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Wedding Shower food table with Solomon's Seal arrangement, and fresh roses.

Friendship Feature Autumn Floral Designs

Floral Designer, Women’s Bible Study teacher, Grandmother, Online Missionary, and Seamstress are some of the roles of my friend I’m featuring today.  Fifteen years ago, I helped decorate our church for a banquet with this inspiring woman which sparked the beginning of our friendship. Today we serve together to dress our church sanctuary with seasonal bouquets or arrangements. Walking through life with this woman is time well spent. Some of my favorite memories are discipling young girls along side this wise woman.

 Here is a photo of us at a wedding shower/afternoon tea we worked on together.

Wedding Shower Dessert Table

Wedding shower dessert table with home made cakes and fresh roses and greenery from the garden.

I love to collaborate on projects with this friend and always learn so much from her! For this event, we gathered fresh blooms and bright green herbs from our gardens to decorate the table and garnish the food. Fresh greenery is used inside the compote to hide the foam brick.

Wedding Shower food table with Solomon's Seal arrangement, and fresh roses.

A beaded scarf, fresh roses, and Solomon’s seal add color to the food table for the shower.

 

Fresh roses and scented geranium leaves add finishing touches to this cake with chocolate ganache.

Fresh roses and scented geranium leaves add finishing touches to this cake with chocolate ganache.

 

This coconut cake is garnished with chocolate curls, rose blooms and leaves and scented geranium leaves.

This coconut cake is garnished with chocolate curls, rose blooms with leaves & scented geranium leaves.

The heart of this woman is very dear. While pedaling on exercise bikes together early one morning, she lamented her desire to impact the world in a bigger way. Reading biographies of missionaries inspire her to move beyond what she has accomplished thus far in life. From my perspective, I see her already accomplishing more service than anyone I know. She has spent countless hours and 7 years as an online missionary for Campus Crusade for Life. Fruitful rewards from that outreach include creating a lifelong friendship with some women who cried out for help in a time of need. Locally, she leads in various leadership, teaching, and service ministries in our church, cares for an aging parent who lives with them, and spends hours and days helping others by: cleaning, organizing, listening, counseling, giving, cooking, mentoring, praying, sewing, sitting, gardening, and utilizing various gifts the Lord has blessed her with.

Here are a couple photos of this floral designer at work teaching and inspiring our garden club ladies.

Pumpkin Fresh Flower Centerpiece Deomonstration

Pumpkin centerpiece demonstration using fresh flowers. She is putting finishing touches on the small one.

 

Autumn Centerpiece with fresh flowers in a pumpkin

Small and large Autumn Centerpiece with fresh flowers in a pumpkin

I’m grateful for Sharon’s friendship and thankful for her example. I pray the Lord continues to bless the works of her hands, strengthens believers through her teaching, service and prayers, and draws many close to Him who loves us and laid down His life for us, in a saving relationship for eternity.  When I read the closing verses in Psalm 73, I think of her: “my flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. For, behold, those who are far from Thee will perish;…But as for me, the nearness of God is my good;  I have made the Lord God my refuge, that I may tell of all Thy works.”

Grace to you

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One Response to Friendship Feature Autumn Floral Designs

  1. autumn October 23, 2016 at 4:57 am #

    Good morning my Christian sister chick. I’ve met Sharon a few times and she always so sweet – I had no idea she was involved with all these wonderful things! The Holy Spirit is strong with this one :). I have so many questions for her when next we meet. Your photos were scrumptious as usual.

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