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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

2 blog posts-one day!?!

Just finished my second journal. If you are reading these posts on fb and can't see the photos you can go to my actual blog to see them I had never seen this verse before- what a beautiful verse- Proverbs 15:33 The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honor is humility. For as often as I have messed up in life- you'd think I would be a pretty humble person. Well, sometimes not so much.It is definitely a tricky attribute. I am proud to say that I am more humble today then I was yesterday, oh crap- maybe not. ;)

Proverbs Journal

This morning- a wonderful morning... Art and coffee with my dear friend Karin!!! This is my first try at making a journal. So much fun! So many possibilities, so many more journals we can comp books on sale!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Good mornin?

This is my dear sweet little Lily June. My dear sweet little Lily June hasn't wet her bed for months, but this morning she wet MINE. Yup, that's right. I woke up, a little confused, and wet. At some time last night Lily had crawled into my bed and snuggled up RIGHT NEXT to me. Awe, how sweet. Well, I had been meaning to get up earlier in the mornings. Today I was up, showered, and washing laundry by 6am. Life is good. Children are a blessing. And yes, God has a sense of humor.Ya all have a good day ;)

Saturday, July 11, 2009


Well, I have been reading the proverbs, and have created an altered art doll, her name is Wisdom. You cannot see wisdom however, because my camera is broken and unlike my other recent art projects, she cannot be scanned. I hope to post pictures of her soon. I had a wonderful time creating her, spent hours with her in my art room. Well, I was also cleaning my art room too. Hope to have pics of it soon as well....before I mess it up again.

There is chapter after chapter in Proverbs dedicated to Wisdom- council to seek her, warnings against forsaking her, contrasting her to prostitutes, revering her above ALL earthly treasures...over and over again, the father to the son says "Seek wisdom!!!!" Verse after verse, chapter after chapter- Parent to child "SEEK WISDOM! SEEK WISDOM!! SEEK WISDOM!!"

Um, I think I have fallen short. When I am home, my lips are FULL of instruction (some call it nagging) to my sons and daughters. I am sad to say I have not emphasized to my dear children "SEEK WISDOM!!" I am sad and ashamed. The closest I think I may have come lately was to not so softly encourage my teenager to "GIMME A BREAK-USE SOME COMMON SENSE!!!" Not exactly a verse out of proverbs. You won't find that one crosstitched on a pillow.

Well, God forgives, and children do too. God's word transforms the heart. And tomorrow is a new day.

So Dear Father, I pray...Thank you for giving me the wisdom to see something seriously missing in my parenting. Please remind me tomorrrow to encourage the dear ones you have given me to...

Get wisdom, get understanding;
do not forget my words or swerve from them. Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you;
love her, and she will watch over you. Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom.
Though it cost all you have, get understanding. Esteem her, and she will exalt you;
embrace her, and she will honor you. She will set a garland of grace on your head
and present you with a crown of splendor." Listen, my son, accept what I say,
and the years of your life will be many. I guide you in the way of wisdom
and lead you along straight paths. When you walk, your steps will not be hampered;
when you run, you will not stumble. Hold on to instruction, do not let it go;
guard it well, for it is your life.
(Proverbs 4:5-13) I couldn't have said it better myself ;)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

so today I'll try and catch up!

Ha- not catch up on EVERYTHING! That's too funny and too impossible. But I do plan on reading proverbs 3, 4, AND 5. Week end got away from me there. You know ya need a day off when you answer your home phone "Hello, Ruby Tuesday, Auburn, this is Heather speaking would you like to make a reservation?" Or when you ask your own fam at the kitchen table if they are ready for desert or do they just want their check.

Any who, let's watch a little bit of Tim Hawkins this morning- I could use a laugh, how 'bout you?

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Proverbs 2

a short and sweet entry- gotta go to work!

Proverbs 2:11 Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee.

Every mom's prayer for her young man, or young lady!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A Proverb a day....

My Ornaments of Grace

Here is my own personal challenge for the month-Each day read a proverb and create an art piece using that proverb as inspiration.

Today Proverbs 1:8-9 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head and pendants about thy neck.

Well these ornaments might look a bit silly hanging about my head- but I think they will look quite pretty hanging from some cupboard knobs and window locks.

I have an over abundance of these formica chips and had a wonderful time turning them into art- look for more in the future....