Friday, October 28, 2011

What I've Made 2

I thought that I would share with you some of the projects I've made and then kept for myself. Sometimes it's good to take some time and make something just for you.
Cross Stitching on crocheted canvas
So fun to make!

Friday, October 21, 2011

What I've Made

I thought that I would share with you some of the projects I've made and then kept for myself. Sometimes it's good to take some time and make something just for you.
My Snuggie.
Modeled by my sister Rebekkah.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

New Background

I got a new free background thanks to I Love It blog designs. Check it out!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Re-post Ministry Blessing or Burden?

        Have you ever become exhausted while doing ministry? I certainly have Even though God says not to become weary while doing good, I still find myself getting tired as I work on charity projects. I find my heart getting discouraged in the midst of God’s work. Many times I even take my eyes off the reason that I’m doing these things and just focus on getting it done. It becomes one more thing on my to do list.
         Lets face it ministry can become a burden. We can make a preemie baby blanket, but merely to put a check on our list. We can sing in church, but be filling the air with empty notes. We can help out at the nursing home, but be doing it just to get some brownie points. It’s easy to slip into the routine of going through the motions in ministry. But when the heart of ministry is gone, simply going through the motions won’t help. We soon end up tired, weary, and discouraged.
         But take heart, dear sister. We love a God of encouragement. He takes the poor, tired, dry, and burned out children and makes them whole again. He is a God of strength as well as love. He is a God of restoration as well as hope.
         If you feel weary, look to Him. Take time away from ministry to sit with Him and let Him renew you. Take a breath and let God fill you with His strength. When we focus on Him, he will give us all that we need.                  2 Corinthians 9:8 (NIV) And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. The pretty much covers everything doesn’t it?
         Don’t give up. Take time to seek God. He is with you and will help you.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

What I Made

During the Ministry Month Challenge I was so busy making and doing things that I did have time for pictures. But here at last is a picture of what I made during the challenge.

I know it doesn't look like much, but I wasn't able to make things everyday. But I enjoyed challenging myself. I pray that these will be a blessing. 
Have a great day, Rose

Friday, October 7, 2011

The Name

                Homemade Ministry
                It’s been over a year and a half since I started this blog. Wow! Time flies. It’s amazing what God does in your life.
                Yet in all that time I realized I had never done a post on why I decided to call this blog Homemade Ministry.
                As you have noticed I focus on hands on ministries. I love finding out about things that you can do from home, yet still bless others.
                The title is what I try to do every day. I try to make ministry from home (thus the name).
                What about you? What do think of the name?

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Ministry Month Challenge: Last Day

Last day of the Ministry Month Challenge. Wow. It's been an amazing month. I'm so thrilled at everything that I was able to do and everything that I got accomplished. '
Now I'll go back to regular posting. I pray that this was a blessing to you and that you were inspired.
God bless and keep you all, Rose