I also make cards. That's another hobby. It's fun and somewhat relaxing. I belong to a card swap at the local scrapbook store. We meet once a month, 8 of us ladies and exchange our cards that have a "theme" for that month. So many great ideas. :)
I have 5 pen pals. Two live in IN, one in WA, one in VA and one in IL. My IL pen pal and I have been writing to each other for 10 years, I think. The newest one from WA , we have been writing for 3 years. One of them is also a stamper and we send each other our homemade cards. She also does the ATC cards. She has great ideas. We have also met. She and her husband "Stopped" by two summers ago. It was a very nice visit. I little short, but we did manage to go to a great paper/stamping store. That was my IL pen pal. I'm thinking I'd like to visit her. It's a long drive, about 7 hours. We'll see.
Sundays are a struggle for me. I go to church alone. Husband has NO desire to go. He doesn't care if I go. It's a bit of a drive to my church. About 20 minutes. To me it's a large church. About 900+ people attend, less in the summer. It's a new building and doesn't "feel" like a church. I can find any excuse NOT to go. Sometimes I have a pity party on the way there. Oh, poor, Deb...
I was sitting in the middle, now I sit in the 2Nd row, right up front by the aisle. It feels better up there. Not as "big". I was sitting alone, once again, poor Deb. I keep telling myself, "it's about God", Not Me. Then the worship pastor starts singing and I'm SO glad I'm there. There is a nice young couple that sit next to me :) We are pew pals. They have prayed with me one Sunday when I was overwhelmed, as well as the Pastor. I am Blessed Every Sunday when I go. The music and message from the Pastor are "right-on". Today I wasn't feeling "loved". Pastor talked about how God spreads salve on our "wounds" to heal us, because He Love Us. That was for ME.
Blessing for today: GOD KNOWS MY HEART. GOD LOVES ME/YOU. It truly isn't about me and when I remember this I am Blessed.
Blessing are there, I need to be there too.