Friday, June 29, 2012

Quotable Friday: The Wise Woman

The Wise Woman's Stone
(author unknown)

A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream.

The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food.

The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him. She did so without hesitation.

The traveler left rejoicing in his good fortune. He knew the stone was worth enough to give him security for a lifetime.

But, a few days later, he came to return the stone to the wise woman, "I've been thinking," he said.

"I know how valuable this stone is, but I give it back in the hope that you can give me something even more precious.

Give me what you have within you that enabled you to give me this stone."

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Thursday - Teacups and Mugs

With today's post I am starting a new theme for Thursdays.  

I have so many teacups and mugs.  Such a fun thing to collect over many years.  They all speak to me and of course each speaks something different.  They speak of beauty.  They speak of wisdom.  They speak of encouragement.  They speak of humor.  They speak of love.  They speak of truth.

Today's mug was found in a thrift store while on vacation this month.  I think I found it on my birthday actually, a day I became older according to the date on the calendar.  

This mug truly speaks truth.

I am getting older and most certainly fall into the Titus 2 older woman category.  It has happened.  I am worthy of a senior discount at the business' I frequent.  I color my hair to cover the gray not just to try a new shade of color.  I am a Mémère.   I am by all intent and purpose "old".

We will all get older, it's just a fact of life. You can't stop it, you can't turn back the clock that so many wish they could.  It will happen, you will get older.

But ugly - now that is something we do have control over.  We can choose to put on a happy face.  We can choose to fill our heart with good things.  We can choose to speak encouragement to those around us.  We have the ability to be beautiful in word and deed. 

I don't mind getting older but I do not want to be old and UGLY.  I want instead to show the love of Jesus more and more and let His beauty be seen in this (wrinkled) face.

"Fill my mug Lord with your love and your purpose for me.  I am getting older but I don't want to be ugly!  Amen."

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Tempt My Tummy Tuesday - Kale Chips!

Have been doing lots of reading on health and nutrition recently.  Dr. Oz shared a recipe for Kale Chips on his show and I must say, they are a keeper.  Precious Husband has a hard time giving up his Doritos and he really really likes these.  Kale is full of nutrition and low in calories.  

To make Kale Chips just remove leaves from the stalk and lay them out on a cookie sheet (I used parchment paper on the cookie sheet).  I used my spray mister and sprayed them with olive oil and then sprinkled sea salt over them.  Next batch we are going to try other seasonings.

Linking up with Lisa at for Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays

Monday, June 25, 2012

Monday Memo: Mind Over Matter

My Mom has quite a collection of animated stuffed toys.  This bear is was in her collection but she (reluctantly) gifted it to me for my birthday when we visited her a couple weeks ago.  If you listen closely she sings, "will you still love me when I'm 64?"  Yep, she is a gift for my 63rd birthday - neat huh?  Thanks Mom I will take good care of her.

"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. " Mark Twain