Feb 9, 2009

Memory Monday & First Sign of Spring

Merry Memory Monday! I tucked Proverbs 11:30 in my heart this week.

Proverbs 11:30
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who is wise wins souls.
Proverbs 11:30

Let's check and see how I did (especially on the last phrase that was like a tongue twister!). Yeah! I got it! I want to bear the fruit of a righteous life and yes, I also want to be wise. Lord, allow my path to cross with those whose souls need winning for Your kingdom. This verse corresponds to a theme our pastor is currently teaching on reaching the lost.

Next week, I plan to tuck in my heart a verse that seems very fitting to our current economic times:

John 14:27
Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful. John 14:27

With the snow this last week, we enjoyed such lovely winter scenery. When the blanket of snow melted, I noticed the tulip bulbs beginning to peek out from the soil. I so enjoy tulips. When my mother was in the hospital, a dear friend brought her a dark brown, large handled basket filled with tulips and bordered with hyacinths. I can almost smell the lovely creation just thinking about it! Our darlin' youngest teen has been learning to paint with oils and gave me her first oil painting this last week and it just brightened my day and thrilled my heart. Both the teens enjoy painting (a skill which skipped me!). Since the mantel has looked a little bare since the Christmas greenery is gone, the canvas has a temporary home on the mantel.Spring has arrived indoors! Do you all have any recommendations for framing? I am thinking of hanging it near my desk. Thank you darlin' youngest teen. Mama loves you and is so grateful for your bright and cheery gift. And the fact that there was no special occasion that you gave it to mama. Gift giving is one of your love languages Baby! I like the contrast of colors: the green lines on the strappy leaves that give it depth and the yellow, orange and whites make the cup of petals look so real. This painting will remind me of the time we planted our first tulips bulbs together about four years ago and could hardly wait for them to bloom. Your painting has blessed mama's heart.


B His Girl said...

God has spring on my mind too. I am going to post on a sign too. How cool when I saw your title on my dashboard. I love tulips. Beautiful...simply beautiful. B

MomE said...

I planted about a zillion daffodil bulbs this Fall...I sure hope the come up! Good job and Happy Monday!

Lina said...

Thank you for your comment at my blog...I am very excited to have found yours! Much good reading ahead as I explore by the light of your lamp! Blessings to you and yours!