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...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Spiritual Sundays


The weekend is here once again and with the weekend comes Spiritual Sundays hosted by Charlotte and Ginger. Thank you ladies for bringing this event our way every week! Please click on the link to visit all the participants at SS this week. http://bloggerspirit.blogspot.com/


I don't know about you, but I have been bothered by the language coming out of some people's mouths; especially Christian people's mouths! Is it just me or are there others out there in blogland that are offended by foul talk?

The other day I came across this devotion and I am happy I did because sometimes I think perhaps it's just me!

This was penned by Dave Branon and I agree with him one hundred percent.

WORDS - DO THEY MATTER?

I heard a teenager from a Christian home declare, "My mom doesn't think swear words are bad." He then indicated which words she found acceptable - words that have long been considered inappropriate.

Society's standard of language has declined in recent years, but we don't have to decline with it. As we strive to be "very careful...how {we} live" {Eph. 5:15}, we should think about how to honour God with our words.

We please the Lord with our tongue when we show discernment. "He who restrains his lips is wise," Proverbs 10:19 reminds us. When we do speak, we are to filter the words that escape our lips: "Whoever guards his mouth and tongue keeps his soul from troubles" {21:32}.

It is important to use kind, positive words - even to address tough subjects. "A harsh word stirs up anger," but "the tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly" {Proverbs 15:1-2}.

Finally, avoid words that reflect poorly on who we are as God's children. Paul's admonition to "let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth" {Eph. 4:29} sets a strong standard for the righteous use of words.

To honour God in each part of life, use words that are pleasing and acceptable to a holy God.

The tongue can be a blessing
And the tongue can be a curse;
Say, friend, how are you using yours:
For better or for worse? - Anon.

WHAT WE SAY REVEALS WHO WE ARE


Please pray for our sister Debbie @ The Way We Are http://debsdailydribble.blogspot.com/
as she just received the news this week that she has breast cancer. Her prayer button is also on my sidebar.

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

Pink Saturday

Happy Pink Saturday everyone! Today is the day that our hostess Beverly throws a pink party and all of we pinkies get together from all over the world to show off our pinks. A wide array of pinks make their way across our screens, from flowers to jewelery, and from houses to teacups. It's rather interesting what we all come up with!
Today, I'm sharing another one of my many tea-for-one sets.
This one is rather chintzy and of course, it is pink!
Love the pretty pink background with pink roses sprinkled all over it! A few butterflies have made their way on to the set and I would rather they hadn't! I don't think the butterflies add anything to it rather I feel they take away from the prettiness of it. But anyway since it was a gift, I appreciate it, butterflies and all!
Here, nestled up to my pink dried roses, it has found its way on to a chest in the living room where I can enjoy it until I feel like having a cup of tea.

Now, that we've had some tea, why not make your way over to How Sweet the Sound http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/ for Beverly's parade of pinkies.
Please join me on Tuesday for Tea Time Tuesday and have a happy day everyone!
Sharing from my heart~ Sandi
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