Saturday, June 25, 2011

Your Words are a Gift

I just love the Victorian images of children.  Their faces so sweet and innocent.  This is a vintage postcard I have cleaned up a bit for you, dated 1906.  I thought you'd enjoy it today.

Free Vintage Image of Sweet Children

On Thursday's post, I showed you a "silver box" that I'd made as my project sample for Scripture Thursday.  I mentioned a book to you "Silver Boxes" by Florence Littauer that some of you had read.  Florence wrote a poem that went along with her book and I've added it to a lovely Victorian frame for you here.  You can click on it for a larger size.  The words are portrayed in such a wonderful way, to remind us to be an encouragement to others with our words.

Free Poem Graphic
I'm offering you a blank frame today.  This comes from a pre 1900 book in my collection.

Free Victorian Frame Graphic

When I was in grade school, I'd walk there every morning as it was practically in my back yard.  Each morning before I'd go to school my mother would wrap her arm around me and we'd say these two scripture passages together from Psalm 19:14 and Genesis 31:49.

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer......The Lord watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another.

Have a blessed weekend my friends.


  1. Abby - I love those idealized Victorian images of childhood and children, too. In our dreams, they embody our heart's desire for all good things and beauty. Working as I do with children who seem to be surrounded by such perverse images within our pop culture today, I so want to change the image screen in their imagination to give them something higher to hope for. Your precious card today captured that desire visually for me.
    Miss Kathy

  2. that's the sweetest thing I have ever heard -how your mom and you would recite the verses! That is so touching. Thank you for these lovely images.

  3. Hello, Abby, This is the first time I read "Silver Boxes". Quite thought provoking. And I love the children! I "save" images of the children for a project that's in my head. Be well.

  4. I love the children. Thanks so much for sharing! Twyla

  5. I love this, Abby! I wrote down that verse in Psalms and have it taped to my laptop at work. I know that I don't always hit the mark, but it is a good reminder. Thank you for stopping by today. I was just thinking of you this week!


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