These just have to be my new favorites! My husband and I went to our very first auction, and these were the prize! So gorgeous, and the lovely rural scenes are just so perfect. I live in a small, rural, east Texas town and though the scenes are English and from times long ago, many of them could be similar right here.
The plate above is one of my favorite scenes. The mother with her children stepping across a creek, the cows grazing close by, and the sweet church spire in the background.
Here on the teacup is a sweet scene...the ferrier working on a horse as the barnyard was the place where much work occured.
Have you ever wondered about God this way? That He is the One who draws us to Him, not that we muster up faith to believe in Him. He gives us faith as a gift and draws us! We can't do a thing! Isn't He Wonderful?!! We are so blessed. I have to remember over and over, expecially when 'things' or 'life' don't seem to be just what I'd like, that it is a blessing from God. He is working all things together for good, and for His glory, not mine. When it's hot, when it's not comfortable, when it's tedious, when it's downright painful, I try to keep in my mind that it is for God's glory.
A change of perspective does me good. When I look at things from HIS perspective, I can begin to see that.
I will be joining a number of lovely parties (listed in my sidebar to the right) this week. Please go by and visit them. There are so many wonderful things to see and places to visit. Have y'all been able to see new places in the world just because of blogging? I have! I'm so excited to find new places!!
May you each have a blessed week,