Sunday, December 20, 2009

Homemade Cards

I needed a card for a couple at church, that are getting married; I looked in the stores but with all the many cards out there, I could not find one. I decided to make my own. It was a lot of fun, but it did take a little time. I even made an envelope. For the art work I did pen and ink; it was very simple but it worked nicely. I used card stock and printed the poem on velum which I then glued to the card stock at the top. The drawing I glued to black card stock and some scrap book paper, which I had on hand. The black strip at the bottom is just a piece of card stock that I glued onto the velum.

For the envelope I used brown light weight packaging paper and lined it with hand made tissue paper. The tissue paper has pressed dried leaves in it; I found it at the Dollar Tree. The tissue paper also made the envelope sturdy. To make the envelope, I took a pre-made envelope apart to see how it was constructed; then I took measurements of my card and made a pattern to fit. I then glued it together along the sides. The flowers on the outside of the card are also made out of the same tissue paper and some seed beads. I also continued the same vine pattern from the card to the envelope.

Thursday, December 17, 2009


My children, that is two of them anyway, take piano. Their teacher Lynn is the sweetest person. She is one of those people that just warms your heart when your around them. It is amazing how God puts people in your life in places you never dreamed.

Lynn teaches piano out of her house on Mondays. On other days of the week she and her cousin continue the cake business that their grandmother left them. She lives in what I believe to be her grandmothers old house. The house is one of those farm houses with the big country porch with swings and rockers; you know, were people use to stop and visit one another. The good old slow days ,where people took time to relax. The house is situated on the top of a hill overlooking pastures. The sky just seems so much bigger up there. My boys take piano, mom relaxes, and enjoys the beauty of God's creation. If Lynn knew how much I enjoyed her yard she might charge me for therapy.(: In the warmer months there seems to always be a cool breeze blowing up the hill. Aw www... how peaceful.
Well on one of those therapeutic days in spring, her dogwoods were in bloom. I had my camera with me and could not resist. The sky was a bright cobalt blue, as you can see from the photo. It was just breathtaking! Latter I decided to paint Lynn's blooms, and God's sky (yes, I know the blooms are God's, all of creation was created by him and for him, but you get what I mean.(: This painting was the most fun and relaxing; I did not worry with drawing it all out, I just painted. I enjoy impressionist painting; I know this disturbs some of my friends, but I love the bright colors, and the technique. I most enjoy works by Claude Monet, Renoir, Sisley, Degas and Seurat. (: I know my realist friends may not appreciate this as much, but thank you for loving me anyway. This painting puts a smile on my face every time I look at it and it brings me back to relaxing moments in Lynn's yard.(:

Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Journey

Lord let me stay within your hands
Keep me oh Lord from devising my own plans.
May I continue to give myself fully unto you;
For I know that is what you desire for me to do.

Lord may I be obedient to thy word;
So I may not reap wrongs I have stored.
For your blessings are on me
When that still small voice I hear;
But when I turn my eyes towards the world
My heart is filled with fear.

Elohim He is my Creator
El Elyon my all sovereign Lord
El Roi sees my innermost being
El Shaddi my all- sufficient one.

My Lord has many names
But my Lord God, He is one.
May I learn to love and trust in Him;
On this journey, We have only just begun.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Around the House

Red is my favorite color. The brown in the vase is coffee beans; they look

nice and smell great also. I thought this arrangement looked like winter.

My table is so small it is hard to find a runner that isn't so big; I used

two place mats, from Wal-Mart, they were cheaper also.

I really like these plates; I like the bird and I like red.

This wreath was a big find at Hobby Lobby. It was on clearance

for $5.00. I could not believe it. I actually thought it was a

mistake.The vine wreath without the flowers

is worth more than that. I thought the flowers on it were nice as well.

It is so fun to make your home look cozy!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


We made Amy's Coffee cake and it was a success!! Do you think the boys liked it? Much thanks to Amy!

Learning to Sew

A friend encouraged me to teach my little girl to sew.

Of course she did not want any help; she's a big girl you know.
She said, she is ready for the sewing machine now.
A pillow for her doll.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Benefits of Godly Wisdom

Human wisdom fails us in more ways than we know. It falls short of the spiritual wisdom that we can gain only from God. He desires that we have this wisdom but we must seek it, desire it. When we seek the wisdom this world has to offer we risk much and will make mistakes in our decisions. We will also loose our focus on the things of God and will have an attitude of self- sufficiency. The benefits of God's wisdom are so numerous but Proverbs 3:13-18,21-24, gives us a good idea of some of them.

"Happy is the man (or lady) that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth

understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver,

and the gain thereof than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies:

and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.

Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.

Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is everyone that

retaineth her.....keep sound wisdom and discretion: So shall they be life

unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck. Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely,

and thy foot shall not stumble. When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid:

yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet"

According to this passage, having godly wisdom influences our:

  • Happiness( verses 13,18)

  • Length and quality of life,(v 16,18,22)

  • Wealth (v.16)

  • Honor (v.16)

  • Ways (v.17)

  • Peace (v. 17,24)

  • Safety (v.23)

What are some of the responsibilities you have in your home and life? Would the promised benefits of godly wisdom listed in Proverbs help you fulfill those responsibilities? How? Remember if you are not yet married and are waiting for God to send you someone, this is your preparation time. You should be preparing for that time. While all the homemaking skills are needed and important you will be most beneficial to your future husband if you gain godly wisdom. You will be the Proverbs 31 lady and he will have found the greatest treasure, apart from God, in you. What a blessing. God is good all the time; his love and care for us is unmeasurable.(: