Friday, April 24, 2009

A Small Storm FromThe Distance -

I love to see distance clouds these pics. were taken at around 6:20 this morning.
Nothing really lasted and it was in the distance. I think it will be a nice day.
I hope everyone has an awesome day and a great weekend too.

Monday, April 20, 2009

This Morning's Journaling.

This morning I was sitting and writing in my personal journal. I thought I'd share what I wrote. Sometimes when I write it's reinforcing what I already know and somethings can be nonsensical to others. but that's okay. When I thought of latter rain and wrote it down I was quickly reminded of the book of Joel. There are events; prophesy in the Bible that have all ready come to pass and some yet to be fullfilled. But coming all the same. Don't be worrying or hung up with that you might not understand, just get in the word, cling to Him spend time with the Lord as with a best friend.

Monday April 20 ~

My head is full of thoughts it seems,
Many are which you'd say are dreams.
Sitting here I'm thinking; I'm thinking,
In this empty room of mine.
It isn't full of things I have -
It's full of things divine!

For the Lord is setting here with me;
Where else would I want to be?
With my head full of thoughts,
Thinking - thinking even dreams.
While setting in the empty room,
On a raspberry color settee.


It 's grey - even somewhat dark outside,
There's little droplets of rain falling,
falling from the sky.
The birds are tucked away in the trees
with little chirps and tweets of some,
And one that still sings,
Waiting for the sun to shine.
The droplets will soon be gone
All will be fresh and new-
Drenched in the warmth of sun.
VLB 04-20-09

We want the warmth of the sun and not the rain. But even as in nature - for things to grow, what we may not like are needed. During this time pray - pray for latter rains to come; spiritual growth. Strength for today and times ahead still coming. Trust in Him, do not fear what's coming. Be in His word, watch yourself - grow. You need rain, times you may not like. You'll have the warmth of the Son!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

One Year This Spring!

Forsythias is one of Springs wonderful HELLO's here in Northeast Ohio and it's one of many things I enjoy about Spring. It also was in Spring I started blogging; one year ago, yesterday, and it's been one of the best things I've done for myself. It's been a blessing to share a little of myself with others and I hope it's been a blessing for some of you. I've made some friends along the way and I certainly have had a lot to talk with others about. It's been fun. Thank you for all the wonderful comments that have been posted and spoken.

I still can't get over time and truly how fast it fly's. Is it me? Is it something that just happens when you get older? Or really - just a natural phenomenon? Maybe it all the above.

Dear friends, this is now my second letter to you. I have written both of them as reminders to stimulate you to wholesome thinking. I want you to recall the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets and the command given by our Lord and Savior through your apostles.

First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, "Where is this 'coming' he promised? Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation." But they deliberately forget that long ago by God's word the heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and by water. By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.

But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. 1 Peter 3:1-8 NIV

Friday, April 17, 2009

My Old / New Digs -

I've been wanting to post for sometime now, I do collectively take pictures for future posts as well as, starting new drafts I go back to and work on here and there until I post; lately I have been to active to get things finished to post. I do want to share what I've been calling my old / new digs - for how long, I haven't the foggiest clue - but it's a room I'm hoping will inspire me to get creative again. If it doesn't I'm not sure what will.
Since we moved here about 8 years ago this room has been a few things. It started out first for sewing, then a quest room, then a make sift bedroom / storage room and now back to a sewing room women would love to have. I've always wanted my own room! The sad thing is in all the almost eight years I've not taken the time (that is - made the time or use my time wisely) to take advantage (use to the fullest) the talent or gifts that the Lord has given me. I don't know if anyone well admit to the same thing but I know you're out there with excuses just like me.
I've been working on many projects with the hopes to sell what I make or I should say create with the Lords direction and help in all that I do.
Pictured below is a crafting table my husband made for me with my inspiration. I have started using it recently and I love the space to work on as well as, being able to drop the sides down when not in use. (Though I haven't done that yet). We kept the sides open so I can have full use of the storage beneath and there also are casters to roll it out of the way. The side supports are yet to be constructed because we have several ideas - it's just picking the one to work best.

There are a couple scripture verses that came to mind while I was thinking of this post.
John 14 :2 In My Father's house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. (other translations my have rooms or mansions) and the next verse is Ephesians 5:16 - making the most of your time, because the days are evil.

We recently celebrated Easter and I do want to post on Easter even through the "holiday" already has pasted. Easter is something that should be on the minds of believers and celebrated daily. It's a wonderful thing to know He prepares a place for us. A place of our own to enjoy for eternity. We should want to share the good news with others. Future days are increasingly coming at us faster and evil seem to bound even more, let us make the most of our time here advancing in the knowledge of Jesus that went to prepare a place for us who believe. Remember He said "If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also." John 14:3