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I have an appreciation for words and letters myself and enjoy the use of beautiful script in home decor . . . furniture, pillows, bedding, towels . . . it’s enough to make me want to start writing poetry on my walls right now! Before I get to the walls, though, I decided to start small. There are several methods for transferring letters onto walls or furniture and one of the best sources I’ve found is at The Graphics Fairy. Head over there to check out her 12 Easy Image Transfer Methods.
For my project I used only paper, a soft pencil, a ballpoint pen and a Sharpie. So, starting with the vintage ironing board that I previously blogged about, in “A Chalk Painted What?“, I set to work creating a phrase. For my mom, Monday was always washday and Tuesday was ironing day. Therefore . . .
I know, I said I wasn’t gonna scare you but I’m trying to be as authentic as I can!
“Look neither right nor left; leave evil in the dust.” Proverbs 4:27
Maybe a little out of context but I’m takin’ it!
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, FromMyFrontPorchToYours, ADelightsomeLife
Where do you go to escape when life gets a bit too crazy, when hard things happen, when all you seem to hear is bad news? Where do you escape in the good times?
Come along with me and I’ll show you some places of escape I’ve added to my Pinterest board entitled:
“Prayer and Meditation Places”
(an idea stolen from a speaker at a recent women’s conference).
One of my favorite places to be is near the water.
Floating in warm tropical waters would be an ideal place to talk with God.
Or sitting at the end of a dock, bare toes skimming the surface of cool waters, watching the changing sky as sunset draws near.
The mountain setting of this riverside chapel would be a perfect place to pray. I can almost hear the dancing waters, happily singing praises to their Creator.
The water looks cold here but as I close my eyes I can imagine the soothing warmth of the sun upon my back . . . God’s touch.
A time of prayer in this secret sheltered place would be nice. . .
. . . or in this Spring garden!
One of my mom’s favorite songs went like this,
“I come to the garden alone
while the dew is still on the roses
And the voice I hear falling on my ear
the Son of God discloses
And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am his own . . .”
A walk in the woods can bring one closer to God and you never know when you might be surprised with a reminder of His promise.
I can just imagine how peaceful it would be to have my quiet time, while sipping my first cup of morning coffee, on the porch of this summer cabin.
Oh how exhilarating to fly way up high, as close to God as I could get!
Sunshine bursting through the clouds reminds me that at any moment I might see Him face to face!
As wonderful as all of these places would be for prayer and meditation, when it comes right down to it, I really don’t have to leave home after all. My absolute favorite place to be still and listen to God speak to me is also the most comfortable place in my home. I need only close my eyes to the distractions around me, refocus my attention, be still and listen.
2. Be found in Me
I hope you’ll take some time out to talk to God and ask him what he would like to say to you?
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