Some folks may think I’m sort of a weirdo when it comes to decorating. I enjoy repurposing items in fresh ways and doing things a little out of the ordinary.
Not that weird, right?
Last week the hubs was in full youth pastor mode helping to lead a group of 200+ teens from 17 area churches in local service projects.
I’m still not sure who did it, but some kind soul, someone who must have an inkling of how (not) well I do when I have all three kids on my own, sent me an incredible bouquet of flowers.
I was totally shocked when a nice lady stepped out of a strange van and asked if I was Lauren Mills.
Why yes. May I help you?
She then reached in the van and pulled out these pretties.
I heart them.
And the really cool thing is that they were given anonymously.
The note said, “Thanks for your sacrifice for Renew [name of local camp hubby was at] this week. Signed, Anonymous.” I thought it might be the hubs but found out that other pastors’ wives also received some.
An old high school teacher of mine used to say that true generosity is anonymous. And it has stuck with me all these years.
Brings to my mind the words of Jesus:
“Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.
So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” (Matthew 6:1-4)
So grateful for this beautiful gift. What girl doesn’t love flowers?
And after enjoying them for a few days all arranged beautifully and perfectly, I got into my weird decorating self and decided to split them up.
One of my favorite decorating methods is to group like things together. By color. By type. Sometimes by size.
So, why not by flower?
Out came the mason jars and root beer bottles for some grouped-together visual goodness :)
Clean, fresh, and simple decorating on any budget.
Use twigs. Use leaves. Use any kind of greenery you can find and plop them in some bottles.
“Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these...” (Luke 12:27)
Do you have any favorite things to group together for big decorating impact?
What about your favorite way to arrange flowers?
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