Life is an adventure and I am an experience junkie! Here is where I throw stuff out there, some of my notes ... some things I have noticed....how God works in my life, show off my creations, and mention my shenanigans. I just generally let my mind leak and come out thru my fingers right onto the blog page and out into the universe.
~ ~ Sew ~ A ~ Thon ~ ~ We did it! The sundresses and other items are packed into 8 suitcases and off to Liberia. To find out more info about the ORR click on the photo above to go straight to their web site! Below a photo of the girls in our handywork!
More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. Romans 5:3-5 ~~~~~~ Read the passage again and let it soak into the deepest depths of your heart, mind and soul - and be encouraged.
And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? Matthew 6:27 ~~~ Worrying about something usually doesn't impact the outcome of a situation - but it does affect how worn out you get in dealing with it. Try directing the energy you'd usually spend worrying toward prayer and consultation with God.
Just a quick announcement to let everyone know I am reopening my Etsy Shop today. I need my creative outlet to help me on my road to "New Normal". Thanks for all the prayers! They have held me up as I grow a strong new life.
Each day I wake up to a New Normal I would never had guessed would be mine.
Next week I will be working on reopening my online shops... Etsy, Silkfare ... Dawanda and half.com... It will be slow and most of my day will still consist of working toward the transition of head of household to me.
As I move through my life now, I am being reminded each day that the strength I have is not mine alone, but because God is inside of me giving me this backbone of steel. He is both comforting me in my pain and showing me the path. If not for God I would be lost! Thank you for your continued prayers ~ They work!
When the large crowd of the Jews learned that Jesus was there, they came, not only on account of him but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. So the chief priests made plans to put Lazarus to death as well, because on account of him many of the Jews were going away and believing in Jesus.
John 12:9-11 (ESV)
It's almost impossible to be legalistic and accept new ideas. Make every effort to be open to the moving of the Spirit, even if what's going on seems bizarre and out of the ordinary.
Live by this..