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The Benefit Run on June 13th 2010 was wonderful! Thanks to our daughter Nacole and our friends Robin, Dan and everyone at the Rebar and all the stops who helped make this happen.
We are so very thankful!
God Bless You All!

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If you haven’t read about the trials that we are dealing with lately, please visit carleysense and read the last 3 posts.

We are be blessed by God’s Amazing Grace and His love surrounding us in this time of adveristy.
Please pass this around as well as we want others to be encouraged by lifted up.

God never leaves us. He loves us so much.

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I am hopeful that with the New Year there will be much new business.  And although it hasn’t been really busy, I have managed to stay very busy be about the Lord’s business and a little artwork as well.  Here is what I have worked on…

My Carleysense site has a new look and I learned a lot about Photoshop during this process.  I have discovered I really like Photoshop.  I can see how I could become a Photoshop junkie if not careful!

I also learned how to hook up my video camera up as a webcam, upload to imovie, edit (just learning that so there is a big learning curve) and post on my site.

I have opened a Zazzle Store and love this site!  I have had, well should I say; God has put on my heart, these great artistic ideas to spread His Word.  I love shirts with a message and I have had great fun creating them.  Check them out and get yours!
Help spread His Word…

Then I got a call from my dear friend Terry…

Asking me to join her and help on another, my 2nd her first…

Once again we were pushed to our limits, worn out, sleep deprived, slightly food deprived (our own fault) and in the end had huge smiles on our faces and pleased that we got to be a part of something so much bigger than ourselves.

And then, the excitement of that whole trip wore down,I had a small job re-doing a fireplace mantel. Of course I was so tired I forgot before pictures, so just enjoy these after picks!

So there you have it!  January almost wrapped up. I’m working on other things and I post them when it’s time! See you back here soon!

God Bless You and Pass it ON!

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This was sent to me by a dear friend and I wanted to share it with the world.  Share it with yours!

 

HEIGHTENED PERSPECTIVE 

Please Read all the way to the bottom: If you will take the time to read these. I promise you’ll come away with an enlightened perspective. The subjects covered affect us all on a daily basis:

They’re written by Andy Rooney, a man who has the gift of saying so much with so few words. Enjoy…….. 

I’ve learned…. That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.. 

I’ve learned…. That when you’re in love, it shows. 

I’ve learned….20That just one person saying to me, ‘You’ve made my day!’ makes my day. 

I’ve learned…. That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.** 

I’ve learned…. That being kind is more important than being right.**

I’ve learned…. That you should never say no to a gift from a child. 

I’ve learned …. That I can always pray for someone when I don’t have the strength to help him in some other way. 

I’ve learned…. That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with. 

I’ve learned…. That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand. 

I’ve learned….. That simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult. 

I’ve learned…. That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes. 

I’ve learned….. That we should be glad God doesn’t give us everything we ask for. 

I’ve learned….. That money doesn’t buy class. 

I’ve learned…. That it’s those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular. 

I’ve learned… That under everyone’s hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved. 

I’ve learned….. That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.. 

I ‘ve learned..
.. That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you. 

I’ve learned….. That love, not time, heals all wounds.**

I’ve learned…. That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am. 

I’ve learned…. That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile. 

I’ve learned…. That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.***

I’ve learned … That life is tough, but I’m tougher. 

I’ve learned… That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss. 

I’ve learned…. That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere. 

I’ve learned… That I wish I could have told my Dad  and Mom that I love them  one more time before they passed away. ***

I’ve learned …. That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them. 

I’ve learned…. That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks. 

I’ve learned…. That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, that you’re hooked for life. ****

I’ve learned…. That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it. 

I’ve learned…. That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.

To all of you…. Make sure you read all the way down to the last sentence.

It’s National Friendship Week. Show your friends how much you care. Send this to everyone you consider a FRIEND, even if it means sending it back to the person who sent it to you. If it comes back to you, then you’ll know you have a circle of friends. HAPPY FRIENDSHIP WEEK TO YOU!!!!!! YOU ARE MY FRIEND AND I AM HONORED!

 Now send this to every friend you have!! And to your family. This was sent to me by a very dear friend

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What a ride the last several days have been.  The excitement and anticipation mixed with feelings of nervousness and even fear.

Doing it afraid got it’s test this weekend.  Thanks be to God for the victory!

The Gallery Grand Opening was amazing and I was asked to write the news release.  I enjoyed the challenge and will post a link to it when it is published this week.  I am waiting for pictures of opening night and will post them as well.

My newsletter was finally completed and went out last week.  I have had great response from it and thanks to everyone who has signed up.  If you missed it you can view it here and sign up. 

Most exciting is introducing Carley to the world!

shalomyall1Her site is under construction but will be changing weekly with new additions and notices of products that will be available very soon.  Stop by check her out and leave your comments or questions.  She is working on her first contest right now so keep in touch!

I think I hear her calling me right now, oh boy, back to the drawing board!

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Smile and Bless Someone Today!

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Just when I think I have had enough, I just can’t handle the pressure anymore, something like this comes along.

Not by accident either.  This was in my local newspaper, a column by Gloria Barr Ford.

The next time you feel like GOD can’t use you, just remember that:

Noah was a drunk.

Abraham was too old.

Isaac was a daydreamer. 

Jacob was a liar.

Leah was ugly.

Joseph was abused.

Moses had a stuttering problem.

Gideon was afraid.

Samson had long hair and was a womanizer.

Rahab was a prostitute.

Jeremiah and Timothy were too young.

David had an affair with another man’s wife, and he was a murderer. 

Elijiah was suicidal.

Isaiah preached naked.

Jonah ran from God.

Naomi was a widow.

Job went bankrupt.

Peter denied Christ. 

The disciples fell asleep while praying.

Martha worried about everything.

The Samaritan woman was divorced more than once.

Zaccheus was too small.

Paul was too religious.

Timothy had an ulcer   AND

Lazarus was dead!

Now!  No more excuses! God can use you to your full potential.  You aren’t the message, you are just the messenger.

  • God wants spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.
  • Dear God, I have a problem, it’s me!
  • There is no key to happiness.  The door is always open.
  • Silence is often misinterpreted but never misquoted.
  • Do the math — count your blessings.
  • Faith is the ability to not panic.
  • Laugh everyday, it’s like inner jogging.
  • If you worry, you didn’t pray.  If you pray, don’t worry.
  • As a child of God, prayer is kind of like calling home everyday.
  • Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be bent out of shape.
  • The most important things in your house are the people.
  • When we get tangled up in our problems, be still, so God can untangle the knot.
  • A grudge is a heavy thing to carry.
  • He who dies with the most riches is still dead.

And for those who know me, my personal favorite:

  • GROWING OLD IS INEVITABLE — GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL!

Just when I want to throw in the towel, God sends me a love note!

He is so good!

 

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Hello Everyone!

Please note that I have been linking to other sites that include artists, those on spiritual journeys, writers.  I think it is great to link to each other sites.  The variety and level of talent, information and insight is incredible!  When time allows, it’s always fun it sit back with a good cup of coffee, and check out these other sites.  

Coffee of the day:  Dunkin Donuts!

Enjoy your life, smile and bless someone today!

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