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

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday 28 June 2010

Tea Time Tuesday

Hello my tea lovin friends~ Welcome to my 23rd Tea Time Tuesday!
Hope you all enjoyed your weekend.

This past week one of our young ladies who attends our Bible study celebrated her 30th birthday, so for refreshments on Wednesday night, I made her a wonderful Trifle instead of the usual cake.

It is a decadent concoction of chocolate cake, pudding, whipped cream, and berries. It went over very well, as you can imagine!
My roses snuggle up to the trifle bowl to add a bit of prettiness and I didn't notice it until I took the picture, but they also match the pink birthday candle in the dessert.

Please help yourself to a big bowful of Trifle; there's more than enough to go around. A nice hot cup of tea awaits you in the teapot.

The birthday girl, Lisa, {not her real name} is an amazing young lady. She has overcome many obstacles in her life and it is her faith in a big God that has brought her to where she is today.

When my hubby and I first met Lisa at our church eleven years ago, she was still a teenager who taught Sunday School, and she was carrying the burdens of the world upon her shoulders.
She was emotional, overweight, and very needy due to the fact that she came from a very dysfunctional background.
Today she exercises regularly and is a slim and well-balanced young lady. She is confident in who she is and she sparkles with vitality. She also is not afraid to share her faith with others.
We love her very much and she has become somewhat like a daughter to my hubby and me.
I am amazed at what the Lord has done in her life!


We encounter people from all walks of life every day and in interpersonal relationships, we sometimes misinterpret a situation. Some people need a lot of nurturing such as Lisa. Some people we oftentimes regard as an enemy. But given a little kindness and understanding, we could end up having a friend.

I went outside to find a friend
But could not find one there;
I went outside to be a friend,
And friends were everywhere! - Payne

"A friend loves at all times." - Proverbs 17:17

Thank you for stopping by for tea today. I hope you have enjoyed your visit here. I want to thank all my participants who each week help make this meme what it is; a joy to me!

If you would like to participate in Tea Time Tuesday, please let me know in your comment and I will add your link to my post.

Just share a favourite teacup, teapot, or some china used in a tea. A scripture verse, poem, or quote would be most welcome too. Either of the two Tea Time buttons near the top of my sidebar are available for you to use in your post if you wish.

As a courtesy, please link back to me so that others may find their way here and visit all my other lovely participants. I wish you JOY today. God bless you!

Happiness is sharing tea with a friend.

There are other Tea Parties taking place in blogland too. The links with the stars ** are those parties. Be sure to check them out as well. The participants listed below are in the order in which they first started participating.

Katherine~ {yellow depression glass}

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi