Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Registering for China

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I am so glad you stopped by! It's beginning to feel like a wedding is almost here! I went with MaryCam to register for china. Oh my goodness! China is not what it use to be when I got married twenty five years ago! It's so beautiful! Honestly, there should be a "mother of the bride" registry. I am ready to sell all my china and start over with a new pattern! Anyway, we had the best time picking out plates and glasses and mixing and matching patterns. When I was getting married there were two kinds of china, fine and every day. Now , everything is just fabulous and fine. Seriously, it was all breathtaking, and it's official, I'm saving my money and starting over, soon!

I was jogging yesterday thinking about MaryCam and her china. I loved watching her carefully pick up each plate and gently brushing her hand around the edge as if she were a million miles away and imagining  her place setting on her table. She hand picked each piece of her place setting. She started with a beautiful dinner plate from one pattern and then chose a salad plate from another pattern. She found the perfect size bowl and wonderful coffee mug from a completely different pattern. She finished with goblets and glasses and other fun things. She stepped back to admire the dreamy setting that she had so meticulously created. Each piece was amazing on it's own, but together they were stunning.

In Genesis chapter 1 verse 1 it says, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." I read back through the first chapter yesterday morning and watched with fresh eyes as God created each and every little detail of the universe. The earth was formless and void, and He just spoke and there was light. "Then God said, 'Let there be light, and there was light.'"(Genesis 1:3)  If you've read the incredible account of creation in Genesis then you know how awesome God is. If you have not read it or haven't read it in a while, please read it! It's so amazing to follow each day with God as He created literally everything. The sun, the moon, the stars all perfectly placed so we could see to enjoy His creation night and day. God created every living thing, on land, in the sea, and in the air. He spoke everything into existence. And on the sixth day, God made man. "Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being."(Genesis 2:7)  "And God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good."(Genesis 1:31)

God, the Creator of the universe, and Giver of life, made you. He made you in His own image.There is no one else like you. He made you perfectly and beautifully. It says in Psalm 139 verse 74 that you are fearfully and wonderfully made. Just like MaryCam designed her place setting, God designed you and He saw that it was good! You are His creation. So live today differently. Live knowing that the King of Kings made you. He knows everything about you! He knows your innermost thoughts. He knows your joys, your hurts, your fears. He knows you inside and out and loves you with an everlasting love. You are beautiful! Live like it!

Love love love Ruthie


  1. hey Ruthie - I enjoyed this column especially because I went with my daughter, Hadley, to do her china registry today! i agree things are different in a good way and bad way sometimes too.
    She is getting married June 21. seems like just yesterday we were young brides and young moms together with Mary Jeanette. I remember when you had a couples retreat at your parents cabin. What a joyous time for all of us! We need a type of happy support group for our babies growing up. Sniff sniff! best wishes to you.

  2. Hey! Looking at china is so fun! My sister has actually started two new patterns in the past couple of years. Did Mary Cam pick out any Christmas china? I love my Christmas china! Even though it is a little on the fancier side, we still use it all throughout the holidays. I actually just got it out today! -Lucy

  3. Hey! I love looking at china! My sister actually started two new patterns over the past couple of years. Did Mary Cam pick out a Christmas china? I love my Christmas china. Even though it is a little on the fancier side, we still use it all throughout the holidays. I actually just got it out today! -Lucy

  4. Lucy! YOu are the cutests thing! Thank youfor reading my blog! I love china! I too adore my Christmas china...and yes I have already gotten mine out along with music in my studio! So Merry Christmas early! R