Monday, December 5, 2016

Dreaming in Parables

Dreaming in Parables: The Charm of Home

"Not everyone who calls out to me, 'Lord! Lord!' Will enter the Kingdom of Heaven."  
But, I will reply, 'I never knew you.  Get away from me, you who break God's Laws.' 
                                                      Matthew 7:21 & 23

I had been reading the bible and came across these verses and asked Jesus in prayer to show me what it truly meant.  I went to sleep that night and Jesus took me to an elderly couple's home.  They were in their bed living out the last year of their life.  They just sat there day after day.  Jesus took me to a wall in their home where they had a copper pot collection.  They had collected this wall of copper pots for years and hung them proudly in their home for all to see.  Jesus motioned to the pots and said, " They are not of any real value, but if they had put their time and effort in a relationship with me I could have given them eternity."

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
                                                      Luke 12:34
No one can serve two masters.  He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
                                                      Matthew 6:24
The next day I awoke and remembered this and wrote it down.  That evening, again in prayer, I asked Jesus what else He could show me about those same bible verses.  I thanked Him for last nights dream.  I fell asleep and He showed me a person who was trying so hard to impress someone important (earthly importance).  I awoke and He was speaking to me with these words.  "Those who proclaim to know me ask, show me the way and show me the light and I say do you dare proclaim that you know me and I show you the way, for I don't know you."  
It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in people. It is better to take rufuge in the Lord than to trust in princes.
                                                       Psalm 118:8-9


Dreaming in Parables: The Charm of Home
I went to sleep again that night and Jesus took me to high school.  I couldn't find my locker or remember the combination to it.  I didn't know my class schedule or the times I needed to be where.  The heavenly angels showed up and they were trying to help me.  They told me if I forget my locker combination and didn't get to class there were consequences to it.  For example, they would sit me in the hall and I couldn't join class or receive a grade for that day.  I began to sit down and take detailed notes on my locker, the combination, and daily schedule because I had discovered how much it mattered.  Jesus told me that if we pay as much attention to Him as our daily schedules then we would reap rewards.
For we are each responsible for our own conduct.  Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.
                                                         Galations 6:5 & 7

Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on solid rock. Though rain comes in torrents and the flood waters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won't collapse because it is built on bedrock.  But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn't obey it is foolish, like a person who builds his house on sand. When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.
                                                         Matthew 7:24-27

Jesus wants to know, where is your treasure?  Who do you trust with it?  
You are resposible for your own choices.  God will not be mocked.  You will reap what you sow.


Dreaming in Parables: The Charm of Home
Do you want to come to Jesus in heaven and have Him say, 
"I never knew you.  Get away from me, you who break God's laws."    
Matthew 7:23

Sherry
  
I will be linking up with these parties of which many are new to me:
Mommy Moments at Life of Faith- Sun evening   
Moments of Hope at Lori Schumaker 
Monday's Musings at What Joy is Mine
Coffee and Conversation at Pat and Candy.com
Tell Us His Story at Jennifer Dukes Lee
Grace Moments at Journeys in Grace
Thought Provoking Thursdays at 3-D Lessons for Life
100 Happy Days at A Kreative Whim
Grace and Truth at Above the Waves
Fresh Market Friday Crystal Twaddell
TGI Saturdays at Ask Latisha

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Home Sweet Home #299

Winter Tea: The Charm of Home
Hello and welcome to Home Sweet Home!  This week I shared Pretty Gifts from Heritage Lace

Cocoa & Dessert: The Charm of Home
Then I shared a link to an easy recipe for pecan pie bars in Hot Cocoa & Dessert.

I took last week off; for Thanksgiving, so I don't have any features from then but, on with today's party and all of your holiday cheer! Thank you for joining me each week. It is truly your participation that makes this party a testament to Home Sweet Home! 

Sherry

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Hot Cocoa & Dessert

Hot Cocoa & Dessert: The Charm of Home
Today for tea it's hot cocoa.  I am enjoying a new mug that holds a lot of cocoa (16 oz.)!

Hot Cocoa & Dessert: The Charm of Home
The mug is by Maxcera and the pattern is Red Cabin.

Hot Cocoa & Dessert: The Charm of Home

Pecan Pie Cookie Bars: The Charm of Home
The dessert is Pecan Pie Bars.  Like a pecan pie but so much easier without the soggy crust.  This was our Thanksgiving dessert this year.  I'll be back with Home Sweet Home on Thursday.  Hoping all of you in the states had a nice Thanksgiving!
The table runners were provided by Heritage Lace.

Sherry

I will link this to:

Home & Garden Thursdayat A Delightsome Life
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups 
The Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
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 Friday
Share Your Cup Thursday at Have a Daily Cupof Mrs. Olsen
What To Do Weekends at Shoestring Elegance
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
The Scoop at Stonegable

Monday, November 28, 2016

Pretty Gifts From Heritage Lace

Downstiars Kitchen Runner w/ Wheat by Heritage Lace
Heritage Lace has some beautiful items that would make great gifts for the holidays.

Downstiars Kitchen Runner w/ Wheat by Heritage Lace
This Downstairs Kitchen Runner w/Wheat is handsome on the table for any setting. 

Sleigh Ride Runner by Heritage Lace
This Sleigh Ride table runner makes quite an impression on the table and is affordable too.

Sleigh Ride Runner by Heritage Lace
The Blue Ribbon Crochet Napkin is so versatile.  I have been using it all year in tea posts.  It looks elegant on a formal or casual table.  You just can't go wrong with it. 

Vintage Garden Tea Towels by Heritage Lace
Need a quick gift?  Add a Vintage Garden Tea Towel in a basket with a mug, bag of hot beverage, and a vintage silver spoon and you have a classy gift that would work for anyone.

Vintage Garden Tea Towels by Heritage Lace
There are several color and seed packet styles to choose from in the tea towel.
Be sure and check out Heritage Lace for your holiday shopping.  They have something that fits your list.

The products were provided to me by Heritage Lace the opinions on the products were entirely my own.

Sherry

I will link this to:

Home & Garden Thursdayat A Delightsome Life
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups 
The Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
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 Friday
Share Your Cup Thursday at Have a Daily Cupof Mrs. Olsen
What To Do Weekends at Shoestring Elegance
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
The Scoop at Stonegable

Monday, November 21, 2016

November Tea/Garden Journal

November Tea/Garden Journal: The Charm of Home
It is time for my monthly feature the tea/garden visual journal.  Surprisingly there is still something blooming in the garden.  I went outside yesterday and found a pansy.   The fall leaves are just about all gone but this is very unusual year. We have just peaked in color and had our first frost this week and that is about a month late for where I live.  

November Tea/Garden Journal: The Charm of Home
We are now getting into the 20's at night and the smell of wood smoke from different home's fireplaces has filled the crisp night air.  I had some beautiful sage still in the garden, rosemary, and rose hips.  I will save the herbs for thanksgiving dinner.  I had a gorgeous ornamental cabbage on the front porch this fall and I chopped it off yesterday for this picture and I am saving it in a bowl of water to create a thanksgiving centerpiece. 

November Tea/Garden Journal: The Charm of Home
I used this cup last year when these maple leaves were so pretty.  I love the fall colors in it.  The teacup is by Grace's Teaware.

November Tea/Garden Journal: The Charm of Home

November Tea/Garden Journal: The Charm of Home
I saved a little pumpkin too, I should make a pie with it this week.  The illustration is by Tasha Tudor out of one of my favorite books she published, A Time to Keep.  The page reads, "No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds, November!" quote by Thomas Hood.
In November how does your garden grow or sleep?

Everyone have a wonderful Thanksgiving this week here in the states.  I will not have the Home Sweet Home party this week due to Thanksgiving, but, I will be back next Thursday December 1st with a Christmas tea!
Sherry

I will link this to:

Home & Garden Thursdayat A Delightsome Life
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups 
The Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
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 Friday
Share Your Cup Thursday at Have a Daily Cupof Mrs. Olsen
What To Do Weekends at Shoestring Elegance
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
The Scoop at Stonegable

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Home Sweet Home #298

Thanksgiving Tea Table: The Charm of Home
Hello and welcome to Home Sweet Home!  This week I shared my Thanksgiving table setting in A Time of Thanksgiving

Pumpkin Pie Shortbread Bars: The Charm of Home
Then I shared a recipe that is great for the pumpkin pie lover wanting to try something new in Pumpkin Pie Shortbread Bars.

There are so many great posts here each week at Home Sweet Home!  Here are a few that caught my eye.
Little Explorer Boys Bedroom
Little Explorer Boys Bedroom Reveal by One Thousand Oaks. 


How to Preserve Leaves for Decorations

Cross Stitch Rattan Chair
A Chair and a Li'l Cross Stitch by Sarah Lizzies.
I am really lucky to have all of your amazing posts because it is you who make the Home Sweet Home party so special! Thank you to everyone who joins me at Home Sweet Home! It is wonderful to have you here. 

Sherry

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