Monday, August 31, 2009


I love crowns~
Last year we had our first women's tea, we had 80 women ~ so lovely~....if you know me you know I love teas! Our theme surrounded around Is.62:3 ~ You will be a Crown of Beauty in the hand of the Lord~ So much you can do with the ~Crown theme~ in the scriptures. We had so much fun making things, I had the youth girls help me!

I will post more pics with ideas in a few days~ we have a pastor from the U.S. coming Thursday so I'm busy cleaning today and tomorrow preparing~

.....feel free to download! Let me know if you like these~ so I can post more~I have tons of dreamy french shabby themes~

Big Bless Big Hugs!


Saturday, August 29, 2009

Genesis priceless beginings~

Our ladies group just finished the book of Genesis~ I cannot begin to tell you the amazing journey we traveled. We are filled to overflowing with rich beginnings! It has been said that to have a firm grasp on the rest of the Bible one must have a grasp on Genesis~ If ever you have wondered (like so many do) where did the Jews come from~ how were they picked ~ why is there fighting in the middle east and over what? How were we created~ why the tree in the midst of the garden ~ what happened~ who are each one of us descendants from? Who walked with God~ who talked with God~ who wrestled with God~ who failed miserably most of his life~ and who saved the day when his brothers meant it for evil but God for good~ thrown into a pitt sold into slavery, falsely accused ~ he held no grudge he saw Gods bigger plan! And then how did all those Jews end up in Egypt! This is the book ~ Genesis priceless beginnings~ a jewel !
We used Linda Osbourn studies this time~ she is amazing~ you can email her from the side bar. I will be posting some of the things we made along our Genesis journey ~ a little vintage~
Bless & Hugs!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Do You ever stop and ponder for a minute about how God has made us all unique and different? Why is it that we love what we love? With that I mean pretty ~ My pretty may be different from your pretty but we still love it the same.

I was hoping to have a blog to capture the things that are pretty the things that are good...the things that inspire us. To me the Word of God is pretty (my Bible is black) when I open it the words jump out at me and make me so complete, it speaks to my most inner parts. I'm kind of funny but I like the way the pages feel and the way they are so thin and fine, with black ink. I love the History, I love the people I love the knowledge, but most I love the way Christ loves me through it. I even love the way my Bible smells!

In the old testament (Exodus) the Artisan's were filled with the spirit of God in wisdom, understanding, knowledge and all manner of workmanship to do all the fine work on the building of the tabernacle! The women it says were specifically gifted artisans they spun yarn with their hands! It says there were engravers & designers they worked with the jewels for setting in carved wood (how ornate it was!) they also did artistic works on gold and silver and so much more.. It was God who gifted them with the empowering of the Holy Spirit! It's God who gifts our hands!

I have often thought Lord you have gifted my hands for a reason~ I don't want to waste what you have given me! I find a sense of real joy in creating things I stand back and just look knowing it's a work in progress ~ I can only imagine the joy He had over creation...and He is perfecting us!

The Lord pressed on my heart that He gave me these gifts for a reason and lead me to incorporate them to bless other women along with the teaching of the Word of God first then the pretty to bless! Simple little pretties along the way to help you remember what you've just studied! I love to bless with lovely teas different artsy craftsy  nights together with my ladies in-between studies...I think it's important to teach the younger women to be keepers of their homes teaching them to study their their husbands...and be resourcful~ I am the OP (thrift) shop queen!

I hope to inspire on this blog....glean from you...share fabulous studies we have encountered and grown so much through ...share the lovely women who write such great studies...share my heart... share my resources - where to find great stuff...ideas for a bit of vintage ....and through it all share the love of Jesus!

 Inspired to Bless!