Show and Tell Friday - Wall Art
When visiting other blogs I find myself coveting their beautiful vintage homes. I would love to have a beautiful turn of the century home, it wouldn't even have to be a big one, I would settle for a small farmhouse, but instead of the chic country look I am stuck with a modern house full of shades of browns and reds. I really guess stuck isn't the correct word but sometimes it's how I feel. This past Sunday our pastor spoke about contentment, and I must admit it is one place where I fall short. Believe me I feel very blessed to have my home, and all that God has given me but many times I find myself wishing for more. I sit in my house and think about the new carpet I want, or the tile floors I want in my dining room, or the new countertops, or the new bedroom furnishings I want, the list goes on and on but I forget that I need to be content with what God has given me. He has blessed me with so many things, and provides for me in so many ways. So today instead of thinking about all that I don't have for my home I thought I would share what wall art I do have.
This painting hangs in my living room above my couch. I love the bright red flower, it always cheers me up.
This painting is in our family room. It is based on the picture of God and Adam painted on the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo. It reminds me of the fact that while we are reaching up to God he is also reaching down to us.
These giraffes hang in my hall. They are not my favorites but they are large enough to fill the space.
This plague hangs in our dining room. I bought it shortly after we moved in. Our family is very blessed, as all families are, but our family has had to overcome several huge obstacles in the past year. My husband was in a severe car wreck in March of 2008, and suffered some very serious injuries. He broke three vertebrates in his neck (which required surgery several months later to fuse the vertebrates), he broke his sternum, tore his rotator cuff, broke several ribs in several different spots, suffered from several internal injuries, and has a Traumatic Brain Injury. He can walk, talk, and still function but he can no longer work. He has good days and bad days, but he is here. This plague reminds me of how blessed our family is to still have him, and how God has provided for us since. Thanks to him I am still able to stay home with my children, as had been our plan, and still survive. We have had to readjust our spending, and have significantly changed our lifestyle but we are making it, which is such a blessing in today's economy. So when I think of all I want, the nice furniture, the new house, all the things that I do not need I try to remind myself of how blessed I really am and this plague really helps to remind me of this.
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