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Saturday:) Candles and Crosses 

15 Jan

“Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.” ― Anne Frank


It took me several days to go through all my mail and packages after being gone for a month. The  first thing I did was make piles, priority 1-packages, 2-bills and statements, 3-medical statements and health insurance, 4-Christmas and birthday cards, 5-flyers, advertising, nonsense for the trash. It took three days to go through everything.  

Packages are always the best. I received a book from my friend Donna B. in Ohio. A cool book about Feng Shui for the sign of the dragon. That’s me.

Then, I received a book from??? don’t know who??? Who sent me this??? Thank you!

If you sent me this book, thank you very much. 

Then, my absolute favorite was a package from my sister-in-law Ann. It was a beautiful crucifix to add to my collection. I called her to thank her and chat a bit. As soon as I hung up the phone,  I got out the hammer and picture hanger, and added it to my wall of crosses.

The nicest part of receiving a gift is the personal attention and thought that goes into finding just the perfect gift. Thank you Ann.

Now, what goes hand-in-hand with crosses? Why, candles of course. While I was in Chicago, I was able to visit a couple of different churches. I always light a candle and say a special prayer. There is always something to be thankful for and petitions to request.

Always say THANK YOU!

Thankful Thursday: Thankful for God’s Art Gallery

10 Oct

“Thank God I have seen an orange sky with purple clouds. How easy it is to forget that we have the privilege of living in God’s art gallery.”
~Erica Goros
What a magnificent quote! Today was a day filled with God’s art gallery and the friends who take His talents to create a gallery of their own.

Yesterday, I captured a beautiful sunset, and today I am able to share a glorious sunrise.

Then, off to the Art Club of McKinney monthly meeting with artist Rusty Jones demonstrating landscape painting.

Followed by lunch and visiting friends on the Square. A short stop home, then off to UNT Denton for our friend Linda Kingsley’s art show. Talk about talent! She is amazing. Lynne, Carolyn, Jill in I were in awe of her paintings and sculpture. Fabulous show!



After the exhibit, we headed back to McKinney and spent a special evening at Lynne’s house, enjoying the fall breeze, a glass of wine, (I had iced tea- no drinking and driving for me.) and conversations of art, inspiration, hopes and dreams.

A day to be thankful for, indeed!