Phillipians 3:14

I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Projects in Progress.....

For Shelly
For my friend Stephanie who requested a copy of my original
For Natalie
For Katherine
For Jonia
I still have a couple more to make to fullfill all my give-a-ways, but wanted to share these!  I hope to have them all complete and mailed by the first of next week..sorry for the delay, but it is the best I can do right now :0)!  Hope these find their way to your homes soon and that you enjoy them as much as I did making them.  

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!


I am using this excerpt from one of my favorite bloggers in a recent post:
Almost 2,000 years ago Christ took on human flesh and was born into this world. The Incarnation is truly one of the greatest miracles of God. Divinity took on humanity, He became like us. But He did not do this for a parlor trick, or because He was bored. Christ became man so that He could die for us. God took on flesh so that He could be executed in our place, to pay the price for our sins. Then He rose three days later, proving His power of death and giving a promise of eternal life to those who would repent and trust in Him.
Let us dwell on the miracle of the Incarnation. Let us be in awe of His death and resurrection. And let us share with everyone, "It's about the cross."
I thought it so fitting because I wanted to share this song which has quickly become one of my favorites...."It's About the Cross"
May you and your family have a blessed holiday, remembering and celebrating the great incarnation of our Lord, and looking forward with eager anticipation to His return!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Project Complete!

Finished frames!

Original Frame
I FINALLY got some craft time today to finish up this frame project that has been whirling around my brain for weeks!  I took it up another notch after watching a video by margie who also was responsible for my bird ornaments!  This is not the best photo, but they look GREAT on my tree :0).  I tried to take a photo of that, but I am on a time crunch, so that's that.  I also thought I'd show you the original frame before I got my hands on it!!

At any rate, the MORE interesting note is that I spent the WHOLE DAY in my craft room (woot-woot).  I had to seize the day because I don't know when I'll get another one..it is the time of year to be busy for sure!

While in there, I managed to make 2 new angels and tweaked the first one to bring it up to par with the two new ones ;0).

I am sending one to Katherine, Jonia and Natalie.  I have something in mind for Jan, Shellie and Nancy too.  You guys have to wait for my next creative spurt, but I promise I'll make it worth while ;0).

Thanks for taking time to stop by my blog and I especially thank those of you who take the time to encourage and pray for me.  I am blessed by your kindnesses immensly!

In the grace and peace of Christ alone, Marsha :0)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Emmanuel




I am super excited to share the first of 10 ornaments that I am making for a Christ-honoring tree this year!  I bought the cheapest frames I could find to alter for this project and I am so happy with how the first one came out!  Can't wait to finish them up so that we can reflect on the magnificent incarnation of Christ this  year and as many more as the Lord allows!  I have gone through a couple of years of struggling with how to celebrate this season in the RIGHT spirit and have made some mis-steps along the way in trying to avoid the sensationalism that this holiday can bring.  I really feel at peace this year and full of joy to celebrate what truly is a joyous occasion!

I was also tremendously blessed by your responses to my last post...and have sent the canvas to my friend Christy who was the reason I got started on this whole crafty journey to begin with!. 

I  would love to give away another canvas...if there is an interest.  This is my sweet little Christmas angel who is singing about the GOOD NEWS that God has come to earth in the flesh for the redemption of men!  I am so longing to join in that heavenly choir to sing His praises....are you?
At any rate, if you would like to receive her as a gift, please let me know in the comments :0)



                                                       Gloria in excelsis Deo!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Timely Reminder

I wanted to share this small canvas with you today that I made as a part of one of the classes I have taken.  The image and color scheme are a copy, but the verse is personal to me.  I need to be re-grounded in scripture OFTEN.  I am so very blessed, and still I am more often focused on what I need to do, what I have failed to do, and what I am missing.  What a shame!  This season most of all, I am humbled and awed and what God HAS done, what He WILL do, and how SUFFICIENT He is! 
I would love to give this canvas to anyone of you who is honest enough to say you need this reminder too!  Just leave a comment if you are interested and I would love to send you this as a Christmas gift :0).