Thursday, October 24, 2013

Part 1 Blessings and Hope: Who is in your circle?

Proverbs 18:24

The Message (MSG)
Friends come and friends go
but a true friend sticks by you like family.

Do you have a friend that you've had since kindergarten? Middle school, high school, or college? What about friends of friends or the parents of your children's friends? Friends from church or work?  Or "friends" from social media? 

Social media and television have taken the word friend and turned it into something it's NOT. Do you Agree?  As a child, I was always outgoing and never really had a problem being friendly. This has carried over into my adult life. So, not much has changed there. But what really has changed; for me, is what I consider a friend to be.  

After I rediscovered the love of Christ and found out what my spiritual gifts were; to listen and to encourage. I found out quickly what it means to be a real friend. Between 1994 and 1998. I had a major set back-a failed marriage and material loss. When there was no more money to lend, designer hand-me-ups to give away,  and no more free dinners; my circle began to shrink. From dozens  to a hand full. 

Now that I'm on a different path, my circle is small and tight. Not because I've turned into what many call "self righteous or stuck up"; but because God has saved me and I refuse to be bound by religious people and their opinions.  

Who is in your circle? Do they bless you and give you hope? Are you uplifted after you talk to them? Are the people that you consider to be friends honest with you? Can you be honest with them? Can they be trusted to not tell their BFF all of your business? Think about it...

Is there anything I can agree with you in prayer about today?

Friday, October 4, 2013

Divine...Inspirational...Virtuous...Anointed...Sisters...: Supplications, Prayers, Intercessions and Thanksgi...

Divine...Inspirational...Virtuous...Anointed...Sisters...: Supplications, Prayers, Intercessions and Thanksgi...: 1 Timothy 2:1-3 American Standard Version (ASV) 2  I exhort therefore, first of all, that supplications, prayers, intercessions, ...

Divine...Inspirational...Virtuous...Anointed...Sisters...: Supplications, Prayers, Intercessions and Thanksgi...

Divine...Inspirational...Virtuous...Anointed...Sisters...: Supplications, Prayers, Intercessions and Thanksgi...: 1 Timothy 2:1-3 American Standard Version (ASV) 2  I exhort therefore, first of all, that supplications, prayers, intercessions, ...

Supplications, Prayers, Intercessions and Thanksgiving

1 Timothy 2:1-3

American Standard Version (ASV)
I exhort therefore, first of all, that supplications, prayers, intercessions, thanksgivings, be made for all men;
for kings and all that are in high place; that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and gravity.
This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

I recently went to a Joyce Meyer Ministries Women's Conference in Saint Louis, MO. I had a great time and the services were very refreshing. The conference began on Thursday and concluded on that following Saturday.  I was blessed and refreshed. There must have been close to 20,000 women there. Joyce and her guest brought genuine praise and worship to all of these hungry women. What stood out to me the most was their sincerity and "realness".  I've been around church folks all of my life and was raised in a sanctified home with relaxed Baptist on one side and no nonsense Pentecostals on the other side.  Needless to say, I know church folks from every angle. So I know the difference between worship and entertainment.

One of the greatest displays there was the prayer wall.  I tried to read and touch each prayer that I could reach. I even took a several with me.  The need is so great. I've always heard that women can tough the hand of God. I feel myself getting emotional as I recap the conference. Mothers praying for wayward and sick children...Mothers trying to take care of babies born with severe imperfections...Grandmothers raising abandoned grandchildren...Wives dealing with abuse...Single women being approached by other women...Women trying to wait on God for a saved spouse.  The notes were detailed and filled with hurt, disappointment,  and dispare. 
The need is so great. BUT GOD is still here and he loves us. There is a way through the madness. 

Another great display was a walk through exhibit. That exhibit was filled with lies that we tell ourselves; lies that come from the enemy. I was brought to tears because, many of them  described how I felt about myself. But guess what, I was not alone. Many of my sisters feel the same way. Everyday we must tell ourselves that God loves us and that we can take our cares to him in prayer and have faith in Him. Faith in him alone; not in the government or other people. God does love us.

As an exerciser of faith,  we were given a card on which we were to write down all of the negative things we say about ourselves and throw it away. There was/is great significance in that. All of that is garbage, so why keep it in our minds and torment ourselves with it? They are all lies. If they are not lies, God can help and soon they will be things of the past.

The entire center was decorated with picture frames with messages from a loving Father. He loves you and he loves me too. 

I could go on and on; but until you seek Him for yourself and allow him to love you with his word; you will not benefit from his love and care. Bad things happen...yes ma'am they do. Sin happens...yes ma'am it will.  Family and friends will forsake you...Yes they will. But God is always here for you and he is just a prayer away.

Is there anything I can pray about with you? Feel free to email me.

Monday, May 27, 2013


Royal Scrap Club Fall Retreat
Friday, November 1-3, 2013
Montgomery Bell State Park Inn & Convention Center
1000 Hotel Avenue
Burns, TN 37029
Come and enjoy scrapbooking at the beautiful Montgomery Bell Inn and conference center with other papercrafting enthusiasts. The retreat begins Friday, November 1 thru Sunday November 3, 2013. This all inclusive retreat includes the following for $215 per person with double occupancy; $300 for single room! Special rates available for commuters.

Friday 3-11pm: Scrapbooking, Dinner, non alcoholic beverages and snack breaks. Dinner will be our famous Tennessee BBQ and a wonderful salad bar and dessert. Pajama Jams are 10pm-1:00am.

Saturday 8am-11pm: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and 2 beverage/snack breaks, Scrapbooking, make and takes, workshops, and door prizes. Saturday's dinner will feature an all you can eat Ribeye steak buffet and salad bar. Pajama Jams are 10:00pm-1:00 am.

Sunday 8am-Noon: Breakfast, beverage breaks, and group workshops.

Personal Stash sales (You may purchase a table for share one with a friend)
Games and Door Prizes

Independent suppliers include: thirty-one, Creative Memories, Stampin up!, Close to My Heart, Club Scrap...

Monthly Payment plans are available. A $40 deposit will hold your spot.  The last day to register will be September 1, 2013. Deposits are non refundable and balance must be paid by October 1, 2013.

Guest Rooms November 1-3, 2013
Single Occupancy                    $300.00 per person                                 
Double Occupancy                      215.00 per person                                  
Commuters (non over night guest and no meal plan) Friday, Saturday, or Sunday
1.               Friday: 3pm-11pm, Saturday: 8am-11pm, Sunday:  8am -12 noon.
$80.00 per person                  
2.           Friday: 3pm-11pm, Saturday: 8am-11pm   
$60.00 per person                     
3.           Saturday 8 am- 11pm                             
$50.00 per person                    
4.           Buffett Meal Tickets
$15.00 Per meal                        
Scrapbooking for Busy Beginners  $25.00              Borders, Blocks &Tags          $15.00
Short and Sweet Charms with Sharon  $15.00      Just for you Cards and Notes  $15.00
Pajama Jams  $5.00 per person per night

Each workshop will be 50 minutes each and the instruction will be reasonably paced. The workshops are suitable for beginners, intermediates, and advanced scrapbookers/card makers. Workshop space is limited and preregistration is encouraged. Workshop fees must be paid with your registration to secure your spot.  However, some workshops may offer same day registration.  Workshops with less than 4 participants will be canceled and workshop fee refunded by mail after the retreat has ended. Please allow 5-10 days to receive your workshop refund.

You are not considered registered until you receive email confirmation from Royal Scrap Club, Scrapbooking Club for Busy Women. Be sure to check the website for updated information and changes.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

FAITH: A Violent Force

I wanted to share this with you today…

Faith is the only force that will change natural things or natural circumstances. It is the only force that can apply itself to the natural realm to change or move a mountain. –“PRESSING IN: It’s Worth It All” Gloria Copeland

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Monday, April 15, 2013

DIVAS Scrapbooking with a Purpose

Three weeks and moving forward...

We have a goal of donating 1 scrapbook a month to the Middle Tennessee Make a Wish Foundation. The sister of RSC-DPS Nashville are busy, busy, busy cutting and assembling die cuts, boarders, and tags.  Trust me, layers are more difficult and time consuming than we first anticipated.

PRINCESS BELLE: she was fun.

POOH AND HIS CREW: they were fun too

The sisters were working had. You know...when you pass 40, they eyes play tricks on ya. 

We had 342 tags made and 25 page borders.  

 If you would like to help us with die cuts; please email me at

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Divine...Inspirational...Virtuous...Anointed...Sisters...: Sharing Your Talents

Divine...Inspirational...Virtuous...Anointed...Sisters...: Sharing Your Talents:  Sharing Your Talent; Now... I've been a Wish Granter with Make a Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee for 5 years and have enjoyed ever...

Sharing Your Talents

 Sharing Your Talent; Now...

I've been a Wish Granter with Make a Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee for 5 years and have enjoyed every moment of the experience. I've gotten my family involved in the last 3 wishes.  The entire process and the friendships made with the families are priceless.

December 2010, I had planned to make a scrapbook for PW and her family. I put it off and collected items for her book; but I never could find the time to put the book together for her. It was only going to be 20 pages; the number of pages in the standard scrapbook. Sadly, PW passed away during the spring of 2012.  My heart is still heavy with regret; but I am still blessed with memory and strength.

Moving forward; Royal Scrap Club has committed to donating  scrapbooks to the families of a seriously ill children whom have completed a wish through a select wish granting entity. 

Below is the cover page for the DIVAS scrapbook of this journey.  Please pray for us and support us with your crafting talent. If you are already supporting a similar organization; please continue. Lord knows we are all working toward the same goal; preserving the memory of a wish revealed and the wish granted.

 We will have our first cut and assembly crop on March 16, 2013.  During this crop will have our die cutting machines and assembly line ready to complete 100 die cuts.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Coming soon! 1st Annual DIVAS Challenge

The Divinely Inspirational Virtuously Anointed Sister of Royal Scrap Club will be hosting a crop and cut-a-thon to benefit the families of seriously ill children whom have been granted wishes by a select wish granting organization.  During our crop we will cut and assemble 100 die cuts for the scrapbooks and memory books for the families whom have completed their wishes.