Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday Reflections

The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.  I will advise you and watch over you. Psalm 32:8

I am so thankful for this promise. It is wonderful to know that I don't have to depend on my own understanding and judgement. He is always there to guide and direct even when in my finite little brain I forget.

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sunday Reflections

Happy Valentines Day!
This is the time of the year that love is in the air. While I know Valentines Day is a driven by retailers to boost sales I like that it draws attention to something that is a universal need... love.
We all need to feel needed, wanted and loved.  I like the bright reds and festive spirit it brings. It to me is a signal that the dull, gray winter is behind us and spring and new life is ahead.

Great is your love, higher than the heavens;
your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens,
and let your glory be over all the earth.
Psalm 108:4-5

It is wonderful to know that God is the creator of love. His love is unconditional and it is freely given to anyone that is willing to accept it.  It is not based on status, possessions, accomplishments or any of the things we put high stock in here on earth. It is so comforting to know that nothing I do will make him love me more and... nothing I do will make him love me less.
If you special Valentine is no longer with you or is far far away know that you are loved and that our omnipresent God is with you always!

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Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Makeover Mirror and Table

I have got one more thing marked off of my to-do list. Sometimes I think it multiplies over night.
Back in the fall I found this really neat mirror and small shelf ? table? at a consignment shop. I loved the style
but the bright gold finish and the legs not so much. $50 dollars was more than I wanted to pay but I had the perfect place for it. So I took it home and with the help of Mr. Vintagesouthern hung it on the wall to see if I still loved it before starting the redo.

Skipper said he approved.
BTW, the table attaches to the wall with only two legs. The phantom hand holding the table is 
Mr. Vintage and not Thing from the Munsters Show.

I replaced the legs with more traditional legs.

I painted it black first, then Metallic Rustoleum and finally dry brushed it with
Antique Gold craft paint.
The little bust was a Hobby Lobby find. I think she was half off. I have had her for a while.
When it's cold outside it is the perfect time to paint and get things done.

Hope your having a good week. I'm glad you dropped by and y'all come back!

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Saturday, February 05, 2011

Sunday Reflections

He gives snow like wool;
he scatters frost like ashes.
He hurls down hail like crumbs-
who can stand before his cold?
He sends out his word, and melts them;
he makes his wind blow, and the waters flow.
Psalm 147:16-18

I'm ready for springtime. I want to see growth and greenery, days getting longer, and breezes bringing warmth. Spring brings newness, and winter has me feeling old.  But the psalmist reminds me that God is the author of both.  With his creative power, he can freeze a stream and melt it.  He can send a gale-force wind, and can knit together a snowflake.
Lord, I stand in wonder, awed by your amazing strength and I ask you to work your wonders in me.  Melt my frozen streams of thought and blow powerfully through all that I do and say, Amen

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Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Quite.... the popular ground hog

  Punxsutawney Phil  is quite the popular groundhog this year!  After the winter we have been having folks were relieved that he did not see his shadow. Legend has it that if he doesn't see his shadow we can expect an early spring, yeah!!

Do you believe this legend or have any other beliefs or superstitions that have been passed down ?

One that comes to mind for me immediately is : Step on a crack, break your mama's back.

I can tell you that is not true. I remember after getting a much deserved spanking  stepping, stomping on 

the crack. (Sorry mom! I was little remember?  )     

Maybe this post should have been titled, Quick, get me therapy.

Thanks for stopping by. Please leave a comment... I would love to hear your superstitions.

Come on Spring!!!

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