Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I was hugged by God this morning!

Ok...maybe not literally, but spiritually it felt a lot like a hug! Alright, let me explain from the beginning. Chloe has a baby blue Bible. I honestly think this little book is her most prized possession. Well, last Wednesday...somehow it got dropped out in the yard. Good old Emma just happened to be the one who found it, and chewed it to pieces. :-( Thankfully it was one of the big girls that found it and not Chloe! Sunday morning on our way to church I quickly realized that that Bible needed to be replaced, and quick! Oh,and Chloe didn't need to know it! I don't think she could handle it. She cried...I mean BooHooed! all the way to church and back home again because she couldn't find her baby blue Bible! Whaaa!

So this morning I went to Commerce to the little store we bought the first Bible from. I prayed in the car...Oh please, Oh please dear God let them still have that Bible!! Let me tell you, he is an awesome God. He must have agreed that Chloe didn't need her feelings hurt. On the shelf...one, just one baby blue Bible. The box it was in was torn and tattered, obviously picked over because of it's sad box. But I didn't care about the shape of the box. It was what was inside I cared about. And it was perfect, just like God's love for us. I know with all my heart that God saw to it that that box got mangled so that it wouldn't be good enough for the random shoppers. He wanted it saved for someone who needed, really needed the perfect baby blue Bible inside. Thank you Lord for my special hug this morning.

To know God loves me, and how he is so willing to bless me over and over again. Knowing full well, I don't deserve it. It's just oso overwhelming. His love is so perfect. I hope my silly story has reminded you of a hug you've gotten from Him. If it has..share please. Leave a message with your story of God's blessings in your life. I would love to read them!!!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

My Truth or Dare Circle Journal

First, I have to say...this was hard! I love the way it turned out though. I'm glad too, because I get to make another one just like it for another circle journal I'm doing. (Yes, it looks as if I am addicted to circle journals!)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

My heart is just breaking. I am praying for those in Haiti. I can't imagine what they are going through. We couldn't possibly know the trials and tribulations they are suffering through right now. I pray with all my heart that the Lord will touch each and every survivor and fill their hearts with His love and grace and touch their bodies with His healing power. I pray that those in Haiti know our Lord and let Him carry their burdens. I pray they grow a personal and loving relationship with our Lord Christ Jesus. His yoke is easy and His burden is light, let them know to turn it over to Him, he is willing to lift it from them if they will only allow it. In His precious and Holy name, I pray with all my heart.

Psalm 46
1 God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
3 though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging.
4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy place where the Most High dwells.
5 God is within her, she will not fall;
God will help her at break of day.
6 Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
he lifts his voice, the earth melts.
7 The LORD Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.
8 Come and see the works of the LORD,
the desolations he has brought on the earth.
9 He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth;
he breaks the bow and shatters the spear,
he burns the shields [b] with fire.
10 "Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth."
11 The LORD Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Circle Journal!

I finally put it in the mail this morning. I can't believe I went to the post office in my pajamas! I was so afraid I would forget to get it in the mail. It was due out yesterday...and I just hate to be late with anything!!

This is for Karen's book, "so sings my heart". We where to choose a song that has special meaning to us. THAT was a HARD choice! I chose Matchless by Aaron Shust because it so simply speaks the truth, it's so inspiring and uplifting.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Truth or Dare Circle Journal

I am so excited. I shouldn't post this here. MAybe my SJI circle journal girls won't visit my blog. I really want my book to be a surprise when they get it...but I've worked too hard on this thing to keep to myself. I want to SHARE already!! lol

Just a little girly, hmm?

The girls have to take both a truth tag (a topic to scrap about) and a dare tag (technique or item they need to use on thier 2 page LO.) The back of the truth tags have a place for the CJ girls to sign in. Then they can glue the tag to the sign in page.