Monday, June 11, 2012

New Beginnings

Wow is God turning my life upside down this year! So much is happening, and I am really having to cling to Him and put my complete trust in Him and all that He has for me in the days, weeks, and months ahead.

First, we are in the midst of the big move across the country. Movers come next week, and I will be without internet for possibly 2 weeks. Oh, how will I manage that? Eeek! We close on the new house on June 26th. I have been praying everyday that the date does not change and that we don't have anymore bumps in the road with that.

Second, I am may no longer be designing for Our Daily Bread Designs. I am praying about it but of course God has the big plan--not me. I trust that He has many new things waiting for me as we move and begin anew.

Third, I wanted to share that once my internet is back up and I am in my new studio, you can expect lots of fun things here on my blog with all of these posts resuming--

**Tuesday's {Tips}
**Art Journaling
**The Hymn and Scripture Challenge
**Organizational {Friday}
**Memory Box creations and teaching schedule
**My crochet and sewing creations, and much more!

Now, I want to leave you first with a photo from our new deck. I think I will have my prayer time each morning on our screened in porch! What better way to worship the Lord than to see His amazing creation like this each morning.


And then I want to leave you with the scriptures God has given me over these past couple of weeks. I pray they speak to some of you as they have to me!

Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight."

1 Peter 1:14-16 "So you must live as God’s obedient children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn’t know any better then. But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God who chose you is holy. For the Scriptures say, 'You must be holy because I am holy.'"

Isaiah 41:10 "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

Blessings to all of you, and I look forward to resuming the fun here with you on Triple the Scraps! I hope you will hang on with me until I am back with you again! Enjoy the week ahead!


Cassie said...

Blessings for your move, Patter! It looks like if nothing else, God will bless you and remind you that He is Lord of all by that scenery alone ;) Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Yes, those scriptures spoke directly to me, as I'm in the middle of life altering change. TFS.

Stephanie said...

Patter, we also are making a major move in the next few weeks. Oh, how I would love it if your destination and mine was fairly close. :)

I know ODBD will be missing you but I'm confident the Lord has great plans ahead for you.

The view from your new deck is gorgeous! What a perfect spot for your quiet time. It will be interesting to see how the scenery changes with the seasons.

Thanks for the verses. Prov. 3:5-6 were my mom's life verses. Nice reminder of her.

Looking forward to you being settled and able to be back to full steam. Don't worry, you'll have plenty of people sticking around waiting for you. Take your time...moving is exhausting.

Sandee said...

What? I didn't know you were leaving ODBD! Oh Patter You have been an asset to the team and I will miss you!!

NickelNook said...

Ooh...what a beautiful view of God's gorgeous creation! Just remember what's waiting for you when the picture's just a pile of boxes! lol You're almost there, Patter, and this tumultuous time will be but a memory! God is so good! I am looking forward to getting back to the Hymn and Scripture Challenge whenever you're ready for it! In the meantime I'll continue to pray for you and your family!...Nancy :o)

Jonia said...

Patter I have been thinking of you quite a bit lately and I am so glad that you posted an update. Looks as though you will be finished with this move before you know it and that God is working it all out. Praying for you as you continue to prepare this move. Blessings dear sister.

Susan M said...

Adding my prayers for you and your family as you move. Your new home looks lovely! Looking forward to the Hymn and Scripture Challenge starting again when you are settled, really miss the challenges! Thanks for keeping us posted.

maryrose said...

Patter, I'll be praying for you! We've moved to two different states in the last seven years. It was the biggest challenge of my life, but it also came with the biggest blessings for our family. "Cling" was the very same word I used to describe those times when I was desperately hanging on to His promises. Keep clingin'!

Anonymous said...

Praying for you and your family (including the animals) to transition well. Jennifer in Ohio

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

Well...I just found your blog and I'm completely blessed by it. Since I am a newby to your blog, I am dying to know where you've moved, the view is amazing AND I LOVE the mailbox!!TFS!

Cindy Coutts said...

I am so glad you're keeping us posted and what a beautiful view! I can't think of a better place to be with the Lord, besides Heaven, but you know what I mean. He has definitely blessed you with a beautiful new home. I'll be keeping you in my prayers. said...

Patter, I know your mom is heart broke about the move. We are going to get working on your dad! I wish you and your family the best not sure if u remember me. I'm one of your moms yaya's! Plus I bought something's from you. How are the girls with the move. With all this packing any stuff for sale? I have good news. Today they are here pouring concrete for my new craft room. I'm so excited. Hugs to you! May our savior grant you safe passage on our new adventure. Suzy Raabe

Suzy q said...

Patter, today is 30 Jun. I'm having Patter withdrawal! It's time you were back. Yes I'm a shame to say, "I'm selfish". I know I should feel bad cuz you have boxes everywhere but I miss you!!!! Suzy q

Angella D. Crockett said...

Hi Patter! Just stopping by to say hi and to see if you've posted any updates about your move! I pray that all things are going well! Blessings, Angie

Anonymous said...

Just checking to see if you had posted. . .praying the move and unpacking is going well. Looking forward to hearing from you, seeing what you have been doing and the sharing of God's Word.
hugs, Inkyhive

Maricar said...

Best of luck with the move. Settle in soon!

Traci S. said...

Hi Patter~

I am so sorry that I am just catching up now on the 8th of August. I have been going through some interesting times, also. Your adventure looks beautiful! I would surely have some of my prayer time from that spot. It is so easy to see God in nature, and hear Him in the quiet. I pray that you are all very blessed while living here...or anywhere!

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather

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