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

Friday, May 25, 2012

Inspire Me corner ...

My little Inspire Me corner is what keeps me keeping on with my postcards ...

This is my inspire corner …  all my Etsy buys for May … 
I love the color and texture of Angie Vandenbogaards' print …  the way her prints show the texture is fabulous.
Love Love Love the layering in Kate Masons' Collage with words.
Words are key to me … so SprinkledJoy word art is such a great reminder.
As always Kelly Rae is everywhere … she was my catalyst and constant inspiration

I have placed my inspire corner directly opposite my desk so every time I turn around I see it .. it makes me smile and reminds me that there are other people following there dreams just like me.

Etsy gives me access to the world of handmade art … such creative people … it is such a wonderful platform to work from.

Arise and Shine keeps going around and around in my head this week.
Arise, shine;
For your light has come!
And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth,
And deep darkness the people;
But the Lord will arise over you,
And His glory will be seen upon you.
The Gentiles shall come to your light,
And kings to the brightness of your rising.
 “Lift up your eyes all around, and see:
They all gather together, they come to you;
Your sons shall come from afar,
And your daughters shall be nursed at your side.
Then you shall see and become radiant,
And your heart shall swell with joy;

Isaiah 60:1-5

I know this verse is talking about Zion but the greater context being us as a generation of people who need to shine the light of Christ ... Me needing to use my God given gifts to shine His Glory.

God speaks to my heart in so many ways.

I hope your God size dreams are blooming with the colors of the rainbow ... never let go of His promises ... keep on keeping on ... and lift up your eyes so you can pass on God's Love everyday.

Be blessed and be a blessing 



Wednesday, May 16, 2012

What a Difference ...

What a difference 4 months makes!

If you had known my lifestyle 4 months ago you would not recognize me today.

... to look in my fridge today ... I have fruit and veggies and healthy food ... my freezer has homemade soup and homemade meals ready to go ... baked goods in my Tupperware.

... coming from last year with an empty fridge that had milk and cheese only ... and occasionally left over pizza ... a loaf of bread in the freezer ... I was a takeout queen who ate ANYTHING as long as I didn't have to cook it (what a difference 4 months makes).

What caused such a drastic change was a year of being very sick and finally ending up in Hospital ... only to find out that I have an allergy to dairy and eggs.  Thus a drastic change of diet ... So the girl who never cooked has become a chic who bakes and cooks every weekend.  I have learned to go shopping for food and read labels ... I call myself  the vegan who eats meat ...

But all jokes aside, it is so important to look after your health.

I am so thankful for the internet ... being able to Google recipes and look up information on allergies.

Vegan sites have been my saving grace ... and have got me through many tear filled tantrums.
I can go to a vegan restaurant and know I am in safe hands. (though the first vegan restaurant I went to, I drove the waiter nuts ... until he finally shuddered 'You Can Trust Me' ... poor guy ... I was just so nervous)

My appreciation for the time it takes to prepare and cook has been awakened.  Those working mothers out there that shop and cook for their families are amazing.  Well done and be blessed every one of you!  I only have to look after myself and that is hard enough for me.

Also my understanding of what it is I am eating and putting into my body, has gigantically improved.  The amount of additives and preservatives that are in foods is jaw dropping.  Fresh fruit and Veg win hands down every time ... So much easier for my body to digest.

So please look after your health ... go see your doctor if you have concerns about your health ... be good to your body ... it is the only one you will get!

Be blessed and be a blessing


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

a new thing ...

“He set my feet on a rock
    and gave me a firm place to stand.
 He put a new song in my mouth,

Psalm 40:2-3