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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 10 October 2009

Spiritual Sundays

Happy Spiritual Sunday, Friends, and to my Canadian friends, a Happy Thanksgiving!
As it is Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada, I would like to share a devotional pertaining to this Day.


Psalm 100 is one of the great songs of thanksgiving in the Bible. It calls us to realize that we belong to God our Maker {verse 3-4}, and to praise Him for His goodness, mercy, and truth {verse 5}.

During a recent reading, however, I was struck by a phrase that speaks of expressing thanks in a tangible, willing way: "Serve the Lord with gladness" {verse 2}. Many times my service to God is more grudging than glad. I do what I consider my duty, but I'm not happy about it.
Oswald Chambers put his finger on my unthankful attitude when he said: "The will of God is the gladdest, brightest, most bountiful thing possible to conceive, and yet some of us talk of the will of God with a terrific sigh- 'Oh well, I suppose it is the will of God,' as if His will were the most calamitous thing that could befall us....We become spiritual whiners and talk pathetically about 'suffering the will of the Lord.' Where is the majestic vitality and might of the Son of God about that!"

True thankfulness is more than being grateful for what we possess. It's an attitude that permeates our relationship with the Lord so that we may serve Him with gladness and joy. - David McCasland

Then let us adore and give Him His right,
All glory and power, all wisdom and might,
All honor and blessing, with angels above,
And thanks never ceasing for infinite love. - Wesley

I hope you will take some time to visit Spiritual Sundays with Charlotte and Ginger. There are many others who participate and if you're looking for some inspiration, then please go to the site by clicking the link or the Spiritual Sundays button on my sidebar. I pray you all have a wonderful and blessed weekend.

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

Welcome to Pink Saturday

Today is Pink Saturday once again and we are delighted that Beverly hosts this fun meme every week! Lots of us love the colour pink, me included.

Today I have a trunk to show you. It is burgundy, trimmed with gold, and has pretty pink roses on it. It has a handle on each end for easy carrying. These days, I use it to store extra linens in and someday, it will probably get painted white!! But right now, I like it the way it is.
Don't forget to enter my Blogiversary Giveaway! You can win this little Christmas ornament by leaving a comment on this post {1 entry}, becoming a Follower {another entry}, or by posting about my Giveway on your own blog {still another entry}. You have three chances to win! I will draw the winner's name on Friday the 23rd and post the winner on next week's Pink Saturday post, the 24th.
NOTE: I am not going to paint the trunk, I was just wondering what everyone's reaction would be! Thanks for visiting today and please take some time to go visit Beverly and the other pinkies by clicking the link or the Pink Saturday button on my sidebar. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
Sharing from my heart~ Sandi