Friday, September 30, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Since I'm taking steps to shake things up a bit, I thought I'd take those steps in style.
My dream closet would include all of these.
Which shoe would you most like to wear today?
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Lately I've felt like a few parts of my life have run off the track and landed in a ditch. Maybe it's this time of transition, maybe its just menopause. Whatever the reason, I'm ready to crawl out of this ditch, dust off the dirt and begin shaking things up.
I'd love to hear your story about making changes and the results you experienced.
Here are few pretties to inspire you today.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
I have to admit, I've spent most of my life trying to catch up instead of keep up.
What about you?
Monday, September 26, 2011
Happy Monday lovelies,
I'd love to begin a conversation about GOSSIP.
Gossip is one of those sins that often evade our spiritual radar. We tell friends about others’ faults, offenses, even sins without realizing that by doing so, we're guilty of the sin of gossip. It's easy to dismiss our sin with the excuse of “being concerned”. We forget that engaging in gossip will eat away at our spiritual maturity and devastates our witness before others.
Gossip is not "networking", It's not "sharing concerns" or "bringing someone up to speed".
Gossip exactly what your mother taught you. It is talking about someone behind his or her back. While the subject of our gossip might not be outrageous, our gossip will result in anger, bitterness, hurt feelings, even damaged relationships.
Don’t take my word for it, examine Romans 1:29-30, “They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents;” (NIV)
Look at that, gossip is just as heinous as being a God hater.
Gossip creates a false sense of piety. Behind the “honorable” mask of concern lies the ugly face of selfishness, insecurity and spiritual immaturity.
The next time you’re tempted to engage in gossip:
1. Recognize the truth that gossip is a sin.
2. Exercise the power of words to fortify and edify others.
3. Acknowledge the damaging effect gossip will have on others.
Friends, I've engaged in more gossip than I care to admit and I have experienced every negative outcome this sin brings. I hope you will join the conversation today and share your story.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Ephesians 3:20, “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Happy Friday my lovelies,
It's been gray and rainy in my neighborhood this week and I'm ready to see a little sunshine outside my window. Since I can't control Mother Nature, I thought I'd find a little sunshine to welcome the official beginning to Fall.
Don't you just love those lilies on that gorgeous table drawing you to the sunshine?
This mirrored dresser was my inspiration to add mirrored night stands to our Master Bedroom.
I have the same Carrera marble in my tiny bathroom.
Look at those walls! I can only imagine how long it took to apply those mirrored pieces.
Now this is the way to enjoy gray.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Hello my lovelies,
Today I'd like to talk about excuses. Over my lifetime, I've made more than my share of excuses for sure. As I begin to study the newest book by Lisa Whittle, I'm compelled to examine every area of my spiritual life.
What about you friends, are you cycling around and down the drain of excuses?
Let me encourage you today with this list.
Noah was a drunk
Abraham was too old
Isaac was a Daydreamer
Jacob was a liar
Leah was deemed unattractive
Joseph was abused
Moses had a stuttering problem
Gideon was afraid
Rehab was a prostitute
Jeremiah and Timothy were too young
Jonah ran from God
Peter denied Christ
The disciples fell asleep while praying
The Samaritan woman was divorced
Lazarus was dead
Are you willing to examine your reasons for making excuses?
While you're pondering that, here are a few lovely images.
And... one last sparkly lovely
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Are you standing on the edge of a decision?
Is the Lord asking you to step out into something new?
What can you share about your leap of faith?
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
What do you think about this quote?
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
Waking up this morning to crisp and cool weather has captured my fancy.
I don't know about you, but I'm more than ready to kiss the hot and humid weather
Adios, Arrivederci, Shalom, good-bye.
Bring on the cool, crisp beauty of fall.
Happy Weekend Wishes to all my lovely friends!