Marvelous Monday, Ladies!!!
I hope all of you are doing well and have enjoyed the past few months. I am really sorry I didn’t get to “Narnia Week” as I had planned! While I had every intention of writing new tutorials, my life has been so intense the last few months you wouldn’t believe it. Thank you to those of you that extended sympathy back in October. I really appreciate it! In December, my church lost someone very dear to us, and while God’s goodness was shown, it has been very hard. By her life and work, she was someone who impacted me tremendously and I greatly admired. She and her husband are two of my heroes. If you would like to be inspired by the life of a true woman of God, please leave a comment. I’d love to send something to you.
Most of the rest of my life the past fall can be summed up in a quote by Jim Elliot. “Wherever you are, be all there. Live to the hilt every situation that you believe to be the will of God.” God has asked me to work harder and pray harder than ever before. Girls and ladies, God has given you a purpose in life; give your all to it. Work, learn, encourage, admonish, clean, diaper babies, whatever you do, do it for God’s glory. But I also want to focus on the second part of the quote– the will of God. As someone . . . um . . . over 20, let me say that your life won’t be exactly like that plan you made or read in a book. God is so much more creative in how He will write your story. I had no idea how God would lead and prepare me for where I am now, but God is so good.
One other thing, I had an idea I wanted to run by you ladies. I’ve received a lot of requests for styles from movies, and I don’t know if I’ll ever have time to answer all of them. Some of you have answered each other already, and I think that’s great! I’m thinking of setting up a forum-style page for you readers to collaborate and brainstorm ideas about styles. What do you think?