Many of us have an occasional guest in our homes. This is certainly true in my Florida home. If you have a space that can be set aside for a guest, I have a few suggestions for additions to the space with special attention to your guest’s needs. It might be an office/guest room and have a multiple purpose. We still want to create a room that’s inviting and comfortable as well as functional. After all, when we travel, we all would like a quiet place to rest in the evening. That’s where you come in as the hostess.Read More
Since the beginning of Christianity, the cross has been the principal symbol of the Christian religion. It recalls the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the resurrection. This is important to remember, but the cross is a symbol of much more. The cross can be interpreted as a sign of hope, representing the forgiveness of sins and God’s reconciliation with man. It is a powerful symbol of divine love and salvation. The cross with the figure of the crucified Christ serves as a reminder of his sacrifice and his suffering. The cross without the figure, often referred to as “the Empty Cross”, symbolizes the resurrection. He is risen and is not there. It is time for joy in our divine gift.Read More
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind always be at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields,
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of his hand.
“May the Road Rise to Meet You” is an Irish blessing that is often used as a prayer. It has traveled throughout the centuries in songs, word of mouth, and even a popular cross-stitch pattern. The words connect centuries of those who have faithfully hung onto hope through their faith.Read More
Today’s inspirational quote is from Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1910 to 1997). During her lifetime Mother Teresa became famous as the Catholic nun who dedicated her life to caring for the destitute and dying in the slums of Calcutta – now known as Kolkata. She set up soup kitchens, a leper colony, orphanages, and a home for the dying destitute. She treated the lepers, educated the poorest of the poor, and fed the homeless. She treated them like her family.
Her message to me was that you don’t have to do big or great things to help.
Small things become great when done with love.
I love to surround myself with words and images that embrace positive attitudes and foster peace, love, and kindness. Today’s printable is sized 12″ x 12″.
It is the end of July and we are in the depths of heat in the USA. Today’s printable is an embracement of summer and all it means. Even if you’re already planning ahead for the cooler season of autumn, I suggest you download and save this pretty printable for future use. The beauty of summer days is one of my favorite memories though life.Read More
The first day of summer this year is Sunday, June 20th. To me, June is the month of roses. When my sister and her husband purchased their Michigan home back some decades ago, one of the loves was the old huge pink climbing rose on the side of the house. Each June brought a bounty of beauty. My sister had bowls of roses everywhere. Today’s printable is a Welcome Summer sign with lots of pink roses.
Florida is filled with warm, bright days. Our state is mostly semi-tropical and tropical environments. Flowers are growing and the bees are buzzing. Today’s printable is two cheerful little gnomes with honeycomb hats and flowers. I hope you like them as much as I do. They are sized 12″ x 12″.
I’ve made another variation on a welcome sign for your home. I read the phrase, “May all who enter as guests leave as friends” and had to make a new printable. I’m using lush watercolor flowers and leaves to frame the words and make a visual statement. I hope you enjoy it. The printable is sized 8″ x 10″.