Saturday, December 15, 2007
None of the trees is particularly large, but I like effect of a miniature Christmas forest. They're easier to decorate, too....and much easier to store. (Allergies, pets, and fear of fire preclude real trees---besides they are expensive!) I also like seeing Christmas everywhere I turn. Every tree has its own collection of memories on it. The ornament Caty Mae created in pre-school Sunday school is there. The clay ornaments from Carrie's kindergarten class are displayed as well. Corinne's love of music is represented by a multitude of trumpets and pianos.Then there are the gifts of ornaments collected over the years. The 12 bells from Roswell New Mexico, blown eggs from Eastern Europe--before the fall of communism, olive wood ornaments form Israel, beaten metal from Mexico...each one is significant.
Each girl has her own set of ornaments--one for each year. Those they will take with them when they have homes of their own. The girls also have tiny trees in their rooms--decorated with tiny lights and ornaments.
Monday, December 03, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
It strike me as both sad and ironic that the unique people among us are so often rejected by "traditional" people even as the "traditional" people mourn the lack of new and fresh ideas. Jesus embraced the outcasts--why don't we embrace the non-conformists among us? I am thankful that, while man looks on the outward appearance, God looks at the heart!!
Friday, September 28, 2007
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, I created this memorial scrapbook page honoring my maternal grandmother who died of the disease in 1953. She was just 40 years old.
While early detection and advanced treatment options have vastly improved survival rates, an estimated 178,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to occur among women in the United States during 2007. An estimated 40,460 women will die from breast cancer. It is estimated that 2,030 men will be diagnosed and 450 men will die of breast cancer during 2007.
My grandmother left a legacy of an unwavering faith, love of family, and a passion for teaching and literature.