Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Almost :)

I dug into the scrap drawer again for this one- bits and pieces for the most part. Words are Heart & Soul- the awesome butterfly punch is from Martha Stewart- it's pretty hard squeezing- maybe my paper is too tough :) But I like it nonetheless.
Well it almost feels like Spring here...but I'll take the rain any day over all the tornadoes! My heartfelt prayers for all those families who are just devastated. ><>

Monday, April 25, 2011

He is Risen Indeed :)

Here's the new Sanctuary mobile- look closely and you can see a cross in the middle of the bottom....but wait! It's been overshadowed by new life (pastel ribbons) and the white draping represents Christ's discarded grave clothes :)

This is the ugly barren chicken wire covered stick that we slowly transform into a beautiful cross during our Festival of Flowers service :) Everyone brings flowers from home and turns something ugly into something beautiful! Just like Jesus does for us :) Halleluia! ><>

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Good Friday

A little late with this one...but here is what the Sanctuary mobile looked like last night with the crosses dangling from it- our Good Friday service included a performance of "The Weeping Tree" - a beautiful cantata! At the end we all went up to the 'tree' and dipped our finger in ashes, leaving our fingerprint on the cross. It was very moving & powerful! ><>

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Easter fun

This started out as one of those 8/$1 cards from Craft Warehouse- I just loved the shape and it came with envelopes too. What. a. deal. Added a little eggy background paper, used one of the $1 egg stamps, and made some Easter grass with that cool punch that looks like a fern leaf. Alleluia :) ><>

Sunday, April 17, 2011


Thank you Jesus....for this day. For going into the midst of chaos and suffering willingly. You have my heart :)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Ken's Homegoing

A dear friend celebrated his Resurrection Day last week after a 19 month long valiant effort to overcome cancer. Ken was the *epitome* of health- never smoked, ate very wisely, excerised greatly. Why lung cancer would come to him is beyond my comprehension. I've had quite a few difficult conversations with God over this one. What I keep hearing back is TRUST ME. So I am. I do. I always have. I always will. For His ways are not our ways. I am thankful for Ken's faithful life: friend,teacher,mentor,prayer warrior,gardener,woodworker,volunteer...the list goes on and on. I truly believe he saved my daughter's life one year on the annual youth group bike trip to the San Juan Islands when he noticed that her bike had no brakes (ok, so we're NOT parents of the year!) and promptly fixed them on the spot. 'Cause that is some *hilly* biking! I'm grateful for every time we were together- and for the 19 months Ken had to meet his new grandaughters. Especially for the Grace of God that assures me we will see Ken again. I am honored to be playing on the worship team for his Celebration of Life service- Jesus help me play through the tears- happy and sad. See you soon, my friend ><>

PS- Ken HAS overcome :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

My Redeemer....

I think this card needs something more...but obviously I don't know what it is :) Both images are Heart & Soul- I added a little heart on the *i*. I've always meant to color this stamp with each spot being a different color....but this is as close as I'm getting today! ><>