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...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Saturday 24 October 2009

Spiritual Sundays

Hello and welcome to my Spiritual Sundays post!
I heard this little story a while ago and wanted to share it with you. It doesn't go exactly like this but I will do the best I can from what I remember.

It was the first day of school and two little boys approached their new teacher to give her their names. The teacher looked at them and smiled, asking them what their names were.
One little boy replied, Johnny, and the other little boy said, Joey.
Thinking they were twins, although they did not look alike, the teacher asked them when their birthdays were.

Johnny piped up and told her that his was on April 2nd and Joey told her his birthday was on April 21st. All during this time, the two little boys were grinning from ear to ear.
The teacher then asked them, "You're not brothers then?"
Smiling, they both answered, "Yes, we are brothers!"

Well, the teacher knew very well they couldn't possibly be brothers because their birthdays were only a couple weeks apart. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that one out!
The teacher then asked, "How is it that you both have a birthday in April but you're not twins?"
One of the boys said, "Oh, we're brothers but one of us is adopted."
The teacher then asked, "Which one of you is adopted?"
The little boys looked at one another and then smiling, answered, "We don't know."

That's how it is with God. We're grafted into His family when we become born-again. One is no more special than the other. But we all belong to the same family if God is our Father.

"In love He predestined us to be adopted as His sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will- to the praise of His glorious grace, which He has freely given us in the One He loves." - Ephesians 1: 5-6

Some of you may have heard that Debbie at There's An Angel On My Front Porch has lost her daughter Amy to cancer. Amy went home to be with the Lord last night after a long and painful battle with the disease. Debbie also has a sister Sherry and a niece Heidi, who some of us are friends with in Blogland.

Please pray for this family who has lost their loved one, that God will surround them with His love and comfort during this sad time.

Charlotte and Ginger are our wonderful hostesses of Spiritual Sundays, and I hope you will go pay them and the other participants a visit by clicking on the link or click on the Spiritual Sundays button on my sidebar.

Have a beautiful weekend everyone.

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

Pink Saturday and A Winner!

Good Morning everyone ~ Pink Saturday is here again and we are so happy that Beverly is hosting this event. Lots of pink and lots of participants can be found at this site

Do you know that two months from today is Christmas Eve? It will be here before we know it. Someone is going to have this cute pink ornament to hang on their tree or place in a wreath this year. But before I get to that and before I share my pinks today, I would like to introduce a blogger I 'met' last week on Pink Saturday~

Tricia at Altered Schoolmarm The photo above is what she shared last week on her post, a pretty soup tureen and other pink china that left me swooning! Isn't it gorgeous? Love the lace on the windows too; very charming! Please stop by and pay Tricia a visit. I'm sure she would love to hear from you.

Today I have a couple of pinks to share with you!
I found this little bowl at the Dollarama for, you guessed it, one dollar! It is twice the size of a cereal bowl and is decorated with little pink roses. I use it for serving dressing or veggies in.

This is another one of my many teacups which I received for a shower gift many years ago. I love teacups with the flowers on the inside of the cup. This one is made by Royal Albert.

Now onto my Giveaway....

I put all your names into this lovely piece of Cranberry glass and drew the name.
....and the name of the winner is: Olde Dame Penniwig Congratulations Dearie! Please let me know how to get in touch with you and I'll get this little ornie into the mail for you.I want to thank you all for entering my Giveaway and helping me to celebrate my one year Blogiversay. I appreciate all of you, your friendship, and your lovely comments. Those of you who entered my Giveaway are welcome to take this Award I made for you. That way, everyone wins something!

"You're the Blossom in My Garden"

I have a quote by Marcel Proust which I have written on the bottom of my blog.

"Let us be thankful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."
I like to think of you all as flowers in my garden and I took my inspiration from this quote to make you the Award. God bless you!

Thank you for coming by today and I hope you all have a wonderful Pink Saturday weekend.

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi