Be Joyful

Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in EVERYTHING by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the PEACE OF GOD, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7

These are verses I memorized years ago and they are written on my heart. There are times when I still need to remember not to be anxious, but I eventually listen to my heart saying these verses. I didn't really understand what the "peace of God" was until I experienced it. It's having peace inside you, even when you're going through heartbreaking situations and trials. It does "surpass ALL understanding" and you know it comes from GOD alone. Praise the Lord for His wonderful promises!

I love, love, love what I do. I am passionate about the things I create and the talents God has placed in me. I SO appreciate the time you take to look at my things and the comments you all leave me!

Blessings to you!


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I'm Back!

Well, it's been almost a year since my last post.  It's been a difficult year for me for many reasons, but its made me stronger and more like the person God wants me to be.  As hard as things have been, I've grown so much and become closer to God.  I have so many new Christians friends now that I alsolutely love to be around!  They have faithfully prayed for me and have been such a blessing in my life.  I have had the privilege of praying for them and seeing prayers answered.

In early August, I walked into a church local outreach facility that someone told me about and asked if I could volunteer my time.  That's when I met Karla the director there.  I have been working there since then and try to work 3 days a week.  I never quite know what I'm going to do there, which makes it fun.  It's enabled me to use my past office skills, decorating skills, organizing skills, cleaning, etc., and even bargain shopping which we did for children's shoes that were brought to an orphanage in Mexico.  As difficult as things have been for me, taking applications for food from people/families whose address is "homeless", really puts your own "woes" in prospective. 

Karla and I have become very dear friends since then.  She has been wonderful to work with and I LOVE to be there helping her out.  She is a HUGE support for me. 

The other thing I started doing again in September is Ladies Bible Study.  I have so enjoyed being with these ladies and learning and praying with them.  They have also been a HUGE support for me each week.  I have so many sweet relationships in my life now.  It gives me so much JOY!

I have also started to do my crafts again, which is once again JOYFUL for me!  It wasn't like that for a long time.  I will be posting things I've done here and on Split Coast Stampers in the next couple of days.  Hope you enjoy looking at them! 



  1. Kathy, so nice that you are back posting again...
    I'm getting tears in my eyes just from reading your story. I am so happy for you that God has answered your prayers. Karla sounds like a wonderful person, so glad you found her. I wish I lived closer to you, I would love to be in your bible study'm only a couple 1000 miles away.

  2. Kathy is a perfect example of when the Holy Spirit prompts you to do something and by doing it not only it blesses you but it blesses others Kathy came into my office when I was desperately praying for help. Being a non profit we focus on funding programs to bless others and pray for helping hands to run them. Kathy is not only an answer prayer but personally an inspiration. Thank you for your nice words for me. Bless you and love you!


  3. I am so glad to read this, Kathy. Praise God! I also volunteer at a local Christian radio station, and it's wonderful to be able to use all the gifts God has given us. I am so glad you are back creating again. It's part of what God designed us to do. Looking forward to seeing and hearing more from you. I too wish I lived closer to you! Hugs, Cheryl


Thank you for blessing me with your sweet comments!