Thursday, January 24, 2013

"Think on these things"

"Think on these things"
Originally uploaded by gwilmore

Sometimes the news or personal stuff can get me down, and then one of my favorite Bible verses, Philippians 4:8, gives me timely and timeless advice on what to think about.

I like different Bible translations and find them fascinating in the words they use, and the subtle differences the choice of words gives. The meaning remains true, in each case.

Here is one:

"Whatsoever things are true,

Whatsoever things are honest,

Whatsoever things are pure,

Whatsoever things are lovely,

Whatsoever things are of good report,

If there be any virtue and if there be any praise, think on these things." KJV

This is also Philippians 4:8 from the NIV.

"Finally brothers, whatever is true

Whatever is noble,

Whatever is right,

Whatever is pure,

Whatever is lovely,

Whatever is admirable,

If anything is excellent or praiseworthy think about such things."

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Sock Monkey Cuteness

sock monkey togetherness!
Originally uploaded by sunsetgirl creations

I found this cute photo on Flickr and thought to share it here with you, my buddies in blog land, to bring you a smile.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Numi flowering tea

Numi flowering tea - after
Originally uploaded by hlkljgk

Our oldest son gave me this tea pot and Numi flowering tea for Christmas.
I had not tried it before. It not only tastes and smells delicious but when it is brewed in the clear glass pot, it looks like a sculptural work of art.
The flavors in the set he gave me are Shooting Star, Sunset Oolong, Golden Sunset, Dragon Lily, Jasmine Lovers and Lavender Dream.
Flowering tea is an art form made of hand picked tea leaves sewn around various flowers. This can take 10 minutes to sew the tea bundle. When steeped they slowly blossom into a bouquet.
Numi is the name of the tea company and they pioneered this technique. The ingredients are organic.
This is new to me and way wonderful.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Did you choose a word for 2013?

Dreams imagined, using two of Kim Klassen's Ultimate textures and whimsical brushes.
Originally uploaded by bluebirdsandteapots

I chose the word "Dream" for me in 2013. As in follow that dream, dream, imagine, create.
In 2011 I chose Shine, in 2012 Listen.
Friends in 2013 have selected Peace, 2 have selected Health, one has chosen Redeemed. These are to give you ideas for your own word.
"A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps." Proverb 16:9
My oh so funny cousin chose Rutabaga last year and said it didn't work out so good so I suggested he consider Kohlrabi this year.
If you choose a word for the year or make a resolution, I would love you to share it here.
Have fun and blessings in 2013.