Friday, September 21, 2007
"Grace means there is nothing I can do to make God love me more, and nothing I can do to make God love me less. It means that I, even I who deserve the opposite, am invited to take my place at the table of God's family." Philip Yancey
How I am enjoying these beautiful autumn days! Surely the beauty of our earth at this time of the year is a means of God's grace. Last evening my husband and I sat out on our patio and enjoyed the incredible day while drinking coffee together. It was just cool enough that a hot cup of coffee with cream made for a delicious moment. He worked on his spanish lessons (he is teaching himself) and I browsed through my latest CBD catalog to see what new books are coming. It was pure bliss. I don't know how many days we will have like this, but I hope to enjoy every one of them.
Earlier this week I put out my autumn decorations. It is my second favorite time of the year to decorate, my first is the 4th of July. Autumn decorations are so warm and cozy and bring a sense of calmness to my home. These are a few of my favorite decorations.
Note to self: Never, ever, ever allow husband and son-in-law to cook swordfish and shark in the house again. They did this on Wednesday and the house still reeks of bad fish. They enjoyed the swordfish but they couldn't even eat the shark. I don't know if it was bad or that it was normal for shark. We opened every window, lit every candle, turned on every fan and nothing would rid our home of the rank smell. Our clothes smell, our furniture smells, we all smell! Two days later there is still a faint odor mixed with the sweet smell of cinnamon which is the room deodorizer I have been using relentlessly. Trust me, cinnamon-shark-fish scent is not one that is ever going to be a big-seller!
This Sunday our church is hosting our first annual Rodeo Fair Family Roundup Sunday. We are holding our services over at the fairground with lots of old-fashioned family fun. Tons of food, lots of live music, family games, and a huge team-roping event. This will last from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. And this land which never gets rain is being told to expect lots of rain on guess what day? Sunday! So if you have a little extra time to spare during your prayers, please pray for no rain on Sunday! Maybe it could be delayed untl Monday - because we DO need the rain - just not on Sunday please!
I realized the other day that I have not posted a picture of my sweet dog Josey in a while. Please indulge me. We have two other dogs in our family, Buddy and Pebbles, that are loved too. But I have been told that when a person picks a dog that is one thing. But when a dog picks you, then you have the perfect pet. And my sweet dog Josey picked me. And I love her dearly. Here she is all pretty and smiling after her bath yesterday.
I'm going to spend some time this weekend putting the finishing touches on my Fall Into Reading list of books I intend to read. I'll be posting about that on Monday. In the meantime, have a wonderful weekend!