Faith Family Friends

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 26 September 2009

Spiritual Sundays

Hello dear Friends~ Today I was going to share a poem with you but I ran across this devotional and thought I would share it instead. The reason being, I am astonished at the number of believers in the Church today who have gotten their focus on to worldly things instead of heavenly things. I have been guilty of this myself! We are busy seeking after those things which shall pass away. I think this devotional puts it very plainly where our focus should be.

I'd rather have Jesus than silver or gold;
I'd rather be His than have riches untold;
I'd rather have Jesus than anything
This world affords today. - Miller

It seems there are two kinds of people in this world: those who have an eternal perspective and those who are occupied with the present.
One is absorbed with the permanent; the other with the passing. One stores up treasure in heaven; the other accumulates it here on earth. One stays with a challenging marriage because this isn't all there is; another looks for happiness in another mate, believing this life is all there is. One is willing to suffer poverty, hunger, indignity, and shame because of "the glory which shall be revealed" {Romans 8:18}; another believes that happiness is being rich and famous. It's all a matter of perspective.
Abraham had an "other world" perspective. That's what enabled him to give up a piece of well-watered land by the Jordan.{Gen. 13}. He knew that God had something better for him later on. The Lord told him to look in every direction as far as he could see and then said that his family would someday have it all. What a land grant! And God promised that his descendants would be as numerous "as the dust."{v.16}
That's an outlook many people can't understand. They go for all the gusto right now. But God's people have another point of view. They know that God has something better later on!- David Roper

"I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. - ROMANS 8:18

Thank you Charlotte and Ginger for hosting another Spiritual Sundays. I hope everyone visiting my blog today will take a few moments to visit these ladies and the other participants found here You may also click the Spiritual Sundays button on my sidebar to go to the website. There, I know you will be encouraged and prayed for.

The Lord bless you all.

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

Pink Saturday

Hello and Happy Pink Saturday to you all!
Autumn is in full swing now and I'm thinking about Christmas which is the norm for me this time of year. I am making plans for decorating, what to bake this year, and of course, presents.

So, in keeping with this line of thinking, I would like to share this from last year's holiday season.
My pink toile angel and a glittery pink candle centerpiece. The lamp is pink too but no longer has a place in the living room. It now lights up the family room.

Now on to today's pinks ~
Two pink apple mugs which were a gift from a secret sister once upon a time.

A tiny rocking chair with a pink fabric throw on it, accompanied by a tiny straw hat.
Lastly, my dried hydrangeas courtesy of Carolyn at Aiken House and Gardens They are just starting to turn pink. You can see a tint of pink among these exquisite blossoms. Aren't they beautiful? I just love them!Thank you Carolyn! If you haven't already visited Carolyn, then please do; you will be pleasantly surprised! She is a wonderful gardener and homemaker and she possesses a great eye for detail.
Thank you for joining me today. Please go on over to see Beverly and her party of pinkies for today's offerings of this luscious colour. Just click on the link or the Pink Saturday button on my sidebar. Enjoy your weekend everybody!

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi