Learning more about the Bible, deepening my relationship with Jesus,
discovering new ways to express my God given creativity, especially in ways when I can repurpose, refit, recycle, or reuse items that ordinarily are considered useless, expired, or worn out.
I'm passionate about...
Sharing God's love, my dogs, my daughter & my grands..& please don't tell them what order they fell!
My story with God
I accepted Christ as my Savior 53 yrs ago @ age of 12. By time I was a senior in high school, I had a part time job which involved weekend work & I started missing church more & more frequently. I started spending more time w/ people I worked, not knowing whether they were Christian or not, partying & having fun. It wasn't long & I was married & then another year passed & I was a mother. Before my daughter turned five, I was divorced. What I'm getting at is... my life just sorta happened... It didn't scare me or make me mad or angry. I loved my life but not necessarily the way certain things had unfolded (like the end of my marriage) I had ups & downs but we all do... down was not for me!
The foundation of my Christian life was only based on my "Sunday School" learnings.. up until the time I started to work at 17...then my church attendance fell off. I thought I had a good understanding of the Bible & I knew my faith was strong but I didn't know how to live my life for Christ. I got caught up in living my life for those around me.. my family, first, which I really did not come to see until nearly a half century had passed. Whew! I've never really written about this, only thought it & tried to tell a couple of people, not many, it's too hard. Well, my daughter grew up, had some truly hard times & ended up making some bad decisions which cost her dearly.. but she did have a good foundation (raised in the church from 3 1/2 up & I got her into the school our church opened when she started 2nd grade which she graduated from). She got herself straightened out & during her time at rehab, I spent a lot of time in prayer & examining my relationship with God. My daughter getting lost & finding her way back showed me how lost I'd been. She went to work at the faith based rehab program after completing their one year program & continued in their employ for over 5 or 6 years. During the last couple years, we started taking college classes together which focused mainly on the Bible or religious based subjects. I learned then how little I had known about the Bible previously but it was such an enjoyable experience I wish we could have continued on forever.
Sorry I went on & on but I don't tell short stories well!:( I got off on the wrong foot with God by not putting Him first. When I was a child, I heard "family first" and I remembered it and took it to heart. I guess I thought God would understand. I also had to learn how to "let go & let God" ... not to have worry about every little detail..to do what I could & have faith God will take care of the rest.. that He is the only one who sees the big picture...
I want now to live my life in service to Him but I'm not sure exactly what His will for the rest of my life ..maybe if I can just discover His will for me for today...
Other stuff about me:
I am currently using copper wire to make things like angels, crosses, miniature baskets (some with heart tops).. some only large enough for one jelly bean & others large enough for one egg. I also make hair barrettes of sorts & bracelets. I make miniature vases with flowers from 1 1/2" tall up to about 4 1/2" tall. The flowers are either simple twisted wire flowers or they have tiny, delicately, hand painted petals & leaves. I often make custom orders with names or initials for pendants or Keychain.
Previously, I've made handbags from recycled denim. I've also made beautiful cashmere clutches. I crocheted for a few of years until my family told me they had all the afghans they needed for awhile!:) The birth of my first grandson was really the event that brought out the artist in me, literally. I began drawing when he was six weeks old & I spent so much time holding him while he slept. Later on I experimented with pastels & oils.
But I've gone overboard with each way of artistic expression.. to the point I ended up quitting... the wire crafts have been the only craft that I can actually stop and start and not spend 8 - 10 hours a day every day doing.
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