Sunday, December 30, 2012

Happy 2013

Out with the with the new! I don't know about you, but I'm ready for a brand new year....filled with the promises of God that He's in control and wants what's best for each of us :) I got so excited when I saw this background paper in my stash (Simple Stories) that I whipped up this *Happy New Year* card, then realized the paper says Happy Birthday! Oopsie. Both phrases are Heart & Soul. I don't really make resolutions, but I am going to attempt to be more active on here....we'll see how that goes :) Praying God's Peace and Blessings on you and your families in the year ahead!

Friday, December 28, 2012

a little crafty inspiration for the new year:)

This is one of my favorite handmade cards we received. I loooove clean & simple, one color themes. embossed with green tinsel powder and some bling.... couldn't be more beautiful! one of my crafty *goals* for the new year is to *upcycle* this & last years's cards received into next year's new is where I got my inspiration... this gal can really make awesome cards :) hope you have a lovely new year filled with joy & surprise blessings :) ps~ I'm also going to adopt a fun practice that one of my pastors and his wife do every year...they pick a couple of cards out each week from the stash they received and pray for those families throughout the week. how cool is that???!

Monday, December 24, 2012

The Longest Night

Once again, our small group (Bible study group) helped to lead a special service at church, called *The Longest Night* ~ referring to the Winter Solstice when we have the least amount of daylight hours. The main theme is that Christmas/this time of year may not be the *merriest* for everyone....people are hurting and struggling. Even if you thought you were sailing through things hunky dory, along comes a horrific tragedy that touches all our lives. We offered songs, words of encouragement, and scripture that offers hope. We shared communion, prayer, and a lovely candle lighting time ~ which is what this picture is about...the altar covered with burdens we bear and are giving to the Light of Christ. My prayer is that we all can give our burdens to the Newborn King and walk in His Light! Merry Christmas ><>

Sunday, December 2, 2012


Today marks the beginning of the Advent Season....where we prepare our hearts for the coming of the Baby King :) Once again I had the joy of helping with the mobile in the Sanctuary at church. We went with a *less is more* theme this year:) and rather than the Liturgical colors of Advent ( blue/purple ) we chose to do something different. It looks nice with the carpet on the altar steps, and the poinsettias when we put them up today. I love this season in the church year! ><>