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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 21 November 2009

Spiritual Sundays

Hello everyone! It's time for Spiritual Sundays again and I'm so thankful to Charlotte and Ginger for hosting. Please take some time to visit with these lovely ladies and all their SS participants. You will be glad you did!

You may click on the link or the Spiritual Sundays button on my sidebar.
If you would indulge me, I would like to share another devotional from 'Our Daily Bread' today.
How much would you be willing to pay for a piece of fruit? In Japan, someone paid more than $6,000 for one Dansuke watermelon. Grown only on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, this beautiful dark-green sphere looks like a bowling ball. The nearly 18-pound watermelon was one of only a few thousand available that year. The fruit's rarity brought an astronomical price on the market.
Christians have fruit that is far more precious than the Dansuke watermelon. It's called the fruit of the Spirit: "love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control" {Gal. 5:22-23}. Each fruit is a different aspect of Christlikeness. In the Gospels, we see how Christ exemplifies these virtues. Now He wants to produce them in our hearts - in what we we say, how we think, and how we respond to life. { John 15:1-4}.
A rare and delicious fruit may bring a premium price in the marketplace, but Christlike character is of far greater worth. As we confess all known sin and yield to God's indwelling Spirit, our lives will be transformed to the likeness of Christ. {1John 1:9; Eph. 5:18}
This spiritual fruit will fill our lives with joy, bless those around us, and last into eternity.
- Dennis Fisher
Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

Pink Saturday

Pink Saturday is here and I have my little Christmas tree to share with you today. I had gotten some little china teacups and was going to put them on the tree but alas! they were much too heavy and they dragged the branches down. So, I had to hang them on my big tree!!

So, I got me some little pink balls for the tree and it looks just fine. What do you think?
The tree sits on a little cabinet in the dining room so I have displayed some teacups and teapots underneath it. When I finish decorating the big tree, I'll show you the teacups!
I also want to share a Giveaway I won a few weeks ago. Leslie at Contented in West Lafayette was having a giveaway and I won! It is a nursing apron which Leslie herself made. She also sells them in her Etsy shop.
Now I want you to know that I have long since finished my nursing days, however I do have a sweet little daughter-in-law who hopes to bless me with another grandbaby next year. So, I will give the apron to her when the time comes.
The apron has two pockets; for pacifiers, etc. It has boning at the neck so you can see your baby nursing, and it's a lot lighter than a blanket.
Since it's pink, it made it into my Pink Saturday post. Thank you Leslie!

Now please make your way over to see Beverly and all her pinkies by clicking on the link or the Pink Saturday button on my sidebar. Hope you all have a pinkalicious day!

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi