Monday, January 30, 2012

thankful for inspiration {and creativity}

Thankfulness does not even begin to describe how I have been feeling lately! What started out as uncomfortable and sickness everyday, has finally grown into what I remember most about being pregnant. Joy! Complete Joy! And I am finally there-enjoying every moment! Anticipating the time that is coming soon enough when I can feel a little foot and little hands kicking me from within. One of the greatest joys, for me, of being pregnant!

"No one else will ever know the strength of my love for you. After all, you’re the only one who knows what my heart sounds like from the inside." ~ Author Unknown

With the return of  joy and energy comes my need to be inspired. So much inspiration can be can be found in various places-from books and magazines to just sitting and looking at the world around us. It's euphoric, really. Finding happiness in the littlest of things. From yarns and fabrics to books and magazines. It all inspires in one way or another. I have yarn and fabric bins overflowing with inspiration and a bookshelf bursting with wonderful books. And I have had the chance lately to enjoy a little of it all! Going from weeks of pure exhaustation and feeling just ugh, I am thankful to have the desire to be creative again and getting back to doing the many things I love.

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While God's hands are at work, weaving together the beautiful parts of my unborn child, who is already loved and cared for so much, my hands have been busy weaving together wonderful little knits full of love and anticipation for the next bundle to grace our home! Each of my children have handmade items made with love by mama, and of course, this child will be no different. And seeing that completed project, so tiny, handmade with so much love, I can barely contain my excitement! {and the huge grin on my face!} I am bursting with anticipation, not sure I am going to be able to wait 25 more weeks to slip my newest blessing into my woven, works of love.

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For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. ~ Psalm 139:1-14

When looking for inspiration, nothing inspires more that the Words of Jesus Christ. Changing me in ways I never knew I needed changing. Every time I open the Greatest Book, I learn something new. Even in the stories I read as a child, new things are revealed to me. And that is how He intended His words to be-living, breathing, and just as real and meaningful today as they were thousands of years ago.

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All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. ~ 2 Timothy 3:16-17        

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Starting a little late, but determined to count out my thankfulness this year, again-to reach 1000!

 

January 22-29
{1-21}

Freshly fallen snow
Hot cup of tea
Ephesians
Library full of books
Finding a new challenge
Basket full of yarn
Tiny baby booties
A growing middle
Sisterly love
Love's strong embrace
Being inspired
Old movies
Old books
Taking His direction
Encouraging Friends
Laughter
Soft, warm, wool socks
My sons sweetness
My daughters energy
My husbands humor
Love of family


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Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. ~ Colossians 3:9-10

6 comments:

  1. How lovely :) Those are the moments that I would treasure - the flips and flutters and kicks :) Blessings sweet friend!

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  2. lovely! i cannot wait to get out of this time, and remember the joy :)

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  3. Amy,
    Nice to meet you! Clicked over from Ann's...sweet words and love eachof the books. Ahh, Anne of Green Gables takes me back!

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  4. While I don't always have time to comment, I just wanted to say that I love reading your posts. I've tagged you in my post: http://ourmoderndayfairytale.blogspot.com/2012/01/tagged.html

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment, Randi! I often times think of giving this whole blogging thing up. Thinking, "why does anyone really care what I have to say?" But it is comments like yours that keep me wanting to do what I truly enjoy doing!!

      God Bless!!

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  5. So glad that you're feeling better!
    I love "Changing me in ways I never knew I needed changing." How true is that!

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Monday, January 30, 2012

thankful for inspiration {and creativity}

Thankfulness does not even begin to describe how I have been feeling lately! What started out as uncomfortable and sickness everyday, has finally grown into what I remember most about being pregnant. Joy! Complete Joy! And I am finally there-enjoying every moment! Anticipating the time that is coming soon enough when I can feel a little foot and little hands kicking me from within. One of the greatest joys, for me, of being pregnant!

"No one else will ever know the strength of my love for you. After all, you’re the only one who knows what my heart sounds like from the inside." ~ Author Unknown

With the return of  joy and energy comes my need to be inspired. So much inspiration can be can be found in various places-from books and magazines to just sitting and looking at the world around us. It's euphoric, really. Finding happiness in the littlest of things. From yarns and fabrics to books and magazines. It all inspires in one way or another. I have yarn and fabric bins overflowing with inspiration and a bookshelf bursting with wonderful books. And I have had the chance lately to enjoy a little of it all! Going from weeks of pure exhaustation and feeling just ugh, I am thankful to have the desire to be creative again and getting back to doing the many things I love.

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While God's hands are at work, weaving together the beautiful parts of my unborn child, who is already loved and cared for so much, my hands have been busy weaving together wonderful little knits full of love and anticipation for the next bundle to grace our home! Each of my children have handmade items made with love by mama, and of course, this child will be no different. And seeing that completed project, so tiny, handmade with so much love, I can barely contain my excitement! {and the huge grin on my face!} I am bursting with anticipation, not sure I am going to be able to wait 25 more weeks to slip my newest blessing into my woven, works of love.

null

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. ~ Psalm 139:1-14

When looking for inspiration, nothing inspires more that the Words of Jesus Christ. Changing me in ways I never knew I needed changing. Every time I open the Greatest Book, I learn something new. Even in the stories I read as a child, new things are revealed to me. And that is how He intended His words to be-living, breathing, and just as real and meaningful today as they were thousands of years ago.

null

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. ~ 2 Timothy 3:16-17        

::

Starting a little late, but determined to count out my thankfulness this year, again-to reach 1000!

 

January 22-29
{1-21}

Freshly fallen snow
Hot cup of tea
Ephesians
Library full of books
Finding a new challenge
Basket full of yarn
Tiny baby booties
A growing middle
Sisterly love
Love's strong embrace
Being inspired
Old movies
Old books
Taking His direction
Encouraging Friends
Laughter
Soft, warm, wool socks
My sons sweetness
My daughters energy
My husbands humor
Love of family


null
Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. ~ Colossians 3:9-10

6 comments:

  1. How lovely :) Those are the moments that I would treasure - the flips and flutters and kicks :) Blessings sweet friend!

    ReplyDelete
  2. lovely! i cannot wait to get out of this time, and remember the joy :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Amy,
    Nice to meet you! Clicked over from Ann's...sweet words and love eachof the books. Ahh, Anne of Green Gables takes me back!

    ReplyDelete
  4. While I don't always have time to comment, I just wanted to say that I love reading your posts. I've tagged you in my post: http://ourmoderndayfairytale.blogspot.com/2012/01/tagged.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much for your comment, Randi! I often times think of giving this whole blogging thing up. Thinking, "why does anyone really care what I have to say?" But it is comments like yours that keep me wanting to do what I truly enjoy doing!!

      God Bless!!

      Delete
  5. So glad that you're feeling better!
    I love "Changing me in ways I never knew I needed changing." How true is that!

    ReplyDelete

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