Showing posts from February, 2014

Called to the Mission of Blessing

1 Peter 3:8 “Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. “ On this road of life we will meet all kinds of people-good people, questionable people, confused people, and even mean people. We have to keep in mind that though we are not responsible for how others act or treat us, we are responsible for our actions and reactions. We are responsible for how we treat others- from the first meeting to any reactions we may have in response to how they treat us. Not everyone we meet will have ill will or a negative intention toward us, but we must keep in mind that God has called us to a ministry of blessing, not cursing. When it comes to our brothers and sisters in Christ we must keep a unity of mind (which doesn’t mean we all think the same thing, just that we keep a unified goal)

Wreck This Journal: Week 2

I hope you guys have had some fun with your Wreck This Journal 's this week. Below are some pictures of what I've worked on. I made sure I had my Instruction pages, etc nice and doodled.... I took a different approach to the "Float This Page" page. The first time I saw it in the book I thought the little squiggles were clouds and I wondered, "How am I going to make this page float in the air?" Then I saw on instagram that others were interpreting it a little more correctly-the squiggles are supposed to be water ripples. They were floating the page in water. Not wanting to be outdone in this I went back to my original thought and made my page "float" in the air courtesy of four strings, white sewing thread, and four pins in the ceiling. I was very proud of myself for this one! The "Freeze This Page" was very easy considering the "Snowmegedan" storm we had recently. I just filled a round cake pan with water

The Center of Everything

When Jesus is the Center of your life, everything else falls into place & the peace that passes understanding radiates through you because you know that He is in control.  “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, not let it be fearful.” John 14:27  (ESV) When people hear about past events in my life or my health struggles they are amazed at how calm and nonchalant I am about it. Here’s why. Christ is my peace in every storm and calm. He is the reason I can hold my head high in ALL situations and rest my head in them too. His peace is permanent.   Isaiah 26:3 says that God keeps us in perfect peace when our minds are focused on Him.  May He be the Supreme Focus and Center if every area of our lives!

Wreck This Journal: Week 1

Yes, this IS part of the project. For the past few weeks I’ve been working on a fun little project more commonly known as the Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith. I first heard about this project book from watching one of my favorite YouTubers, Bunny Meyers (also known as Grav3yardgirl-link down below). She is doing the book along with her viewers via YouTube video.   I, of course, had to do this as well. I’m having so much fun.  So what is the Wreck This Journal ? Glad you asked. The Wreck This Journal is a journal that is literally meant to be destroyed by the time you are done with it. Within the pages of the book you are prompted to do little art projects, save random objects, collect weird things, do odd things with the pages/book, and to carry the journal everywhere you go. You never know when inspiration will strike!  What’s the purpose? Well, the purpose can be many things. The way I see it is it’s a way to be creative, even in childlike ways, or make you t

Find the Joy in Each Step You Take

My reading today comes from Proverbs 3:1-8 but my focus Scripture is verse 6 which states, "In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths." (ESV, underline mine) Ever wonder what to do next? Ever kind of know where you want to be but don't know how to get there? I've been there. But I've found that when I acknowledge God and ask for His direction, He clear up that path to the destination right up. I don't have worry about it, I just follow the "lamp unto my feet,...light unto my path." (Psalm 119) The Bible doesn't promise a huge flood light so we can see the whole road or all the land beyond us, just a lamp unto my feet, light unto my path. He gives us direction, we step into it-one step and at a time. Many times the destination He leads me to is a much better one than I could ever have dreamed. (Ephesians 3:20) They key is to fall in love with the journey. I've heard that you'll never have success until yo