I'm so excited to be the Guest Designer for Jillibean Soup this month. This is one of my favorite, new companies in the scrapbooking industry. I first stumpled upon on them at their debut during CHA W last January. It was so fun to see what new products they came out with this summer and I had the privilege of working with them! You can read my bio and see what I created by clicking on their blog called Bean Talk
Here is one of the layouts that I did. I love this serious of photos because they were taken right after my sweet pea swam for the first time under water this summer. After I took the photos, she stood up and was sooooo proud of herself! As matter of fact, when we were at the dentist yesterday, she had to tell him all about. Too funny.
It's been an interesting week around here. We are trying to get our 'back to school' shopping done before this weekend. We are also saying goodbye to one of the sweetest families in our church and community. Yes, another very dear friend of mine and my son's are leaving at the end of this week. I know that it's a fact of life, it's just so hard to see it happen to two of the families we are closest to in a three month period. This one is going to be a hard one but I know that God has their best interest in mind and so very excited for the changes that in store for them.
I was also thinking yesterday about what the roll of a pastor's wife feels like. Sometimes, it's so easy to fall into the trap of feeling like you have to be all things to all people at all times. This is a very difficult standard to live up to! As matter of fact, you don't even have to be in ministry to feel that way. You can just have what is called a 'rescue syndrome.' Although it's healthy to want to love and help people as much as possible, everyone needs to have balance. That is why we've been given the body of Christ. I'm so grateful for a wise husband who has taught me and helped me through this. I feel such freedom knowing that I am in obedience to what He has called me to do and who has called me to be. And then I can trust and know that he is talking to others to do their part.
I'm feeling an overwhelming amount of gratitude for people who are so behind the scenes and never expect any kind of thanks or recognition. There is this sweet, sweet gal who put a basket together for one of the ladies in our church that is going through a hard time. Some times I wonder if she really knows how much she extends the love of Christ without even realizing it. I feel so blessed to be among a church of willing servants. I've just been amazed at all that has gone on at church as well. It seems like every time I go down there, there is a different person sharing their 'expertise' on the building...whatever that may be. We are getting closer to the finished building and I can't wait to share the final photo.
I wanted sign off sharing one more of the projects I did for Jillibean Soup. For all my friends I'm missing right now for one reason or another...this ones for you!!
One more piece of exciting news that I wanted to share. I was so thrilled to get an email yesterday that listed all the different magazine that will be using my work for the Spellbinder Ads. There are five different magazines that will feature an ad using my art work. That was super fun for me. Thanks for lettin' me share!
Blessings on your Wednesday. Thanks for stopping by!