Thursday, May 21, 2009

Fingerprint Friday

There is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that says:
I can see the fingerprints of god
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of god
And I know its true
Youre a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of god

So look around you and see where YOU can see God's fingerprints. Is it in nature? Kids? Animals? Where do you see them? Here's how to join in.

1. Blog with your interpretation of God's fingerprints. Be sure to link back here so others can find the entire list of participants!
2. After you've posted your blog, sign the Mr. Linky below. Have fun exploring the other links as well!
Please only sign in if you're participating. Hopefully this will make us look at things through fresh eyes throughout the week!

For years I didn't know that you could cut peonies and put them indoors.
I mean, you could, but they always have ants on them, due to the sticky buds.
Then one day I learned that you can cut them and swish them around in a bowl of ice water and those ants will all float away, leaving a perfectly beautiful flower for your vase.
How did I find this out? Legacy. Tradition.
Someone's grandmother told their mother, who told them, and then they told me and so on.

There is so much value in tradition. God designed us to share stories, pass down ideas from generation to generation.
What kind of legacy are you leaving? For your kids, grandkids, neighbor kids, students, nephews and nieces...

God has carefully molded the way we share things, leaving His fingerprints on it.
It's a beautiful thing, tradition.

(If Mr. Linky starts acting goofy, please just leave your link in the comments.)


Brenda said...

Your peonies are beautiful! and that's one tip I didn't know. I will have to give it a try, and make sure to pass it along as well :)

artsyclay said...

I love peonies! Some people have brought them into work this week, and their fragrance is amazing!
I didn't know about the ice. Thanks for sharing!

The best tradition in our family is making matzo ball soup, handed down through the generations to my grandma to my mom to me to all my kids.

We are a melting pot family ... I grew up Jewish, then became Catholic when I married, my kids are Catholic, married to a Baptist, a Methodist, and an Episcopalian. So we're spreading the tradition of matzo ball soup to all denominations!

And it's not just a bowl of soup. It's all the love and nurturing that goes into making it. My grandmothers always said when I was sick, "Eat! You will feel better!"

Rosebud Collection said...

What beautiful flowers and a good fingerprint. Never heard how to get rid of the ants. What a great piece of advice.
Happy Fingerprint Friday.

Elizabeth @ My Life, Such as it is... said...

What a wonderful fingerprint! Traditions come from such little things we don't even plan to become traditions sometimes. What a great reminder that we leave fingerprints in other people's lives - what kind of fingerprints do we want them to be?

Liz Harrell said...

What a beautiful post, and beautiful flowers!

Rebekah said...

so beautiful! I didn't know that either!

Rebekah said...

oh, and here's my FF link:

Jill said...

Quote:"Someone's grandmother told their mother, who told them, and then they told me and so on."

AMEN! That is so true! I have thinking about that myself...what legacy am I leaving to my kids??

Great Fingerprint Friday!

BTW, your flowers are beautiful~

Happy Days,

Wendy said...

I wish I had some peonies that I couldn't kill so I could bring them indoors. Any passed down advice on that?

Carrie said...

I had no idea you could do that! Thanks for the tip!

rentz said...

Great fingerprint! I love things, ideas, etc that are passed from generation to generation. Beautiful flowers.

littlebird said...

they are such beautiful flowers and like everyone else, i did not know that!
but you can be sure that everyone i know with peonies in there garden will soon be hearing of this.
Thank you

Anonymous said...

Beautiful peonies!

To learn about traditions and how they have been past down from generation to generation is so awesome. My husband's family has a tradition that was start by his grandmother (or possible before her)-His grandmother always made an angel food cake for each of the grandchildren's birthday with blue icing! Some of her children have continued the tradition. I can't wait until our son's birthday to continue the tradition.

Vicki said...

Beautiful peonies!

Kristen, pajama mama said...

what a sweet thought-and a great idea for a linky party!