Good evening friends. I don't usually post on Sundays, but I have so much swirling around in my brain I feel the need to do a little purge. So please bare with me.
I bought an iPod docking station for our office at work. The silence in there can be deafening sometimes, so we all concluded that a little music was needed. I put together a playlist of over 150 songs, and the playlist below is the best of the best that I am obsessing over right now. It's a clever little mix of good background music with just a few upbeat songs that you can sing along too, but not lose your concentration on. I made a CD for the car and is it just me, but do some songs just sound better and are more effective in the car? Songs in the car get me all twisted inside and emotional. #6 and #9 are incredibly good at stirring up emotions. #10 and #11 are pop songs that I'm too embarrassed to admit to liking though. If you guess what they are I'll send you a prize. Kimmie and Gerry are not allowed to play along though.
Off the subject of music, and on to the subject of fruits and spices and heart-warming smells. I learned a trick last year, yet again from my friend Sarah, on how to make your house smell so delicious and brilliant you'll literally never want to step outside. Take an orange and apple, slice them up, and add them to a sauce pan filled with water, along with some cinnamon sticks and cloves. Simmer all day long, occasionally filing the pan with water again as it simmers down. You just freshen up the batch every couple of days or so.
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms.
1 Peter 4:10
I've been thinking a lot about this verse from our service today. I'm praying about it. I'm realizing how much it relates to this post and how much work we have to do in this life to be the models for our children. I feel challenged, I feel intimidated and overwhelmed, but I feel positive.
And with that, good night.
p.s. as always, I'm linking up to my sweet friend Heather's Life Made Lovely post, because even though random, this post was about lovely things for the senses, no?