Saturday, April 30, 2011

Please Forward to Your Friends: Shopping to Benefit Inspired31 and Romanian Heart of Hope

Please Forward to Your Friends! ( I am so excited for the spring boutique, more pics tomorrow) You can click on the above "inspired design" to go to the actual blog...
(where you can double click on the pics and they get huge, so you can see detail!)
More Pics of Items (all proceeds to Inspired Design) This Wednesday!
Wednesday, May 4 11am-3pm
Roxanne and Hannah's Home * (Email us if you don't have address)
Tea & Scones, Music and Sunshine In The Garden

Above are our (Thank you God!) articles out this month, Family Circle, Cottages and Bungalows, Bill and Gloria Gaither's Homecoming, Canadian Home, Southern "Bella" Magazine...
Come have a cup of tea in the garden, and goodies made by Danica Blaisdale and Allison Miner! (Our Teens)

These fabulous terra cotta pots are available for purchase for your spring and summer plantings...Catalogue will be here for you to peruse..

Is there anything more beautiful than white dishes, on a white table? You can order any of the pieces above or below!

Romans 12:13 Practice Hospitality!
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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

On Radio Today Across Country and Preview Pics of Boutique

If you live far away, we can ship them, you can purchase on our website, let me know what you are interested in.....

These Pics are a small sampling our pieces for the day... Forward this to your friends, bring some friends, shop and and it ALL goes to ministry. Special orders, can be made from our catalogues as well. Slipcovered Sofa's, Vintage Serving Pieces, Candles, Sachets, Books and Teacup sets, Beautiful Linens, Vintage and New....

Antique Chairs (Picked up by Han & I in French Markets)

Beautiful French Antique Pickle Jars, We selected in Paris

Handselected by Dannah Gresh (Whose hubbie wanted Inspired to sell, as they believe in our vision so much) Thanks Dannah and Bob!

I get this pottery (luscious white and handmade) from Mexico (shipped) and it is my favorite of all. You can select pieces and take, or order a whole set. Ministry gets money, is there anything better? Shopping and Money goes to God's work? I can't think of anything better!

This beautiful French Antique is the sale item of the day. I am parting with it, because my beloved Inspired Design will benefit so much from the income that will generate. It is the pricey piece of the day. It is $3200. and can be delivered wherever you live.

On Radio Today on Salem's Christian Radio

Here is some preview pics of items for
May 4 Boutique to raise money Inspired Design
Roxanne & Hannah's Home*

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Sunshine and Grace, on the fourth this is the place

Sunshine and Grace
Easter in Southern California, yesterday was filled with sunshine...and grace. I was in Newport Beach at my parents and enjoyed a real celebration at their "Voyagers" church in Irvine, celebrating the resurrection of Christ, the cornerstone of our faith. Sunshine made the day a special celebration (with a new friend from Kentucky commenting that as I went out Saturday to take my mom to lunch and enjoy the sunshine, she commented they could barely go outside it was soo stormy)

On the 4th (Wednesday, May 4th) this is the Place...
for Scones & Tea, Music & Sunshine in My Garden
11am-4pm Roxanne's Home***, Please Reply
Shop some special goodies (Photographs tomorrow)
ALL proceeds to Inspired Design...
New & Old, and some special order items..books,
special teacups that Dannah Gresh sent us in honor of
***Hit reply and I will give you the address!

Salem Music Stations Mega Day Today and Tomorrow
Monday and Tuesday (April 25 & 26)
Inspired Design Book featured throughout the day, info. and drawings
Tune in to Hear....

"For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you’ll never walk alone. People, more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anybody. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself and the other for helping others."
Sam Levenson (Often quoted by Audrey Hepburn, but written by SL, and taken from his book!)

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

He who is without sin....Eastertime

Happy Easter, Thank God for his risen son, and Forgiveness...

I just had a conversation about forgiveness...a long one with a fairly distraught woman, hours and hours.
It all comes down can we NOT forgive, if we call ourselves Christians when God gave his only son to die on the cross for our sins?
Life can be so hard. Situations can be brutal. People can be mean. Sickness can be debilitating. Death is devestating, living without those we love here on earth.
How can we, so imperfect, not forgive? When we have been forgiven?

What if someone doesn't say they are sorry? What if they aren't sorry? What if they don't know their cruelty has affected your heart? ...the heart of your children? the heart of your husband or wife? What if they are continuously cruel, thoughtless, unkind?
What if they leave you out of everything?
What if they continue to be ugly....
What if they even call themself a Christian?

We are still told to forgive.
Forgive and Forget? No, that isn't biblical...according to our Pastor sometimes it is daily, sometimes hourly....but it is a verb, and an action, and our calling as Christian.

On this Easter I hope for you that your heart is full of forgiveness and peace! I hope if you need forgiveness you ask, those you may have hurt. I know you will receive it from Christ if you ask.

As you sit in church on Sunday, may God bless you beloved!
May the feeling of gratitude for a God that would sacrifice HIS son for you fill you with joy.
May you feel the joy of being forgiven and forgiving others.
Happy Easter

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Simple Moments

My "Baby Charlie"
Actually, he's my sister Michele & Eliot's, but they share him.

Since a picture says 1000 words...

The best things in life, aren't things...
Psalm 118:23!
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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Women in Christian Media:Inspiring Women

As I Write Timeless Tips, I think Back to WICM in Nashville Conference
for inspiration.....
I was asked to write a story for Bella Magazine (with Hannah) on Timeless Tips for Hospitality and Home, and although it is mostly written, something is still missing...Since I need some inspiration.....
I thought I'd share with you my notes (in that form) from some amazing women of faith, to inspire me :), on my break before I finish the article and hit "send".

Topic of Conference was Esther: For Such a Time as This! (Esther 4:14)
Kay Arthur (The most dynamic, poignant, truthful speaker whose style is unapologetic, yet grace-filled) was amazing! Her main point was to have an un-divided life. You can only serve ONE master. No man has two-masters. You can tell whose master is yours by the way you treat people. You need to understand the times we live in. (ISam8) He WAITED 7 days.... The lines are drawn. Don't limit God. Be brave, and do not flinch. Be trained for spiritual battle, able to handle your "spear", which is the word of God. The word is our plumbline. Bring everything you say under His authority. You are a precious (We) daughter of the King. Precious One: Mighty women of valor, be His faithful girl. Be all HE tells you to be. Do not be a hypocrite.

Jennifer O'Neil (Actress, Producer & Outspoken on Excellence and God's Message in the Media) We should be like minded, in the world, but not of it. Struck me deeply: God always says "Come Here" (To teach us, perhaps through a trial) before He says,"Let's Go".....out and serve others, You can't go, before you have listened and learned...... Very poignant.

Vonette Bright (Wife of Campus Crusade for Christ Founder, Bill Bright) was my favorite speaker, in terms of being able to relate to her message: The Moral Character of our country is represented in our women. (Made me ponder so much of disgusting media)

America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great. Alexis de Tocqueville (Her favorite Quote)
Our responsibility begins at the family table (yippee)
I (She) wanted to shake them (us) to preach the word and be united in heart & mind. We should train our children/teens up as they should go...
World needs AUTHENTICITY.. Jeremiah 1:5 (knew you before you were made, what YOU should do) (Inspired31: To find & follow) What does God say? Ephesians 4:1: Live a life WORTHY of YOUR calling! Don't be what others expect you to be, be authentically you, the world is in dyer need of authenticity. (Acts 4) Oh, Lord our Creator. I love this in terms of us and our families, and us in terms of !!!

Forwarding The Blog Details:***
If you forward this, your friends can click on the grey "Inspired Design Blog" and go to the blog to sign up. Dannah's Tea Cup (Beautiful and sells for $42. on her website) will be waiting for you at the next event, as a thank you. Thanks sweet ladies who have already done it. You may want to let those you forward to know they have to sign up by typing their email in...and receiving and accepting an email!" Super Easy!

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Friday, April 1, 2011

Encouraging Each Other: I Thes 4:13

Encouraging/Inspiring Others: Forward Blog*
If you would be so kind to forward to lots of friends that you think would enjoy it...I will give you a beautiful teacup, that Dannah Gresh hand pamper, encourage and thank you! It is simple, just reply that you forwarded to your girlfriends, 5, 10 or 20 even :) email me and it will be waiting for you at our last event. If you live out of the area, I will send it to you with a note of encouragement and encouraging scripture from our steering women!

I love to share inspiring people, books, quotes etc.. with my friends and I love to be around inspiring people. My longtime friend, Lorianne, is very inspiring to us all as a homemaker and while at her home in Nashville, I was freshly inspired at how powerful time together can minister to the depths of one's soul, when the focus is on our soul/spirit. Sometimes we really need a little tlc! She pampered Hannah and I with special private tea time in her teal tea room, spoiled us with special baskets of goodies, inspiring/stretching conversation, and lovingly prepared food.

It turns out that after that Nashville Trip I returned home to several sick friends, death of a beloved friends/mother, and my father going into surgery/recovery... God knew we needed that care and nurtering: upon entering 4 weeks of stretching, mostly so we could be more equipped to be more available to others. (More on that later) Next entry I will share why were originally went to Nashville for the Women in Christian Media "For Such a Time as This", where I was inspired by Kay Arthur, Thelma Wells, Vonette Bright and others....

I Thessalonians 5:14 &16 &17 &28!!

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