Saturday, September 1, 2012


I am showing you this because
I know some of you will understand.

You "get" why I paid for this item.
You see it through the same filter as I.

If you're reading this and 
you don't get it: Yes, I paid for it. 

I paid .10c at a garage sale 
a few weeks back.
(OK - it wasn't much. I WOULD have paid more...)

I was thrilled to hand the nice man my dime, 
and then bring it home with me.
(Actually, I left if in Julie's car, 
or you may have seen it sooner.) 

What exactly do I love about this
rusty, beat-up, old hammer head?

I love the heft and texture of it.
I love it that this thing has seen quite a few years,
and some very hard work. You can tell.

I think about what it may have looked like
when it was new, where it was made...

...what it cost, who bought it and for what purpose.

I wonder about what it might have built.
And I wonder when it lost its handle.

And I wonder how long it has been
languishing disconnected, unable
to continue the purpose for which it was created.

And I am thankful to have found it
for .10c at a garage sale down the street.

I am thankful I can appreciate this 
rusty thing, and display it in my home.

I am thankful I can see it with eyes 
 that appreciate it as if it had been
CREATED to be a piece of sculpture...

 A contemporary abstract 
bronze sculpture by Lynda Hukins

...instead of having been MOLDED into a sculpture
by enduring so many hard things for so long.

I can only see it from that perspective
because I am seen from that perspective.
And for that, I am thankful beyond words.

Word for the Day:
Deuteronomy 4:20
But the LORD has taken you and 
brought you out of the iron furnace, out of Egypt, 
to be a people of his own inheritance, 
as you are this day.

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Thursday, August 30, 2012



We all have favorite blogs for which we 
do not want to miss a single post!

Those extra-nice bloggers who
always respond to comments,

ones who like your style well
enough to feature you sometimes...

ones who have become friends and 
they even email because they care 
about you and your day...

Marsha's Creekside Creations


ones who make you laugh out loud...

ones who make you drool...

ones who make you say,
"Why didn't I think of that?!"...

Re-invent Re-imagine REPOSHTURE

ones where you like to party...

ones you wish lived closer...

and so many more you enjoy for one reason or another!

WELL, when you've signed up for their email, and then
you realize you've stopped getting STINKS.

And when you try to sign up to get them delivered again,
something won't let you, because it says you are already
signed up to receive emails from this blog.

Does anyone know why???
If you do, please let us know via comment.

MEANWHILE, you can kindly ask the blog owner
to add you to their email list. I have done this for
friends and family who stopped getting my blog, 
and they are still getting them after months!

Here's what you do to add a blog to your list:

1. Click DESIGN on the upper right side of the blue tool bar at the top of the blog.

2. Click on SETTINGS and new things will open.

3. Click on MOBILE AND EMAIL, and more things will open.

4. One of the choices is EMAIL POSTS TO ?

5. Copy and paste or type email addresses there.

6. Click on SAVE SETTINGS.

Word for the Day:
“So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, 
but you are fellow citizens with the saints 
and members of the household of God,”

Linking With


Sunday’s Best
Thrifty Treasures


Masterpiece Monday
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