Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sun Stand Still book review

I will hopefully be sharing a few crafty things on my blog this week, but first another book review. 
     This one is called Sun Stand Still-What Happens When you Dare to Ask God for the Impossible, by Steven Furtick.  The title is based on the story of Joshua who prayed to God for the sun to stand still so that the Israelites could defeat their enemies (Joshua 10:7-14).  God answered this seemingly impossible prayer with a "yes."  God answering "impossible" prayers doesn't end with Joshua.  The author shares stories from both the Bible and modern life where God has answered and done miraculous things. I like the way the author weaves stories into the book along with deep nuggets of truth (like nuggets of gold for your soul).  I also like how he challenges the reader over and over again to find out what God could do in his/her life if he/she believed and asked for the impossible.
     Here is a quote from the book that I liked, "On the one hand, I know that God is able to do anything.  On the other hand, I think he's willing to do this specific thing.  I know God can.  And I'm pretty sure that he will.  But I can't be completely sure.  That's where audacious faith comes in.  Audacity is believing that God's promise is bigger than my perhaps."
     I am not sure what audacious faith will look life in my life, but I am challenged to take that question to God and let Him answer that.  I need to be willing to step out and obey and trust Him whatever He asks.

Just like the last book, don't read this if you aren't willing to let it change your life.  The book calls for action on the reader's part, not just passive reading. :)

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. The review is my honest opinion of the book.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Felt Flower Clips

Before Christmas, a friend of mine showed me how to make felt flower pins/hair clips.  She had made these flowers with her Bible Study group and thought maybe some of my youth group girls would enjoy making them too.  Two of the girls came over during Christmas break and we had a blast making flower pins for winter accessories and flower clips for our hair.
After seeing how easy and fun these were to make I thought they would make a great birthday gift for one of my nieces who loves to play beauty shop with people's hair.  Here are the ones I made for her.

I put an alligator clip on the back so she can get them in and out of hair easily (and less painfully for the person whose hair she is using them in ;)


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