Thursday, March 27, 2014
Read: Genesis 26:7-11
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (2Timothy 1:7)
Isaac, a Patriarch of faith, deceived Abimelech. Isaac cowardly went behind Rebecca in fear, because he was new in town. When the men of Gerar inquired about Rebecca, Isaac basically said, “she is my sister”. He feared to say, “she is my wife”. He feared they would kill him to get her because she was so beautiful (Gen. 26:7). Eventually, the king of the Philistines stepped in to defend Rebecca, but not before saying indignantly, “one of my people might easily have taken your wife and slept with her, and you would have made us guilty of great sin” (Gen. 26:10).
Fear can cause us to do things we wouldn’t normally do. It can paralyze us into inaction or induce us to sacrifice those closest to us. It entices us to violate our core values. Have you ever lied to protect yourself? God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love and self-discipline.
So, what are we to do with our fear?
If we focus on God’s faithfulness in the past, we can face crises with confidence rather than with fear, despair and complaining. To overcome fear we must think more about God’s love. Perfect love expels all fear (1Jn 4:18).
Prayer: O Lord, in your Holy name, I declare myself free from the spirit of fear and frustration.
PEACE ON EARTH!
(From ‘The Voice of Christ Today, 2014 Edition’ Daily Inspiration for Personal and Family Devotion, Page 92. A publication of The World International Sacred Peace Movement, Grouped Soul).
So I’ve been playing around with the idea of a bejeweled necklace for a while now (since January actually) and was unsure how it would turn out since I’ve run out of E6000 glue (sobs) and didn’t think any other glue would hold up. Anyways I decided to give it a go and here we are. Tada….crowd applause…flashing camera lights…hehehe
Don’t you just love how it adorns my neck and looks pretty expensive too. Not to worry, it’s really quick and easy (as I like most of my projects to be) 🙂
- Curb chain
- Sew-on gemstones
- End clasps
1. Cut out the curb chain to your desired length. Don’t make it too long so that it sits well on your neck with the gemstones on top. You might wanna try it on first before attaching the stones. Also, make sure you use curb chain because it has a flat surface where the back of the stones can rest. Attach the end clasps and lay the chain flat on your work surface. Yeah, I had to work with my laptop table 😉
2. Decide where you are going to start attaching the stones. I started 8 links after one end of the necklace and stopped 8 links before the other end. Apply glue to the back of a gemstone and attach the stone to the first chain link. Leave the 2nd and 3rd links blank and attach a gemstone to the 4th link. Now I started with the Bostik glue and changed my mind because it said to dry for 24 hours and I just couldn’t wait. So I switched to UHU Power because it dries instantly. Impatient me, yeah? 🙂
3. Repeat until you have attached the desired number of stones leaving 2 links between each stone. You may use a single color or you might wanna play with different colors – I used black and amber yellow.
It looks really lovely and I’ve got so many great compliments, I kinda wear it every day now. Somebody stop me (in Jim Carrey’s voice). Ok really, I need to stop….lol
I’m gonna make them in many different color combinations and put them up for sale. Hmmm…. I might even use these stones to make them. And then maybe some bracelets. Hit me up if you are interested.
What’s your favourite color combination? Do let me know in the comments section – it would mean the world to hear from you 🙂
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So I saw this DIY on Pinterest and I decided to make me one with a tshirt that Lynxxx gave me about 3 years ago (yeah, I’m famzing). What do you think?
Now I know what to do to all my old T-shirts. This will be great for all my dance classes…yaya! Oh, I can make a zillion of them 🙂
See ya soon. Off to my salsa class (yeah, its Thursday already)
Lot of love,
I hope I never get used to this. I DIY something and hook up to a link party. Next thing you know, my work is featured! Wooohooo!! It is almost unbelievable. I’ve been linking up at Rebecca’s link party since last year and I must say, she does throw a great party at her blog My Girlish Whims. Plus its an opportunity to meet very many talented geniuses. You should check it out.
So I link up my DIY Multistrand Chain and Bead Necklace at Rebecca’s party and my work was featured alongside other really great talents. I’m totally elated about it and here’s my badge to show how happy I am 🙂
Ok, now on to my latest indulgence. I went to the market to shop around for inspiration and here’s what I found;
Sew-On Gems (big sizes)
Sew-On Gems (small and medium sizes)
Twisted Gold Chain (about 2 yards)
Bag Decor Findings
Rolo Chain (about 2 yards)
That’s it. I do love the sew-on gems and lot and the bag decor findings are filling my mind with endless possibilities. I can hardly wait to get a-crafting.
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Read: Jeremiah. 3:14-25
“Turn, O backsliding children saith the Lord for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion” (Jer. 3:14).
God urges His wayward children to return home and promises to bring them back from wherever He scattered them. That is still His message to all who have strayed from His path. Often we reject those who have backslidden, but God still calls them to return to Him. God will give them leaders who will guide them with wisdom in His ways. How do we lead those God has placed in our charge; in His wisdom or in our own thoughts and ways?
How amazing is the love of a father for his wayward son as displayed by King David! Absalom’s main plan was to kill his father at all cost so he would replace him as king. In the midst of all these, the king was very concerned that no harm should come to his rebellious son. He hated Absalom’s rebellion, of course, but he did not cease to love him as his son (2Sam. 18:1-18).
David’s example is a pointer to how God hates our sins, but loves sinners like you and me. He longs for us to forsake our rebellion so that we should not perish, but return to the welcoming arms of a loving Heavenly Father.
Prayer: Dear Lord, help me to turn back to you so that I may please you and fulfill your will for my life.
PEACE ON EARTH!
(From ‘The Voice of Christ Today, 2014 Edition’ Daily Inspiration for Personal and Family Devotion, Page 77. A publication of The World International Sacred Peace Movement, Grouped Soul).
I know that ‘color blocking’ is not as in vogue as it was in the last 3 years but I don’t care 🙂
So I got this metal necklace from the same flea market in Lagos Island where I got the materials for my DIY Seed Beads & Metal Necklace and my Filigree, Spray Paint and Bead Mix Necklace. It was kinda dull and I didn’t think spraying it with gold was a great idea the time. I wanted something more colourful, plus I was looking for a good excuse to open the new tubes of acrylic paint I had just bought….hehehe. Anyways, here’s a quick picture tutorial of what I did. It’s really quick and easy, I tell you.
I really like how it turned out. I made DIYed this in the night and wore it under my white collared shirt to work the next day. Remember my basket of compliments? It was full by the time I got home 🙂 ….Awesomeness!
I’ve been looking for acrylic paint in pastel colours. That would look really chic. Tell me, what colour combinations would you use?
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Have fun my lovelies.
Lots of love,
Sunday, March 09, 2014
Read: 1Thess. 2:13-18
“Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us” (1Thes. 2:18).
Does it disturb you to read that a servant of God can be blocked by the devil from doing what he believes to be the will of God? If it does, remember that nothing happens without God’s knowledge, nor contrary to His direct or permissive will. The devil’s hindering of Paul, resulted in great benefit to Christians. Because the apostle couldn’t speak to the Thessalonians personally, he wrote them this epistle which is a source of rich blessing and comfort to believers down through the centuries.
Joseph’s brothers feared that he would seek revenge, but he said, “Ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring it to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive” (Gen. 50:20).
It is a comfort to know that nothing happens apart from the will of our heavenly Father! He is all-wise, all-knowing and all-powerful. Under God’s sovereign control, evil can be turned around to accomplish His good purposes. God can bring showers of blessing out of storms of adversity.
Prayer: Dear Father, I ask that you turn my present predicament around for my good in Jesus name. Amen.
PEACE ON EARTH!
(From ‘The Voice of Christ Today, 2014 Edition’ Daily Inspiration for Personal and Family Devotion, Page 74. A publication of The World International Sacred Peace Movement, Grouped Soul).