dil·i·gence:careful and persistent work or effort

Proverbs 13: 4 The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


In the spirit of thanksgiving, I made a small change to the burlap banner that has been hanging from the mantel.  This was my plan all along, but since I made the banner before Halloween, I wanted to wait.

This is what the banner looked like this morning.

And, this is what it looks like now:

This change took about 5 minutes and some stencils and craft paint I already had on hand.

I think it's a great reminder for me to see this every time I walk through the living room.  I have so, so much to be thankful for.  My cup truly runneth over!




  1. Let me guess -- your camera took the first two photos and Colin took the last two with his camera? What a difference!

    Sorry we missed our annual telephone singing tradition. I just realized it and the kids are snug in their beds. We can perform our best rendition on Saturday. See you then!

  2. Yep, you got it! I am hoping all future 'after' blog pictures will be taken by him and of a certain quality. He seems to be buying into this idea. He insisted upon editing these before I posted them if his name was going to be associated with him. Aw, my little perfectionist!

  3. I really like that banner! Really creative! I wish I would've done something like that for Thanksgiving!

  4. Emily, I love the little banner. It's simple and festive. Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Amanda- I hope you and yours have a lovely day!