Sunday, September 20, 2009

{Proverbs 31:27}


"She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness"
Thanks Mary at Little Red House for hosting "Mosaic Monday".
Lisa

Thursday, September 17, 2009

{Speechless}

My baby boy was sworn in last friday {9/11} as a City Policeman and I'm so very proud.

This is the same child I refused to buy a toy gun and they go and give him a REAL one! It's been his desire to be a police officer ever since he was a little boy. YES I'm afraid for his safety, but I try to remember that The Father does not give us the spirit of fear {Romans 8:15}. Please pray for him, the other recruits and all the lawmen, service men and women everywhere.

Thank you Lord for giving my child the desires of his heart.

Lisa

Thursday, September 10, 2009

{Disgrace}


Noun
the loss of respect, honor, or esteem; ignominy; shame: the disgrace of criminals.
a person, act, or thing that causes shame, reproach, or dishonor or is dishonorable or shameful.
the state of being out of favor; exclusion from favor, confidence, or trust: courtiers and ministers in disgrace.


Verb
to bring or reflect shame or reproach upon: to be disgraced by cowardice.
to dismiss with discredit; put out of grace or favor; rebuke or humiliate: to be disgraced at court.

Although the South has never been favored by most of my people {African Americans}, I have always been proud of the fact that I am from South Carolina. When asked "Where are you from?", I always respond, "South Carolina, born and raised". I have fondly referred to myself as a Southern Black Belle. Last evening I have never been more ashamed of being a South Carolinian in my life.

How disgraceful, rude, & obnoxious could you possibly be to heckle the President of the United States of America, especially when good people have voted and placed you in a position where they feel you are capable of representing their state before Congress. You are a disgrace not only to the state of South Carolina, but you are a disgrace to America. Would you have done the same to ANY of our previous Presidents? I doubt it. The fact is you can not stand to see a BLACK MAN representing America.

However; true to form our President, Barack Obama, carried himself with dignity and grace both of which you know nothing about. While watching him I could not help but think of the verse, "let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven" {Matthew 5:16}. What a true testament of character. My minister constantly reminds us that "The truth shall set you free or find you out", well Mr. Wilson you have just been found out!

Recently South Carolina has been on every comedians lips, in every newspaper, magazine and the talk of every talk show host. There's our illustrious Governor, Mark Sanford, who disgraced his wife, family and the entire state of South Carolina with his blatant affair and elusive behavior. Then there's Senator Jim Demint, with his biased and callous remarks regarding our President and now this. What I find truly amazing in all this is that none of these men are African American; however THEY have the audacity to judge a man who is out there fighting tooth and nail every day to provide a better way of life for ALL Americans. A man who is ten times the man they will ever be.

To ALL these men and the many others like them: "An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity."

To ALL Americans who continue to vote for these men: "A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan."

To OUR President, Barack Obama: "Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better."

Quote's courtesy of Martin Luther King Jr.



Lisa

Saturday, September 5, 2009

{Viva La France}

I have a passion for french furniture. I love the curve of the legs, the detail in the hardware and not to mention how well vintage french furniture holds up, this piece was made in the 1960's. The marble inset on top of the table is simply beautiful. Can you believe I actually thought about painting it. I wasn't sure if leaving it as it is would fit in with the style of my home.

Well...there was no need to worry. I love it! The soft gray veining in the marble top blends perfectly with the color of the table. This room is really coming together.

I'm still trying to decide what accessories work best. I'll post more soon.

Lisa