(Before y'all get into this, I want to say that part of this has been setting in draft for about 3 months or more, so, that is why it may sound a little more strange than usual. hahaha)
Good morning y'all!!!!!! Do y'all ever feel like time just flies on by, or that maybe you've just missed a week or two or even a month or two or three? Well, I don't know about y'all, but I just feel like this year is flying by!!!!!! I really do. It seems like the busier I am the faster it flies on by. But, busy is good. Busy is very good. I have gotten busy and have neglected my blog again. I really hate when that happens. I have so many projects that I want to share and just some fun stuff in the mix also. But.....I'm gonna try to share all that I can this go around and maybe get a little caught up on some of it.
These first pics are of the cards that we made in March for our Card Ministry at Church. I think they are fun and beautiful, as usual.
So, now on to more beautiful and fun cards. This is a fun card. It is really sparkly and shimmery. It doesn't show up really well in the pic though. My friend that does the Card Ministry at church let me borrow her die for this and I cut several card fronts and put them aside for further use. I seen someone making a card using a used dryer sheet and I wanted to try one too. It really is a neat card.
Well, that's about it for today. This is a blog post that I have had sitting in draft form for more than 3 months, so I pulled it out and dusted it off and just added some more projects to it.
This is the Fourth of July weekend. The day set aside each year for us, in the United States of America to celebrate our freedom and all that we hold dear. Freedom is the one thing that all humans on the face of the planet desire to have. We all have that in common. Freedom is a God given desire. The Scripture tells us that God is no respecter of persons. He doesn't care if you are a head of state, a president, a pauper, or a nobody,we ALL need freedom from sin!!! The president, or head of state, or ruler is no better in God's eyes than the pauper or the prisoner. While we as humans desire freedom; and there have been hundreds of thousands of men and women over the many centuries have died for others to have freedom; true freedom comes ONLY from Christ Jesus, as Savior and Lord of our lives!!! We can be in chains and still know the freedom that Christ gives. We can be behind bars and still know the freedom that Christ gives. We can even have our lives taken from us at the hands of evil people and then be in the presence of the One and Only Freedom Giver, Jesus Christ.
Romans 14:8 says this: "for if we live, we live for the Lord, or if we die, we die for the Lord; therefore whether we live or die, we are the Lord's."
This is what Paul said. He knew first hand at having his personal freedom taken from him. But he had determined in his heart, that NO MATTER WHAT, live or die, he would be living for Christ or he would die for Christ. In Philippians he said something to this effect: To live would be for Christ, to die would be gain, because he would be with Christ.
No matter what kind of bondage you are in. The bondage of sin is the one that you have the ability to change. Not in your own power and strength, but thru what Jesus Christ has already done for you. You just need to claim the victory that is yours by accepting Christ as your personal Savior. That will break the chains of bondage on your heart. That is where true freedom comes from!!!! Christ is for everyone!!!!!! He has never tuned anyone seeking Him away and He never will!!!!!!
So as we celebrate Freedom as a nation this weekend, let us also be reminded of the greater Freedom that is ours, if we have a personal relationship with Christ. If we don't already have that relationship with Him, then this is the perfect time to start your walk with Christ and walk in the Freedom that only Christ gives.
Thank you Jesus, for the the freedom that You give to all people who call on Your Name!!!! Let us remember You this weekend while we are remembering the freedom that this great nation fought so hard for. May we fight equally hard, within ourselves, for the freedom that You alone can give to those of us who desire it. I pray that You will put the desire and need, for You, into each and every heart that does not already have the freedom that You so freely give. Thank You Jesus! Amen and Amen
I hope and pray that y'all seen something here today that you liked. If you did, tell someone. Share it with others. I also love it when you leave me a note.
Ladybug, we hope to see this weekend sometime. Sweetpea loves you and looks forward to another visit real soon.
Everyone, enjoy your weekend, stay safe, and thank a Veteran or a Soldier for the freedom we enjoy as a nation. Thank Jesus for the freedom from the bondage of sin that we enjoy as Christ's Followers.
Always remember that God loves y'all, and so do I. hugs, Patty