Pam’s Tea & Testimonies

{Featured site image: My Grandma Ford’s Teapot, gift to her on 50th Wedding Anniversary, approx. 70 years ago. [I also have the creamer & sugar bowl]. 

Autumn Leaves by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)

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Autumn will soon make its presence known.

We’ll have chilly nights; warm blankets and hot chocolate.

Trees will lose their leaves and rakes will find them!

“How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,
Nor stand in the path of sinners,
Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season
And its leaf does not wither;
And in whatever he does, he prospers (Psalm 1:1-3 NASB).”

The More the Merrier by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)

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Tea cups, the more the merrier (we are)!

Worshipers, the more the merrier (and blessed)!

And many were gathered together, so that there was no longer room, not even near the door; and He was speaking the word to them (Mark 2:2 NASB).”

Jesus still draws a crowd. Will you be there?

“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near (Hebrews 10:23-25 NASB).”

Collector of Baskets by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)

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Are you a collector of baskets?

Some ladies display them on their kitchen or dining room walls.

The mother of Moses floated hers on the Nile!

“Now a man from the family of Levi married a Levite woman.  The woman became pregnant and gave birth to a son; when she saw that he was beautiful, she hid him for three months. But when she could no longer hide him, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with asphalt and pitch. She placed the child in it and set it among the reeds by the bank of the Nile. Then his sister stood at a distance in order to see what would happen to him.

Pharaoh’s daughter went down to bathe at the Nile while her servant girls walked along the riverbank. Seeing the basket among the reeds, she sent her slave girl to get it. When she opened it, she saw the child—a little boy, crying. She felt sorry for him and said, ‘This is one of the Hebrew boys.’

Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, ‘Should I go and call a woman from the Hebrews to nurse the boy for you?’

‘Go,’ Pharaoh’s daughter told her. So the girl went and called the boy’s mother. Then Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, ‘Take this child and nurse him for me, and I will pay your wages.’ So the woman took the boy and nursed him. When the child grew older, she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. She named him Moses, ‘Because,’ she said, ‘I drew him out of the water (Exodus 2:1-10 HCSB).”

Much More by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)

7-30-20 TEA & TESTIMONIES-TEA TIME with JESUS

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Tea time; yet much more.

Friendship…

Tranquility…

Serenity…

Peace…

God’s Peace!

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6-7 NASB).”

Crafty & Creative by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)

7-13- MONDAY TEA & TESTIMONIES-MY LITTLE TEACUP

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Most of us multitask in our busy daily routines.

Some household items become multipurpose essentials.

Collectors of teacups, saucers and teapots often get crafty & creative. They transform their teaware into vessels for flower arrangements. Some even create bird feeders!

“Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they (Matthew 6:26 NASB)?”

Shall I Pour? by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)

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Shall I pour?

We see only the back of the server.

She is serving tea to another woman.

“For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another (Galatians 5:13 NASB).”

Through love…

Serve one another.

Many Parts by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)

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Many parts…

Consider the church.

“If the foot says, ‘Because I am not a hand, I am not a part of the body,’ it is not for this reason any the less a part of the body.  And if the ear says, ‘Because I am not an eye, I am not a part of the body,’ it is not for this reason any the less a part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were hearing, where would the sense of smell be?  But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, just as He desired.  If they were all one member, where would the body be?  But now there are many members, but one body.  And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you’; or again the head to the feet, ‘I have no need of you.’ On the contrary, it is much truer that the members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary; and those members of the body which we deem less honorable, on these we bestow more abundant honor, and our less presentable members become much more presentable, whereas our more presentable members have no need of it. But God has so composed the body, giving more abundant honor to that member which lacked, so that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.

Now you are Christ’s body, and individually members of it (1 Corinthians 12:14-27 NASB).”

A Great Treasure by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)

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What is more important?

Sometimes it’s the vessel; yet, it may be what it holds.

“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own (1 Corinthians 6:19 NASB).”

We hold a great treasure.

“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves (2 Corinthians 4:7 NASB).”

It’s all about God.

“Now in a large house there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also vessels of wood and of earthenware, and some to honor and some to dishonor (2 Timothy 2:20 NASB).”

What to Wear by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)

5-30-20 SAT TEA & TESTIMONIES-VICTORIAN TEA TIME

{Image: Victorian Tea Time/ Eugene Francois Marie Joseph Deveria}

Wondering what to wear to tea?

Will you dress in frills or satin?

Maybe you’ll choose pink and lace…

Whatever you wear, put on Christ!

“But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no plans to satisfy the fleshly desires (Romans 13:14 HCSB).”

People of Feelings by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)

5-16-20 TEA & TESTIMONIES-LADY TEAPOTS

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We are people of feelings.

Our bodies alert us to temperature changes with feelings of hot and cold.

Emotionally, we feel happiness and sadness; peace and peril.

Tea may not always solve my problems.

I turn to someone who can.

“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls (Matthew 11:28-29 NASB).”

Upside Down by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)

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This teacup has been turned upside down.

That’s bad.

No, that’s good.

“As usual, Paul went to the synagogue, and on three Sabbath days reasoned with them from the Scriptures, explaining and showing that the Messiah had to suffer and rise from the dead: ‘This Jesus I am proclaiming to you is the Messiah.’ Then some of them were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, including a great number of God-fearing Greeks, as well as a number of the leading women.

But the Jews became jealous, and they brought together some scoundrels from the marketplace, formed a mob, and started a riot in the city. Attacking Jason’s house, they searched for them to bring them out to the public assembly.  When they did not find them, they dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the city officials, shouting, ‘These men who have turned the world upside down have come here too (Acts 17:2-6 HCSB).”

Peace of the Savior by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)

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Celebrate the risen LORD!

“After eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors having been shut, and stood in their midst and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ Then He said to Thomas, ‘Reach here with your finger, and see My hands; and reach here your hand and put it into My side; and do not be unbelieving, but believing.’ Thomas answered and said to Him, ‘My Lord and my God!’ Jesus said to him, ‘Because you have seen Me, have you believed? Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed (John 20:26-29 NASB).”

Social Distancing by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)

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In this time of social distancing …

I’m having a tea party.  

Who will I invite?

Me, myself and I.  

Don’t pity me; I’m not really alone!

Jesus is always with me.

“And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, ‘All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,  teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age (Matthew 28:18-20 NASB).”

Ears to Hear by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)

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Before cable television…

Before satellite television services…

Before Internet streaming…

We used outdoor antennas or rabbit ears!

“He began to teach again by the sea. And such a very large crowd gathered to Him that He got into a boat in the sea and sat down; and the whole crowd was by the sea on the land.  And He was teaching them many things in parables, and was saying to them in His teaching, ‘Listen to this! Behold, the sower went out to sow; as he was sowing, some seed fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate it up.  Other seed fell on the rocky ground where it did not have much soil; and immediately it sprang up because it had no depth of soil.  And after the sun had risen, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.  Other seed fell among the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked it, and it yielded no crop.  Other seeds fell into the good soil, and as they grew up and increased, they yielded a crop and produced thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold.’  And He was saying, He who has ears to hear, let him hear (Mark 4:1-9 NASB).”

He Fills My Cup by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)

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Is the cup half full or half empty?

People have mixed opinions.

You decide.

I am blessed; my shepherd fills the cup.

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.”

                                                      {Psalm 23:1-6 KJV}

The Act of Pouring by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)

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The act of pouring tea brings comfort to the recipient.

Tea can soothe the body and ease the mind.

The act of pouring out one’s life in sacrificial service is highly commendable.

Apostle Paul gave his all.

“Yes, and if I am being poured out as a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all (Philippians 2:17 NKJV).”

Take the Time by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)

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Take the time for prayer.

“Now when Daniel knew that the document was signed, he entered his house (now in his roof chamber he had windows open toward Jerusalem); and he continued kneeling on his knees three times a day, praying and giving thanks before his God, as he had been doing previously (Daniel 6:10 NASB).” 

We make time for what matters.

Make time for prayer.

“O You who hear prayer,
To You all men come (Psalm 65:2 NASB).”

Our Greatest Treasure by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)

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Home is where the heart is?

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also (Matthew 6:19-21 NKJV).” 

We do treasure our families.

Yet, the LORD is our greatest treasure!

“… that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge (Colossians 2:2-3 NKJV).”

New Year is here! by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)

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Watch your steps ahead…

“Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead,  I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:12-14 NASB).”