Wednesday, November 23, 2011

My New Favorite Plate

I found this plate at a resale shop for $1 and fell in love!  I have very few physical possessions that I cherish: my tea pot with all its memories...and now this beautiful plate.

Here it is with apple cake...

And here it is on a regular day, sprucing up an ordinary meal.  To make a simple side dish, I sliced oranges, sprinkled them with nutmeg and placed them on this plate.

I've always tried to use LOVE as a main ingredient in everything I cook, and now I have a plate to serve it on!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Open Hands

"Father, let me be weak that I might lose my clutch on everything temporal.  My life, my reputation, my possessions, Lord, let me lose the tension of a grasping hand...  Rather, open my hand to receive the nail of Calvary--as Christ's was open--that I, releasing all might be released, unleashed from all that binds me here."       
---Jim Elliot