Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Coffee in a Teacup

Enjoying this old coffeepot and pretty teacup.  My coffee taste so good this morning, I think it's because of the teacup!

I picked up my Bible a few days ago, and found myself in the book of James.  I feel the Lord sent me there, I just don't know why.  Not yet anyway.  He'll let me know in due time.   

Don't  be deceived, my dear brothers.  Every good  and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.  He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.
James 1:16-18

While looking through "Little Messengers of Hope" I was touched by this quote from
Maya Angelou:
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.

And this one by Tom Bodett...
They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world.  Someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.

A few weeks ago my son-in-law gave me a couple of books that had been his Mother's.  I consider them a treasure, she was such a wonderful person.  I'm sharing a poem, written in 1910 by Harry Webb Farrington, from one of the books.

I know not that Bethlehem's Babe
Could in the Godhead be;
I only know the Manger Child
Has brought God's life to me.

I know not how that Calvary's Cross
A world from sin could free;
I only know its matchless love
Has brought God's love to me.

I know not how that Joseph's tomb
Could solve death's mystery;
I only know a living Christ,
Our immortality.

Sharing from my scrapbook.

Roman Numerals

I =       1
V=       5
 X=    10
 L=     50
 C=   100
 D=   500
Added together you have 666

I'm not saying 'yae' and I'm not saying 'nae'
I'm just saying, interesting.

FYI: Some teach that the anti-Christ will be of Roman heritage.

Until Next Time
Counting my Blessings


  1. I love the book of James! Such a rich book full of gentle words speaking truth into our walk with the Lord! Your old coffeepot and beautiful teacup were wonderful companions... and I do share an affinity for books with quotes and tidbits from great authors. Enjoyed your post today :)

  2. Yes, very interesting about the Roman numerals. I had never seen that before! HOPE you've had a great day. I've not been home much today, then we had company, so I'm late in visiting!

  3. Your teacup is so pretty and it would make coffee taste just as good. I had not seen that about the Roman numerals either. Interesting. As for the poem, I am so thankful I know the living Lord. Amen.

  4. Whew! That's the first time I've seen the Roman Numerals used that way. Oh my gosh! On a lighter note...your teacup and still-life grouping are lovely! Of course your coffee tasted better from that lovely cup. God bless and I wish you a blessed week ahead!

  5. I had heard that about the Roman numerals, pretty interesting. Thank you for your lovely post, btw, coffee always tastes better in a lovely cup or mug, smiles. Blessings

  6. This was delightful, as usual! I don't drink coffee, but I do drink tea in a tea cup, and I love your tea cup! The old coffee pot is truly "cool". The quotes are right on today, giving us wonderful food for thought from God's Word and other special people. Hope your day has been fantabulous! (I am writing this on your birthday!) Blessings.

  7. Good morning, sweet Mary! I always enjoy two cups of coffee in the morning and I just finished my second one while reading your blog :)

    May you have a beautiful and joyous day. Hugs!


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