My hubby and I managed to avoid the holiday madness that takes place the day after Thanksgiving. We spent time relaxing - enjoyed a lively game of Scrabble...a trip to the library and a delicious salad from Subway. Whatever bargains were missed cannot hold a candle to the simple pleasure of a quiet day savoring some relaxation before the Christmas Season arrives.
Wishing all of you some peaceful time as well.
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on who his favor rests." Luke 2:14 (NIV)
Acorns and oak leaves on the ground... Black walnuts for winter baking... a final harvest of veggies... and a few asters bravely blooming. November may be cold and gray but it still brings its own special brand of blessings. Hope all of you are blessed this week. Hugs Debbie "The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace." Psalm 29:11 (NIV)
I find myself drawn to patterns and designs... they are easy to spot in an acorn cap... in the wings of a butterfly... or the lace design of Queen Anne. There is something meditative in stepping back and noting the amazing things that are normally missed. A certain comfort is found in seeing repetition in nature. It soothes our souls and connects us with the Great Designer of all. Hope you will find some lovely patterns and designs in the coming week. Hugs Debbie "...See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin." Matt:6:28b (NIV)
Sharing a few bits of Joy today. This is a view from our hillside. I never grow tired of seeing the sky. Madam Monarch enjoying a colorful lunch. It is always a challenge to catch up with her when she starts searching for the perfect delicacy. The Rose of Sharon overseeing the veggie patch. Bless her - she is faithful when the other flowering shrubs have withered in summer's drought. Last but not least...a rainbow. It serves to remind me that God's promises never fail. Hope you enjoyed these bits of joy today. Have a wonderful week. God Bless Debbie "Shout with joy to God, all the earth." Psalm 66:1 (NIV)