Sunday, January 18, 2009

Cup Of Joy....Returns


oooh....more of the surprise..



all of your comments about your Valentine's were so great.
Sounds like we all got some pretty great guys!!
so supportive of our love of crafting...
and the mess(es) we leave...
Love!!


Congratulations...
This repurposed tin is Yours!!
This was so much fun to make..
and i hope you enjoy it for what ever purpose you can think of!



I hope you have had a lovely weekend!
We have been very productive...
we have eaten as a family at every meal..
we saw some snowy flurries this morning...
and today i spent the afternoon in the attic...
ahem..my new craft room...
it still has a good ways to go...and again..quite primitive..but a tour is definitely happening this week..
i can't wait to get up there and make something!!
teehee!











I choose these few verses for our first Cup Of Joy of the year.
This is my Bible..and you can see, i am a "mark in my Bible kinda gal"...(are you?) i am not sure when i did this..but it is fitting...
Just as yucky tarnished silver can be polished to a beautiful shine..we too are made to be polished by our Maker. It isn't always an easy task... we have been exposed to so many things throughout our lives...influences...hurts...and our tarnish has built up in such an ugly way...

The Lord longs to polish our hearts...to wash and cleanse us , blotting out our iniquity..He wants to create and renew in us.. and restore in us the JOY of our salvation....

verses from Psalm 51:7-12

We wish , and hope, and pray for these things...yet are we longing for Him...in such a way that ..

as we sit on the Goodwill shelves of LIFE...all dark and oxidized..tarnished like...are we longing so hard to ASK these things of Him... Longing to be pursued by Him...

and accepting the WAY He pursues us!

He sees us as beautiful, and shiny already...

He sees our potential!

Isn't that such a comfort?

I hope you have a Joyful start to your week!
















5 comments:

mysteryhistorymom said...

Wonderful, Joy! So good to have you back! You make the sun shine so brightly for me, Sweetie! I can't wait to see your attic room! It sounds like something out of Bronte or Austen- romantic and mysterious! Lori

Elise said...

Love those verses!! I have a craft series{?} in mind using Bible verses. Need to get on it, huh?? This is the year...
Cannot wait to see your new studio!!
Elise

Ruth said...

I have been catching up on your posts and have loved them. They have blessed me.
Thank you for the wonderful reminders from God's Word. I am a mark in your Bible kind of gal, too.
You have so many pretty things!
Ruth

sara's art house said...

OH MY WORD!!!!! I am SO SO blessed! Thank you for having this giveaway and thank you for making such an adorable tin!!!! ABSOLUTELY adorable!!!!!! Can't wait to see it :) I will e-mail you.

Brenda Leyland said...

LOVE your site! Love the joy-full-ness radiating from it!

Loved seeing those verses highlighted with the same colours I use in my own book!!! Some of my verses are underlined and marked from so many readings, it's a good thing they are sort of memorized, cause some words are getting 'mushed'.....

I'm coming back to visit!

Joy!Joy!

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