Sunday, June 20, 2010

These are a few of my favorite things!

I had so much fun being a blessing by giving away cleaning products that I'm going to do one a month. Every month I will give away something that is a "favorite" of mine. This month I will give-away my favorite candle. I call this my reading candle because I love to light it while I'm reading. ALL Tyler candles smell wonderful. This one is called Vignette. If you become a NEW follower from June 20-July 15 you will get your name in twice. All Followers will qualify.

Have you ever "felt" like a failure? The word failure defined is this "a failing to perform a duty or expected action", "a falling short". If you are a little bit of a perfectionist, you might feel this way more than most. I can say this of myself: "I fail to keep the house up, I fail to fulfill all my wife and motherly duties like I would like to, I fail at serving God like I want to, sometimes I even fail to feed and walk my dog." I AM NOT PERFECT! The Bible say, "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23 We will always fall short of perfection. I am accepted and loved by God, just as I am when I come to Him. He doesn't ask me to change or do anything to earn His love and acceptance. Now I ask you! Why should you? Here is something the Lord showed me one day while I was being critical of my son. I was walking up to the Garden Center of WalMart and was drawn to the bright, beutiful yellow marigolds. But the closer I got near them the more I saw all the imperfections it had, the bruises, the dried up blooms, the wilted leaves. And I heard God say. Step back and don't look too hard or closely at the imperfections. Yes, they are there but if you look at them you will miss the beauty that is there when you just step back. So don't get discouraged with others or yourself. We will all fall short in life. We strive for perfection but the only perfect one is the Lord Jesus. One day we will be perfect because we will be like Him. But today remember that you are human and accept yourself with all your failures......God does.


Walking on Sunshine... said...

Great blog! Thanks for the comment on my mac and cheese. I've never been to that restaurant!

Love your cleaning list on how to clean in under 2 hours. I'm a firm believer in being able to get it down quick as well!!!

Enjoy your day!

LDH said...

Hi Chrissy! Such a sweet place you have here! Yes... I do feel like a failure oft times. Another reason I am thankful to God is that he accepts us just as we are :)

I have enjoyed stopping by to visit with you!

Kindly, ldh

Linda Stubbs said...

I just signed up to be a follower! Thank you for all the sweetness you gave me today on my blog. I came to give you some sweetness also. I love your blog. So pretty! Love the sunflower on the sidebar. That is Kansas' state flower.

Failure? Everyday!

Blessings, Linda