Hymn of Promise

In the bulb there is a flower; in the seed, an apple tree; in cocoons, a hidden promise; butterflies will soon be free! In the cold and snow of winter there's a spring that waits to be, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

There's a song in every silence, seeking word and melody; there's a dawn in every darkness, bringing hope to you and me. From the past will come the future; what it holds, a mystery, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

In our end is our beginning; in our time, infinity; in our doubt there is believing; in our life, eternity. In our death, a resurrection; at the last, a victory, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see. ~~ words & music by Natalie Sleeth, 1986 United Methodist Hymnal

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Blue Monday!

This wonderful event is sponsored by Sally at http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/. I told you last week I had plenty of blue in my house. Here's my living room/great room/den whatever you want to call it! When we moved into this house everything was original 1978. This room was so dark! Ugh!!! Dark paneling, dark beams, dark mantel! My husband was all for painting it. I couldn't believe it 'cause you know how men are about painting wood! Anywho...I looked at all kinds of beiges and ivories and taupes and nothing screamed at me USE ME! I think I told you before that I always buy my fabric first and go from there and I kept seeing in my mind's eye this wonderful color blue on the walls with crisp cream molding and trim to go with my coral fabric on the valances. I thought my DH would never go for it but I found a picture of a room in Veranda magazine that was painted a lighter blue and showed him. He loved the idea! Go figure?! So all this to show you my blue walls! God Bless you all today! and thanks for sharing your day with me! Lauralu

I think it's amazing how different a color can look in different lighting situations!


  1. Well Laura Lu that is just about the most beautiful room I have ever seen! The window treatments are spectacularly colorful and I'm in love with that secretary. I've been keeping my eye out for one every time I go thrifting. Hope you had a great weekend!

  2. I am SO glad to see your beauiful living room on here. I've always loved this room. When I left a comment on the post about the lamp, I thought "I'd better go back and see if I've missed anything on Lauralu's blog, and I found this, but I'm afraid nobody else is going to find it. Didn't you just post this today? And then, did you post he "lamp" today also? This beauy needs to be seen! Maybe I'm jus confused. Sure wouldn't be the first time tha happened! laurie

  3. Everything looks just beautiful lu! ~Athella

  4. WOW! Jus fantastic!!

  5. beautiful decorating! great color it very balanced.

  6. I like the way you have the blue accent wall. That room looks quite well put together. Good job. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

  7. The blue on the walls is just gorgeous and so perfect with your furniture and accessories. What a fabulous change and the room is so welcoming and inviting. Great job. Hugs, Marty

  8. Mornin' Girlfriend...

    I'm so glad that you showcased your lovely living room for Blue Monday! Girl, I'll never forget the first time I seen this fabulous room on RMS...it was one of my favorites!!! That has got to be the prettiest shade of blue on your walls...your curtains, gorgeous!!! I just love the color combinations that you used in this room...they're simply beautiful!!! That sofa is gorgeous too...you really have some beautiful furniture pieces, my friend!!! Really, this living room is just perfect! It's elegant yet so warm and cozy!!!

    Love ya, Sweetie!

  9. love all the blues in the room...beautigul room! Happy Blue Monday ~

  10. A lovely room with great blues. A gorgeous decorated room. Nice job.


  11. Laura Lu I think I might try to come by Curves Tues or Wed am!!!!! Keep that camera handy!!

  12. Oh Laura Lu, no doubt one of the most beautiful rooms..EVER!!! I will never forget when I first saw this gorgeous room on RMS.. I was so taken. Beautiful colors, furniture accesories..everything masterfully done..you have such an eye. I want close ups! OK? Love, Cindy

  13. What a beauuuutiful, graaaacious home!!! You have such lovely taste!!! Thank you, Linda


Hello and God Bless! Thank you for visiting "Hidden Promise"! It's wonderful to get comments from you all! I think they are a great way to show our love, care and support of each other! Have a wonderful day! Lauralu :)