How I became to know the "Holy Spirit"

Sunday Reflection 2/19/17

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Happy Sunday Friends ~

The third beatitude

Blessed are the meek,
for they shall inherit the earth.

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THE MEEK are those who are gentle, humble, and unassuming, simple in faith and patient in the face of every affront. Imbued with the precepts of the gospel, they imitate the meekness of the Lord, who says, “Learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart.”

TO SEE what meekness is, you must look not at meekness but at Christ. Saying meekness is this or that sends you to concepts which are pale copies of reality. Saying “Jesus is meek” sends you to the living reality of it.

IF IT IS the meek, the helpless, the disabled, who will inherit the earth, this is perhaps because the earth, God’s earth, the real earth, can be had on no other terms. It is a gift.

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THE LAND is always inherited; it is not taken. It is not ours to take, but God’s to give. Thus we have no absolute right to it. Our “inheritance” of any land ultimately demands fidelity to God’s vision for the household, how we are to live in the land.

THERE IS radiant meekness in Mary’s response to the archangel Gabriel: “Here I am, the servant of the Lord. Let it be with me just as you have said” (Luke 1:38). … In all its meekness, no other act in human history has had such significance. Through Mary, our Creator became one with us in the flesh.

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GENTLENESS, to be sure, is a fruit of meekness. But the main point about the meek is not their gentleness but their quiet faith and trust in God.
The meek turn again and again to God for help, for direction, and for the sheer joy of it.

Which brings me to my new favorite saint ~ Mother Teresa

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She is perfect in my eyes.

Love you Mother Teresa ~

Have a wonderful Sunday.

Much love,

Rose

Our Home ~

A finished room

Hello friend ~

We have finished the Family Room ~

I am over the moon with these curtains

They were an Etsy find ~ I saw them on Pinterest, then decided to look on Etsy

I couldn’t believe I found them ~

https://www.etsy.com/listing/150499605/sale-shabby-chic-drawnwork-balloon?ref=shop_home_active_24

The base of the curtains are hand crochet, she has so many hand made details ~ Beautiful work ~

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You can see the details in this close up.

I am so happy with the results of this room

Just a few pictures of the entire room

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This is taken looking into the Dining Room ~

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Much love,

Rose

Our Home ~

A beautiful shelf & a little bit of spring

Good Morning Friends ~

Over the weekend I went to visit my sister in PA.  – She made this beautiful shelf for me.  I love it Josie.

As you might be able to see it sits above the door to the deck.

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A closer look ~~

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Today my Pete installed it for me –  What a character ~

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I decorated it, but very simple ~

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And here is the little bit of spring –

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Sweet little Easter eggs ~

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I love how the shelf looks above the door, and I love the person who made it for me even more.

Thank you Josie for a wonderful weekend and this amazing shelf.

 

Much love,

Rose

How I became to know the "Holy Spirit"

Sunday Reflection 2/12/17

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Good Morning Dear Friends ~

I am sending this out today, because I will be visiting with my sister over the weekend.

We will now take a look at the 2nd Beatitude ~

Blessed are they who mourn, 

for they shall be comforted.

Although we often associate mourning with death, the scope of this verse goes beyond finding comfort in times of loss. This second beatitude clarifies what it looks like to be poor in spirit. Jesus tells us that those who are grieved by their sin are blessed. Those who feel inadequate and empty in their faults and failures, who are driven to the grace of God, will be comforted.

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If we are humble and appreciate that all of our gifts and blessings come from God, we grow in love and gratitude for Jesus Christ our Savior. But this can only produce mourning and regret over our own sins and the sins of this world, for we have hurt the one who has been so good to us. One also mourns for the suffering of others.

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This is my prayer to see the good in everyone.

And now my new favorite saint ~ Mother Teresa

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Enjoy your Sunday.

Much love,

Rose


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Update on my Etsy Store

Good Morning Friends ~

Due to my long recovery from surgery  I chose to keep my store closed until April.

When http://www.muchloverose.com  returns it will have a few new surprises.  Until then I wish you all a wonderful winter.

I hope you are all well and enjoying this amazing snow day.

It is absolutely beautiful outside.

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It’s hard to see exactly what I am experiencing, but it is so pretty

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Looks like a Swiss Chalet

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This is the snow as of 11 am ~ 2/9/17

 

Enjoy your day and stay warm.

Much love,

Rose

 

 

 

How I became to know the "Holy Spirit"

Sunday Reflection 2/5

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Good Morning Friends ~

Today we talk about the first Beatitude ~~~

“Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

What does this mean ~

“Poor in spirit” means to be humble. Humility is the realization that all your gifts and blessings come from the grace of God. To have poverty of spirit means to be completely empty and open to the Word of God. When we are an empty cup and devoid of pride, we are humble. Humility brings an openness and an inner peace, allowing one to do the will of God. He who humbles himself is able to accept our frail nature, to repent, and to allow the grace of God to lead us to conversion.

It is pride, the opposite of humility, that brings misery. For pride brings anger and the seeking of revenge, especially when one is offended. If every man were humble and poor in spirit, there would be no war!

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I have been coming across a few of Mother Theresa’s quotes and here is one on “The poor in Spirit”

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How powerful is this !!!!  I LOVE HER. ~

And now just a sweet little picture I found to make you smile.

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Until next week.

Much love,

Rose

 

Our Home ~

Update/Adding to Family Room

Good Morning ~

So I have been adding to the Family Room ~

Yes!!! so excited the rug came the other day.  We purchased a 3’x5′ rug because it sits on top of another rug, and we wanted just a little bit of color ~ I love it – just enough color.

Also I added a little ruffle to the runner on the table.

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Oh!! and one more quilted ornament into the dough bowl ~

Only 2 more to go ~

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Made this sweet little pillow ~

This material will also be the top to the curtains ~

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Just a couple pictures of the entire room ~

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Enjoy your day today.

Much love,

Rose

 

Our Home ~

Completing the Family Room

Hi All ~

We are almost finished with the Family Room ~

I am loving the blue & cream and removing all the floral ~ with just a few touches of red.

What is it about redoing a room – it seems like it always happens right after the Christmas decorations get put away.

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As you can see we removed the ottoman and replaced it with the new black coffee table.  Also the rug was removed.  We purchased a new rug –

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http://www.potterybarn.com/products/empire-scroll-rug-indigo/?pkey=call-rugs&&call-rugs

I have also picked our the window treatments.

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They will be white on white.  I will be adding this material to the top for a larger ruffle –

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I will also use this material for a small pillow on one of the chairs in this space.

I am also using it to make the quilted ornaments –

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I have 3 more to make and should be completed by Friday.

I will be back with the completed room by end of February.

I am so happy with the way everything is coming out.

Hope you are staying warm –

Much love,

Rose

How I became to know the "Holy Spirit"

Sunday Reflection 1/29/17

 

Jesus Preaching the Sermon on the Mount
Gustave Dore

Good Morning Dear Friends ~


“Beatitude is a possession of all things held to be good,
from which nothing is absent that a good desire may want.
Perhaps the meaning of beatitude may become clearer to us
if it is compared with its opposite.
Now the opposite of beatitude is misery.
Misery means being afflicted unwillingly with painful sufferings.”
 

I would like to talk with you for the next 8 weeks about the 8 Beatitudes.

 

“Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they who mourn,
for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek,
for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they shall be satisfied.

Blessed are the merciful,
for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure of heart,
for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called children of God.

Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
While the Beatitudes of Jesus provide a way of life that promises salvation, they also provide peace in the midst of our trials and tribulations on this earth.

How appropriate for this time in our lives.

I wish you a beautiful Sunday.

Much love,

Rose

Our Home ~

Window Treatments & the Family Room

Hi Friends~

Sorry its been awhile since I posted anything onto my blog, but I have been recovering from surgery.

Everything is good, just taking a bit of time to heal.

We just took our Christmas tree down a few days ago, and you know how that goes.  Everything looks so empty.

So here we go again – rearranging furniture – Of course I could not touch anything.  Just told Pete where to put the furniture, and my saint of a husband made it look just right.

So this is what the Family Room looks like now.

Oh yes – new to the space is my recliner in the corner.

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We ordered a new coffee table.

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The ottoman will be leaving thank goodness.  The floral print has seen better day.  It is about 13 years old.  With the ottoman leaving, I now have to do new window treatments, as you can see the ottoman & valance are the same material.

Which brings me to why I started this post ~

 

I would like something totally different ~

I would have to say my style is French Country.

So I began looking on Pinterest for different curtain ideas.

I did purchase material from Shabby Fabrics, (below) and I have the original lace curtains to work with as well, but not sure what I am going to create.

 

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Here are some of the curtains I like.

 

They all seem to be the same type of look, but with 3 different styles I am sure Barbara will have some great ideas.

Barbara is my friend who does all my window treatments.

Wish me luck.  When all is finished I will be posting the finished room.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Much love,

Rose