Monday, January 2, 2017

Along a Rural Road in Winter

We were graced with a beautiful snowfall
to close out 2016

One Word for 2017

is grace

ɡrās/; charis (Greek)
 the free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings.
simple elegance or refinement of movement.
synonyms: elegance, poise, gracefulness, finesse

do honor or credit to (someone or something) by one's presence.
synonyms: dignify, distinguish, honor, favor

No. 1 has already been a blessing; 
No. 2 has always been a challenge; 
No. 3 is now a conscious effort.

Key phrases thus far
embracing grace - daily sufficient grace - throne of grace


{ One Word - 2017 }


North or South?

Azalea in winter; or cotton boll in summer?

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Response to January Tidy Up

Home Improvement
Over the next couple months I will be sharing my journey of creating a guest room and/or place of solitude between visitors here,  

As a result this week's photos are anything but easy on the eye but my purpose is to establish 'the before'; share the progress over time and the final reveal.

Blank canvas reveal . . .
The dimensions are 9x13. Not a large room
But with the right number and dimensions of pieces
it can be comfortable without feeling crowded.

This antique secretary, which my Grandmother passed on to me
will probably remain. Along with a double bed, 
small stand and comfortable chair.
Time will tell

First on the agenda is woodwork repair
as a result of  window replacement.
(too easy to camouflage these shortcomings with curtains
and then tend to forget about them)

Pretty obvious the closet doors need refinished (maybe painted) 
and hardware upgrade

Leftover sticker on the back of the door;
off it comes.

So this is where I will begin; hopefully this week
Thankfully, nothing major, and all things I can tackle myself.


The Dawn of a New Year 01 Jan 2017

John 1:14

14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

1 Corinthians 13:12
For now we see through a glassdarkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even aalso I am known.


Nature Dancing

Gracefully twirling and swirling

The blue skies, white snow and red barn accents
were a delight to behold.
anticipating sightings of many barns to come in 2017.

Happy New Year

Musing Along - 01 January 2017

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