We Believe Blog Train 3.15.20

Are you worried about the Coronavirus, COVID-9?  Let me know your thoughts on that.  I went into WalMart to buy some hand sanitizer for our church, and there was none to be had. We have an elderly congregation, so I thought that I might take some basic precautionary measures.  Guess we will just stick to hand washing and clorox wipes.
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Recently adopted barn cat, “Maddie”.  She is not so keen on having her photo taken.  She is expecting babies, maybe in a few weeks.  Trying to keep her inside and well fed.  Will keep you updated on the baby watch.  I told my DH that we are going to have to build a new extension to the house – All of these rescue animals in a small home takes a lot of love, and a lot of work.
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Design Team:  We Believe Blog Train
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Patterned Papers
Solid Papers
Watercolors
Computer/Laptop Background

Blog Train Designer Links:
We Believe Blog Page
Nellie Bell
Dreamn4ever Designs
Moore Blessings Digital Designs
Lori Imel Designs

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We Believe Blog train

Design Team:  We Believe
Design Theme:  So Loved – John 3:16
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (NIV)

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Download Links:
Elements
Solid Papers
Patterned Papers
Watercolor Papers
Laptop Background

Blog Train Designer Links:
We Believe Blog Page
Nellie Bell
Songbird Scraps Designs
Dreamn4ever Designs
Moore Blessings Digital Designs
Lori Imel Designs

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February Blog Train

For my Friend:
If God could close the lion’s mouth for Daniel, part the red sea for Moses, make the sun stand still for Joshua, open the prison door for Peter, put a baby in Sarah’s arms and raise Lazarus from the dead, then He can certainly take care of you.  Have faith in His promises – He will bring you through this.  He hears our prayers and will bend down to wipe every tear away, in victory.

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Design Team: 
Scraptwist Free4All
Design Theme:  Kaleidoscope

Palette:
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If you use the computer background that I made, could you please let me know if the size is correct for you?  Thank you.

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DOWNLOAD LINKS:
Elements
Patterned Papers
Solid Papers
Watercolors
Laptop Background

Blog Train Designer Links:
Marniejo’s House of Scraps
Brandi White Designs
Nellie Bell
Songbird Scraps Designs
The Brown Owl
Moore Blessings Digital Design
KJDdesigns
Pixels ‘O Faith

Also, if you participate in any of the free challenges over on the Scraptwist Free4All Forum, you will receive the free kit linked to that challenge, as a posting bonus.  I host three of those challenges, by the way.  The theme for this month is “Sewing Bee”.  Here is a preview of all of the posting bonus mini-kits:
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Welcome January 2020

We all take our turn at one time, or another.  Walking through shadows or walking through darkness.  Some of us much earlier than expected.  Our true nature is revealed during these trying times.  Some people are awesome at it.

I’m very blessed with a dear friend that has shown me the true meaning of faith, grace under pressure, and being a godly woman.  Such courage.  Such strength. Such beautiful peace.   Simply, awesome.  My friend has late stage IV cancer.  Very aggressive. Diagnosed just last month and given just a few more months of time.  Precious time.  She has a family – a devoted husband, and three healthy and awesome sons.  She remains a bubbly, happy person.  She is one of those people that lights up a room.   She is beautiful in mind, body and spirit.  She makes you feel so special, so loved, so important.  Those blue eyes grab your heart, and doesn’t let go – she is FEARLESS.   God chose her for this journey – not me or you.  I am looking for the wisdom of it, somewhere between the pages of my emotions.  I ask myself:  How can this experience make me a better person?  How can this make me worthy?  I seek those answers and perhaps, I shall find them somewhere along the way.

My friend graduates soon into paradise, and one day we will all be together again, those of us that believe in eternal life.   I believe that if God doesn’t work His many gifts upon her, He will work them in the people surrounding her at this time.  The medical personnel, the friends, the families……Who knows how many will reach out to Him, because of her?

Is this a time to be sad?  God chooses the time – God chooses the way.  And his ways are perfect.  I must admit, it’s hard to reconcile our hearts and minds with our spiritual nature (belief in heaven and eternal life) and our human nature (heartbroken, lonely, and grieving their absence).  But I think that somehow, we can blend the two. Somehow, we must pour that grieving energy into something good. Let it transform our hearts and minds, let us become more like Jesus, to see others with His eyes and to love them with His heart.

After all, we are just walking each other home to heaven.  So let’s do it with love, patience, kindness and understanding.  May God always bless you with his unconditional love during this new year of 2020.

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Design Team: 
Scraptwist Free4All
Design Theme:  Word Play
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DOWNLOAD LINKS:
Elements
Solid Papers
Patterned Papers

Blog Train Designer Links:
Marniejo’s House of Scraps
Nellie Bell
Dancing Tiger Designs
The Brown Owl
Songbird Scraps Designs
Moore Blessings Digital Designs
Brandi White Designs
KJDdesigns

If you visit the Scraptwist Free4All forum and enter the challenges, you will receive the free mini kit linked with each challenge:

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We Believe – Dec 15

Design Team:  We Believe Blog Train
Design Theme:  Wrapped – Luke 2:11-12

“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”

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Downloads:
Elements
Solid Papers
Patterned Papers

Blog Train Designer Links:
A-M Designs
Rush Ranch
Nellie Bell
Dreamn4ever Designs
Moore Blessings Digital Designs
We Believe Blog Page

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