Showing posts from February, 2015

The Rock and a freebie

Yesterday I attended a women's prayer and bible study group, I have been going to this group for 13 years, the verses we were looking at along with prayer led me in my mind back to the south west where my walk not only started but my  foundation thinking formed.  I did not have a church to help me, I had to rely  on the Word.   I lived in a tough environment and  one thing I learned fast was that I could depend on the Lord to lead me and keep me safe.  He never failed me. He led me as a tender shepherd, brought me peace and comfort. I learned to rely on that  voice. This verse became a 'way mark' in my life, it was one of the first verses I learned: from Psalm 125: 'They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.  As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about his people from henceforth even for ever.' I kept that verse on my dresser for over 20 years.  When the father of my children left me

More than conquerors in this life !

I heard some very good news this morning from my friend in South Carolina, no she didn't mention it was 50 there and -10 here.  This  good news sparked something in my thinking and I wanted to share that with you along with the good news and wonderful photography. The story starts here: Part one My friends Jane, Beth and Lori are all globe trotters.  they've gone all over the world.  While we were at dinner they were talking about trips and places and all I could think of was the time I got lost in Tiajauna. While they were talking, I was getting a little mad, mad at myself because a couple hours earlier I was thinking I was doing really good driving ALL THE way to the restaurant. I'm pretty sure that was 15 miles away in the next city.  Somewhere in their travel talk I realized I was shrinking my world, allowing little fears to create big walls.  They didn't notice, when Lori was talking about how bad the traffic is in Moscow and Beth how beautiful the Greece is and Ja

Taking a big step

Ever have one of those "Visions" where you work and work and work and it doesn't happen , but something says keep working it?  Well that is where I have been with Maxam Made.  I had this model in my head using the Word as an out reach and getting as many people on my "team" as possible and having a ministry happen with those team members and have a lot of fun in the process.  On Saturday I had a huge answer to prayer happen.  I was in a rush to get out the door to my card party, I was finishing my hair and when I put the first hair pin in I said " Lord I need......" I put the second pin in and the phone rang, by the time I put the third pin in my prayer was answered. To spare you all the details, I found a wonderful Company in CA to produce beautiful Red Rubber cling mount stamps for Maxam Made!    I will be able to sell my stamps and stuff in my classes and in my Etsy store and from my blogs! This is why I have been doing less blogging the last two we

Another Card Party

I did another card party yesterday, and today I will be preparing for another one in between shoveling!!  yep another Nor'easter is due in this afternoon! These gals are new card makers, we made 5 cards with a wonderful lunch my friend Betty provided of homemade bread and Ravioli soup!   A great way to spend a snowy afternoon! Good times for a good cause, these cards all have destination  to reach with words of encouragement! Thanks for stopping by! Ginny M

white stuff again and freebies!

Well Steve is on base and could get stuck there, so that means I need to bundle up and start shoveling!  So While I am doing that I thought I would leave you a few fun freebies! Enjoy! Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!! Ginny M

A very fun day with 4 and 1/2 women

I borrowed the title for today's post, I just couldn't come up with a better on.   I had a really Awesome day with 3 friends, the 1/2 would be Charlotte.  Charlotte is only 7 and such awesome person  already.  A wonderfully compassionate  and a great stamper - You'll see! I spent the day in a very cold and windy West Granby with Donna ( our hostess at her lovely home), Crystal,  Laurie and her daughter Charlotte.  Here we are in Donna's beautiful bright studio: we made cards,  Laurie  Crystal  Donna . Charlotte  We were Amazed by Charlotte's talent and enthusiasm: and warmed by her loving heart We ate: my fresh hand cut spinach fettuccini Served with Donna's Braciole al sugo Lauries' cup cake gypsy delights next picture should be us trying not to fall asleep in front of the fire after the meal, It was Charlotte's Cal to arms: "Can we PLEASE make cards now" that got us off the sofa and back to the studio. We have blogs and businesses, Charities,