Three of my best tips to using pillow covers to revamp your decor.
You can see this rug now anchors the entire seating area. Before the rug was like a small floaty and the furniture was hanging on for dear life. Now this entire area is solid and pulled together.
It truly reminds me of all those church potluck dinners. I suppose that's one reason I really wanted to create this design. I was feeling nostalgic and this was a great way to fill that desire.
I've had quite a few requests from you my faithful friends to show more outdoor decorating inspiration. Here it is, my simple and classic fall porch decor.
I'm just not satisfied with my home looking like it came from a box store. So I solve this problem by using items I have acquired by thrifting, yard sales, or even good ole "curbside pickup" aka curbside trash.
My goal today is to give you not only inspiration but encouragement to just have fun with decorating your home.
Other than a coat of paint or two this space was in sad sad shape. Outdated was actually an understatement.
I finally got to check off my bucket list a visit to Branson Missouri, and it was phenomenal, to say the least.Of course, I'm going to share the highlights with you, my faithful friend.
These pillows just aren't as vibrant as they once were and because of that I'm going to give them an update. Besides, I'm really liking the bee and hive decor I see everywhere.
Today I'm sharing tips on how to decorate a coffee table that'll make you swoon.
Here it is a simple updated bow on my moss covered bunny wreath.
Add texture to your coffee table decor. Items with lots of texture tend to give enough visual interest so that I don't need to have as many items.
Sometimes, all I want to do is create. There is just something about making something out of, well, nothing that makes me feel refreshed.
I have a sweet mixture of old and new pieces. I feel like the old makes the new feel a bit more, well, less new.
When your home is filled with the things you value it becomes a place that welcomes you, it's as though it give you a big ole hug every time you walk through the door. Fill your home with the things you love and as for the things you don't, think of way to repurpose those.
Today I'm going to give some examples of the top five decorating styles and what makes each one unique.
My best layering tips, with plenty of examples to inspire you.
Organizing doesn't have to just be about square boxes. You can decorate using any variety of containers. From baskets to buckets to jars or even recycled food cans.
Now that we've decluttered our chosen space it's time to organize it. We need to put our items into groups with other like items.
My heart for you during this series is to offer encouragement as you go through this process, and let you know you are no alone.
I love taking time at the beginning of a new year to declutter my home. It never ceases to amaze me just how much "stuff" accumulates throughout the year. This year I want to invite you to join me. We can do this together. I'll share my best tips and I'd love you to share… Continue reading Cut The Clutter
I was definitely busy with decorating trees this year. If I wasn't a pro at it before, I definitely am now.
With Christmas in full swing, I'd thought I'd share a few pictures of a few centerpieces to give you some inspiration for your Christmas table.
I was feeling inspired today and decided to decorate my dining room table with a nice Thanksgiving feel.
My final tip is a doozy. You will never believe what I'm about to tell you but it will give you a lot more options where curtains are concerned.
The styles and decorations have changed over the years, but this is one tradition I don't plan on stopping anytime soon.
I love a new change in seasons. It's like a fresh start, something new to look forward to.
“Even though you have sinned, don’t make it worse by also turning away from the Lord, just give Him all your heart”. The only way to make this better is by committing your whole heart to the Lord. Stop turning to those useless idols, haven’t you learned by now they can’t help you, they can’t rescue you because they are useless.
In our day this would be equivalent to a preacher, minister, evangelist who has gained popularity among Christians because they carry the anointing of the Lord. Then along comes people who perhaps are jealous, or just plain miserable who decide to sow weeds by assaulting the minister's character.
Saul and Samuel stood as a united front. Together they represent both the physical strength and spiritual strength of the Lord.
The problem with confidence is it can be self-serving, meaning our lack of confidence is us focusing on ourselves when we should have full confidence in God. We should be focusing on God, not ourselves.
Samuel notices the look on Saul’s face and answering the unasked questions he states, “You wonder why I’m anointing you and honoring you with my deepest respect, is it not because you are chosen?” I’ll put it another way, “Do you still not understand that you have been chosen, you are the chosen one”.
Saul was literally the only man who went out looking for donkeys and returned home as a king.
God told Samuel to give them what they wanted, but before doing so, give them a fair warning of the reality of how things will be. You see the grass on the other side is looking greener to them, but what they don’t realize is the grass is planted on a septic tank.
The Baalim was formerly a prophet who was hired by Balaak, the king of the Moabites to curse Israel. Balaam couldn’t curse Israel but God could.
This story tells us way more about God’s love and devotion to us than it does about our devotion to Him.
If you were taken captive and placed out in the wilderness, wouldn’t you want those who claim to love you to come and get you and bring you back to where you belong? No wonder the Lord is so willing to leave the 99 to go get the one that is lost. He knows what it feels like to not have your loved ones seek you.
It would be no surprise that placing the ark of God next to this pesky idol was not a good idea, but they did it anyway. Only after God knocked this idol to the ground twice, breaking off his hands and head, leaving only a torso behind did they start to second guess their decision.
Deep in thought and depression the new mom contemplated all that had happened, she understood completely that Jehovah was no longer with her or her people, that the glory of the Lord had departed.
The elders tried to bring the Lord into their mess by carrying the Ark of the Covenant to the battlefield. What a great idea, they thought. God has been showing up regularly at the temple in the holiest of holies so let's bring the Ark here and God will work like a magic genie.
The boy was placed into an environment that was a cesspool of sin under the authority of the man who basically allowed it. The odds that Samuel would grow to be a prophet of God was not in his favor.
These men had no regard for the Lord. They are the pastor’s kids and yet they grew up without ever believing in God.
Hannah knew she had reached the throne room of God, her spirits immediately lifted and she returned to the feast celebrations with her family. Hannah and Elkanah really celebrated once they returned home because God remembered her and she became pregnant and gave birth to a beautiful baby boy.
Hannah’s need to give birth to a child is what drove her to pray this passionate prayer, her desperation fueled the flame and caused her to seek God on an entirely new level.
But to Hannah he gave a double portion. Because he loved her, and the Lord closed her womb. Elkanah made sure that Hannah had a double portion.
“You will rest, and then at the end of the days you will rise to receive your allotted inheritance.”
The wise, those who know the word of God, who know who God is and understand Him and His ways will shine with his brilliant glory.
The scariest thing about the antichrist is knowing that the world is ready for a leader like this. The past few years have prepped and prepared us for this type of world leader.
Epiphanes would set his sights on a prosperous territory, he would go in peaceably, wanting to be friends, claiming that with him everything would be unicorns and rainbows, gaining acceptance and support. Just when the people least expected it, he would turn on them. “Invading the kingdom when its people feel secure”.
He was just as this prophecy stated, he was stronger and richer. He commanded the largest army in history and led a major attack on Greece, a completely devastating defeat.
The kingdom of Persia had its own demonic influence like every nation does, even the USA today. There are demonic principalities doing everything they can to keep this Nation from honoring God in the way it was created. The demon's main job is to work against the people and the plans of God.
Not only weeping because of a grieved spirit, but he was also fasting. This fast was a type of fast where he did not eat any preferred foods. You know the comfort foods we love, pizza, mac n cheese, mashed potatoes, cheeseburgers, etc.
Daniel was hearing from Gabriel the future of their coming Messiah. The very one they were looking forward to, and it was grim. To hear that your Messiah, the one who was to come and save the world will die a horrible death had to be shocking for Daniel.
Daniel took the time to understand what God expected of his people, he also took the time to understand where the Israelites went wrong, where their sin fell. He was able to do this because he spent time studying the word of God.
Daniel just experienced the heavy weight and burden of seeing this vision, he was left feeling confused and didn’t understand everything that was going on, so God commanded his angel Gabriel to “make him understand”.
This is interesting because he ruled during part of the 400 year timespan known as the intertestamental period, or the period of the Bible where God was silent. The time from Malachi to John the Baptist, the time between the OT and NT. Have you ever wondered what happened during this time? Well we’re about to find out.
The goat starts off like a unicorn. He has only one horn, then he tramples the ram and becomes the ruler over this huge world empire.
“I watched till the thrones were put in place and the Ancient of Days was seated.
This little horn had eyes and a mouth. The eyes were like human eyes and the mouth (KJV) was speaking great things. Great meaning: bigger than usual; important or powerful. This little horn was making some powerful, bold and even boastful statements. He appeared to have more influence and power than the other kings.
God is showing you his heart. In this case when God looks upon the earth, he sees nations as being in turmoil.
“Daniel, you have served your God continually, you are faithful to him, you have honored him with your life, and He will save you.”
You see compromises are for your benefit, not God’s. Compromises make us feel better, they don’t lift God.
Time is up, you didn't take God seriously and now you will be replaced.