Well I am sitting and reading and comtemplating. I am reading more of the book on simple living that I mentioned in the post below. I am going to put a few (just a few) quotes that I like and that I am thinking about. I went to a memorial service today and am going to another tomorrow so it is a good day for thinking. (well what day isn't?)
"First of all, God's home [she is speaking of the tabernacle] reflected His character--it was designed in a particular way and contained many beautiful things. And each of those things had a purpose and a story. From the entrance facing east toward the rising sun to the curtain separating the holy place from the Holy of Holies, God's tabernacle home was filled with beautiful items of remarkable craftsmanship. Colors and textures abounded."
"For some things, their function or purpose is just to be beautiful and bring a smile to your face when you see it. You only have to look in a garden, at a sunset, or the faces of your children to know that God places high value on beauty. So the teacup collection can stay, even if it only gets used from time to time; the same goes for your apron collection".
Thus, this lady is speaking to me--ha, ha. Since I love aprons and teacups!! But really--Edith Shaeffer says the same thing---God's creation is glorious and our homes should reflect that---our homes should have part of His creation in it--ie plants, shells, rocks, fountains etc. He has created colors---we should use them---I could go on and on---but it needs to be orderly since He is a God of order. WEll---I'll be thinking some more!! (ps my spell check isn't working so please forgive any errors!)