Wednesday, August 17, 2011

"Christ is All"

Valley of Vision prayer I read this morning:

O Lover to the uttermost,
May I read the meltings of Thy heart to me
in the manger of Thy birth,
in the garden of Thy agony,
in the cross of Thy suffering,
in the tomb of Thy resurrection,
in the heaven of Thy intercesssion.

Bold in this thought I defy my adversary,
tread down his temptations,
resist his schemings,
renounce the world,
am valiant for truth.

Deepen in me a sense of my holy relationship to Thee,
as spiritual bridegroom,
as Jehovah's fellow,
as sinners' Friend.

I think of Thy glory and my vileness,
Thy majesty and my meanness,
Thy beauty and my deformity,
Thy purity and my filthiness,
Thy righteousness and my iniquity.

Thou has loved me everlastingly, unchangeably,
may I love Thee as I am loved;
Thou hast given Thyself for me,
may I give myself to Thee.
Thou hast died for me,
may I live to Thee
in every moment of time,
in every movement of my mind,
in every pulse of my heart.

May I never dally with the world and its allurements,
but walk by Thy side,
listen to Thy voice,
be clothed with Thy grace,
and adorned with Thy righteousness.

Monday, August 08, 2011


The other day, Shelsy and I went on a walk during our break and we passed a field filled with pretty yellow flowers. I commented on them and when we got closer I realized they were simple yellow daisies. Shelsy then asked if I liked sunflowers. She thinks they are too "country" and we got into a discussion on whether or not you can decorate with them and still maintain a contemporary look. It's tricky, but I believe that you can!

Examples of Tacky Sunflowers

This one isn't so much tacky as it is "too country." Some people are totally into this look. But I would say it's more of an 80's style. Definitely not contemporary.

These however are hideous in every way.
It looks like someone threw up sunflowers in this bathroom.

This almost works. I think it would really only be okay at a B&B or something in a "sunflower" dining room.

Examples of Classy Sunflowers

I love some sunflowers in a blue vase in a kitchen. It reminds me of Italy. How cute are these cupcakes? Too cute to eat!

Sunflowers look super classy when mixed with yellow roses in a boxy blue vase or in a repurposed vintagy looking can.

A Van Gogh painting is always classy on a wall.

This sunflower mirror is perfectly modern!

And a country wedding with sunflowers is superb!


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