Friday, May 29, 2009

And NO! that is not my DRESS!
Wedding Dresses - what this reminds me of Marshall or T.J. Maxx looking Thur the racks... Girl..............

Hello Fans and Friends - Today off to Burlington Bridal Mart a Hugh Bridal store that has tons of wedding dresses... Who told me this was going to be easy... I thought as many weddings that I've gone toooooooooooooooooo... it was so easy.. But i''m hanging there had a long talk with God and he confirmed it with Joel Daily Scripture.....Have a BLESSED Day and wish me the best of luck.....

Now this is a Grown and Sexy Dress.....
At the Appointed Time
"For the vision is yet for an appointed time…it will surely come; it will not be behindhand on its appointed day"(Habakkuk 2:3, AMP).
TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria

God is looking for people who have a made-up mind; people who will trust His timing. You may not see His promises happen overnight, but they will happen. In the Bible, Abraham waited 20 years to have a son and see his promise come to pass. Moses waited 40 years to fulfill his purpose and lead the children of Israel out of captivity. You might say, “Joel, I’ve been waiting for a year, and I don’t see anything happening.” No, something is happening. Right now, God is working behind the scenes in your life. He is arranging the right people, the right breaks, and the right opportunities.
Today’s scripture tells us that at the appointed time, the promise will come to pass, and it will not be one second late! When is the appointed time? It’s when God knows the timing is best for you. When you understand and accept this principle, it takes all the pressure off. It’s a very freeing way to live knowing that as long as we stay in faith, God will release His favor, His increase, His restoration, and His healing at exactly the right time in our lives!
Father in heaven, thank You for working behind the scenes in my life. I trust that the appointed time for me is on its way. I am content in You, knowing that You have a good plan for my future. I bless you today and always. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Today i wedding Dress looking day!....I'm on my way to look for a wedding dress. My High school buddy is taking me around to look dresses and some dress outlets and yes i have my camera.........

Might end up having to make one... but we will see.....
Through Faith and Patience
"...imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises"(Hebrews 6:12, NKJ).
TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria

Did you know that in the Bible, David was 17 years old when he was anointed to be king, but yet he did not take the throne until he was 30? I’m sure during those 13 years there were plenty of times that David was tempted to think it wasn’t going to happen. I’m sure he was tempted to get frustrated or even feel like a failure, thinking “God, did I hear You? I thought You said You were going to do something great with my life, but nothing is going my way.” Here he was being faithful, but all those years he saw no sign of the promise coming to pass.
I’m sure David had to fight the same negative thoughts that we do; thoughts that were telling him “It’s not going to happen. David, you didn’t hear from God. Just accept it.” The battle was taking place in his mind just like our battles take place in our minds. During those times when it seems like you aren’t getting any closer to seeing your dream come to pass, remember, the scripture tells us that through faith and patience we inherit the promises of God.
Father God, I humbly come to You, believing that You are working behind the scenes on my behalf. I trust that Your Word is true and believe that through faith and patience, I will see Your promises come to pass in my life. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Celebrating You!
Happy Birthday Card very simple.. It a Birthday sticker were i removed the stickiness and added pop dots to hold it on the from of the card.. The Happy Birthday is a rub on!.

The next card is Thinking of you! Rubberstamped and embossed image and colored in with Glitter pens and added the bling....

Happy Birthday and close up!
Thinking of You Card and Close up of the Bling!

I take time everyday to count my Blessing as many of you might know my #1 Blessing is life..GOD's Miracle for surviving Cancer is the great Blessing I have.. GOD gave me my LIFE back and for the I'm so Grateful......I' will praise him and Glorify him Forever....

Faith Family and FUN... Thanks you Lord GOD Almighty.
Bible study tonight, i can't wait.

Faith Sisters - Card Sketch Challenge with Lucy
Card Sketch Challenge with Lucy
Time again for another card sketch challenge in the forum
Here is your sketch:

He Fulfills His Promises
"For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory"(II Corinthians 1:20).
TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria

What is it in your life that you used to be excited about? Are there dreams that you’ve pushed down, goals that you’ve let go of? Too often, because those dreams seem to be taking a long time, or because we’ve been through some disappointments, we become complacent. It’s easy to just accept the fact that “it’s probably not going to happen for me.” But just because you gave up doesn’t mean God gave up. God never aborts a dream. He always fulfills His promises! That dream He placed in your heart may be pushed down by disappointments, setbacks, failures, or rejection. But know this; the seed is still alive.
The promise is still in you. You just need to get your fire back! That dream may look like it’s dead in the ground, but really, it’s just been planted. That means it’s coming back. It’s going to flourish! Our attitude should be “This may be taking a long time, and maybe I don’t see how it could happen, but I know God already has the completion date. I’m not going to give up on my dreams. I’m not going to go through life without goals, passion, or enthusiasm. No, I’m getting my vision back because I know God fulfills His promises!
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your faithfulness to me! I ask that You breathe life into every dream and desire in my heart. I trust You with the unknowns and believe that You are working all things out for my good. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

He is the Author and Finisher
(I will continue to post the Joel and Victoria's Daily word, Because i truly think there are people reading my blog on the daily basis, that need... it .. if you open your heart and minds and Let GOD! in you too will be Blessed)
"Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith…"(Hebrews 12:1-2a).
TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria
Do you ever feel like there are major obstacles in your path to fulfilling your destiny? Maybe you don’t see how you could ever accomplish your dreams, or how you can get well, or how a legal situation will ever get resolved. Maybe the negative thoughts are telling you “It’s over. Just accept it. It’s never going to get any better.” But my encouragement to you is that God is a faithful God! He’s called the Author and the Finisher of our faith. God will never start something that He cannot finish. That promise He put in your heart—that you’re going to be healed, that you’re coming out of debt, that your family will be restored—God has every intention of bringing those promises to pass.
When God put the dream in your heart, He already had a completion date. He can already see it done. You may not see how it can happen. It may be taking a long time. All the odds are against you. But if you’ll just keep believing, keep praying, and keep being your best, then God promises He is going to finish what He started in you!
Father God, thank You for being the Author and Finisher of my faith. I choose to submit every area of my mind, will, and emotions to You. I invite You to have Your way in me and complete what You’ve started in my life. In Jesus’ Name. Amen

Monday, May 25, 2009

Sunday Is On the Way

"They will flog Him and kill Him; and on the third day He will rise again"(Luke 18:33, AMP).
TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria
Every year all over the world, people honor Good Friday as they day Jesus was crucified. It was the darkest, most painful, discouraging day of His life. To others, it looked as if it was over. It looked as if His enemies had gotten the best of Him. But God had other plans. Jesus’ enemies put Him in the grave on Friday celebrating their victory, but Sunday morning was a different story. The grave could not hold Him. Death couldn’t contain Him. The forces of darkness couldn’t stop Him. On the third day, Jesus came out of the grave and He said, “I was dead, but now I am alive forevermore.”
One principle that the resurrection teaches us is that God will always finish what He started. No matter how dark it looks, no matter how long it’s been, no matter how many people are trying to push you down; if you will stay in faith, God will always take you from Friday to Sunday. You will see your day of breakthrough because God will complete what He started.If you are going through a dark time today, remember that your day of resurrection, your “Sunday” is on the way! Keep standing, keep believing, because soon you will rise up into the higher places He has in store for you!
Father in heaven, thank You for Your resurrection power that is alive in me. I choose to keep my eyes on You, the Author and Finisher of my faith. Thank You that my day of breakthrough is on its way! In Jesus’ Name. Amen!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

(I love this idea)
Heart Shaped Unity Sand Ceremony Set
The heart unity sand ceremony is another way to make a sand ceremony even more meaningful. By adding a third vase you are able to add another symbolic element to this event. Incorporate your priest, child or have the third vase represent your shared spiritual beliefs. The engravable central bottle, with glass stopper, creates a beautiful reminder that will preserve the moment for years to come. This 6 piece set includes a heart shaped bottle with glass stopper, 2 large heart vases, 1 small heart vase and 1 metal display stand. Sand in your choice of color sold separately.

Good Morning .. Just wanted to post a pictures of today project.. I'm going to try and re pot this plant.. Not really sure how to do that .. But hopefully with God's Blessing It will live.. It's in Shock right now for being relocated.. Yeah I didn't realize that Plants also can go into shock from being relocated to a area in there life that is no longer familiar.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Often when we count our blessings we forget many of them. Now the following gives us some of the blessings to count! If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the million who won't survive the week. If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture or the pangs of starvation, yo u are ahead of 20 million people around the world. If you can attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death, you are more blessed than almost three billion people in the world. If you have food in your refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75% of this world. If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace, you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy. If your parents are still married and alive, you are very rare, especially in this World today. If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful, &nb sp; you are blessed because the majority can, but most do not. If you can hold someone's hand, hug them or even touch them on the shoulder, you are blessed because you can offer God's healing touch. If you can read this message, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read anything at all. ; You are so blessed in ways you may never even know. So let us; Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever. Amen. ( Psalms 118:29 )
Leave the Way Open
"Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave the way open for [God's] wrath; for it is written, Vengeance is Mine, I will repay (requite), says the Lord"(Romans 12:19, AMP).
TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria

We all go through situations where we’re not being treated fairly. Maybe somebody is talking behind your back or trying to make you look bad, maybe you were overlooked for a promotion or cheated in a business deal. When we’re being mistreated, the natural thing is to try to defend ourselves and set the record straight. Human nature wants to get even and get revenge. But the scripture says, “Vengeance is Mine… says the Lord.” That means God wants to make your wrongs right. He wants to pay you back for every unfair thing that has happened. He is a God of justice.
Notice what today’s scripture says: you can either avenge yourself or you can let God be your avenger, but you can’t have it both ways. If you take matters into your own hands, then God is going to step back and say, “Go ahead, do it your way. Looks like you don’t need My help.” But on the other hand, if we choose to stay on the high road and say, “No, I’m going to let God be my avenger and trust God to bring justice into my life”, then you are leaving the way open for God to move mightily on your behalf!

Heavenly Father, I humbly come to You asking that You be my vindicator. I choose to release all those who have hurt me and every wrong done to me. Fill me with your peace and love. I trust that You are working on my behalf, and I look for Your goodness in my life. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Sacrifice of Praise
"Through Him, therefore, let us constantly and at all times offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, which is the fruit of lips that thankfully acknowledge and confess and glorify His name"(Hebrews 13:15, AMP).
TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria

The Bible tells us there are many ways to praise and worship God— but have you ever thought about what it means to offer a sacrifice of praise? It means that we acknowledge God above our circumstances. We live our lives in such a way that we honor and glorify Him no matter what is going on around us. We rejoice in all things.
For example, when somebody offends you and you feel like giving them a piece of your mind, but instead you just smile, do you know what you just did? You were saying with your actions, “I am living at a higher level. I am acknowledging God in every circumstance.” On the freeway, when someone cuts you off and you’re just about to tell them what you think, but instead you look over and smile, that’s giving a sacrifice of praise. Remember, God promises to dwell among the praises of His people. When you continually offer up praise, you are inviting God’s presence and power into every area of your life!
Father in heaven, I choose to praise and glorify You in all circumstances. Help me, by Your Spirit, to be a light and example to the world around me. Thank You for working in my heart. I bless You today and always. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Wedding announcements going out soon. This layout was done to save that date for the wedding .. Robert Wilson and Barbara Graves will be wed on Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 in Raleigh, NC... That date is Tight!

You like this Lawanda - After 2 1/2 years you still give me Butterflies.....

The Bible said you rep what you sow.. You Sow Love that why you get so much love in return...GOD works in the overflow!

Sorry I didn't post this sooner but when Bruce came on Monday this was my mother's day gift.... It's out engagement picture carved on a Glass heart...... It's sitting on the Mantel.. It's so nice... I'll try to get a better picture soon.

Me living Out LOUD!

Lawanda and Mike my sister and brother in Christ that I'm so Glad to have been blessed with them to be a part of my life.. life is so much fuller with you positive/blessed and highly favored people in it... My glory goes to GOD!

If the picture looks funny that because i was taking the picture Thur the window from the guest room on the 2nd floor.. Bruce was giving Najee Driving lessons.....

Yes that Najee behind the wheel.. after he finished i had to change the mirrors the seat the steering wheel... WOW! he only had a 1hours lesson.....Can his feet touch the peddles.. oh well...

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Here is the New BLOG for all or most of the wedding stuff .. it's and open site.. so you just have to click this link.

Thanks and yes you can leave comments and I'll answer of just shot me and email Wedding related to.....

Thanks for asking all that are interested!
Have a Blessed Day!
Hello Friend and Family - Meeting went great yesterday with the Pastor for the Wedding plans and updates.... He asked very important question and got a lot of background on Myself and Bruce.. But all in all it was a wonderful Visit. He gave use this assigment that he give to all cuouple looking to be married at Elevation Baptist Church.
Before You Say "I Do": A Marriage Preparation Manual for Couples (Paperback)by H. Norman Wright (Author), Wes Roberts (Author)
You have to read and study this Christian word as a Couple.....So we started last night, some really exciting things that GOD wants you to know before. Making that Big step..... Whether you make that step in you 20's, 30's, 40's or 50's or much later in life.. This will truly be the biggest step that you will be making.....Cause as the Bible said it's FOREVER!.....
I really enjoyed reading so far with Bruce, he has his copy and i have mine so we will have to most of the studying over the phone.. in the early part of July we will have another meeting with the Pastor T.L. Carmichael Sr. of Elevation Baptist Church.....
After leaving the meeting, I went over to Michael's and A.C.Moore that is were I found the same invitation Micheal's had them for 39.99 @ 25% off this week only, but at A.C.Moore they had them on Clearance for 21.99 and then I had a 20% off coupon for this week so I Paid 17.08 for 248 pieces...I'll be having a meeting soon with all my Girlfriend that have offered to help me plan the wedding.....
( Ladies i'll keep you posted on the 1st meetings date)
So look a here the Bargain are already starting to flow ..... Cause YES I'm on a Budget.....
To GOD be all my Glory.....
Because the invites are White I'll be adding some chalk and some yellow flowers that you see here that was 5.99 and ( yes the coupon Queen had a coupon) I had a A.C. Moore coupon that you can also us in Michael's for 50% off and Igot those for 3.19.....What a Blessing.....