About that time, I received communication from a friend touring France. She included this picture...of Claude Monet's home. "It's OUR dollhouse!" I exclaimed.
This is the newly painted exterior. We left the pink rustic.
Then I took the plunge and decided to add Monet's vines--at least to the chimney...
Though we had started the project, it was helpful to have a good model to follow. It's not so different in life. The Apostle Paul knew this when he told the Corinthian Christians, "Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ" (I Corinthians 11:1).
I realize that I look for examples in both "real life" and the blog world. I ALSO realize that it is important to evaluate and be selective about the models we follow as well as the models we display to others.
I'm not sure the chapter division a good one in this case. Right before it (at the end of chapter 10) Paul writes: So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God--even as I try to please everybody in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved. Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.
This is a model I can trust. This is the kind of model I want to be.