Thursday, January 23, 2014

Long time growing….

I’ve been doing my usual January hibernating. 
 It has become my way of slowly opening up the new year and refreshing myself a bit. 
But after a while, the calls start coming in.  New and old clients feeling the need to start a project; and I truly welcome their nudge!  With each call, a small bulb of ideas gets planted and begins to bloom.
So I thought I’d share a tiny 2013 idea before I get into full 2014 cultivation mode! 


One of my favorite things…
these paper white bulbs, planted in late November for Christmas blooming. 
On a whim I decided to use these tiny condiment pots I found at Tuesday Morning.   Not quite knowing what would happen or how I would use them; they became the perfect place card holders for our Christmas Eve Pajama Breakfast!!!  A new tradition we hope to take root…no pun intended.


And look, it’s January 23rd and they are still growing, some just budding, some slowly working on it.  I’m amazed at these tiny bulbs and their determination to bloom!
 So welcome to my 2014 table of GraceReclaimed!
I am so glad that you have come.
I will pour out everything inside me so that you may leave
this table satisfied and fortified.
Blessings on your eyes.
Blessings on your children.
Blessings on the ground beneath you.
My heart is a ladle of sweet water, brimming over.
The Red Tent, Anita Diamanti
Instead of a New Year’s Resolution, I am choosing a scripture to guide my year.  It is one that so strongly speaks to my weak spirit; I cannot even begin to explain!    
“Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.”
Romans 12:9-10 (NLT)
Gracefully thankful that God is patient with slow growth!  B