Day: May 17, 2017

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How God answered an important prayer

Just a quick update.

I posted yesterday that I wasn’t sure I would be able to share my thoughts at my mother’s funeral yesterday.

I asked for prayers.

As I was falling asleep Monday night I remembered one of my favorite portions of Scripture, Philippians 4: 6 & 7: (italics mine.)

Be careful for nothing (don’t worry about anything); but in every thing, by prayer and supplication, and with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God (tell God about them.)

And the peace of God, which passes all understanding,will keep (protect) your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

As I fell asleep, I knew I would be able to share my thoughts. It was like a cloud of peace came over me. I felt “cocooned” from fear and anxiety.

The day was hard. But when the time came, I was able to say what I needed to say without falling apart. Others spoke as well and it was truly a celebration of her life.  There were times the attendees (of which there were far many more than I thought there would be), were actually laughing. That’s exactly what we wanted.

My mom said and did some very funny things.

Believe it or not, the scripture portion I asked my husband to read was from II Samuel 12: 15-22, where King David is mourning his son because he is very ill. The son dies and David quits mourning. This was our message to everyone, to remember my mom but not to be consumed with grief.

Here’s the thing, love the people in your life the very best you can and then when the time comes to say good-bye, you don’t have to have regrets.

I will share more at another time but for now, I just wanted to say thank you to all of you who lifted me up in prayer.

God bless and have a wonderful day.

DIY/magazine paper fun

In case you don’t know, I love paper. I love tearing it, pasting it, cutting it, and of course, buying it.

So-o-o-o-o,

We were at the cabin and I had to create something. It was one of those days when I needed to be distracted.

Instructions for the pinwheels can be found all over Pinterest or you can go to my Pinterest page labeled “paper projects”. I used magazine pages although I’ve made them from scrapbook paper as well.

But I haven’t seen any projects on Pinterest where the two projects have been combined.

I’m considering making a garland for the bunkhouse, maybe with lights poking through the middle. Would be cute don’t you think?

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At this point, you could glue a round mirror on top.

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As you can see there are some imperfect folds. Just keep creasing them with your fingers and they kind of correct themselves.

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