Monday, March 23, 2009

Monday's Motivation - March 23, 2009

Hi all,

Well I need to get motivated - so I thought I would make a list of what I need to do.  It has been a hard couple of weeks - but yesterday at church really encouraged me to keep on keeping on....

My goals are...
1 Be regular at posting on my blog
2 Catch up with emails (LOL  never ending)
3 Scrap at least 2 LOs
4 Get ready for the Digi-Gathering and hopefully go (we may have the stomach flu.... waiting to see)

In my morning devotion, I just read this....

Though many people historically have made great sacrifices for a greater good, and some undoubtedly still do, we are more likely to act as if avoiding sacrifices is the greater good.  We seek safety, comfort, security, and pleasure, often at the expense of doing God's will.

Are we looking for the easy life?  One with no complications?  One that is smooth and perfect?

Yesterday at church the verse that stuck out at me was....

1 corinthians 16:9for a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

I have been down lately after having a great week.  Things seemed to be going great - and then it was like I was being held down.  I kind of forgot the truths of this passage.  If we are doing something good for God - the enemy does not like it.  He does not want God to be victorious.  BUT we KNOW the end of the story - GOD IS VICTORIOUS!!!

“Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.” (James 1:12)

I for one am going to Keep on Keeping On!  I am going to get back up and fight the good fight!!!

How about you???  Will you stand up and make a difference for God?  Do you know Jesus as your Savior?  He died on the cross for YOU - so that you can enjoy this victory that GOD has done!!!

Come on over to FaithScraps and find out about my new venture making clipart and how you can get this tree for free...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

St Louis Digi-Gathering

Have you heard about the St Louis Digi-Gathering??? Hummie has been working hard on arranging this digi-gathering and the response has been low.... that means she will have to come up with the money herself for the people who dont sign up. Yes she did take a risk in doing this... but that was the only way the motel would allow her to reserve the room....

SO I would like to present to you a special deal. I want to help Hummie get enough money or registrations. SO if you would like to meet in person with other digi-scrappers please check out the digi-gathering.

If you are unable to attend would you consider making a purchase at my FaithScraps store. I will give Hummie all of my sales to go towards the digi-gathering.... I so want to be able to encourage her in this way! It is all of my designs Old and New - they are all at $1 each.... Plus for the next few weeks, you can buy my store for $10 - one time download (put all in your cart at this one time).... or for $20 you can buy my store - but you will get 4 times to download (you can get all of my designs, including new items from now until the end of April). I am going to be going through my store adding more things over the next few days - so if you see something of mine elsewhere, and it is not in my store - let me know and I will add it.... I just want to get this sale up as soon as possible.

Here are some of the things you can get at my store....

Monday, March 9, 2009

What kind of Legacy are you leaving?

What kind of LEGACY are you leaving behind?  What will people remember you by?  I know that this is an important to us as scrapbookers - as this is our goal in doing LOs - to leave a legacy of our lives. 

But what about more important things - spending time with family, making those meaningful moments with our family.  Are we so busy scrapping, designing etc that we miss these opportunities???

How about life / death???  Do you know where you will be when you die?  Will you be greeting your Saviour - Jesus Christ? 

The verse for today talks about this....

“who has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,” (2 Timothy 1:9)

God wants a relationship with us - he planned it before the beginning of time.... He knew that we would need a Perfect payment for our sins - anything less would not suffice.  So He sent His one and only Son - Jesus - the only perfect one (He NEVER sinned) to die in our place.  He took our penalty for sin - our prison sentence (so to speak) - He took our punishment on Himself so that we could live forever with God.  Have you accepted Jesus' great love for you??? - He died for YOU!!! 

If you have accepted what Jesus is offering to you, what are you doing with His great love?  Are you sharing this Good News with others?  Are you spreading His great love with your family, friends?  Are you sharing your love in your LOs. 

Let's leave a legacy that really counts!  Make sure that future generations know where you stood in Christ!!!

Proverbs 3:35
The wise shall inherit glory, But shame shall be the legacy of fools.

Speaking of Legacy...  Here is a LO I did of my daughter...

Here is the Word Art I made for you....

Download here

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