Monday, August 10, 2009
http://dixielandblessings.blogspot.com I have been trying to keep all my craft blogs seperate for the people that like that craft only, but art is art whether it be sewing, paper crafting, pottery or whatever. I found myself not writing to any because I was tired of swapping back and forth. I hope you will join me in the future as I take on new projects. Come visit and leave a comment so I know you have been there. Take care. Be healthy, happy, safe. Smile 'til your face hurts and always hug those you love. God bless ya'll!!
Thursday, May 7, 2009
"Strength and dignity are her clothes and she smiles at the future" Proverbs 31:13
She smiles!!!! It has been a long hard road for my baby girl, but she accomplished her goal and opened new doors in her life. I have very seldom seen her smile over the past two years while in nursing school, but that has changed. I have heard nothing but laughter and giggles since the phone call I received the other day saying school is over, I passed, and I am out!!!!!! Last night was the pinning ceremony and today is graduation. Her teachers had such sweet things to say about her. I felt so proud!!!! She has a job with our local hospital working on the cardiac floor. She takes her review for state boards next week and then her certification test. She set high standards for herself, and her face shows that she has accomplished these. The guy with her is her long time boyfriend. They have been together most of the past 7 years. The future holds many exciting things for these two, and I expect to see many smiles in the future. Be healthy, happy, safe. Hug the ones you love, and may God bless ya'll---He sure has us!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
It is funny how God works. I have been struggling with lots of trials lately, and have been asking God for a little more help than normal. I made a vow at the first of the year that I was going to get more involved in my church, and I have. Little did I know that He would use me as a voice for Him. I have been seeing this lady at church who has just started working at the hospital where I work. She always speaks to me, by my first name and I speak back, but I am sad to say I did not know her name. I even struggled last week in the hall when she introduced me to her husband at church, and I was very thankful that my husband was down the hall talking because I would not have known how to introduce her to him without asking her name, and I felt this would be awkward. Anyway, I saw her at work Wednesday, and she told me she and her husband had decided to join our church. I was hugging her and telling her how proud I was and she told me that her husband had wanted to join for a while, but she was nervous about going down front and standing in front of all those strangers. She said she just did not know if she could do it. I immediately told her I would walk with her if she wanted me to, and her face just went from sad and scared to happy and joyous. As we talked some more she told me that she really had not known if they would fit in our church. I still am not sure what that feeling is about, but I feel like she just needed someone to accept her and make her feel welcome. We have a very large church and a wonderful pastor, but we, as all churches do, have some who hold themselves on a higher ground than others and I feel that she was being intimidated by these. Anyway, after a long conversation of when I could walk with her--we are out of town this weekend and there is another conflict the next week--I feel like she feels she can do it alone now. I found out her name immediately after our conversation, and I made this card for her. The scripture is Phillippians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me". I am attatching it to a small gift I got her and am taking it to her tomorrow. I wrote a little encouragement in it. I feel like God used me to witness to her to not be afraid. I also learned that if someone takes the time to know who you are then you better take the time to learn who they are. I know that my heart is better for this experience and my spirit is rejuvenated.
The cardstock is Brazzill and the designer paper is from Pebbles Inc. It is the "So Tweet Collection". The stamp and cross are from Papertrey Ink. The buttons are from Doodlebugs. I hope ya'll are having a blessed day. We are going out of town tomorrow for a soccer tourniment and will be gone all weekend. Stay safe, be happy and healthy, hug the ones you love and may God Bless Ya'll!!!!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
http://www.zhibit.org/elisabethbell/blog/super-scrummy-blog-candy-give-away It is awesome what she is offering. Please go look. I will be back later today with some news and pics. Ya'll take care. Be safe, healthy, happy and as always-----May GOD bless ya'll!!!
Saturday, January 3, 2009
I found a little time to play today, and this is what I came up with. These are gift tags. On the back, I stamped a sentiment by Unity Stamps that says "have a sweet day". I used chocolate ink from CTMH to stamp the images and sentiment. The cardstock is Brazill and the designer paper is from ki memories. It is the Bloom Collection-Canopy. The ribbon is from Stampin Up and I used my scalloped punches. They are a happy thing and I can just see them hanging on a package with bright colors and tissue paper.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Update on the babies--Logan is coming home tomorrow. Yea! Yea! Yea! Landon is planned to come home in two weeks. He will have to come home on oxygen though, but that is minor to where they have been. I appreciate all the prayers that ya'll have given for these two. God is great and he has blessed my friend and her family with these beautiful babies.
Ya'll take care now. My family is really spread out this holiday. Me and little buddie (Simon) are home, Carre is in Gatlinburg with friends welcoming in the new year--they called me at 2 am to tell me Happy New Year and they were in for the night. God bless youth!! Doss is up a tree somewhere hunting, I will see him later in the day, Daddy is also hunting, but he also will be home this afternoon, and Jack (hubby) is in New Orleans working. Have a blessed day, hug your loved ones, and stay warm( it is even cold here!!). God bless ya'll!!!!!!
Oh, almost forgot. Saw this while blog hopping this am--2009 is the year of the cupcake!! Cupcakes are happy and I think I will also follow this. Have you ever seen a cupcake that did not make you smile?? Take care!!