Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Art-sy Holiday Gift Project #2

pull out those postcards, greeting cards, cardboard, etc...that's just sitting around, and let's get going!
(here's the result of my playtime for video #2. so happy with her! look for her soon in my etsy shop. click on the photo for a closer look.)

here's the video link. enjoy!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

What are you thankful for today....

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Today is a Challenge Day. It's simple...what are you thankful for Christian? Send this Challenge out to your friends and blog readers. To make even more of an impact, leave your comment here but also post it on your blog.
I have so much to be thankful for, that I serve The Living God, that He took me from death to life. I'm thankful for the friends he provides, for prayer. I'm thankful for all of you who are part of this ministry art blog. I'm thankful for my children and a Godly husband.
Please leave your comment below.
Love you all,

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Update on Toby...Towering Heights

SORROW: Our dear son Toby (see 2 posts below) has advanced MS...they found white patches in his brain but also in his neck and chest. (This all started because he thought he had a pinched nerve in his neck, he can't look down or his body gets numb. That is just one of his symptoms). But that "pinched nerve feeling" is part of it too and even has a name. I think I cried all the way home in the dark last night, feeling pretty hemmed in with my husbands lung transplant, sister's cancer, daughter's nasty divorce, and now my Toby too. He was a mason, but will not be able to do that anymore...my thoughts rolled over the verse, "Yea, though He slay me I will trust in Him." because it seems to be the people I love being slain around me.
GROWTH: I'm in it, I know the feeling so well, I am in another growing time in my Christian walk. I remember the pain in my legs, called "growing pains", when I was a little girl. It's never easy to grow, a tall oak has to battle all of the elements; lightning, drought, flood, cold, from its life on the forest floor to the towering heights. A little bird can't fall from the sky without our Father knowing...caring. I know He watches me. It gets so hard sometimes, but God is good, always good and always seeking our good..our growth, our towering heights.
SURRENDER: I know many of you are going through hard times at this moment. Christian, release your fears and sorrows to the One who can and will help you. He is "our very present help in times of trouble". And I say this as much to myself as to you.
As I sit here typing I understand that there may be one of you on the "forest floor", beginning this steep climb, the narrow path, the Journey. I am calling back, "The clefts in the rock are safe, all is right because God is in these hard places with us. He has predetermined our steps, He IS our hiding place."
Keep this one thing to the forefront of your mind, "That I may know Him."

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Prayer request for my son...

Please pray for my son Toby (29). They have found many white patches on his brain and he is having quite a few physical problems due to them. They are giving him his diagnosis, after numerous tests, on the 20th at noon in Green Bay.
Thank you so much for praying with us. Please share with your church family and friends.
Hugs and Blessings,