Friday, May 27, 2011


Pull of a chair and listen with your heart..No not with your ears... We have two ears and most of the time we can not even hear when we are listening..  If we would just listen more with our heart we would hear so much more.. I am speaking to my self out loud and maybe sharing with you too. 

I love found and free things..Like this old chair..I brought it home and  it has been waiting for me to do something with her. I love chairs, I know I have too many of them but when I see a small and vintage I have to bring it home..You know the ones you really can not sit in..Just the ones that look pretty.  You do know what I am talking about . Right?  I know I am not the only one that does it..I HOPE.... 
This one I just could not find a place for it and it was not too sturdy but it had potential... So I started painting it..First white wash and then some blue and then some red and then some more white..  I hated it and wished I had just keep it simple and left it white..LOL.. Too late..So I keep looking at it ..I knew it was going to hold a garden because I had found some old chicken wire from a old old chicken house..Really!!!  It just needed something  more,because I was not happy with the colors and then I added the words..  Now it was perfect for me....Now the flowers are starting to bloom..I did the happy dance when I say them blooming...You know we all have our own happy dance.. 

I hope some where in your day, even if it is a simple thing like an old chair that has become my small garden that you can find a time to do your own happy dance.. 

There is a time for everything, a season for every activity under the heaven. A time to be quiet and a time to speak up. 
 Ecclesiastes 3:1, 7.

Have a good and blessed Memorial weekend.
May you always dream in color.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Our surroundings have changed and so does our Heart

I live in Alabama and if anyone who has been watching the news you have seen the devastion of the Tornados. The neighborhood where I live was not touched but just a few miles around us..Home after home was destroyed.. People have lost their lives.. We only lost the power for a week but it was nothing to what other people have lost.. You can see things like this on the news but until to walk into to these areas. There are no words I know to use to describe it..

The one thing I do know is that God humbled me and made me realize the things we think that are important are not.  I drive passed some of these neighborhoods everyday and never ever think about the people that live in them.. Honestly my neighbors next door, I do not think about their life and what they may need.
I realized we need to open our eyes and our hearts and help those around us..
So I did..God is amazing...God tells us to love our neighbors..Do we? Mostly I do not think so.
When you get out there to help one another. To come together to pick up small personal items and put them into piles.  Because the home that once was there is completely gone..  When they took your hand just to say thank you for just the small things..It humbled me and I will never be the same..I took just a few pictures to remind my self.  I am sharing these with you..  I have learned to look at people and wonder about the hurts and joys..To give hugs and then listen to them praising God just to be alive and not complaining about losing everything they have..
Our church and so many other churches have come together to help.  Our communties have pulled together to help..People from other states to give a helping hand...Hours and hours  volunteers have put in and they do not seem to mind.. They just want to help..
I know now my God is alive and I am truly blessed to be called one of his children.

May you realize the important things in life are not the things we have on this earth.
Matthew 6:19..
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth,where moth and rest destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy and where thieves do not break in and steal.  For where your tresure is there your heart will be also.