Why Scraps of Grace you ask??? Primarily because it is through God's grace that I am able to do what I love...scrapbooking, cardmaking, basically anything that has beautiful paper and embellishments involved. This is also a place to share my work as well as whatever is on my heart. A creative outlet for the mind, body, and soul.

I encourage you to relax, read, and browse a while and I hope that your day will be brightened and blessed by what you encounter.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

My Calling...

So I finally got started on this 8 x 8 album that I received as a gift a couple of years ago. I decided quite some time back that the album would contain pages about me...things that are important to me as well any other information that I want passed on to future generations. My motivation for doing this came when I realized that most of my pages were about other people and that someday when I am no longer here, I want my family and friends to know what things were important to me. A little morbid I know but there is so much that makes up a person and so few of us document what makes us tick. So there you have it...

This layout focuses on my part-time job but it's really my calling. It is what God has gifted me to do for this season of my life. The photo is of one of the babies that I had the honor of watching from the time she was 8 weeks old. She has since graduated to the next classroom and I miss her cuddles and smiles so much. The journaling reads "It is the babies in our church that have touched my heart in such an incredible way that I know it is exactly where the Lord wants me to be right now. Caring for these precious little hearts so their parents can attend services or classes. Through children, like sweet Selah, I see God's perfection so precisely. They bless me so much!
Jeremiah 29:11 says "For I know the plans that I have for you, to prosper you, and not to harm you, to give you a future and a hope."

I absolutely love being the classroom coordinator in the "angelfish room" (ages 6 weeks to 12 months) at my church. It doesn't matter how stressful a week I've had, I can go in that room, play with babies, feed babies, snuggle babies, and comfort babies - I walk out of there a changed person so incredibly blessed by those precious gifts from God. I am so blessed that this is where God has put me.
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1 comment:

S said...

Gorjuss layout! Just popped over from Fiskarsland to say hi.