Sunday, February 22, 2009

sunday morning reflections ....


thank you for all the good wishes and sweet comments - in honour of my aging self! *grin* ... here's what the "old girl" looked like on the day ... the flowers were from my aunt ... wasn't that a thoughtful thing to do - to brighten up a mid winter birthday!

these winter days have been filled with reflection ... quiet times ... with scattered prayer thrown in ... it seems that there has been more sadness, than gladness lately ... but such are the times in a person's life - it is a checkered quilt, made up of many moments ... always though, underneath it all, is the knowing that God is still in charge and i don't need to carry worry around ... isn't it a comfort to know that God has a plan ... YAY LORD!!!

one huge blessings, these mornings in 2009, has been my devotional book which i just can't recommend enough ... L.B. Cowman's Streams in the Desert ... i'm glad the Lord put it into my hands for this year - it has encouraged my heart when i think of leo's health ... my sister's health, the sadness of final goodbyes - when leo's mom died ... God's timing is ALWAYS on time!!!

i'll close this sunday post with this thought from Streams ... may you be blessed today ...

"... We are able to have as much of God as we want. Christ puts the key to His treasure chest in our hands and invites us to take all we desire. If someone is allowed into a bank vault, told to help himself to the money, and leaves without one cent, whose fault is it if he remains poor? And whose fault is it that Christians usually have such meager portions of the free riches of God? ... ~Alexander Maclaren"

13 comments:

Pat said...

What a beautiful February bouquet, it makes you hopeful for Spring just to look at them!
I love the devotional you shared. Truly if we have the keys to God's treasure chest of gifts, let's take all He wants us to have!!

Debra said...

You look great! :) And I love that quote. A.W. Tozer said something similar and I totally agree--we can have as much of God as we want (so it's not His fault if we're feeling He is far away). Good to know and remember...Thanks for your comment at my blog this morning! Blessings, Debra

Cathy said...

I love your new picture, like the springtime girl! I'm glad you had a Happy Birthday.
Love and Hugs,
Cathy

Mari said...

I like the picture! How sweet of your aunt to send you flowers.
The passage form the book is very thought provoking. I've heard good things about that book and I think I'll look for it the next time I'm at our Christian book store.

Susan said...

May the Lord bless you Saija as you bless us.
Susan

Mimi said...

wonderful reminder that the blessings are there for us to simply partake...
but we have to reach out for the blessings...
you made a beautiful birthday girl!!!

grammy said...

Love the new picture and the flowers are great. I feel like you are a new person because there is a new pic. Funny how we get to know a blogger by one little picture (o: Hello new you. Glad you are enjoying your devo book. Do you ever do any Beth Moore studies. She has some great ones.

MeMaw said...

Such a lovely post. My copy of Streams in the Desert is so dog eared and worn...I also have a copy of Streans in the Desert II that I enjoy as well.

Blessings!

Felisol said...

Dear Saija,
these unexpected gifts make one so incredible happy.
Guess the flowers were just the thing to brighten your day.
Your smile,- made me smile back, her in front of the computer.
The promises from Streams in the Desert, I think I'll try to fetch them.
Hide in that Rock of Ages.
Come out renewed.
From Felisol

Nancy said...

You look great in your "old age" lol. So nice to get flowers too.. I have that book and it has comforted me many times..

Jammie J. said...

Those flowers are not nearly as lovely as the lady holding them. You look beautiful and I hope I look nearly as lovely as you when I get there. But more than that is your sweet spirit. (hugs)

Maggie Ann said...

You are very special and very pretty...I loved this picture of you...with your Birthday bouquet...it would make a wonderful portrait to enlarge and hang on the wall. I'm glad you shared this...and oh that wonderful devotional!

Amrita said...

Sweet birthday girl, you look lovely with the smile and flowers