Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Two Posts in One

Ok,so I'm going to combine both today's and tomorrow's post,since I will be busy tomorrow.I have a test I have to take for school,so I'll be studying for that.

This week's music pick is "All Who are Thirsty" by Misty Edwards.If you are tired,this is a great song for you.I really love it.And it has lyrics,if you want to sing along.

And now for the Bible verse,this is psalms 32,from the Message Bible,one of my favorites.(I like it in the NKJV,too).
1 Count yourself lucky, how happy you must be— you get a fresh start,
your slate's wiped clean.

2 Count yourself lucky—
God holds nothing against you
and you're holding nothing back from him.

3 When I kept it all inside,
my bones turned to powder,
my words became daylong groans.

4 The pressure never let up;
all the juices of my life dried up.

5 Then I let it all out;
I said, "I'll make a clean breast of my failures to God."

Suddenly the pressure was gone—
my guilt dissolved,
my sin disappeared.

6 These things add up. Every one of us needs to pray;
when all hell breaks loose and the dam bursts
we'll be on high ground, untouched.

7 God's my island hideaway,
keeps danger far from the shore,
throws garlands of hosannas around my neck.

8 Let me give you some good advice;
I'm looking you in the eye
and giving it to you straight:

9 "Don't be ornery like a horse or mule
that needs bit and bridle
to stay on track."

10 God-defiers are always in trouble;
God-affirmers find themselves loved
every time they turn around.

11 Celebrate God.
Sing together—everyone!
All you honest hearts, raise the roof!


Here is my Tuesday post,a little late,I know.I discovered Princess Fi's blog a while back,not sure how,and tonight when I read this,it really struck a chord.Perfect for me right now.What it called a timely word.The link is here,but I'm going to copy and paste below,as well.
YOU CAN FLY WITH BROKEN WINGS: YOUR HEART IS HURTING: "During the last couple of weeks I’ve been walking through possibly the hardest days of my healing journey so far. All I’ve been able to do ..."

Your heart is hurting. Fear is creeping toward you trying to confront you full face. Do not let that happen. Stop it in its tracks in MY Name. Trust ME with your whole heart. Bring to mind when I’ve brought good things in the past when you saw no way for them to happen. I will bring the full weight of MY glory to the situation. I always do the best. I always cause all things working together for good. I am God and there is no other. You are MY child and I will never leave or forsake you and yours.
Up until now you haven't seen yourself as being very strong, but that is changing. I’ve never seen you the way you have seen yourself because I’ve seen your heart. Now you are beginning to see yourself as I see you. I’ve seen you relying on ME through hard times and that pleases me. You have been thinking harder times are coming. No, not at all, good times are ahead. Ready yourself for what is coming. Anticipate what I am bringing. Allow your mind to be filled with MY blessings and goodness. You become stronger believing in MY goodness.
There are thoughts rumbling around in your head that are not good for you or anyone else. The only thing that will work is forgiveness. Yes, I know you’ve done it but do it again, make your choice to forgive again. Ask ME for cleansing. MY blood was shed for you and you do not have to carry it around in your mind. It is detrimental to your health and well being. Dump the load that was dumped on you. Forgive again. Stay free precious one. Forgive again and again each time you think of what happened or any of the surrounding circumstances. Your forgiveness does not in any way excuse the one who hurt you. Keep on forgiving and you will be free. That is what 70 x 7 means in Scripture...keep on forgiving. Don't choose the way of bitterness or unforgiveness. Choose MY way of faith, hope and love. MY way is the way of peace and joy.
Confusion has come and has affected your peace of mind. Rely not on your own thinking or wisdom. Precious one, don't worry. I know circumstances are difficult, you will make it through. Even though you don't see a way now there is a way. I have the way, you will weather it. Keeping a positive mindset will help keep you stable. MY Spirit keeps your positive mindset stable, if you focus on ME. MY Spirit communes with your spirit and peace results in your centre.
Relax and be at peace. I am with you. I know it is hard to keep your mind trusting. Keep your mind focused on MY love, care and peace. Tell ME your deepest thoughts and fears. Believe in ME and MY goodness. Thank ME for delivering you in times past. Those are the things you need to focus on, that is the kind of thinking that will get you through. You are hidden in ME and I live within you. Settle down here beside ME. Everything is alright, you are here with ME and I am with you.

Isaiah 26:3-4 (Amplified Bible)
YOU will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on YOU, because he commits himself to YOU, leans on YOU, and hopes confidently in YOU. So trust in the Lord (commit yourself to HIM, lean on HIM, hope confidently in HIM) forever; for the Lord God is an everlasting rock

Monday, July 26, 2010

My Thoughts and My Life-Bunny Rabbit

Today I'm going to share with you some photos of our new bunny rabbit.My mom and I have not had a pet for over two years since my bird died.I used to have a rabbit in Kindergarten.

It was a friends of ours,but he was like "You can have it!".Haha,he's cool like that.He has three lovebirds,a few chickens,a dog,some Guinna pigs and more rabbits,anyways.Oh,and did I mention he has a snake?

So we ended up taking her home.Her name is Pistachio,but we call her Bunny,as well.And I like to call her loves to lick people,it is so funny.They say that's because we taste salty.And I found out that rabbits can sleep with their eyes open!How weird is that?But I've noticed that she does sleep with her eyes open a lot of times.

These pictures are from a few weeks back,and she's a bit bigger now.

Got a bit of a sun flare going on there.I took a lot more with more sun flares.I really love sun flares.

This one's just a goofy picture that I love.

Eating a maple leaf.

These ones are a little more recent.

"I see you!"

P.S.I had posted this earlier,but it was a draft from a few days before,so it was published as if on that day.So I wasn't sure if it would sure up in the feed.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Starting a Blogging Schedule?

Ok,so I have been thinking I may start a blogging schedule of sorts,flexible,of course,since I sometimes get random ideas that I feel need to be put out there right away.

Here is a tentative schedule for my Life Is More Than Beads blog.
Monday:My thoughts and My life-Just whatever has been going with me,I'll just write,post pictures,etc.
Tuesday:From One Person to Another-I will share something inspirational or good I found on another blog or the etsy forums,whether it be a whole blog post or just a picture.I might just share the blog for you to go check out.Or perhaps someone could guest blog?
Wednesday:Thoughts from the Book-A Bible verse,probably from Psalms,since the Psalms are so amazing.And my thoughts on it. :D
Thursday:Song Pick of the week-I will share a music video or lyrics,since I just love music.
Friday:My Corner of Creativity-I will share pictures of whatever I am working on,or items that I just listed.Maybe a tutorial,or some business advice,if I have any.
Saturday.Random or a Shop Feature-Um,whatever I want to write,maybe a poem,or just my thoughts.I may start featuring etsy shops,one a week,or an item,but we will see.I'm not sure which day to do it,though.It may just end up being any day that I choose to do that.If you have an idea as to what day would be good to have a feature,let me know.
Sunday:I will probably not be blogging on Sunday,but it depends.I may just do a cross-over from my one of one other blogs.Or maybe I'll feature a shop on this day,as well,or instead of Saturday.

As for my wedding blog,Jenny's Wedding Dresses,I have been trying to figure how to do that one.I think I will blog at least every other day.
A dress pick of the week.
Have a jewelry pick of the week.
A photo of the week,though we'll see how that goes,since you usually have to get permission.I do know of some wonderful wedding photographers,and I want to feature their work.So I may feature a photographer every once in a while,as well.Hopefully I'll get some interviews,too.:)
I will put a an outfit together,either for bridesmaid,brides,or any time.One a week.
Every other week or every two weeks do a feature/interview with an etsy bridal shop.
Every other week,or every two weeks,pick a color,(maybe two or three),and search out the prettiest items to feature for that color.
And any other random thing I love.

If you have any other things you would like me to blog about,let me know.

It will probably take me a few weeks to get into this schedule,and I may have to change it around a bit before I decide on a semi-permanent one.Right now I'm lucky if I blog twice a week,but I figure if I pick something for each day,it'll make it easier.