Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tuesday Tea Time...

We are joining our friend Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for another Tuesday Tea~ We are taking the Tea outside today to enjoy our pretty blooms and the spring weather....






An excerpt from an old magazine called Hi Call.
Visiting in a mining town, a young minister was being escorted through one of the coal mines. In one of the dark, dirty passage ways he spied a beautiful white flower growing out of the black earth of the mine."How can there be a flower of such purity and beauty in this dirty mine?" the minister asked the miner. "Throw some of the coal dust on it and see," was the reply. The minister did so and was surprised that as fast as the dirt touched those snowy petals., it slid right off to the ground, leaving the flower just as lovely as before. It was so smooth that the dirt could not cling to the flower.

"Our hearts can be the same way. We cannot help it that we have to be in a world filled with sin, any more than the flower could change the place where it was growing. But God can keep us pure and clean that though we touch sin on every side, it will not cling to us. We can stand in the midst of it just as white and beautiful as that flower.

The secret of purity is God! The secret of seeing and knowing God is a pure heart...a pure heart comes from God! Get a pure heart, and you can be supremely happy~ no matter what the circumstances!!"
Billy Graham~ The Secret of Happiness

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Matthew 5:8

"Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it."
Mark Twain

Thanks for joining us for tea today we hope you have found these words encouraging ~Love The Watts


  1. Good morning Heather,
    What a lovely post! I really enjoyed your story of the flower in the mine. The tea pot is wonderful and the rose; stunning! I especially love the fact that your little Anna is participating too! What an adorable little girl she is! Thank you for stopping by and participating again this week. I love having your company. Have a beautiful day.


  2. Dear Heather,

    Thank you for having us over today! The trees are all frosty here, but it looks like spring has finally "sprung" there!

    I love the teapot and fixin's, and Wyatt looks like he's doing better, thank the Lord!

    I'll have to write your quotes in my Commonplace Book, so I can refer to them often :) .



  3. Lovely post, Heather! And so is that wonderful tea pot (Willow?) and is that a Ranunculus? So glad Wyatt is able to 'take tea' with you girls!

  4. Thanks for visiting me in the UK Heather. I love the photos you put on your blog. This one today with your daughter is so beautiful. I do hope you'll treasure the present from Singapore. How lovely of him to think of you and bring you something nice back with him.
    Hugs and LOve Suex

  5. What a beautiful teapot! I just enjoyed looking at you both seating with such a beautiful background, taking tea :)

    Very nice!

    I am glad that Wyatt is looking fit and also that you and Anna are doing well.

    The ranunculus is just lovely! I don't see them here yet not until May :)

    Blessings dear friend,


  6. Oh Heather, I can't get over the AMAZING scenery/view from your deck! Wow, it's breathtaking! You and Anna are quite the pair : ) The flowers are so vibrantly colored and beautiful.

    Wyatt is just precious. His facial expressions are one of a kind.

    What a great analogy of the flower in the coal mine and our hearts in this world. Thank God for His unending grace.

    Thank you for inviting us for tea; I had a lovely time ; )



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