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Everlasting God Song Lyrics!

Sang this at church this morning!  One of my favorites by Chris Tomlin!  If you do not know this song and would like to hear it, Check out this video!  This version is by Lincoln Brewster.

Everlasting God


Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord

Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord

Our God, You reign forever
Our hope, our Strong Deliverer

You are the everlasting God
The everlasting God
You do not faint
You won’t grow weary
You’re the defender of the weak
You comfort those in need
You lift us up on wings like eagles

Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord

Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord

Our God, You reign forever
Our hope, our Strong Deliverer

You are the everlasting God
The everlasting God
You do not faint
You won’t grow weary
You’re the defender of the weak
You comfort those in need
You lift us up on wings like eagles

Our God, You reign forever
Our hope, our Strong Deliverer

You are the everlasting God
The everlasting God
You do not faint
You won’t grow weary
You’re the defender of the weak
You comfort those in need
You lift us up on wings like eagles

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Stuck on Season of Joy!

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Yet another Season of Joy card,  I can’t seem to put this set away!  I guess if I keep playing with it, I might have my Christmas cards done before I know it!  Ok, not really since I would need a lot more than what I’ve done so far!  Can you believe I actually had to cut paper for this card.  I didn’t use any scraps!  Oops, I’m wrong!  The vellum piece was a scrap!

The vellum is stamped and embossed with silver EP and layered using brads over top of white card stock stamped with flowers in pomegranate ink.  I then layered that onto pomegranate card stock.  Both of those layers are up on dimensionals.
 
The DP is Cutie Pie and I also used Bashful Blue and Wild Wasabi card stock. I like the look with the white grosgrain ribbon and decided to add the silver cord to tie in the silver image.

Thanks to those of you who have sent messages about my son.  Yesterday he did much better in the afternoon, but the evening was pretty rough again.  This morning he says his stomach is right on the edge.  It feels like Monday is so far away.  I will be contacting the Dr.’s office again to see if any of the blood work is back and where we go from here.  I may be taking him to the GI clinic at Children’s Mercy.  Thanks again for your thoughts and prayers!

Until Next Time….Happy Creating!!!

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Another Season of Joy

My_case_of_dawn_mrI got a really nice email from Dawn this morning.  You should check out her blog, it’s amazing.  Her husband is in Iraq (thanks Rich for all you do) and she collects cards to send to the troops.  If you’d like to participate, shoot her an email and I’m sure she’ll give you the details!  Quite a while back I saw a card of hers that I loved.  Here is my version of that card!

Stamps:  Season of Joy
Paper: White, Marigold, Cranberry
Ink: Cranberry, Marigold
Accessories: Circle punches, sponge daubers, dimensionals, white gel pen

Until Next Time….Happy Creating!!!

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I received this in a email a long time ago, but I see that it’s circulating on everyone’s blog.  I still think it’s hilarious and thought I’d post it too!

This is the William Tell Overture for Moms!

Enjoy!

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Not my usual post….

Why do we always try to fix problems on our own?  We do we exhaust every option before turning to the One who can fix anything?

You may be wondering where I’m coming from with this statement.  Well, I have a little one who has not felt well for 3 weeks now.  He didn’t bother to tell me until 2 weeks ago after he got sick at school.  He has gotten worse and worse everyday since then.  We have gone to the Dr., gotten meds, had xrays, and blood drawn and yet no answers.  I know that some of his blood work won’t come back until this next week and waiting is about killing me!  We’ve also tried some natural medicine and gone to the Chiropractor and still no relief.  He has now missed 2 weeks of school as well. That alone is about killing him!  He loves school and hates not being there.

As a mom, this is so frustrating and hard for me to watch him be in so much pain and I can’t do a single thing to help him.
 
What my opening statement is referring to is the fact that I should have turned him over to the One who is ultimately in control, God!  Of course we’ve been praying for him, but I hadn’t really gotten to the point of trusting completely had having complete faith that God really could help him.  Yes I know that He can, but I’m still the mom and that tends to get in the way!

Matt 6:33-34  Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all theses things shall be added unto you.  Therefore do not worry about
tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Phil 4:4-9  Rejoice in the Lord always.  I will say it again: Rejoice!  Let your genteless be evident to all.   The Lord is near.  Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  Finally, brother, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me–put into practice.  And the God of peace will be with you.

God has hit me over the head with a brick in the last few days.  He is trying to get me to trust Him and Him fully.  That doesn’t mean that I don’t do my part and seek those who are in the medical profession, but I have to include Him in the equation.  I have done all I can, and I need to fall at His feet and trust the He will take care of my/His little one.

Ps 59:17  O my strength, I will sing praises to you, for you, O God are my fortress, the God who shows me steadfast love.

I would sure love it if you would remember my baby in your prayers.  Ok, he’s not a baby, he’s 9 but he’s still my baby!  Hopefully we’ll have some answers soon and he can get his life back.
Thank you for letting me share this with you.  It was not real comfortable for me to do so.

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Season of Joy with Scraps!

It feels really good to use up some scraps that have been cluttering up my space!  Here is another card with scraps….Season Of Joy!

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This is not a color combo that I would have gravitated toward.  But after looking at my scraps, this is what I ended up with!  The stamps are the SU Season Of Joy set.  The top piece of DP is from SU as well.  I believe it was from last years holiday line called Holiday Thyme.  The bottom piece is from Basic Grey.  I used Old Olive, Ruby Red, and Bashful Blue for my accenting colors.

Until Next Time….Happy Scrap Using!!!

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Enjoy your day!

Enjoy_your_day_doodle_thisMore Scraps being used!  I was able to make this card the other day when my phone line and internet weren’t working.  I had the flower layer leftover from some swap cards that I had made a while back.   I dove into my scrap box and this is what I came up with!

Stamp set:  Doodle This, Riveting
Paper: SU Petals and Paisley, DCWV, Shimmery white, White, Black
Ink:  Cool Caribbean, Apricot, Black
Accessories: Circle punches (1-1/4", 1-3/8", 1/2"), dimensionals, ribbon, stickles

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We had wonderful thunderstorms last night!  My youngest daughter probably wouldn’t agree with that, but my husband and I like them!  BUT, we woke up to no phone and no internet!  The repair man got here around 3 and fixed it, and for that I’m grateful!  Since I couldn’t spend my day looking at everyone elses cards, I actually spent some time stamping!!!  Here is one of the cards I came up with to use up some scraps!  I’m really happy with it!

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I ordered the label tag punch and hadn’t used it yet, so this was a great opportunity.  The scalloped edge was already punched and in my scrap box!  I love the designer paper.  I’m sorry I don’t know the name, but I think it is Daisy D’s brand.  Don’t quote me on that but I found it at Archiver’s!!
The Hb stamp is stamped in Artichoke on So Saffron card stock.  The bird was stamped in black on Very Vanilla cardstock and sponged with artichoke.  I colored it in with barely banana, really rust and artichoke markers.

Until Next Time….Happy Creating!!!

P.S.  The roast, garlic mashed potatoes and carrots we had for supper last night were AWESOME!!!!  I had leftovers for lunch too!!!

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What Scrapbooking item are You?

I was reading Julia’s blog entry and thought I would take the quiz!
You can find the quiz here! Go check it out.  What are you???
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I’m Paper! (so it says!)


You are an all natural basic person who likes to act as a foundation to
others. You are willing to take a backseat in most of your
relationships and let others take the spotlight, while you show your
support and help them shine! Underneath it all, you are the one who
makes it all happen. You are the focus and stability in any group, even
if you are not the leader. Others look to you to set the pace and
provide ideas for ways to get things done. But Paper Beware – sometimes
you get a little edgy with the people who look to you for support and
can give them some papercut remarks that can hurt their feelings.
Remember to watch what you say, because you are best when leading by
example.  (Ouch!  Guess I better pay attention!!)

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Anybody out there LOVE Rachael Ray??  I do!  We don’t have cable TV anymore since the kids are in school all day, so I don’t get to see her 30 minute meals show.  I really miss that!  I LOVE to cook and loved it even more after watching her.  She was a great cooking inspiration to me!  I bought some rump roast the other day and thought this sounded good!  This aired on her Rachael Ray show on ABC last week.  Mine will be ready around 6pm…..I’ll let you know how GREAT it is!!!  Enjoy! 

If you like Chicken and Rice soup, here is a great recipe that I can’t wait to try, posted by Sharon Harnist of PaperFections!

"Buying In Bulk" Pot Roast 
       
       
      

Ingredients

       

  • 3 to 4 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 4 to 5-pound rump roast
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons flour, plus enough to dredge the roast in
  • 3 carrots, roughly chopped
  • 4 stalks of celery, roughly chopped
  • 2 large onions, roughly chopped
  • 6 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 2 fresh bay leaves
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 to 4 cups beef stock
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • A handful of parsley, chopped, for garnish

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Preparation

   

  1.             

    Preheat oven to 350°F.

           

  2. Step
                

    Heat
    a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat with the canola oil. Season
    all sides of the roast well with salt and freshly ground black pepper
    then dredge it in flour. Brown the roast well, about 3-4 minutes per
    side.

           

  3. Step
                

    Once
    all sides are brown, add the carrots, celery, onion, garlic, fresh bay
    leaves to the pot, and fill it with water so the liquid comes 1/3 the
    way up the roast. Cover with a tight-fitting lid and place in the oven
    for about 3 1/2-4 hours. If you don’t have a tight-fitting lid for the
    pot, use tin foil instead and baste the roast every 30-40 minutes.

           

  4. Step
                

    Once
    the roast is about a half hour away from being done, start your gravy:
    Place a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Melt the butter and stir
    in 3 tablespoons of flour. Cook the butter-flour mixture about 2-3
    minutes, until it is light brown. Then, whisk in the beef stock, brown
    sugar and Worcestershire sauce, season to taste with salt and freshly
    ground black pepper. Let the gravy cook down, whisking occasionally,
    until desired consistency.

           

  5.             

    Once the
    roast is done, remove it from the oven and place the meat on a cutting
    board, loosely covered with foil. Let the roast rest for about 15-20
    minutes. While the meat is resting, strain the pan juices through a
    fine strainer, remove any extra fat, then stir the pan juices into the
    gravy.

           

  6. Step
                

    Once the meat has rested, slice it across the grain and pour gravy over each portion. Garnish with parsley and serve with Oven-Roasted Spicy Potatoes & Glazed Carrots alongside.

           

   


   
   
   
   

   
   

       

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