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?
it is the gift of God,”
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 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: