Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Just A Cup Of Tea....

As I have shared recently in both blogs, my heart has been heavy... so heavy over the state of our world... over the apathy and easy acceptance of evil. My heart is heavy over the sadness, fear and terror many are suffering.... and yet, I am thankful. God has a plan. He is not defeated. Though I don't understand His plan... or even like it sometimes, I know He is trustworthy... He is worthy to be praised.






Yesterday, as I grappled with some heavy heart issues, I got out a pretty tea cup and had a cup of tea. I have two of these cups, but I do not have the saucers, so I used a pretty hand-worked item under the cup and it looked nice. A cup of tea tastes good and also is a bit uplifting. I especially liked the blue reflections in the tea and behind the cup... it just looked pretty.





God encouraged me....and I am thankful. We are so blessed... and I want to keep that in mind and be thankful each and every day. I don't want to take these days for granted. I want to honor Him.

Anyway, I sure enjoyed that cup of tea... it was just a cup of tea... but it was actually even more than that.










It is funny how a simple cup of tea can help me to slow down, to think a bit, and to notice the beauty of a tea cup. Little things like that can help to change our perspective.








I just realized that a cup of tea sounds pretty nice right now. :)  I am choosing to trust God today... I am praying for our brothers and sisters in Christ, who are suffering terribly, and I am going to make this day count.... and I am going to go make a cup of delicious tea.

Thank you for joining me... I hope you are also able to enjoy some tea even as you remember others in prayer.



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30 comments:

  1. A cup of tea can do that; help us slow down and ponder many things. That is a happy cup and sipping tea from it would be lovely. Choosing to have a thankful heart can do wonders for our outlook on life and it makes others want to be around you. Philippians 4:8 is an especially helpful scripture for me to think upon when I'm feeling a little blue. Thank you for joining me for tea today and I wish you a beautiful week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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    1. I agree - and Philippians 4:8 is a wonderful verse to remember and to live by. I am so glad you visited and I hope you have a wonderful week. :)

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  2. Enjoyed your post today! I seem to have a heavy heart lately whenever I turn on the news or when it comes across my computer. Sad state of affairs, but I agree that God has a plan and is in control. I pray people treat each other kinder and love one another. What a lovely idea to use a handmade piece under your cup! As a crafter, I love all these handmade! May your day be filled with kindness.

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    1. What fun to read your comment. :) Thank you. It certainly has been a heavy time... so much ugliness.... we do need to keep our eyes on God. Thank you for visiting.. .so nice to have you. :)

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  3. It is difficult to focus on God's larger plan when the present screams so loudly. I feel myself returning often to Prov 3:5-6 and trying not to lean on my own understanding....That's the Peace that passes understanding. Lovely to have tea with you today. Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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    1. I like the way you phrased that.... "It is difficult to focus on God's larger plan when the present screams so loudly." Well put. God's peace is beyond compare. Thank you for visiting.

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  4. A cup of tea is like a cup of comfort, isn't it? I hope your heavy heart is lightened as you ponder what lies ahead.

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    1. Yes, a cup of tea is like a cup of comfort... :) God's plan is perfect and I choose to trust Him. Thank you for stopping by today. :)

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  5. Hi: What a wonderful post. Can I ask you to add my son Kyle to your prayers? He is so very ill. Thank you and bless you. Hugs, Martha

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    1. Thank you... yes, I will pray for Kyle right now... I am so sorry he is sick and I hope God heals him soon. Thank you for visiting and sharing this.

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  6. Such a special tea time post you shared!
    Nancy

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    1. Thank you... so glad you stopped by.

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  7. Hi
    Thanks for stopping by my blog for a visit. I like the name of your blog. Your little blue and white saucerless cup is sweet. Whenever I stat to worry about the world situation these days I turn to Philippians 4:6-9. Actually I have them memorized so I can encourage others!

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    1. Such wonderful verses to go to.... Thank you for the encouraging comment.... so glad you visited. :)

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  8. The cup is beautiful and so is the words you wrote. Thanks for sharing this.

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    1. Thank you.... I am enjoying the cup... and I am so glad you stopped by. :)

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  9. Love this. I l.o.v.e. tea...you are totally right. It is my little "escape" in the midst of a busy week. My warmth on a cold day. My "me moment". Great post! (www.simplycomplexmom.com)
    Visiting from Thriving Thursdays Link-Up!

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    1. I'm glad it's not just me. :) A cup of tea just seems friendly... and sometimes my girls and I will share a cup of tea as we brainstorm and plan.

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  10. I'm more of a cocoa drinker, but something about sipping when it's calm & quiet that gets you relaxed, thinking. Every day is a blessing!

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    1. You're right, every day is a blessing. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  11. I had many cups of tea growing up with my Grandma and Mom, so this made me smile. How do you not smile with tea? :)

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    1. I agree - tea helps you to smile. :) It has a comfort factor.... glad you visited today. :)

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  12. What a lovely comforting post - love your little cup of tea and handmade beauty showcasing it! There is so much sadness in our world, but I am thankful too that we can find our peace in the midst of the storm - even if it comes in the form of a steaming cup of hot tea! God is merciful to bring peace to our hearts just when we need it... blessings and hugs!

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    1. What a nice comment! It is nice to find peace in the midst of the storm - God has ministered to me in that way many times. Thank you for visiting.... it is so nice to get to know you. :)

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  13. I drink a cup of green tea at 3 o'clock every day and it is also very therapeutic. Thank you for sharing your lovely and thoughtful posts on the Art of Home-Making Mondays this week :)

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    1. I don't have a schedule, but I like the sound of your 3:00 tea... I may have to try it. Thank you for visiting and for your comments - God encourages me with them. :)

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  14. A lovely and timely post... Prov 3:5-6. Familiar but true. I love your teacup and timetime provides a wonderful time for reflection. Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea
    Ruth

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    1. Thank you... it is so good to take time to reflect and if I don't make time, I have a hard time "finding" time. sigh. Thank you for visiting. :)

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