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A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Saturday 27 March 2010

Spiritual Sundays

Every once in a while I come across a devotional that is so simple in its writing, yet has a profound message in it. Such is the case with what I'm about to share with you.

Signature Scent

You can't see it, hear it, or touch it, but scent is powerful. The smell of things like crayons, petunias, and colognes evoke memories that transport me to the past and bring to mind people and places I might not otherwise recall.

Some celebrities have fragrances named after them. Fans can identify with an actress or singer by dabbing on the scent bearing her name. Along those lines, Ladies Home Journal published a quiz to help readers determine the perfect fragrance for them. The idea is that every woman, to be memorable, should have a specific scent associated with her.

The idea of a signature scent is not new. God introduced it as part of worship. In the tabernacle, a certain scent was to be associated with the Lord {Ex. 30:34-35}. The people were forbidden to use this fragrance for anything but worship {v.37-38}.

This idea continues under the new covenant, but with a stunning difference. Instead of using incense to make people think of Him, God uses Christians as His "signature scent" to the world {2 Cor. 2: 14-15}. The fact that God identifies Himself with us in such a powerful way is a truly humbling thought, and causes me to ask, "What do people think of God as a result of being around me?" - Julie Ackerman Link

When we've been alone with Jesus,
There's a difference others know;
And to them it's like a fragrance
That we leave where'er we go. - Hess


Thank you for stopping by today. Please take some time to visit Charlotte and Ginger and all the participants at Spiritual Sundays. Just click on the link to visit these wonderful folks and be encouraged.
I pray each of us will leave a pleasing aroma and be a blessing for Him!

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

Pink Saturday

Welcome to Pink Saturday pink bloggerettes! Today I have a candy dish, shaped like a flower, to share with you. It's starts off with the dish being empty........A sweet little bunny with pink eyes, pink ears, a pink nose, and a pink ribbon tied around his sweet little neck sits in the center. He is waiting patiently!
Then you fill it with pink Hershey's kisses. I guess you all know by now that I LOVE Hershey's kisses! But I especially like the ones wrapped in pink foil! Why? Because I'm a pinkie, of course!Hershey's chocolate kisses wrapped in pink foil always taste better, don't you think?Then there are my crystal candle sticks with what else, pink candles. Well, one is cream coloured!Sprinkle in some Easter eggs, hydrangea blooms, and a little birdie, and voila! a Springtime centerpiece! But let's go with all pink, shall we? These candle sticks were all gifts....the small one was from our Bible study group, the mid-sized one was from my son for my birthday, and the third was from moi! They are amazing when the light hits them, refracting into all the colours of the rainbow! Now that you have had your fill of pink here, please go see Beverly and her parade of pinkies. Just click on the link or the Pink Saturday button on my sidebar. Have a beautiful pink Spring weekend everybody!

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi