I am very thankful for my blessings and hardships. Yes, even in my bad times, after I get over myself, I can grow in my faith, our marriage, and as a person. It's been a year of both hardships and blessings. I know I haven't shared enough of either here on my blog. For the most part I was sad and dwelling on my grief and lack of hope for a change in our circumstances since our move to Oregon. Things really are not different now except for me. We are still in the cabin, in the woods, and without an income but I am hopeful. Hopeful that God will make His will known to me and husband.
So where am I going with this? I thought I'd share a couple of my papercrafting blessings of late:
Moe Joe Designs ~ Mary Duffek
Mary, I like to call her Moe, is awesome!!! She is a fabulous designer and holds fun challenges. Through her generosity I have won a challenge and a blog candy since this past summer. Not only that she has included me in her prayers and has been my friend. The prizes and prayers are both precious to me. To top it off her testimony has touched me and encouraged me to thank God for all things. If you don't already know Moe you can find her on the web in several places:
Moe Joe Designs
Her Etsy Shop
CHF & SCS Galleries
Lori McCroskey ~ Clear Dollar Stamps
I can't tell you how I cried when my husband came home from the post office and handed me piece of unexpected mail. It was a handmade card from Lori, the owner of Clear Dollar Stamps. The card was to let me know that she was praying for me. It also included a list of when and what she had prayed for me. As I read the list it had the dates and the requests made on my behalf. This has touched me so. I still tear up just thinking about.
I am also thankful to Lori in that she gave me the opportunity to be on her design team. I originally didn't make the cut but instead I was offered a guest spot. The guest spot grew into a design team term and from there I've stayed and now I serve on her senior team.
Here's where you can find Lori:
Clearly iStamp (Her blog)
Clear Dollar Stamps (Her store)
To sum it up, neither Moe or Lori know that I appreciate them so much. I hope they don't mind that I am bragging about them today.
Now don't you forget... if you are reading this you are BLESSING to me too. Thank you for caring enough to follow my postings and for stopping by to comment on my blog.
SHARE A VERSE: "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever." Psalm 23:6