I'll list a few quick observations.
1) The use of "brothers and sisters" is a reminder: We are family!
2) We're reminded to rejoice in the LORD! 3) Reminders can be good.
1) When I first heard a member of my church call me "Sister", I was confused. Up until this time, I had only heard "sister" used in church to refer to nuns! When my trusted friend explained the concept of family of Christ to me, I was surprised. Over the years, I have come to count on and love my brothers and sisters in the LORD very deeply. What a true blessing this has been!
2) Remeber this chorus from Philippians 4:4?
As a young believer, this confused me. A Youth Pastor said something like this:
I have to remember to assume the best of others - mainly because that keep me from "stinkin' thinkin'" and the best is usually correct!
Today's verse really helps me to smile at the growth You've caused in my life! You've given me another family, have been teaching me how to rejoice always - even while weeping and to appreciate those reminders!
You are amazing! Thank You for giving me this blog, growing me and being oh so patient with me! In Your precious name, Amen.
I so admire those of you who take some bits of paper, stickers, journal cards, a few pictures and, most of all, your heart and create such lovely scrapbooks!
I don't usually make the "normal" scrapbooks I see online. My are my therapy during challenging times.
During one such time, I wanted to express my journey via scrapbooking, but everything out there was cheerful and happy - the complete opposite of what I felt.
And then I found these books!
Imperfect Lives by Tara Govemo and
Scrapbooking Your Faith by Courtney Walsh. I love the "realness" of them!
Now that I could handle! I'll be sharing pages as I go along! I hope you enjoy the journey with me! By the way, are any of you scrapbookers? Or are you scrapbooking challenged like I am?
Layer Cake Quilt.
It all started with a trip to Lancaster, Pennsyvania and a purchase of this fabric.
There was enough fabric left to make this baby quilt!