Thursday, July 25, 2013

Keep your faith!

Hello friends! I just finished creating my last art piece. I took pictures along the way to show you the process. Enjoy!

My workspace before

The sketch -my inspiration

Encouragement from friends!

Looks like Superman ice cream!

Getting messy, means progress

So not feeling the sky, so I covered it up!

My workspace after

The final piece. This is available in my Esty shop.


Friday, July 19, 2013

i believe

i believe...
i can do all things through Christ who is my strength
courage means standing even when your knees are shaking
i am more than a conquerer

i believe...
wisdom is given every time we ask

i believe...
you reap what you sow
laughter is cheap medicine
happiness is an inside job

i believe...
Joy is a daily choice, a gift

i believe...
i am a child of God, so is everyone i meet
i am worthy of honor and respect {from myself & others}
love others as you love yourself includes loving yourself

i believe...
Jesus, family & friends {in that order}
being a mom is the most important job i will ever have
faith is the greatest gift we can give our children

i believe...
love covers a multitude of sins
nothing can separate me from His love

i believe...
it's about Him not me
He has a plan & it is good
Thy will not my will

i believe...
change is good

i believe..
every rainbow needs rain
streams can flow in the desert
great things take time

i believe...
all of creation praises the Creator
the mountains and hills burst into song
the trees of the field clap their hands
even the rocks will cry out His name

i believe...
art is your soul on display
colors are meant to be bright
patterns are made to be mixed

i believe...
everyone is creative


This was a real learning experience for me. I would love to hear from you, what do you believe?

Thursday, July 11, 2013

What's next?

I was thinking about my blog title this morning. Mismatched, socks, burnt toast and Jesus. I know it was a gift from God. A title He gave me a few years ago, when I first started blogging.

There are three parts to my silly title.

First, the mismatched socks. One day, my daughter completely ran out of socks. I was doing laundry on a regular basis, so how could she be out? I decided to start sock-hunting while she was at school. I was shocked and appalled to find 27 socks stashed around her room- tucked into every corner, left under the bed, in the closet- socks everywhere! I remember calling my friend Gidget in order to get some moral support with my latest child-rearing issue and her response was, "Why does she have so many socks?"  I can laugh now, but at the time I was irritated by the whole thing!

Second, the burnt toast. We have this awful toaster that does not work! The bread either comes out lukewarm or burnt beyond recognition. At the time I named the blog, it was a brand-new toaster and a gift, so we just dealt with it's inadequacy and the game it provided each morning... what kind of toast are we having today?

Finally, Jesus. Through it all, He has been there. My calm in the storm. My sanity. My hope. My wisdom. My voice of reason. He has carried me on the days I couldn't find my way. I am grateful. Because of Him, I am able to look at these situations and laugh.

I love that our God has a sense of humor. This morning He and I laughed about the blog title and the fact that I can no longer eat toast.

In December of 2012, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and Gluten Intolerance. Experts may argue which came first, sort of like the chicken and the egg, it doesn't really matter to me, I have both and my life has changed because of it. No more toast for me!

So, I asked Him, "What is next? Should I change the name of the blog, since it no longer fits?"

To be honest, I'm not sure. Perhaps it is His reminder to me that His ways are higher than our ways and thoughts. Instead of trying to figure Him out, I just need to enjoy spending time with Him and experiencing the blessing of today. I know He has a plan for me and it is good, and my human brain is not able to see all of my life at once. I only need to trust Him moment by moment, knowing He is with me and watching and helping.


What is God teaching you today? I would love to hear from you.


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