saturday gifts

a quiet place to read (and a hideously dirty phone)
colors and patterns
the candy of january
the best cuppa joe in town
a beautiful duct tape bouquet, courtesy of a very cute 9 year old
the lego family got a new ride
the jerusalem cherry tree sink-side
bird beauty
and a tiny vestige of Christmas, lingering in the heart and on the mind.

hope you’re enjoying your saturday gifts too!



good stuff from today’s reading:

Culture yourselves, I pray you. Live on the great thoughts which expand the soul and charge the being with forcefulness, and eschew utterly the wretched stuff out of which so many girls are building up flabby-tissued brains. Enrich your nature with true art. Busy your days with better preparation for your future position than the frivolous play of society, which wastes the energies and belittles the stature of womanhood. Above all, see that you live in open-souled up-look to the Father, the Source and Fount of all high life, in fellowship with the Son, the pattern and exemplar of all nobleness of human form, and in communion of that Spirit of Holiness who ever moveth in you all pure, true pulses, the Lord and giver of Life.


p.s.  thank you to those of you who sent me your stories.  i’m still reading and responding so thanks for your patience:)  y’all are the BEST internet friends ever.   and so smart.  loves ya lots 🙂

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  1. What books are those in the first picture??? Especially the “Womanhood” one, I’d love to know what you’re reading!

  2. I love the duct tape bouquet.  The only time I see duct tape at my house is when my son “fixes” something or wraps one of his army guns in the camo tape so that he can play army in the backyard.  Very creative little girl.

  3. Another inspiring post filled with gorgeous pics. I want one of those coffee machines but I’m afraid I would never drink anything but coffee. You always have the most amazing books. Love the duct tape bouquet.

  4. that excerpt is like butt’ah. what a way with words-“flabby tissued brains” i personally resolve to use that in public within the week———–open-souled up-look to the Father-beautiful!

    i’ve wondered if you read Eldredge-a penny for your thoughts! gorgeous photos! hugs and hugs! 

  5. I love your January attitude. I feel the same way although it has been a more recent love for me. I’ve come around and I’m NOT going back!

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