Monday, November 24, 2014

Jingle All the Way...

I was able to go over the weekend & spend some creative time with some great Christian ladies! Lots of laughs, good food, sharing our stories, some craftiness, & of course a few tears! So here is the project my friend Ruth had for us to make...

I just love it! Thanks Ruth! Can't wait to start decorating for Christmas!

Just a few days until Thanksgiving... and I woke up this morning kind of in a not so great mood! It has been days since we have seen the sun... I know that really affects me, but I really have no reason to be grumpy! So I went to the place I know to find the medicine to cure what ails me.

First Peter 1:6-7 says, " You are extremely happy about these things, even though you have to suffer different kinds of trouble for a little while now. The purpose of these troubles is to test your faith as fire tests how genuine gold is. Your faith is more precious than gold, and by passing the test, it gives praise, glory, and honor to God. This will happen when Jesus appears again."

So after reading this I was reminded that it is time to trade my grumpiness for thankfulness! Speaking words of thankfulness can really turn your mood around! It gives me the chance to focus my thoughts on God's goodness & off of any circumstances that might disturb me! Try it! See how it works for you!

Monday, November 17, 2014

BE grateFUL...

It has been over 3 months since I have written on this blog! I have done some writing on Coffee Cup Corner, but not too much there either! Life happens! The busyness eats up time & then when I am not busy, I get so lazy... not wanting to do anything!

I've been thinking a lot lately about where I was a year ago... our house was sold, we were living in temporary housing, not knowing where our next move would be, but believing God did & He was faithful to complete what He had started!

As I sit here in our home, watching the birds eat on the feeder outside the window, overlooking the snow covered 10 acres of woods, snow gently falling... my HEART is so full of grateFULness!

I did get a little creative project done over the weekend...

I found these banner kits at Merchandise Outlet. They came with 5 chip board pieces for $1... I added my own letters, DSP, & embellishments!

A year ago was one of the hardest times of my life, but I am so thankful for it, because it brought us to where we are now... God has done abundantly, greater than we could have imagined! And He still is! I am overwhelmed by the doors He has opened & the people He has brought into our life! I know I still limit Him in my life so much, but each day I am growing & learning... and His mercies are new every day! (Lamentations 3:23)

"Glory belongs to God, whose power is at work in us. By this power He can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine." ~ Ephesians 3:20