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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Blog candy winner...

Last week I posted a Blog Candy giveaway. I used the Random Generator and here is the winner:

#2 Jenny


Please send me an email with your addy so I can get your prize out to you.
Please do not forget to hop along with the blog.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

God's Fingerprints Blog Hop
Dec. 15th-19th


We are celebrating at My Paper Treehouse by having this...





You should have come from Elizabeth Carney's Blog.

Please hop along with us and visit each of the DT members. If you get lost or just found the hop start here. Each of the DT members have a wonderful story to share with you about what God has done and is doing in their lives... these are God's fingerprints. Not only do we have a ton to share with you but there are RAKs along the way, a Great Blog Hop Challenge with a prize and a wonderful Grand Prize from Artful Delight.

Please be sure to add your comment to each and everyone of the DT members and on Monday I will draw a winner for a $15.00 G.C. to your scrappy place of choice.


Now, I would like to share a little about myself and how God came into my life.


Hi my name is Tabitha Jones. I am a SAHM of 4 that just recently moved to
TN. from VA due to my husbands job. Three of my children attend school and
I am at home with my 2 year old during the day.

It has almost been a year since I have rededicated my life to Our Lord and
Saviour. About a year ago my husband transferred to TN while I stayed back
with the children trying to sell our house and get things packed up. Although we had wished we could have moved sooner with my husband it was not our time. This is when I turned to our Heavenly Father to confide in and protect us while my husband was gone. I was so engrossed in the Bible everyday I could not wait to get home from
work and start drinking in his word. I guess you could say i was thirsty and under conviction. I felt like I was on top of the world talking to everyone who would listen.

I went to Church with my mom who lived an hour away and went to the alter
to ask Jesus to come into my heart. I felt so relieved and stress free
when I left that day. I knew it was the right thing and I did not feel
like I was missing out on anything in life. My husband was there that day
with me he came home for the weekend. It was not long after that he
called me and told me that he was heading for a Wednesday night service
here in TN. I felt like I was on cloud 9 again. I have prayed for years (even
though I was not saved I still believed) that he would come to know our
Father. Kim (my husband) called me later that evening and shared with me
that he had also asked God into his life. I bet I cried for days. I get
all teary eyes just talking about it. Having God the center of lives is
so strong and fulfilling to me.

The Lord has really truly blessed us in so many ways. Although our house
has not sold yet he has still provided us a house here in TN to rent until
it does sell or rent. We have been able to financially cover both houses
and I have been able to stay at home. We have no family here at all they
are all back home in VA and OH. We have a fabulous Church that we call our
home.


I wanted to share a quick story about finding the right Church for us. While my Dh was in TN and I was in VA with the kids. One day they were bickering back and
forth I made them get there bible and memorize John 3:16 and they had to
recite it to me the next morning. They did a great job and off to work and
school we all went. While at work I checked my email and opened the Daily
word from my mom she sends it out to her friends and family everyday. Lo
and behold what did I find but the word of the day was John 3:16. This all happened
before my Dh was saved. Anyhow the night he called me he told me the name
of the Church he was going to so I just had to look it up on the computer
and what was there verse on the Home page John 3:16. I knew that the move
to TN was the right one and knew he would take care of us and that
Clarkrange Baptist was exactly what we needed. Although we are still new
around here and don't know many people I do believe this is the plan that God had for us.
If we were to have stayed where we were in VA. I don't think I would be
sharing with you how Great Our God is because I was so caught up in everyday life.
I am still so excited and to grow with God each and everyday. Because My God is an Awesome God.
This is the layout I did of my husband Kim and I. Now, we are as clean as snow.





We have a blog hop challenge for you.... as you stop at each of the Design Members they will have another element that you will need to add to your layout. All layouts need to be linked up on the My Paper Treehouse Blog by Sunday the 19th 11:59pm PST. One layout will be randomly chosen to win a prize and make sure you check back on Monday because we have a special surprise for you.



Not only do we have RAKS from the DT members, a prize for creating layout, but we have a Grand Prize too!!! All you have to do is comment on all the blogs along the hop!






Our Grand Prize is sponsored by Artful Delight! They have the most wonderful kits each month for a great price. You wouldn't believe everything you get in the kit..... it is full of the newest and greatest scrappy items. Artful Delight will also custom order you any scrappy item you would like to get your hands on for no additional charge.




Here is the element you need to add to your layout something messy(paint, glitter,mist).



Next you will hop to Arlene. Don't forget you need to leave a comment on each of the blogs and collect the different elements for the challenge layout. That is due by Sunday the 19th 11:59pm PST.
Don't forget to stop by on Monday to see our special surprise....

Just in case you get lost this is the line up:



1. My Paper Tree House Blog
2. Maritha Frolid
3. Jeannie DeGruccucio
4. Wendy Morris
5. Ruth Tacoma
6. Nicole Brenna
7. Elizabeth Carney
8. Tabitha Jones
9. Arlene Camacho
10. Dolores Cancel
11. Damaris Rios
12. Nana Campana





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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

So Blessed....Giving my all..

Nana posted another challenge over at My Paper Tree house about what talent we fill that the Lord has blessed us with.




Of course I immediately thought of my children. This is my journaling:
My four children are such a sweet blessing from the Lord above. You see when I was younger I always told myself that I did not want children. I guess that was because I didn't want them to think that I was a bad mother. All of that changed once I met Kim we had been married a little over two years when we found out that we were pregnant. I was scared and so super excited. I think we bought a million testes. they were all positive. Now, the we have been blessed with four amazingly healthy children. I could not even imagine what our lives would be if I still decided against having children. I thank God everyday for Blessing us. ~Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.~ Psalms 127:3. I would love to see what you come up with and share with us what talent has the Lord blessed you with.

Plese be sure to stop back tomorrow as the New Design Team @ MPTH will be hosting a
Blog Hop!!

Many Blessings,
Tabitha

Monday, December 13, 2010

Paper Therapy Challenge #11- Snowflake


This week at Paper Therapy we were to
make a project that focused on Snowflakes. I bought this Snowflake on an etsy shop
and covered it with loads of glitter. Love the way it looks. Be sure to post your project over at Paper Therapy.