Giving thanks

Posted in grateful, Grateful to God for... on August 23, 2009 by hollybirdy

I was looking through an old prayer/quiet time journal the other day.  I getting close to needing a new journal…my current one is almost full so I was enjoying looking through some of my old ones.   I love getting to decide on a new journal or seeing what comes my way in a timely manner.  I usually have spiral journals so that they are easy to write in…and am actually thinking of making my own this time around with my Bind it all.  

Anyway…my point is somewhere here…I must focus!  

I was looking through my old prayer journal…it was from 2007.  My boys were 5 and 3.  

I found that I used to write family praise reports…when I had stopped writing them I am not sure.  

I was delighted when I read the one for May 10, 2007.  

Our 3 year old is giving God credit for everything!  

“Mom!  God dried my hands for me!”

“Mom!  God is already healing it!”  (He was referring to a scratch on his hand).

1 Thessalonians 5:  16-18

Be joyful always; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Praise him for everything:

  • sweet boys
  • grumpy boys
  • precious husband
  • my temper
  • my sweet life!
  • my bumpy life
  • people who make me stretch
  • people who  bless my life

I loved it when I came across this…such a blessing…such a lesson.

When did I stop writing our family praise reports in my journal?  

“Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among that nations what he has done.”  

1 Chronicles 16:8



Scrapbooking freebie alert

Posted in journaling, wonderful Wednesday -scrapbooking on August 10, 2009 by hollybirdy

And a journaling freebie too!  Love the journaling part of scrapbook…love the story.

This week I found this cute freebie…


Click here.   

Journaling tags are so much fun.  This freebie is good for this week from what I can tell.

Also feeling much better about school starting tomorrow.  The kids are ready and my heart has had an adjustment of sorts.  







Posted in grateful, my life on August 6, 2009 by hollybirdy

Sometimes I find it hard to figure out what has taken so much of my time and energy lately…I suppose it comes down to one word….life.

Yes…life has been keeping me busy.  I am so grateful for that gift…the gift of life.  I am blessed by many things in my life

 Rambunctious boys, hard-working husband, precious family, green lush garden, sweet friends, this glorious world to explore and many more God given good things.

And so I will not complain about how all of a sudden my summer is gone. 

I won’t. 

I am thankful for…

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I am just going to embrace the changes in season…embrace life.

So it is time….

Posted in my life on August 1, 2009 by hollybirdy

To start blogging again!!!

Heavens!  Not even sure what happened to me for nearly 2 whole months but this is a part of my life (this blog)….that I want to continue so…..

Here goes!

Hmmmm….rethinking that header…will have to play more later today!

Fun stuff I just found

Posted in scrapbooking, Uncategorized on May 18, 2009 by hollybirdy

Some of you may have found this before….but I didn’t know they had so much cool free stuff from these magazines.

Paper Crafts Magazine has a download section and they even keep some downloads from previous issues too.

They have quotes and sentiments cutely done up that you can download.  Like this:When you...

Very cool!  (and true but that is another blog post I am sure!)

When I first started scrapbooking, one of the things that drew me in was paper piecing.  Paper piecing is something I used to do a lot of.  I love to add dimension with inking and make cute paper creations.  I stopped doing that for a time but have been more drawn to it lately.  A current one that I am making work for a layout is here:

May/June 2009 Patterns & Downloads


You know…me and birds.

 Scrapbooks, etc has a Piece talk section in every issue….this I knew.  I did not know that they have such a great online paper piecing area.


They have these birds and tree.  

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Above layout is off of Scrapbook, etc. site….showing off the paper piecing options.


My prayer/quiet time journal…

Posted in faith, kid sayings, Uncategorized on May 15, 2009 by hollybirdy

my journal and wes1_edited copy

My oldest….firstborn…is such a sweetie.  I take my prayer/quiet time journal to church and some mornings my boys draw and write in it.  I have always enjoyed their scribbles and this is one of those times.   It reminds me that this time with my boys is fleeting…my oldest would not spell love that way anymore.  He is growing up fast. 

It reminds me that one of my main responsibilies is to teach my boys about God’s word.  To teach the truths that are there.  I added that scripture to the page the other day when I was having my quiet time.  The boys usually flip through the journal and write on pages toward the back of the journal so it had been quite some time since I had looked at the my firstborn’s scribbles and it just so happened that I had come across that scripture recently.   

I love that scripture..there isn’t a lot of security or peace in our world anymore…only God can give true peace. 

So remember…

Jesus luves you!


(very much!)

It’s Baaaaack!

Posted in my life on May 13, 2009 by hollybirdy
I put away our slip and slide (mega shark) from last year and today we got it out to see if it lasted the winter.  It did!  🙂