Saturday, January 30, 2010

“A Little Bit O’ Cheer” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4, NIV)

“ so that we can comfort those in any trouble.”
~ 2 Corinthians 1:4

It has always been the desire of my heart to have a card ministry as I was inspired by a woman in the church I grew up in. Claudia Blake, a senior citizen, sent me a card for my birthday every year. It was a small gift of love from an elder sister in Christ and it touched me that she remembered.
I rubber stamp my cards because it fulfills a desire in me to be creative, however, I have sent commercial or computer-generated cards in the past to cheer others. Recently, as I was praying, I asked the Lord to name my card ministry and the title “A Little Bit o’ Cheer” along with the above scripture verse came to mind. That is exactly what I mean to do, to be of service, helpful and loving, conveying a a bit of encouragement and light to my sisters and brothers in need.

Prayer: Thank you, Daddy Lord, for your favor and the blessing of your comfort and cheer. Encourage me, so that I may share your light with my sisters and brothers. Amen!

Today’s Quote: There is no doubt that a unique card creates a vibrant impression, stronger and more lasting than any phone call, fax, or e-mail.” ~ Sandi Genovese.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Free TV

I'm into free TV. One of my new favorite digital channels is a PBS channel called Create TV. It has craft, gardening,home improvement, cooking, and travel shows. I also enjoy watching this show on one of the other PBS channels – "Rare Visions and Roadside Revelations." It showcases folk artists and their art, most of which is located along America's roadsides, hence the show's name. The sayings about "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" and "one man's junk is another man's treasure" illustrate the thriftiness and creativity of the folk artist.