Good Wednesday all my crafty friends! It's time for another WOYWW! Is it me or do the weeks keep getting shorter! LOLOL Not to worry on that score because last night when my daughter and I were talking about when she gets older, blah, blah, blah and I said something quirky to her and she's like "well your older now, so I'm not worried, you won't be around to scold me," and I said "ohhh, contraire baby, I'm living till I'm 100, so watch out!" LOLOLOL Poor her! LOLOLOL
Well, not much on my desk this week because I had to finish up my Pick A Stick Challenge that I shared yesterday if you missed it and I am still working on that BIG canvas so I thought I would share with you some goodies I pulled out last night that I got on my most recent trip home to New Mexico. This goodie is something I have been wanting for awhile and just have not made the move to buy it because I always think of something I want more and just couldn't justify shoveling out the money to buy it. I'm a penny pincher and I am also one of those folks that will put something in their buggy and ride around the store with it for the whole shopping journey until I get so guilt ridden that I completely talk myself out of buying it in the name of "not really needing it" and then go and put it right back on the shelf! LOLOLOL Sighhhhh! This has happened MANY times with this product, by the way! But THIS TIME, I FINALLY bought it! I was on vacation after all! LOLOL
When I started out journaling years ago, it was watercolor journaling, which I still do, but not nearly as much as my mixed media journaling. But I have a couple of sets of watercolor pencils and a cheap set of watercolors that I have always used. But I have always wanted the Koi Water Color Set, but just didn't want to pay for it! LOLOL I know, I know, what a sickness we have! :) But when I was home I visited one of my favorite stamps places Guadalupe Fun Rubber Stamps! Oh yea!! It is a small little shop in downtown Santa Fe, but I love that place! They carry soooooo many yummy things, but I have to be frugal when I go. I went this time however, on a mission! :) If you are ever in Santa Fe, I encourage you to drop in, they are so sweet!
I had decided this year that I want to make my Christmas cards, so I went with that in mind and with thoughts of seeking some new stamps to make cute cards with. So I bought two, one with the cutest "chile" wreath on it and another with a church scene (churches are BIG in Santa Fe). They had some really cute samples in the store that the owners will allow you to take pictures of for reference, so of course I did. Not to copy them, but for ideas. In addition, I got this AWESOME Koi Water Color travel kit and a gorgeous pack of Water Colour Postcards from Cotman that I love! Such awesome quality!I can't wait to use my new watercolor set! I piddled a little with it, but haven't really broke it out for a project yet! The other factor about it is that's it's obviously portable! I can take my lovely journal and set with me anywhere now! I'm in love! :)
I was reading this morning in John in God's Word about Jesus claiming to be the Son of God to the Jewish leaders. Something really struck a chord with me this morning while reading which was the fact that "The Father has life in Himself, and he has granted that same life-giving power to his Son. And he has given Him authority to judge everyone because His is the Son of Man." (John 5:26&27) What really brought that home to me this morning is that, as I shared yesterday, we ARE made in His image and as such, if we, who are called by His name, will but believe, we could walk in that SAME life-giving power and that SAME authority as Jesus did! That is AWESOME to me! The Lord said you have not, because you ask not! If you aren't walking in the FULL AUTHORITY of the Lord, maybe you have not sought His face and asked Him!
Jesus came to earth as a man to win back that authority that was given over by Adam. Jesus came to redeem mankind and reconcile us back to the Father that we COULD walk in FULL AUTHORITY! So my question to myself was "are you walking in full authority?" I dare say that I am not. Many situations in my life would be inherently different if that were the case! That being said, I have NOT arrived, as most of us have not! However, that should never stop us from CONTINUALLY seeking His face for a deeper relationship with Him and for further growth. Just as Jesus, we should always remember, however, that we can do NOTHING on our own, but as we heed to our Father and allow for growth, we will carry out His will not our own! Therein, lies your authority!
Well, that is what's in my heart and on my desk today! What's in and on yours? I hope you have an AWESOME Wednesday and an even better rest of the week!