A Delightful Gift From Indonesia

"Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father
in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ."
Ephesians 5:20

I have met a very special friend through blogging
and my heart is thankful for our growing friendship.
has been such a blessing and encouragement to me.
She is a beautiful light shining forth for our Lord and Savior
with a desire to serve Him in all that she does.

I am truly amazed at the way God works;
He can allow two girls from different countries to meet over the computer
and allow our hearts to connect and become friends.
I have not met Delvalina in person, but I feel like I have known her for years.
Delvalina sent me a Kebaya for Christmas
which is a traditional Indonesian outfit for the ladies.

 I thought I would share some pictures of me in the Kebaya :)

The detail on the top is stunning!

Our God is so good and full of blessings.
I will enjoy wearing this beautiful outfit :)
Much love to my sweet friend!



Vi said...

Wow so lovely! What a neat friendship so far apart.

JES said...

How special is that! What a blessing :)

Gail Dixon said...

What a beautiful ensemble. And a special friend you've made.

Sylvia said...

What a beautiful gift,Stephanie, and you look so lovely in it.

Delvalina said...

Thank you sister!
You look so beautiful there and I'm glad you like it :) thank you for posting here.
I will continue praying that God bring us together someday and it would be bring the glory of His name.



Merlesworld said...

It's a lovely outfit, different to Indonesian clothes in the snow.

Debbie said...

What a gorgeous outfit! Such a sweet, loving person to send it to you. It fits you perfectly too!

pembrokeshire lass said...

Hi, I hopped over from A Vintage Fairy as I was intrigued by your name and also your present from Indonesia. How beautiful and intricately made. It looks lovely on you!! I, too, am a Christian and it just blesses my heart when I find other bloggers who are too. It's that invisible thread that joins us all together! I'm looking forward to spending more time with you this year and finding out about your life. Happy and Blessed New Year. Joan

Unknown said...

You look gorgeous in your lovely new outfit.

Debbie @DewdropGables said...

What a sweet friend to send such a stunning gift! You look beautiful in that outfit. I am sure you will cherish it for years.
Debbie :)

Linda said...

How lovely Stephanie. It looks so beautiful on you.
I am constantly amazed at the deep friendships formed in this blogging community. I think the Father knits our hearts together.

Unknown said...

I agree with Linda! I never thought I would have sincere friendship online. What a blessing it s when God knits our heart together. So special, and you look amazing!

Audrey said...

I love your blog ... you are so inspiring and I can just feel the love you have for our God.

The dress is beautiful and looks great on you. What a nice relationship from so far away. Blogging has opened the doors for so many of us to make friends. Don't know where all this leads, but for now we are blessed.
Happy new year.
Audrey Z.
Timeless Treasures

Unknown said...

How beautiful! What a sweet friend!

Debbie said...

You look so beautiful! What a lovely dress from a precious friend.
I have missed coming to see you while we were away! So many wonderful posts my dear. I will just comment here for all of them. Beautiful memories of when you were just a little girl and all those special ornaments that were collected over the years.
I'm not real sure what my favorite post would be as I have loved them all. You have done a fabulous job in blog land! I will say that the deoderant has been a great change for me, I just love it!
Thank you for all your encouraging and inspiring words from our precious Savior, and the beautiful photography that you put with them. Always so beautiful.

There is something "enchanting" about your blog, and I find myself drawn to it daily.
Thank you for sharing it ALL with us.

With much love to you!

Unknown said...

The outfit is just gorgeous! I am enchanted also by the story of your friendship with Delvalina. I have visited her blog and she seems as lovely as you. thank you for a beautiful post.

Conniecrafter said...

Such a lovely gift, like it was made for you... isn't it amazing how the internet can bring together people that would normally never have the chance to meet

Judith said...

Stephanie, what a beautiful dress!!

Janice Kay Schaub said...

so lovely, the fabric is fantastic and looks so good on you

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