Saturday, February 2, 2008


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!)


  1. I never thought about it terms of my home....but when I am planting in my garden.....or weeding.....or mulching....I feel like I am in "church". It is the best place for me to pray and "listen" :-)

  2. Blessings to you, also. I am so interested to find another Anglican...I had not checked where you lived, but realized from what you said that you are in South Carolina. I am so thankful you have a new bishop, too, our diocese, Fort Worth, prayed for you all while you were going through this long and painful process. We are thankful to be in the Diocese of Fort Worth. We took our first vote to leave TEC in November and will leave next November, sooner should "she" try to inhibit Bishop Iker.

    Again, God's blessings to you and yours.

  3. Beautiful, although I hope my home at the moment is not a reflection of who I am. With the kids spilling/throwing food and drink on the floor. Along with various barbie parts...

    Thanks for the visit on my knitting! I do plan to start an etsy store, I have the account, just need a few items that are for sale, and not baby shower gifts.

  4. Wow, I need to read this book!! You know, it's funny; the older I get, the more I KNOW this is what I need to do. My husband is older than I am, but he only pays lip-service to living more simply when it comes time to MOVE. :D He's a great collector of books he doesn't read - at least I read mine - and scraps of paper. LOL! What IS that, anyway???
    ANYWAY. thanks so much for coming to check out my blog for my Show & Tell. I'll share on Monday evening, probably, what we'll dip - we're going to do a photo shoot tomorrow afternoon to get some stock photos to sell. :D I promise, you'll be drooling. LOL!!!
    God bless you! Thanks so much for sharing - and I LOVE YOUR POOH & GANG!! Don't you DARE get rid of them. :D Don't they make your HEART smile? :)

  5. Creating beauty in the home is a gift. Others do notice but they may not comment. It sounds like you've read Edith Schaeffer's The Hidden Art of Homemaking--a gem of a book.

    Nice to meet you!

    Blessings, e-Mom

  6. Looks like a cozy place to contemplate.
    Hugs and blessings.

  7. Great quotes! I'll have to see about getting that book. I strive to simplify... but it's hard, isn't it?

  8. I'll definitely have to get that book! Loved the quotes from it.


  9. Those quotes are quite impressive. Something really worth contemplating..

  10. 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 totally agree, I love real wood and outdoorsy things in my home too. And of course colours!

  11. I do love plants in my home...I had never thought of it in this way... but now I will...
    thanks for making me think more about my home reflecting God's character by having beautiful things in it...

  12. Thanks for sharing about this book. My home probably reflects me well......a split side neat and orderly, the other side full of clutter.

    In my house are many rocks and stones from our farm fields. I just can't pass up an interesting rock. I make cairns.....stacks of stones, here and there.

    Feathers are another item I like to find and display in the house.

    Your posts are wonderful!

    Have you ever heard of Joyce Rockwood Hudson?

  13. I just stopped by to say hello to your Boots, she is cute. How funny that they both do four footed kneading!

  14. Your book sounds wonderful. I need to simplify my life too. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Please come again.

    Yes, I am lucky and thankful to have Sharon as my sister roseofsharonmay She is so encouraging and fun.

    Blessings to you. I hope to find time to read more of your blog.


  15. you shared,
    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.

    It's great to know I'm aligned with this definition since He created dust and I have plenty of that in my home as well. It takes no effort all so I can't take any credit for it. It just seems to grow on the end tables and picture frames along the wall. Guests can even write their names in it so I can keep a list of who has been here and enjoyed the viewing of His creational touches in our home. Thank you, NannyKim. It's reassuring to know that 'dust' is no longer just another four letter word.