Loving all God's people

" That is why since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God's people, I have not stopped giving thanks to God for you. I always remember you in my prayers ..."

Ephesians 1 : 15 - 16

Monday, November 4, 2013

...Market Mania ...

What an awesome market Friday Night was ... Moonlight Markets at Thorndon Park Rock.

Next Market is Friday 6th December ... planning to do more Christmas stuff ... 

I feel so much braver now I have done my first market for this summer ... I just have to keep standing for what I believe in ... for what I believe God has called me to do.

Don't be moved by the world ... Be moved by MY GOD.

I found these words on the internet so I don't know who to give credit to (if anyone knows please let me know) ... the words are true ...


I would encourage everyone to have the courage to stand strong ... step up into what God is whispering into your heart ... the faith to believe anything is possible. 

Be blessed and be a blessing



Friday, October 4, 2013

Preparations ...

 This is the beginnings of my new task ... Giant Paper Flowers will be blooming on my next market stall ... I am hoping they will bring some color and cheer to my stand.


My feet have been stuck in the mud ... For the last 4 weeks my kitchen table has looked like this ... I really do need to get a move on FAST ... be more productive.

Every time my brain goes into action my feet drag behind ...

But only 4 weeks to Market Day!

I hope my flowers will be a blessing to many and pass on some Love.

May everyone that feels resistance to Fabulous Ideas keep pushing through and succeed.

Be Blessed and be a Blessing



Sunday, September 8, 2013

... My Gift

At times when I feel a bit stale, all it takes is something new and fresh to give me a boost.

This year at Colour Conference in Sydney I received a beautiful gift ... 
A New Testament Message Bible.

After conference it sat on my shelf for months until a few weeks ago when I began reading it.  I have decided to read it cover to cover.  I love the everyday language of the message ... it makes me smile and brings the pages alive.  Thanks God!  I still cant quite let go of my NIV Study Bible yet but the breath of fresh air that the Message Bible has bought to God's Word for me, is very exciting.

I certainly do hope that God's Word is alive and active in your life too. 
Check out the Message Bible ... you might get a nice surprise ... and many smiles.

Be Blessed in all you do and read



Wednesday, July 17, 2013

God Surprises ...

 Today I went out my front gate and saw a tiny God Surprise ... In amongst the sower-sobs (weeds) ... a purple Violet flower greeted me to say good morning ... What a nice surprise.

Be blessed and be a blessing



Wednesday, July 10, 2013

What I have learnt in June ...

God has been talking to me hard and fast in June ... So here are a few things I have learned.
  • Life moves very fast !
  • I keep promising God to spend more time in His courts but never quite get there ... To do this I need to turn off the TV.
  • God keeps His promises.
  • Learning something new can be uncomfortable ... God is growing and stretching me in my new job ... Stepping me up ... Some days I feel my age and some days I feel like a panicked teenager lost for words.  The day will come when I will feel more comfortable in these new shoes.
  • I need to express my creativity more ... Do more Collage Art.
  • Gratitude for finding a creative Christian community that are supportive and encouraging.
  • A real sense of peace since I have moved back to Adelaide ... Whole heartedness ... Well being ... A renewed sense of purpose ... I am home.
Sharing God's Love is part of who I am. 
Doing that through my Postcards and Art is what He has called me to do.
God is Amazing!

Be Blessed and Be a Blessing.


I have linked back this blog post to Chatting at the Sky ... That's where the idea came from to post what I have learned in June ... Thanks for being so inspiring.


Monday, June 10, 2013

June Blessings ...

Hello Everyone ...

I may have been missing from my blog the past few months ... but all for good reasons ... since moving back to Adelaide, I have under estimated the busy busy that comes of being back with family and old friends.

I feel so blessed by the Love of familiar faces and blossoming work opportunities.

Oh ... How God is working in my Life!

My life has just exploded in goodness and newness and learning.

So many things on my To Do List ... to name just a few ... I have started selling children name cards and need to add them to my Etsy site ... so hopefully in the next few weeks I will add them.
Next weekend I am participating in Eaglemount's LIFEWORX ARTFEST ... showing postcards and collages.

But through all of this one verse resounds in my mind ...
“Be still, and know that I am God; 
I will be exalted among the nations, 
I will be exalted in the earth.”
Psalm 46:10

My God knows the plans he has for me ... and I am living in those days.

Thanks God!

May you all seek and find God working in your life everyday.

Be blessed and be a blessing



Saturday, May 11, 2013

Abundance and Overflow ...

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance.
Jude 1:2

May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else
1 Thessalonians 3:12

Be blessed and be a blessing



You are Loved ...

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Serving others ...

Lobethal Markets were great fun ... firstly because I had a friend to keep me company ... secondly because I had my eyes opened ... I saw a community working together ... and was reminded again about being of service ... being friendly and helpful ... so my mind is buzzing with ideas ... How can I serve and help every market community I visit?

Let's see how God wants me to move with this idea ... I know it is a God Idea and just need to wait ... He always comes up with ideas beyond what I can imagine.

Thanks God!

Can you think of someone who needs your love and encouragement ... maybe just stop and say a quick prayer and see what God will do ...  you have just passed on God's Love ... it's as easy as that!

Be blessed and be a blessing



Sunday, April 14, 2013

... your law is within my heart.

I waited patiently for the Lord;
    he turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
    out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock
    and gave me a firm place to stand.
He put a new song in my mouth,
    a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear the Lord
    and put their trust in him.

Blessed is the one
    who trusts in the Lord,
who does not look to the proud,
    to those who turn aside to false gods.
Many, Lord my God,
    are the wonders you have done,
    the things you planned for us.
None can compare with you;
    were I to speak and tell of your deeds,
    they would be too many to declare.
Sacrifice and offering you did not desire—
    but my ears you have opened—
    burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not require.
Then I said, “Here I am, I have come—
    it is written about me in the scroll.
I desire to do your will, my God;
    your law is within my heart.”
Psalms 40: 1-8

Oh what a week it has been ... adventures and new discoveries ... every day is fresh and alive with learning ... but oh how exhausting ... all this paying attention and learning is wiping me out.

If you want to feel alive ... my lesson would be ... move states and start a whole new career in your 40's ... and you will feel alive.

My word for 2013 is Immanuel ... paying more attention to the presence of God in my life ... and it would be very true to say the psalmist David has it with ... my ears you have opened ... I desire to do your will, my God: your law is written within my heart.

How amazing God is to me ... no my plans but His!

Be blessed and be a blessing



Thursday, April 4, 2013

New market ideas ...

Got started on a new idea for the markets coming up next weekend ... Name Cards ... Since it will be a Christian School Market ... I thought Name Cards with verses might work well ... 

You are precious and honoured in my sight.
 Isaiah 43:4
Caitlin ... Chloe ... Ethan ... Gabrielle ... Oliver ... Sophie ... Cameron ... Noah ... Ruby ... Chase ...Ellie ... William ... Olivia ... Callum ... Daniel ... Emily ... Lucas ... Ella ... Jack ... Mia ... Joshua ... Jennifer ... Maya ... John ... Amelia ... Jackson ... Thomas ... Isabella ... Max ... Lia ... Riley ... Liam ... Grace ... Lucy ... Jacob ... Lisa ... Cooper ... Zoe ... Aiden ... Sienna ... Benjamin ... Emma ... Alexander ... Tiana ... Conor ... Lachlan ... Lily ... Samuel ... Hannah ... Charlie ... Georgia ... Henri ... 

Children are a blessing ... to be protected and Loved.

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make his face shine on you
Numbers 6:24-26

Be blessed and be a blessing



Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter ...

 But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away.  As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.
 “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him.  But go; tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.’”
Mark 16:4-7


Sunday, March 24, 2013

What matters to you ...

What matters to me ... is having an active living faith.

I often wonder whether the world sees this in me ...

Does the world see Christ in me?

Easter is a good time to ponder and reflect on how blessed I am ... to be loved so greatly ... how much I have to rejoice about and with this overflow of blessing ... how much I have to share.

A few things for me to ponder on this week ... as I pray about it ... let's see what God shows me.

What is God talking to you about at the moment ... What is on your heart ... What matters to you?
I would love to hear what is burning a hole in your heart ... so leave a comment ... let me pray for you.

Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again,  but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”  John 4:13-14

In all your preparations for EASTER ... may you be blessed and be a blessing.


 P.S.  I really loved the colors on my Easter cards (picture above) ... what doesn't show up in the photo is the glitter sparkle ... loving a bit of sparkle.


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Colour Conference 2013 ...

to quote from Bobbie Houston

"mark us for a resolve, for the days ahead ...equip us to build"

... what I Love about Colour Conference is the voice of God speaking to a crowd of women united in one cause ... saying to them all ... strength to strength in Jesus.
Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
    whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
Psalm 84:5
 Hillsong amplify the voice of God so well and it really is a privilege to be a part of this gathering.

So I am walking away from this conference with a new mantra ... Have a Heart Set on Pilgrimage ... make it my earnest desire to keep my relationship with God alive and active ... don't get lazy and take it for granted ... make it top priority.

Thanks so so much to everyone involved in Colour Conference ... thanks for listening to what God is saying ... thanks for stepping up and speaking out ... thanks for the Truth.

Thanks for being a voice for those who have no voice ... now it's up to us to walk in action and keep the momentum going.

For anyone interested The 500 Project is a fab way to step up and help change someones world.

Thanks God for such a generous people. 

 Be blessed and be a blessing



Sunday, March 3, 2013

Christian Co-op Dream ...

Hey everyone ...

Just had to put this out there ... a God Size Dream that exploded in me.

A dream of starting a Christian Co-op. 

A group of 12 passionate artists/crafters that want to show their art to the world.

I don't know what it will look like or how it will begin or who will come ... all of these blanks of who, what, when or where will come in God's time.

I don't even know if christian co-ops exist in Adelaide ... so here begins my journey ... to find out what Adelaide offers for Christian Artists. 

I will keep you posted!

2013 is already an AMAZING year ... and it has only just began.

Be blessed and be a blessing



Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Storytelling that inspires ...


 After having watched Lincoln today … I have been all inspired … with storytelling and human justice ideals.

Storytelling and it’s ability to inspire passion and spread ideas … to lift the human spirit ... to encourage self belief … to bring out the best in humanity ... to fight for what matters.

When I watch a movie like this , I always relate it back to Me and My Faith.

What got me thinking through out the movie was ... Listening to the voice of God ... Compromise ... Knowing the cost of your Choices ... Discerning the greater good ... Living in the Now ... here and now.

What resonated with me about the Lincoln character, was his ability to communicate ... connect to people by making it person to them ... know your people and what matters to them.

So many thoughts for one movie ... then watching a movie with a well written story is like ... a breath of fresh air ... GOTTA LOVE THAT!

SO with a renewed perseverance to keep on keeping on ... I will do better and be better.

I will keep shining that Christ light in my own special way ... today and Forever.

Be blessed and be a blessing



Thursday, February 14, 2013

Market Adventures ...

Well ... Can I tell you ... after painting my old apartment, packing up and moving my life half way across Australia ... I then decided to do my first market stall ...

And as HUGE as the learning curve was ... I have come to realise my postcards look much better when being held in the hand  ... they looked great hanging and stacked and framed.

On the computer screen they lose the texture and collage look.

So many things for me to work on and improve ... it may seem scarey to put yourself out there and show your Art to the world ... but I would encourage anyone who has a passion ... SHARE IT ... you may be surprised, delighted and excited to be lead in a whole new direction.

This begins my marketing adventures ...

 Be blessed and be a blessing



Wednesday, January 9, 2013

a word to inspire the year ...


Too many words to choose from … so many choices … but for me, learning to accept ‘it is what it is’ … a big list a okay.

Immanuel is my word for this year

To remind me that God is with me in every moment.

In my new adventure … moving across the country … delving deep into my Postcard business …

Do not be afraid … keep moving … Let Go and LET GOD … trust in His plan.

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
Jeremiah 1:5

“So do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.  What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs.  Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.  Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.   And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.  So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

Matthew 10:26-31

Be blessed and be a blessing



Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year ...

May your year be filled with all the delights of your heart 
and the most amazing adventure God can dream up 

His plans are BIG for you this year.  

His Grace and abundance await.