Friday, September 26, 2008

Yay Free -I shall not want, Friday!


First off...this week I would like to offer a little Baby be Blessed toddler tote. This is one of the totes that I told you would be put in the shop over the week...is it Friday already? There are many more in the works which you will hopefully be seeing soon. It measures 10x9 inches (not including the handles) and is made from Amy Buttler cotton prints and vintage pink smooth minky. I embellished it with a little lamb with ivory ribbon bow and the scripture "The Lord is my strength and song" Psalm 118:14 The rules for the giveaway is the same as every week. Please leave your contact information in the comments under this post Friday-Sunday and I will pick the winner on Monday.


Secondly...I'm reading the Book A shepherd looks at Psalm 23 by Phillip Keller (hence my last post). It is for sure the second, maybe the third time I've read this book. SO GOOD! This time instead to reading a good portion of it at a time, I've decided to read it one chapter at a time. I really want to ponder or chew on each chapter, allowing it to soak in so the Lord can speak to me through it. I plan on sharing a little bit of each chapter with you. Yesterday I read Chapter two: I shall not want. I love it! Keith and I live a pretty simple life, I wouldn't have it any other way. But I examine myself...am I satisfied with where I'm at? Satisfied with what I have been given for today? Today my answer is yes, but it is a constant examining of my heart and mind to keep that peaceful feeling. I can always say yes...but do I always feel it? Personally if I am too busy and I don't keep God's word flowing into me...I start to rot. =) At least I feel like I start to rot. I get bitter and sour with a poor me attitude. A worldly perspective sneaks in and starts to take over. I love Jesus, I'm a Christian, I go to Church, but nothing good flows out from me...rotting fruit on the vine. Nothing like God's word to knock that right out of you, and I praise Him for that. Starting and living each day with the right focus and attitude has been my daily choice. Some days I start out good and then disaster strikes. Praise God for His grace and Mercy! So here is a little section out of the chapter. I pray the Lord meets you exactly where you are today in your spiritual walk and speaks to your heart as He spoke to mine.


Despite an unparalleled wealth in material assets we are outstandingly insecure and unsure of ourselves and well nigh bankrupt in spiritual values. Always men are searching for safety beyond themselves. They are restless, unsettled, covetous, greedy for more-wanting this and that, yet never really satisfied in spirit. By contrast the simple Christian, the humble person, the Shepherd's sheep can stand up proudly and boast. "The Lord is my Shepherd-I shall not want." I am completely satisfied with His management of my life. Why? Because He is the sheepman whom no trouble is too great as He cares for His flock. He is the rancher who is outstanding because of His fondness for sheep-who loves them for their own sake as well as His personal pleasure in them....


In spite of having such a master and owner, the fact remains that some Christians are still not content with His control. They are somewhat dissatisfied, always feeling that somehow the grass beyond the fence must be a little greener. These are carnal Christians- one might almost call them "fence crawlers" or "half Christians" who want the best of both worlds.


So something for us to chew on...are we fence crawlers, who want the both of best worlds? Who always is searching and wanting more? The world is always telling us we need more. Do we? Or are we COMPLETELY satisfied and at peace in our heart with what we have been given. This goes beyond material things...I'm talking every situation as well. Every peak and every valley of our life. Lord...you ARE my Shepherd, and I shall not want!

38 comments:

Ashley Manning said...

I LOVE it! :) Precious, beautiful, awesome work you are doing for God.

Ashley Manning said...

ashwee02@msn.com is my email!

chadjenniferwittrock said...

Love the bag!!!

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Anonymous said...

Great idea. My son would love it! Or, I might give it away to one of our godchildren.
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Christine said...

LOVE IT!

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Julie said...

You are so creative! I also enjoy reading your blog/posts... indeed, something to chew on. God bless.

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Nancy said...

Such talent. Beautiful work. Thanks for the chance to win!

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Wendy said...

oh, how cute!!!

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clkight said...

awesome bag and even more awesome words of our God!

Carrie
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EllyBean said...

This would be a great new diaper bag! I hope I win!

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The Davis Family said...

Too sweet....

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Danielle said...

Love all of your things
God Bless your work !
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Lauren said...

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for my girls.

Kelley said...

That is just precious! You amaze me. Add me to the drawing.
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Macy and Lucy said...

Love the tote bag...it is just too precious!! You are doing such a wonderful thing!

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Jen said...

What a cute bag, it would make a great bag to take to church. Hope we win.

Jen

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Kim said...

Wow! Love this! What a wonderful idea. Thank you also for your blog/posts. It was really uplifting!

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Anonymous said...

Very cute! Have a great weekend.

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pixies*and*pirates*boutique said...

Thank you for the wonderful words to ponder today :0) It is always a blessing to be reminded to dig a little deeper and take a real look at your heart. And the bag is ADORABLE!! Keeping our fingers and toes crossed :0) Have a happy weekend!!

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sarahyang226 said...

Love the bag, too cute!

Tamra said...

OMG I have to win this week! That is the most adorable bag EVER!

Tamra

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Anonymous said...

How adorable! I love it and can't wait to win this one!!

Anonymous said...

Whoops forgot to leave my name

Jennifer Kerr
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Tanksley Crew said...

Your blog the last few days has been so inspiring. How can I say thank you to what you are doing. Not only to cheer us up but in your lows you are still praising God. I enjoy reading your blog once or twice a week. Thank you for showing us where are hearts are. I am a blessed girl for reading your blog.

Oh, the bags look great. It will make one little girl very happy. If we win we will pass it on to a dear friend. (one we are learning to share what we have with others and two my husband would lock us up to own one more bag.. LOL)
Thanks'
Jodi
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Sugar Mommy said...

So Precious!
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Paige said...

Very cute little tote. I would love to win and give as a gift.
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KATHY said...

What a cute idea!! Love the tote!!

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Alana said...

So cute! My daughter loves purses.
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Andrea Nielsen said...

Another bag for lillie to carry her treasures in would be wonderful.
andrea
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Anonymous said...

I love this bag! Hoping to win..
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ASHLEY said...

SO CUTE....WOULD LOVE TO WIN FOR MAHAILA!!!! HAVE A GRAT WEEKEND!!

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Becki said...
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Becki said...

I am so glad that I found your website. I love your dolls and I love your LOVE FOR THE LORD!! Bless your hearts-Becki

Drew Boswell said...

Great book! Have a blessed weekend!
Kimberly Boswell
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Beth said...

We would love to win the beautiful bag!

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glenda said...

So cute!

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Anonymous said...

The bag is so creative and cute. Thanks for having free-I shall not want-Friday!

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Alison

teeto2 said...

God is so good!
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