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

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Saturday 8 January 2011

Spiritual Sundays

Hi everyone and welcome to Charlotte and Ginger's Spiritual Sundays where you can go and be encouraged and inspired. Please click on the link
or the SS button on my sidebar to visit with these two lovely hostesses and their guests.

I had been on a bit of a break with my son home for Christmas but I am back to share a wonderful devotional I read just last night. Are you looking for love? Then read this for some inspiration. It is penned by Anne Cetas and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

I read these words on a young woman's personal Web site: "I just want to be loved - and he has to be amazing!"

Isn't that what we all want - to be loved, to feel cared for by someone? And so much the better if he or she is amazing!

The One who fits that description most fully is Jesus Christ. In a display of unprecedented love, He left His Father in heaven and came to earth as the Baby we celebrate at Christmas {Luke 2}. Then, after living a perfect life, He gave His life as an offering to God on the cross in our behalf {John 19:17-30}. He took our place because we needed to be rescued from our sin and its death penalty. "While we were still sinners, Christ died for us" {Romans 5:8}. Then 3 days later, the Father raised Jesus to life again {Matt. 28: 1-8}.

When we repent and receive Jesus' gift of amazing love, He becomes our Saviour {John 1:12; Romans 5:9}, Lord {John 13:14}, Teacher { Matt. 23:8}, and Friend {John 15:14}.
"Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!" {1 John 3:1}.

Looking for someone to love you? Jesus loves us so much more than anyone else possibly could. And He is truly amazing!


Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

Pink Saturday

Happy Pink Saturday to all my blogging friends!

I had taken a bit of a break while my son was home for Christmas but I'm back now to share some pinks with you. So, here we are in another New Year and the holidays behind us once again. I do miss Christmas and all the music and sparkle. The rich food I can do without, how about you? I like getting back to my normal routine but I do love the holiday season especially when I'm surrounded by my family!

A week ago, I celebrated a big birthday on New Years Day and two of my darling sons gifted me with something pink. My youngest surprised me with this lovely snack set adorned with a pink rose and little birdie.
Hubby had gotten me out of the kitchen while my son busied himself getting this set up on the table with tea and a little nibble. As you can see, it is inscribed with a lovely sentiment, "A Mother's Love is the Greatest gift." It is also in some of my favourite colours; pink and aqua.

My second son who lives way out on the west coast couldn't be here so he surprised me with a bouquet which he chose himself and had it delivered to my door. I was so pleased! It is lovely with touches of pink tucked in here and there as well as a lovely pink lily. Since posting this, two more pink lilies have opened up.

My second son also blessed me with my first granddaughter in December. Here they are, asleep on the sofa with Jenna-Lynn's tiny head wreathed in soft pink.

My oldest son and his family gifted me with a beautiful red silk scarf. I should have taken a photo of it although it's not pink but my DIL had wrapped it all up in soft pink tissue paper and tied the ends with white curly ribbon. It was so pretty!

Hubby gave me a new teapot and took me and my family out to dinner at a nice restaurant. That was a wonderful surprise too!

Before I go, I will share with you a birdcage which I had decorated for Christmas. I hadn't shared it at all with you and thought I would show it to you before I change it up for the winter. As you can see, it is all in pink florals, ribbon, and fairy lights. I might even leave it this way for the Winter, we'll see!
Thanks for stopping by. Many thanks to Beverly for hosting Pink Saturday so faithfully every week. Click on the link or the Pink Saturday button on my sidebar to visit her and her lineup of pinkettes. Enjoy your weekend everyone and a Happy Pink New Year to everyone! Please come back and join me for Tea Time Tuesday where we enjoy wonderful tea parties!

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi