"If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day." — E.B. White

Thursday, January 6, 2011

ANOTHER Beautiful birthday lady!

She's all about LIFE *and* GRACE
And making faith fun.
And sharing all she is and does.
Compassion, color, courage, chalkboards, coffee, crafting...
Faith, family, friends, food, flowers, flipflops...
I could go on n on...
After celebrating my own ladies I'm late to her party to say

"Happy Birthday 
I wish you were in my family.
Thanks for letting me enjoy yours.
Thanks especially for helping me to make my own home more faithful and colorful.

I love your style!!! 
You wear your joyful faith and flowers with abandon!

No way could I pick a favorite post or project ~ there're waaaaay too many!!! I copied her here. I think of her often as I "redecorrange." Thanks to her, it was all I could do not to buy a cowhide rug or ottoman at Ikea! When I'm in need of Mommy MoJo, I visit Edie. She reflects God's love awesomely.

(I ordered this for my barn after seeing it at Edie's!)

In looking back I found words n pics that spoke to me in every post I saw...

Here're just a sampling~

Confessions of a lyrics lover  Monday, September 27, 2010

I’m fanatical about words.  I DO believe that it’s my favorite way to make my space my own.   That’s probably why I like chalk boards so much. Then there’s  song lyrics.   I’m giddy like a school girl for poetic, passionate lyrics. Which probably explains my love for poetry.    And books.  ...

100 things Edition 3 Wednesday, April 15, 2009 

41. I speak from experience when I say that having children who are compliant can give you the false sense that you are an extraordinary specimen of a mother. And on the contrary, having strong willed children will have you convinced that you are not capable of parenting at all. I have both varieties in my little family. Until you’ve parented a strong willed child, it would be wise to save all your statements that start with “Well, if that was my child, I’d….”. Give people the benefit of the doubt and spend the time you might judge them–saying a prayer for them instead. This is no task for the faint of heart. And grace and mercy need abound.
42. My favorite color is tiffany blue. I have plans to paint my craft room that color. Last year, my favorite color was orange. I’m wishy washy like that.

Thankful for Home Monday, November 22, 2010 

Prayer for the Home:
Lord God, our home is among the most precious gifts we receive in this life.
We realize this all the more as we remember our Lord Jesus. He set aside home and family. Having no place to lay His head throughout His ministry, he chose to sojourn among those He came to save. We prayerfully invite Him to dwell in our earthly abode even as He continually invites us by Word and Sacrament to dwell forever in our heavenly home, which He prepares for us.

Make us ever grateful for this shelter from life’s storms.

Keep this house always the home of comfort, joy, peace, and forgiveness.

According to Your will, protect this home from the spiritual assaults of Satan, but likewise make our home a fortress against the calamities of nature and the wickedness of sinful man.
Grant us the virtue of hospitality, the joy of harmonious living, and the blessing of gathering around Your Word and bringing our families’ prayers before You.

May all who dwell in our home be blessed by Your presence and Your peace,

and may all who go forth give thanks for the grace they receive from You, through us, Your dear children
We receive Your loving kindness in our home as a reminder of the eternal home we inherit through Your Son, Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray.
{prayer taken from the Lutheran prayer book which can be purchased at Concordia Publishing House.}

What more can I say? Edie's got it all summed up. Perfectly.
It breaks my heart that she lost her home. 
Thanks be to God no one was injured!
Go. See and share her strength. Here.
And, please. 
Give her the gift of your prayers.
Edie, you're in my thoughts and prayers.
 I wish you great peace and happiness in the coming year 
and a BLESSED new HOME!


Janette@Janette's Sage said...

I will check it out....you have such a heart of gold, and such a gift of encouragement...I send you a hug. Thanks for posting!

Oh, my baby turned 5 today, you want to cry together???...hold on tight to your two little ones...my den was full of all my 6 feet plus boys and my 19 year old girl tonight, and I just don't remember where time went.

I look forward to seeing your new creative blog you are working on.

Blessings...and will check our Edie's story.

How is your friend doing? I remember her in prayer when the Lord brings her to mind...I am sure the holidays were hard. Prayer hugs to her.

Jayme, The Coop Keeper said...

Why oh why don't I get over here more often? Two One Nine Six Seven One Six One Five Four. Get it?

Lori said...

Late to the party but always the perfect words.

Verde Farm said...

I’ve seen several posts about Edie this last week and she and her family are in my prayers. She seems to be a wonderful, inspiring lady.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What a special post ....what a special lady Edie is

So glad to find your blog

Lori said...

Oh and....yea, lots n lots a WORDS!!
Read em all!! STOP IT!!!