Saturday, 7 February 2009

Pink Saturday - Pick a verse

Pink Saturday is here again so why don't you visit Beverly by clicking on the logo for other Pink Saturday delights! :)

Yesterday I read Sally's 'Show and Tell' post at SmilingSallyand it gave me inspiration for my Pink Saturday post - so thank you Sally.

In the photo is my pink metal Bible, a tea for one set, a Belleek white and pink vase and 'Bread of Life' Bible Text Box

In the late 1980's in my 1st Parish in place called Lisburn, Northern Ireland - I met a delightful lady called Edith. Edith, at this point in her life, was now living in a nursing home and by her bed she had a little table on which was always her Bible, a small vase of flowers and her precious 'Bread of Life' daily text box (or Promise Box). Every morning when one of the staff members came to see her with her morning tea - Edith would invite that staff member to open her 'Bread of Life' box and pick a Bible Text for the day.

When Edith died her little box was given to me by her nephew but what I found so amazing and encouraging was that, although Edith found her self in a nursing home, it was even here in her own small way she could encourage others to read God's word. At her funeral a number of staff members came to me and said that it was the highlight of their day to take Edith her tea and to pick a verse.

Now my friends - I would like to do the same for you :) if you would like me to pick out a text for you from Edith's 'Bread of Life' box - please indicate so in your comment and I will visit your blog and post the text in a comment.

Happy Pink Saturday to you.


Ali said...

What a lovely story Judy. Pick me one please!

Smilingsal said...

I'm happy to be of use to you. I had one of those Bread of Life containers, but it was shaped like a loaf of bread. I kept it in my kitchen, close to my sink, and over the years, it got used and abused so much that it became useless. I sure got my moneys worth!

Sure, comment with a piece of bread.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Happy Pink Day Judith!
What a lovely story! It reminds me of one dear lady we had in our last parish who is now in a Home. She constantly encourages others by her wisdom and testimony. Thanks for sharing and you can leave me a text any time. Have a lovely day!


Judith said...

Ali - Gal. 6:9 "Let us not be weary in well doing; for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not."

Sally - Psalm 16:8 "I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved."

Sandy - Revelation 2:10d "Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life."

Susan said...

Happy Pink Saturday!


Anonymous said...

Good afternoon Judith, what a lovely and inspiring story. Please pick on for me too.

Mimi said...

I just love coming to your blog to see the adorable face of Karmen. Boy, what a cutie pie!

Loretta said...

Happy Pink Day! Loved your post, and I'd love a text!

Deanna said...

Hi dear Judith!

What a wonderful post. Not only did we get some pretty Pink but also a heartwarming story.

Yes, please pick one out for me!

Have a great Pink Saturday!
Deanna :D

Lana said...

What a blessing you are, Judith! Yes, I would love to have a scripture verse.

CC said...

What a lovely story and such beautiful pinks. I would love for you to pick a verse for me..and thank you for doing so. Happy Pink Saturday and have a lovely week.

Judith said...

Isaiah 30:19 "He which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully."

1 Peter 3:12 "The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers."

2 Corinthians 12:9 "My grace is sufficient for thee."

2 Corinthians 9:6 "At the voice of thy cry: when he shall hear it, he will answer thee."

Judith said...

Charlie and Me
Exodus 15:2a "The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation."

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

What alovely story! Happy Pink Day!

Betty (picture circa 1954) said...

I'm a little late visiting for Pink Saturday, but I'm glad I made it to your blog. Better late than never. Please pick one for me. I loved the story.

Judith said...

Isaiah 58:9 "Then shalt thou call, and the Lord shall answer."