Monday, October 25, 2010


Tonight I want to share my thoughts on Pastor's message this weekend.  The theme was "Jesus Teaches About . . . Faith."

Jesus told this parable to some who trusted n themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with comtempt.  (Luke 18:9)
". . . when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?"

He started with telling us that 2 men went to the temple to pray - they stand before God.  Can you imagine what that is going to be like?  The first is a holy man.  He does all the right things, but has the wrong heart.  He trusts only himself.  The second is an ordinary man & does all the wrong things but he trusts in God. 

What is meant by faith on earth?  It means God wants us to trust in Him not in ourself.  Having grown up in the Lutheran faith, I still find that difficult.  Even though God has helped me thru some very difficult times in the past few years, I still find it difficult to rely on Him instead of myself.   I think that even Pastor or my fellow ChristCare ladies find this difficult.  So I wonder what must it be like for someone who does not know what little I have learned about God.   People who commit crimes, who are hopeless, in poverty, ill, and so many others - I can't imagine what they believe in.  What gets them thru the day. 

The world seems worse than it ever has been, there seems to be no way we can turn around the brokeness that we have become.  Yet, Pastor says with God, there is hope. 

Then when you think about Jesus he is the only sinless one.- the one who alone could stand before God without bowing down in search of mercy. 

And what does he do?  He humbles himself in accepting the suffering and death of the cross.  The one who is without sin takes on our sin. 

We are forgiven. 

Jesus said "Let the children come to me . . . for to such belongs the kingdon of God."    LIttle ones have that special childlike faith.  When you are around a little girl or boy you can't help but be amazed at the the love, trust, and faith that they have, we all fall in love with them and maybe we wish we could get some of that back for ourselves.

As much as we think we are doing God's work, we are not God and never will be.  We are all sinners, noone is better that the other, we should not judge others because we have not lived in their shoes, we should however share our love and compassion with them.   

God Bless each and everyone of you,

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Friday, October 22, 2010

The Wizzarding World Of Harry Potter

My neice recently sent me a card with a couple of pictures of her in it. I was so thrilled I sat down and made this page.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010


I saw a similar card on another blog recently & I just had to case it.


CS - Basic Black, Whisper White
DSP - Nite Owl
Accessories - Spooky Night Rub-Ons, Lace Trim Raven, Dimensionals, Boho Flower Punch, Eyelets Metallic
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Happy Holidays

I went to Archiver's recently & found these beautiful flowers so I had to have the DP to match! Here's the result. I love it!


CS - Crumb Cake
DP - other
Accessories - Dimensionals, other
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

DCBD 197

Recently I was able to help a friend out who's hostess wanted a Halloween themed workshop and this holiday is not one her favorites so she didn't really have any current products. Since she knew I had ordered everything on one of our Halloween pages in the current mini, she asked if I could help her. I was so glad to be able to repay her for the many kind things that she has done for me. When she returned my items she had included the above stamped image knowing I didn't have it & that I love it. I may have to get this set now! Isn't she sweet? My friend, that is. The little girl image is also.


CS - Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
DSP - Ghostly Greetings (retired)
Stamps - Greeting Card Kids
Accessories - Spooky Night Rub-ons, Black Flourish Designer Jewels, Water Color Wonder Crayons, Aquapainter, Ribbon Originals Elementary (retired)
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Sunday, October 17, 2010

MOJO Monday 159

I'm still here, sort of anyway. I've also been creating but just can't take that next step of posting to my blog. I would love to hear from those of you who are kind enough to stop by. I could use some encouragement! It surely does a soul good.

CS - Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
DSP - Candy Cane Christmas
Stamps - A Cute Christmas
Accessories - Pretty in Pink Ribbon, Stampin Write Markers
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