Archive | August 2013

Faith Family Fashion Fun

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Here I am again with another refashion. This time my sister in Christ who is doing great losing weight. She has now taken the big sizes out of the closet. Well I told her I would love them to refashion, give to my sister, or send to Cuba. When I was looking through the bag I found this ** can you picture the stars in my eyes!!! I have been to two women of faith events and love them.
So as you can see I had itstarted in my head and went to cutting before you could take a picture of it whole. But, you get the picture. I cut off the sleeves and then cut the  collar strait across. Next i needed to get more length to form into a T shirt dress. So I opened the sleeves up put the wide part that was a raw edge right sides together with where the collar was cut from. Shirt dress 006 Now this was rounded from where it formed a sleeve but I used both one for front and one for back.

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Now to figure out a collar ok so I put the one I cut off back on and cut out the neck opening.

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Had to use my dress form to get it to fit my curves and this is how it came out…

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This is me at that very special sisters house.
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So what do you think? I am going to trim the neck and sleeves at first I did not think I would need to I liked it as a gardening yard house dress. But I love it and want to where it everywhere. So I will continue to build this dress as I wear it and add to it daily!!!
I would sure love to hear from you. I pray God’s grace, peace, light, and love over you and your life In Jesus’ Holy Name Amen
Thank you so much for checking me out please talk to me I love to hear from you

Covering a switchplate

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This graphic came from http://thegraphicsfairy.com/ I love her site. I took it from black and white to a violet hue for my room. I have done this with another one as well for my kitchen with a vine graphic and scripture inserted.

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So I wanted to share them both. The first I used in my husbands office the other is in the kitchen. The kitchen is a grape and vine motif I will show you more of those pictures later. lightswitch 085

I was able to use some old labels my husband had, his razor knife, and a screwdriver. I printed it out peeled it and stuck it to the faceplate.

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Then I folded it over to cover the edge and cut a star pattern in the holes to fold them in…then screw it back on the wall done.

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This is not a expensive detail, it just takes a few minutes and it changes a bright… almost too bright wall and makes a focal point. It really makes it so that the paint is not so overpowering. Please stay tuned for more of my remodel around our home, check out the graphic fairy and let me know what you are up to. Comment… I don’t know you read if you don’t comment…I appreciate the time it takes for you to comment and I am thankful for you stopping by. God’s grace, peace, light, and love to you. In Jesus’ Service Doreen   ✞  ✞  ✞

Being a part of a Church

Being a contributor not a consumer.
We go to give to God our time, and to those who are also in the body encouragement.
The Holy Bibles meaning not the dictionary.
Being a member, a vital, warm organ of a body, working together, helping function, sharpening each other. Not a cold piece of flesh, taking up a seat, joining an institution, paying dues, following rules, learning a hand shake.

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Romans 12:4-5 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.
1 Corinthians 6:15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself? Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute? Never!
1 Corinthians 12:12-27 Unity and Diversity in the Body
 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.
For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many. Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, but one body.The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, 24 while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it,so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.

The image is scanned from a very old Holy Bible. I put these up when I can, this one is from the same as I have posted about in earlier blogs. Please go back and see the other images.
I believe we areall Saints Ido not think Paul is any more special than you or I. In the Scripture above it talks about us being connected and part of something bigger. The eye alone can not tell the eyelid it is weaker or less important.. The finger can not tell the nail I can be without you… How would the finger scratch? As well the hand tell the finger you are weak…How would it pick things up. Paul is no stronger than you and I. We need to know and trust and believe that the weak are the strong and we need to be a work in progress together. We are a body under construction and we need to work out go to Church which is our Gym. Because we go out into the field to harvest, and need to have all our muscles working!!!
It is such a blessing for me to share these lovely treasured images with you. I pray you enjoy them and you leave a comment to let me know you came by. I look forward to hearing from you and making a new friend.
God’s grace, peace, light, and love to you. In Jesus’ Service Doreen   ✞  ✞  ✞

So much to do

Sometimes I feel overwhelmed with so much to do. I can only think of one thing to do. Sleep…or crawl under a bush. I am thankful to God He gives me one more chance to live and breath today. Why do I want to waste it? I know I am not alone in this. Is there anyone out there? Why is it easier to curl up or hide? It is hard to know Jesus loves me so much and wondering why He does when I feel like this. Although we don’t know what it was, Paul wrote about a “thorn in the flesh” and concluded with: “For when I am weak, then I am strong.” (2Cor 12:10) He had learned that there is no better way to experience the fullness of God’s power then when we are NOT at full strength. I remember, early in my walk with the Lord, when  was not really sure of my faith and beliefs. I had prayed constantly, watched only TBN, listened to only Christian music, read my Bible, did daily devotionals,  and was doing everything I could stay strong. I fell and backslid when I first met my husband. So he knew how weak I really am. Finally I said to God, “I am not strong.” God’s response, “Good, now let me do it.” GOD IS ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF US TODAY. LOOK UP! I am and I keep striving forward. Get up. Stand up. He controls the strings if you let Him!!!
God’s grace, peace, light, and love to you. In Jesus’ Service Doreen   ✞  ✞  ✞
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I pray you enjoy this image. God blessed me with this antique Bible. This is kinda how I was feeling as I wrote this.

Isaiah 53:4-5Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

 

 

Why I Called Out Joel Osteen and Joyce Meyer

Wow!!!

Church Is Messy (and that's a good thing)

I have been preaching for 20 years.  Yesterday I did something that I have never done before in a sermon.  I publicly called out false teachers and named them by name.  I said,

If you listen to Joel Osteen and Joyce Meyer, if you take what they teach seriously, it will not be good for you.  It will be detrimental to your long-term growth as a follower of Jesus.

(You can watch the sermon by clicking here)

I used to think that their error was so blatantly obvious that they could just be ignored.  I was wrong.  They are massively growing in popularity in the evangelical world and are seen as credible and helpful.  Before I’m inundated with questioning emails I want to share why I distrust these two and think you should as well.  So, don’t shoot met–at least not yet.

This post will be long, very long.  And…

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Tube Tops for summer

Well in the winter panty hose is a must… But, in the summer we must cover the bust. After winters wear and tear on panty hose they are pretty useless. Not any more. I have noticed being newly married well almost two years and a Christian for almost five. As I shuffle out winter to summer clothes there is a few things that I can’t believe I wore. Well I have gained weight so I am more bustier. But, I don’t feel comfortable wearing those dresses too high cut or too low cut. Here is a way to reuse those Panty hose and turn them into something great. I won’t show you the before of my dress on me. But… first we take the hose.

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With the run and a pair of scissors. Funny how that purple water bottle is always in my photos…

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So now they are cut straight across the crotch and then a zig zag stitch done around the crotch end. Now it is a stretchy tube a little sheer but not totally see-thru. so i put the finished edge from the original hose on top. and my zig zagged stitched one on the bottom.
It does got a few runs but I am working that out by the placement as well as the addition of laces, ribbons, gems. I will be posting more much more!!!

Here is the finished tube with a very contrasting dress to show it off. As well as,DSC08051 my next post about the new bird bath I made!!!

i am so glad to share my adventures here with you. I would love to pray for you also. I Thank God for all the blessings He alone gives me. I am blessed to have been given a husband who supports me and allows me to be able to communicate here and have the free time to do it. God has amazing blessings for you. plans for a future and a hope. Check out this link for music and a wall saver about that scripture verse. (http://theversesproject.com/verses/93)  Don’t wait to be right with Him until you have cleaned up your act or think the time is right. Today please let God know you are thankful for His sacrifice, His Son. Who has washed you and me white as snow. We deserve to be eternally separated from Him. But He did not want that. He loves you, come as you are. I did. He accepts us as sinners and cleanse us to perfection in His time. Homeless, alcoholic, drug addict, complete mess, failure, ruined dead on the side of train tracks. Standing here to tell you there is better and God wants it for you. God’s grace, peace, light, and love to you. In Jesus’ Service Doreen   ✞  ✞  ✞