Saturday, April 29, 2023

My view and glimmers of joy

I thought I’d share…. 

My view and my glimmers of joy…..

(And) Something I’ve been working on. 

Finding (even when it’s small or feels impossible) little glimmers of hope and joy. Naming out loud five things that went well. Start in the morning. Do it again in the afternoon. Meet these thoughts in the evening. 

Today I attending a celebration of life in a baby shower. Last night and lately I’ve been on my knees for a dear friend who’s in a terribly dark place. I was in a dark place before that even. 

Waves 🌊 of life can feel like a fierce riptide. One that pulls you under and disorients you to His blessings and plans for you. 

Have you ever been caught in a riptide?  It’s terrifying, disorienting, dark and tossed about like a rag doll with no power of your own. You are upside down and right side up and you just don’t know. 

Remember…. A thief does not come to steal from an empty house 🏡. There is value. The more you are under attack… could it be to distract you from what God is doing? 

His healing? Providing? 

His being with you in the darkness. Maybe getting out of my darkness was joining another’s battle and taking it before the Lord…. 

Take it before the Lord. Join others in their battles. Seek out the sunsets 🌅 of life and absorb the glow of it, make it your own, become a moon 🌝 and reflect it to others even. 

What are your five glimmers of joy today?

Comment 👩‍💻📲 below 👇🏼 and let us know!! 

Crafty Blessings ~ Jamie mwah 💋 

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Jamie is so passionate and creative about making cards - and wants everyone else to join her in the fun! She is so encouraging and positive in her attitude, helping me along when I get frustrated - and then rejoicing with me at the finished product! I love going to her classes to get new ideas, learn techniques, and have loads of fun in the process. ~ Christine C.

Jamie has wicked awesome classes! If you don’t like a particular stamp or paper/ink color Jamie wants you to change it to suit your style! I did my sister-in-law’s entire bridal shower from invitations/thank you cards, party favors to decorations, it was quaint and whimsical! Everyone ooh’d and ahh’d! I’ve had lots of special requests for classes and Jamie delivers; she always has tasty treats and flavored coffees too ~Ashley W.

I have been attending Jamie's classes for over a year. Her ideas for cards are fresh and fun. She always tries to have several different styles of cards available, so everyone gets to make cards that fit their personal style. The techniques she shows each class can be used in many different applications. She is very patient teacher when instructing class members on how to use the Stampin Up products. ~ Carol D.

If I looked up the word sparkle in the dictionary, I would find Jamie Albanese picture there. I have had the sweet blessing of knowing Jamie and her family for over 5 years now. Every time I am with her I feel loved and inspired. When I am in one of her classes I feel my creative juices flow, as she encourages me to go outside my comfort zone. Jamie helped our girl scout troop make cards for a soldier who needed some encouragement!!! For any of you who have not been in one of Jamie's classes, please don't let another day slip by. She is a beautiful friend and she will become yours too. ~ Blessings, Karen:-)

Jamie has a great eye for style and flair, and it shows in her work. Yet she can pick up on your own individual style and makes great recommendations. I love that she is always flexible for last-minute decision maker mommies like me! So much fun to host craft events with your friends and family - that personal touch always means so much. ~ Adonna

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