Friday, March 28, 2008

Awesome Snowiness:)

So today...we received a late winter/early spring snowed! Now here where I live, in the beautiful Pacific 'Northwet'- as I so affectionately call it- we don't get all that much snow in a good year- but today was off the charts as it is the latest snowfall in any year that anyone around here can remember :) It was just beautiful- like a dusting of powdered sugar! God is good- all the time!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Resurrection Day !

He is Risen! He is not here! Why do you look for the living among the dead? Have any sweeter words graced the pages of history? We are an Easter people...Halleluia!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Why "Good" Friday ???

Why is Good Friday called “good”? What the Jewish authorities and Romans (and we ourselves, being sinful creatures- because He died for everyone!) did to Jesus was definitely not good !- in fact it was the most excruciatingly horrible death sentence handed down in that day! (see Matthew 26-27). However, the results of Christ’s death are very good! Awesome is a better word, I think....Romans 5:8, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” 1 Peter 3:18, “For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was sinless- but He took our sins upon Himself- took the punishment we deserve, and made it so that we can be forgiven...God looks at us through the eyes of Jesus and our sins are paid for- we go free! And the even more amazing part of it all? All you have to do is receive it and believe it! Have a great Friday!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Maundy Thursday

The Last Supper. Imagine sitting with Jesus and breaking bread together. Amazing fellowship. Brotherly love in it's truest sense. Loving Him and all that He is. And then...He explains that this is the last night you'll all be together like this....What? Why? Say it isn't so! But Jesus knew all along what was coming. And still- He walked right toward it, instead of running away. That is amazing love. Beyond anything we humans can fathom. Thank you Jesus.....

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Easter Card

This is a new card I made for friends this Easter...the cross is from Heart & Soul Rubber Stamp Co., (I can't remember where the 'alleluia' was from...) colored with pencils and attached with brads to a sage green backgound with torn background paper scraps. One of my goals for the year is to USE UP some of the stuff I've been collecting through 20 odd years of stamping! Having moved recently- I had a first hand look at what a 'paper packrat' I am...I never throw anything away ('cause sure as you do- you'll need it!) I even keep the cute little Target dotty paper that comes in the mail! Wow. Anyway...blessings on your Holy Week and Easter preparations.....It really is about more than a bunny & eggs! :)

Monday, March 17, 2008

An Irish Blessing

May soft be the grass you walk on
May fair be the skies above you
May true be the joys that surround you
May dear be the hearts that love you
May the Lord above look down and bless
Your life in large and small ways!
God's Peace to You

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Palm Sunday

So...what does Palm Sunday mean to me, personally ??? Well---a couple of things actually. It marks the beginning of Holy Week- Jesus willingly going to the cross to carry all of my sins upon himself....a week to remember and contemplate such an amazing event. Like Mary, I hide these things in my heart and ponder them......And it's a reminder that Christ made his triumphant entry as King- not the King the Jewish folks were expecting- that would divide and conquer the 'bad guys' of the day, but as the King of Kings who would divide and conquer Satan, death and separation from God. He would rather die, than live without us ! Hosanna !

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Two Beautiful Words......

STAMP CONVENTION ! I took a 'mental health' day today and went to the stamp convention in Portland. I think it had been about a year since my last one- due to home building and moving and life in general....I was actually impressed at the number of shoppers and vendors. Still small by most standards- but there were plenty of people there dropping $$$ and I boosted the economy a little myself..heheheh... The last convention I went to was very scarce and I was discouraged that stamping was dying out...silly me....I could see today that it's alive and well! Now...all I have to do is go trim some rubber and get busy stamping! Blessings!

Friday, March 14, 2008

"See, I am doing a new thing...."

So...I'm new to this whole blogging thing....thanks to Mamidini I am hooked, though :) So many beautiful card ideas and tips. I must become a part of it all ! Blessings, my stamping friends !