~ Still life ~

Just some shots of pretty things around my house...

that make me smile...

I'll be joining in over at "Little Red House" for Mosaic Monday. Come on over......


Indian corn and raffia
homemade soup
plump orange pumpkins
wood-burning fireplaces

bonfires and hayrides
piles of raked leaves
homemade crusty bread
tattered scarecrows

baskets of apples
bountiful harvest
geese heading south
crisp fall days

warm spiced cider
squirrels gathering acorns
canning jars of vegetables
warm bulky sweaters

And…vibrant autumn colors !!

Words for life's journey....

This week, I came across a humorous take on last week's post:

Keep smilin' and have a good week! :)

Words for life's journey

Any of you that are familiar with the Serenity Prayer realize just how powerful these three sentences are...

 "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
We spend so much time trying to change our circumstances and other people.We are powerless over that which is not in our control...give it over to God.

courage to change the things I can,
We can work on ourselves and with God's help, become "a better you."

and the wisdom to know the difference."

Pray for wisdom in all situations!

This prayer can be applied to every part of our lives...work, friendships, family, finances...it can change your whole way of living!

*Serenity Prayer*
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
(Although known most widely in its abbreviated form above,
the entire prayer reads as follows...)

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.