for “All day I dream about sports.” I later heard that wasn’t true, but it still made me create my own ADIDAB logo that stood for “all day I dream about baskets.” Yes, I know, it was pitiful.

There are times when I still have an ADIDAB kind of day. Now, it is dreaming about the blog instead of about baskets. Those are the days when I am overwhelmed with work or I need to take more photos because the last bunch was terrible. There are so many problems with hosting, emails, linking, etc., and it sometimes feels like I constantly putting out fires. Looking back, I realize that I am always trying to fix issues that I can’t control.

Why was I so busy trying to fix everything? Do I know anything about hosting? Am I an IT person who knows how to fix those types of problems? The answer is capital NO!

Jeremiah 33:3

‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’

Don’t you just love the Bible? If you consult the “word” of God, then you might find the answer to your problem. Here is the solution to most of my issues. You can’t get much plainer than that. Why isn’t my first response to call upon the creator of all things? Why don’t I ask Him to guide me through my issues? And, to make sure that I now realize how foolish I have been, I stumbled upon this verse.

Proverbs 28:26

26 Those who trust in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe.

I think that my new acronym needs to be ADIDAG, which stands for “All day I dream about God.” God is obsessed with me, and He thinks about me all day long. He watches over me from the moment that I wake up until I lie down at night. The Lord gave His only Son for me, and He would do anything for me. God has my back! God’s logo might be ADIDAY, or “All day I dream about YOU.” It applies to each of us; just fill in YOUR name.

Lord, forgive me for being obsessive about the wrong things. Please guide me, open my heart and eyes, and let me become more obsessed with You and Your Word!

To GOD Goes The Glory!

Have A Blessed Day!

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  1. Sandra B. says:

    Thanks for this post! It hit home!! I agree: I need to be more obsessed with GOD and GOD’S WORD!!
    To God Goes The Glory!!
    Have a blessed Sunday and week!!✝️❤️🕊️❤️🙏🏻❤️🕯️

  2. Such a good lesson for all of us to heed. Thank you for always sharing life lessons and how they relate to God’s word.

  3. This is so so true! I truly appreciate you being a vessel to take me to the word and what I need to hear. I started an Advent reading today and the first quote hit me like this blog hit me- thought I would share- “Give us the grace and impatience to wait for your coming to the bottom of our toes, to the edge of our fingertips.” Walter Brueggemann

  4. Charlotte Skiba says:

    I love both verses.. After loosing my oldest son I have leaned closer to God.. Ge goes befor me daily in everything I do.. He knows my name.. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful verse.. Have a blessed day.. ❤️😊

  5. I have always loved Longaberger baskets but not their prices. However, I have found some nice ones at yard sales and estate sales over the years. They are so versatile.

  6. Jayne Finkbohner says:

    Loved your post! I still have my Longaberger baskets, pottery bowls and pie pan. I had to laugh, because my hubby teased me as well. I assured him someday they would be worth a lot of money, NOT!! Oh well I still hold on to them.
    I loved your reminder that God dreams about us as well! Such a precious reminder that we are His treasures! Better than our baskets!

  7. Yes! To God Be the Glory!

  8. I love your Sunday post ❤

  9. I love this. “All day I dream about You”. ADIDAY.
    God has just granted me a Pray Request that I have prayed for a long time.
    I think I have been patient , and am so grateful it has come to past and that He granted me patience.
    God is Good and to Him be the Glory. Amen

    1. That is fantastic, Lin!

  10. Donna Robinson says:

    Good message! The older I get the more I realize how much I need him and how much I should focus on him!

  11. Just what I needed to hear today.

    I have to thank you for the post you you posted on 2/5/23 Three persons in One and The Role They Each Play.
    First time I understood it’s meaning completely 🙏

    1. Arja, it is a hard thing to wrap our brains around. I’m glad the post was helpful.

  12. I too am a Basket Girl! Love all my Longaberger baskets!!
    Jeremiah 33:3 isn’t that a good one?!!

  13. Your message spoke to me. I know I can be obsessive about certain things I like. Thank you for your beautiful Sunday Inspirationals…you are such a good writer. I’ve been following your blog for a very long time….you are one of the very best.

    1. Donna, thanks so much! It truly must be the Holy Spirit since I’m not a great writer. Lol!

  14. Marilyn L Comstock says:

    I have collected all the Christmas Longaberger baskets and more!

  15. Love this devotional. You hit the nail on the head for a lot of us, especially me. I had to turn over my Christmas decorating to God this morning during church. I’ve been sick and have gotten nothing done yet and have been obsessing over it; today I realized my entire focus was off. I have turned it all over to Him and whatever I get done will be fine, I just want to reflect on and remember the real reason for Christmas. Thank you, Tania, for remaining true to your God.

    1. Gayle, I am a decorating manager too. It has to be a certain way, which happens to be MY way. I let my DIL’s do it a couple of years ago, and realized that their way was just as good, if not better.

  16. Garrett Laura says:

    Wonderful devotional, Tania. Thank you for reminding me what’s important in my life. Have a blessed week!

  17. Louise Logan says:

    Live this!! I really needed that

  18. Jenniffer Groski says:

    During this season of buy, buy, buy this is a great reminder.

  19. I also feel responsible for everything I’m involved with. It is so freeing to realize that God doesn’t need me to “solve” the problem by myself. He just wants me to remember that He is always ready to guide me if I just ask!

  20. Lovely message!

    I remember going to Longaberger and actually making one of their baskets for myself there. So fun. I still have that and another I purchased on that visit. Loved driving by their business headquarters in the building that looked like a basket!

  21. Donna Young says:

    Have a blessed week!!

  22. It’s so easy to get caught up in all the “things” we like. Good reminder.

  23. Tania;
    Just what I needed to hear today! Thanks for another great Sunday post.

  24. When I got the word that I had Breast Cancer, I learned fast it was not in my control! I trusted God and he took control! Going on 8 years as a survivor! IT WAS NOT WHY ME, but WHY NOT ME! God is Good!

    1. My sister reminded me years ago that I didn’t have control of much in life. I can’t control oncoming cars, the airplane pilot, or a health diagnosis. I’m glad to hear that you are a survivor, and I know you leaned on God.

  25. I can do relate to your words today. I think I also have an obsessive personality. Once I become interested in something, be it collecting baskets (I also have many Longabergers), making bags, featherweight sewing machines(my latest obsession) or fabric; as you say I am ‘all in’! How do you stop that from happening? If you figure it out, let me know.😉

  26. Wow! Sounds like me! Thanks, I really needed that message today!

  27. Natalie B. Suarez says:

    Thank you Tania for the beautiful message, so true!

  28. Jacque Abell says:

    This is me! Not the possessing things but the taking control of things instead of God guiding my life.

  29. Karen Nau says:

    I wear a simple gold cross necklace every day, I wear it to pay tribute to our God. I love it, about as much, as I love my collection of Longaberger baskets, always wondered why they went out of business. Have a blessed day.

  30. Roeli Lutz (Canadian) says:

    Great message. HE watches over us 24/7. HE is so faithful.

    Always ask before you buy/need something, “Do I really need
    that?” What would Jesus do?
    Then learn to listen to that still SMALL voice, HE will speak!

    Bless you All this the Lord’s Day.

  31. Good morning! I generally just skim the Sunday postings here on your blog. But today’s really spoke to me. I too, am a go all in person and can become of the mindset of trying to, or thinking I MUST, fix everything. this kind of thinking isn’t healthy, and it’s to my detriment. Thank you for the reminder that I do not have to always be the one in control. have a good Sunday! Ali

  32. I’ve collected baskets in general over the years and incorporated them into my kitchen decor and around the house!

  33. Ginger Hiller says:

    I love this post. Thank you, Tania!

  34. Indeed. 💛💛💛

  35. Mary Carol says:

    Thank you for sharing this today. I am certainly in need of this scripture.

  36. Perfect post! Thank you!!! Happy Sunday❤❤❤

  37. “Obsessive about the wrong things.” WOW—-you hit the nail on the head!

  38. Kathy Moreno says:

    ADIDAG…. I love this.. your encouragement is a blessing. read Psalm 63
    I thought of this I I read your blog. blessings to you 🙏

  39. Phyllis Martin says:

    Yes, to God be the glory! Ph

  40. I say this every week, but I love your Sunday posts. They are always right on and so relatable. How do you consistently come up with an out of the park inspirational post? Love your style too in fashion! Just keep at it please.

    1. Penny Jo, I never know what I’, writing about on Sunday. Something (The Holy Spirit) will catch my eye, or I’ll hear something that gets my mind thinking.

  41. AMEN ♥️♥️♥️

  42. Yes, I lost one sock while doing the laundry. I searched absolutely everywhere. finally, I said, Lord please help me find that sock one of these days.
    I know it was probably a silly thing to bother Him with but hey, He can do everything right?
    So yesterday, although I was very tired, I decided I really did have to wash sheets. and when I stripped my bed my sock fell off the end of the bed onto the floor in front of me!
    Thank you, Lord. You help us with everything big or small. I need to remember that, that He is there always loving me.

    1. Diane, I can’t tell you how many times something like that has happened to me.

  43. Janice Nagle says:

    I dream about making things. Quilts, fundraising items, art, cart making…and collecting free patterns.
    I also ask God to keep my focus and my life centered on Him.

  44. Very good message. We all need God to be first and not our manmade idols. I always remember the other passage where Jesus says about where your heart is there is your treasure. (You’re the only blogger I know that does 2 posts per day except on weekends. That’s may be one reason why you get stressed.)

    1. I’m usually a very laid back person, it takes a lot of get me stressed.

  45. Edna Bailey says:

    Amen to today’s message God is so good to each of us, even if we don’t know it. he knows our needs.

  46. Oh my goodness….so,so good! I need God to stand over me with a hammer pounding this into my brain.
    I just love all your posts. You are so down to earth & an inspiration ❤️

  47. Susan Mariotti says:

    This is so true. I ask him to guide me, lead me and heal me rather than trying to find a way to do it myself. Just ask 🙏🏼

  48. Kay Sapienza says:

    Thank you. I think we all needed to hear that 😜

  49. Julie Hecker says:

    Thank you for your Verse of the Day! Usually catch up on your blog on the weekend. Have a blessed day!

  50. Susan Brickhouse says:

    Love your posts and how you share your faith and give God the glory!
    Have a wonderful day!

  51. Laura Morin says:

    Amen!!! This is so good!
    Thank you!

  52. I love your Sunday posts. I could avoid a lot of frustration if I would remember to focus on God.

    1. I love your simple, sisterly chat today. This was engaging and encouraging and a good start to my day. Bless you!

  53. What a powerful message today!!
    I have read it several times and gotten something new out of it each time. It took me years to realize that some things are out of my control and your blog is a great reminder to turn to God when you feel like you are losing control. He will listen and guide you always. Have a blessed week Tania❤️

    1. Have a blessed week! ❤️

  54. Deborah Leggett says:

    Amen! God is the answer!

  55. I used to be a Longaberger consultant as well. I had baskets everywhere. Three years ago because of my husbands health, we moved closer to one of our children. We did a major downsizing and I auctioned off almost all of my baskets as well as other antiques and sentimental items. Sometimes I wish I still had a particular item that I sold and so I have to remind myself that it’s all just “stuff” and I can’t take it with me when I die. Haha. Thank you for reminding us to not be obsessive about the wrong things. To God be the Glory! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

    1. It is stuff. We haven’t packed up much of our belongings from our other home, and since it has been three years, do I really even need it anymore?

  56. laurie sponsler says:

    I used to sell Longaberger as well and it was truly to get the baskets for me. I never really sold many at all. 😊
    ADIDAG is truly what we need. Or FROG. Fully rely on God. Have a Blessed day and thank you for your blog.

  57. What a great reminder on this Lord’s day.

  58. Elizabeth Tobin says:

    Such a nice post. While I was not obsessed with Longaberger, my sister gave me their medium casserole basket with the cutest blue and white decorative band that went around the rim. I used it constantly to take food to various events and friends. I lost that wonderful basket to the flood waters of Harvey. When my sweet husband ordered me a replacement for my birthday, the company took payment and then shuttered the business! I never got a replacement. It reminds me that material things often serve us well for a time but can be taken at any moment. What is true and eternally constant is God and his love for each one of us. Thank you Tania for all of your hard work, you have helped so many of us ladies feel more confident and look our best no matter our age!

  59. Becky Kerwin says:

    Beautiful scriptures for this day and time!

  60. Colleen Wheat says:

    This post really spoke to my heart. Thank you. Also a recovering basket-a-holic 😊 and love the acronym focusing on the Lord God. Thank you.

  61. Jean Lamarre says:

    Thoughtful post today. Sounds like me….good advice.

    1. Thank you. I needed that very message today.

  62. Amen sister! I find when I turn to Him and ask for help things work out do much better! Thanks.

  63. Christy Causey says:

    What a great message. ❤️

  64. Wonderful devotion and much needed by every Christian! Why can’t we focus more on God instead of things? Maybe it’s time to focus more on His word and stop giving in to our selfish desires.

  65. I needed to see this today, as while I know I’m protected, I needed the reminder (once again!) to give up my problems to God. Thanks, and have a wonderful Sunday.

  66. Tania,
    Thank you for your message this morning. As I sit here reflecting on the first Sunday in Advent, it is comforting to know that I am not alone in my quest to go to God first . May you have a blessed day.

  67. Vicki L Werley says:

    I like your new acronym! He has been saw awesome to me and I am still learning each and every day. I wish more people that I come in contact dream of God. He is so AWESOME!!

  68. I love Longaberger baskets, too! I have them all over my house. But God is the real thing and is more important in my life than any things I collect! Thank you for your message today.

  69. What a great message and I love the scriptures you quoted!