Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Shopping for A New Creation

Today I went shopping.

My best buy was a Glad Candle holder was on sale for $1.50 and I had a $2.00 coupon... I did buy other items, this store had some scrapbooking pages, albums and stickers on the 75% clearance rack. I love this type of sale!! I had a $17 order, with the use of a gift card and coupons; I only had to pay $4.14...

God talking thoughts:

I have been working on my daughter's wedding album on and off for the last 6 months now; I want this scrapbook to be special and perfect for her. A scrapbook is a photo album use to tell a story about ones life - it is way to remember the great moments that one had. While I was thinking about how to create the next pages in her book, God showed / told me that is what He does to our lives. He takes our lives just as they are and changes us into a new creation. As a scrapbooker, I take one sheet of paper, add stickers, ribbons, other pieces of different color paper, die cuts, stamps, and etc to create a colorful creative page for the pictures. This does take time, for me I usually spend about 4 -5 hours on one page!!!

God wants to do the same for our lives. He takes our lives, (the first sheet) and gives us His love, mercy and grace,(the stickers, color paper, die cuts, stamps, and etc) to create in us a new life. A life that includes being more like Christ; God is willing to wait on us. He wants our lives and names to be a perfect page in his book of life. A page that tells our story of what God has done for us. In the scrapbook of life, what would your page look like? A new creation with a story to tell or just a piece of paper?


Sunday, September 27, 2009

This is the day that the Lord has made...

This morning as I was thinking about my new blog site and how much fun it will be to brag about my shopping trips, the Lord started to talk to me. He does not want this blog to be all about my bragging about shopping, but also bragging about what He has done and is doing for me.... so here is what He said to me this morning....

This is the day that the Lord has made! Let us be glad and rejoice in it.

Ever wonder about how to rejoice? As I wonder what I had to rejoice about, the Lord started talking and told me to rejoice in what I have...

I am blessed to have a faithful husband of 27 years. Yes, we had our struggles and our trials but we stood beside each other and worked through our struggles...and because of this we have become extremely strong in our marriage. As a dear friend, Shirley, once told me, "I love my husband more now than the day I married him" I can honestly say that I do love David more today than the day that I married him....

I have two beautiful daughters who are the joy of my life. A mother could not ask for better than what I have. They bring me such joy. I miss them dearly since our move to Fort Myers, but I know that I have trained them well....at least I think I have. Just the other day, someone was breaking my daughter's heart. I wanted to be like the lady on Mr. Cooper! "WHO's messing with my baby... I am a natural disaster waiting to happen" It is so hard at times to allow our children to stand on their own feet and I was finding it hard not to become a natural disaster when my baby was hurting so much... but she told me that she could handle it and she did. I can't be more proud of both of my lovely girls...

I have family and dear friends. Just look at facebook. I have so many friends and family who have touched my life. Each has left a footprint on my heart and I can only hope that I have done the same. Even if I don't stay in contact, each of my friends are very special to me. I love looking at some of my photo albums and remembering the great times that I have had. Meeting the ABCer's, yes, you know who you are. Who would of known what the internet would do for us. After all isn't that how we met? My special church friends, (really you are more family than friends) you all have watched and taught David and I about God's true love.

I had a dad who taught me how to squeeze a dollar bill to death. I have done this so much with my shopping. I have a mom who taught me the how to coupon, yard sale, and just how to raise kids. She had to raise 7 kids on her own. She taught me how to pick my fights with my kids…sometimes it is ok to allow our children to make their mistakes so that they can learn from them. She was the one that told me that I must work it out and even if I don’t agree, then I must find a way to make it work.

I had been blessed with great co-workers. I have worked with some of the best people during my work life... you all were wonderful and taught me much.

I am blessed to have a house over my head. I could be homeless and living on the streets. Instead we have a large house, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths for only 2 people. Why we now have something so big I don't know, only God has blessed with David and I with much more than what we deserve.

So this is the day that the Lord has made and I will rejoice and be glad in it. For the Lord has made another wonderful day full of blessings: blessings of family, friends and life.

This week, if you want, blog what do you have to rejoice about. What is the Lord doing for you this week? May you realize that you have much to rejoice about...

God Blessings
Sherry Lynne

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Yahooo! I now have a blog site! I will be posting a lot of my shopping trips and some of my thoughts that I make/have.