Friday, November 5, 2010

Good versus Godly

Good Morning Company Girls!  I missed you guys last Friday while I was wandering around in Las Vegas.  I really did think about you, but just felt like a little "blog break" was in order. But, I'm so glad to be back with you today.

There's a definite feel of fall in the air, very cool mornings and warming up during the day, but just to about 70 degrees. The wind has been blowing like March, so that makes it feel much more like 50+ degrees. A bit chilly, but we're enjoying it.

I am a member of our local Garden Club and we took a very fun "day trip" a couple of weeks ago.  I don't know how many of you have ever heard of Natchez, LA. but it is home to a Spring and Fall Pilgrimage (touring old Antebellum homes). We toured a couple of the homes and what a "step back in time."  

There's really nothing like the charm of these Antebellum homes. The one above was actually occupied and the owners gave us the tour.  And, as you can see, they dress to match the period of time the home was built.  


A lot of the homes have these gorgeous Live Oaks growing on the grounds of the home with the Spanish Moss hanging from them.


And, the table settings are just unbelievable and to think that this was a daily occurrence, not something just done for company.  Can you even imagine?  But, isn't it beautiful! And, I'm pretty sure that the owners of these homes all had servants who took care of seeing that everything was lavishly done.


If you are ever near or want to plan a fun trip, I highly recommend visiting Natchez during either the Spring or the Fall Pilgrimage. Christmas is also a god time to visit. The little town of Natchez is filled with neat little shops and Bed and Breakfast accommodations.  It was a most fun day for sure.


I can hardly believe that it is already November! I was listening to a CD of  Priscilla Shirer teaching this morning and she mentioned our busyness. Our busyness doing "good things" but what about busyness doing "Godly things."  Do we
  stay so busy with the good that we have no time or energy left for the Godly?  I'm afraid my answer would be all too often, "yes."  It caused me to really think.  As I look back over my calendar and look ahead I see a lot of really good things on my schedule.  But, I'm pondering what kind of time some of these things may be taking from what's really God's best for my time. Ouch! 

And, speaking of time.....we will be turning our clocks back tomorrow evening and I really don't want to.  I am ready for the morning sun to greet me earlier, but I am not ready for dark at 5:15. I guess I want my cake and eat it too.  I just think there has to be a better way.  It takes Hubby and I a couple of weeks to adjust to the change and we'll both be ready for bed by 7:30 until our bodies adjust. ~chuckle~


Our local arts and craft show is tomorrow and I'll be there helping my Dad with his booth.  It is forecast to be a gorgeous day and we're hoping for  a big crowd of folks that are ready to buy.


Great chatting with you this morning and wishing for each of you a beautiful week-end. Thanks to sweet Rachel for hosting us each Friday.  She's just the best!


Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

10 comments:

  1. You know, I was doing one of Priscilla's studies (Can We Talk?) when I realized that I needed to start the pruning process. I will never forget what she said: Just because it is a GOOD thing doesn't mean that it's a GOD thing.

    Praying for you dad to have much success tomorrow!

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  2. Lea, I would like to purchase one of your Dad's crosses.

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  3. I would love to take a road trip to the beautiful old Antebellum homes in the south. We saw a bunch when we passed through Natchez, Mississippi on our way to the Gulf Coast 15-20 years ago (wow, has it been THAT long????). It wasn't during their festival where the homes are open, so I'd love to go back. I need to add Natchez, LA to that road trip as well! ;-)

    And your comments about the difference between good and Godly has really struck me. God's been tugging at my heart about that ... I see He's using you to get my attention. ;-)

    Blessings!

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  4. Isn't this fall weather wonderful!! I'm in agreement with you though on the time change. Always so hard to get used to.

    I've still not had the privilege to do one of Priscilla's studies. I'm about to finish one on God the Father. I think I should finally go pick up one of Priscilla's. Which one should I start with?? I'm not good with choices.

    Hope you have a blessed weekend! Hope your dad sells it all!

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  5. Love those Antebellum homes...Gosh, I can't imagine my table EVER looking like that...:) HA! My toddlers would destruct that within seconds!

    How fun that you were able to take a break. Breaks are always in order!

    And I LOVE Priscilla Shier!

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  6. What a lovely "step back in time" I always said I was born in the wrong time...I love those dresses!
    Thanks for the good words on Good things and God things. I've never heard of Priscilla Shirer but it sounds great.
    Blessings on your day!

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  7. Thanks so much for sharing those lovely pictures! Believe it or not, I lived in Lousiana for four years as a teen-ager and never visited Natchez, although I heard many things about it.

    Great thoughts about good-versus-godly as well.

    Have a blessed weekend, Lea!

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  8. Oh...first of all, I just love your blog template...so utterly feminine. I've always thot living in the times of the south like your pics showed would be quite lovely...do you think we'd tire of wearing those magnificent gowns....but then again, they didn't really know the freedom of wearing jeans did they? ...and lack of indoor plumbing..well, don't think I'd care for that!

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  9. I actually blogged this morning about slowing down and enjoying the life God gives us. I have really been thinking about the lesson I'm teaching my kids by hurrying through one thing and into the next. I don't want to send the signal that spending quality time with them is not important to me.

    Much luck to your dad tomorrow. His work is beautiful!

    -Melissa

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  10. Thank you for stopping by my blog! I love yours! I hope you have a great weekend!

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