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

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Saturday 17 January 2009

Spiritual Sundays

Happy Spiritual Sunday Friends~
Thank you Charlotte and Ginger for hosting this wonderful site each week.

This past week I received a few really interesting emails and one in particular had a great message in it. I thought I would share it with you this week.

Lord Prop Us Up

Every time I am asked to pray, I think of the old deacon who always prayed, "Lord, prop us up on our leaning side." After hearing him pray that prayer many times, someone asked him why he prayed that prayer so frequently.

He answered and said, " Well sir, it's like this. I've got an old barn out back. It's been there a long time, it's withstood a lot of weather, it's gone through a lot of storms, and it's stood for many years. It's still standing. But one day I noticed it was leaning to one side a bit. So I went and got some pine poles and propped it up on it's leaning side so it wouldn't fall. Then I got to thinking about that and how much I was like that old barn.

I've been around a long time. I've withstood a lot of life's storms, I've withstood a lot of bad weather in life, I've withstood a lot of hard times, and I'm still standing too. But I find myself leaning to one side from time to time, so I like to ask the Lord to prop us up on our leaning side, 'cause I figure a lot of us get to leaning at times. Sometimes we get to leaning toward anger, leaning toward bitterness, leaning toward hatred, leaning toward cussing, leaning toward a lot of things that we shouldn't. So we need to pray, "Lord prop us up on our leaning side, so we will stand straight and tall again, to glorify the Lord."

If you stare at this barn for a second, you will see who will help us stand straight and tall again.

Please check out other wonderful posts on Spiritual Sundays by clicking on the Spiritual Sundays picture on my sidebar. May you be blessed today and the Lord make you a blessing!

Pink Saturday

Happy Pink Saturday everyone.
for hosting this wonderful and fun blogging event.

As pink is one of my favourite colours, I thought it would be fun to participate in the Pink Saturday activities.

These are my contributions for today's event-

First up is this doll which I've had for several years. Her name is Mandi and she is a little girl that my hubby gave me for my birthday one year. Mandi is dressed in her very best pink party dress with a matching bow in her hair. Her hair is full of curls and her eyes are bright.She is on her way to a party and carries her present in her hand.

This pink glass cat votive candle holder looks like it is made of cranberry glass. I'm not sure what it is. All I know is I love the colour!
Finally, I have this thimble to show you. I started a thimble collection many years ago and I have thimbles from all over the world. This lovely one came from Germany. It is perfect in pink and it is made by Kaiser. I hope you can see the beautiful detail on it. I'm sorry I don't have a good zoom in camera so this is the best I could take of it.
Thank you for stopping by today. Please go check out other wonderful pink sites by clicking on the website above. Have a wonderful Pink Saturday everyone!