Tuesday, July 23, 2013
It's your birthday!
What's up with you? Been making cards or scrapping layouts? I so thought I would come back from Houston all inspired to keep my scrapping momentum going but...nope! as usual I just don't have the ideas when I'm scrapping alone! Weird...
But I did try my hand at coloring,. This image is nice and small, much easier for me to handle. I actually did experience what some have talked about with coloring-that it's relaxing. Well, I do experience that feeling when it's water coloring...alcohol markers are another story. I've really learned that Copics, or in my case, Letraset Promarkers only caused me more frustration. I get myself all in a dither, throwing image after image in the ole 86 bin. And the harder I tried the worse I would color...my panties were all in a wad...as a true Texan would say. Lol. So for me, water coloring is a perfect medim...have we had this talk before? I'm having a deja vu moment (or maybe it's really a "senior moment") happens way too often these days!
Anyway...just ramblin here. Oh my devotional this morning was really good. Daily Disciples talked about fear and that being a trap of the enemy. David was able to go up against Goliath, not because he trusted in himself and his abilities but because he trusted in the Lord. He didn't let fear set in. Then the question was "what are you fearing?" I didn't think I was fearing anything, but soon the quiet voice of the Lord let me know I was fearing something...embracing new things. Or in my case, new places and new people. I always felt I was a pretty open person, adaptable (growing up in a military family you really have to be) But in my later years I've developed a real obstinate side, or maybe it was always there. I've lived here 6 years and I've yet to really develop any close friends. The Lord showed me that my fear is I believe if I do embrace this place, then I'll have to let go of all I have in Houston. I fear losing my family, familiar faces, familiar places. I have resisted this town, these people out of fear...Gee that was a revelation!
Okay, can't say I've worked through all of it, but at least now I know where my heart has been all this time. I'm so thankful God is bigger than me and so faithful. He will work out His plan for me (my obstinate side is no deterrent to Him!) I just need to trust Him.
Nuff said, eh? Thanks for stopping by!
PTI and SU! cardstock
Cuttlebug eb folder
Tombow and SU! inks
SU! stamp set
Silhouette digital scallop square image
Hero Arts gems