And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God,
to them who are the called according to his purpose. . Romans 8:28


For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout,
with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God:
and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air:
and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17 / KJV
Jesus is our soon coming King
James 5:8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh."

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Fearfully and wonderfully made -

Good Morning!
I don't know about you, but sometimes I do forget how special I am.
I focus on the bad and the ick and the extra weight around my middle, and, 
I notice when I am walking my dog, or out in the grocery store, I hang my head when passing 
others. I am ashamed of how I look. No, I am not the 100 lb skinny minnie who modeled
and did things when I was 18 years old. I am a 35 year old mom of two children. 
I have come to realize that I am actually NOT doing what God wants me to do. 
He doesn't want me to hide. He want's me to shine. 
He created me (all of us) special and wonderfully and purposefully. 
He has a job for us to do RIGHT NOW and no matter what flaws we see in the mirror, 
HE doesn't! He sees the perfect woman He created for a perfect plan and purpose. 
We are called according to His purpose, in His timing, in His will.
He is in control and He knows what is best for us. 
Instead of hiding or hanging our heads in shame, we should be JOYFUL, 
HAPPY, BRIGHT AND SHINING Beacons drawing others in to see how 
wonderful HIS love is and can be. We are children of a KING!!!
So shake off those ugly feelings, get the words out of your head, 
know that God took great care in creating YOU and he has a plan for you. 

I was skimming around Splitcoaststampers again the other day and found their
challenge forum. I have always been intimidated to enter challenges there, I have no idea why.
I stumbled across the 'Try a new technique' challenge and thought, well, why not?!?
Their most current challenge is to create a Building Block Card.
Yes, I created another 'out of my comfort zone' project over the course of a weeks time. ;)

Fresh Brewed Designs Rubber Stamp

(card front)

 (Card opened)

(Top View of Card)

Materials used:
Papertrey Inc Cardstock: Brown, Bazzil textured cardstock: Pink, GV white cardstock
Scrap patterned paper, Papertrey Inc Coaster (hand cut chipboard letters)
Swiss dots embossing folder, white flat sequins, prismacolor markers, and copic markers.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

SCS TLC483: Try a new technique challenge

There are only a few more days to play along in our 
CHOOSE YOUR CHALLENGE at Freshly Brewed Challenges
for May. Get started TODAY!!!

Here is a prize you can win if you use a FBD Image:

OR you can play along using anything from your stash for a chance 
to win three digital stamps from Fresh Brewed Designs!

Read all about it and play along

Have a beautiful and blessed day and remember



  1. Heather this is a wonderfully inspirational post, just what I needed to hear today. Your card is gorgeous and I love the interesting fold. Love how you used the staples.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  2. I am so delighted to read what you wrote in your post as I was checking your project. True value and self esteem comes from knowing who we are in Christ. Jesus came to die for us because He saw in us a glorious future, not the ugliness of sin we were all born with. So, we rejoice and radiate the love and grace that God gave us so that others may see hope in Christ through us. Anyway, I love that fold and you did marvelous in that new technique. We are blessed that you joined us at our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with God's Word in Psalm 145:18, "The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth." Have an awesome day!

    JO ANN


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Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs3: 5,6

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