Monday, September 6, 2021

T Stands For Tea

 Hebrew 13:6  "The Lord is my helper; I will not fear"

Hello readers!  Here I am posting again, on a Monday evening.  I am sharing some of my lesson from church last night, and some art and a photo for the T Gang.

Last night at church we had a missionary who talked on the topic of "How To Overcome The Power of  Fear", which is very timely. So many people in our world today are afraid of so many things: bad news, sickness, loneliness, failure, and even death.   People are afraid of so many things either real or even  imagined.   Fear can cause physical and mental illnesses.  Our missionary listed some ways to overcome the power that fear can have over us.  I just wanted to share them with you.

How to overcome the power fear?

II Chron. 20: 3-19

1. See the Lord in prayer and fasting verses 3-4

2. Trust God's sovereignty  verses 5-6

3. Trust God's faithfulness  verses 7-9

4. Hear what God has to say  (See what he says in his word, below) verses 15-17

5. Worship God even when afraid. verses 18-19                           

Their are 365 mentions of "Fear not" in the Bible.  Here are a few:

For the fear of being alone:  Is. 41:10 "Fear thou not; For I am with thee"

For the fear of bad news:  Ps. 112:7-8 "He shall not be afraid of evil tidings, his heart is fixed trusting in the Lord

Fear of the devil or death:  Heb. 2:14 "Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; 15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage."

I plan on doing a search for all the mentions of fear nots.  There would be one for each day of the year.  I hope you will do this search a long with me.  Let me know what you think.

I am carrying on the theme of sunflowers again this week I am afraid.  I have started a September Junk Journal , and guess what?  It is sunflower themed! LOL

So, I am making this journal for myself as a journal to keep track of challenges

Here are a few photos: 

I am making the cover out of an old tablecloth and a file folder.  It will be soft.  I like soft covers rather than hard book covers.

I am using Dear Julie Julie digital "Frosted Sunflowers"

I found these papers at a craft sale cheap and will be using these papers in my journal.

We went out to eat for our 55th anniversary, and of course I forgot to take photos.  I hear you laughing, Elizabeth.  LOL  So, I took this photo of my warm ups of the left overs.  Delicious.  I ordered sausage & shrimp with pasta and pesto sauce at the Red Rock Canyon Grill. It was just as good the second day as when we ordered it in the restaurant!   I didn't even know what pesto sauce was, but I do now, and love it.  Elizabeth can I make it with the basil I froze?  Would that be the same as fresh?  Also, in the photo I have t bag sacks and loose tea.  I was thinking of filling the bags ahead of time because I haven't been doing it as I go as I am usually not that patient when I want a cup of tea.  It is still sitting on my dining room table; as I haven't done it yet.  At least the photo is my ticket to the party over at Albred Book Lover where Elizabeth hostesses TSFT.

Well, that is it for today.  Hope everyone has a wonderful week!  Thanks for stopping by and for your comments. 


Mae Travels said...

Your sunflower theme still seems very appropriate for the season, as so many are still in bloom. I see them often as I walk around our neighborhood.

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Valerie-Jael said...

Love the sunflower theme, have fun with your journal. I think we never find enough time to do all the things we want to! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

nwilliams6 said...

Great lesson, Sharon, fear is something hard to overcome. There was a time in my life when I lived in great fear for my life. It almost broke me. I found a way through it with God. I did my normal what is the worse scenario and realized that death would equal being with God and peace. I was able to function again then.

Love your junk journal! I love the sunflowers.

Your warmed up dinner looks fab too - lol!

Happy T-day and many hugz

My name is Erika. said...

Fear is a very powerful motivator. And fear is a scary thing too. I am loving your sunflower print outs, and that's a great idea to make a challenge folder to keep track of things. And happy 55th anniversary, a little belated I may say. That is a milestone for certain. Your meal looks wonderful, and sometimes reheats are even better. I am a fan of left overs. Smile. Have a great T day Sharon. Hugs-Erika

Divers and Sundry said...

That the Bible has so much to say about fear and little or nothing to say about issues Christians fight over says a lot.

Sunflowers are my favorite! Happy belated Anniversary. I love it when there's enough from a restaurant meal to take home. Your meal looks tasty. Happy T Tuesday!

Linda Kunsman said...

Oooh your sunflower prints are divine!! Looking forward to seeing what you do with them.
Looks like a delicious meal you had, and I love pesto sauce which is a go to most of the summer for me;) Oh, and yes you can make and freeze pesto. Just cover the top of it with olive oil which helps preserve its green color. Happy anniversary and congrats on so many years! Happy T day wishes.

Let's Art Journal said...

Loving your sunflowers and your themed journal is going to look amazing with the images and papers that you've chosen 😁. Happy Anniversary wishes to you both and wishing you a very Happy T Day too! Hugs Jo x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love your sunflower theme for your latest junk journal. Lucky you to stumble on a great sale for those beautful papers, too. They will go great with your journal.

Beautiful looking leftovers, too. Yes, you can use the frozen basil to make pesto. You will definitely need tahini and pine nuts, as well as a good blender, or food processor. Hope you make some pesto and share the results with us. Thankjs for sharing your sunflower journal plans, your bible thoughts, and your pasta with pesto, as well as your tea for T this Tuesday, dear friend.

CJ Kennedy said...

Sychronicity! today, I drove by a house with a white picket fence and a wall of sunflowers. Such a pretty flower and lovely theme for your journal. Happy 55th anniversary 🌻🥂Sounds like you had a wonderful celebration. 2 days of no cooking! Happy T Day

Kate Yetter said...

Great reminder about fear! It can be paralyzing, especially right now during COVID.
Your anniversary meal looks delicious!
Sunflowers are such a happy flower. Love those images you chose to work with.
Happy Tea Day,

Carola Bartz said...

You can never go wrong with sunflowers! It is such a sunny theme and they always make me smile.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love your sunflowers-and, the digital images look fabulous! This is surely the time of year the sunflowers have to be in full bloom! Yum, your warmed up dinner looks delicious!

Lisca said...

I'm sorry I'm late again in commenting. Tuesday is a day we usually are away from home and as Blogger doesn't like iPhones or iPads, I cannot do anything until I get back home to my desktop. Sometimes this is quite late, so here I am on Wednesday...
I know fear can be debilitating, but since I became a Christian my fear has left me. There is no reason to fear. The worst that could happen is that I die, and then I will be with the Lord. Any fear along the way, I have to trust Him. Any bad thing that happens to me, He will walk along side me.
Your meal looks delicious.
I am totally with you regarding the tea bags. I do fill them ahead of time sometimes but then I leave them in the jar or tin. I have about twenty different teas on the go. They all live in a large basket. When I make tea, I pull out the basket and go: Eeny Meeny Mo.
By the way, there is a silent understanding in this group: No religion and no politics.
Happy belated T-Day,

Jayne said...

Sharon, yes there is a lot of fear out there and I am also a worry wart at times. I am learning to overcome my fears, have hope and trust. I love your sunflower journal and I also prefer soft covers but so far have only made 2 hard cover small junk journals. Mmmmm…yummy prawn and chorizo pasta…one of my favourites. Happy week and thank you for the read. Hugs from Oz jx

DVArtist said...

I also love the Sunflower theme as well. Your meal looks very good too. Have a nice day.

Margaret said...

Your sunflower journal is so pretty. I'm sure you'll enjoy using it.

Aracelli Merla said...

Love those sunflowers. Great idea to keep track of all of the challenges. Thanks for sharing.