Thursday, January 6, 2011

Tea Talk--How Many Are Your Works!

Welcome to my home!
Sit and share a cup of tea with me as we encourage each other in the Lord.
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I'm having...flavored black tea in my Pfaltzgraff tea cup. The tea was a sample given to me by a neighbor, and it is passionfruit flavored.  Since it was such a little sample, I used half the amount each time I made tea, and steeped it longer, so that I could stretch it out and make it last longer!  It's a delicious tea.

I'm feeling...still achy with my back, though I finally learned today that I should sit on a pillow when I'm at the computer desk.  So that's what I'm doing right now!  I still need to stand and walk around frequently so my back doesn't stiffen--very painful--but it is slowly healing and I feel so much more capable of running our household now!

On my our state's homeschool convention this coming June.  I know it is a long way off, but it is on my mind since I just finished organizing and sorting through all the workshops I will be managing for families homeschooling special needs children.  I have volunteered for a number of years now at ICHE (Illinois Christian Home Educators), and for the past two years have served as the Coordinator for Struggling and Special Learners.  One part of my responsibilities includes finding and scheduling special needs speakers for our annual state convention each June.  The fun part of that responsibility is getting to manage everything at the actual convention--all my speakers and this year I will be handling 12 workshops.  I love logistics.  :)

I leave you with...a short verse from Psalm 105, which we read at dinnertime devotions tonight.  After David exclaims all the works on God's hands--all the things He created--during the first 23 verses, he then exults:

O LORD, how many are Your works!
In wisdom You have made them all;
The earth is full of Your possessions.
Psalm 104:24 nasb

We shared a lively discussion of His creativeness in forming all of His creatures, including man.  We spoke of His creativity in making this earth, in telling the sun and the moon where to go, and in commanding the sea to come so far and then no more.  And He knows me--such knowledge is too wonderful for me!

Back to life,

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captured by Christine Anne


  1. I've never had passionfruit tea, I can see why you'd like to savor it as long as possible.

    Reflecting on God's creation is one of my favorite things to do. How can anyone look at the beauty of nature and not believe in a Creator?

    Psalm 104 is one of my favorites - thanks for sharing!

  2. Christine,

    It would be so grand if we lived close :) I will glean so much from your experience.

    Passion fruit tea is also found with green tea. It is very delicious...

    Be blessed dear one,


  3. I am praying for complete healing for you asap. I totally loved the verse you shared. *grin* And seem so plain compared to you gals and your tea. I pretty much only drink Earl Grey Green Tea or mint tea from the garden. But I may do a few Tea Talks to share about my tea time. [0=

    Blessings and ((HUGS))
    In Him<><

    PS: My door is WIDE open if you and your clan ever get up here. *grin* I would love for you to come! But till then we can hang out together in bloggyland. ((HUGS))

  4. Mmmmm, I love passionfruit! In Hawaii it is called "lilikoi" and I remember a delicious lilikoi pie...

    Bring your pillow tonight if you need it!

  5. That sounds like a very good tea. I can see why you are trying to make it last.

  6. Continued prayers that you feel better!

  7. Hi Christine~Thanks for having tea with me. I love your quote and your thoughts. Have you ever seen the video "God of wonders"? You can find it at Someone gave it to us as a gift and we enjoy it so much. We even use it for our science curriculum. Anyways, your thoughts reminded me of it.

    How is it that you can take such a great picture of a CUP?

  8. Mrs. Santos--Thank you for your kind compliment! It blessed my heart! :)


  9. I'm late joining you for tea :( I'm sooo sorry for your back pain to still be lingering. I know the pain all too well and will continue to uplift you in prayer.