Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A Blog Post WORTH Reading

I took the time yesterday to read a very important blog post that needs to be read. With the author's permission, I decided to post the link here, and in place of my own blog post, I'm inviting you to read it... No, not inviting you. Compelling you. Please, take the time you would have taken to read mine and read this. You'll be glad you did.

Hospitality Lane

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Contest Time!

I haven't done a giveaway in a while, so I figured now is as good a time as any! I have been working on trying to revamp the overall look and appearance of my Etsy shop, including my photos, but in so doing, I've also been creating more :) It's inevitable!

That being said... I created two ACEOs with the same theme. Please take a look and let me know which one you like better... that's it! Easy peasy :) Leave a comment here with an email where I can contact you by next Thursday, June 21, and the winner will win a custom ACEO (Art Cards, Editions, and Originals) made especially for you!

Interested? Come and tell me which one you like better! :)

Thanks, and I look forward to your comments!!! The winner will be contacted by me and will get to choose what kind of Art Card they want me to make! How cool is that?

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Practice Makes... More Learning! :)

Hello everyone! I was practicing with my blog. See, I know basic html, and I DO mean basic :) But when blogger recently switched up it's format with how you add a picture, it came with a lot more pre-formatted html than I was used to, and I was having a difficult time figuring out how to make the image clickable to a web site. After fussing around with it, however, I've now figured it out :) So please take advantage of my practice and enjoy some of my friend's listings. Simply click on the image and be brought right to the listing!

This technology isn't going to hold me back... :)

Friday, June 8, 2012

Lazy Summer Dayz

I was at the beach today with my two little children, and my 3 year old, Kyle, came over to the bench and sat down next to me, cuddling with me, and I looked at them and realized AGAIN how blessed I am to be able to stay at home with them during the weekdays... I couldn't imagine missing these days with them, and worse yet, someone else being the one who got to participate in taking them places, spending time with them, watching them grow...

Here they are, playing at the beach playground.

I would also like to take the opportunity to share with you some fellow artists from ETSY

Check out those artist's shops if you get the chance... and have a great weekend!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Why Are We Here?

I have been listening a lot lately to contemporary Christian music. It is very inspiring, and I often find myself crying as I listen. It's wonderful to have on in the background as you go about your day... keeps your mind more on the things of Christ, as it were.
One trend I've found, however, is that many songs sing about what we, as Christ's body, are doing, or rather not doing. That's gotten me thinking, and I drew this ACEO (the one above) today. It's titled "You Are With ME??"
Many people know Jesus exists, but many (due to the enemy's influence) feel that they are not "good enough" to turn to Him. They feel that they have to work things out first, or get "better" first, before they can go to God... but they don't realize that it's only by turning to God that they can get better!!! How are they ever supposed to know this if we don't help them?
We don't have to stand out on the street corner, shouting hailfire and brimstone. That, in my humble opinion, scares people away, and quite frankly, makes them think you're wacky. That's not what we are supposed to do. We are supposed to LOVE them, not jam the gospel down their throats. WE show the love, and then they become open to God working in their lives. Whether God chooses to use us further in helping the people come to their salvation is up to God. But we have to be open and listening to God's direction, and what we are called to do.
Or else... why are we here?