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...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Spiritual Sundays



Hello Friends; it's time for Spiritual Sundays again!

Have you ever been so moved by a song or testimony that it changed your life?
Many years ago now, when I was a very young Christian, it was my heart's cry to know the Lord more and to be completely obedient to His calling on my life. Even though I was very young at the time, He had stirred up my heart until I could do nothing else but lay everything down for Him. It was about that time that this beautiful song had been recorded. The poignancy of the music and the words to the song are so powerful that I made it my prayer.
It is a beautiful song written by Lanny Wolfe and I wish I could play it for you but the words alone are powerful enough to penetrate your heart.

WHATEVER IT TAKES
There's a voice calling me from an old rugged tree
And He whispers, "Come closer to Me,
Leave this world far behind,
There are new heights to climb
And a new place in Me you will find."
chorus:
For whatever it takes to draw closer to you, Lord
That's what I'll be willing to do
For whatever it takes to be more like you
That's what I'll be willing to do.
Verse 2-
Take the dearest things to me
If that's how it must be
To draw me closer to Thee
Let the disappointments come
Lonely days without the sun
If through sorrow more like You I'll become.
repeat chorus
Bridge:
I'll trade sunshine for rain, comfort for pain
That's what I'll be willing to do
For whatever it takes for my will to break
That's what I'll be willing to do.
Tag:
That's what I'll be willing to do!
Perhaps some of you may recall this song. I'm not saying I'm anywhere near where I ought to be in Him, but this is a good place to start.
"The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise." PSALMS 51:17
Please take some time to visit our hostesses Charlotte and Ginger at Spiritual Sundays. You can click on the link http://bloggerspirit.blogspot.com/ or my Spiritual Sundays button on my sidebar. Many believers gather here every week to share and have fellowship through blogging. I pray you will be blessed and drawn closer to our Lord through this.

Pink Saturday


Once again, Pink Saturday has rolled around and we have all gathered at Beverly's "How Sweet the Sound" to show off our pink wares.
Today I would like to start my pink post off outside with one of my bleeding heart bushes. The blooms are so pretty but unfortunately they don't last very long. We have planted another which is supposed to bloom all summer.
Next, I'll finish up in the laundry/half-bath with this little pink-frocked whisk broom.

Up in the living room, awaits another little sand-clown. He is hiding on the base of the table over in the corner. But he doesn't like it there. So....He jumps up onto the mantle and decides he likes it there better. He can see everything from this vantage point! He reminds me of my hubby; he doesn't like to miss anything!!
I will end my pink post today with two plates my Aunt Judy gave me. This little plate is a Johnson Bros. plate which she had in her possession for quite some time and she thought I might like to have it. It is about 6 1/4 inches in diameter and it is called, "English Gardens." I think it's adorable!
My aunt has two homes; one is in New Brunswick, Canada, and the other is in Oklahoma. {I will have to tell you the story behind that someday. My uncle and she share a unique love story!} This last plate is a Limoges plate made in France, which she found at a garage sale down in Oklahoma. She thought of me when she saw it, and brought it all the way back to Canada for me. Wasn't that sweet of her?
Well, my pink friends, those are my pinks for another week. Please go and take a peek at the other pinkie wares out there by clicking on the link http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/ or the Pink Saturday button on my sidebar. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
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