There was a beautiful passage in one of my books that I use to meditate on God's Peace, Love and Encouragement, Quiet Moments in the Presence of God. It is published by Bethany House. The sharing I read today was beautiful. It is called, "It Takes Both." First a couple of wonderful promises from His Word.
"Trust in the Lord and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Delight yourself in the Lord and
He will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in Him and He will do this."
When a fine artist takes the hand of a promising student and guides it on the canvas, the brushstroke is more the teacher's than the student's. The student holds the brush and makes a motion of the hand, but the teacher's touch comes through to the painting. Much honor and praise belong to the teacher.
But there is honor and praise for the student as well. he student has put himself in the teacher's capable hands, has made himself malleable to the teacher's touch. The student has yielded to the motion and direction of the teacher. The surrender of the student to the teacher brings wonderful and beautiful results.
Your attitudes and actions are always better
when you let God guide them with His hand and heart.
"Teach me to follow You, and I will obey Your Truth. Always keep me faithful." Psalm 86:11
Well, it is almost time to draw a winner of our 1st Blog-o-Versary Candy! You must be entered before midnight on Wednesday, June 29th to be eligible. Winners will be announced on a special post on the 30th! The easiest way is to post the Blog-o-Versary Candy photo or list of goodies in it--through the 29th on your blog...(be sure to let us know about it!) Have you told your friends about it? Perhaps you and a friend could agree that if one of you is our winner...you will share the prize with each other...allowing you to double your chance of winning some of the prizes. That would be a way to double your chances! Find out how to enter by clicking on one of the pink links!
Ash2Ash CD- Rise Up Testify for Jesus!The Book, Tortured for Christ by Richard Wurmbrand
Travel: Border Stickers
K&Company Embossed Travel License Plates
Title of Mexico-- 9" Laser Cut
Mexican Scenery Stickers
Ballet: 2 laser cut tags
Ballet 1 laser cut set of shoes, a rose, dancers, and the word Ballet
High Heel Shoe Embellishments
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Christmas: Maya Road-Layered Chipboard Christmas Tree Album
24 Christmas Cards
K Stamp Gingerbread House Wood Stamp
Craft Tray and set of Barbara Trobley's Ultra Fine Glitter
Imaginisce- Eye of Newt Glitter covered brads
Paper Wishes Stamps:
key hole stamp
flourishes solid and line
vintage word frame
Template: hearts & flowers
Brass Pumpkin Stencil
Rose Quartz Necklace
Mickey & Minnie Mouse Pens
American Cancer Society Calendar
Raffia dark purple, light purple, white
Tomorrow I am going to StampFest 2011. I can not wait. I am going with my Mom, and I am so excited to meet two of my blogger friends in person! They happen to be going also! I am so happy about this!
And, I can't wait to see what new goodies they have for us, as well as make and takes. It is a short show, sadly, they are only open from 9-5pm! That is not enough time to make sketches, write down ideas and wish lists, and enter all of the give-aways! Oh, plus do a bit of shopping! I wish Our Daily Bread Designs would be there, I love their products...and their artists!
I am so grateful that my body will let me make it through tomorrow's festival. I have been careful to rest since we came home...but still used some of that God given strength that He blessed me with last week, in Maryland. I thank You, Lord Jesus!
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