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, 4 September 2010

Spiritual Sundays

Hello my friends~ I hope everyone had a wonderful week.

It has been a busier than normal summer for us this year.
We had company in August and I've been going to physio therapy almost every second day since May. I finished up last Thursday and I'm praying I won't need to go back.

I am also burdened with some family issues which I pray the Lord will see us through. There are so many of us with health problems and other issues that I try to keep my blog as upbeat as possible. I am however going through a bit of a hard time right now myself and I could sure use a touch from the Master's hand!

Life is filled with storms of one kind or another, isn't it? It is wise to prepare for the storms because they will come!

As I was pondering what to share today, my mind kept focusing on another storm which is headed our way. Hurricane Earl could be bad and we are trying to get ourselves prepared for its arrival. We love this little Island on which we live but a hurricane can sure wreak havov here!

Since I couldn't seem to come up with any material of my own I started leafing through "My Daily Bread" and I came across this devotional which I thought was worth sharing. It is penned by Anne Cetas.


STORM CLOUDS AND BLUE SKIES
I was feeling down about some circumstances the other day and wondering how I might lift my spirits. I pulled from my shelf the book, Life Is Like Licking Honey Off a Thorn by Susan Lenzkes, and I read this: "We take the laughter and the tears however they come, and let our God of reality make sense of it."
Lenzkes says some people are optimists who "camp in pleasures and good memories" denying the brokenness. Others are pessimists who "focus on life's losses, losing joy and victory in the process." But people of faith are realists who "receive" it all - all the good and bad of life - and repeatedly choose to know that God really loves us and is constantly at work for our good and His glory.
As I read, I looked outside and noticed dark clouds and a steady rain. A little later, a friendly wind came up and blew the clouds away. Suddenly the skies were bright blue. The storms of life blow in and out like that.
By faith we cling to God's promise of Romans 8:28. And we recall that "our light affliction, which is for the moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory" {2 Cor. 4:17}. God loves us, and He's getting us ready for the day when skies will be forever blue.
"Our light affliction....is but for a moment." ~ 2 Corinthians 4:17
GOD PROMISES A SAFE LANDING -
BUT NOT NECESSARILY A CALM PASSAGE.


Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you will visit Spiritual Sundays hosted by Charlotte and Ginger. http://bloggerspirit.blogspot.com/
There you will be encouraged and inspired by the things of our Lord. Have a blessed weekend my friends!

NOTE: Hurricane Earl has arrived and we were without power for about four hours. I will wait until the storm passes before visiting you as we could loose our power again any time! Please pray that we don't receive any damage to our property. Thank you and God bless you!

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

Pink Saturday


Hello pinkie friends and welcome to another Pink Saturday in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness with Beverly at How Sweet the Sound~ http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/


Does this day ever creep up on you and then you realize you don't have anything pink to share so you have to go looking for it? Well, that's what happened to me this week. Vacation can do that to you!
While looking around for pink, I realized it was here all along. So here we go....
My mother's birthday was this past Thursday and one of the gifts I got for her was a pretty bouquet of pink Gerber daisies. It's too bad you can't tell by the photo, but the vase is a delicate shade of pink; very sweet! She loved them of course.
The ribbon is actually fuchsia but it looks red in the photo.

A few weeks ago, I found myself another teacup while browsing at Winners. It was too good a deal to pass up. The pattern is called Rose Chintz but it's not the same Johnson Bros. pattern which I collect. This is a pattern made by Gracie Bone China. It is a very close match to Rose Bud with its sprinkling of pink roses. Can one have too many teacups? I think not!

Pink hydrangeas
I have saved the best for last. I have a special little someone who just turned two years old this past Wednesday. This is Zachary and he brought his mommy and daddy to visit us back in August. They flew all the way from Vancouver to visit us here on Prince Edward Island. We all had a fabulous time and made some wonderful memories.
This is one cute shot, I thought. This is the little munchkin snuggled down in my bed. As you can see, there is some pink in the bedding but the cutest pink of all is in Zachary's cheeks and smile! He has big brown eyes like his mommy who is a little Dutch girl. Zachary's other grandparents came all the way from Holland to settle here in Canada.... I'm glad they did!

Love you, little man! Zachary has a baby sister arriving around Christmastime. His little sister will be the first baby girl born into our family and we are looking forward to her arrival!

Well, those are my pinks for this week. We have a hurricane heading our way and depending on what Hurricane Earl dumps on us will determine how much visiting I will get done over the weekend. I pray that Earl goes out to sea and doesn't do much damage here!

NOTE: Hurricane Earl has arrived and we were without power for about four hours. We could lose our power again any time therefore I will wait till the storm passes to visit you. Thank you and God bless!

Wishing you all a wonderful pink weekend and please join me Tuesday for Tea Time Tuesday.

Be sure to get a mammogram!


Sharing from my heart~ Sandi
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