Sunday, July 30, 2006
You know, God is really amazing. The thing that always blows me away is how He knows our future.
Every little detail.
He allows things to happen in our lives,
puts desires in our hearts because He KNOWS what is coming.
So for the past three weeks I've been flowing with ideas for teaching classes. I have a spiral notebook that I jot down ideas in and there are pages full of notes I've written, sketches I've drawn, projects I've been inspired by... but why was I doing this? I had no idea. I just knew the ideas were coming and knowing me, I had to write them down or they'd be lost soon. I had even written a long blog post about 2 weeks ago all about "what do I do with all of these ideas when it's so hard to teach on a regular basis?" Wow, I really wish I had published that blog entry. But it felt a little whiney to me, so I just erased it. It helped me to write it all down and allowed me to nail down what I was feeling...but I so wish I had published it. I had no "big picture" for all of the creative flow. I just recorded it, blogged about it, erased it, and waited on the Lord. (frustrating like you wouldn't believe!) :D
Enter Pink Martini Designs. At the very last minute of their design team call I decided to send some of my ideas and work to Amy Goldstein, the founder and owner. She called me, we chatted for a while, and she offered me a spot on their amazing design team. WOW, I was thrilled! I shared with my scrapbooking friends and my family. And then it hit me. THIS is why I had all of those ideas flowing! THIS is where I'm supposed to direct that creativity. You see, Pink Martini Designs sells scrapbooking class kits to scrapbook stores. So the design team develops projects, turning project ideas into classes for teachers. This is the place for all of those ideas I have in that notebook. Isn't that amazing? God is pretty cool like that. I'm sure glad HE is in charge. :D
Of course I'll still be teaching sometimes, but this is the perfect outlet and opportunity for my schedule.
God is good!
Oh.....the photo above is of some really cute little felt and crochet flowers I picked up at Walmart! Aren't they fun? 97 cents a package, baby! They were in the aisle with the ribbon by the roll. You can click here to see more detail...
"Delight yourself in the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass." ~ Psalm 37:4,5