Monday, May 11, 2009


Northern Michigan is still trying to get a grip on this whole Spring thing... it may look like Spring through the window, but it doesn't feel like Spring once your outside... brrrrr! I'm not complaining... it must be a test of my patience. *ö* I'm assuming God still knows what He is doing... and for that I am relieved.

I had a fairly busy crafty weekend... finishing up NOFL gifts, plus a couple gifts for friends. This is one of the journal/notebooks I made to give as a gift to a friend.

I used some SU dsp I have been hoarding for awhile now... can't remember the name... but love the colors... Always Artichoke, Not Quite Navy... I think???... also I just adore the "Flight of the Butterfly" set I got for a gift... there I go with that butterfly thing again.

I was studying this morning about the times in your life when you may doubt God, maybe even doubt His existence. How the enemy wants to put those lies & doubts in a believer's mind... total confusion... all the questions about God & how He does things... things that we may not have the answers for. But that if we truly believe we must believe with the faith of a child. Anyway, I like this quote --
“I spent a long time trying to come to grips with my doubts, when suddenly I realized I had better come to grips with what I believe. I have since moved from the agony of questions that I cannot answer, to the reality of answers that I cannot escape...and it's a great relief.”

Isn't that a great way to fight back when we are being attacked... I may not have the answers to these questions... but the answers I do have are bigger than the answers I don't have. Does that make you relieved?

I am also relieved that the "project" I talked about in Friday's post is complete... at least my part of it... now, the rest is up to God. Please continue to pray for this with me... the next little tidbit is that it is an outreach... I am so thrilled & thankful to be a part of it.

That's it for today, thanks for stopping... with a grateFUL HEART, carin


Annette said...

Carin -
I love your notebook/journal. Very pretty.

Great quote - Really makes a lot of sense.

Thanks for sharing your projects.

I have to tell you you are the second person I know who spells Carin this way. My long time friend also does.

Have a good day!

Diane said... this notebook/journal. And that is a great quote. I love that dp too, and I know exactly what you mean about stashing all that paper for a rainy day. I have tons I need to use up. What a great idea. Beautifully done.

Blessings on your day!