Monday, 25 June 2012

♥ Christian gift tags ♥

Hi there :)  As you may already know I'm a crafter and looooove to paper craft, card making, jewellery making and the list goes on ... :)
I have a little Etsy shop called Gracie's Corner which I sell my handmade items and also crafty supplies.
I made these gift tags today, using this lovely Scripture stamp:

1 PETER  5:7

Have a blessed day and thanks for popping by ♥
♥ Marlou ♥

Sunday, 17 June 2012

♥ Love this Scripture ♥

This is a great and powerful Scripture to read before you lay your head on your pillow to sleep
I got this beautiful vintage image from "Little birdie blessings"  When you are a child of God never be afraid, it says in Scripture 365 times {that's one of each day of the year} "Do not fear" ...
With the worries of day to day living we all can get very stressed and find it hard to sleep, so keep this Scripture Psalm 4:8 beside your beside and read it and ask The Lord to help you have a peaceful night's sleep so you can be refreshed and rested for the next day.

♥ Blessings ♥
♥ Marlou ♥

Monday, 11 June 2012

♥ What happens in Heaven when we pray ♥

I dreamt that I went to Heaven and an Angel was showing me around.
We walked side-by-side inside a large workroom filled with Angels.
My Angel guide stopped in front of the first section and said, "This is the
Receiving Section."   Here, all petitions to God said in Prayer are received.

I looked around in this area, and it was terribly busy with so many Angels
sorting out petitions written on voluminous paper sheets and scraps from
people all over the world.

Then we moved down a long corridor until we reached the second section.

The Angel then said to me, "This is the Packaging and Delivery Section. 
Here, the Graces and Blessings the people asked for are processed and
delivered to the living persons who asked for them."  I noticed again how
busy it was there.  There were many Angels working hard at that station,
since so many blessings had been requested and were being packaged for
delivery to Earth.
Finally at the farthest end of the long corridor we stopped at the door of a
very small station.  To my great surprise, only one angel was seated there,
idly doing nothing.  "This is the Acknowledgement Section, my Angel friend
quietly admitted to me.  He seemed embarrassed."  How is it that there is no work
going on here?  I asked.

"So sad, " the Angel sighed.  "After people receive the blessings that they asked
for, very few send back acknowledgements"

"How does one acknowledge God's blessings?"  I asked ..

"Simple",   the Angel answered.  Just say, "Thank you, Lord."

"What blessings should they acknowledge?"  I asked.

"If you have food in the refrigerator, or clothes on your back, a roof
overhead and a place to sleep you are richer than 75% of this world.  If
you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish,
you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy."

"And if you received this on your own computer, you are part of the 1%
in the world who has that opportunity."

"If you woke up this morning with more health than illness.  You are
more blessed than the many who will not even survive this day."

"If you have never experienced the fear in battle, the loneliness of
imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation ..... You are
ahead of 700 million people in the world."

"If you can attend a Church without the fear of harassment, arrest,
 torture or death you are envied by, and more blessed than, 3 billion
people in the world."

"If your parents are still alive and still married ..... You are very rare."

"If you can hold your head up and smile, you are not the norm,  you're
unique to all those in doubt and despair ....... "

Ok, what now?  how can I start?

If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that
someone was thinking of you as very special and you are more blessed
than over 2 billion people in the world who cannot read at all.

Have a good day, Count your Blessings, and if you care to, pass this along
to remind everyone else how blessed we all are.

ATTN:  Acknowledgement Dept.

"Thank you Lord, for giving me the ability to share this message and for
giving me so many wonderful people with whom to share it."

Isn't this so true??  This was given to me and I just had to post it on my blog.
Just goes to show how truly blessed we are and forget to Thank the Lord for
every blessing, answered Prayers, friends and family who are there for us and
the list goes on ...... "And I myself Thank and Praise The Lord for giving me the
ability to be able to type this message out as this time 4-5 weeks ago I couldn't
walk, or move .... THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH LORD

Saturday, 9 June 2012

♥ From today's Our Daily bread ♥

Here are a few paragraphs from today's Our daily bread, you can read the full piece from the web address on my sidebar of favourite links.
Just to let us know that life isn't all plain sailing and having everything we want.  Along with peace and joy, we will experience sorrow and disappointments, but Our loving God will bring us through one day at a time.  Trust and obey!  that's the key

Some Christians expect that the Lord will be the kind of parent who protects them from all sorrow and disappointment. But that’s not the kind of Father He is. He lovingly allows His children to go through suffering (Isa. 43:2; 1 Thess. 3:3).

When we start with the mistaken belief that it’s an easy life that will make us truly happy, we become weary trying to live out our faulty belief. But when we face the truth that life is difficult, we can invest our lives in the pursuit of a good and godly life instead. That kind of life strengthens us for the times when life is difficult.

God’s goal is to make us holy, not just happy (1 Thess. 3:13). And when we are holy, we are more likely to be truly happy and content.

♥ have a blessed day ♥
♥ Marlou ♥

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Isn't this beautiful

I received a lovely email last night from my lovely friend about how The Lord has our life all weaved together so perfectly, we may not see it sometimes as we battle through life, but one day he will reveal to us this wonderful and perfect picture of our lives :)

My life is but a weaving between God and me.
I may not choose the colours, he knows what they should be,
For he can view the pattern from the upper side,
While I can see it only, on this the under side.
Sometimes he weaveth sorrow, which seemed strange to me,
But I will trust His judgement and work on faithfully.
Tis He who fills the shuttle, He knows what is best,
So I shall weave in earnest and leave Him with the rest.
At last when life is ended, with Him I shall abide, then
I may view the pattern upon the upper side.
Then I shall know the reason, why pain and joy entwined,
It was woven in the fabric, of life that God designed.

How beautiful is
God our Creator and Designer ♥


Friday, 1 June 2012

♥ Do "NOT" fear ♥

This is a verse I need to read and read as I am prone to letting "fear" try to rule me :(
I remember hearing a preacher saying that "fear" stands for

F ... false
E ... evidence
A ... appearing
R ... real

"God hath not given us the spirit of fear;  but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind"
(2 Timothy 1:7)

How very true, step out in "FAITH" not "FEAR"

Love Marlou ♥