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Celebrating the Joy of Living & Home Making ~

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 15 May 2010

Spiritual Sundays

Hello friends and welcome to my Spiritual Sundays post~ Oftentimes I share a short story or devotional but this week I would like to share this beautiful photo I got off the Internet which has a wonderful scripture verse on it. It inspired me to share just a bit about my faith.

These things I have spoken unto you, that My joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full." ~ John 15:11

One thing I have noticed in my walk with God, is that no matter what comes my way, no matter what kind of day I'm having, I have the joy of the Lord within me.

Most of you are not aware that twenty-one years ago, I was diagnosed with a form of Muscular Dystrophy which left me in a very weakened state for several years. I had to change a number of things in my life and I had to come to grips with my limitations. At one point I had to use a cane to walk. I did not know what the future held for me, but I did know one thing was certain: His joy was within my heart and it gave me strength.
His joy did not evaporate just because I became ill. His joy 'remained' in me even when I became ill.

The Word says, "The joy of the Lord is my strength," and I am a living example of that very thing. In the face of an uncertain future, God gave me His joy in the midst of the storm.

Now, twenty-one years later, I can walk without a cane and I am enjoying my life in spite of the hurdles the MD throws my way. Do I have joy in my life? Yes! Jesus is my JOY and He gets sweeter and sweeter as the days go by!


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Have a beautiful weekend friends and the Lord bless you!

NOTE: Please join me on Tuesday for Tea Time Tuesday.
Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

Pink Saturday

Hello bloggerettes and welcome to my Pink Saturday post!
I honestly didn't know what to share today because I seem to be running out of pink, can you believe it? Well, not really, I just didn't know what to share today that would be interesting and then it hit me!

What could be more pink or enticing or scrumptious than Rhubarb pie?
So I cut myself a slice of pie and poured myself a cup of coffee and took some pictures.

I've used my pink floral dessert plate and teacup and saucer from Eaton's. I got this pretty set of dishes just before Eatons closed their stores here in Canada. I don't know whether you girls in the States have ever heard of Eatons. It was a large chain of department stores with their own catalogue, much like Sears. I shopped from both the Sears and Eatons catalogues right up until Eatons closed in the early 2000's.

Mmmm, Rhubarb pie is my favourite! There are two things I get a craving for this time of year; maple cream and rhubarb pie!
Warning: The following pictures will cause a craving for rhubarb pie, so brace yourself!
This delectable pinkness will have you going out to get rhubarb and baking a pie for you and your family, I'm sure.

Ooohh, just look at all the scrumptious pink syrup oozing from the pie! Isn't it an amazing colour?

The soft glow of the pink pillar candle on its crystal candle holder just sets everything to sparkling. Is your mouth watering yet?

Now, I want you to know that I usually put my slice of rhubarb pie into a bowl and heat it up then drizzle cream over it. Hubby likes his with vanilla ice cream. But to showcase all the pinkness I placed it on my pretty plate without any embellishment.
Hope you have enjoyed my pinkaliciousness today! Those of you on diets, I hope I have not caused you to stumble.

Now, please take some time to go see Beverly @
and her party of pinkies for an exclusive peek into almost two hundred participants sharing their pinkness. Wishing you all a wonderful pink weekend.

NOTE: Please join me on Tuesday for Tea Time Tuesday!
Sharing from my heart~ Sandi