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Monday, March 29, 2010

Creamy White China Roses

Praise and Thanksgiving
O My God,
Thou fairest, greatest, first of all objects, my heart admires, adores, loves thee, for my little vessel is as full as it can be, and I would pour out all that fullness before thee in ceaseless flow.

When I think upon and converse with thee
ten thousand delightful thoughts spring up,
then thousand sources of pleasure are unsealed,
ten thousand refreshing joys spread over my heart,
crowding into every moment of happiness.

I bless thee for the soul thou hast created, for adorning it, sanctifying it,
though it is fixed in barren soil:
for the body thou hast given me, for preserving its strength and vigour,
for providing senses to enjoy delights, for the ease and freedom of my limbs,

for hands, eyes, ears that do thy bidding;
for thy royal bounty providing my daily support,
for a full table and overflowing cup, for appetite, taste, sweetness,
for social joys of relatives and friends, for ability to serve others,

for a heart that feels sorrows and neccessities,
for a mind to care for my fellow-men, for opportunities of
spreading happiness around, for loved ones in the joys of heaven,
for my own expectation of seeing thee clearly.
I love thee above the powers of language to express,
for what thou art to thy creatures.

Increase my love, O my God, through time and eternity.

from the book: The Valley of Vision
Puritan Prayers and Devotions

I'm honored to be a part of Teatime Tuesday over at
Rose Chintz Cottage and Inspirations

and also a part of White Wednesday
at Faded Charm

Blessings to you all,


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Doni,
What a wonderful post filled with poetry and devotion to the Lord! Your white tea set is lovely also! I am so happy to 'meet' you and I am very happy to have you join me for Tea Time Tuesday! I have already added your link to my post. Thank you for participating! Have a very Happy Easter!


fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

white.. so pure, calm, serene, cozy.. beautiful tea set.. thanks for sharing..


Miss Gracie's House said...

I see you have a few pieces in your collection that I do not...I'll have to keep looking! It is so pretty, huh?!
Have a blessed week!

Bella said...

Hi Doni, Your teaset is gorgeous! I love the raised roses! I went to your other blog first... so many sweet puppies! How delightful that must be!!
Thanks for visiting me!

Beth said...

Doni, What a beautiful teaset! I also love the pink glass - a beautiful collection. God bless, Beth

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Doni! Loved your post today, and your beautiful tea set! ~tina

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a beautiful post and I love your white set!! So pure and elegant looking!! I also commented on your previous post!!

Lady Katherine said...

Oh, I just love your white tea set! It is so,so lovely! As are the words that came with it! I am also hosting a Tea Time Tuesday on my website. Sandi invited me over to see her Tea Time Tuesday today. I so glad she did for I have loved seeing all the wonderful Tea and Tea Treasures! Yours is just lovely!

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

absolutely delightful! I adore those dishes! yum.yum.yummy! Happy, Happy Easter Whites to you!

Faded Charm said...

What beautiful white china pieces and just in time for Easter.

~Happy WW~



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