Monday, April 30, 2007

Just thankful

I read this wonderful word this weekend: Eph 5: 1-2Watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents. Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn't love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Love like that. 3-4Don't allow love to turn into lust, setting off a downhill slide into sexual promiscuity, filthy practices, or bullying greed. Though some tongues just love the taste of gossip, those who follow Jesus have better uses for language than that. Don't talk dirty or silly. That kind of talk doesn't fit our style. Thanksgiving is our dialect.

I mean WOW! It's just been turning over and over in my heart and mind. Thanksgiving is our dialect. And I have been giving thanks continually these past 3 days. I want it to be my language, my dialect. I am really thankful for my life and my loves. My home, my mom and dad. My friends and family. For God's AMAZING grace in my life. I am thankful. thankful, thankful.

Got this wonderful CD from iTunes this morning. Just search for Abundant Life Church on iTunes and listen to Psalm 40. It will turn your monday into dancing! I had such a great time with the girls at Just Scrap It's spring crop this weekend. I did a little make and take with them all! So, if you were there this weekend and read my blog, please leave a comment and say HI! I am still putting names and faces together! Thanks to Ralna, Deb, Laura, Sharon, Brittany and Julie. Ya'll are super stars! Oh, and please email me those PICTURES! I want to post some on here!

I have done a heap of projects and as soon as I have time to take pictures, I will show you the sweet little book we made. I am counting the day's till Scrap in Style website opens up. You will be able to see some of my newest stuff on there. I really have been very creative!!! That's why i have not been on here as much. Slapping my hand again.

Have a great Monday!
Love ya'll!

Wilna
x

15 comments :

Kelly said...

Hi Wilna, loved meeting with you this weekend! Your make & Take was awesome - can't wait to make it special for someone! I also love your blog - it inspires me everyday not only with scrapbooking but with my faith and walk with God. You Rock Wilna!

Kimber-Leigh said...

Can't wait until May 15...dying to see everything you SISTV girls have come up with!

Andrea said...

Awesome scripture :)

Lisa G said...

Hallo friend, just wanted to drop by to say hi :)

coRinne not connie said...

love meeting you in real life! your make & take book was great and i enjoyed it greatly! thanks for all your encouraging words....

Sara said...

Wow! "Thanksgiving is our dialect." I love that. It fits perfectly with some things I've been reading and some of my own personal goals (namely to speak more kindly to my husband when I am annoyed or angry). Thank you for sharing with us! Can't wait to see what projects you've been working on!

Laura said...

I love it when you come in the store, Wilna. You have this way of making people feel special. It was so good to see you again and work with you! I saw your sense of humor for the first time and I love it!

Jana said...

That first paragraph is just WONDERFUL! Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

Kimberly White said...

Glad you had a wonderful weekend! Thanks for the word today! The message is awesome! Have a great day! Kim

me..... said...

Hi my friend, just want to let you know I still check in regularly... love the word today

Brittany said...

Hey Wilna. Im so glad I got to see you again!! Thank you for the kind things you said to me. You and your words inspire me to be a better scrapbooker. I will email you the picture of us tonight. Cant wait to see what is in store for us when Scrap In Style Launches!!

Liz Ness said...

Ooo...can't wait to see your new goodies! Also, thanks for your post. It's good to remember the blessings and to be grateful for each and every one!

=) HUGS!

Roslyn said...

"Mostly what God does is love you". That's really powerful. I'm learning to let that happen. Getting there...slowly, but surely.
Thanks for your great posts.

Aaron, Kate & Will said...

Excellent scripture! And I can't believe I actually met you in person. I'm such a geek...I used to work in radio (before I was a Mum) and met/interviewed all kinds of local and international celebrities. And never once was I ever star-struck. Well, consider me star-struck! I LOVED meeting you and doing your make n' take. I have a scrapbooker crush...I hope my husband is okay with that! I love your work and the fact that you also inspire us daily with scripture is so amazing! Who knew there were so many "Scrapbookers of Faith" out there?

I'll e-mail you the picture we snapped with myself and Keli as soon as I get it off my camera (just got home tonight). And thanks for returning my mat...I would have forgotten for sure! You're awesome! Can't wait to see your new stuff.

Amanda said...

Hi Wilna!

I enjoyed meeting you at the JSI crop...you rock, girl! Do you know what inspires me the most? It's that you are a published scrapper, have won major competitions, are incredibly talented...but you are so down to earth and treat everyone so kindly.
Thumbs up to you, and I can't wait to see you next time. :)