Sunday, August 25, 2013

Dime store Pearls

A cheerful girl with bouncy golden curls was almost five. Waiting with her mother at the checkout stand, she saw them: a circle of glistening white pearls in a pink foil box. “Oh please, Mommy. Can I have them? Please, Mommy, please!” Quickly the mother checked the back of the little foil box and then looked back into the pleading blue eyes of her little girl’s upturned face. “A dollar ninety-five. That’s almost $2.00. If you really want them, I’ll think of some extra chores for you and in no time you can save enough money to buy them for yourself. Your birthday’s only a week away and you might get another crisp dollar bill from grandma.” As soon as Jenny got home, she emptied her penny bank and counted out 17 pennies. After dinner, she did more than her share of chores and she went to the neighbor and asked if she could pick dandelions for ten cents. On her birthday, Grandma did give her another new dollar bill and at last she had enough money to buy the necklace. Jenny loved her pearls. They made her feel dressed up and grown up. She wore them everywhere–Sunday school, kindergarten, even to bed. The only time she took them off was when she went swimming or had a bubble bath. Mother said if they got wet, they might turn her neck green. Jenny had a very loving daddy and every night when she was ready for bed, he would stop whatever he was doing and come upstairs to read her a story. One night when he finished the story, he asked Jenny, “Do you love me?” “Oh yes, Daddy. You know that I love you.” “Then give me your pearls.” “Oh, Daddy, not my pearls. But you can have Princess– the white horse from my collection. The one with the pink tail. Remember, Daddy? The one you gave me. She’s my favorite.” “That’s okay, Honey. Daddy loves you. Good night.” And he brushed her cheek with a kiss. About a week later, after the story time, Jenny’s daddy asked again, “Do you love me?” “Daddy, you know I love you.” “Then give me your pearls.” “Oh Daddy, not my pearls. But you can have my babydoll. The brand new one I got for my birthday. She is so beautiful and you can have the yellow blanket that matches her sleeper.” “That’s okay. Sleep well. God bless you, little one. Daddy loves you.” And as always, he brushed her cheek with a gentle kiss. A few nights later when her daddy came in, Jenny was sitting on her bed with her legs crossed. As he came close, he noticed her chin was trembling and one silent tear rolled down her cheek. “What is it, Jenny? What’s the matter?” Jenny didn’t say anything but lifted her little hand up to her daddy. And, when she opened it, there was her little pearl necklace. With a little quiver, she finally said, “Here, Daddy. It’s for you.” With tears gathering in his own eyes, Jenny’s kind daddy reached out with one hand to take the dime-store necklace, and with the other hand he reached into his pocket and pulled out a blue velvet case with a strand of beautiful genuine pearls. He had had them all the time. He was just waiting for her to give up the dime-store stuff so he could give her genuine treasure. Question- what imitations are we holding onto that stops us from receiving God’s genuine treasures? -Author Unknown

Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Heart

I'm proud of my heart. It's been played, stabbed, cheated, burned and broken, but somehow still works.

Psalm 12:6

 6 The words of the LORD are pure words,
         Like silver tried in a furnace of earth,
         Purified seven times.

If you keep God's word in your heart it will withstand EVERYTHING.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Let's Drive!

My little fella wants to learn how to drive now...says he wants to take me out... aw.....

Friday, November 19, 2010

camera fun!!!

well my little fella and i decided to have some fun with my camera tonight...
there are thousands more but i just love this one! sometimes you don't need thousands of toys, you just need the company and the ability to make lots of funny faces :)
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Saturday, November 13, 2010


As there is an accordion playing french music, I feel like walking the streets of Paris while it's raining...and stepping in puddles with new boots i bought earlier that day...i love boots!!!! and i love jumping in puddles...especially in the evening when the reflection of the lights in the waters sprinkle up and splash everywhere looking like pure gold pebbles flying through the mist...



What is beautiful? Is it a flawless cake? is it a famous model? is it a term used loosely for no apparent reason? what is true beauty? where does it come from?

it comes from the Lord!

"I keep the Lord before me always. Because He is close by my side, I will not be hurt" Psalms 16:8

Friday, November 5, 2010

Be Inspired! Be Creative! Let your God-Given Gifts be seen and heard!

Le Chat (The Cat) original artwork sketched entirely freehand in graphite.

I have an amazing family. Fabulous even.
But right now i would like to mention my sister Claire. This is her page, Le Chat - by Claire Fleur. Her talent is incredible and inspiring. She uses the gift that God gave her and inspires people by her art work. Please have a look and comment to encourage!

Le Chat - by Claire Fleur