Monday, September 27, 2010

I am blessed...

In I Thessalonians 5:18 it says to "give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” Lately, I've been having a hard time being thankful. So many times it is so much easier to dwell on the difficulties surrounding us than the gifts that the Lord is continually blessing us with!  I was reminded of this these past two weeks when two people very sweetly sent me some gifts. I wrote about one in an earlier blog entry and the other I just received yesterday. A dear friend found some wonderful crafting goodies at a garage sale and picked them up from me, including a rotary cutter, which sells for approx $60 on e-bay (she picked it up for $10!) I have some pictures below, but I just wanted to say thank you to those that have thought of me. It was such a blessing to me and it once again helped remind me of how good the Lord truly is to me.

Look at this! I feel like my birthday came a week early this year!

Is this not the cutest ever?!?! It's adorable :)

And she didn't even know how much I enjoy looking at crafting magazines. I always look and put back because they can get expensive, but now I have 5 magazines with lots of great crafting ideas :)

eeek... I just saw a stink bug (my apartment complex is infested with them right now... can anyone saw ewwww??) crawl across my lunch plate! (Thankfully I was already done eating off of it!

Some beautiful papers and a Thomas Kinkade kit

Some punches!

and stamps!

and buttons, ribbons, and some little org. containers!

and now for the big one....

a rotary paper trimmer!

with 4 extra blades 

Thank you Anita for thinking of me.... and thank you Lord for your never ending goodness to me!


  1. Now you have to find a place for everything! =)

    I put the gifts for the children in their rooms today...thank you again...they will see them when they get home from school...and thank you for my pumpkin dish! Loverly! =)

    Have fun being creative and God bless your week!

  2. Aw, how thoughtful! It looks like you got some really great stuff there! Can't wait to see what all you create with it now!