In His Service

I pray my words will always reflect my love for & service to God.

24 March 2011

Iron Women of the Word Blog Hop


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With All My Heart
'You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.' Jer 29:13

There are times when I wonder where God is. This verse brings me back to reality. God hasn't gone anywhere, I am not giving Him my entire attention. 'Life' gets in the way. What does it mean to search for God with all my heart? It means making Him first in my life. Giving Him my heart when I come to him. It means being fully engaged when I come to Him.
I realize I cannot find God if I am just going through the 'Christian motions'. You know what I'm talking about: reading the required amount of Scripture every day; telling God what He needs to do in my life and the lives of others; going to church and smiling like everything is just peachy when really, if one more person asks how you are they might hear how you overslept, argued with your teenager over wearing ripped up jeans, spilled the only cup of coffee that was left after your selfish spouse filled his super size travel mug, etc, etc.
I am learning to still my heart, so I can search for God with all my heart. Sometimes this means spending more time just being quiet, sometimes it means the 3 chapters I planned to read might only be 3 verses or perhaps it will mean reading 6 chapters. Sometimes it means smiling when someone asks how I am and being honest 'I'm glad you asked because I could really use your prayers today.' It has been my experience that when I open up and search for God with my entire heart, I do, in fact, find Him.

In His service,

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23 March 2011

Lucky Charms Crop

Last week, Crop N Chat, a Cafemom group held a Lucky Charm crop. I was able to get most of these done while working, in between or sometimes while even on calls.
These 2 cards were from Sarah's Card Challenge

Ingredient Challenge by Gin. Had to have ephemera, lace, flowers, ribbon, buttons, and at least 2 images.

Scraplift Challenge by Denise

Sketch Challenge by Tracy. The 2 brown squares will be replaced by pictures.

Tag With a Twist by Gin. Tag had to be at 3x6 or 4x8 include lace, charm, the color gold, bling, butterfly, flower, and at least 1 vintage image.  Since Josh will be 30in April, 2 of these pics qualify as 'vintage'.  I'm going to put his name in the empty spot next to his sr pic and what a great way to use a charm that's been in a box for more years than I'd like to admit!    I plan on doing a tag like this for each of my children.

10 March 2011

Latest Projects

I saw these neat magazine holders several weeks ago and decided to make some. Last night when I was ready to make them, I couldn't remember where I saw them, so I cannot give the proper thanks. I do know it was either on someone's blog or Cafemom, so whoever posted this first THANK YOU!  I also did not have the measurements the original poster was kind enough to post so I just eyeballed it. They are made with the large  priority mailing box you get at the post office. I covered them with some scrapbooking paper.  I have 2 more coming back to me with swaps stuff so I'll be making a couple more in the weeks to come.

As you can see, they are bigger than a magazine. I think a laundry detergent box would work equally well and be more sturdy. That is, if anyone still uses powdered laundry detergent these days.

These are twinchies for a puppy/dog swap in Faith, Love & Scrapbooking group over at Cafemom. 

07 March 2011

Cards & Swaps

Seems like all I've gotten done lately are cards and swap things. I'm finishing up the swaps I've already signed up for then getting back to regular scrapbooking. Here's what I've done in the last few weeks.

This is a title for a Moose/Outdoor swap, journal box for a superbowl swap & tag for a lovingly distressed swap.  These are for the group Faith Love & Scrapbooking at CafeMom.