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This post is a bit lengthy,
but well worth it
I don't usually post about happenings
of my personal life here on my blog
simply for the reason that
I originally set up this blog to share creativity
through art of rubber stamping and paper arts.
From time to time
I may share a recipe or two.
That is always fun.
But to be quite honest,
I don't have many followers
(compared to most paper artists I know)
and I only have comments show up
when there is a freebie to be won.
So sometimes, I wonder if
my blog is getting any real message
out and about to begin with.
THAT (and this) is why I rarely share
anything from my personal life.
I'm the kind of person who
gets my feelings easily hurt when
I've put my heart out on a limb
for others to land and rest there awhile
just to have them poop in the
nest of my heart and leave.
I know... dramatic words, right?
They're intended to be a bit
on the funny side as well as the honest side.
Most of the time,
people simply misunderstand me.
And then many times,
it's me doing the misunderstanding.
So to avoid getting hurt...
or to avoid being misunderstood and
possibly hurting someone else,
I simply keep my sweet little heart
in the tree instead of putting it out on a limb.
I'm breaking my personal silence today
to share with you something
I strongly feel God has ordained in a mighty way.
(See, it really doesn't have to do with "me"
personally so I feel a bit safer by sharing. wink)
I had the privilege to pre-read
Colleen McKain (with Chris McKain).
The book is about to make its debut
and I highly recommend it to
each and every one of you who
happen to stop by
my little creative spot here on the web.
Everything I do,
I try my very best to do it
to the glory of God the Father.
I fail miserably
He is glorified because I have tried.
He still loves me... even though I fail.
He ALWAYS takes me back.
Not that I go off on little
sinning sprees just to go back to
the Lord when I feel good and ready to,
but that I try and try and try
and realize at some point, somehow...
I've drifted from the very thing
I was trying so hard at in the first place.
THAT is when I realize
just how far I've drifted from
my heavenly Father
and I actually need Him most.
(Good grief! I've went and shared
some personal stuff when all I wanted to do
was promote the book already! sigh)
is all about a couple who had drifted
while literally staying as close
to God as anyone could ever get.
How's that even possible?!
To actually stay so desperately close to God
and yet drift so far away that
He is nowhere in sight.
Or is He???
Now I have tears as I type...
and this is why I only share my creative side
here at "Always Stampin'."
I just couldn't function if I had to
type and cry all of the time.
If you want to know how far
God's grace can reach.
Or even if you just want a "good read,"
look for and pick up
"It's His Show."
Click HERE to order.
(or prophecy, whichever you prefer)
there will one day be a movie
based on the story of
Chris and Colleen McKain.
THAT is how good this book is!
Don't wait for the movie!
And don't let yourself
drift so far away that you don't
realize the Lord is standing right next to you
...and He always has been.
Thanks for reading... I know it's out of my norm.
And thanks for visiting...
you have no idea how much I appreciate YOU!
Should you feel a desire to share your heart
by leaving me a sweet comment,
I promise I won't poop in your nest, he he.
PS... The McKains know nothing about
this post or my review.
This is not a "paid advertisement."
(Although Colleen is a friend of mine,
she is not a paper artist and has no desire
to enjoy the art of paper encouragement,
therefore would never read my blog.
I tell you this so that YOU know this post is
sincerely from my heart.
It is not to receive payment of any kind.
And it is not to please or impress anyone...
I simply hope to encourage your heart
with the contents of this book.)