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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 16 October 2010

Pink Saturday ~ Spiritual Sundays

Hello dear friends! I hope you all had a good week!

I wasn't sure what I was going to share for Pink Saturday or Spiritual Sundays this week and then a parcel arrived in the mail just in time for this post.
Remember back in August when Beverly and Kelee had the Miracle Makeover Weekend for Colette? There were several Giveaways to be won. Well, I was one of the winners!

Now before I show you what was in the parcel, I would like to share with you a little story....

About three weeks ago, I had received some rather distressing news about a member of my family and I had been quite distraught over it. I'm sorry I cannot divulge the details but I had asked for your prayers for me and my family.

One thing you should know about me is that I very seldom ever get down but this situation had brought me to my knees like no other had. I have always had a lot of faith and it is my faith in God that always gets me through the adversities that come my way. This one however, was paramount in nature compared to the rest! I was praying for a miracle because that is what it was going to take.

One morning I got up, more distressed than usual, and discovered I had received a comment on a Spiritual Sundays post from Kelee informing me that I had won a Giveaway from the Miracle Makeover weekend. It was a painting by Karen Harvey Cox ~ which she had donated to that event.

Now I want you to know that I don't put too much stock in signs but this was definitely a sign from God that He had heard my prayer and a miracle was on its way. I don't know how or when, only that a miracle was coming!

You may be wondering why I think this. Well, it's because I had prayed for a miracle and the name of the painting is called Miracle.

Now, what are the chances of little old me winning this painting out of the many hundreds who participated in the Miracle Makeover weekend? Is it a coincidence? I don't believe it is.

So, I opened this good sized box which had a picture of Karen's Secret Garden on it, and after digging through a lot of styrofoam pebbles and bubble wrap, I came upon this pink bubble wrap.

I opened up the bubble wrap to find Karen's beautiful painting. Isn't it wonderful? The frame is lovely too, isn't it? It is matted and framed much like other prints I already have in my home.

This is one of the other prints in my home. You can see the pink blossoming trees in the scene.

With the painting Karen had also included a letter explaining how she was inspired to paint this while living in Hong Kong. Thank you Karen for donating this special piece of artwork. I will cherish it always!

Here is the MIRACLE painting in the room. Whenever I gaze upon this painting it will serve as a reminder that God has heard my prayer and a miracle from His hand is coming!

"There on the ground amongst rocks and dirt, a flower blooms..."

A closeup reveals that the flower is indeed pink; sorry about the reflection.

"Come and see what our God has done, what awesome miracles He performs for people!" ~ Psalm 66:5

Please visit Beverly ~ to see her lineup of pinks. You may like to stop by and visit Kelee as well. Her link is~

I am also linking up with Charlotte and Ginger at Spiritual Sundays ~

The Lord is good! Have a wonderful weekend everyone and if you are in need of a miracle, don't be afraid to pray for one.

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi