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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 20 March 2010

Spiritual Sundays

Hello and Happy Spring everyone~ Welcome to Spiritual Sundays with Charlotte and Ginger. Please click on the link to visit these two lovely ladies and all the other participants.

Springtime has arrived and I am so thankful that the winter is over. We have warm weather and blue skies to look forward to. I love this time of year because the earth is awakening from its long winter slumber. The robins are singing, the Canada Geese are honking their way back, and the little songbirds are on their way back too. What is sweeter than waking up to the sound of the birds singing outside your window? Except for the cry of a newborn baby, I think it's one of the sweetest sounds in the world!

Today, I am thankful for many things; my wonderful family, good friends, and God's glorious creation around us! I am thankful for life! Most of all, I'm thankful for Jesus and His love! I am rich in the things that are important and I am blessed!

Do you have to be rich to bring a ray of sunshine into some one's life? Not at all! Sometimes money is involved in making a meaningful change, but it's the person who signs the check and his desire to do something good that is behind it.

No matter how much or how little we have, we can each do something to make someone else's life richer. Perhaps we have some time that we can invest in making a lonely person feel loved and appreciated. Which brings me to my thought for the day....

Don't think about the things you can get. Think about the things you can give.

"The desire of a man is his kindess." ~ Proverbs 19:22

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and the coming week is filled with many blessings.

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

Pink Saturday~ Welcome Spring!

Happy Pink Saturday everyone & Happy first day of Spring!

This is my favourite time of the year! The songbirds are making their way back and the earth is starting to wake up from its long Winter slumber. Even we humans seem to wake up a bit more too and we're anticipating something good to happen! There is an excitement in the air and everyone is making plans for their garden and vacation.

I got myself a new velour hoody, and it's pink; well, fuchsia actually!

You all know how much I love little birdies and flowers, right?

Last week, when I visited Tina's blog I couldn't help but be inspired by her beautiful makeover of a tiered cake plate filled with lovely blooms. She is such a gifted artist and I always enjoy visiting her blog. Her creation is much lovelier than mine, but this is my Springtime creation of a tiered dish with a little birdie perched on top!

I filled it full of delicate pink hydrangea blooms. Even my little fairy is enjoying the flowers. A closeup of the birdie.I love how they look with the sun shining on them. One of these days, I'll swap out the hydrangea blossoms for some jelly beans!

Remember the five dollar pink roses I got at the grocery store a couple of weeks ago?
Well, here they are, all dried and tied up with a beautiful ribbon.

For my last pink of the day, I would like to share one of the first Pink Saturday pinks I posted.... This is the little rocking horse door stopper which I tole-painted back in the early nineties. It was one of the first pieces I ever did.

Well, my pink friends, those are my pinks for this first day of Spring. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend filled with pink and other good things. Now I hope you will make your way over to Beverly's and peruse her party of pinkies.

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi