Monday, February 27, 2012

Balm for a Wondering Heart

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.  For whom He forknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many bretheren; and whom He predestined, these He also called; and whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.  What then shall we say to these things?  If God is for us, who is against us?

Romans 8:28-31


Saturday, February 25, 2012

The Valentine's Day Giveaway Winner Is....

Congratulations!  I will e-mail you today and ship your earrings out Monday, Lord willing.
Thank you all for playing! 

Monday, February 20, 2012

Winter Snow

The Lord kindly sent us a lovely snow Sunday afternoon!  

Trees, flowers, and roads were all covered with about six inches of heavy, wet snow.

This picture was taken Monday morning before it all melted off.

Surely God's promises never fail; He is everlasting and able to fulfill His holy will.  Isn't it good to know that He is able and willing to take care of His people for our good and His glory?

...(T)he LORD said to Himself,"I will never again curse the ground on account of man, for the intent of man's heart is evil from his youth; and I will never again destroy every living thing as I have done.  While the earth remains, 
Seedtime and harvest, 
And cold and heat, 
And summer and winter, 
And day and night 
Shall not cease."

And God said, "This is the sign of the covenant which I am making between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all successive generations; I set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant between Me and the earth...."

Genesis 8:21b-22, 9:12-13

Saturday, February 18, 2012

New pictures

 My brother has been working on my photography technique.
 I haven't figured out everything yet...
 ...but I do believe it is coming along!
 The Lord is so kind!
      Not all of these are in the shop yet, but most of them are:)
                                                                        Oh, and don't forget to enter the earring giveaway!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day Giveaway

 Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! 
 In honor of the day, I'm giving away this lovely pair of pink linen earrings that have been embellished with purple teardrop glass beads.  They are suspended from silver filled ear wires (remember the other Etsy store?), and hang a generous three inches from the top of the hook. 
     The winner will be chosen on Saturday, February 25th, at 8:00 am EST.   

 To enter this giveaway, please leave a comment and include your e-mail address (if you would prefer that it not be published, I will be happy to edit your comment before publishing!), or, for two chances to win, 'Like' my Facebook page and then leave me a comment letting me know! 

Regarding this week's promises - I must apologize for not getting that out yesterday.  We had a minor family emergency over the weekend, but I'm very happy to report that everyone is home now and doing well.  The Lord's mercies are overwhelming!

And the Lord said, "I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows..."
Exodus 3:7

No matter what season of life you are enjoying or enduring, it is such a comfort to know that the Lord Jesus does hear the cries of His people, and He not only cares, but is able to deliver us from the troubles!  The God who rescued His people from the greatest nation on earth at the time has the same power today.  Take heart!


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Featured Gallery: The Black Rooster

Restaurant, Lounge and Art Gallery inside the Historic General Francis Marion Hotel.

Find them on Facebook:

This is a really nice, classy, uptown place to go for a nice meal or just to hang out for a bit!  Located conveniently in historic downtown Marion, Virginia, the Black Rooster is beautifully decorated and makes a very interesting stop.  

[And, of course, they carry a nice selection of my tatted lace jewelry. :)]


Monday, February 6, 2012

New Photo Tecniques and Sweet Promises

This past Saturday my extremely talented and very nice brother taught me how to take more visually interesting pictures.  The first three photos are some I took before the lesson; the last three are during/after the lesson.

                                                             Do you think it helped?
This week's promise is found in Isaiah, chapter 41, verse 10
Do not fear, for I am with you;
Do not anxiously look about, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, 
Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.

How difficult it is to obey this verse!  It is impossible if we rely on our own strength, but with God, all things are possible.   He has done so much for us, and the way He has told us that we may show our appreciation is to obey Him and honor Him, and He has promised to help us!


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Western Earring Designs

Dancing Ladies in silver and Swarovski crystals

My Heart belongs in the West - silver thread and Swarovski crystals

The turquoise beads just didn't have the pizazz that I was looking for, hence the crystals.  These pictures are just a little overexposed, but I'll try to get more today so you can see the contrast better. 
What do you think?  Should I try to make more jewelry like this, or stick to other designs?

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