"One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering."

Ida Scott Taylor

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Over But Not Finished!

Hi everyone!
I've missed you. Sorry I haven't posted 
for over a week. Actually, I've been busy creating
and trying to keep my mind off of 
some  junk life threw at me recently.  I'm sure you've
had times like that too if you are human 
like me.  Also my hubby had a rough last few days
due to( we think) food poisoning from when
we ate out.  I felt so helpless knowing there was
nothing I could do to help him through it
other than waiting with him for it to pass.
While busy creating I came up with
this watercolor painting- pendant I am calling
Geo Blue Attitude

Soooo...on to a better week ahead!
I hope you won't mind if I share about a
 sermon message I heard this week that
really hit home with me.
 It was all about endings and beginnings and 
how those endings or finishes to 
something can sometimes cause us
to feel defeated and even to some it can feel 
like the good life is over!

Maybe you've come to an end, 
or a finish to something
like a job loss or a relationship loss or
financial loss, end of a season, etc... and you 
are tempted to STOP THERE.  Ready 
to give up on your dreams that God has placed
in your heart. Well my friend,
that DREAM. You are not suppose to stop there. 
Maybe it's over, but you're not finished!!!!
It is not the completion of your destiny. 
God has a plan!

"A tragic end can become a tremendous
testimony to the grace of an Almighty God
because they didn't stop"
 Brian Huston 

" Once we have come to the end of our 
self-sufficiency, God will empower us to do the
tasks He has ordained for us."
Charles Stanley

When Jesus died on the cross the disciples
thought it was the end. Can you imagine all
of the feelings and emotions they must have had?
  They probably felt defeated and hopeless, some maybe
even had guilty feelings or feelings of rejection 
or abandonment. They didn't understand that
what they saw finishing at
the end of Jesus life on the cross
would bring about a 
New and Glorious Beginning 
when he arose from the grave and
now  HE LIVES ♥♥♥

So my friend remember you were created
for a  special purpose and that dream in your heart, 
is most likely there,
because God put that desire inside  of you
Don't stop at an ENDING, because a
new beginning could be exactly what is
needed to fulfill your purpose.
Don't stop where you are not suppose to.

"I will instruct you (says the Lord)
and guide you along the 
best pathway for your life; I will 
advise you and watch your progress."
Psalm 32:8 (TLB)

"An amazing set back can mean an 
amazing come back!"
Brian Huston

Standing on the sidewalk cheering and clapping
as you go by  for your new beginnings!
Go girlfriend...go girlfriend...go girlfriend!!!!!


Rachel @ A Cupcake for Moose said...

So encouraging LeeAnn! Thank you for this post! You've been on my mind a lot lately. I'm praying you (and your hubby) feel God's peace & healing in all ways today!

Mary said...

Ah Lee Ann, I woke up this Monday morning thinking about new beginnings. This is the new beginning for me. One season has ended, a new one has begun.

There is a sense of loss, but also a wonderful sense of adventure.

God knew this day would come, and because he has the best in mind for each of us, I am looking forward to seeing it unfold. I do not expect smooth sailing all the time along the way, but I trust!

Love you!!

Bren said...

Every day is a fresh start. Your poor hubby, glad he's gotten it out of his system, food poisoning is some of the nastiest.

Love your pendant, the colours came out so vibrant and the design is great. I'm not a jewellery wearer, but if I was, that would have my name on it :-)

Jennifer Richardson said...

Another zap of soul sunshine
from my friend LeeAnn!!!
Thanks for this.
Bumped into the end of my
self sufficiency this week
....it was more of a collision than a "bump", actually.
And when I looked up through the
wreckage, there He was
...smiling and waiting.
I love that about God.
And how your posts nudge my eyes
toward that lovely face.

Farmgirl Paints said...

Oh hope you are feeling better. Life can be a roller coaster at times. Hope you are in a high spot now:)

lori vliegen said...

great to see you back!! i'm sorry that your husband has had a tough time this week....i hope he's feeling better now! your pendant is absolutely beautiful.....and so was the sermon message that you shared with us! thank you, lee ann!!! xox, :))

Lissa said...

in your hardship look at you handing out encouragement. You are such a dear lady. I hope so much that this week goes much better for you and I hope your husband is fully recovered!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

WOW!!! Seems like the best ending to my post today!!! Thanks so much!!!

Your work is beautiful!!!

Yea! for you new beginnings and sharing such an encouraging word.

Nancy said...

Oh sweet girlfriend,,,you are such an inspiration...your post today was so on target for me....You encourage and inspire so many people......

I love this necklace...it's georgeous....looks like sunshine just like you......

I want you to know I am praying for you and I know God will be faithful in leading you into this new phase of your life.....

Hugs to you sweet girl............

Mary said...

forgot to tell you how beautiful your pendant is!! You are too!!

Tina said...

Thank you for this thought. It's a perspective that is good to keep ahold of.
Only God does this for us.

Bren said...

From your pendent it's clear that you love the blues too. In answer to your question on my blog, The blues in the piece were created with a combination of ink & acrylics, colours ranged from Manganese Blue Hue, Phthalo Blue(green shade) and Turquois(Phthalo) & a touch of Cobalt Blue