Friday, October 31, 2008

Please Come In!

Welcome! It's Friday morning which means it's time to dig into God's Word with friends and neighbors. About 7 of us gather at my home each Friday...won't you join us today?

Yes, the fire is crackling again this morning...just for you. What? Your morning stressors are evaporating? Goody! That's my hope and prayer whenever you come to my home.

Listen to us, laughing already!
I know, laughter feels good after getting a family out the door in the morning. That's why I love my sign here in the living room--you go ahead and read it while I take your coat.
"Trouble knocked on the door but hearing laughter hurried away." (Ben Franklin)

Come on know where you're going by now...

You may not go looks pretty from here but up there it will scare you...clothes everywhere, unmade beds, dirty laundry, dust. But if it will make you feel better about your own house, go ahead and visit the mess. I won't mind. The whole house looks like that on Thursday nights, you know.

Here we are (I'm glad you didn't go upstairs. It would have been traumatic for you.)
Pumpkin Spice Cookies (recipe from Present Past Collection). Your coffee cup is waiting. Go ahead--help yourself... creamer's in the fridge.

Nice and hot...perfect for this chilly morning!

Got everything now? Let's head downstairs for our video teaching done by a good friend (well she doesn't personally know any of us, but our "friendship" is by faith. Many of us have known this particular teacher for years!)

Pumpkin spice candle--that's what smells so good. I'm glad you like it, too.

We're all remember where the powder room is don't you?

Candles make even the most functional room in the house look inviting...and these are battery operated so I can forget about 'em!

Careful on the stairs. Watch the dog! Here we are...downstairs with our big tv.
The dog is waiting to choose one of your laps to sit on this morning.
He's there by the table, see him?

He chose me again, this morning. Ok, actually I chose him so he'd quit bothering you.
You're so nice to pretend he doesn't bother you.
It is funny when he starts dreaming during the closing prayer.

That's it? We're finished already?

Oh, I hate when Friday morning turns into Friday afternoon so soon. Our discussion was so good again today...thank you. Keep safe until next week!

Ahhh, one of my favorite "home scenarios" dishes in the sink.
I love making our home a haven...for my family and for you, my friends.

I'm so glad you came along today...come back again soon, won't you?


serenitymeadow said...

What a lovely visit I had coming into your home. Your home is very cozy and warm. The coffee, cookies, and candles smelled wonderful. Thanks for inviting me!

Sandy Toes said...

What a wonderful post...I just love how you did it!! such a beatiful home!
-sandy toes

Paul said...

We visit your site often...
This was a most pleasant visit..
Our library/tv room also is in our basement...
And our English bulldog has regular sofa/lap privileges...
Thank you for sharing...

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