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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 11 September 2010

Spiritual Sundays

Hello everyone and welcome to Spiritual Sundays hosted by our lovely Charlotte and Ginger.

Isn't this cute? I took this picture from inside the house. I love gold finches and I sure enjoy watching them at the birdfeeder just outside the front window. They arrive about mid-April and leave around mid-September.

They are such pretty little birds and they are wonderful little entertainers! They are very nervous however and they take their time looking around to make sure all is well before helping themselves to the feast in the birdfeeder. There is always a chance that the neighbor's cat could be hiding under the bushes to grab a snack.
"Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour." ~ 1 Peter 5:8
We can learn much from our little feathered friends! They have a built in God-given instinct which tells them when to come to the eastern coast of Canada and when it is time to leave for the South once more. They know instinctively where they can find nourishment and they nest pretty much in the same place back in our trees every year.

Like our little feathered friends, we too have a built in instinct or spirit from God which He speaks to and uses to guide us throughout our day. He knows what is best for us and He knows how to take care of us. Trusting God should come as natural to His children as the little birdies' instinct does. They don't think about where or when, they just know.

"Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things freely given to us by God, which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words. " ~ 1 Corinthians 2:12-13
Jesus said that we are much more important to our heavenly Father than even the birds of the air; for we are made in His image.
"Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?" ~ Matthew 6:26

Do you have faith or trust issues? We would do well to become more like our little feathered friends and depend on our Creator who knows what is best for us!

September 11, 2001 is a day that we will never forget! To all who lost loved ones...the fire fighters, the police officers, the office workers, the government workers, the flight crews, the passengers, the mothers, the fathers, the sons and daughters, the brothers and sisters, the friends, the loved ones, the innocent bystanders, the innocent, our innocence....You are not forgotten....We Remember!

Thank you for stopping by today. Please join everyone at Spiritual Sundays to be refreshed and encouraged ~ The Lord bless you!

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

Pink Saturday

Hello my pink lovin friends and welcome to my Pink Saturday post~

I remember! A bouquet of my roses in honour of 9-11. We Canadians were deeply affected by the events that took place in America that day! Such a senseless loss of life!

To the families who lost their loved ones, I salute you. I pray God has brought you peace in the aftermath of what took place on that tragic day. Here's to the heroes; the Lord bless you all!

Here in my neck of the woods, or should I say, Canada, Summer is pretty much over and so I thought I would share some of the pinks from over our Summer this year on the Island. We had a lovely summer and it is sad to see it come to an end!

Today I would like to share some of my flowers, a tea, and our last days at the beach taken just last week.

My pink roses...Therese Bugnet
My pink bleeding hearts...A pink tea in the glow of soft pink candlelight.Out at our south shore just last week, we spent the day at Basin Head. There was a little garden planted in around an old anchor and this is one of the things you see as you begin the walk down the boardwalk to the beach. Many shades of petunias including pink ones.This is the view before making your way down the boardwalk. You can see the pink sand in the distance. There were many catching the waves and the sunshine!
The swimmers were enjoying the water. You can see the pink sand on the shore in the foreground. This sand sings as you walk on it and it is called "singing sands."
It was such a lovely day with warm water and sparkles playing about the waves from the bright sunshine. A darling doggy entertained us while her owners threw a ball out into the water which she would retrieve over and over again. White lacey-edged waves slapped the pink seashore...It was 30 degrees Celsius which is 86 degrees Fahrenheit and there was a high humidex too. The water was like a bath; just beautiful! We hated to go home! After hurricane Earl came through here last Saturday, it changed the weather considerably and we've lost our beach weather for another year! It's kind of a downer because we love the beach so much and our season is so short here. However, we are thankful for the wonderful Summer we've had!
I will end my post with a beautiful pink sunset at our Charlottetown harbor.

Well, those are my pinks for today. Please visit Beverly and her party of pinkies by clicking here

Wishing you all a wonderful pink weekend and please visit me on Tuesday for my tea party~ Tea Time Tuesday!
Sharing from my heart~ Sandi