Showing posts from September, 2018

The Greatest Gift

What was the best gift that you ever received?  I've received some pretty spectacular gifts.  I've also received some little gifts that became dear to my heart. **Spoiler Alert** In fact, this past week I received a big gift from my husband that I will post later.

However, none of these gifts compare to the greatest gift that I have ever received - the gift of eternal life.  I'm going to let you in on a little secret.  Shhh.... Don't tell......... I'm a great big sinner! (#1) Yes, that's right.  I was born a sinner and I sin often.  Unfortunately, that sin prohibited me from the greatest, most precious relationship I could ever imagine.  This relationship was with a God who loved me, but more on that a little later.

You may not desire such a relationship.  You may not even believe that God exists.  Why would I want a relationship with someone that I can't see, touch, or hear?  Why does it even matter?  Oh my dear friend, this relationship matters more than…

"Cast Thy Burdens" - Card of Encouragement

Do you have friends or loved ones going through a rough spot right now?  I do.  You don't have to look hard to see people who are hurting.  Crafting is a stress release for me.  I can get lost for hours creating something while forgetting about the day's frustrations and hurts.  Long ago, I learned that an hour or two spent in the craft room after a tough day in the ER helped me relax enough to get the rest I needed.

While this is important for my own well being, I also need to look outside of myself or  I will quickly become self-centered.  This attitude does not honor Christ and it does not help those around me who are hurting.  It is amazing that when you open your eyes and use your skills to help those around you you, how much your own emotional and spiritual well being is blessed.

Today's project is a great picture of this.  I needed a sympathy card but I also know others who are hurting and I wanted to have something for them as well.  This reminder from our Lord sho…

To Dunn or Not To Dunn

Have you joined the Rae Dunn frenzy?  I have not nor do I plan to, but there is just one piece that I want to get.  I decided to hit some of the stores near me to see if I could find it.  I didn't but I did find three others.  Now don't think I'm joining the frenzy.  Honest, I'm not, but I do know what I like and as I am working towards getting the craft room ready to work in, I know that these will fit perfectly.

What do you think?  Will these work in my new space?  I do believe they will.  The countdown is on.  Expect to see the finished room in less than a week.  I'm so excited and can't wait to share!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things!

Fall Decorating - Flower Box

Now that we are rounding the corner to fall, it is time to update the decor around the house.  One of the things that I have in my new home is a small entryway.  I love this little space that has a closet on either side of the front door.  I have found that it works great to use one for winter coats and one for lighter jackets.  The best thing about this area though is the small space that just cries out to be decorated each season.

Near my new home I have found a fabulous store called Old Time Pottery.  This store makes it easy to decorate for the seasons without breaking the bank.  I don't need to add much to my fall decor as I have spent the last several years building up decorations.  However, I decided I needed a new treasure for that little corner so I was off to Old Time Pottery.

A few bunches of flowers, a couple of styrofoam blocks and a cute box later, I had what I needed to fill my corner while still be able to easily access the closet.  Now please understand that I am …

Fall - Adjusting to Life's Seasons

For most of my adult life, my favorite season has been Spring.  However, I have felt that shifting in the last few years to Fall and I can't explain why.  Maybe its the settling into life after the busyness of Spring and Summer.  Perhaps it the beautiful leaves and the crisp air that hints of cooler days to come.  I really don't know, but it is something that I have felt.

Maybe Fall represents where I am moving in life right now.  The last year and a half  have been filled with more changes that I would have dreamed.  Our youngest child graduated from high school and we moved half way across the country and became empty nesters.  Our eldest child then finished college and settled into her new life in a different state.  I have been working a very challenging job.  Don't get me wrong.  Each of these have been good things and blessing from the Lord.  That doesn't mean they have been easy.

I feel myself settling into a new season - a new Fall, ready to be filled with the …