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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.

Thursday 28 April 2011

Home Sweet Home Party

Hello friends and welcome to Rose Chintz Cottage~

For today's Home Sweet Home party, I have three items to share with you.

Some of you may have already seen these but for those of you haven't....

A wired teacup which I'ved had for years-

I decided to decorate it over the weekend.

I took a bush of red geraniums, some florist's foam, and cut the back off an old helium balloon and created this floral teacup. It perks up any room!

An Eiffel Tower votive holder which I've also had for years was given a makeover too. It was a rusty brown colour to begin with. I was torn with this; to paint or not to paint!

....I painted! A can of white spray paint and this is what it looks like now. I think it looks nice in this teacup vignette.

And a plate holder which was black...

I painted a soft white. It now looks pretty holding a Rose Chintz plate and a yummy carnation adorned cake.

Thanks for visiting. I am joining Sherry's Home Sweet Home party~ 

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

Remembering A Great Man - David Wilkerson May 19, 1931 - April 27, 2011

I am saddened, yet rejoicing, over the passing of Rev. David Wilkerson, founding pastor of Times Square Church and World Challenge, Inc.

I was barely out of my teens when I first heard of this great man of God, David Wilkerson.
I was staying with my Auntie P when I read his book, "The Cross and the Switchblade." He was to have a profound impact on my life and that of my hubby. We always considered him to be a mentor.

David Wilkerson was a country preacher in Pennsylvania who was called to New York City in 1958 to minister to drug addicts and gang members. It was out of his deep love and concern for these individuals that he wrote, "The Cross and the Switchblade," which was later made into a movie by the same name. 

He founded World Challenge, Inc. in 1971 and Times Square Church in New York City in 1986.

His heart was broken over the prostitutes, pimps, runaways, drug addicts, hustlers, and X-rated movie houses he saw as he walked down 42nd street one night at midnight.
Out of his broken heart, a ministry was born.

My heart goes out to his family. The world has suffered a great loss but he will be remembered!

"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His godly ones." ~ Psalms 116:15

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi