" Comfort " and Comfort

Hand-picked for its golf motif and "comfort" (possibly ten years ago), this Old Reliable needed replacement.  Its mechanisms were still strong, but its threads and patterns torn and faded.

My husband's birthday seemed like a good time to check out the local furniture store.  The advertised $299 recliners were soon ruled out as our eyes wandered to other attractive options.

Being in a liberal and happy birthday spirit, I asked my husband to try out the "black leather".   

The rest is history.  We waited for delivery yesterday.  It finally arrived half an hour later than the three hour promised time frame.

It looked so small sitting among the other giants of its species on the floor of the store!  We estimated it to be size equivalent to our previous model.  However, it is huge!  In my opinion,  aesthetics are sacrificed at the expense of  "comfort", and while in my youth I had sworn it would not happen to me, here we are!
Thirft store bargain - $6, I believe
One "comfort" is this:  We now have Mama Bear and Papa Bear recliners.  If  I can figure out a satisfactory room arrangement, I'll be "comfortable" inside and out!  But there is "comfort", and then there is COMFORT!
  • Then you will say on that day, "I will give thanks to You, O LORD; For although You were angry with me, Your anger is turned away, And You comfort me. (Isaiah 12:1)
  • Shout for joy, O heavens! And rejoice, O earth! Break forth into joyful shouting, O mountains! For the LORD has comforted His people And will have compassion on His afflicted. (Isaiah 49:13)
  • Indeed, the LORD will comfort Zion; He will comfort all her waste places. And her wilderness He will make like Eden, And her desert like the garden of the LORD; Joy and gladness will be found in her, Thanksgiving and sound of a melody. (Isaiah 51:3)
  • "I, even I, am He who comforts you. Who are you that you are afraid of man who dies And of the son of man who is made like grass.  (Isaiah 51:12)
  • Break forth, shout joyfully together, You waste places of Jerusalem; For the LORD has comforted His people, He has redeemed Jerusalem. (Isaiah 52:9)
  • To proclaim the favorable year of the LORD And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn.  (Isaiah 61:2)
  • "As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; And you will be comforted in Jerusalem." (Isaiah 66:13)


  1. There's is nothing like a good comfy recliner! Mine is falling apart but I can't seem to find one that's quite as comfortable!
    That was a nice gift Rebecca, Happy Birthday to Gary!! Love Di ♥

  2. I had the exact dilemma once, Rebecca. We bought a Lane Mission Style leather recliner, it's green went well with the other furniture, but it's size negated where I wanted it to be.

  3. Love your new recliners!

  4. I bought my husband a recliner for Christmas. He calls it his "nest". when he's not around, I sit in it. Now I feel the need for my own nest!
    You are so right, there is comfort...then there is COMFORT.
    your blog always looks so pretty!

  5. Happy Birthday to Gary! I bet he'll enjoy that recliner for many years to come! Bob's needs replacement too...It's 15 years old ~ somehow I thought the $$ I paid for it would mean it would last a lifetime...YOUR chair is a recliner? Wow, I REALLY like that one!

  6. Oh, I have to admit I really, really LOVE that big ,cush, comfy leather recliner. some odl friends of mine had furniture like that..and I'd always sit in their recliner because it was big and comfy. Plus, it's perfect for watching tv or m ovies :) :) Happy Birthday to your husband ;) :) I hope he has a wonderful day :) :)My dad needs a new recliner ..but he's waiting until he has money to buy a nice cushy one :) :) Have an excellent day today. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

  7. Rebecca, my favorite verse on comfort: 2Corinthians 1:3-4 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort which we ourselves are comforted by God.

  8. Hi Rebecca,
    Hubbies new recliner look great and hope you figure out a suitable arrangement that makes you both happy. This was a cute post about comfort,
    liked it very much.
    Thanks for coming by hon, and yes, I did like using this prompt and it causes you to have to really think on some of them, like from the learning room, and a few others, can't even remember now!! lol
    Take care and have a great day,
    Blessings, Nellie

  9. Happy Bithday Gary.....I love the chair Rebecca and comfort should be a priority at any age.
    Many hugs to you both.....:-)Hugs

  10. Love this post and love the recliner. Is
    yours a recliner?? Sure doesn't look like
    one. Both are very nice. Love the verses
    on comfort.

  11. The favorite recliner in our home was bought by me for my hubby on Father's Day the year our first-born was born...and that was 1976. It is still just as comfortable (It's a Lazy Boy, and I know that they must never EVER wear out mechanically)... :)) We had had it recovered twice...and it is still so very comfortable.
    We have a leather recliner, too...but the old tried and true 1976 model is still is with us.
    I love your new black leather chair...and it isn't too large at all. It looks beautiful!!! Congratulations....and many many restful moments for you and your husband!!
    Much love,

  12. I love your resourcefulness, as well as your connecting comfort-dots to the Lord.


  13. All writers need a comfortable chair! Aren't you something... compiling your thoughts in book format. I'd love to hear more. You inspire me to pull out my notebook and get busy.

    Sweet encouragement. Thanks. Maybe I need a new chair for inspiration, or perhaps borrowing your husband's.



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