Thursday, July 22, 2010

HE WILL COVER YOU WITH HIS FEATHERS

Hello my friends, Today, is the beginning of some changes for myself. Do you ever find yourself slipping into bad habits? Well, I have been!!! I have been sleeping in late, not getting as much accomplished, because I tend to be more of a morning person and if I sleep that time away not as much gets completed and my time with my family is shorter. In addition to that, I find myself making bad choices as far as food, especially at night!

So today, I woke up at 6 am to start my day with a quiet time (was HOPING to do it with out children), however, my children followed me downstairs. So I told them they had to be QUIET while I had my quiet time. I am also planning to get back on a clean eating program and to move more. While I have not gained a TON of weight, I am up about 5 pounds now from the 50 I lost, it is time to reign it back in and cut out the sugars and processed foods. I will share what I am going to be doing in the next few days. So if you care to join me in my efforts, I would love the support! :)

One reason I am waking up earlier, is due to my fall school schedule. I am beginning to prepare for that and by waking up early NOW, it will not be as painful next month! :) OK... enough about ME...although there are TONS of things happening that I will announce in due time, but I am continuing to pray for wisdom and I want to be sure I am on the same page as GOD as I make these decisions! I have to remind myself that while there is a lot of good things and opportunities, not every one of them is what the LORD wants me to do. 



Todays card, I actually made 10 of for our Care Ministry Pastor at church. I used Patter's Card here as my inspiration. I did change a few things. Here are the details:

Stamp Set: Our Daily Bread Designs You will Find Refuge and Amazing Grace Hymn
Cardstock: Vanilla Neenah cardstock, Navy, Kraft
Accessories: Martha Stewart Punch, Navy Organdy, Sponge, Nestibilities, Black EP, Heat Tool, 

Challenges I participated in:
Creative Cottage - "Touchy Feely" challenge....I used heat embossing
Frosted Designs: Border punches....I used the Martha Stewart border punch

I hope you have a day filled with peace and the joy of the LORD! Thank you for stopping by and commenting. Your kind words of encouragement, are always a blessing to me. Have a great day!
Chrissy D

8 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

Very pretty card!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Awesome card design and just perfect for the card ministry!!! Girl, I am so feeling you about not getting things done...I am trying myself to make a few changes and one of them will be starting to walk in the mornings after I drop my girls off at school...some much needed "me time". I will be looking forward to what you'll have to share. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Sally said...

Fabulous card. I think it is perfect for a ministry type card. I understand all too well the need for quiet time and in my house it is a rare commodity.

Rebekah said...

embossing and vintage feel to these! I know what you mean about the early rises, my children are always up early so no chance of quiet time without them unless I rise at 4.30am ha I think not! good luck with the clean food regime! Thanks for joining us at the creative cottage challenge hugs Rebekah xx

Terry said...

Beautiful card! Love the birdie! I wish I could get my life in a better order! Sometimes I think I am falling apart, but don't know how to fix it! I blame it on menopause!! Good luck with your goals!

Jess said...

Gorgeous card! Love that beautiful bird stamp! Sticking to good eating can be so difficult but I agree that avoiding processed food is key to feeling good about the food you eat.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful cards- wow 10 cards- hw wonderful!!! We are on the same wavelength! I got up early today too- had a salad for lunch.....I will not go so far as 6AM and NO carbs though......Bless you!

Bonibleaux Designs said...

I love these Chrissy!! So pretty!