Monday, December 2, 2013



My dear friend made these acorns for me.  These little acorns are made from Hershey's kisses, the tops are of mini Vanilla Wafers which are "glued" with small amounts of frosting, and a butterscotch chip "glued" on top. 

YUMMY!  They go fast, so if you make them, do the whole bag!

Acorns have always been special to me.  I love to collect them, display them, draw them, make them, buy things which look like them, and just look at them.

The symbolism is also special to me.  It just seems like they represent "hope" to me.  Like a tiny seed which can become important.

Our hope is in God who made heaven and earth.  

We can know He cares about our hopes.

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow:

The word acorn doesn't come from 'oak' and 'corn', as is popularly supposed, but from the Old English 'aecern', meaning berry or fruit. The tree genus Acer comes from the same root.

Before oaks were mighty they were first either great, tall, sturdy or even just big. 

Examples of early variants of 'mighty oaks from little acorns grow' are found in Geoffrey Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde, 1374,
"as an ook cometh of a litel spyr" 
[a spyr, or spire, is a sapling]

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