Sunday, November 4, 2012

Earthen Vessels

“We have this treasure in earthen vessels.” 2 Corinthians 4:7


Honored, but not exalted!

When God calls you to do something, it means you’re called to a higher level of accountability. Jesus said, “Unto whom much is given, of him shall much be required” (See Lk 12:48). But this is where we get it wrong. We think those who are called, are not cut from the same bolt of cloth as others. Wrong! Just because someone prays powerfully and delivers God’s Word skillfully, doesn’t mean they don’t struggle in certain areas. Their struggles may be unseen, but they’re still real. We must be careful to make the distinction between the treasure and the vessel. If you’re a leader, never allow anyone to expect you to be the treasure. Keep your ego in check. Paul says: “We have this treasure,” he didn’t say we are the treasure!

Let’s face it, God uses people we wouldn’t use, like Rahab, working the red light district of Jericho. But when she placed her faith in God He used her to win the battle of Jericho, then included her in the family of Christ. Or how about Jephthah who was born to an unwed mother, rejected by his family, and lived in a cave with his own gang of private mercenaries? God used him to deliver Israel and become the nation’s youngest judge. Isn’t grace amazing?

God specializes in restoring broken vessels. He takes things that aren’t productive – marriages that don’t work, people with “issues” – and teaches them how to be victorious and fruitful in His service. Knowing this gives us the strength and tenacity to face whatever comes, because we know that when God places His treasure within us, He prizes, protects and prospers it.


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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Long Time....No See

It has been sooooooo long since I've posted. Life has a way of changing the best laid plans. I have to admit that I haven't been stamping for fun in so very long....only when I needed a card for someone.  The babies keep me running and I love every minute of it. Memories of those times are the things that last in this world....the important stuff.  My grandbabies are growing so fast. Leighton is almost 3 and Rhys was 1 in March. Now we have another little girl on the way....Avary Layne....January 1st. God is so good, and has blessed me beyond measure.
I have a stamp workshop in the plans, so hopefully I will have some new projects to post in the coming weeks.
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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Occasions Mini Starts Today!

 
The 2011 Occasions Mini Catalog (January 4-April 30, 2011) contains all-new stamp sets, accessories, Designer Fabric, dies, and more--with many coordinating products! Download your copy here.
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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Fille With Love Promotion

Click the picture above to be taken directly to my Stampin' Up! website to order your Filled with Love Bundle!

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Online Spectacular!

Today starts Stampin' Up!'s Online Spectacular with discounts up to 50% off!!!!  This special starts today Nov 22, 2010 and runs through Nov 30th, 2010. Click HERE for flyer on discounted items .
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Friday, September 10, 2010

Sneak Peek......

 I promised my stamping buddies that I'd offer them a "sneak peek" at the projects I have prepared for an upcoming workshop.
The main project will be a 2011 Desktop Calendar. I spotted this idea on Nancy Morgan's and  Michelle Tech's website. We'll be using A Flower for all Seasons stamp set from SU!, rather than A Tree for All Seasons.  We won't be using the same designer paper in the picture, since it is retired....we will be using something similar, however.


The Halloween project is one I posted several days ago. The paper will be different, since what I used is retired, but the basic design is the same.
The workshop will be a terrific time for you to browse through the new 2010-11 Idea Book, as well as the new Holiday Mini.
For more details about the workshop, check out the events on my Stampin' Up! website, or you can email me.
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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Booooooooooooo to You!

I was shopping in Walgreens last week and picked up a box of "ghost" Peeps, just knowing that it needed a covering of some sort!  Since I have a ton of retired designer paper from Stampin' Up! (that I dearly love), I decided to use some on this project. I didn't even purchase any of the new Halloween paper. I'm trying to make it a point to use up my old paper before I invest in any more. (Let's see how long that lasts!)
I will post the template for the box in a day or two. The ghost stamp is from the stamp set  Batty For you #116576 by Stampin' Up! The sentiment stamp is from another company, but I thought it was perfect for this project.
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