Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.
~ Joshua 1:9 Continue reading
True love is not finding someone you can live with. It’s finding that one person you can’t live without.
I admit it. I’m a complete sap. A true romantic in every sense of the word. I believe in love at first sight, true love and soulmates. “Once upon a time…” and “They lived happily ever after…” have always brought me much joy and great comfort. I’ll take a “boy meets girl, falls in love with girl, overcomes all to be with girl” happy-ending story over anything else, any day of the week. I felt this way when I was four, and I’m not ashamed to say that I still believe it to this day.
So it won’t come as a surprise to learn that there’s a special place in my heart for beautiful vintage illustrations — and especially illustrations of couples in love. We don’t get to see a whole lot of illustrating today, but in the 1950s and ’60s, artists like Coby Whitmore and Jon Whitcomb (my two favourites) were creating some of the most gorgeous images the art world has ever seen. Continue reading
It’s that time of year again when love is in the air. Flowers, chocolates, heart-shaped candy boxes, and jewellery are February’s weapons of choice.
I’ve always been crazy about vintage kids’ Valentines, and thanks to the wonderful worldwide web, it’s easier than ever to relive those good old public school days when getting a Valentine from the person you were secretly crushing on was almost as good as winning the lottery. Yeah, sure, his/her mom insisted that everyone in the class got one of those tarted-up perfunctory paper love notes, but pft, so what? All that mattered was you got one from that person so you could then start planning your pretend future wedding. Am I right? ;P Continue reading
Today’s Sunday Scripture post is dedicated in loving memory of my beautiful Aunt Dianne, who passed away on January 22, 2016.
The righteous perish, and no one ponders it in his heart; devout men are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil. Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death.
~ Isaiah 57:1 Continue reading