Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Shopping My Shelves

I will leave the Christmas trees up till New Years but today I began putting away all the other decorations.

I love to shop from my own shelves when decorating.  It is so fun to rethink or repurpose an object that I already have.  So when I removed the Christmas decorations from my dining room table I went shopping and what you see here is what I came up with.  First the tray and tea set but there was no height so I added the crystal candle holder.  Still not enough height to suit me so I put the whole tray on a heavy upside down cut glass bowl.  Ahh - I like it.  Something totally different and new to me without spending a penny.  My idea of fun. 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Every Time . . .

"Christmas, my child, is love in action . . . 
When you love someone, you give to them, as God gives to us.  
The greatest gift He ever gave was the person of His Son, sent to us . . . 
so that we might know what God the Father is really like!  
Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas."
Dale Evans Rogers

Monday, December 5, 2011

Unfailing Love!

Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love,  
that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
Psalms 90:14

Psalm 91

 1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[a]
2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress,  my God, in whom I trust.”  
3 Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge;  his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5 You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, 6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,  ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.
 9 If you say, “The LORD is my refuge,”  and you make the Most High your dwelling, 10 no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; 12 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
 14 “Because he[b] loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him;  I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble,  I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”

Monday, November 14, 2011

Monday's Memo: Praise and Joy

"Praise is the soil in which joy comes alive."
--author unknown

Note to self, "I need to get busy tilling my soil."

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Was Goldilocks Here?

I went in today to straighten up the Green Room after my grandchildren spent some time with us.  I had to smile so big when I noticed the welcoming words of Scrabble tiles.  It is supposed to say, "Please make yourself at home."  Today it said, "Tyler".  Yes, 5 year old Tyler TLC#2 left his mark in the bedroom and left me with no doubt as to who had slept in this bed(room).  Tyler started kindergarten this year and he has really blossomed because of it.  He loves school and even though I did not know if the school would possibly be ready for Tyler he has proven me wrong and is quite the model student. 

All the pieces put back into order awaiting another visit from Goldilocks Tyler.