Dec 26, 2008

Last Day to Win the "Sur la Table"!

When all is said and done; when the beautiful wrappings and ribbons have created crumbled mountains of happiness; as anticipation is winding down and souls are settling into a relaxed calm in front of the fireplace, it is then that we can begin to sort and assimilate our blessings. It is then that we truly comprehend all that God has bestowed upon us.

I do hope that each of you are enjoying a pleasant and peaceful aftermath to the Christmas celebration. Please be sure to sign up for and/or tell a friend about my 400th Post Giveaway which ends at Midnight PST tonight. A $25.00 Sur la Table shopping spree is being given away! Scroll down or click HERE.

Dec 23, 2008

Tea for Tuesday

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"Remember the tea kettle:

It is always up to its neck in hot water;

yet it still sings."

—Early American Folk Wisdom

Today's Bouquets

There are undeniable blessings at both ends of the giving spectrum. Happily, some of the most rewarding moments aren't scribbled on paper or penciled on a calendar.

Last Friday, I attended the first Women's Conference at Rock of the Nations in Norwalk, California. The congregation is made up mostly of Eastern Indians: however, the church recently made a move to become multi-cultural. With the exception of myself (a caucasian mutt) and a lovely Nigerian lady, those in attendance were all Indian. What an experience it was to worship and fellowship with women who are so hungry for the things of God!

Also on Friday, I joined another lady, Teresa, in decorating a Christmas tree for the Nigerian family who recently lost their 22 month old son. As you can imagine, this has been a rough Christmas for them. Teresa and I both felt the family needed some continuity and a sense of celebration for the 3 surviving children. There was plenty of laughter. And, Teresa and I even got to sing a soprano duet of O Holy Night.

I recently purchased a beautifully framed 2008 Christmas silhouette from Kari and Kijsa of
Ask Kari and Kijsa. Having the artwork in my home is a gift to myself, but these 2 sisters are not any degree of average. Accompanying my package was a sweet poem that lit up my heart. It said:

Merry, merry Christmas to you and yours,
You know your blog we truly adore;
We love your poems, your riddles, your rhymes,
So we wish you the best in 2009!

Thank-you, you gifted diet coke sipping sweeties!