Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Welp, I did it again!

I couldn't help myself! Had to list this set the second the pictures came in! I am addicted to selling!!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Going on Vacation Anyplace Special??

You might like to add my vacation tote bag to your necessary items to pack! The matching set is coming out on May 20th. Stay tuned...!

When You're Overloaded

(1) Think about someone other than yourself. Focusing on something other than your self gives you perspective.
(2) Don't get bitter. Life is 10 percent what happens to you, and 90 percent how you respond to it. "Nothing creates more deep-seated anxiety, than the false assumption that life should be free from anxieties."

Monday, April 28, 2008


A soldier made it his practice to end each day with Bible reading and prayer. As the others gathered in the barracks and retired for the night, he'd kneel by his bunk. Some of them saw this and began to mock him. But one night the abuse went beyond words. As he bowed in prayer one soldier threw his boots and hit him in the face. The others jeered, looking for a fight, but there was no retaliation. Next morning when the boot-thrower woke up he couldn't believe what he saw. There at the foot of his bed were his boots - polished and returned.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

I needed some variety in my life....

so I had fun staying up until 1:00am making this stripwork purse. I'll tell you, the girls at Wisterialane are some late-night workers.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Oh, You guys....

Everytime Holly and Peyton of
Peyton's Place Boutique

send me the lates pictures they've modeled, after I'm done drooling, I can not WAIT to sell the set on eBay! So. Here's a sneak peak at our Wildflower set, coming out May 13th.

Inner Strength

A grindstone can make a diamond shine, or reduce solid rock to dust. It depends what you're made of.

If what you're doing doesn't produce resistance, it's not worth doing. The winners in your Bible are described this way: "Their weakness was turned to strength. They became strong in battle." What turns weakness into strength? Faith that refuses to back up, back down, or settle for less than what God has promised!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Be patient, Mic Jagger.

The old saying, "You can't always get what you want," isn't necessarily true! When you "Delight yourself in the Lord...he will give you the desires of your heart" (Ps 37:4 NIV).

But usually He makes you wait. Dennis Wholey says: "Waiting is an art...If you can wait two years, you can achieve something you couldn't achieve today however hard you worked, however much money you threw at it, however many times you banged your head against the wall."

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Again and Again

If you're finding it hard to forgive yourself for something you've done in the past, it may be that you're reaping what you have sown. And it's particularly hard (but not impossible) to keep from feeling bad when you've condemned somebody else for doing the same thing. Here's a scriptural truth you need to understand, accept and live by: as long as you're alive you will have to KEEP FORGIVING - YOURSELF AND OTHERS!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Put it Down!

How heavy is a glass of water? That depends on how long you have to carry it. A minute is no problem, and after an hour your arm might ache. But after 24 hours you'll probably be in bad shape! In each instance the glass weighs exactly the same, but the longer you carry it the heavier it feels. And it's the same with a grudge; it can get so heavy it stops you from living.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Learning to hear God's voice

One evening a friend visiting Peter Lord's home told him he could hear no fewer than 18 different kinds of crickets in his garden. Peter was amazed - he'd lived there for years and never heard one. The difference was, this man was a professor of entomology and he had learned to distinguish over 200 different cricket calls with his natural ear. Imagine learning to listen to crickets! Looking back, Peter wrote, "I suddenly understood that a person must want to hear, and learn to hear, and there were many sounds I was not hearing." Think what you've been missing all these years because you haven't wanted or learned to hear the voice of God speaking to you.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Remain Focused on Good Things.

Focused people don't hide their weaknesses or excuse them; instead they focus on their strengths! Anthony Campolo says, "What you commit yourself to, will change what you are and make you into a completely different person. The future conditions you, not the past. What you commit yourself to become, determines what you are - more than anything that ever happened to you yesterday.

Monday, April 14, 2008

More on Staying Focused

Staying focused keeps you on target. We find ourselves pulled in a dozen different directions, spending much of our time and energy on things we don't really care about. Author Don Marquis put it this way: "Ours is a world where people don't know what they want, and are willing to go through hell to get it." The Bible says: "Let your eyes look straight ahead...Do not swerve to the right or the left" (Pr 4:25-27 NIV).
Attempting everything, like attempting nothing, will suck the life out of you. Focus gives you energy.
It's been said that "the world stands aside to let anyone pass, who knows where he or she is going."

Saturday, April 12, 2008

It's a Sure Thing!

“Surely Goodness and Mercy Shall Follow Me All The Days Of My Life”


David didn’t say, “ Maybe, possibly, or I’ve a hunch.” NO, he said, “Surely Goodness and Mercy.” With God it is a sure thing!

On our worst days you can still say, “Surely Goodness and Mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.”

“All the days?” Think of the days ahead and what do you see? Days at home raising a family? Days in a dead-end job? Days of loneliness or poor health? Days spent caring for a sick loved one? “Surely Goodness and Mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.” Goodness to provide, Mercy to pardon; you’ll never have a day without them!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Stay Focused!

You become effective by being selective. It's human nature to get distracted. We're like gyroscopes, spinning around at a frantic pace but not getting anywhere. Without a clear purpose you keep changing directions, jobs, relationships, churches, etc., hoping each change will settle the confusion or fill the emptiness in your heart. You think, "This time it will be different," but it doesn't solve your real problem - lack of focus.

Stop dabbling. Stop trying to do it all. Do less. Turn away from even good activities and do only that which matters most. Never confuse activity with productivity!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

"There is only one way"

This quote offends many. But, if a cure for cancer was discovered, and it was the only sure cure, would we not take it? Or, would we be afraid of being insensitive and intollerant of "all the other cures?"

The truth is that there IS only one way. Do not be deceived, and do not be ashamed!

Please be careful about popular deception.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Sneak Preview

This set is coming up for next week, along with the accessories by Peyton's Place Boutique!

The life builder

If you haven't found your life's purpose yet, talk to God. "Everything...finds its purpose in him" (Col 1:16 TM). Before you spoke your first word or took your first step, God had a plan for your life. You say, "But I have failed so badly." Maybe, but it's amazing what God can do with a broken life - when you give Him all the pieces!