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March 23, 2010

Encouragement

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.  Do not put out the Spirit's fire; do not treat prophecies with contempt.  Test everything. Hold on to the good.  Avoid every kind of evil.  May God Himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through.  May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.  The One who calls you is faithful and He will do it.
        ~1 Thessalonians 4:16-24


(photos: Summer 2009  Walking on Pearl St. with Andy)

March 3, 2010

WIPs

So...I'm afraid I have to admit that until recently I did not know what a WIP was.  As a crafter I thought that I was aware of all the terms and jargon common to crafting.  Well, I didn't know this one.  However, once I was educated on its meaning-work(s) in progress-I realized that I had many WIPs!  It was an exciting time.  A moment that renewed my passion for each project.  And while I did not go out and finish every one, in fact, I decided I liked having WIPs around, I did pull some of them out and look them over and changed my original ideas to fit what I felt at that moment.  And the ones that were finished made me happy. 

And now I like WIPs more than ever.  I like pulling out a project after its been started and put away unfinished so that new ideas and inspirations can be birthed and come to life!  It's exciting!  And dont get me wrong I love finished projects, too.  But for today, I'm looking for a WIP that will inspire me in a new direction and have new life.

Here are some of the WIPs I pulled out today.


And I have many others.  These are some that I want to finish soon.  Maybe I'll have a finished project to share soon!

1Thessalonians 5:11- Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
This verse inspired me today. 
 

March 2, 2010

Day one and blog beginnings.

I'm having a few changes in my life.  Some are by choice and some are not.  I prayerfully hope that this is the year that I make these changes for myself and my family.  I've been wanting to make a blog for a very long time now.  Just a place to keep thoughts, ideas, pose questions, inspire and be inspired.  Is that too much to ask?  I don't think so!  Truth is, this is not my first attempt at blogging.  I was not very happy with my previous attempts I guess.  Or, more honestly, I didnt have a clear idea of what I wanted it to be.  So, here I go again!  This time with no expectations.  Only hope that I continue this project and it gives me the outlet that I need for creativity, sharing ideas and faith, connecting and doing all the things I think I can do.  Here's to starting a blog!