Well, I have been imagining it for a while, and I have finally done it...created a YouTube craft channel! SoSimplyDawn is the place to check all the projects I am creating...well at least the ones I take the time to document! Anyhow, I think it is exciting and thought you would too!
Here are links to my first two videos (keep in mind, my mad technical skills can only improve):
If you like them, let me know...I love your comments, and your thumbs up and subscribing! It is all so very exciting!
The weekend before Christmas 2014, I was supposed to share a prophetic word (along with others; it was to be a word of edification) for 2015. I wasn’t able to share because I was ill, but I have felt that I still needed to share this word before the New Year begins. So here goes:
Blessing for 2015
I bless you with a spirit of peace as you enter the year and pray that you keep that as your foundation throughout the year.
PEACE PHILIPPIANS 4:6
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
This blessing of peace will steady your heart and ground you to reality in Christ, so that no matter what comes your way, you will not be shaken.
BLESSING LUKE 6:20-23
Looking to his disciples, he said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh. Blessed are you when people hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man. “Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven. For that is how their ancestors treated the prophets.
I pray that you prosper in your Spirit and I pray that all you do in Christ’s name prospers!
PROSPERITY MATTHEW 6:19-21
Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will be also.
I challenge you to run after Jesus with all that you have and shine brightly in this world. I challenge you to love those that are hopeless, helpless and hurting…to reach this lost world with His love. I challenge myself too.
CHALLENGE HEBREWS 12:1-2
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before Him, he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
I got to watch an advance premier of Dogs of War and I loved it! I love the concept of pairing these rejected animals with our war torn vets to offer both a second chance. The series premier is tomorrow night, Veteran's Day, how appropriate!
Here is some of the press:
DOGS OF WAR spotlights combat veteran Jim Stanek, who returns home struggling with PTSD. He looks into getting a service dog to help him heal, only to discover how expensive they are, and how long the wait to be paired with one is. So he starts his own nonprofit to rescue dogs from kill shelters, train them as service dogs and partner them with struggling veterans at little or no cost.
The show premieres Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 10PM ET/PT and then moves to Sundays at 10PM ET/PT beginning Nov. 16.
In an era when most reality TV is hypersexualized, about cutthroat competition or designed solely to make us laugh at the culture of its "stars," it is so refreshing to be associated with a series like this, which spotlights a man who uses the greatest pain in his life to offer the greatest comfort to the lives of others.
And for those of you, like me, who don't have cable, there is an A&E app in the App Store which will allow you to watch this show as well as other popular series, such as Duck Dynasty!
Let me know if you watch the show and what you think!
From my studies, in regards to Matthew 13:12, "The question is not, How much truth, talent, or treasure does a person have? The question is, What did a person do with what God gave him?"
I wonder if that person that we think "has it all," has simply been faithful with what they have been given. If we are tempted to envy, perhaps we should look at our own unique giftings and ask the questions above of ourselves.
So I was talking with a friend the other day about how I have been having trouble writing. I want to, I really do, but I just can't get myself to put fingers to keypad...which really isn't writing in the technical pen and paper aspect, but I need not be so literal.
I have been afraid I don't have what it takes or maybe people aren't interested in what I have to say. Perhaps I just don't have that interesting of a life or the things that interest me are just too boring to share with the online world. But my friend said something that got me thinking.
Something to the affect of the world needing to read abouth things that are wholesome and good.
We aim for "wholesome and good" around here, and while we may not hit the mark all the time, we come close most days. We definitely don't fit "highlight reel"mode very often, shoot most days I am pleased when we hit "barely presentable".
Mostly, we just do "real" real good. So if you like reading about the plain and simple life of a now 40 (sweet Jesus, it has gone by so quick) mom of many and smokin' hot wifey to the handsomest fella this side of the Mississippi, then stick with me people. I will try to touch your heart and make you laugh and remind you that you and I really are NORMAL.
Keep checking back! I am gonna try to be consistent.
I thought everyone had this tune playing on the stereo of their mind when they rode their bicycle. Well, at least very woman. I know I do. Every time i tide my bike or see a woman on a bike, I think of it and some times will hum a little in solidarity.
At the bus stop this morning, our neighbors were heading down for the last pickup of the year. My neighbor's hubby was walking one dog and one of her children was walking the other. They were all happy, and my friend was riding her bike.
And then the image popped into my head, and the song.
Now, you need to know that my neighbor is NOT a grumpy old hag going about sticking her nose in everyone's business...that is not why my mind was replaying Miss Gulch's theme.
So I told my friend what was racing through my mind as she pedaled joyfully up to the bus stop. I don't think she quite understood that it was just something that brought me joy...to know that all the cycling sisters have a theme song.
She gave me a funny look, smiled and indicated that, no, the thought had never occurred to her as she popped in her ear buds and rode off chalking it up to crazy neighbor syndrome.
Lesson learned? Filter, filter, filter. I have to remember not everyone gets my quirky sense of humor. And apparently I was grossly mistaken about the thought life of women cyclists.