Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Wednesday in the Word and a {Surprise for me!}

As I was sorting through some books recently to participate in a book and magazine swap with some friends a piece of paper fell out of one of the books. I began to read it and thought...this is how I truly feel. His grace, mercy and love is what covers me and that is it!

I am a Christian
When I say..."I am a Christian" I'm not shouting, "I'm clean living". I'm whispering "I was lost", Now I'm found and I'm forgiven. 
When I say..."I am a Christian" I don't speak of this with pride. I'm confessing that I stumble and need CHRIST to be my guide.
When I say..."I am a Christian" I'm not trying to be strong. I'm professing that I'm weak and need HIS strength to carry on.
When I say..."I am a Christian" I'm not bragging on success. I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.
When I say..."I am a Christian" I'm not claiming to be perfect. My flaws are far too visible but, God believes I am worth it.
When I say..."I am a Christian" I still feel the sting of pain. I have my share of heartaches so I call upon His Name.
When I say...I'm a Christian" I'm not holier than thou. I'm just a simple sinner who received God's grace...

I hope that you have been blessed by this little poem that I found that I had stuck in an old book...a great reminder to me once again of God's Ultimate Grace!

And I must share...I was so surprised to find out that I was featured on Linda's "show and share" over at Coastal Charm.Here is the link and here was the feature!

Happy 4th of July!

Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Monday, June 29, 2015

A little Creativity plus lots of Talking equals a GREAT time!

I love it when I see a little creativity comes together, especially with sweet friends!

 Isn't this little jar just a beauty! I've decided to name her Rose. She isn't mine but I still named her. Don't you just love that chalk paint color? So sweet! My friend created Rose and I can tell you now that she almost accidentally of course came home with me! LOL!

Some of us gals decided to have a girls day and do a little creating. Well, I think we actually talked a lot more than we created but we sure did have a good time. Let me share some of our little creations.....

 We have a little Shabby Chic going on here....
And isn't her eye makeup just so pretty? The things we women notice right?

 Think Peacock...Just wait till you see the finished product!Absolutely beautiful!

A beautiful color of green is the making here and Jade at that! Love me some jade color!

Think Willow...angel, and upside down jar!!!! Stunning piece!

For me it was lace, jewels and beads....I was allowing my Southern Belle to showcase itself!

 This sweet friend decided she would not participate in a craft however, she organized a book and magazine swap for us and just wanted to be a part of our wonderful fellowship!

And a SWAP it was! WOW! We had so many different books and magazines to choose from! I loved it.

We had everything you could imagine to help us CREATE...and CREATE we did!

Shabby Chic style turned out perfect. I love how she used the key. Such a sweet added touch to this pretty blue jar with roses.Yes, Miss Felicity was perfect.

Don't you just love the color and embellishments? I named her Miss Prissy Peacock because she looks like she has class as she struts her stuff!

Awe...and then we have Miss Jade. (Yes, I name everything) Isn't she lovely? Looks like a wonderful vintage piece to have to me! So elegant.

Pink and lace with a rhinestone. Doesn't she look like something that Miss Melanie would have sitting in her powder room on "Gone with the Wind"?  So Miss Melanie it was!

And I think this was a favorite for everyone. "Miss Willow" of Angel Town. A simple jar turned upside down with an angel in it!!! Just beautifully adorned isn't she?

I don't know why but I decided that her name would be Hillary. I love how the chalk paint turned out and the purple and green colors just go so well together. Then add a sparkling green earring to it and got simplicity with a touch of class.

Miss Bubblegum (because her color reminded me of bubblegum) was made using a frappuccino bottle, some pearls, a piece of decorative paper and a broken earring. Dainty little thing but oh so cute.

Or how about a tin can using a piece of decorative paper with some lace and pearls?

Or it can hold a few napkins....
The ideas are endless! I think it would be adorable to store makeup brushes in too. OH...yes her name....Frenchy! She is from FRANCE....see the Eiffel tower on her?

We had so much fun! 

I decided to make a little gift with a jar for my friends too.

When I think of summer time I think LEMONADE! And of course yellow and daisy's go hand in hand to me!

 Nothing says lemonade better than a good old Mason jar right? I had some leftover Easter grass left from Easter and placed it in the bottom of the jar. Added a single serving of Wyler's lemonade and a real lemon. Used twine and yellow ribbon to tie the straw onto the jar and hot glued a daisy.

I added a tag...Oh taste and see that the Lord is Good....and that He is!

What's her name? Oh I thought you would never ask!!! Her name of course is Daisy!

And I must share my newest coffee cup one of my sweet friends gave me....I love it!

AIN'T it the truth? 

We brought a sack lunch and just thoroughly enjoyed visiting with one another. As we decided...We must make time for the little things in life....Life is so short and will pass us by quickly. And where oh where would we be without our girlfriends?

I hope that you have enjoyed our creative moments. We sure did!

I am joining Linda from Coastal Charm today for her Show and Share linky party. Pop over and take a peek...

Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wednesday in the Word-Tidbits worth reading

I am one of those people that walk around with a pen, a writing tablet, journal or something to make notes on or you can rest assured I have something nearby. Are you like that? Sometimes someone can say something that I want to remember or it is so profound to me at the moment that I just have to write it down. I have notes all in my Bible. Some things is simply what I feel the Lord is saying to me through the reading of His Word while other things I have jotted down may be something someone else said. I love to look back and read my notes at times. I also have this little book that has little one sentence phrases that others has stated that I love to go back and read at times too. CRAZY at how sometimes it seems to be JUST what I needed to read that day. So for today, I'd like to share some of what I call, "Tidbits". Maybe one of these little tidbits speaks to you.

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** Don't worry about what you do not understand...Worry about what you do understand in the bible but do not live by. Corrie ten Boom

** You will be able to trust Him only to the extent that you know Him!
Kay Arthur

** Weave the unveiling fabric of God's Word through your heart and mind. It will hold strong, even if the rest of life unravels.
Gigi Graham Tehividjian

** We are never stronger than the moment we admit we are weak.
Beth Moore

** Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.
Corrie ten Boom

**  Pray as though everything depends on God. Work as though everything depends on you.
St. Augustine

** Why do we as Christians settle with the mindset of "A little dab will do you" when we should have GREAT expectations from God? Do we expect GOD to show up and show out?
James Croft

** We have to pray with our eyes on God...not on the difficulties.
Oswald Chambers

** If you live for the approval of others you will die by their rejections.
Rick Warren

** Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
Dr. Seuss

** Lower your expectations of earth. It isn't heaven so do not expect it to be!
Max Lucado
** I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father but through me.
Jesus (John 14:6)

I hope that one of the little tidbits has spoken to your heart today in some way. Always be alert to what others never know when their words can be a source of comfort, a nugget of truth for you or a simple reminder that God loves you with an everlasting love no matter where you are right now in your life.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy