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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.

Friday 2 October 2020

A Time of Reflection

I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. ~ LM Montgomery - Anne of Green Gables

Happy Friday, dear friends! Please forgive me for not posting sooner. I have been so busy with appointments, company, and a delivery that I just couldn't find the time until now. 

I just finished making a big pot of chili for supper this evening and I decided to sit down and give you an update. 

I know some of you have probably wondered how we fared through Teddy, and the answer is, "Very well!" Thank you so much for your prayers and kind thoughts in regards to our safety. Teddy was a three compared to Dorian's nine last year. For that, we Islanders are so thankful! We received more rain than with Dorian but the winds were not as high therefore we were spared a lot of damage. Whew!

I am borrowing a couple of photos from my past postings because I did not have time to set up a tea this week. They reflect an Autumnal setting with the fruit and cheese.

I would like to share this reflection from one of my tea books. It is thought provoking and part of it is a quote from someone I have always admired. Have a marvellous weekend, everyone! 

"One of the ways in which we may experience true happiness is to "sip" from the supply of talents and abilities God gives us and use them to benefit others. "Sipping" doesn't require spending great amounts of time. Neither does it require extraordinary or professional helping skills."

Helen Keller, blind and deaf from the age of 19 months, had a remarkable sight when it came to viewing life's priorities. She said, "Many persons have a wrong idea about what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose."

How miraculous it is that God has built an automatic measure of happiness into every act of self-sacrifice. Take a sip of happiness by serving others! - Excerpt from "Tea Time with God."

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi