Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Recycled Collage Greeting Card

This card was made out of old greeting cards. Yes, I save my cards that people send. I like the vintage type look to it. I was sorry to send this swap card away : ( Hopefully the person getting it will like it!

"Blessings" by Kim Vogel Sawyer

This is the third book in the Summerfeld Trilogy by Kim Vogel Sawyer.

Young Mennonite Trina has a special bond with animals. She knows how to care for them. Her passion is to be a vet. With the strict order of her community and the disapproval of her parents, will Trina ever achieve her dream?

Boyfriend Graham is mad when he finds out her plans to attend college. Can he marry someone who is determined to step out of the Mennonite fellowship?

Will Trina's plans of taking over Dr. Groening's practice work out for her?

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

What a Way to Spend Your 40th Birthday!

Happy Birthday to me today! So fun having the flu on your birthday! NOT! I have had nothing to eat since yesterday afternoon.

I shouldn't complain though. It could be a lot worse!

Prayers for Hatti and their clean up process. Help them to rebuild and go on with their life.

This ATC I made using recycled greeting card parts. I love making collage and doing my part to recycle. One lucky follower will be receiving this.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Every Good Gift

Here is my recycled greeting card collage ATC that I made for a swap.
I just love to save all the greeting cards that I receive and recycle for art projects. So much fun!
If you follow my blog, you just might be receiving this very soon.

Friday, January 15, 2010

"Fearless" by Max Lucado

Having never read a Max Lucado book before, this was the perfect one for me to start out with.

Sadly, currently two family members are going through depression and anxiety. I hope to turn to this book and offer them support from it. It is a book that everyone should have in their house!

Fear of not mattering, fear of what's next, fear of disappointing God, fear of running out, our kids in danger, overwhelming challenges, violence, fear of the coming winter, life's final moments, fear that God is not real. Max talks about all of these familar fears.

Max talks of "Eight Worry-Stoppers."

Pray first, Easy now, Act on it, Compile a worry list, Evaluate your worry categories, Focus on today, Unleash a worry army, and Let God be enough. The first letter of each word in the list equals = P-E-A-C-E-F-U-L.

All that Jesus suffered! (ropes, whips, thorns, and nails). Do you hear the whip slapping against his back? Fight your dragons in Gethsemane's garden. Talk to God about your troubles.

"I am leaving you with a gift-peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don't be troubled or afraid." - John 14:27

He distributes pieces of the jigsaw puzzle to many. When you unlock your understanding with mine, and we share our discoveries. When we mix, mingle, confess, and pray, Christ speaks.

"I tell you not to worry about everyday life--whether you have enough." - Matt. 6:25

"Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kindom." - Luke 12:32

I pray for all those who suffer from depression and anxiety. May this book help you to overcome it.