9 February 2010

In the same way that God designed all of creation in its undeniable perfection and beauty, He handcrafted each girl’s situation with exquisite precision. He chose the exact parents, position, and opportunities that would best fulfill His purposes for her life and bring Him glory. . . continue reading.”

Anna Sofia & Elizabeth Botkin at Visionary Daughters

I don’t think that any woman could prepare long enough to perfectly execute this list [in Titus 2:3-5]. But it is my duty to aim to follow this standard that God has set. . . . And what better way to practice being a keeper at home than to learn the ins and outs from my mother, who has wells of wisdom on the subject! And who could think of a better way to prepare to submit to a husband, whether he’s right or wrong, than to practice in a daughters relationship to her father? . . . continue reading.”

Stephanie at In His Time

It is when we create things for God’s sake that our work most clearly promotes His glory, rather than threatening to compete with it. Thus the true purpose of art is the same as the true purpose of anything: it is not for ourselves or for our own self-expression, but for the service of others and the glory of God.”

Philip Graham Ryken in Art for God’s Sake

  1. 13 Responses to “An afternoon of reading with a cup of tea . . .”

  2. Marjorie on Feb 9, 2010 said:

    Love the teacup and all of the reading :)
    Wish I could be there sipping tea with you…

  3. Miss. Antoinette on Feb 9, 2010 said:

    Yes, me as well! :) Here in CA it is quite gloomy outside and the perfect day for having a cup of tea (which I have had)and a good book! What wonderful posts, thank you so much for sharing! :)

    Blessings in Christ,

    Miss Antoinette

  4. Miss. Antoinette on Feb 9, 2010 said:

    That tea cup is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I have one given to me by my great grandmother when she passed away! What a blessing from God it was to get to know her and my great grandfather! :) Is their a story behind your precious tea cup!?
    If so, I would LOVE to hear about it! :)

    In Him,

    Miss Antoinette

  5. Esther on Feb 9, 2010 said:

    I love the teacup and the quotes. Tea sounds like the perfect solution to the gray and snowy day outside. :)


  6. Renee on Feb 9, 2010 said:

    Your post was very good for me today. I mentor a college student who is just the sweetest girl who comes from a very sad family situation that I know God will use mighty in her life. Your Visionary Daughters excerpt struck a chord with me and I will have to read further. Thank you.

  7. Miss Jen on Feb 10, 2010 said:

    Emily Rose~
    Oh… that teacup picture is simply
    stunning. *sigh* Thank you for sharing
    such beautiful gems of wisdom!!

    Many Blessings~ Miss Jen

  8. Sara on Feb 10, 2010 said:

    Oh, I have a teacup with the same pattern!! Mama and I found it, along with a set of sweet little plates and bowls at an estate sale. Unfortunately, they did not clean up as nicely as hoped, so I’m a little uneasy to put them to use. :/ The flowers are just so pretty!!

    That last passage is a wonderful confirmation to what God was working out in my journal last night. :)

  9. Amanda on Feb 10, 2010 said:

    Emily Rose, your site is amazing! Everything about it is just lovely! I have a blog called Beautiful Blog Designs and I would like to feature it there. Usually when I feature I blog I do a screen print of the site, but I would like to get your permission before doing so. If you don’t feel comfortable with that, I completely understand.

    If you would like to see the features I’ve done, you can find that at http://beautifulblogdesigns.com in the right-hand sidebar under “Categories” then “Beautiful Blog Series.”

    Thank you – Amanda

  10. Miss Annabee on Feb 10, 2010 said:

    The teacup…lovely! Perfectly cozy!

  11. Laura on Feb 12, 2010 said:

    AH! We have that teacup!! :D

  12. Deb on Feb 12, 2010 said:

    You blog looks amazing! I love the new look!

  13. Kara on Feb 13, 2010 said:

    Emily – Beautiful photo! Also, I saw your award from the art contest – congratulations! I’m quite sure you deserved it. :)

  14. Bess on Feb 15, 2010 said:

    Hey, I’ve just started a brand new blog called “Bess’ Bag” (http://bessbag.blogspot.com/). Please feel free to stop by and see what’s going on. It’s a blog about fashion, crafts, God, & lots of various randomness. I look forward to meeting you at Bess’ Bag!
    P.S.: Lovely blog!

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