Monday, October 12, 2015

The Enchanting Rose Tea Cup and Mug Exchange

When we sow bountifully and bless others
we will also reap bountifully
in this life of  friendships.
Every good and perfect gift is from above,
may we rejoice in the goodness
of the greatest Gift-Giver of all
and in the gifts of friendship
we have been given.


The Lord loves a cheerful giver,
so why not give yourself away generously
and joyfully to others.
That is the blessing of  Stephanie's 
Tea Cup and Mug exchanges.
Through her exchanges we have the wonderful opportunity
of reaching out to others in love.


This exchange was just that for me,
reaching out in love.
I was blessed with the opportunity
to send a tea cup to two lovely ladies
and a mug to another lovely lady
due to some unfortunate circumstances in the exchange.
But with God, all things work together for good.


I had the joy of packaging up this lovely gift for
Cathy  who has the cutest little blog.
Please take time to stop in and visit with her
and read about her darling little "Minnie"
I also had the joy of shopping for this dear 
and new friend in Christ, Karen.
I believe Karen was sent from the Lord,
and as I packaged her gift together
I couldn't help but pray for her, though I didn't know her as of yet.
Karen was so gracious with her beautiful gift to me.
Everything was so thought out
with the beautiful color of purple.
Her choice of tea cup was quite unique
with the prettiest dainty flower.
Karen and I seem to have many similarities
and I look forward to enjoying a friendship with her.
She has a sweet spirit and much love for the Lord.
I am not a mug person, so I do not usually do the  mug part,
but again, I had the opportunity
to package up a lovely gift for Hope.
As I walked through one of my favorite shops in town,
I prayed for the Lord to show me just what
this precious one should have.
The Lord tugged at my heart to create
a Christmas theme,
 after all, Christmas is just around the corner.  :)
I had more fun putting this love gift together.
Michele  over at Finch Rest
graced me with the most delightful package.
She was so sweet and generous with her love gift.
One of the items that she shared with me
was a book from her very own collection,
"Love from the heart of the home" by Susan Branch
It's a keepsake book, and I will certainly treasure it. 
Isn't this the most beautiful and feminine arrangement
with all it's pink and lace?
Michele and I have already enjoyed sweet fellowship
with one another. 
I can tell already that I am going to enjoy her friendship.
I believe the Lord makes no mistakes.
Through Stephanie and her exchanges
I have been blessed with many precious friends.
Stephanie so beautifully places us ladies together
with the guiding direction of the Lord, and through prayer,
and you can see that as you hear of the friendships that are made.
As her mother, I have the privilege of hearing some of the
beautiful stories she has shared
of friendships made all across the globe.
Thank you dear Stephanie, 
for all the hard work, effort and love that you pour into
your beautiful exchanges
so that we might be blessed.


Jesus is the "light of the world"
and He calls us to walk as children of light ~
to allow His light to shine in us
and through us to one another.
The warm rays of love, generosity,
cheerfulness, honesty, sharing and caring
kindle the spark of life and blessing
in the heart of true friendship
May we reflect the light of heaven in our world
through our life so that others will see Jesus.

Be Gracious
~ Debbie ~

I will be joining Stephanie's party over at
The Enchanting Rose

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Taking A Break

~ Psalm 96 ~
"O sing unto the Lord a new song; sing unto the Lord, all the earth.
Sing unto the Lord, bless his name; show forth his salvation from day to day."

"Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among the people.
For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised;
he is to be feared above all gods."

"For all the gods of the nations are idols; but the Lord made the heavens.
Honor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary."

"Give unto the Lord, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto the Lord glory and strength.
Give unto the Lord glory due unto his name;
bring an offering and come into his courts."

"O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness; fear before him all the earth.
Say among the heathen that the Lord reigneth;
the world shall also be established that it shall not be moved;
he shall judge the people righteously."

"Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof.
Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein; then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice.
Before the Lord; for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth:
he shall judge the world with righteousness,
and the people with the truth."

 As the Lord and I walked and talked
on this beautiful Autumn day,
I was reminded of His love and care
over every aspect of life.
Right now I have many irons in the fire
and the Lord has gently whispered...
Take a break, Debbie.
I'm going to do just that, dear followers.
I will be absent from our sweet blogging community,
but plan to visit and enjoy Stephanie's
tea cup & mug exchange party this month.
My photos and revealing will be on Stephanie's blog.

"Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest."
Thank you Heavenly Father,
that we may come to You, and find rest for our weary souls.
Your Word tells us that Your yolk is easy,
and Your burden is light,
 what  peace and comfort Your promises hold for us.

Be Glorious!
~ Debbie ~

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