Wednesday, July 2, 2014

She Reads Truth........The Beatitudes Blessed are the Spiritual ZEROES when the Kingdom of the heavens come upon Them

Today's She Reads Truth Bible Study 

This study is on the Sermon at the Mount and Jesus is teaching the mulititudes the Beatitudes.  I see them as God's promises.  How do you view them and how are they applicable to you today?  Jesus was speaking of God's promises to His believers BUT at vs. 12 it let us know that we would go through rough times. This passage to me is like as a child and your parents tell you it's going to be ok because you're special and well loved. God loved us so that He was willing to make us (who are we that God would even consider this) some promises when our walk becomes challenging. 

I walk away today feeling grateful in the knowledge of God's promises to me as a Believer

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Sermon on the Mount.............She Reads Truth

It has begun the She Reads Truth study of the Sermon on the Mount Matthew 4:12 through 5:1.  This blessed me as I got some disturbing news regarding my health on yesterday and have yet to fully process it all.

Here's my prayer that goes with this lesson today.  Father God please forgive me for allowing my flesh to cloud my judgement of your plan for my life.  I'm sorry for not walkin gin you promise to me  2 Corinthians 12:9  And he said unto me, my grace is sufficient for thee; for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ my a rest upon me.  Father God thank you for bringing Your Word to my rememberance.  Thank you Father God for loving me enough to chasten me; and if there is anyone else that felt like me lets' remember that even in our most difficult times God you layed out safety nets to keep us aloat until we could swim again.  I am your vessel do with me what you will and grant me the strength to endure as a good soldier in these last days that others may see your power and come to know you for themselves.  I love you Lord in Jesus' Name Amen   Be blessed and keep God first no matter what.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

She Reads Truth ~ Ruth 4:18-22

God had a plan and He has a plan for us too. Just like Ruth and Naomi when they loss their loved ones and was poor and rejected there was a plan. My first thoughts when reading the scriptures was thank God Naomi was obedient to the voice of God and went back home and that the bond between Ruth and Naomi was genuine and true.  I love how God is so faithful to love us in our points of depair, pain and  doubt.

God is so awesome in His completeness there are never any loose threads or seams left undone.  I haven't been with you all but a week but I love this story and as a single Mother who had to come back home after my marriage ended I get this story.  I'm still waiting on my Boaz and I will say that until you are really willing to submit yourself to the will of God there will always be some loose ends in your life.  At least that's my story.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Bible Study.............She Reads Truth

Good Morning Everyone,

So I have been doing Bible study for a while but I don't think I've taken the time to share it here on my blog. I was on IG and found this group SheReadsTruth and they are currently finishing the book of Ruth.  I love this story because it's a story of love, loss, desperation, loyalty, restoration and joy.

So today's question is Who Names You today- your God or your circumstances.  Now when I read this I immediately said in my mind God because He called me Victory.  The lesson takes us back to Naomi when she changed her name to Bitter because of her grief and bleak looking future.  So as I look at this I have to think back to when I really allowed my circumstances to define who I was at that time.  My name has been defeated, lonely, desperate and dejected.  I wasn't looking towards God for direction I was caught up in my situation BUT I'm so grateful that God loved me enough to let me know that I'm the apple of His eye in Psalm 17:8   Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings  
This is what did it for me,  once Naomi realized that God was in the plan she was able to hear God for what she was to do next.  I thank God for loving me enough to speak to my circumstances and lead me on the path that is best for me.  Ruth gave Naomi the support that she needed to look up and I pray that we will remember to look up dispite our circumstance and know in Faith that God is able to see us through it.  
Please join me as I fellowship with She Reads Truth Blog you will love it!!!!!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Getting My Life Back on Track.........thanks Erin Condren

So I use to be a stickler for having a planner and Franklin Covey was always my fav.  But as Smartphones came into my life I pretty much relied on them until Oct. 2011 after my 2 daughters and 3 other family members were in a horrific auto accident.  I was overwhelmed by all the information I needed to have and keeping certain things compartmentalized I went to Target and found a planner and life was grand again. Forward to last year, instead of getting a planner I decided because of my church projects and such I would opt for project planners instead so I now have one for Outreach, Minister and  DVine Redemption.  that was ok for the most part and will still use them as they help set up meeting agendas and contacts of People who are in charge of specific tasks and as you can see you have the left column for what action was taken from the plan that was set in the right hand column.  I now needed something for the rest of my daily life and schedule.

Last month I was looking at getting a daily planner and of course I went to social media for reviews and what I was really looking for.  I finally went on and found Melvedy Designs planner but when I got it although I liked it and the setup was good it was not enough space for me to really PLAN anything for a full day.  I went back to Social Media and on YouTube I started seeing videos on FiloFax, Erin Condren and Lily Pulitzer.  After determining that the cost of  Filofax was waaayyy out of my budget and Lily Pulitzer was good but it was something about the Erin Condren Customizable Life Planner that really drew me in and the option to have a 12 or 18 month planner was appealing as well.  I watched in upwards to 60 videos and everyone was enthusiatic about her product so I made up my mind to go from this  SORRY FOR THE BLURRY PIC MY SHAKING HANDS.

 The Erin Condren Planner is to your left and the Melvedy Designs Planner is to the right.   See the difference in size and from what I learned the Erin Condren Life Planner is A2 size planner.
 Here's my Erin Condren Life Planner in Fleur Feliz pink/purple there are also other planners ie. Teachers, Sorority, Inspiration/Quote, Wedding along with Address and Notebooks.
 Here's the month at a glance nice amount of room for jotting times down or below you can customize your planner to include specific bills, social activities and such look below
 At the end of your planner there is a note section with lined and unlined pages for jotting down list of various things that are important to you.
 What I also loved about her planners is that they are Bright, Customizable, there are Inspirational Quotes throughout and at the on the top of every month at a glance page. It comes with re-positional stickers with whatever you want them to say.
 Here's a tow-sided pocket for storing whatever you like.  It also includes a clear vinyl pouch that you can place whatever you need for planning on-the-go.
And here are my additional stickers with my church emblem my girls and my grandson along with event stickers just for the things that I know are important to me.  
 to finish it all up you can also order a band to hold your planner all together

Well you can check out my YouTube video of my first impression of my planner when I opened it along with the accessories I purchased to jackup my planner and make it more personal and fun and the FREEBIES that are included.  If you think this planner is for you hop on over for $10 off your first order   Stay tuned for my 30 day review and how I'm using my planner and setting it up.

Until next time keep lifting me up in prayer and I will be doing the same for you.  My next review will be a video review about my Natural Girls Rock packages I received.   Take care and God bless.

Friday, June 20, 2014


Hey Y'all it's been a very long time since I've been able to post and boy has there been alot of things going on.  There has been some creating going on but not all that I would like.  Well for starters why don't we just cover the last 6 months in pictures.  That might help alot better.

This is me on a cane from a walker after a trip to the ER

This young man is my grandson Kaiden at 2 months old

This is me in the hospital after having to be carried out of church because I couldn't move my neck or arms

These two are of me and my ex-husband after having to have a cervical discectomy and fusion from c3 to c7 with frontal plating.  In other words I had 3 herniated disc in my neck so I have 3 cadavor discs and in the front of my neck I have a plate with 8 screws. 

This is me at home some weeks later after my shower allowing the steri-strips to dry before putting my collar back on.  At this point I'm still in misery.  The recovery was absolutely awful and this isn't my first surgery BTW.
 An here's lil Mr. Kaiden again on his way to church being occupied until it's time to go.  He's growing up so fast.  Already able to say Hi, Bye bye and Momma yeah no Da Da but Momma I can't believe it.

This is me Monday June 16, 2014 sitting in the hospital waiting to have an EMG of my left arm as my Neurosurgeon is trying to rule out the possibility of Surgery #2 to that I say the Devil is a Liar although the use of my left arm is worse than before the surgery.  Yesterday I had the second test a Myliogram with contrast and cervical CTScan.

So this is what's been going on with me personally for the past 6 months on my next post I will give you some great things that are going on with me in my crafting, career and ministry life.  Take care stay creative and be blessed.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Encouraging Word for Today

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Finishing Touches and Other Stuff

Welp folks I've completely finished some UFO's (insert applause here)!!!!! Yes it is quite a feat with all that's been going on in my life lately. 
Let's see what all the applause is about shall we. I have grandson on the way any day now and I was finally able to complete his sweater by adding buttons.  My daughter wanted these buttons she says they add a bit of whimsy. Then I finished the Car Seat Cover with his Initials. What I forgot to photograph is the flipside of the cover.
And finally I was able to get all my parts together and fixed my Serger. I'm so happy because now I can start on some serious work.

I'm a Grandma who's been very busy

I just realized it's been over a month since my last post so this is going to be a pic & news heavy post so grab a cup of tea or coffee and get comfy cause here we go.

The well I signed up for a SWAP on Ravelry because I love knitting cowls and I've done SWAPs before but this one by far was the BEST one I've ever participated in.  It's like my giver was totally in tuned with me and really made my day and then to hear from the person I had that they totally liked their package too made this so so so very very AWESOME to me!!!!!

My partner was Erban on Ravelry and I so totally love her for getting ME.  I've always wanted some NORO yarn and for those that read my blog you know I love Malabrigo she is so awesome because this package contained BOTH yes Both yarns.   JACKPOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The next item was a suit that a lady from my church asked if I could alter for her.  She needed the sleeves shorten and wanted the pants made into a skirt so here's the process

We had discussed doing a high/low hem but as I got to the end I realized that there wasn't enough material to pull that off and have it look tailored.  What I learned doing this alteration is how to shorten lined sleeves although I would love to be able to actually do a lined jacket from scratch.......stay tuned for that.  I also understand how to make a pair of pants into a well fitting skirt.  You know I've always wondered about the possibility of it all. What do you think?

In preperation of the birth of my grandson his mother wanted me to make a cover for his carseat so we picked this fabric and here it is.

So we got up on October 27, 2013 and made preperation for church and this is my baby and her baby
Carmen on her way to church 
and this is PaPa on 10-29-13 after 36 hours of labor 

                                                       and here's Big Mama and Kaiden
                                              Auntie Camille and Kaiden ready to come home
                                                Kaiden in his carseat ready for the ride home

So in love with this precious bundle of Joy as I think back two years ago 10/2/11 when his mother, my youngest daughter and 3 other relatives almost died in a horrific car accident on the highway I've got so much to thank God for.  He can take a near fatal incident and bring so much joy and life to let you know that Now Faith is the substance of things Hoped for and the Evidence of things NOT seen.  He makes no mistakes.  
On that note I'm greatful and will be back hopefully not in another month to let you know what I've been up to.  Next on the agenda is Holiday meals and gifts.  Be blessed and as always be Creative.  

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Truth Tuesday in the wee hours of Wednesday

Hello Everyone so here I am after another day of being super busy because for the first time in 3 weeks I'm feeling pretty good.  Here's my truths for this week............

  • I like to do things early because then I can sit back and think of the little things that will make it better
  • Losing weight has become one of the hardest things for me but I refuse to give up
  • Waiting for my daughter to have my grandson is getting the best of me I'm more excited than I could ever imagine
  • I love being able to be back at church
  • I wish I could go on a long vacation (2wks long would suffice)
  • I'm falling back in love with Ravelry 
  • Ministry classes are not easy there's so much to learn when it comes to delivering the Word of God
  • Looking for that LBD
Well, this is all that I have for this week stay tuned for more and as always stay Creative and God Bless!!!!!!