Sunday, March 20, 2016

Going Home

Holy Week: The Charm of Home
This week is Holy Week with Easter being next Sunday.  It is a week of reflection in which we remember the steps Jesus took to get to the cross to die for our sins.  The only 'food' we need this week with tea is the word of God. 

Holy Week: The Charm of Home
The one verse that I remind myself of daily is "Be still and know that I am God." Psalm 46: 10  
There is so much distraction today it is getting us in the wrong direction.  
Try turning everything off and taking a moment to pray.  By being still you might be pleasantly surprised by His presence. 

Holy Week: The Charm of Home
Jesus replied, "I am the bread of life.  Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again.  Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty."  John 6:35

Holy Week: The Charm of Home
"The Lord is compassionate and merciful, 
slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love." Psalm 103:8

Holy Week: The Charm of Home
God is so full of love for us that he sent his only son to lead us home.  "I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No one can come to the Father except through me." John 14:6

Holy Week: The Charm of Home
By being still I had a revelation.   God is leading us all home and Jesus is guiding us.  God loves us all but, the reason there were two trees in the Garden of Eden is that from the beginning we have always had a choice.  I hate to say it.  It is so cliché but, the choice is good or evil.  What do you choose?  It is time to make that choice.  

Holy Week: The Charm of Home
Jesus came to me and took me for a walk into heaven.  The grass was so green and lush and the colors of the sky were like colors I have never seen before.  It was rolling with hills and views that were beautiful.  Then he walked me to a garden with beautiful trees and he took me up to one tree and pulled the branch down to my mouth.  The branch was heavy with green fruit shaped like a fig but looked like a green grape and just as I was preparing to take a bite expecting to taste the flavor of the fruit; I instead felt for a second what it would be like to be without sin.  I want to tell you what it was like by listing it's virtues but, when I google the list of virtues they are irrelevant because the opposites (vices) don't exist there. You want to go there!  God wants you there.  His love is huge! The place he is preparing for us is unlike anything you could ever imagine.  It is so full of joy, love, and pleasure at being in God's presence.  

Holy Week: The Charm of Home
"Most heavenly experiences are killed from busyness." (Bill Johnson)  So I beg you this still...come to know God.  I pray that we are doing that now, because God is getting ready to show us the way home.

"Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches.  To everyone who is victorious I will give fruit from the tree of life in the paradise of God." Revelation 2:7

Holy Week: The Charm of Home
My new Bible is published by Christian Art Publishers it is called Inspire: The Bible for Creative Journaling NLT.  The teacup is by Grace's Teaware.


I will link this to:
There Is No Place Like Home at Rose Chintz Cottage 
Home & Garden Thursdayat A Delightsome Life
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups 
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House 
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Vintage Charm at Charm Bracelet Diva
The Homemaking Party at Classical Homemaking
Thoughts of Home at Decor to Adore
Rooted in Thyme Simple and Sweet Fridays
Share Your Cup Thursday at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen 
Five Star Frou-Frou at A Tray of Bliss
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
Welcome Home Wednesday at Suburban Simplicity


20 North Ora said...

Sherry - You are so right in that we are so busy with worldly things and people that we don't take the time to be still and listen to the Lord. And when we do - what blessings we receive!

Happy first day of Spring!


Schotzy said...

Love, love, love this!!!!Thanks for sharing it!

Betty said...

That is a beautiful journaling bible. Love the post and you are so right.

Unknown said...

Sorry, my english is not very good, but thank you for this wonderful post. I love it!

Elizabeth said...

What a beautiful, thoughtful post. Thank you so much.

Decor To Adore said...

Sherry this was truly a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing your lovely journaling and inspiring thoughts.

Pondside said...

A truly beautiful post - and especially meaningful to me, as the verse 'Be still and know that I am God' is one I take with me to silent retreat. It's so hard to be still in this crazy world, but when we slow down we can manage it and come that much closer to God.

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Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Sherry, this is a beautiful post and I love that you shared your revelation. Love the scripture verses you shared too. Thank you for sharing this with us and have a special week leading up to this Easter weekend.

Easter blessings to you and your family,

Daniela said...

I'm so grateful to you for this so inspiring post, my wonderful Ruth, thank you for sharing your thoughts of Faith and Love with us !

Sending blessings of joy on your week,
with much thankfulness

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: Love that new Bible of yours. I am going to go look for one. Have a wonderful and blessed Easter dear friend. Hugs, Martha


This is wonderful, thank you so much for taking the time to share it with us.
Have a very blessed Holy week and Easter.

Margie said...

What a lovely post. Have a wonderful Easter, Sherry!

The French Hutch said...

What a beautiful post! I love your new Bible, what a beautiful way to read and study the Word of God!
Have a Blessed Easter………...

carrie@northwoods scrapbook said...

Just love this Sherry! Wishing you a very blessed holy week and Easter weekend dear Lady. xoxo

Cindy Lou said...

Beautiful attribute to Jesus Christ! Happy Easter!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Sherry, that was absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing The Truth with us. I agree about busyness and love the verse about being still and knowing he is God. It is in those moments of silence and stillness that, if we open our hearts and minds, we will hear from Him.
Wishing you a blessed and peace filled week,

cairncottage said...

I love everything about this post! Bible verses, tea in a lovely teacup, creative art journaling, and time with God!! As we come upon the Easter season, may we make special quiet time with the Lord and remember His love and sacrifice for us all!!
Blessings, Ann @ Cairn Cottage -

Heidi said...

Lovely, lovely post.

Blue Jeans And Teacups said...

I am so in love with this post, and am linking over from ATAA. Thank you for sharing your (our) faith over there. I was immediately taken with the photo, which caused me to then followup and link over. I have put the bible on my "wishlist" with CBD where it is marked $12 off:
I pray you and yours have a truly blessed Resurrection Sunday and enjoy a time of reflection with during holy week as you draw near to Him.
Thank you again! ~Heather

Oh, I signed up to subscribe to your blog via email. I don't post often, but please feel free to visit my blog as well, if you like.

GranthamLynn said...

This was a beautiful post. Thanks for sharing it. I love your artwork. Your Bible is even more beautiful. Thank you for coming by from my link at your party. I have another wonderful review posted so I came to see if your linky is up!
Have a wonderful Wednesday.

Angela McRae said...

Hi, Sherry! Just discovered your blog today and wanted to say thank you for the beautiful post, because I was so pleased that someone had "test driven" this great new journaling Bible I'd read about! Thanks to you, I hopped on over to Amazon and bought one of my own, but in the KJV. (I have Bibles in many different versions for study, but the KJV remains my favorite.) And I ordered some new strawberry tea from Amazon at the same time, so thanks again for sharing tea and inspiration!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

A beautiful post! Thank you so much for sharing it!
Wishing you many blessings this Easter season!

small town teacups and gardens said...

i am from ataa and loved your post. My favorite passage is the one you cited first Be still and know that I am God. have that verse on my bedroom wall, first thing I see in morning and last at night. Thank you for sharing. I don't post much but would like to visit your blog from time to time.

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Sherry. I loved this post...right in line with my heart this week. Thanks so much for sharing.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

The evil ones desire is to keep us busy and distracted so we won't ponder this amazing gift of life that is only but a moment compared to all eternity. There is a choice to be made and I pray those reading your post hearts have been stirred to look up and choose the God of the Bible and the free gift of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ!
Beautifully written and thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Monday.
Happy Easter...He is risen indeed!

Bernideen said...

Dear Sherry:
I am busy unpacking and unpacking and helping put stuff together but wanted to leave a comment of how wonderful this is and yes I will want my own. I have seen Kimberly Shaw do this in her Bible and on her site and also another artist whose name I can pull up right now. Thanks for sharing! I will be hopefully back to link with you next week.

French pretties said...

Dear Sherry. Thanks for hosting and including me into such fantastic selection. Happy Easter! Monika

Stan and Jody Gabara said...

Sherry, Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful post! Happy Easter!

Unknown said...

Be still and know that I am God is one of my favorite scriptures. Your words, photography and tea cup are beautiful!

Our Hopeful Home said...

Beautifully said, Sherry. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xoKathleen

Art and Sand said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful message with SYC.

Unknown said...

Beautiful photos! I love all the pretty colors!

Mimi said...

Sherry, what a sweet and peaceful message today. Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frou-Frou this week. Hope to see you again on Friday! Love, Mimi xxx