Excerpt: The Pursuit of God, The Human Thirst for the Divine, A.W. Tozer

O God, I have tasted Thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more. I am painfully conscious of my need of further grace. I am ashamed of my lack of desire. O God, The Triune God, I want to want Thee; I long to be filled with longing; I thirst to be made more thirsty still. Show me Thy glory, I pray Thee, that so I may know Thee indeed. Begin in mercy a new work of love within me. Say to my soul, "Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away." Then give me grace to rise and follow Thee up from this misty lowland where I have wondered so long. In Jesus' name. Amen
Excerpt: The Pursuit of God, The Human Thirst for the Divine, A.W. Tozer

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Day 203 in the Year of Our Lord 2012

Hope you have all had a great week and are ready to begin another one come tomorrow!

Everyone has had or will have at least one turning point in their lives.  This collab, by Angie Young, Aria and Cilenia Curtis, is perfect to scrap about those events. 

I chose the turning point in my life of becoming a mother.....motherhood.  And I also chose to scrap about my mom becoming a grandmother.  Hope you enjoy the pages.  I got teary-eyed when I found these photos.  I really think you can see Thad in the second one where mom is holding Jessica.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Day 197 in the Year of Our Lord 2012

I know I have been absent for 19 days!  Not really absent.....just not posting anything here.  Since it has been quite awhile, and since I did a couple of layouts this afternoon, I decided to drop by to see you!  :D

First of all I'll give you an update on Tim's cancer situation.  He had an appointment to see the surgeon this past Friday.  The wound is almost healed.  We thought he might tell us to switch from doing the wet gauze to just wearing a bandage.  Not yet.  He still wants us to continue doing the wet gauze for a couple of weeks.  He said it should be about completely healed by that time.  He wants to see Tim one more time before he releases him before Tim starts the ultrasound procedures in October.  He wants to make sure that he is healed completely, so he has another appointment to see him the week after VBS in August, I think on the 17th.  As you think about Tim, please pray that no cancer will be found when they start doing the ultrasound procedure.  We REALLY appreciate the prayers and the way the Lord has answered them thus far!  Praise Ye the Lord!

I've been creating a bit of art journaling elements and papers in my kits (it's all the RAGE in digital scrapbooking) and I've also been working on the CT of Angie Young, Aria and Cilenia Curtis, who are art journaling artists. Here are a couple of layouts I did using a combination of their "Follow Your Art - Journey" kit.  If you click on either of the layouts, you will go to the series of product in the shop at Digitals.

I just finished reading the book, "Follow the River" by James Alexander Thom, the story about Laura Draper Ingles.  It was really good!  I couldn't hardly put it down!  I just cannot imagine all that she went through after being captured by the Shawnees and what it would have been like traveling through the wilderness for 6 weeks in the months of October and November.  I cannot imagine eating the things she ate to keep herself alive, even if barely alive!  The diet was so poor that her teeth were falling out and her hair turned completely white!  By the time she arrived back, she was naked and woke up with snow on her from the last night of her trip back. They would've found me dead!  Talk about trying your faith!  She bounced between thanking God for each little blessing of sustenance to not believing in a God Who would allow His children to suffer the way she did trying to stay alive!  My recommendation.....READ the BOOK!    You will praise the Lord for allowing you to be born when you were born!

We have finally gotten some rain over the last week so our grass is not quite as brown and dead as it was.  Calvin could actually mow it this week!  But it is to get back up into the 90's this week.

The green beans Tim planted never did really do anything and the plants were just infested with bugs!  I think I canned 2 quarts and 1 pint!  The tomatoes are really looking good!  I'll probably be canning some this week!

Well, that's it for me tonight.  I pray you all have a blessed week!