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Friday, July 27, 2012

Reason to Smile Promotion

Do you want to get the "Reason to Smile" promotion for FREE?  Place your order of $50 with me by July 30th.  Just shoot me an email with the goodies you want, etc!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Dog's Inner Strength Title

Dog's Flowers If you can start the day without caffeine,

If you can get going without pep pills,

If you can always be cheerful
ignoring aches and pains,

If you can resist complaining and
boring people with your troubles,

Dog's Flowers If you can eat the same food everyday and be grateful for it,

If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,

If you can overlook it when those you love take it out on you when, through no fault of yours, something goes wrong,

Dog Flowers If you can take criticism and
blame without resentment,

If you can ignore a friend's limited education and never correct him,

If you can resist treating a rich friend better than a poor friend,

Dog's Flowers If you can face the world
without lies and deceit,

If you can conquer tension
without medical help,

If you can relax without liquor,

If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,...

Then You Are Probably
The Family Dog!
Sina Family Dog with Inner Strength

Friday, July 13, 2012

We talk about our struggles.
We're friends, fellow travelers on this journey. She keeps repeating a phrase, "I'm the girl who...."
It's the phrase I've heard from the lips of hundreds of women. From my own too.
We face a challenge and redefine ourselves by it.

Here are some I've said:
I'm the girl who has social anxiety.
I'm the girl who has depression.
I'm the girl who can't have children.

Those sentences trap us, limit us, make us believe we are our worst moments.

I clear my throat and whisper quietly into the phone what has set me free...
"That's not who you are, friend, it's where you are right now."

She sighs with relief and says the words that are like candy for my ears, "You need to write about this on your blog." So here we are. Because I need to hear this truth more than once...and maybe you do too.
Your struggle is not your identity.
It's your location at the moment.

If there were spiritual GPS, we could locate your spot in the desert. Imagine you did so with me and I said, "This place is my identity forever." You'd shake your head and say, "You're on your way to the Promised Land! This is just a temporary stop!"

Then you'd remind me...
I'm the girl who is God's daughter.
I'm the girl with strengths placed within me for a purpose.
I'm the girl who's unconditionally loved by Someone who can get me through anything.

Where we are in life changes.
Who we are stays the same wherever we may go.
Where are you today, friend?
And who are you, really?

Words of encouragement by Holley Gerth. For more hope and encouragement, visit her blog Heart to Heart with Holley. And to receive Free Devotionals from Holley, Click Here to subscribe by e-mail.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Reason to Smile

Promotion dates: July 1-31, 2012
Promotion Details: During July, you and your customers have the opportunity to purchase an exclusive stamp set, available only through this special offer! Get the Reason to Smile Set-up to a $20.95 value-for just $5 when you spend $50 on any Stampin' Up! products. Flyer
Things to Remember Customer Order Details: •Spend $50 on any current Stampin' Up! products to get the exclusive Reason to Smile Set for just $5. •Orders may be placed on any order type (customer, demonstrator, workshop, or online). •There is a limit of one (1) set per customer. •You will be prompted to enter the $5 Item Number for a qualifying purchase. •The Reason to Smile Set is exclusive to this promotion and will not be available after July 31, 2012. •Deadlines: ◦Phone: Tuesday, July 31, 2012; 6:50 PM (MT) ◦OEX and online: Tuesday, July 31, 2012; 11:50 PM (MT) Samples