Thursday, February 9, 2012

Be Mine...





happy almost valentine’s day!
i recently decorated our kitchen's fireplace mantle to celebrate the holiday.   i keep an old wooden crate upside down on top of the mantle, and change the accessories around depending on the season -- or my mood.  if i’m bored around 2 am, well, i might be in the kitchen re-decorating the kitchen mantle.  ridiculous. 
 i know.
i have a few cute valentine’s items to choose from, but this year i decided to display my daughter’s glitter heart she made in first grade, a trio of pale pink hearts i bought last weekend at a beautiful mess (only $1.50!), a copy of an old calling card in a vintage frog, and a new english ivy from trader joe’s. 
but one of my favorite things to do to celebrate a special occasion is to make what i like to call “happy sticks” -- or sweet little signs on little wooden skewers that, when placed in an ivy or a teacup filled with garden roses, make me happy (and hopefully makes my friend who receives one happy too.)   but as i placed the “be mine” sign within the ivy yesterday, i saw something i had never seen before.  


i saw the words “be mine” as an invitation from God. 
“be mine,” He says. 
 sweet.  simple.  sincere.
“be mine.”
“i am," i whisper.
i pray each time you see a valentine’s day card or a little candy heart that reads, “be mine,” you will always be reminded of His invitation.






3 comments:

  1. Ruthie, HI!
    I have missed you!
    So glad you posted this!
    YES! When God sent Jesus, it was His eternal "Be Mine" Valentine's Invitation! Amazing.
    I am going to put this on my blog FaceBook page, as I have been featuring friends for Valentine's Day, all week.
    I love the tag/skewer idea!
    Fun and charming. Like YOU!
    ~HUGS and LOVE~
    me

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  2. Good Morning Ruthie!!! So happy to receive a post from you...... Love the mantle decor.. the heart ornaments are gorgeous... BUT... most of all... How "Marvelous" is that most important invite..... God whispering.... BE MINE... FILLS MY HEART WITH JOY!!!! thanks for sharing that !!! Have a blessed joy filled week!!!! Terri

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