My Week Receiving Pinks

Do you find it hard to be on the receiving end of PINKNESS in life?

Sometimes, when the grays seem so surrounding, it is with shock, and awe, and “Who . . . ME?” that we are forced to receive a SEASON OF PINK.  It is a humbling experience – no room for pride.  How else can one be saved apart from the simple humiliating act of . . . receiving?

“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; 
it is the gift of God,”
Ephesians 2:8

Yes, my azaleas are blooming in pinks this week – and not of anything I have done – God faithfully brings them to bloom each year – in their season.

And, I received a fun pink full of giggles and unnecessary delight that just blessed my socks off!

Don’t you just love it??  My friend, Nikkole, gifted me with this last Sunday morning and I haven’t been able to drink my tea in anything else all week!

I’ve had a special relationship with our vintage Lucy this year.

You see, I’ve been part of a Circle Journal and each month I have the pleasure of passing on some pink to another by creating an artistic mixed media collage art spread interpreting a particular theme of an art journal that belongs to a sweet lady somewhere in these United States.  All the while that I’m giving of myself into someone else’s journal – someone else is giving unto me. 

Keeping things light and cheerful – and a bit nostalgic, I set up my art supplies and paper scraps in front of the TV and settle in to creating my spread in the company of:

I’m tickled pink every time!

And, this is what I came up with for our Miss Susan in Alabama, whose journal theme is “Heart to Heart”:

Wishing our good lady a “Heart of Joy” from which all manner of “pinks” trumpet goodness and beauty!

And, if these pinks were not enough – I was overwhelmed by the generosity of our friend, Frank, here, as he is about to step into a rented truck with a PINK floor mat!

Confused?  Don’t be.  This is a gentleman from our church who took a day this week to drive all the way to Lancaster, Pennsylvania to pick up roof shingles at an incredible discounted price.  You see . . . about three weeks ago, something VERY GRAY happened . . .

Gutters collapsing revealed some roof rotting on our home – front and back.  There was no time to be wasted in making repairs.  Problem was . . . we have recently lost half of our income with a career upset, and could not imagine how we could afford such a thing until we were back on our financial feet later in the year – by which time the damage would be worse – and increased in expense.

Enter – the Body of Christ – acting like the community of cheerful and loving givers God intended them to be: 

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” 
John 13:34-35

A contractor friend at church organized a Roofing Party and invited a host of people to do the job and enjoy food and fellowship all day at our house – for the cost of materials – which he was clever enough to get at the very lowest of costs!  And, the Lord provided – from an unexpected source – the “green” to pay for all this PINK!


Consequently, while you are reading this on Pink Saturday and Spiritual Sunday today – we are drowning in pinkness at our place and will even have hands to assist our invalid neighbor in cleaning out his clogged gutters in the deal!

So many pinks this week – I cannot contain them in this one post!  To that end . . . Roofing Party Pinks are on the agenda for our next Pink Saturday!

Sharing My Week Receiving Pinks today with:

 Beverly’s Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound
 

About Miss Kathy

"I teach families how to restore their God-given authority as the primary educator in their child’s life through the experience of reading together as a family. Learn how to use literature to create teachable moments, build strong minds, and bind loving hearts."

Kathryn Ross, writer, speaker, and dramatist, ignites a love of literature and learning to equip young and old towards developing a Family Literacy Lifestyle—reading together, learning together, loving together. Her works challenge families to deepen their literacy skills and grow into the greater things God has purposed for them. She’s taught in Christian and homeschool circles, trained in the Principle Approach® through the Foundation for American Christian Education. Miss Kathy owns Pageant Wagon Publishing, producing homeschool enrichment materials, devotional works, study guides, and theatrical dramas for church, school, and community production. She podcasts at TheWritersReverie.com and blogs at PageantWagonPublishing.com.

Comments

  1. I love that Journal. Lucy is so sweet , too- what a lovely Tea Mug! I would love to know more about the Circle Journal…sounds fun and your pages are BEAUTIFUL! Love it!

  2. Oh my goodness, Kathryn! The journal pages are beautiful. Thank you so much for such lovely art in my journal. And, sorry ’bout the roof problems. That’s a bummer. Have a great day.

  3. Wow Kathryn, Your post is a blessing in so many ways. Susan’s pages are so sweet and pretty. I love every little detail. It reminds of a Victorian card. Beautiful and creative. We are all blessed to make new friendships and be joined together in this Circle Journal project.

    The Lucy cup is such a thoughtful gift. I too would be using it every chance there was. I love Lucy too.

    Your story about your roof and the wonderful friends from church is so the way the Lord works in our lives. I can’t wait to see more.

    Happy sunny days to you and yours.
    xoxoxo, Jeanne

  4. What a beautiful post. Of course your journal pages for Susan are beautiful and I think she’ll be thrilled. I’m so moved, however, about your wonderful church family who jumped right in when you needed it. I’m so sorry to hear of your troubles – we also have had a big dip in income due to my husband’s job loss so I can really empathize with you. Surprisingly I really love having him around all the time! Unexpected blessings, right? Thanks for sharing your story. xoxo Nancy

  5. What a great idea the roofing party sounds, you are also blessed with your neighbours.

  6. So glad you are back in the “pink” as far as roofing goes! I once had a pink shirt that I wore with my dark suit and a nice matching tie. That was unusual for me as I don’t often wear pink. Nice post about pink though.

  7. Such a very lovely pink blog post!

    I have often been overwhelmed by how God moves in other brothers and sisters in Christ to help. We have experienced this over and again in our lives!

    Have a blessed weekend, Kathryn!

  8. Happy Pink Saturday, sweet Kathy. Oh my word! Your pages in Susan’s journal are just drop dead gorgeous. You know I love all of those pink roses, and those darling little girls with their dear pup. Love, love, love.

    I’m so happy that pink is finding you. The story of your friends fixing your roof fills my heart.♥ Life is good.

  9. Your journal interpretation turned out so great, Kathy! I just love how differently everyone approaches their completion of the pages.

    What great news about getting your roof fixed. You certainly have a lot of angels on your side! 🙂

    Love that mug, too…..guaranteed to chase away the blues!

    Happy Pink Saturday!

    dana

  10. Your journal is magnificent. She will be thrilled with it. How fabulous you were given a helping hand … yes, God does bring it to us when needed most. Hope your financial issues are resolved quickly.
    Have a beautiful weekend ~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

  11. Happy Pink Saturday Kathyrn Sweetie…
    Love, LOVE the pinks, oh yes I do. Have beautiful. Lucy has always been on of my favorites. I grew up watching her. I will never forget the veggie vitamin commercial she made. It’s tasty too. LOL…. So LOL…

    Oh my gosh, praise God from whom all blessings flow. He opened up the heavens and truly blessed your home. What a wonderful way to get the roof your home so desperately needed. You have given and this time it was brought back to you. I hope that the other income comes back soon. We have been there, and done this.

    I would so love to know how these circle journals come about. I have seen them popping up and would so love to participate and have a journal added as well. Can you give me some information on these beauties?

    Many hugs sweet friend and SO much love, Sherry

  12. Sooo pretty! Happy Pink Saturday!

    My Pink, I am also inviting you to link up with my color Connection meme.

  13. Love the journal! So pretty!

  14. Hi Kathy,
    Sorry to hear about your roof…..how wonderful your church family came to your aid, and helped your neighbour too.
    Your pink journal is beautiful.
    God Bless
    Barb from Australia

  15. Oh this post just tumbles over with blessings, cheer, praise and is all wrapped up in the love of the Lord and his promises. Your journal pages indeed look like lovely Victorian treasures. The roofing party, the precious gentlemen and his pink floor mat driving out of his way for the best price and extra needed green woven into both Pink Saturday and Spiritual Sundays is a masterpiece of talent! I applaude you. Then I truly praise HIM for making this post possible with His abiding, forever love and mercies. Blessings.

  16. I love Lucy too! That’s a cute mug!
    The journal pages are beautiful. That project sounds like so much fun!
    I’m so happy to hear about your friends rallying to fix the roof! It’s so good to hear about these wonderful people who genuinely love and willingly help one another. It’s just wonderful that you’ve got a community of very generous and talented friends that you can count on, when you need help! Beautiful!
    Happy Pink Saturday!
    Love, Linda

  17. Oh I love Lucy and all the sweet touches and pink!

    Happy pink Saturday, Happy Derby Day and ¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

    Please stop by and enter my celebrate spring/moms giveaway.

  18. Delightful!

    Deanna

  19. Absolutely gorgeous!

    My Pink, have a great weekend!

  20. What a wonderful blessing to be so loved and cared for by our Lord and his people. Your journal pages are beautiful. So glad to hear that everything is “in the pink!”

  21. Oh Kathryn, what an encouragement this was to me to read! And such a lovely reminder that God is with us in the grey times as well as the pink times. Praising God for and with you. Have a blessed week enjoying all those pinks!

  22. Oh, wow, I love all your pinkness and I love how the Lord and our friends provide when we’re in need. What a thoughtful gift the I Love Lucy mug was and the journal is lovely. Of course pink is my very favorite color so I really enjoyed this post. Pink azaleas are my hubby’s favorite flower. The only way we can grow them here is indoors in pots. I love to see large bushes outside like we did when we lived in CA. Thank you for sharing.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

  23. What a beautiful way to shelter! I’m confident that the tables have been turned many times as you have sheltered many.

    I loved seeing the journal pages. What a precious project.

  24. Good morning Miss Kathy from beautiful OREGON. It’s so spring here finally. I have been working in the yard and getting ready to plant, finally! I haven’t been blogging much but always love to stop by and see what you are up to! LOVE the journal.
    Lady Linda

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