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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Through the Eyes of Faith


In the course of any given day, 
I pass by this picture in my living room many, many times.

Seeing it, but not really  seeing it.


 Sort of like the Christmas season, in a way.

Seeing the lights
and the tinsel
and the presents
and all the busy-ness...

and forgetting to 
slow down
take time
and
look closer.

much, much closer.


 to focus...
on what truly matters

on family
friends
and faith

and to meditate


on the beautiful, glorious reason for the season.

Happy Christmas Week!



60 comments:

melanie said...

gorgeous! Happy Christmas to you!
thanks for the beautiful blog- I visit often...

Debra@Common Ground said...

What an incredible print! Hope you're having a wonderful week, Girl. Give your momma a hug from me. talk soon.
hugs and lots of love,
D

Olive Cooper said...

Breaking it down to it's salient point Anne is what you are good at. Your painting is very interesting and beautiful. Happy Christmas to you and Mr. Twig!

My Grama's Soul said...

Same to you sweet lady.....this is what the season is all about.

Xo

Jo

traci said...

oh anne, that is absolutely gorgeous. thanks for sharing. have a blessed, merry Christmas. xo!!

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

Anne I love this post! I think you and I are on the same mental path...you'll see why in my next post:)

Merry Christmas!

Abby:)

WinnibriggsHouse said...

That is truly amazing, and so true.
May you also enjoy the true spirit of Christmas.
Jenny x

Vicki said...

I love that print and the way you shared it with us. Wishing you and Mr. Twig a blessed Christmas!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh my goodness. that ...picture...is...stunning! oh so heavenly. it really "spoke" to me! what a wonderful work of art. wherever did you get it??? TFS..it is so very beautiful. Merriest of xmases to you and Mr Twig this xmas..especially in your new home!

Rachel said...

~*~Just beautiful Anne!!~*~Thanks for sharing such a beautiful message too! ;)Hugs,Rachel~*

*French Farmhouse 425*

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Wow... that is a stunning picture! I love it! And a beautiful reminder of what really matters most.

Merry Christmas Anne!

hometown girl said...

Anne, i have a picture of Mary and Baby Jesus in my living room too! i love it. thank you for being you! xo susan

Lara said...

beautiful words ♥
big christmas hugs to you anne :) XO

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

Beautifully said :)
Happy Holidays!

Laurie said...

So beautiful, and such a blessing that you shared it with us. Merry Christmas, Anne, as we celebrate His birth!
Hugs and love,
Laurie

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

You've got that right sister! Jesus is the reason!

That picture is just beautiful. Merry Christmas Week to you too Anne!

Sherry said...

Beautiful post! Thank you for the reminder to focus on the reason we celebrate. Merry Christmas!

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

HE is the reason! What a beautiful and unique piece. I have not seen anything like it before. Merry Christmas!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Anne that is an incredible picture. I love the faces within faces. Glorious and so is this time of the year. Thanks for the reminder to slow down and really see it! hugs, Linda

Raised In Cotton~ Carol said...

PEACE BE WITH YOU Sweet Friend.

Hugs, Carol

time worn interiors said...

That's an amazing print!
Theresa
aka:tot

Anne Marie said...

what a neat picture!! I love the metaphor -
have a wonderful weekend!!!!!
xo+Christmas Blessings,
Anne Marie

Sandra said...

Oh what a beautiful picture! Our Blessed Mother Mary and baby Jesus:) HE is the reason for this season!:) Thank you for sharing.
Sandra

Sarah said...

Anne, stopped by to wish you and Mr. Twig a wonderful Christmas.
~ Sarah

glor said...

What an absoutely beautiful post. Not only is the picture magnificent but your post brings out peace and serenity, actually making me slow down to think and to feel the blessedness of the season. Thank you very much.

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Beautiful! I just love the picture too.

-Danielle

Amy Kinser said...

What a beautiful picture!

God bless you dear friend. Merry Christmas!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Merry Christmas, Anne. I love this image. Thank you so much for sharing it at this most appropriate time of year.
Hugs from Florida.
xoxo
Donna

Linda said...

Absolutely beautiful, Anne~ the print and the sentiment~ thank you for sharing it with us! Wishing you a blessed Christmas! XO

Anji Johnston said...

And time for focus it is. Have a blessed holiday my friend!

Peridots Garden Blog said...

Ahhhh...your words are soo like the beauty of this piece of art...subtle...upon closer viewing...touching the hearts of all who are reminded to slow down...the remember the real meaning of Christmas...to savour this special time...thank you...dear Anne

Blessings!

Sandy

P.S. I'm having a giveaway come on over and join in!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What a phenomenal picture Anne. Thank you so much for sharing it!
Have a glorious Christmas :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Faded Charm said...

such a beautiful picture andI think we all need a little reminding sometimes.

Best wishes this holiday season.

Kathleen

Tammy said...

Beautiful!!
Have a sweet Christmas!
Tammy :-)

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful!
Have a blessed Christmas!
Elizabeth

It's me said...

Happy happy merry christmas week darling........love love love Ria....xxx....

Joanna said...

I adored that painting already, but it's so clever what's been done to it! You are SO RIGHT about the real meaning of Christmas - love. That's it, pure and simple.

Wishing you a lovely Christmas with your Mom and a peaceful New Year.

x

Theresa said...

Beautiful picture at a distance and close up:) I am enjoying this Christmas week, it just goes by too fast! Have a blessed day dear Anne, HUGS!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Love the post! Have a very Merry Christmas!~Hugs, Patti

Alice said...

What a beautiful picture--and a great reminder to remember what matters most this time of year.

Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

the gypsy chick said...

Hi Miss Anne!
I just love this post!!! Just beautiful!!!
I also wanted to wish you a Very Merry Christmas & Many Blessings for the New Year!
xoxxo
amy

A Cottage Muse said...

Sigh...so beautiful!

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

Merry Merry!!!

Judy said...

Beautiful! I love the picture. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a New Year packed with wonderful things.

Diane said...

That IS amazing, Anne! Truly beautiful!
Wishing you a wonderful and blessed Christmas,
Diane

Sue said...

Beautiful picture and post Anne! I for one really needed it today. It's been a crazy busy day for me. Thanks for the beautiful reminder.

Take care, Sue

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hello Anne, and Merry Christmas. What a lovely post. I hope your holidays are wonderful and filled with joy!
Blessings sweet one.
Debbie

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

Beautiful, Merry Christmas Anne!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

That is very Awesome!
Merry Christmas, Anne!
Warmly,
deb :)

Heaven's Walk - said...

BEAUTIFUL, Anne.....just beautiful.

Blessings on a beautiful holiday! ♥

xoxo laurie

Tracey said...

I LOVE that picture! Can you please tell me where you got it? Thank you for sharing this, I was in a panic with all of the Christmas stuff I still have to do, so I took a break to read my blogs and this was really nice to see and read!

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Jennifer ~ My Vintage Bliss said...

Beautiful message.. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Chateau Chic Boutique said...

Hi Anne, I love this post. What a cool picture. We all need a reminder sometimes. It can sound corny but it's catchy, Jesus is the reason for the season!
Have a Merry CHRISTmas and New Year full of blessings,
Missy

Gracefully Vintage said...

You are so right and at first glance didnt notice the smaller beauty in that picture. What an Amazing piece of Art...
Merry Christmas, thanks for all the Inspiration all year long'
Karryann

Drawn to The Sea said...

I love art that invites you to look closer, then rewards you when you do. Wishing you a beautiful holiday, Anne. May you be blessed with lovely moments.

Julia~

saltbox treasures said...

Hi Anne, Love this post! Merry Christmas to you and your family! Just bought my Romantic Home magazine :). Congrats, again! Fun to have you, Funky Junk and Miss Mustard Seed all in the same magazine.
~ Julie

The Rustic Victorian said...

My goodness, what a wonder, thank you for sharing it. Merry Christmas!
Love
Marcie

Lili said...

I've never seen anything like it, thanks so much for sharing that with us. That is so awesome! xoxo ~Lili

Barbara Jean said...

Amazing!! Thank you for sharing it.

blessings
barbara jean

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