Thursday, August 26, 2010

think on this my love

fluttering thoughts
{ fluttering thoughts }
“whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable— excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

When Elle asked if I would like to be a part of her free journaling class I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I don't journal on my pages. Not as much as I should anyway. But I've had this verse (philippians 4:8) in my mind and fluttering around my heart. And it has been a constant since finding out that I would be layed off at the end of this month. These past few weeks have been hard. But I can't tell you just how much my heart has been filled with reassurance and hope with just this one sentance. No matter what happens this time around I'm just at a better place right now to handle it. To keep on creating. There are some amazing opportunities coming my way all thanks to some really sweet and kind bloggers. I have to ask mr.handsome if I'm dreaming. If it's true. He's not a worrier. This time around I see myself taking courage from seeing his solid stance on faith that everything will work out. So I was telling him that san diego is the best place to be unemployed :) So many sun shiny lazy days at the beach, and its free :) here's to looking up. To making today a good day.

Two years ago I went through the same thing and wrote down my list of gratitude that still rings true today along with a heart felt prayer for you and me :)

things worth remembering:
- good things are just up ahead
- live a life that is content and not defined by material things
- to be rich in kindness and love
- generous with an open heart
- learn to be full of grace and wisdom
- know your needs will be met by faith
- face your circumstance with grace and dignity
- step out, dream bigger, always look up
- do not dwell in the hurt, but learn to appreciate this valuable life lesson
- embrace encouragement and follow your heart

you my friend are lovely, beautiful and strong. i pray you live your life to the fullest. I hope you are in a place where you excel above your own expectations. Where you shine amongst darkness and love even through the most impossible times. I pray for your protection and for strength when you need it most. And even some sun shiny lazy beach days...
In His Arms,


Deb said...

Wanted to share my favorite "go-to" Bible verse for times of uncertainty with you:

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
--Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

Lean on your faith. Blessings and best wishes to you and Mr. Handsome.

Ashley Pichea said...

Living "a life that is content and not defined by material things" is definitely something to pray over all of us. We need to live a life defined by grace! Thanks for sharing this!

Emily said...

THANK YOU. Thank you for your words, your reminders that things will be okay, and your prayer. I am a newish follower of your blog, and this post is heaven-sent right now for me for many reasons. Seems somewhat serendipitous...
Thank you.
And I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers as well:)

Cherie said...

San Diego is the best place to be :) You are so creative and sweet I don't see how great things couldn't be ahead for you! Enjoy your time off playing in your studio and at the beach. Now you'll have more time to make awesome stuff to sell on Etsy too!

Colleen said...

So sorry to hear about your job. My thoughts are with you.

Stephanie said...

Ugh. I hate that memo. I got it about a year ago. And it took a year, but God just dropped me in the midst of my dream job.

Remember, you're taken care of. :D

Bekka said...

Hugs to you. I love your positive outlook. Amazing things are definitely in store for you!

Anonymous said...

I just came over from Elle's Studio. I loved your page ... but reading this blog entry (ie journaling) this page took on a seriously deeper meaning. Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing. :)

Denise said...

Oh Debee.
deep sigh.
I just had a morning that made me feel a little angry with God. I get tired and trying to support my family with my husband unable to find a job is hard some days and not fun.
But then I remember, and am given gentle reminders like your post. He has plans for me and I can rest in that.
Praying all good things for you.

wandalicious said...

Losing your job is the BEST thing that can happen to you. Now you are FREE for the wonderful things that God has planned for you. An uncaged bird, spreading her wings. Thank you for being so fearless in your crafting, and now your blogging. I love your personal posts. Have you ever thought of going to Brave Girl? You are truly BRAVE and would love it! (I just got back).

I think I might have some lovely mail from you today. Today is WONDERFUL!


Amy said...

hello love!
love, love, love that verse you chose for your layout. very powerful entry today. everything is going to be ok.
i just got my package and it was truly heavenly! almost didn't want to open, but was so anxious for the goodness inside. thank you so much for the sweet gift you included. you truly have been blessed with many gifts, lovely girl! thank you for sharing...
keeping you and the mr. in my thoughts & prayers
Amy G. xoxo

Erin said...

Oh dear sweet Debee. So sad to hear of the job :( I have been a blog reader since the sisTV days. You are a talented, sweet, kind, beautiful soul and GOOD things are definately going to come your way. Good luck to you, and lean on your will help you through.
Erin W

Keshet said...

Thinking of you:) LOVE this page--so beautiful.

Dawn McVey (dawnsing) said...

Hi Debee,

Just wanted to tell you that I was laid off a year ago this summer and while we certainly wouldn't have chosen to give up my income at that point in time, the result a year later, is that we've decided that I'd design full-time from home. I am now designing products for Papertrey Ink, have my own stamp line with them, get to stay home and make cards during the day :) and feel that God is so, SO good and our life is really, really sweet. I hope that encourages you as you face this new chapter in your life.

Praying God's richest blessings for you and your Mr. Handsome.


Merissa Revestir said...

Aloha Debee,
Thank you so much for sharing Philippians 4:8, it surely lifts my spirit and is perfect for whenever we need strength through struggles, no matter how big or small.
I pray the best for you and I truly know that your awesomeness will bring so much blessings cause God is on your side girl!
xo, Merissa.

Jennifer Priest said...

Congrats! I saw this in the ebook and loved your section :)

Melissa | Madabella: made beautiful said...

Oh. WOW.

I love every part of this.

One of my favorite verses and i said my dream outloud. something i have wanted to do for awhile now. and i did it. told someone...

i am scheming up a little something that has to do with art, artists and stories of when Love came down....starting to put together the first 3 chapters to submit a manuscript in about 6 months. If you want more info or if my VAGUE-iosity is intriguing you, come visit me and I shall tell you more!