Good Wednesday all my crafty friends! It's a beautiful day in my neck of the woods. HOT, but beautiful! I hope your day is lovely as well!
It's that time of the week that we post a peek at our crafty spaces with WOYWW over on Stamping Ground! First of all a hearty welcome back to Julia who has been out, but thank goodness is making a healthy recovery! Thank you Jan for filling the shoes while Julia was out! I think we, none of us, missed a bit as you did a wonderful job!! :)
So, yep, this is what is on my work desk today! This is the beginnings of my Pick A Stick Journal Challenge that I participate in every month over on the Facebook Group! I encourage you to come on over and participate, we have a lot of fun! In addition, out of this challenge, a new one has arisen to come along side it! I love it...the more the merrier! Of course for me, like everyone, I have to find, yet again, more hours in the day somewhere to put in time for another challenge! LOLOL Oh well, you only live once! LOLOL
I have a whole lot of mess going on on this desk, by the way, as I am doing several challenges at once and so it gets quite cluttery when that happens! You can see some of the clutter for my ATC Challenge peeking in view just above the journal. All the reveals will come shortly! I really have to get a move on...it's already the 20th of the month! YIKES!!! So as I am not through with either of these challenges, I can't really share anything else with you today! If any of you have found some more hours in a day, please send them my way! :)
Speaking of challenges, life is FULL of challenges. Have you ever felt like everything was going right as rain and then all of a sudden, kaboom, you get side blinded with a challenge in your life that makes you feel weak, small or ill equipped to handle it? I believe God allows those challenges in our life to see where our hearts are. Will our first thought be to turn to Him or to jump on the first rabbit trail leading you down the lonesome road of stress, worry, confusion and/or grumbling and anger? God's desire is that we should lean TOTALLY on Him!
In God's Word, He reminds us throughout that He knows what our needs are BEFORE we do and that He has provided for and equipped us with the tools to handle ANY situation, if we would but seek and ask! Our job is to remain in that place of faith as we take Him at His Word and wait on His marvelous timing!
God the Father reminds us to count it all joy when we meet trials and to not be anxious about anything because we can do ALL things through Him who strengthens us! Not in and of ourselves will we withstand the trials, but through Him, Jesus Christ His Son, lest any man should boast! God will receive ALL the glory! After all, trials come forth that Christ be revealed! How you say? Through our great witness of the things He hath done through them, because He WILL! If we but wait on Him, rely on Him, stand strong in Him, He WILL be revealed and we will be eternally blessed!
I pray as you go throughout the rest of your week, you allow the Creator of this Universe to stand with you through and bless you as you come out!
Have a great Wednesday! :)