Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Sound of Silence

When was the last time you just stopped and listened? I mean REALLY listened.

Last weekend 11 women slipped away to Be Still and listen to God and hear what he had for each of our 11 different hearts.

The most powerful part for me, was the complete silence from bedtime Friday night; until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. If you know me well.... well; can you imagine me in TOTAL silence for that long? best part, I'm the one that suggested it. haha!

Man, was it ever a time to just download a bunch of fuel for the fire that we all have to live passionately the way God has called us.

If you haven't in a while; I encourage you to stop. listen. Be Still. & then go forth fully with what you hear. ;)

Hebrews 12:29 for our "God is a consuming fire."

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Making things Makes me Happy

What is it that makes you happy? Ya know, those gifts that you were created to use, that really just put you in that spot. that Blissful spot. For me, one is creating things. Usually from stuff that I have been given or that has meaning, I enjoy finding creative ways to put it to use.

Example A, a head band with a leaf on it for your hair. This was created from fabric that was given to me from my great-grandmother that I combined with some newer fabric. vintage with now. I like.

Example B, A painting with vintage buttons and sillouette bird. The buttons were from my great-grandmother. Some were bingo buttons from cardboard that she made and the others were just some funky 70's style buttons that I could never find now. The bird was something a very talented friend of mine had left overs that she made for her wedding. SCORE! now just to find a cool frame and its ready to go. :)

Example C, A dress from my Aunt. Very 40's style, which I love! It was all white and I just never felt comfy wearing an all white dress. So I touched it up with some fabric flowers and embellishing. YAY. Ready to wear. almost. I think I will be changing the buttons on this one.

What's my point? DO things that you were created and gifted with!! You were given these things for a reason. USE them. :) I promise that you will find that place of peace. I always find it the most challenging to get myself to sit down and be creative, but when I do. MAN, is it life giving.

Some other things I enjoy: being outside, my garden, reading in a hammock, playing the violin, listening to music with my eyes closed.

What makes YOU happy?

God created us to be Joyful

You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy, at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.Psalm 16: 11

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Have Faith

So, as most of you know I left my job in February because my husband and I both felt that God was saying JUMP! and I am to dedicate more time to loving women who need it. As I sit in this spot of
'young married, fully capable to have a job, no kids' life; Its hard to see what God is working sometimes.

It feels weird to tell people in today's culture. the question I always get is "what are you going to do?" to which I say "i don't know" :)

I applied for a job at starbucks, which went great, and there was almost NO doubt that I would get it; but I asked God if that was not for me to close the door, because I didn't have the strength to say no to an decent job. And I did not get it.

I know this is just a season, and God is working on something, but in these moments of "what to do now God?" I look down and see this journal that a dear friend gave me recently....


So that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men (human philosophy), but in the power of God. 1 Corinthians 2: 5

I'm happy to trust The Creator with my journey.