Friday, May 23, 2008

It's Scrap Weekend !!!!

Being that it is Scrap Weekend I will not be blogging and will be taking off all weekend and returning to blog world Lord willing Wednesday May 28th so please enjoy posts to this date and check out friends sites I have posted in side bar. I am blessed that this site has blessed so many and will continue to seek Lord's will for the sharing I do and the time periods I do them in, my family will always come first as I pray you will put yours first too. Have awesome holiday weekend!!!
May the Lord bless you and keep you!!
In His Grip,

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


I first want to say thank you for visiting the blog and too keep praying the Lord continue to use me as His vessel to minister to as we continue to seek GOD'S purpose for our lives, we will undoubtedly experience our share of disappointments, detours, false starts, and failures(I dont know about you but I have even this very week) so when we do, we cant become discouraged (which I have to admit I was tempted to do): God's not finished yet (praise the Lord). There is an old saying that says:"life is a marathon,not a sprint." I know if your like me to think of a marathon already you are tired and want to give up Praise God this is why we need our Heavenly Father to keep up with our Sprints you see He never tires and never falters and we need Him with which to draw our strength. THE NEXT TIME WE FIND OUR COURAGE TESTED TO THE LIMIT REMEMBER THAT GOD IS AS NEAR TO US AS THE VERY HAIR ATTACHED TO OUR HEADS SO REMEMBER HE IS RIGHT THERE TO OFFER STRENGTH AND COMFORT TO ALL HIS CHILDREN. HE is our shield,and strength, HE is our protector and deliverer so may we call upon HIM in our hour of need and be comforted. Whatever challenges we may be facing today God can help us to persevere and He will if we just ask Him. Maybe we find ourselves in a hurry for God to help us or resolve all our difficulties or we feel anxious or we are impatiently waiting for God to act if we find ourselves in these situations we must remember God operates on His own timetable not ours and He may be keeping silenced so we will learn to patiently persevere easier said then done I know yet when we obey the outcome is always better. So in our times of difficulties which I know a few of us our encountering right now my prayer for us all is to remain steadfast and trust in the merciful goodness of our Heavenly Father. Whatever our struggles He is able to carry us through our job is to persevere as He does move in our lives. "INDEED WE COUNT THEM BLESSED WHO ENDURE" JAMES 5:11
Beth Moore says: "Failure is one of life's most powerful teachers. how we handle our failures determines whether we're going to simply get by in life or press onward."
I dont know about you but I want to press onward toward the goal of being made more and more into the image of my Maker. Father I just pray for everyone who is in a trial or struggle this week Lord I lift them up to you and thank you they have come to my blog we know there are no accidents so I pray they have been encouraged and can find that comfort and hope that only you offer us. Lord we thank you and Praise you for that hope give us all the strength we need Lord GOD in this dark and dying world to persevere and to look to the things eternal and not the circumstances we find ourselves in we know those will pass but Lord the things eternal will not. Bless each one of us and help us not to grow weary or ever lose heart Lord in what we do. I lift this to you now in your Holy Name Amen
Love you all,

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


I was feeling led to share some thoughts on friendship it is a little long I apologize and pray it blesses you!!!!!! May God Bless Each One of You!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Growing Friendships!!!!!!

I have been led to share with you all a little something on friendship and the things I have learned(and trust me am still learning) through much time and many mistakes. In our fast paced lives, connecting with others can be a huge challenge, however I believe God has offered friendships as a lifeline for women, of course He being in the center and being our first lifeline. I think friends are important I know in my life they very much are important and for me they are not just friends or sisters in Christ but family and spending time with them helps me to be the wife I am called to be and the mom
I am called to be . I think for me friends are like flowers they are beautiful and lovely however like flowers friendships need to be handled with gentle care with God in the center of them all. God's word says two are better than one and "It's not good that man should be alone" Gen. 2:18
"No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and His love is made complete in us." 1 John 4:12 so we can show that love for each other through friendship. I have recently read a fabulous book on friendship it is the title of today's reading and it describes your friends as Daisy's that make up a chain (link together) the first step we must do in finding the daisy's is to go out where the flowers are which means we may have to get out of our comfort zones and pray the Lord reveal to us who they are and He will.When we find these daisy's
(friends) we then must be willing to invest time into the relationship as all relationships need to grow. Next I think we need to not have expectations of what or how friendships should be I know we should go to God's word to see HOW WE SHOULD BE AS A FRIEND IN CHRIST
it's all in His word: mercy and compassion to one another (Zech. 7:9)
...Love one another(John 13:34)
...Be devoted to one another. (Romans 12:10)
...Live in harmony with each other.(Romans 12:16)
....Accept one Another (Romans 15:7)
.... Serve one another (Gal. 5:13)
.... Be kind and compassionate to each other (Eph. 4:32)
....Admonish one another. (Col. 3:16)
....Love each other deeply. (1Peter 1:22)
I believe it is only when we relate to people in this way that we are able to experience and accomplish what God calls us to do and in return enjoy the blessings of true Godly friendships.
God loves His children ,and making the choice to invest our time and energy into His children is indeed a spiritual model, it is through friendships I have learned about God's unconditional love and acceptance , joy, forgivness and the list goes on and on. If you have friends I just want to encourage you too love on them this week to tell them how much they mean to you and if you find yourself asking the Lord who those friends may be Pray the Lord reveal to you and place those Godly women in your life you can pursue those friendships with and while doing that I encourage you not to judge or to be picky and here is a thought on that written by: Sheri Torelli
"My only advice for friendship is NEVER overlook someone because they are different ,especially the chance to have an older friend, they offer much wisdom and experience."
And my thought is they could be right in front of you so allow the Lord to work and keep Praying and praying and He will reveal. I wish I had time to share more but that is it for this time I love all of you my treasured friends!!!!!! God Bless you ALL!!!!!


Growing Friendships!!!!!!

I welcome you to this site. I have shared a few pictures and thoughts with you for today and hope to share much more with you all. I pray this sight will always be uplifting and encouraging! May God Bless you

My New Book I am currently reading by Favorite blog sister Ann Voskamp

My New Book I am currently reading by Favorite blog sister Ann Voskamp
Best Book of the Year This dear sister in the Lord writes with such eloquence I cant even put the book down it becomes so REAL for me the pages come to life! This is a MUST read!!

Mel and I at one of the scrapbook weekends at church!!!

Mel and I at one of the scrapbook weekends at church!!!
I love ya sis!!!

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