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Celebrating the Joy of Living & Home Making ~

Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

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

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Saturday 19 September 2009

Spiritual Sundays

Hello Friends ~ As I was pondering what to share today, I happened to pick up Oswald Chamber's book, "My Utmost for His Highest," and I opened it up to a certain page where a paragraph jumped out at me! It is something I've often wondered about.
Take my hubby for instance.... Before he knew the Lord, he was a happy go lucky guy who never seemed to let too much bother him. He was always in good humor and he rarely if ever lost his temper. He was very charming, friendly, and everyone, or almost everyone liked him. One would never guess that he had a need in his life. Yet, when the time came for him to make a decision for Christ, he did it because he became aware of the void in his life and nothing or no one could fill it but his Creator. It was only after his initial response to salvation that he realized just how much he needed God. Nothing could fill the void like his Creator. The wonderful traits of my hubby's personality took on a new depth. He was happier and enjoyed life even more than he did before. But it also made him acutely aware that there were others who were lost. When he stands in the pulpit, leads a Bible Study, or talks one on one with someone who is searching for answers, he becomes sharply intent on getting the message of the cross across to those who need salvation.
Yes, he is a different man today. He is a better man!

"......People want the blessing of God, but they can't stand something that pierces right through to the heart of the matter. If you are sensitive to God's way, your message as His servant will be merciless and insistent, cutting to the very root. Otherwise, there will be no healing. We must drive the message home so forcefully that a person cannot hide, but must apply its truth. Deal with people where they are, until they begin to realize their true need. Then hold high the standard of Jesus for their lives..... Thousands of people in this world profess to be happy without God. But if we could be truly happy and moral without Jesus, then why did He come? He came because that kind of happiness and peace is only superficial. Jesus Christ came to 'bring....a sword.' through every kind of peace that is not based on a personal relationship with Himself."
~ Oswald Chambers

"I did not come to bring peace but a sword." Matthew 10:34

Please join Charlotte and Ginger and the other participants at Spiritual Sundays to be refreshed and inspired. There, you will find poetry, stories, songs, and testimonies of the goodness of God. Perhaps you will have some questions answered! Click on the link or the Spiritual Sundays button on my sidebar. God bless you and have a wonderful weekend.

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi

Pink Saturday

"Happy Pink Saturday" Good morning and welcome to my blog. Today we are celebrating pink again; a soft, dreamy, feminine colour which always makes a 'girly' statement.
Beverly, I thank you for hosting this event again today and I hope you will all go pay her a visit and the other pink participants too. Simply click on the link or the Pink Saturday button on my sidebar.
This week, I would like to introduce you to Patricia at "Coquettish Fleur." She has a wonderful blog with many vintage touches. Please go check her out today at
Today I have a couple of pinks for you~

This past week, a friend and I went down to The Old General Store in Murray River, a small town on the Island. They have all sorts of wonderful things at the store and lo and behold, I found this! A Coventry Garden Tea-for-One set and it was 30% off!
I had gotten the matching handled plate down there last year, and I was thrilled to find the Tea-for-one set there also! I found the matching round scalloped plate at the hospital gift shop. I love this pattern! I am collecting these little tea-for-one sets and now I have three of them. Many folks when they come to visit me, like to have different teas. So, I thought it would be a nice idea to serve tea in their own little teapot.

Love this little silver one with the white flowers on it!

Next door to the Old General Store is another shoppe where they sell all kinds of merchandise; carvings, ornaments, rocks, jewellery, etc. My friend can't wear jewelery with any metal on it except gold and at this store, they make a necklace for you using only a leather cord and the stone of your choice. She bought three necklaces for herself and she treated me to this one, a pretty polished pink stone on a brown cord. You can adjust the cord as long or short as you like.
Thank you for stopping by today. Please make your way over to visit all the other pinkies and have a wonderful Pink Saturday weekend!

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi