A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

"A joyful heart is good medicine." ~ Proverbs 17:22

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Spiritual Sundays

Hello everyone and welcome to my Spiritual Sundays post! I would like to thank our lovely Charlotte and Ginger for hosting this inspirational get-together every week. Please click on the link to visit them and the other participants. http://bloggerspirit.blogspot.com/

As most of you know, I enjoy reading a little devotional called Our Daily Bread and today's devotion was one I wanted to share with you all.
It is penned by Cindy Hess Harper and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did.
Sometimes I feel 'parked' myself and it's good to know that it's not always a bad thing!
"I waited for the Lord; and He inclined to me, and heard my cry." ~ Psalm 40:1
PARKED FOR NOW
Parking my car has been a lifelong problem for me. It really wasn't a high priority with my driving instructor, so I never learned to back up into a parking space until many years later. He also skipped the parallel parking lesson, and I still avoid that unless there's enough space for two or three cars.
I've also struggled to understand a statement I heard when I was a young Christian, "God can't steer a parked car." I took that as a challenge to shift my life into motion, and along the way God would guide me in the right direction. It's an interesting thought, but it's not always the way God works. Occasionally, God does want us to"stay parked" for a while.
At times, when Moses was in the wilderness, God kept the Israelites in one place. He led them by a cloud, and when it stayed still for may days, "the children of Israel...did not journey" {Num. 9:19}. Waiting isn't always easy, but sometimes God wants us to stay right where He has put us. The psalmist reminds us, "Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart" {27:14}.
You may feel that you're stuck and just spinning your wheels in your service for God. But keep your heart open to God's leading. Then you'll be ready to shift gears when you hear God say, "Let's go this way."
GOD ORDERS OUR STOPS AS WELL AS OUR STEPS.
Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

A Fanciful Pink Saturday


Hello pinkies and welcome to my Pink Saturday post!
My pink post will be a bit on the whimsical side today. For those of you who are new to my blog, I am sharing the birdhouse my son gave me for Christmas last year.
This birdhouse is made of tin and has lovely pink roses hand painted on it. It is also decorated with pink crystal beads and it sits in the glow of the pink votive candles. A tweet little birdie drops by to check it out! Front view with the perch.Side view with the Fleurs-de-lis on the roof. One can't tell by the photo but all the flowers, dots and lines are raised in the tin with a bit of gold paint dry-brushed over them, making it very pretty and very unique.Back view.
The little birdie has gone to find her mate and who is this little visitor? A tiny pink fairy with sparkly wings daydreams by the birdhouse. She's dressed in pink and has pink posies in her hair.
I am slowly getting ready for Spring here in my home. A very soft pink springtime hydrangea ring adorns the base of my hurricane lamp with a pink candle burning inside.


Lastly, another little fairy holds notes on the fridge. Shhh, please don't disturb her! She's been up all night guarding over some important documents.


Please flit on over to visit our wonderful hostess Beverly and all her pretty pinkies. Just click on the link http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/
Wishing you all a lovely weekend.

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi
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