Monday, April 30, 2007


Last night, at our church, an Evangelist shared his testimony.
God has inspired me to share the testimony He has given me.
I had a wonderful childhood,
amazing parents,
a home filled with love.
I strayed.
I became very selfish.
My heart breaks when I think
of the four years from 13 -17.
Drugs, drinking, and all that went with it.
Those years pop into my head, little instances.
I now take the time to pray for those people.
When I was just over 17 I met
the man who today is my husband.
We were married when were both 19.
Had our first child when we were 21.
When I was 22 I had emergency surgery to
remove a brain tumor, I came very close to dying.
I prayed to God that "I wanted to live for Him"....
Unfortunately, I slipped back
into the "me" lifestyle.
Now add 2 more babies to the picture
and a very sad wife
who spends much of her time trying to get
out of an unhappy marriage.
In October of 1999 my Pa died.
He was the first person who I was close to
who died. I was devastated.
I needed comfort.
I went for my bible,
started at the back, in the book of
Revelation and read...
Look! I have been standing at the door
and I am constantly knocking. If anyone hears
me calling him and opens the door,
I will come in and fellowship with him
and he with me.
I kept that in my heart for a couple of month.
Pondered it. Considered it.
In December of 1999....
The Lord gave me a dream.
I was running around an old house
with friends from my past.
I ran past an old dingy door.
I heard knocking, very quietly.
I opened it.
There was a bright light.
That second I gave my life back to Him.
Accepted the fact the He died for me.
I understood His love.
I cried. I still cry.
He loved me the whole time.
Even during those *four* years.
His protecting hand surrounded me.
My life has completely changed.
I get to hold my children close,
to treasure my husband.
I now know what love really is.
Of course I still have bad days,
days when i feel sad, regretful,
but He shows me that every moment
is a blessing from Him. From Jesus.
So no matter what you are doing in your
life right will not compare
to the love of Christ.
The hope He can give.
So today listen for His knock.
Open the door. You won't regret it.

Friday, April 27, 2007


for Rhonna's yellow challenge!
The LORD bless you
and keep you;
the LORD make his face

shine upon you
and be gracious to you...
and give you peace.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Made me smile....

a fun layout i made a couple of days ago!
some *new favorite* scripture...
"fall on your knees and pray—to God's delight!
You'll see God's smile and celebrate,
finding yourself set right with God.
You'll sing God's praises to everyone you meet,
testifying, 'I messed up my life—
and let me tell you, it wasn't worth it.
But God stepped in and saved me from certain death.
I'm alive again! Once more I see the light!' Job 33:26
i was reading this morning
and praised God! i was reminded of how
He saved December of 1999 i called Him
and He answered me!
My life hasn't been the same since...
i need Him.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Today I Feel...Happy :)

It's hard to see in the picture but there
is a snow capped mountain in the background.
It was fun to see the plum blossoms out with
a snowy mountain in the distance!
I'm learning Adobe Photoshop Elements!
i love the on-line lessons from Jessica Sprague.
Just click on the "Photoshop Friday"
link on the right of her blog
and you'll be amazed :)
Today we are going to the
So excited to order our next years stuff :)
Have a very blessed day...
But I trust in your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation.
Psalm 13:5

Wednesday, April 18, 2007


I've been thinking a lot about celebrating God!
These scriptures make me smile!
Celebrate God all day, every day. I mean, revel in him!
Make it as clear as you can to all you meet that you're
on their side, working with them and not against them.
Help them see that the Master is about to arrive.
He could show up any minute!
Test yourselves to make sure you are solid in the faith.
Don't drift along taking everything for granted.
Give yourselves regular checkups.
You need firsthand evidence, not mere hearsay,
that Jesus Christ is in you. Test it out.
If you fail the test, do something about it.
We don't just put up with our limitations;
we celebrate them,
and then go on to celebrate every strength,
every triumph of the truth in you.
We pray hard that it will all come together in your lives.
all scripture from The Message

Monday, April 16, 2007


A fun red layout for
the Rhonna weekly
colour challenge!!!
Have a fun Monday :)
Blessings to you!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

To Appreciate

I think this is my favorite layout right
now...I love little A. so much,
not so little anymore...he turned 10
on Sunday :)
I also love this scripture...
“He himself bore our sins in his body
on the tree, so that we might die to sins
and live for righteousness; by his
wounds you have been healed."
That is something to appreicate.

Monday, April 9, 2007


It was so wonderful to medidate on
this all weekend....
He is not here; he has risen!
We had an amazing family weekend...
surrouned by God's incredible love.
I made this layout because
my girls stick "aside" each other,
it is my prayer that they continue to
stay close their entire lives!

Friday, April 6, 2007

i'm back :)

After many day of no computer
i'm back :) Our good family
friend fixed it all up for me!!!!
Have a truly blessed day :)
This layout is for Rhonna's
green challenge.

Monday, April 2, 2007