Monday, July 27, 2015

Roses Of Inspiration #30

Hi friends!
I hope each and every one of you had a lovely weekend.
Can you believe this is the last week in July?!
I'm not sure where the time went, but it certainly went somewhere fast!

I want to warmly welcome you to Roses of Inspiration
and may I say "Thank you" for joining the fun this week.
As always, I am very thankful for the time you take to link up
and it brings great joy to my heart to see your wonderful posts.




Let's start with some beautiful features.

Roses of Inspiration Features. . .
If you were featured than please feel free to take the "I was featured" button.
Simply copy the HTML code and paste it onto your blog.

The Enchanting Rose

Please do not pin from my site!
Go to the original source and pin from there IF it is okay with the blog owner!


. . . { Sweet Tooth Inspiration } . . .
There were so many yummy recipes from last week
that I couldn't pick just one :)


shared this beautiful cake made with homemade butter cream frosting.



shared a tasty recipe for old fashioned blueberry crisp.



shared a tempting gooey butter cake recipe with us.



shared this decadent caramel drizzle pie.



shared a lovely recipe for peach pie scones - what a delicious treat during the summer.



. . . { Creative Inspiration } . . .


showed us how she has transformed thrifted frames into works of beauty.



. . . { Simple Beauty Inspiration } . . .


showed us how simple beauty can be the loveliest.



If you are new to our party than here are the basics. . .


{ 1 }
You can link up anything that your heart desires. . .
{please keep it family friendly}

crafting - recipes - encouragement
Scripture - devotionals - photography
healthy living - gardening - home living
sewing - crochet/knitting - fashion
beauty - tea time - home decor - etc

{ 2 }
You can link up as many posts as you want
and they can be posts you have written today, last week, last month, or last year.

{ 3 }
There will be fun giveaways throughout the year.
I will simply add up the amount of people who participated in one of the link ups,
write the numbers down on paper and draw the number of the winner.
So if you link-up more than one post you will have a greater chance of winning.
These giveaways will be random

so you never know which link up I will choose for a giveaway.

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Below is a button available for your sidebar
to let others know about Roses of Inspiration.

The Enchanting Rose


Please take a few minutes to visit at least two blogs. . .
everyone loves a visit and comments.
I look forward to seeing what you share and I will be around to visit throughout the week.
Have fun, sweet friends, and enjoy your day!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

God Understands

Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of all mercies, and the God of all comfort;
who comforteth us in all our tribulation,
that we may be able to comfort them which are in trouble,
by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted by God.
- 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4 -




God understands your sorrow, He sees the falling tear,
And whispers, "I am with thee," Then falter not, nor fear.

God understands your heartache, He knows the bitter pain;
O, trust Him in the darkness, You cannot trust in vain.

God understands your weakness, He knows the tempter's pow'r;
And He will walk beside you however dark the hour.

Refrain
He understands your longing, 
your deepest grief He shares;
Then let Him bear your burden,
He understands, and cares.
- Oswald J. Smith -




Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins,
but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces.
Sanctified afflictions are often spiritual promotions.
- Matthew Henry -




Be still, my soul: thy God doth undertake
To guide the future as He has the past.
Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake;
All now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still my soul: the waves and winds still know
His voice who ruled them while He dwelt below.
- Katharina Von Schlegel -


Have a blessed Lord's Day, dear ones!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Tell Your Story In A Special Journal

Preserve your memories,
keep them well,
what you forget
you can never retell.
- Louisa May Alcott -




Do you keep a journal, my friends?
Do you write down your thoughts, your joys, and your sorrows?
Do you share your adventures and mishaps on paper?

Don't forget - no one else sees the world the way you do,
so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell.
- Charles de Lint -




I have taken a simple journal that I found at Michael's
and transformed it into a pretty piece of writing material-
the pages are empty and ready for a story. . .

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.
- William Wordsworth -




Here is what I did, sweet friends. . .
I picked out the lace, stickers, and embellishments that would adorn the journal;
I went with soft colors.




I applied hot glue to the inside of the front cover of the journal
and attached the end of the lace.
Then, I applied hot glue on the outer part of the journal 
and pressed the lace onto it for a secure hold
and wrapped around to the back.




There was an ugly sticker on the back of the journal
so I picked it off the best that I could,
but there was still sticker residue left and it didn't look too pretty!




So I applied fabric tags and a sticker to cover the ugliness.
It looks much better, don't you think?




Some delicate paper doilies were tucked in between the pages.




Write until it becomes as natural as breathing.




On the front of the journal I added some sweet pearls
and a dainty butterfly.




My aim is to put down on paper
what I see and what I feel
in the best and simplest way.
- Ernest Hemingway -

Happy journaling, dear friends :)




Love and hugs to you!

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Use the coupon code
JULY15
at my Etsy shop for 15% off your entire order.
Good until the end of July.

Linking up with ;

Monday, July 20, 2015

Roses Of Inspiration Linkup #29

It's a brand new week, sweet friends,
and it's time for another Roses of Inspiration party.
Oh, how I LOVE seeing your beautiful posts
and I am always so thankful for the time you take to come by and link up.
Before we get started I have a little announcement. . .

Last Wednesday I announced my Etsy shop
Rose Petal Blessings
reopened after being closed for a year.
I am very grateful for the love and support that I received from you, dear friends.
Starting today I am having a Christmas in July SALE and
  you can receive 15% off your entire order 
by simply entering JULY15 when you check out.
I offer FREE SHIPPING to all USA orders :)
This coupon code is good for all items listed in my shop
and I have just added some fun and shabby Christmas items
such as ornaments and stockings.
Come by and take a peek.
Rose Petal Blessings.





Now let's be inspired!



Let's start with some beautiful features.

Roses of Inspiration Features. . .
If you were featured than please feel free to take the "I was featured" button.
Simply copy the HTML code and paste it onto your blog.

The Enchanting Rose

Please do not pin from my site!
Go to the original source and pin from there IF it is okay with the blog owner!


. . . { Lovely Inspiration } . . .

shared a beautiful post about supporting loveliness in the world.



. . . { Recipe Inspiration } . . .


shared a sweet recipe for raspberry tarts.



. . . { Quilting Inspiration } . . .


shared her lovely quilt with us.



. . . { Encouraging Inspiration } . . .


shared a powerful post about the housewife and how God views her.



. . . { Canning Inspiration } . . .


shared a tasty canning recipe for squash butter



. . . { Sweet Treats Inspiration } . . .

shared her beautiful chocolate roses.
I love roses and if they're chocolate than that makes them even better! :)



If you are new to our party than here are the basics. . .


{ 1 }
You can link up anything that your heart desires. . .
{please keep it family friendly}

crafting - recipes - encouragement
Scripture - devotionals - photography
healthy living - gardening - home living
sewing - crochet/knitting - fashion
beauty - tea time - home decor - etc

{ 2 }
You can link up as many posts as you want
and they can be posts you have written today, last week, last month, or last year.

{ 3 }
There will be fun giveaways throughout the year.
I will simply add up the amount of people who participated in one of the link ups,
write the numbers down on paper and draw the number of the winner.
So if you link-up more than one post you will have a greater chance of winning.
These giveaways will be random

so you never know which link up I will choose for a giveaway.

* * * * * * * * * * *

Below is a button available for your sidebar
to let others know about Roses of Inspiration.

The Enchanting Rose


Please take a few minutes to visit at least two blogs. . .
everyone loves a visit and comments.
I look forward to seeing what you share and I will be around to visit throughout the week.
Have fun, sweet friends, and enjoy your day!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Sweet Peace, The Gift Of God's Love

Great peace have they which love Thy law;
and nothing shall offend them.
- Psalm 119:165 -




There comes to my heart one sweet strain,
A glad and a joyous refrain;
I sing it again and again-
Sweet peace, the gift of God's love.




Thru Christ on the cross peace was made,
My debt by His death was all paid;
No other foundation is laid
For peace, the gift of God's love.




When Jesus as Lord I had crowned,
My heart with this peace did abound;
In Him the rich blessing I found-
Sweet peace, the gift of God's love.




In Jesus for peace I abide,
And as I keep close to His side,
There's nothing but peace doth betide-
Sweet peace, the gift of God's love.




Chorus
Peace, peace, sweet peace!
Wonderful gift from above!
O wonderful, wonderful peace!
Sweet peace, the gift of God's love!
- Peter P. Bilhorn -




Drop Thy still dews of quietness till all our striving cease;
Take from our souls the strain and stress,
And let our ordered lives confess
The beauty of Thy Peace.
- John Greenleaf Whittier -


'Tis far, far better to let Him choose the way that we should take,
If only we thus leave our life with Him,
He will guide without mistake.
- Unknown -




May each one of you have a beautiful and peaceful Sunday.
Many blessings to you!
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