I posted this picture (along with others) at my Other Blog. A piano student of mine arranged my doll house yesterday. She did such a sweet job incorporating the many, many miscellaneous pieces I've gathered over the years. In composing that post, I concluded by saying: I think I could spend hours at the Toy Bin at My Favorite Thrift Store! That's where I find my BEST treasures--at the very bottom of the bin.
As I typed the period at the end of the last sentence, something clicked with me! It was as if God said, "That's where I find MY best treasures--at the very bottom of the bin!"

Hallelujah!  He FOUND me.
The Bible says:  "Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world's eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you. Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful. God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important. As a result, no one can ever boast in the presence of God."  (I Corinthians 1:26-29)


  1. I love this, Rebecca! All of us were at the bottom, weren't we? Thank God for His hand of grace that picked through the rubbish to lift us out!

  2. Amen to that, Rebecca! Amazing grace all the way around.

  3. Great post today...thanks for sharing...I would love to see more of that dollhouse :)

  4. Oh, my! What a powerful truth - and one that should cause us all to rejoice!

  5. Oh thank you so much for that wonderful thought! I was at the bottom of the barrel looking up when He found me. I am indeed one of the foolish sheep that he sought and found.
    So very grateful!

  6. It's pretty neat how those things just strike us when we least expect it. I love it! Love Di ♥

  7. Beautiful post, Rebecca.
    I've always loved that Bible quote! It's one of my favorites!

    Sweet treasures all around!
    Love and Prayers,

  8. I went to your other blog, and looked at the dollhouse pics. So beautiful. What a delight!

    Looking forward to hearing more about your trip to Kentucky. It is Father Carlos I know - we never met, but we exchanged a few email way back in 2003 I think, when I was planning to go to Gethsemani. It never pushed through, but I am glad to know he's still around. Maybe he won't remember, there was no follow up communication after that.

    Blessings on your week...


  9. What a great analogy, Rebecca, I too am so glad He found me. Great word today, thanks for sharing.

  10. Hi Rebecca,
    Your doll house is so cute, and your student looks like she is having a great time rearranging and making it homey. She looks like she was giving it a lot of thought too. So cute!

    This was a really great analogy about the bottom of the bin, and like you, I am so glad He found me too, and has done a ton of emotional healing in this girls life, and thank you for noticing, that I love my life, cause I really do!!

    Have a great weekend,
    Love and Blessings, Nellie

  11. we're ALL at the bottom of the bin until He stretches out His strong arm and rescues us, cleans us all up and sets our feet on Solid Rock! Love your analogy!!!

    Been thinking of YOU today as I'm ramping up to embark on a new hobby...Found a large wooden doll house months ago at a rummage sale for a dance...and today I scored almost 40 pieces of wooden furniture and small items through my swap group for only $15. As soon as I come up with a place to put it I'll get to work, and get some pics.


Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)