Hello dear friends. I hope your weekend is off to a good start.
I have debated whether or not I should post this morning. As I woke, there was a burden in my heart and while making some last minute editing to this post, I suddenly felt like I wasn’t being true to you or myself. This is not what I felt at the moment, yet I learned a spiritual lesson that I think is important to share and therefore I have decided to post.
I have left the original post written in pink and what I really felt like saying in gray. Feel free to read both, or just one. Here is my post in two versions….
It’s Saturday morning and here I sit with a bowl of oatmeal to my right, my little girl drawing to my left and a busy little boy making too much noise for this time of morning. I love weekends and the carefree mornings they bring.
I had originally written this post yesterday, and my intent was to tell you all about the new Canon I received for my birthday from hubby. I had a huge grin on my face while my fingers were doing the talking. But today, that material gift that brought me so much joy yesterday is not able to lift my heavy heart this morning.
And suddenly tears fill my eyes, like an overflowing river they stream down my face. Yet my heart becomes peaceful. I wipe away the evidence from my face before the interrogation begins and as I refocus on what I have written, I can’t help but smile.
I smile because I have a true God that loves me and runs to my aid when I need him. Yet at this time it seems pointless to talk to you about the ‘neutral table’; the fact that I used a darker background, not typical of my usual staging.
So I will end this post here and let the pictures tell the rest of the story…
Denise :) says
Beautifully done. May His peace give you a burden-free weekend, as well! 🙂
Your table setting photos were so peaceful to me. I love the simplicity. I would love to know how to make the fabric oak leaves-how do you keep them creased? Thank you for sharing your heart 🙂
Beautiful – all of it. I’d love to know how you made the oak leaves, they’re so simple and gorgeous!
Sometimes it’s good to say these things and share them. This is a season of highs and lows, I think. I hope today you can see the sunshine.
Dara Lynn says
Thank you for getting real…staying real…being you…creating….inspiring…and I still haven’t figured out my Canon either!
I am LOVD says
Oh, sweet Lu, if I was there I’d give you a big hug. First, congrats on the Canon. I love Canon and would recommend no other camera – have fun figuring it all out and let me know if you have any good tips.
Lucy, yes, please share your leaves and how to – don’t take your natural crafting gift for granted. Share with all of us as we learn from scratch.
When there is a burden on our hearts, it’s most important to stop and listen to what He is trying to convey to us. Try it. Sit and wait in silence. See if anything comes to light from your heart’s burden. Let me know how you fare.
Sandi @ The Primitive Skate says
What beautiful photos. I would Love to know how to make those leaves.
I so “get that”. I have days of unrest too…and feel a bit of anxiousness (and I am NOT an anxious person). It is when all the things around me seem somehow just that- things…and have nothing to do with the bigger, greater picture of my life. Sometimes I think…who CARES if I have a white tablecloth on my table instead of a cream one for Fall?
And, then I kind of realize that God wants some little things to make me feel happy…and it is okay to feel happy about the mundane!
Beautiful post, Lucy. I love all your photos and can’t imagine that you will take even better pictures with the new camera…when I am stuck taking my half-focused life story!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend- xo Diana
mrs. c says
Thank you for sharing what was really on your mind and in your heart. Sometimes we need a gentle reminder, we get so caught up in “stuff” we forget. We need to always remember, Let go, Let GOD!
Thank you for your transparency, Lucy. For sure, God is bigger than our burdens. Please explain the leaves. They’re beautiful. ♥
I would love to hear/see how you made your beautiful leaves …
It is always so comforting to know the real person behind a blog. This is the real you and so happy you shared with us. As women, we so often keep our burdens to ourselves. You have found great comfort and that is wonderful.
I too am interested in how you made your beautiful leaves. Would love it if you shared.
Yes, I am interested on knowing how you made the leaf and garland.
Tricia @ A Rosy Note says
Thanks for sharing your true feelings, Lucy. I hope you’re doing okay. I’ve been feeling like I need to look towards God more, as I’ve been feeling all out of sorts too.
Congratulations on your new camera! I have a Canon too! Your photos look beautiful.
Happy Sunday to you 🙂
Our Lord’s yoke makes our own so much easier to carry…
Thanks you so much for sharing your heart with us.
I have a scripture I’d like to share with you. It’s John 14:27
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid”.
Thank you also for sharing your talents. I so enjoy your blog.
Lovely photos, I bet it spelt great too!
ooops, I meant smelt!
yes, do indeed tell how to make those fabric leaves! i like detailed instructions on new ideas! 🙂 Esther from fleurcottage
WOW! I love the pictures you took. They are so inspiring. I would like to know how you did the oak leaves. They’re adorable. And thank you for sharing from your heart. God is so GOOD!
Thank you for blessing my days with your talents and for being so honest about your feelings and faith. May God uplift you always on those days when you are feeling down.
Lynda Ramage says
Thank you for sharing your talents with us. I think the simple way you used things around the table is exquisite. Sometimes a light or tan color tones things down and adds peace. You did it here! Remember, we all have to stop and smell the roses once in a while. Take a deep breath, sit down, close your eyes, and you will feel much better. Think about how often you help each of us who keep up with you. Maybe that will make you feel happier and more relaxed. Blessings for a good day, Lynda
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