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mandag den 5. december 2016

Where can I turn for peace?

Please, Lisen to this song, it is so beautiful.

I've looked forward to a time where there was no more pain, just peace in our life - and home.
So, with that said...
My daughter invited me to the church christmas party, and I said no, knowing I would miss out on my grandsons first christmas party, but I told her I had to decline, so I could come to church. I have longed to come to church  so many weeks.
So I looked forward to that, but come friday night, something became to feel wrong in my left side. I'd gained a lot a weight during the weekend, and my fod and special around my knee, was in so much pain that it was difficult to walk. Sunday came, no church instead a headache like no time before, and I walked like a drunk person

I went to the doctor this morning, believe it or not, there's 2 things wrong. 

  1. I need iron, so new blodtests has to be taken this comming friday, and I might have to go to the hospital next week to have it in IV. That's all right with me, I've done that 2 times before. The lack of iron could cause the headache and the lack for coordination.
  2. I am now waiting on an MRI scan, the doctor is sure that I have a meniscus injury. After a MRI scan there might be so a telescope operation to fix it.

Where can I find peace? Only in the belief that my Redeemer is with me, he knows when my cup is full. That he loves me and carries my family and me through our challenges. There's just been so many the last 2 years.

It does not mean that life will be easier ... and yet, my faith gives meaning to the challenges my family and I meet. That it all has a purpose and is not in vain. My belief in that - makes it all worth while.

With that said, you who reads this blog, and thus take part in my thoughts and life, I wish you a very blessed Christmas month.

These are the projects I've been working on lately.

A tea dispenser - I've wanted to try to make one for a long time.

A Valentine card - to the left closed - to the right it is opened.

One of Mo Mannings beauiful digi stamps mummus kissa

Another of Mo Mannings beauiful digi stamps aunt helen  

The last, for now of Mo Manning is this digi stamp that I just love, so much so, that by mistake I bought it twice...
potters shed

Another Valentine card

lørdag den 3. december 2016

A greeting from the past!

When I was at boarding school, one song became very special to me. So much so that it has followed me my whole life. Together with another student, we played it several times.The song are Amazing Grace. Almost every time life has been hard, I have thought about this student and this song. 
I was already a "big" girl all ready back then. I was often teased because of my faith - and my weight. This student never teased me, but had an aura of confidence which made me comfortable. The reassurance helped me more than words can describe. 
To day my faith gives me strength and confidence. I believe in my Saviour Jesus Christ, that he wants to embrace us in his arms and in his love to make us feel safe. 

This month we celebrate this love by celebrating his son's birth. I hope that we can feel the strong bond of security and peace longer than in December. 

That no matter what happens in the world, we will maintain our faith in, that everything good comes from a loving Heavenly Father.

Like this student who was there for me, I hope we will be there for each other - and let that be our gift to Him, who loves us.

This stamp was from the, now closed, Bildmalarna. A Swedish compagny.

tirsdag den 29. november 2016

A day of!

My friend left yesterday late afternoon - I miss her. She is so great to be around.
We thought we were going to do a lot of crafting, we didn't, we talked and talked - and did a little bit of crafting. 
My husbond got a few days for himself, and he appriciated that, he said so himself.
I'm already looking forward to the next time she's coming.

Beccys Challenge is great. It is fun learning so many ways a card can be made.
This is my card for to day. 
A digi-stamp made by Mo Manning. It is called Grace and the owl.
The card reads: Whishing you a peaceful Christmas.

søndag den 27. november 2016

Black and white

I've not much to tell to day, only that I enjoy some days with a very close friend, Eva. We're crafting, laughing, cooking and much more. It's so good to be able to spend some days together.

Here's my entry for the challenge on Beccys blog. To day it is "white on white"!

The card reads: Merry Christmas!

onsdag den 23. november 2016

A dear friend

I have very few I can call close friends. But, I know we will always be there for each other. Like in the poem, we may sometime feel alone, and jey our friends might be close by, helping. I'm so grateful for my close friends, one of them is coming to day and staying a few days. We're going to do a lot of stamping and quilling. It's going to be so fun.
My wish is, that we'll always be there for each other, helping others when they fall. Also, and I know this is difficult, let others help us when we need it. It will strenghten the friendship between us and others. Give it a try! What do you have to loose?

One night I dreamed a dream.
As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
One belonging to me and one to my Lord.
After the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,
especially at the very lowest and saddest times,
there was only one set of footprints.
This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it.
"Lord, you said once I decided to follow you,
You'd walk with me all the way.
But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life,
there was only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me."
He whispered, "My precious child, I love you and will never leave you
Never, ever, during your trials and testings.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you."

tirsdag den 22. november 2016

Two large buckets!

A dear friend has this quote on her kitchen wall:
Entegrity is keeping promisses to one self - and to others.

For me, entegrity is also to be true to one self - and to others.

I like this quote, we need to set a standard for ourself, so we can stand firm and true for what we believe. When we know who we are, we can help others.  We don't need to be perfect, none of us are, but we need to be true to who we are. 
Sometimes we may think we don't do much of anything, but where we are, we matter.
I would like to share a story about that elderly Chinese woman had two large buckets. Each bucket hung on the ends of a long pole, which she carried across her neck. One of those buckets had a crack in it and the other bucket was perfect. The perfect bucket always delivered a full portion of water at the end of the long walk from the stream to the house. But the cracked bucket arrived only half full
For full two years the Chinese woman went daily to the stream with the two buckets and she would carry home one and one half buckets of water. Of course, the perfect bucket was proud of its accomplishments. The cracked bucket however, was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it could only do half of what it had been created to do.After two years of what the cracked bucket perceived to be bitter failure, it spoke to the woman one day by the stream. “I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house and you work so hard.”The old woman smiled and said, “Did you notice that there are flowers on your side of the path, but not on the other bucket’s side? I have always known about your flaw, so I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you water the flowers. For two years, I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table. Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty  grace my house and give me so much joy.”As I think about the story, I am reminded that each of us has our own flaws....
This is my entry for Beccys blog to day

mandag den 21. november 2016

Just a little bit!

I was in hospital again, it was volvulus. I'm happy to be home again. There's nothing like home!

I've not much to tell, I've spent most of the day making cards.

My card for to day. It says: Merry Christmas

These other cards

These cards are made for Operation Skriv Hjem (Operation Write Home)

These last 2 cards are for Cancerkort