Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Rambling Thoughts

Sitting here thinking about how truly blessed I am!  Dear Lord, forgive me when I fail to be greatful for the "things" I have and also greatful for some of the "things" I don't.
Life is so fragile.  I spent Easter Sunday with friends.  Two of the most precious people I know are a mama and little boy.  The little boy has been fighting brain cancer for over two years and now is mama has been told she has stage 3 breast cancer.  And another friend was there who was in a horrible accident a year ago that most people would not have lived through.  He is a walking breathing miracle!  Although, he is in constant pain and is still struggling to heal, he praises God for every breath and for allowing him to live.  He always has a warm hug and kind word.  He knows God allowed him to live to see his boys grow a little more and for him to serve Him.
I am greatful for every sale I make with my shop.  I am greatful God has given me the chance to be a witness through my shop while doing something I enjoy.
I am greatful for every step God allows me to take because I have friends who can't walk.  While my back hurts most of the time I am able to tolerate the pain most of the time and when it gets too bad I have a doctor who understands and finds a way to help.
I am greatful I have friends who support my efforts and encourage me when I am down.
I am greatful for my little Pearl.  She is my sweetheart and is always happy to see me when I walk in the room.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Some Items That Would Make Awesome Mother's Day Or Graduation Day Gifts!

Check out http://www.lilpenny.etsy.com/ for these and many more great deals for Mother's Day or Graduation Day gifts or just because!

Friday, April 22, 2011

New Items in My Shop!

I offer a discount if you order more than I have listed.  Just send me a convo on etsy or leave a comment here for more details.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

New Cards

I spent this afternoon and evening making new cards for my etsy shop.  Check my shop out tomorrow to buy some cute cards for all occasions.  I will be adding them throughout the day so check back often.  Who knows, I might add some fun new jewelry items that will be perfect for the prom or as Mother's Day or Graduation gifts.  Remember www.lilpenny.etsy.com !

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


My church began a revival y'day morning.  Dr. Bill Robertson is our speaker.  He is awesome.  If you can sit through his messages and not feel convicted to live a more Christ-like life, you are in deep trouble.  The Holy Spirit was definitely in the church tonight.  Alot of alter visits.  I wish I could get down and get back up.  I would have been there myself.  I guess if Jonathan did it I should have at least tried.  Trouble is I don't have family there to get me up.
My heart hurts for him.  He has been through so much and still has more to come.  And his family is so precious to me.
And I hurt for Annette and Dawson.  I am praying for miracles for all of them.
I am also praying for my shop to catch on and keep me busy restocking it.  I need to get photo ink so I can be printing and trying to sell them.
I hope to be able to do some markets this summer.  I wish I had someone who would like to share a booth with me.
I would love to be able to do Natchitoches on the river front.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A Pretty Pink Necklace



I think most of us have at least one secret that we have kept for maybe years.  Are we keeping it to "protect" ourself or someone we love?
Hard to say, sometimes.  If we are keeping it to protect someone is someone else being hurt by not knowing the truth?  Usually.
But, some secrets are actually facts that being shared will benefit everyone who knows.  And harm no one in the process!  I wonder if those of you who have "secrets" about having a large following on your blog and are successful estians (as in large sales) can share some of your secrets with those of us who are struggling to get noticed?
I feel like I often did as a child.  Being short all of my life, I often felt like I was hidden behind all of the tall and loud-mouthed kids my age.  Usualy, the only time I was noticed by other kids was to tease.  I realize now that most of those kids were just acting out because they were insecure or maybe coming from a miserable home life.  Ofcourse, there was always one kid who did the tormenting out of pure meaness!  Sad fact is that he carried that through to his college years.  I haven't seen him since telling him to "grow up".  I wonder if he ever took my advice?

Etsy shops to check out

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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sunday Night Thoughts

I led the Sunday School class this morning.  I was so nervous.  But, everyone was great and shared.  It was on grieving and I think we learned a little about how Jesus grieved and how we all grieve in different ways.  And how we as Christians may grieve, but we still can claim the Hope and Promises that God gave us.

I have a new photograph that I will be adding to my etsy shop soon, so watch for it.
Hug someone or something you love tonight.