Sunday, December 28, 2008
Just a quick post for the moment... I want to share a website of a friend that you might find interesting... it is Smackie Beads you can find it by clicking on the name... she is a sweet lady & she has some awesome things that she is creating.
Better go get ready for church... hopefully the white-outs will subside so we can make it there... with a grateFUL HEART, carin
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
I do have something else I want to share with you... getting back to the whole "pressure cooker" thing at Christmas time... we women do put a lot of pressure on ourselves to get everything done & then we usually end up feeling exhausted & unappreciated... usually blowing-up at our dear husbands... here is a little encouragement I came across this morning...
This is written by Barbara Rainey -- "I think we wives need to give our husbands some grace...to not know how a woman feels, or how we function and operate as the other sex. I used to think, 'Why doesn't Dennis just understand what I'm going through? Why doesn't he do things the way I want them done?' But I had to learn that he doesn't automatically know where I am emotionally, or what I expect in different situations, unless I tell him. And if I come across as judgmental, he'll get defensive. I need to bestow some grace. Ask the Lord to help you understand that your spouse may do things differently than you, and give grace instead of condemnation."
When I read this it spoke to me & I felt compelled to share it because someone might read it that really needs it today... besides we all need to give some grace on a daily basis. Thanks for stopping... remember only 3 days 'til Christmas... with a grateFUL HEART, carin
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
I had breakfast with a friend today... thanks H... it was good to just sit & talk... we also went browsing in a couple stores... I say browsing because neither of us saw much that we liked... oh well you don't spend money that way!!!
Thanks for peeping... with a grateFUL HEART, carin
Monday, December 1, 2008
Did you all have a nice Thanksgiving??? Ours was great... not too much drama... it is always good when the "drama-meter" is low!!! *Ü*
I have a busy week ahead of me... and once again God is blessing Michigan with lots & lots of beautiful snowflakes... so it will make the going a little more complicated... but I will survive!
I know it is no longer a monday before Thanksgiving but I just have to add something more I am thankful for... I am so thankful for the good family God has given me... especially my parents who did the best job raising me they could (I was a handful at times)... since I am not a parent I don't totally understand why parents still feel responsible for their grown children... but what I do understand is that my parents may not have done the best job teaching us about handling our "treasures" here on earth, but they did a great job of showing us the Way to our "treasures" for eternity... isn't that what is most important anyway??? Thank-you Mom & Dad... I love you!
with a grateFUL HEART, carin
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
But for now... thanks for stopping in ... with a grateFUL HEART, carin
I am off today to volunteer in the church office... I will try to stop by later.
with a grateFUL HEART, carin
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Anyway, here is a little bookmark I made for our ladies ministry at church... it is just a handmade, little something extra to go with the small birthday gifts... I always want to do something handmade because all our ladies are so special... I am thankful I have the chance to work on the gifts for NOFL.
OK, here goes lets see if it stays when I post!!!!
with a grateFUL HEART, carin
Sorry the pics not the best! I used CS: bliss blue, chocolate chip, very vanilla; ink: bliss blue, versa mark; gold embossing powder, gold 3/4" ribbon; stamps: SU Baroque Motifs, So Many Scallops; punches: scallop circle, 5 petal.
Monday, November 24, 2008
It is "thankful monday" so here is a thought I want to share with you today:
“Thank God for His power to do all things according to His purpose, and ask Him to give you the faith to accept His control over every aspect of your life."
I have so much to be thankful for... but am I always thankful for when things don't go the way I want them to???... I'm sure I am not the only one that struggles with this... why do we struggle so when we find out we are not in control, but Someone else is in control?
Anyway, I have so many "deep, meaningful" things I am thankful for... but today what I am really thankful for is God giving me a sense of humor... He knew that somedays that would be what helps me keep my sanity!!! *Ü* Now, it is your turn... what light-hearted thing are you thankful for today?
Oh yeah, I am also thankful that you stopped in to visit today... with a grateFUL HEART, carin
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I made this notebook for my hubby... he likes to take notes in church so I thought it was a thoughtful gift. We (my hubby & me) started the book "Love Dare" from the movie Fireproof... it is a 40 day challenge to love each other more in new ways... so on day 3 we were to give our spouse a little something just to let them know you are thinking about them... so this was my lil' something for him. He brought me candy... just what I don't need but really appreciate.
Daring to love & be loved is why I have a grateFUL HEART, carin
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Here is the wrap-up... Filene's Basement, American Girl Place, Macy's, Coach, Borders, Crate & Barrel, Disney Store, Debevic's restaurant, Cheesecake Factory, Rain Forest Cafe... and that was just on Thursday! On Friday we went to Ikea... oh my goodness... that was my first-time there & it is sooooo overwhelming... but I loved it... could I ever get into trouble there!!!! Then we spent the rest of the day at Woodfield Mall... my sisters & I were so tired from walking that we did very little shopping at the mall, but that was OK... I had a great time with them & I hope they did with me. They behaved themselves so I don't have to tell Mom on them!!!
Thankful for the getaway, but am thankful to be home-- with a grateFUL HEART, carin
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Well, got to go... with a grateFUL HEART, carin
Monday, November 10, 2008
We have "Night Out for Ladies" (NOFL) at church tonight... I take care of the gifts for birthdays & first-time visitors... Ella, a lady from our church, is the guest speaker tonight, so I made this bookmark to give to her along with a couple books from our bookstore at church... I wanted to add a little personal touch to her gift of appreciation. I am so looking forward to NOFL & especially hearing Ella's message.
better get moving... with a grateFUL HEART, carin
Sunday, November 9, 2008
It honor of the flakes today... I tried my hand at one of these snowflakes... I saw it on my sister's blog... I know mine isn't as good as hers, but she is a professional *Ü*
My hubby & I went to see "Fireproof" yesterday... it finally came to our local theater... it has a wonderful message & I am so thrilled that there are people who care enough about families to make this kind of a film. It made us both just appreciate each other all the more.
Time for "Amazing Race", so with a grateFUL HEART, carin
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
I am sorry if I have offended anyone with what I have to say... maybe it is not me offending you but Someone trying to reach out to you... think about it.
with a grateFUL HEART, carin
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
We had a fabulous, relaxing time at Wisconsin Dells... it was great to get away even if just for a few days. Here are a few pics I thought showed some of the beauty of the Dells... there was still a lot of color. There was many places that were closed for the season but that was OK...
We went to a dairy to see how they make cheese and of course we sampled a lot & bought enough... got to love those cheese curds!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
We just got out of the outdoor jacuzzi at the resort where we are staying... it was heavenly to sit under the stars with the one I love in a steaming out jacuzzi... by the way it is only about 35 degrees, but it is well worth the mad dash from the building to the spa!!!!
I will have some pics to post when we get home... thanks for stopping by!
I am overwhelmed with a grateFUL HEART, carin
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
And Asa cried out to the LORD his God, and said, “LORD, it is nothing for You to help, whether with many or with those who have no power; help us, O LORD our God, for we rest on You, and in Your name we go against this multitude. O LORD, You are our God; do not let man prevail against You!”
The part of that verse that I will use as my prayer is: "O Lord my God, I rest on You and in Your name... I go against whatever comes my way, because you are my God; and no one or nothing can prevail against You!" Amen.
Here is a pic we took on our Fall tour on Saturday... this is an overlook that looks down onto the Manistee River near Buckley... as you can see the Fall foliage was almost gone, but it was a great day!
Have a good day & thanks for stopping by! with a grateFUL HEART, carin
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Spent this morning with some friends... out for breakfast... a little shopping... some cider & the best cinnamon donuts... and lots of laughs! *Ü* Thanks gals for all the fun! Then my hubby & I took off on a Fall color tour around the countryside... it was a beautiful day for a ride & a great day for a walk in the woods... finishing with an early supper at a little diner in a nearby town... all in all it was a good day & a very sweet Sweetest Day with my hubby & for that I have a grateFUL HEART, carin
Thursday, October 16, 2008
I am off to help out in our church office today... yes, actual work... ok, well volunteer work, but I am so thankful to be useful & to serve my Lord in some way!
with a grateFUL HEART, carin
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Just like so many other people I am not feeling the best... almost a week ago I started with a cough & tightness in my lungs... so I finally went to the Dr. today... sure enough the bronchitis bug got me... at least now I know for sure why I feel so lousy & can't breath... hopefully when the meds kick in I will get some sleep at night. *Ü*
I think I am gonna go lay down... with a grateFUL HEART, carin
Sunday, October 12, 2008
I went to my sister's (the one that is the SU demo) yesterday & we made some fabulous cards... so I thought I would share one of the Fallish cards with you. We used Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip & More Mustard... kind of sounds like a tasty combo... well maybe not the mustard with pumpkin & chocolate! I love that set, "Seasons of Friendship".
Off to church this morning with my family & then we are going to help my baby sis, Chele, move furniture & stuff into her new house. It is a cute little house & she will be much happier there... well, hopefully she will be.
Gotta go... with a grateFUL heart, carin
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
We had a great, but very busy weekend with all the festivities at our church... it was such a blessed weekend... so many visitors, so many people coming to Christ for the first time... I feel so blessed to have been a part of it all. In my last post I told you about the "card board testimony" Luke & I were involved in... what our card said was "religion divided us" and on the flip side "Now Christ has completely united us"... that is it in a nutshell... we have been married for 18 years... for the first 15 years of our marriage we attended & were involved in 2 different churches, separately... so many people told us that would never work, but in spite of those nay-sayers we had a great marriage & we determined with God's help it would work! When God moved us to northern Michigan over 3 years ago... we saw this as a gift from Him to be able to find a church where we could worship together... we searched for over a year before we found the church we are now attending... we found it by "accident"... the lesson to be learned is that God has blessings waiting for you in the most unlikely places. We have received such positive feedback that we were willing to share our testimony in front of the whole church... we have been told by so many that they are now where we were & they see what work God can do to change hearts & lives for His good.
I have been known to be a little controlling ... so it has been hard at times for me to move out of the way & just let God do what He wants to do... a song that I just love that talks about this is "Empty Me" by Chris Sligh here are the lyrics to the chorus:
Friday, October 3, 2008
Here are the cards we did at my SU party... I love the combo of Baja Breeze & Kiwi Kiss... the Upsy Daisy set is one I want to get sometime. Don't you just love the owl... my owl looks a little short & fat, but you get the idea... I think he looks more like a turkey-owl... the Haiku DP is great too! My sis, aka SU demo., has so many neat ideas!
We have a busy weekend ahead of us... but looking so forward to it! This is Celebration Weekend at our church to celebrate the completion of the new facility. Tonight we are having a free concert with "Downhere" & the "Michael Gungor Band" performing... it should be a great concert! So if you are in the area check it out... for directions or just to visit go to Resurrection Life Church website. My hubby & I are involved in a special drama at all 3 services this weekend... it is a "cardboard testimony"... on one side of the cardboard it says what you use to be & when you flip it over it says how Christ has changed your life. It is going to be a moving & exciting weekend. Christ has moved so much in our life... I can't even tell of it all... we are so blessed... the verse that comes to my mind is Psalms 37:4 Delight yourself in the LORD: and He shall give you the desires of your heart.
What a verse to live by & what an awesome promise! Something that I have hoped & prayed for is taking place & I feel so thankful for all that has happened to bring us, as a couple, to this point in our life & our marriage. Waiting for something is never easy for me, but when I let God do the work & not butt my nose into His business... oh, how sweet it is!!!!
Have a great weekend... with a very grateFUL HEART, carin
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
It has been a whirlwind week... starting last Wednesday night with our first service in our new church facility... wow! what a service & what a turnout... we are just so thankful for what the Lord is doing in our church & with the people we are coming in contact with... we have the chance to be part of seeing them come to Christ. Thursday evening we started our life group... it is a group for couples, called "Love Talk"... it is about learning how to communicate better with your spouse... I think it is going to be good & there are so many great couples that we will get to know better! Friday... I had an interview at a oral surgeon's office... I think it went good, but you never know???? so now I play the waiting game. Saturday... I had my SU party & along with that came my "company"... my mom & sister, Renee, stayed through today. Sunday was church & out for brunch. Monday... my sister & I went to the church early to frost 300 cupcakes for our Night Out For Ladies meeting... ok, to be perfectly honest, Renee frosted the cupcakes I just kept the decorating bags filled with frosting & I got to put the sprinkles on. (BTW we had 300 cupcakes frosted in 1 hour 3 minutes... she is speedy! Thanks Na!) Then last night was the ladies meeting ... it was awesome! I was a table hostess... I had some terrific ladies at my table... I felt so privileged to be a part of it all. My "company" left this afternoon & I feel a little let down with the rainy weather, but I know we still have a very busy Fall coming!
I can't believe tomorrow is October 1!!!!! Where does time go???? It has now been 5 months without a job, but I know that God is the only way we have made it through these 5 months... He will always be the only way... job or no job! Blessings to all, with a grateFUL HEART, carin
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
I grew up with this passage being something I memorized early on… but I don’t ever think I really understood it… it was kind of “those are good things & I will strive for those,” ... I am realizing that it isn’t that I need to work those into my life but that I need to yield myself totally to Christ & all of these will be given to me through the Holy Spirit! This isn’t just a plan for living in “correctness”, but that these 9 graces (gifts) might be apparent in me.
Love, joy & peace – they are inner fruit; longsuffering, gentleness & goodness – they are the outward fruit; faith, meekness & temperance (self-control) – the fruits that are towards God. I now see that these are not all individual “fruits”, but by yielding to Christ that will allow the Holy Spirit to work all of these fruits through me & in me... kind of like a fruit basket! *Ü* (sorry bad humor) Not saying that is easy to do, especially if you might have "control issues" (I have really improved on that!!!)... just think though if you can give everything up to the One who rules the universe... what a relief would that be? Just a thought....
I am doing some post-it notes & I will try to post a pic later. But for now I am off to get some things done with a grateFUL HEART, carin
Monday, September 22, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
I don't think there will be any stamping today... I am hoping to stop at Michael's maybe, maybe?? today. Not that I need anything... BTW I am having a Stampin Up party next Saturday at my house, just in case any of you want to drop by drop me a line, I need to save up for that, but it is always nice to look.
You may notice the link to the right here for "FireProof"... it looks like it is going to be an awesome movie... besides Kirk Cameron is still pretty cute... I digress... just think if all couples would work as hard on their marriage as they do on their careers... what would this world be like???? God has called all of us to put our ALL into everything that we do... our marriages shouldn't be any different. Great marriages, good marriages, troubled marriages can always use that extra umph from God... seek it and you will find it!!! Make a date with your spouse to see this movie together... date night & a message that could make your marriage better... what more could you want???
Well, I best get my butt movin' so I am ready to go when hubby gets home. And today, for all of you that are trying to do better... that is why I have a grateFUL HEART, carin
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Ruth, a friend of mine, (BTW Ruth is an excellent scrap booker, she could teach me a thing or two) asked if I wanted to be in a card swap... I have never done a swap before but I thought it might be fun... so here is the outcome of my creating:
I used card stock: Always Artichoke, Purely Pom., Cameo Coral, & Very Vanilla; same colors in the inks; SU set is Baroque Motifs and Reason to Smile. It has an offset opening (I don't really know if there is a technical term for that). I also used the Cuttle Bug to emboss... my mom let me borrow her CB to try out since I don't have one of my own... isn't she a good mom???
I did have fun doing it... what do you think about how it turned out?
We had a great church service last night... Wednesday evening services just keep bigger & bigger... last night was our last Wed. service in our old church building. It is bitter sweet... we are thrilled what is happening in the church & so excited to see what great things God has in store for northern Michigan, but at the same time sad to leave our familiar little "cocoon" we have been in. There are & will be awesome things happening once we move to the new building... if you want to see some of what is happening checkout Resurrection Life Church.
Time to get some chores done around here... chores?? I sound like I live on a farm!!! No farm just lots of cat hair to clean up! *Ü*
with a grateFUL HEART, carin
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Isaiah 43:22-24 - "But you didn't pay a bit of attention to me, Jacob. You so quickly tired of me, Israel.You wouldn't even bring sheep for offerings in worship. You couldn't be bothered with sacrifices.It wasn't that I asked that much from you. I didn't expect expensive presents.But you didn't even do the minimum— so stingy with me, so closefisted.Yet you haven't been stingy with your sins. You've been plenty generous with them—and I'm fed up. (The Message)
Where it talks about “not being stingy with your sins”, how true is that? Doesn’t God deserve better than that from me??? I am learning to let go in worship & just bless God with surrendering to Him through my worship.
I know to some of you this may sound weird, but giving everything to God has made such a difference in my life. I am so thankful for that! How about you... what are your thoughts on this?
Ok, enough "sermon" for today... I have lots to do today... my list is made & I still need to check off a few tasks today... I would really like to scratch off everything on my list today! Hopefully, later today I will be able to post my cards I am doing for a swap!
Having a sunny day & the energy to accomplish what is set before me today is why I have a grateFUL HEART, carin
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Now for the remembering part... last April my mom & dad & Luke & I went to CA to visit family. We were able to spend a few days with my Uncle Joel & Aunt Pat, which we had done in 2003 & 2005 also. Because they lived so far from us I never really had the chance to get to know them as I was growing up. Well, in the past 5 1/2 years I did get to know them better & I am so thankful for that. I am also thankful my hubby got to know them & that we both truly learned to love them... they weren't just "relatives that live in CA." I am thankful that we got to know each other & that I was able to experience that in my "grown up" life. I know this may not make sense to some of you, but it does make perfect sense in my brain! *Ü*
In this pic, my uncle is seated with my dad behind him & of course me... this is a priceless picture and today it is why I have a grateFUL heart, carin
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
I had a great time with my mom, sisters & niece yesterday... we went to a local orchard here in the Thumb called Leipprandt Orchards... they have a lot of really neat things to eat plus lots of gift items & of course the best apples. I picked up a peck of Honey Crisp apples, a jar of fudge sauce & some rhubarb jam... yummy! Wherever my family goes it is usually a "project" but we almost always have fun & no matter what it includes a lot of laughing!!
My sister, Renee, who is the SU demo had a party in the afternoon, which my mom was invited to so I went along & had a great time... she is so good at what she does. You should checkout her blog at Renee's Ramblings ... she has some really great cards & projects on there, not to mention, now you can order from SU online... just a little advertisement for her!!!
Also, another blog candy is on Carmen's blog... check it out!
I am heading home tomorrow & even though I have had a good time... I am ready to be back in my own home... plus my hubby will be home tomorrow too! It has been a little rough for me since I haven't talked to him since Saturday night... we talk everyday no matter what... I know I probably sound like a whiner, but I can't help it... I miss him! My mom has kept me very busy today & I am ready for a good nights sleep, so with that I will just say good night with a grateFUL HEART, carin *Ü*
Monday, September 8, 2008
It is a rainy day this morning in the "Thumb" of Michigan, hopefully it will get a little nicer, but I'm not complaining... too much to be thankful for... speaking of thankful, over on Verve they are launching some new stamp sets & they are giving away new sets in a random drawing & all you have to do is leave a comment of something you are thankful for today... how easy is that, just click the link above.
Today I want to say thank-you to all you who helped get me to 1000 hits on my blog since June and that gives me a grateFUL HEART, carin
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Once again I am in the Thumb staying with my parents for a couple days... it seemed like a good time to do this... no job, no husband, no problem (yeah right!). Going shopping or whatever with my 2 sisters & my mom & 1 niece tomorrow & dentist appointment on Tuesday... that is about it.
I miss my hubby dearly... sure he is fine... but still miss him! Being here with my family & safe travel is why today I have a grateFUL HEART, carin
Saturday, September 6, 2008
I came across something important on Kelley Holland’s blog (Our Daily Bread Designs owner) regarding "blog candy" & about a dear friend of hers that is having a health issue & could use prayer... please check it out HERE
Since I don't have any "creations" to share with you this morning... I thought I would finish my post with a word about my hubby... he is such a good man... I love him so much!!! And today, like every other day, he is the reason for my grateFUL HEART, carin
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
What I used: card stock is Natural White, Wild Wasabi, & Purely Pomegranate; SU DP is Holiday Harmony; some old SU sheer ribbon; and Stickles.
I have a grateFUL HEART for any of you that visit my blog ramblings, carin
I am once again doing a Mojo Madness challenge from http://poeticartistry.blogspot.com/ and here is my card... first I started searching for my mojo and eventually this is what I came up with: stamp set is SU Garden Collage; card stock is Really Rust, Kraft & Blue Bayou (textured card stock); DP is Western Sky; black ink; pastels; gold brads; and a faux crystal on the ribbon.
I think I like the way it turned out... what do you think? I have a couple other challenges I want to get to this week, maybe even today... yahoo!
Finally being able to blog today is one of the reasons why I have a grateFUL HEART, carin
Saturday, August 30, 2008
It is a gigantic sunflower... it almost looks like it is fake, but it's real... they said it was about 12 feet tall & he cut it just for me. We had a good laugh over that... I said it looked like it was a man eating flower. We had a good time with them & we are so thankful for their friendship. Thanks Bill for the flower!!! *Ü*
So tonight my friends are why I have a grateFUL HEART, carin
Thursday, August 28, 2008
II Timothy 1:7 (KJV)
"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."
Some days I'm not so sure about the "sound mind" part *Ü*, but I know that this promise is mine! A quote that I took away from this show was "facing your fears will make you fearless"... what does that say to you??? It says a ton to me... my fear is always worse than the reality of what I fear. The host said that "fear" can stand for:
What things are you dealing with today that may be causing you to fear??? Becoming fearless is the best way to live the life God has planned for you and me...
And this morning His promises are the reason I have a grateFUL HEART, carin
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
This was a very simple version of this card, but I thought it turned out cute... although the color in the picture seems to be a little off... oh well, you get the idea. Sharon has a vintage purse collection so I thought the purse card was appropriate for her.
It is a beautiful day here in northern Michigan... can't believe Labor Day weekend is almost upon us!!! yikes... where did the summer go??? I had someone send me an email today to remember to tell your friends how important they are to you... so I am telling you my ladies... whether you are my sisters by birth or my sisters by "new birth" I am so thankful for you always... and today you are the reason for my grateFUL HEART, carin
Monday, August 25, 2008
I have been trying to get at some paper stuff this afternoon, but just haven't found the inspiration... I am working on a project I started a few days ago, but I am not sure I like the way it is turning out, so I am dragging my feet because I don't want to have to start it all over again.
I was getting ready this morning to go clean at the church, when my electricity went out... mind you I had just washed my hair... so it was not looking its best... when life gives you lemons what do you do?... you take your blow dryer & curling iron to the church & finish getting ready there, which is what I did... God's house is my house. The funny thing is when I got there Bill, the maintenance man, said to me, "did you get your hair cut since I saw you, it looks really good". I don't know if he meant it or if he was just trying to make me feel good or if he is getting a little senile!!!! (just kidding)
I am missing out on my sister's SU Catalog Open House tonight & that really bums me out... I live over 2 hours away from her & all my family & I just couldn't go, but I am having a SU workshop on Sept. 27 at 11:00 a.m. if anyone is interested.
I guess I better stop procrastinating & get my project finished... and when it is complete that will give me one more reason to have a grateFUL HEART, carin
Saturday, August 23, 2008
The scenery was beautiful... it reminded me of the part of "The Shack" where Mack is walking through the beautiful meadow & he asks if this is what Heaven is like... just observing all the natural beauty around me really made me think about my Heavenly Father & what a gift He gave me in that day and everyday... and that is why I have a grateFUL HEART, carin
Thursday, August 21, 2008
A friend of Luke's has been trying to get me to go kayaking for awhile now... he says we have so many nice lakes where we live & he wants for us to go kayaking & take advantage of the beauty... my answer has always been, "I don't think so, but thanks anyway". Well, last night at church a friend of mine asked me to go kayaking with her today... I gave her the same answer, "I don't think so, but thanks anyway". She kept talking & finally wore me down & I agreed to try it, and if I changed my mind she said that was ok she would not force me. I don't mind being prodded, but I hate to be pressured & she didn't pressure me. She was right we had such a good time! It was so beautiful & peaceful! What a chance to just see God's beautiful creation in such a serene setting. I feel so blessed that JoAnn asked me & even that she did a little coaxing, otherwise I would have missed out on the adventure. She took some pictures & when she emails them to me I will post one to prove to some of you that I actually did it! This may all sound silly to some of you, but for me this is one of the reasons today I have a grateFUL HEART, carin
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
"The one who knows much says little; an understanding person remains calm." Prov. 17:27 (The Message)
The only thing I can say after that is... I don't think I was an understanding person at that point & time. And I will try to do better next time (or better yet if there wasn't a next time, but I am sure there will be) and by the way I never screamed at the man on the phone just cried a little (what a surprise)... and the good part of all this is that even when I am feeling at my witts end with someone... God is still there ready to restore my sanity. *Ö*
And for that I have a grateFUL HEART, carin
How did I do? I always look forward to your comments!!!
with a grateFUL HEART, carin