Favorite Tweets; Favorite Mantels

God doesn't help those who help themselves. He helps those who can't help themselves...and that's ALL of us.  (Tullian Tchividjian)

"Unapplauded, but not unproductive: hidden years are the surprising birthplace 
of true spiritual greatness." (Anonymous)

"Science tells how the heavens go. The Church tells how to go to heaven." (Galileo)
  "Let us preach grace till humility just starts to grow in us." (Tim Keller)

"WHEN and THEN" thinking (When something happens, then I'll...) wastes life. Do it now. Tomorrow isn't guaranteed. Ecc.11:4  (Rick Warren)

"Community is the place where the person you least want to live with always lives." (Henri Nouwen)

"What the heart likes best, the mind studies most." (Richard Sibbes) 

"Let us watch against pride in every shape–pride of intellect, pride of wealth, pride of our own goodness."  (J.C. Ryle)

"If you feel compelled to respond every time you're criticized it reveals just how much you've built your identity on being right." (Tullian Tchividijian)

"The problem we have today is we take ourselves too seriously and we don't take God seriously enough."  (David Chrzan)

These have been some of my favorite tweets from the past week...
brought to you by some of my favorite mantels
seen while on a recent tour of Brookside.
Can you imagine so many mantels in one place--and all so unique!?!
(For more information and photos of this wonderful mansion, 
click  HERE and visit my other blog.)


  1. Oh, don't you just love mantles...and the varying ways they can be decorated!
    Hugs and love,

  2. Oh, how lovely! Thanks for sharing these timely quotes and gorgeous photos, Rebecca. Happy Christmas to you and yours,

  3. Can you imagine having a home with a mantle in every room sigh:)

  4. Hi Rebecca,
    Wow, these are some great mantles and some even greater quotes.
    I really liked the one about when we are criticized and our response to it
    shows how much we have built our life on being right.
    Reminds me of a story a pastor told at promise keepers my hubby told me.
    The pastor had a fight with his wife, and slept on the couch and he was talking to the lord all night about it and the lord said, so do you want to
    be right or do you want to be reconciled, and he thought I want to be right, it is the principle of the thing, and for a couple of days he kept on talking to the Lord and complaining and the Lord kept saying so do you want to be right or do you want to be reconciled, and he finally decided he would rather be reconciled. Sometimes we can hold our ground over some of the stupidest things because we want to be right.......I have pretty
    much given that one up........course, ever once in awhile it likes to rear it's ugly head................lol
    Blessings and Merry Christmas,

  5. You always post the best quotes, Rebecca. Several of these really spoke to me (and of course were copied). Enjoyed the fireplaces, too.


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)