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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 14 November 2009

Spiritual Sundays

Hello everyone and welcome to my Spiritual Sunday post. Thank you Charlotte and Ginger who every week faithfully bring us this inspirational time together. Please click on the link or the Spiritual Sundays button on my sidebar to visit all the fine folks who participate.
The other day I ran across this wonderful devotional and thought I would share it with you.
Did that get your attention? I thought so!
Pastor A. W. Tozer {1897-1963} read the great Christian theologians until he could write about them with ease. He challenges us: "Come near to the holy men and women of the past and you will soon feel the heat of their desire after God. They mourned for Him, they prayed and wrestled and sought for Him day and night, in season and out, and when they had found Him the finding was all the sweeter for the long seeking."
The writer of Psalm 42 had the kind of longing for the Lord that Tozer spoke about. Feeling separated from God, the psalmist used the simile of a deer panting with thirst to express his deep yearning for a taste of the presence of God.
"As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God."{verse 1-2} The heat of his desire for the Lord was so great and his sorrow so intense, he did more weeping than eating. {verse 3} But the psalmist's longing was satisfied when he placed his hope in God and praised Him for His presence and help.
O that we would have a longing and thirsting for Him that is so intense that others would feel the heat of our desire for Him! ~ Marvin Williams
Thank you for joining me today and God bless you.
Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

Pink Saturday

Good morning and welcome to Rose Chintz Cottage. It's another Saturday and that means it's Pink Saturday! Thank you to our hostess Beverly for bringing us all these pinks our way.

The other day I ran across something I haven't used in ages. Do you remember these? You put your favourite potpourri in it, add a little water, and plug it in. Then it wafts the scent through the little openings in the cover and into the room.
This potpourri pot still works even though it has been packed away for several years. As you can see it has a delicate pink rose on it.

I also have this little white ceramic church which I found at a Christmas Craft Fair several years ago.
Very cute with its pink satin ribbon bow and roses. It is also trimmed with lace and pearls. Right now it is sitting beneath my little china tree which I hope to share with you next week.
Thanks for stopping by! Please take a look around at Beverly's and see all her pinkies lined up for today. There are a lot of us! You can click on the link or the Pink Saturday button on my sidebar. Have a beautiful pink weekend everyone.
Sharing from my heart~ Sandi