hope you enjoyed the news yesterday… I have been dying to share the good news for a while. My Pea friends have been keeping my secret, because I had to tell someone!
Thank you Lisa, Tammie, and Dawn for the full Happy Mail bag this last week. All you girls are such an encouragement to me! I promise that I will start using all the goodies soon…I really, really want to scrap. I need to scrap. I must scrap…I have challenge deadlines soon!
Ahem…CADBURY MINI EGGS= bad for my self control. There, I said it. I will not tell you what a horrible siren call they have had this week. Darn easter bunny. He has tons of fur to hide his "love handles". And his big fluffy tail is considered "cute"…mine? not so much. *giggle*
And, as promised, more HOF entries.
The "princess" layout is close to my heart…I was thinking of a lot of women in my life when I wrote this journaling. It's also reflects back on a book that I keep close: Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge. This book changed my life and my relationship with God for the better…I wish I could give this book to every woman I know. I finally believe these words: you are loved. You are beautiful. You are wanted. Messages that God has spoken to my heart and I refused to listen to or believe. So many of us struggle with this- this feeling of inadequacy and failure, of never being good enough. I know now that I'll never be "good enough" but God is! I know that I will fail, but God will pick me up. He comes to save the broken, to heal the sick…I don't have to measure up. I just have to show up. God will do the rest. And as long as Satan has me in the death grip of self-hatred and self-blame, failure and perfectionism, he's got me right where he wants me because I am not paying attention to the bigger picture, to God, to what HE wills, and the amazing blessings all around. So I say with the King of Kings…" You are all together beautiful my darling, And there is no blemish in you." (Song of Solomon 4:7) He has washed me. He will carry me through.