Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Weekly Scripture

I planned on posting this yesterday but ended up having a crazy busy Monday. I guess it's better late than never?!?!

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding,  he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.

Ephesians 1:7-10

We celebrated Easter this past weekend so my mind has been on Jesus and his ultimate sacrifice.
Through Jesus, and his painful death on the cross, we sinners receive forgiveness. It is more than we deserve, and more than we alone could have ever earned. But Jesus loved us all so much that he died so that we could live and receive forgiveness for our sins.  THINK ABOUT THAT.....Because he loves us all with a love we absolutely can not fathom, our perfect Savior was beaten, mocked, spit on, stripped naked and nailed to a cross. He did this for you! He did this for me! He did this because he loves us so much that he was willing to endure all of that pain and take on EVERY sin in the whole world so we could live with God eternally.
How amazing is that Love!?!

I am thankful for Jesus who paid the ultimate price to save a sinner like me. I'm thankful for a God who loves me even though I am not and will never be perfect. I am thankful that through them I may have eternal life!

 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!

Sunday, April 24, 2011


I love this! What a great song for Easter!

The Aftermath

The skies lay low where You are
On the earth You rest Your feet
Yet the hands that cradle the stars
Are the hands that bled for me

In a moment of glorious surrender
You were broken for all the world to see
Lifted out of the ashes
I am found in the aftermath

Freedom found in Your scars
In Your grace my life redeemed
For You chose to take the sinner's crown
As You placed Your crown on me

In that moment of glorious surrender
Was the moment You broke the chains in me
Lifted out of the ashes
I am found in the aftermath
And in that moment You opened up the heavens
To the broken the beggar and the thief
Lifted out of the wreckage
I find hope in the aftermath

And I know that You're with me
Yes I know that You're with me here
And I know Your love will light the way
Now all I have I count it all as loss
But to know You and to carry the cross
Knowing I'm found
In the light of the aftermath

Luke 24:46-47
 “Thus it is written, that Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations.

Happy Easter!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Fabulous Hand Made Frames!!

Ok, so my Mother and I started a little invitation business a little over a year ago called Paper Perfect. Recently we started carrying gift items as well. Right now we have some of the cutest picture frames! They have been such a big hit around here that I just had to share them with y'all! We are actually on our second order of them! Perfect for the new mom or newlywed in your life! They would also make fabulous Mother's Day gifts and look precious in an Easter Basket!
*Sorry the pictures are not that great...I obviously am not a photographer! :)

Aren't these ADORABLE?!?!? My photography skills DO NOT do them justice! I have the white on white frame with a picture of Dusty and I on our wedding day and it is absolutely beautiful!!!

Frames with an 8x10 picture are $55.00     frame dimensions are h19 x w17
Frames with a 5x7 picture are $50.00         frame dimensions are h16 x w14

The color combinations and sizes you see in the pictures are what we currently have in stock. Other colors and sizes are available upon request.

If you have any questions or would like to place an order email us at paperperfectgifts@gmail.com

Monday, April 18, 2011

Weekly Scripture

Well I have been absent from blogging for a little while. I have had soooo much to say, but at the same time I have had nothing to say( Are you confused yet?). Today is Monday, which means it's time for me to pick out a scripture for the week.  I do this every single Monday whether or not I choose to post it on this blog. I always pray before I choose a verse. I pray for the Lord's guidance and that he will show me a verse that will speak to me. Now that I have started blogging and posting my weekly picks I pray that whatever verse is chosen will also help "my faithful followers" or anyone who may stumble across this blog. I also pray daily that the verse will strengthen my walk with God. Sometimes I think my verses are sooo incredibly random, but I always trust that the Lord is picking these verses for a reason.  After doing alot of thinking and praying, my eyes were opened! It was like Woah! I realized why these last few verses were chosen ( at least in my case).

*This may not make any sense to you, but I have never claimed to make sense.... so there!

Now back to my rambling...

It's aaaaaamazing how God answers prayers!!! I have been praying about so many things lately and asking God so many questions. It amazes me how the answers were right there in and a few of the latest weekly scriptures....

A wise man's heart guides his mouth and his lips promote instruction. Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Proverbs 16:23-24

I have read this scripture so many times over the past few weeks. It reminds me that nothing good comes out of acting ugly or saying harsh things no matter what! I want my words to be pleasant, sweet to the soul, and healing. I do not want the things I say to be harmful, hurtful, or hateful!! If I can't say anything nice then it's best that I not say anything at all! Like I said earlier, lately I have had so much to say, but at the same time I have had nothing to say. I have tried to think about the affect of the words that come out of my mouth before I speak. This is sooo hard for me to do when I am angry!! In moments of anger and frustration I have wanted use my words as a weapon. I know that's not what God wants me to do!
A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control
Proverbs 29:11
I pray that I can be the wiser and stay in control. I pray that I will think before I speak and remember that if I can't say something nice then I shouldnt say anything at all! Because no matter what the circumstances are I gain absolutely nothing from acting ugly!

A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
Proverbs 18:24

The Lord has blessed me with some amazing friends! I am so thankful for the wonderful people he has brought into my life. Lately, it has become clear to me who God chose to be in my life and who I chose to be in my life. Unfortunately I have had to learn the hard way that some of  your friends are not your true friends. Thankfully, I have also learned that some of your friends are! :) Lately when I feel sad and disappointed about the actions of some I think back to this verse and it makes me feel thankful! I feel thankful that the people who do not belong in my life will be removed, but that the good people will remain. I want to focus on the good relationships in life and leave behind the bad ones! I'm so very thankful for the wonderful friends the Lord has blessed me with...I absolutely cherish them all!!

Lastly, A couple of weeks ago I posted an email that was sent to me. One of the last lines of the message really stuck with me.... God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage. This reminds me that in life there will be good times, bad times, happy times , and sad times! Things will not always be perfect, but the struggles will make me stronger. As long as I have faith in the Lord and his plan for me I can overcome anything! Which brings me to my verse for this week...

Consider it pure joy my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish it's work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
James 1:2-4

This verse has given me peace during trying times. I pray that it may do the same for you! I also pray that I will always trust in the Lord and his plans even when I do not understand them.

"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. Then you will call upon me and come pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."
Jeremiah 29:11-13

Like I said earlier this may not make any sense to you, but to me and my life it makes perfect sense. This was in my head and on my heart so I just had to say it write it.

Happy Monday!

Monday, April 4, 2011

My Weekly Scripture

" A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother."
     Proverbs 18:24    

*Proverbs has been good to me this month! :)

All of my life I prayed the Lord would bring a man into my life that I could trust with all of my heart. My prayers were answered when the sweet Lord brought Dusty and I together. It felt sooo good to finally be able(and still be able ) to trust my partner with everything and in everyway! I never have to worry or question anything with Dusty. I know him and his heart and I feel completely safe and secure in our relationship. I'm thankful that God brought him into my life and gave me the type of man I had been longing praying for! It is so amazing to me how much easier a relationship can be when you trust the other person! Through my life I have had friends and lovers (that's weird) boyfriends who have been untrustworthy. I also had plenty of drama with these same people. I finally realized that some people just do not belong in my life. I wanted people in my life that I could count on, trust, admire, love, and respect. I wanted to be around christians that would help my relationship with God grow, and that would hold me accountable for things in my life! I like(or try to like) everyone, but I am very picky about who I am friends with! I now can honestly say I have the most amazing husband and amazing friends( along with my amazing family duh!) to surround myself with. Hallelujah!!! I am so glad to have these wonderful people to surround myself with! I Love, Love, Love them all and would absolutely do anything for them!!!I am so thankful to know them and call them my friends( and husband in Dusty's case) and I thank God daily and nightly for each and everyone of them!!!!

I am so very thankful for the people in my life and I cherish each and everyone of them! I know good friends are hard to come by and I am beyond blessed to have so many wonderful friends! I love them all and will be by their side through good times and bad!

* Prayer Request

Do you have any prayer requests? I would love to add your prayer requests to my prayer list! I believe in the power of prayer!

"Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective."
      James 5:16
I hope everyone is staying dry on this rainy Monday!