Saturday, January 15, 2011

All About Love

I am a total romantic.  I just finished a mini book that I titled Book of Love. As you can tell, I adore vintage--the lace, dragonflies, roses so prevelant in bygone times.  This book is a celebration of the things I love.  It contains pictures, poems and thoughts about love.

I am so fortunate to have so many good things in my life.  Some times when the day brings problems and stress it is easy to forget that these are greatly outweighed by the good.  In a month or a year these things that I am so concerned about today will be forgotten. 

In the scripture--Zephaniah 3:17--it says "The Lord your God will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing. (NIV)."  So, think on the wonders and happiness, and there will be little room for dwelling on the negative.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Out with the Old

As the new year begins, some things must be left behind, some put away for another day, and some treasured in your heart.  It is always a little sad for me to take down the Christmas tree, for I'm a kid at heart.  I love the beauty and excitement of the season, and I rejoice that we celebrate the birthday of Jesus. 

All the balls, tinsel, and lights are packed away.  The place where the tree stood looks bare.  But in my heart I carry the special memories that were part of this season--The pleasure of having family visit, watching the excitement as the grandkids opened their gifts, the aromas of fresh baked cookies, the twinkling tree lights reminding me of the stars of the Wyoming skies that I enjoyed as a youth.

But now the living room has a fresh clean look.  It reminds me of the clean slate of this new year.  I am free to make this year a beautiful picture entertwining new adventures, new skills, and new directions.  So let the masterpiece begin.