Do y'all love that title or what? I hope that ya' do, and I will share with y'all in a bit about what the title is all about. I will leave ya' in suspense about it for a little bit. Sneaky, huh......gggggg
So, how's the weather workin' for ya'? For me, in my neck of the woods, which happens to be considered "in the south", "it's not workin' "fer" me!!!" No, it's not!!!!!! I'm putting in a complaint to the weather department as soon as I can get it to the mail box! I am!!! Done got it wrote. Want to know what my complaint says? It says "Knock it off!" hahahaha Just kidding about the complaint, but I'm not kidding about the weather, it has been something to write home about, but it wouldn't get there. Not when some of the major cities are shut down.
It really has been a mess here. Now, I'll tell y'all why I am soooooo ticked off about the weather. I got out on Monday morning and was checking on my hubby since he was outside getting a vehicle ready to go to work in. I got my warm clothes on, a warm coat and a boggin on my noggin and my snow boots. The usual fare that I always donn when I am getting ready to have some fun in the snow. I went around to where hubby was and there wasn't anything I could do to help, but we talked for a bit and then my feet started getting cold. I said, "gosh it really is cold out here, my feet are getting cold, I think I need to go back in". It was cold, but I have been out when it was colder, and I knew it. So, back in I went and went to the trouble of un-donning all of my winter clothes and then I got to my boots. I looked at them when I got them off, and BOTH of them had BLOW OUTS!!!!!! I'm telling you, my socks were wet from all the broken places in my boots. I was fuming made. These junky "old" snow boots, nothing lasts anymore!!!!! I ought to take them back to the store!!!! I was hot under the collar. I kept fuming and stewing for a bit. I finally started thinking about those "old junky" snow boots, and all of the sudden it hit me. Those snow boots were over 30 years old!!!!! hahahahah My, how time flies!!!!! It seems like it was only yesterday when I bought those boots! They were the best boots I ever had in my life. They were warm and waterproof. I didn't even have to wear socks with them, they were so warm. So, as I bid a fond farewell to an important part of my wardrobe, sniff, sniff, boohoo, I just pray that my new ones get here really quickly!!!!!! As a result of no snow boots, I can't get outside now. So.....no snow pictures!!!!!!! I have been really upset over that more than anything. My old snow boots have been the deciding factor in all of the winter/snow pictures I have taken for more than 30 years. Alas, I shall remember them fondly as I start making new memories with the ones I have ordered. They may get here before October, depending on how much more snow we get. hahahaha Oh well, if it wasn't for the weather, what would we have to talk about. You know, most conversations start out with the weather. With that in mind, we all got a lot to talk about now, huh.
Ok, now, back to the title. What does card making and scones have in common? Friends, that's what they have in common. When we had Card Making Ministry at church a couple of weeks ago, there was 8 of us there. We had an awesome time making cards that night. One of the ladies there, is a lady that I used to go to church with several years ago and we were good friends. I hadn't seen or heard from her in a while. As it turned out, she is the niece of one of the elderly ladies in my church. I did not know that. She had come to church with her aunt the Sunday before the Card Making Monday and we invited her to come. Well, she came, and we talked and we talked and we talked on and on and on. As the night was over, we said we would get together and have lunch. So, last Monday, Feb 9th, we did. She and I met at one of the hot spots in town and got caught up on life and solved a few of the problems of the world and just made things better all around. hahaha
Back to Card Making, we made three cards again as per usual. I'm
telling ya', the lady that gets this together, she is such a sweet heart
and she does such a wonderful job. Keeping it fresh, new, and
exciting. So, the theme of the cards was Valentines, since it was
February. We made some really beautiful cards, and I would love to
share them with y'all.
Now, on to the scones! My friend and I met for lunch and talked and chatted and just had a fun time. When I placed my order, I said I wanted a scone to go. I had not had one, but I knew I wouldn't want to eat it at lunch, so I would have it for supper. So, upon leaving, the waitress brought me my scone with jam and some whipped cream. So, before I ate it, I did take a pic of it. I must tell you, it was SOOOOO good! It really was!!!
As I leave y'all this evening, I leave y'all with these beautiful words from the Song Of Solomon, Chapter 4:7
"You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you."
Most people, when they read the book of Song of Solomon, relates the love between the two in this book, to the love that Jesus Christ has for His bride, the Church. That's what I do too. Although the overall book is very suggestive of a wonderful love relationship, so is the love that Christ has for His bride, the Church. When I think of Jesus Christ speaking these words over me, it is overwhelming! Jesus does love me with a never ending love. Jesus does look at me as a thing of beauty. He does call me "My love". And He does say that there is no flaw in me. He died for me, and rose for me, and is sitting at the right hand of Father, pleading on my behalf. He does love me! The reason He says there is no flaw in me, is NOT because I am flawless, but it is because He covered my flaws! When He looks at His own, He sees perfection!
Lord, help me to see what You see, when I look at myself and even more so, when I look at others. When I look at others that You see in "perfection", I see their "imperfections" and flaws. I bet I'm not the only one that see others imperfections really clearly and miss my own. So, what I/we need to do is to ask God to help me/us see others in the same way that He sees them. When I can see others the same way that Jesus sees them, then I know that I can love them the way He wants me too. In human eyes, we are all flawed and come up short in a lot of ways. But when we can see others the way Jesus sees them, Love will cover the flaws!!! Love covers the flaws!!! Love covers the flaws......you my friend, are loved, are flawless and altogether beautiful!!!!!
Ladybug, I know that you are staying warm and I hope to see you soon. Sweetpea loves you!
I hope y'all enjoy the rest of the evening and remember, if you have a tried and true scone recipe, I want it. Take care, stay warm and remember that God loves y'all and so do I. hugs, Patty