Loving all God's people

" That is why since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God's people, I have not stopped giving thanks to God for you. I always remember you in my prayers ..."

Ephesians 1 : 15 - 16

Sunday, April 5, 2015

... Victorious Easter Hope ...

 "Our gifts are not from God to us, but from God through us to the world."
by Janice Elsheimer (The Creative Call)

I am hungry for days filled with kingdom purpose.  When I don't second guess God at every turn and when I trust Him wholeheartedly.  When my spirit eyes are more awake than my earthly eyes ... and when my focus is more on God than my problems.  When I see the miracles in the every day.  And when I use my gifts to for God's glory and not my fame.

Thank goodness I have Jesus to pick up the pieces.

I seem to have grown such a 'when' list.  The beauty of Easter is the reminder of what Jesus accomplished on the cross ... His Grace brings Life, Hope, Peace, Salvation and that's just the beginning. 
Jesus said to her, “Mary.”
She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!”
Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”
Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!”
John 20 : 16-18

Oh how valued and significant we all are.  Imagine if everyone stepped out into their gifts and shared them with the world.  What a different world it would be.

Happy Easter

Be blessed and be a blessing



Thursday, March 5, 2015

Fantangle Designs ...

So proud of my Blogging Buddie ... 

Feel very blessed to have met Jen.  She is an inspiration to me.  The way she embraces her God given gifts and explores possibility.  Her courage and creativity is amazing.  She has just jumped into the world of markets ... selling her beautiful Artwork.

Check out her wares at Fantangle Designs ... and her Shop.

Visit her at the Sydney Boutique Markets.

'In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well.'
Romans 12:6

Be blessed and be a blessing



Thursday, February 26, 2015

Be defined by Love ...

This week my pondering has been about 'letting God define me' ... and if this is my aim, what does it mean for me?

I keep coming back to Love.

May you have the power to understand, as all God's people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is.  May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully.  Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
Ephesians 3:18-19

God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16

Let this amazing Love surround me and tell me who I am.

Let the fullness of Christ, fill me.

Be defined by Christ, not the world.

Be defined by Love ...

Be blessed and be a blessing



Thursday, February 19, 2015

Reflecting and letting go ...

 Reflecting once again on all the striving I do ... I spend a lot of time striving to be better ... Wishing I had more talent ... Dreaming about how I want life to be rather than living the life I have and accepting the person I am ... 

A great read is 'A million little ways' by Emily Freeman, it helped remind me ... I am God created and for a reason.  Accepting who I am and trusting God .   

My words for this year ... Letting go ... Sunset ... Seem to have different meaning for me now ... Another meaning could be letting go of old beliefs about myself and walking into new beliefs ... Embracing and accepting myself more fully ... Letting God define me.

"You were made in the secret place, woven together on purpose with threads made from sacred longings that come not only from you but from the heart of God - he wove you together with a personality and you bring your own you-ness to the table.  

I will admit it might take our whole lives to see the complete picture of what we can now see only in part.  But don't believe for a minute that a person who bears the image of God has nothing to offer."
from A million little ways
by Emily Freeman

These words were such an encouragement to me.
Keep reading ... Keep Listening ... Keep Sharing God's Love ... you just never know who it may encourage.

Be blessed and be a blessing



Thursday, February 12, 2015

2015 ... Don't Hold Back

On a recent road trip I listened to Max Lacardo's audio book about 'Facing your Giants' .  I has been a timely reminder to make God my focus . So my task this year is to keep God my focus.  With all the busy busy of work and friends and family ... Keep Jesus Christ at the center.  No matter how many years pass, as my relationship will Jesus continues I never cease to learn and grow... Old words I hear anew and different ... New understanding ... New perspective ... Fresh reminders.

2015 needs to be a year where Christ is First, Last and Central . 

Don't Hold Back

Be blessed and be a blessing



Monday, November 3, 2014

Markets are coming ...

... a few new delights available at the Moonlight Markets ... crane magnets ... origami stars ... Christmas Cards that glitter ... Origami Heart Bookmarks.

Looking forward to it.

Be Blessed and be a Blessing



Sunday, October 12, 2014

God keeps His Promises ...

God keeps His promises ...

I have just finished Holidays ... holidays I spent at home ... relaxing sleeping crafting and renewing ... sometimes the days seem a bit monotonous and I so easily get lost in the business of life ... BUT I know who directs my steps ... I know who holds me fast ... God's word is true ... He holds His ground ... He never wavers.  GodTags was a God whisper that began many years ago and I feel the stirring as though something is about to change ... no sure what yet but cant wait to see the journey continue.

Getting ready for the Moonlight Markets has been productive these holidays.  I have a few new delights.  Struggling with my new Christmas cards but hopefully soon will have a glimpse to show you. 

I hope and pray that God is working through you and that you have have him clearly in your sights, as you walk through your days.  And that you know ... He will never let you go!

Be blessed and be a blessing