Beauty from Ashes Birdbath

Beauty from ashes birdbath

Our friend’s home burned down. It was a spectacular home and we were all saddened by the news that this beautiful home had burned to the ground. I had painted a chinoiserie design on a buffet for her a couple of years before and as I left,  I mentioned I was working on a mosaic birdbath. She was intrigued and said she wanted to talk to me about making one for her garden. [Read more…]

How to Mosaic A Birdbath

Finally, I finished my Mosaic Poppy Birdbath. We placed it near my hummingbird feeder in the flowerbed. It is stunning.   I love it. I bought the cement base at Home depot and came home and painted it to match. Time I saw the leaves on the base I knew it was the “one!” After all, it is the stem of my flower… [Read more…]

His Unfailing Love


I took this picture of these “Love Birds” from my back porch a few days ago. She even has her eyes closed!  They were sitting on a birdbath in my yard….Aren’t they sweet?


It was so pleasant outside when I kissed MY husband goodbye this morning that I decided I would finally grout the birdbath I started months ago. It’s been waiting for me on my back porch, patiently.  I spent 3 whole hours working on it!  The top side is grouted….now it’s time to flip over and mosaic underneath. I’d love to think I could finish it this weekend…That would be nice….we’ll see…

Then after lunch this afternoon, I straightened and organized the top shelf of my husband’s side of the closet.  Something that had been neglected for…well, let’s not go there….That was a couple more hours.

Finally, I finished and came into the den to sit down for the first time today.  We’ve been out of town all week and  I haven’t blogged in several days and was sitting her wondering what to blog about so I picked up my Bible….that’s when a note, my husband had written to me several weeks ago, fell out of my Bible. It says ” I LOVE YOU!  Love always”...  What a sweet message, it made me feel good…

Then, as I flipped thru my Bible, a slip of paper  fell out and I had written ~”The Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.” (Psalm 147) …Another love note…this one from God…declaring to me His love for me is UNFAILING!!!

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I just sat here thinking how precious it is to get both of these notes, at just this very minute…and while I was relishing these thoughts, my Bible opened to 1st Corinthians 13:8 “Love Never Fails.”

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Wow. God certainly made sure I got this message, this day.  That’s something to blog about. It’s a message not just for me but for everyone.

This is God’s message to ALL of us everyday: He LOVES us and His LOVE is UNFAILING!

The great thing about God’s love is that it is always available to us, no matter what we’ve done or what we’re going through.

“Unfailing Love” I like the sound of that.  I needed to know this today. And perhaps you do, too.

So let me be the one to tell you ~ You are loved by God and precious to him all day, everyday, no matter what!

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