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Celebrating the Joy of Living & Home Making ~

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 18 February 2012

Today I'm Thankful For...

Hello dear friends~ I hope you all had a lovely Valentines Day.

Today, I'm feeling very thankful for the many blessings in my life. 

January was a hard month! My hubby had some health issues and has just returned to work. My oldest son also was having some health issues and he will have to have surgery in May.
And my DIL suffered a miscarriage.

Yet, through it all, we've seen God working and we've seen answers to prayer.

The day before Valentines Day, I had an appointment with my surgeon concerning the results of my surgery which I also had in January. Many of you might remember that I had asked for prayer.
I am happy to report that my doctor had good news for me; I don't have cancer. Everything was benign.

Now, after a year of tests, biopsies, and surgery, I am ready to get on with my life.

Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings, every doubt will fly,
And you will be singing as the days go by. - Oatman

Today is a new day and I thank God that my future as well as my family's is in His hands.  Whatever our circumstances, we can trust God to take care of them.

"Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you." - Psalm 55:22

Because God cares about us, we can leave our cares with Him.

I will be joining Charlotte at Spiritual Sundays. Please stop by and visit her and all the inspirational posts others have to offer.

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

My Offering for Pink Saturday

Happy Pink Saturday everyone!

If you love the colour pink, then why not stop by How Sweet the Sound for some pinkness

I enjoy making wreaths and I've made many over the years.

This is just a simple little wreath I made using silk hydrangea flowers which I glued on to a willow wreath.
I had made it for the linen closet door some time ago and  I decided to take it down and use it on the coffee table. I set a crystal bowl holding a candle in the center of it and it gives me a whole different look; a nice change!

I think it adds a touch of Spring.

The little book was a gift from a friend. I had never heard tell of the artist, Carolyn Shores Wright, until I received this. I had seen her work before but never knew who she was.

This is just one of the darling examples of her work.

The artist's work is accompanied by lovely poetry and scripture verses; a very nice little book for the coffee table.

I don't know about you, but when I first got a computer, I didn't have a clue how to use it. In fact, it intimidated me something awful!
One of the first things I learned to do was to apply an animation to my emails. My aunt and I used to send each other emails almost every day and we always sent cute animations with them.

This was one of the first ones I ever used. As you can see, there is lots of pink in it.

I now have it on my sidebar as a reminder of how far I've come. I also have a quote underneath it.

"Live your life while you have it. Life is a splendid gift - there is nothing small about it." ~ Florence Nightingale

Thank you for visiting today and please visit Beverly for lots more pink. I hope you all have a delightful Pink Saturday weekend.

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

Testing. Can you tell me whether or not the word verification thingy is off now?

Hello again bloggers. If you read my previous post, you know I was looking for help regarding the word verification thingy.

Would one of you kindly let me know if I have succeeded in turning it off?

Thank you so much.

Blogging used to be a really fun pastime but it is getting less and less enjoyable with all the changes they're making. I wish they would just leave things alone!

Hope you're all having a lovely weekend.
Sharing from my heart~  Sandi

Can Anybody Help Me?

Good morning blogging friends~

Do you find the word verification thingy time consuming and difficult to read? Last night it took me three tries before I finally got it right on someone's blog. 

I don't want it on my own blog.  Can someone please tell me how to turn off the word verification thingy? I can't find it. Thanks for your help.

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi