Thursday, August 21, 2008

No Dry Bones Here......

The week is almost over and the Great Lakes Believer's Convention is almost over. Jesse Duplantis was so inspiring tonight and funnier than ever. If you want to laugh, listen to Jesse! He is a true original. If you want to learn the Word of God, listen to Jesse! I was truly blessed to be able to listen this evening...God is awesome!

I haven't been creating lately, but I have been typing up some notes I have taken from web videos and TV. I have a TO DO list a mile long that I have made a small dent in. Hopefully I will be back to creating this weekend.

I want to share some roses with you. I love to create mini roses with Air Dry Porcelain Clay by Amaco. I had made these and still not sure what I will do with them. There are two roses that I can make earrings and the rest I will probably make pins out of. These are really fun and require no baking! That is the best part. They can be colored with oil paints mixed into the clay or I allow the clay to set up for about an hour and then use watercolor for a soft pastel porcelain look. The white roses are the porcelain with no added color. The second picture shows three heart pins and a barrette. Each of these are made with the porcelain clay and watercolors. The heart pins are about 1.5" and the barrette is 2" wide. I hope you enjoy these pictures. Please let me know if you have any questions.

The scripture verses for today are Ezekiel 37:1-14. I have been listening to Joyce Meyer this week teaching Me and My Big Mouth. She stated was what dry bones do you have in your life this week that you need to talk life into? What a profound statement! God has given us authority to speak the Word over our circumstances to produce change! Praise God! My favorite part of this section of scripture is verse 7, "So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a thundering noise and behold, a shaking and trembling and a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone." I truly recommend this teaching from Joyce Meyer. She explains this a lot clearer than I can right now.

Friday, August 8, 2008

God is faithful...ever true to His promise...

What a wonderful week! I have been attending, on-line, the Southwest Believer's Convention with Kenneth Copeland Ministries. It has been so awesome spending time immersed in the Word and hearing everyone teach. August 18th starts the Great Lakes Believer's Convention and I am ready!

I thought that I would share my favorite section of the Bible instead of just a verse for this week. It's found in 1 Corinthians 1:7-9 (AMP)

"That you are not [consciously] falling behind or lacking in any special spiritual endowment or Christian grace [the reception of which is due to the power of divine grace operating in your souls by the Holy Spirit], while you wait and watch [constantly living in hope] for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and [His] being made visible to all. And He will establish you to the end [keep you steadfast, give you strength, and guarantee your vindication; He will be your warrant against all accusation or indictment so that you will be] guiltless and irreproachable in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah). God is faithful (reliable, trustworthy, and therefore ever true to His promise, and He can be depended on); by Him you were called into companionship and participation with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord."

This just reassures me that God is on my side. I read it aloud when I can because " comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God..." When everyday things get you down, don't talk about the situation. Find the scripture for you and keep repeating it. If you cannot find a scripture, just say Jesus is Lord or Jesus is the constant source of my supply. Something to build your faith and not the problem. See what God has planned for you! Praise the Lord, my friend!

I always have to include a crafting project, so today's is a box lid that I made for my club project and I then filled the box with different handmade cards. I used the SU wrapping paper, painted it and covered with Perfect Paper Adhesive. The tassel is the SU twill ribbon. I unraveled 3 equal length ribbons, leaving enough for the top and put them together with a brad to complete the tassel. The tag is made with the large & small tag punch and then stamped using black embossing and the Wild West Alphabet. Adhere the tag together and place an eyelet in the top. The belt is made with cream card stock, Boho wheel in black, deco-edge scissors and brown brads. It is then glued to the top of the box. Being that I wanted the tag on the tassel, I put the brad through the tassel and then tied the tag onto the brad with a piece of DMC Floss. Please let me know if you have any questions.