A few news items to share, but the best part of this post is at the end, so hang in there :)!
I was invited to join another digital scrapbook creative team – how could I resist working with super cute designs like these: Jeannie Papai Designs?
I will also be periodically writing for ANOTHER new blog, called The Meadow (for my scrapbooking friends) – and they have featured one of my pages in the very first post :)!
OK, I know I’m way behind on posting photos here, so here are some slideshows of my scrapbook pages, which is where all my photos end up anyway :)!
Now for the GOOD stuff :)! Get out your tissue box, because I want to share this touching poem with you that makes me cry (tears of JOY) every time I read it. It is written by Heaven, a new friend/neighbor of mine. We met by a series of coincidences (OK – I know there is no such thing) and have only known each other for a short time – but we get along so well, and she is a real blessing to me :). Heaven recently accepted Jesus into her life, and she wrote this beautiful poem that perfectly expresses what so many have experienced.
My Heart’s Been Lifted ~ My Soul’s In Delight
I once was lost ~ but now am found
I once did wander ~ all around
I craved a love ~ to fill my heart
while HE just waited ~ for me to start..
..to start a journey ~ I didn’t know..
..in which direction ~ I should go
He was waiting all the time
to love this little heart of mine
my past was there ~ I’d always look back
like a heavy, tattered, rock filled sack
I carried it with me ~ laden and sore
until ~ my Lord Savior ~ said “NO MORE”
cold inside ~ my tears had dried
it had been years ~ since my eyes cried
and cry they did ~ most every day
from a memory that came ~ my way
something would happened ~ nasty words said
I’d wander, believing ~ I’d rather be dead
but.. He was watching ~ I just didn’t know
wisdom has shown me ~ He’d never let go
He came to my door ~ I heard a knock
my heart was open ~ He’d taken the lock
He held out His hand and ~ I did it too
my time was now ~ and only He knew
my wandering was over ~ now I ~ did belong
I felt so light ~ the sack ~ it was gone
my heart’s been lifted ~ my soul’s in delight
my spirit is true and as high as a kite
I’ve been given the love ~ I craved for my heart
I’m not even sorry ~ it took so long to start
everything’s happened for a reason ~ I’m sure
preparation ~ for the day He came to my door
when he took my heart ~ to a place full of love
and he promised a home ~ in the heaven above
I cried tears of joy and ~ I still am today
my burdens of past have all ~ gone away
I wake up each morning ~ I get ~ daily bread
and my Holy Bible’s pages ~ get read.
I’m just so grateful ~ you don’t understand
I found light on a journey ~ that I hadn’t planned
my feelings for Jesus are just ~ so strong
I pray and I ask that ~ this never be gone
it’s like being in love ~ with life ~ in abound
I’m honored ~ in my heart ~ a place you have found
to remove all the bitter ~ days gone by
and replace it with love ~ that makes me cry!
tears of happiness ~ content through and through
I need now do one thing ~ in honor of you
I ask – please baptize me ~ in a public domain
In my Father ~ The Holy Spirits name.
Beautiful, isn’t it?