When we were at 'Big Lots' the other night, I came across this delightful biography of Mark Twain. For only $5.00 if you please. I put back a lipstick eagerly to bring home this treasure. It is full of info and wonderful pictures (258 pages). I can't tell you how much I am enjoying it. For instance, Mark Twain and his wife had a 'bedstead' with carved angels on the posts. They used to put their pillows at the foot of the bed and sleep from there, so that they could look at the angels.
And....as delightful and entertaining as he could be, he was subject to swift mood changes and his daughter's adoration was coupled with fear of his temper. Oh, I'm so thankful for this addition to my personal library. Joy and thanks walk with me. ~~~Also, pictured here is the little booklet, 'My Heart, Christ's Home' by Robert Boyd Munger. Just a tiny booklet, about the rooms in your heart...and are they fit for the Master's presence and fellowship? I can not read this and not be moved towards Him. More joy and thanks in a deeper way.
Aha! This is a picture of the two little African violet leaves I rooted and just planted them last night. The bag of African Violet soil was finally found at 'Lowe's'. It is beautiful soil...it even smells good if you can believe that. So, their thick clump of white healthy roots found a home. I christened them, as they were being planted...giggle. Miss Grace and Miss Faith. I looked this up in the dictionary and yes, christen can mean just 'naming' something.
See the other two leaves I want to 'root', suspended in the glass with plastic wrap holding them up? I think the plastic wrap keeps the upper stems dry and also creates that 'greenhouse' effect. My husband's Aunt showed me how to root violet leaves like this many years ago. Its great fun. See too, (this is beginning to sound like a 'See Jane run book!) my $1.00 curly fern from the 'Lowe's' distressed bargain shelf. Does anyone know the name of this type of fern? I'd like to know and don't have time to google it. You know how fast time flies on the computer!
I opened my husband's Bible this morning to read a bit, and this is what I read.
"For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth." verse 1..& verse 3...
"Thou shalt be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God."
Oh how utterly beautiful...and it shall come to pass, I glory in the very thought. Isaiah chapter 62, speaking of the restoration of Israel.