Saturday, April 11, 2009

Pink Saturday & Easter Sunday

Here is what I am showing for Pink Saturday today as well as for Spiritual Sunday.
My bible. This was given to me by my lovely Sister many years ago. At the time I thought it was neat to have a pink bible, I still do, I guess but I also love it because I have written in it over the years. Whenever I read or study a verse I write the date next to it.

I also keep a pink paper heart tucked between the pages. Ten years ago the same Sister asked me to write down the desires of my heart on it, then date it. It was during a time in my life I was doubting everything. Relationships, family, love, life, you name it. But I completed the task and stuck the heart in my bible.

I wrote:

1) Fall in love with a Christian man who is spiritual and has the same faith like I do.

2) Create a family to love, grow, and share with.

3) To be more artistic and creative.

4) To have a home.

Well, every now and then I would come across the pink paper heart in my bible...and wonder if these things would ever happen. I was still doubting. A doubting Jillian.

But as time passed, each of the desires written on the heart became real in my life. And I was no longer doubting. I was gaining faith. Faith that He loved me and would always be with me. No longer a doubting Jillian, but a faithful one.

Psalm 37:4

Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.

For more Pink Saturday stories visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound.


Connie said...

Happy Pink Saturday, sweetpea and kiss for that sweet bèbè,

Claudia said...

Love your post - all your hopes and dreams realized! I also love your LuRay! Happy Pink Saturday!

Mimi said...

♥A lovely and purr-fect Pink Saturday blog post. During this most holy time of the year I am wishing you rainbows, gracious days, dewdrop nights and the love of friends and family to comfort you and hold you close.♥

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Beautiful Pink post Jillian and very inspiring. Happy Pink Saturday

Ms.Daisy said...

I just sitting here crying because God is so loving toward us...even when we are doubters. Your walk of faith is very inspiring...I hope and pray that it will inspire many.


Lisa said...

Thank you for sahring your post! I'm very inspired!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Happy Easter!
Hugs, Lisa

someplace in thyme said...

It's all words to live by isn't it. Thankyou and Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Easter, Char

Charlotte said...

What a great post both for Pink Saturday and Spiritual Sundays. What a wonderful idea it was to write down the desires of your heart. I'm glad you became a faithful Jillian.
Have a wonderful Easter.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Jillian,
Happy Pink Saturday and thank you for showing us your pink bible. It is very special. Have a Blessed & Happy Easter.


Clif said...

Thanks for sharing from your heart. This is a very moving post.

Marie said...

god is good. i have aseveral bibles and just the other day i was looking at covers and thought i should make a pink/floral cover for my bible. maybe i will do that or just look for one that is already pink. thanks for sharing.

Deanna said...

Jillian, thank you for sharing that moving story.

¸.·´¸.·*´¨) ¸.·*´¨)
(¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday
and Happy Easter
Deanna :D

MJ said...

Happy Easter and happy first Easter to Bebe!

Dawn said...

What a nice share. Happy PS and Easter.

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

what a wonderful post,Psalm chapter 37 is one of my favorite chapters!!! I also have this Bible and enjoy it too. Thank you for sharing.
Wishing you and your family a most blessed and joyous Happy REsurrection Sunday.

God Chaser said...

A lovely story to share. I also had this bible at one time-my very first devotional bible but gave it away to a to a sister woman that very much needed it at the time. I hope it brought her hopes and dreams through Christ to fruitation.
Blessings this Resurrection Sunday.

Jillian, Inc said...

Happy Easter to you and your family!

Kathy said...

A wonderful post. Happy Easter...Kathy

Smilingsal said...

I'm so glad that He granted the desires of your heart. Thanks for sharing. Happy Spiritual Sunday. I wish you a Blessed Easter as you celebrate our risen Lord.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I once wrote a similar list.

We are loved! Happy Easter to you. Be blessed!

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

How special, and what a great idea. I may have to do that my for granddaughter when she is a young woman. Thank-you for sharing the beatiful post today.
God Bless,

kab said...

Amazing how God uses the little paper hearts with our dreams written down. He truly loves us so much He cares about our deepest wishes and thoughts and when in His will realizes them for us. Love you!