Monday, April 30, 2012

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

                                                Thinking of MOM!

A beautiful handmade Mother's Day card from ByVic Ink on Etsy

Personalized Baking Dish by ScissorMill on Etsy

Sterling Silver Mother's Necklace from Ivory Cove on Etsy

Pretty Cosmetic Bag Case by Pinned Pretty on Etsy

            Hand Crocheted Cozy Slipper by RindCounty on Etsy

Sweatheart Apron by My empty Nest Design on Etsy

Scrumptious Cupcake Jars by Twisted Cupcakery on Etsy

Custom Leather Droid Case by PageLeatherWorks on Etsy

Bible or Book/Journal Cover by ZhouLijaun on Etsy

                            Recipe Box  by Kelleys Paper Crafts on Etsy

A New Bible  available at many stores

There are tons of gift giving idea for mom! Please visit these shops & help support handmade items from these gifted artists.
Other ideas might include garden makers, planted pots, customized tote/market bags, yard decorations, artist brush holders & so many more. Hope you enjoyed the few ideas I posted for you!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Never Alone

Photo & Text Design by: Donna Kaminski

Do you know the legend of the Cherokee Indian youth's rite of passage?

His father takes him into the forest, blindfolds him and leaves him alone. He is required to sit on a stump the whole night and not remove the blindfold until the rays of the morning sun shine through it. He cannot cry out for help to anyone. Once he survives the night, he is a MAN.
He cannot tell the other boys of this experience, because each lad must come into manhood on his own. The boy is naturally terrified. He can hear all kinds of noises. Wild beasts must surely be all around him. Maybe even some human might do him harm.
The wind blew the grass and earth, and shook his stump, but he sat stoically, never removing the blindfold. It would be the only way he could become a man! Finally, after a horrific night the sun appeared and he removed his blindfold.
It was then that he discovered his father sitting next to him. He had been at watch the entire night, protecting his son from harm.
We, too, are never alone.
Even when we don't know it, God is watching over us, sitting beside us. Whatever challenages you might be face right now, know that God is not out of your reach.  

Moral of the story: Just because you can't see God, doesn't mean He is not there. 'For we walk by faith, not by sight.'

Author Unknown.


Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Lord Is Near

Photo & Text Design by: Donna Kaminski

If your feeling down & haven't much hope, know that God cares about you. Turn to the Lord Jesus & He will heal your broken heart.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Don't Let Go

Photo & Text Design by: Donna Kaminski

Life Giving Trees

Photo & Text Design by: Donna Kaminski

Is your life meaningful?

Living "the good life" is having purpose & meaning. Our lives are void & confusing  until it is found in Jesus Christ. He is our prime example of truly living.  Be the cool & refreshing shade for others to rest in. Let your fruit feed those who are hungry for righteousness by being that one person who really cares about them. Put other before yourself & God will supply your every need to blossom into a fruitful life giving tree.  

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

His Creation Teaches Me

Photo & Text Design by: Donna Kaminski

Photo by: Donna Kaminski

Photo by: Donna Kaminski

Photo by: Donna Kaminski

Photo by: Donna Kaminski

Photo by: Donna Kaminski

I love springtime! Fresh new life is budding everywhere. It's a time of new beginnings, renewal & a fresh start. God gives us this opportunity daily with His mercy & grace. Everyday we have a second chance, a day filled with hope & a power available for us to enable us to do His will. Our God is so good & loves us so much.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter! Christ Has Risen!

Photo & Text Design by: Donna Kaminski

"And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; you are yet in your sins." (1 Corinthians 15:17)

Photo by: Donna Kaminski

Photo by: Donna Kaminski

Photo by: Donna Kaminski

Photo by: Donna Kaminski

Photo by: Donna Kaminski

Such beautiful spring this time of year! Springtime is a time of new beginings.

Friday, April 6, 2012

The Power Of The Cross

Photo & Text Design by: Donna Kaminski

                        Good Friday Message
"The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God."  (1 Corinthians 1:18)
There is no sin greater than the power of the blood of Christ Jesus who shed it for all of us on the cross. Turn to God in repentance and He will strengthen you to live a life that brings Him glory.
At the cross, Jesus took our sin dept upon Himself. He exchanged our guilt for His innocence. A gift that no other is cable of giving.
Receive your free gift today and allow the power of the cross to transform you!

Monday, April 2, 2012

The Road To Happiness

Photo & Text Design by: Donna Kaminski

         Have you ever wondered what will bring true happiness?
Well the first step to real happiness is turning to the Word of God.
Finding out His plan for our lives & the way in which He desires for us to go. With every decision in life, turn to the Lord in prayer & He will guide you in the way that you should go. Our heavenly Father only desires the best for us, in the same way that we as parents want for our children. Trust His ways & know that He does have a plan for you, one that is beyond your imagination.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

His Grace is Enough

Photo & Text Design by: Donna Kaminski

When I am week, than am I strong!

If you're feeling a bit overwhelmed by circumstances in your life,'s not your strength that will pull you through, but Gods'.  When we are at our weakest point, that is when God can truly work with us. It is by His grace that we are here & His grace that brings us to Him. Grace (the unmerited favor of God) is our opportunity for greatness, not what the "world" considers great but Gods' view. Weakness is a sign not looked to highly upon in this world and to show weakness of any kind puts us in a very vulnerable state. But it is by our weakness that allows us to be greatly used by God for Gods' purpose. Don't be afraid to be will end up stronger than you ever thought possible!
2 Corinthians 12:9 ~ But He (Jesus) said to me,  "My grace is sufficient for you,  for My power is made perfect in weakness".