Friday, June 24, 2016

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Monday, May 16, 2016

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Hi Guys! I thought I would throw in a freebie with any order this month (November 2015)! If you purchase any of my bible journaling prints or goodies I will throw in a free coloring page! It is great for the kids, as a add in for your bible, or a memory verse reminder! Thank you for supporting Fischtales! Yall are awesome!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Illustrated Faith :Proverbs

Wisdom...."The Lord brought me forth as the first of his works, before his deeds of old; I was appointed from eternity, from the beginning, before the world began. When there were no oceans, I was given birth, when there were no springs abounding with water; before the mountains were settled in place, before the hills, I was given birth, before he made the earth or its fields or any of the dust of the world..... Proverbs 8:22-31
I have been reading through Proverbs lately and I read Proverbs 8:22-31 and I immediately started to get the idea I wanted
to create (a week ago)! The thought that God's wisdom was there and helping to form life from the beginning... That is a powerful image.
If God's wisdom is that powerful and a portion of it is freely given to us on these pages... why wouldn't we read it and learn it? It is there to guide us and make our lives the best that they can be. If it helped form the world and even us, it is valuable enough to grab on to for our daily life! Amen?

Monday, March 16, 2015

Illustrated Faith Proverbs 4-7

"Above all else, guard your heart, for from it flows the springs of life." -Proverbs 4:23
"Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth, a lovely deer,a graceful doe. Let her breast fill you at all times with delight;be intoxicated always in her love.
Why should you be intoxicated, my son, with a forbidden woman and embrace the bosom of an adulteress? For a man's ways are before the eyes of the Lord, and he ponders all his paths.The iniquities of the wicked ensnare him, and he is held fast in the cords of his sin." -Proverbs 5:18-22
When I read these verses in Proverbs, they struck a cord with me. As a child I grew up in a divorced home that was broken up by adultery. As a child I only understood bits and pieces of what was going on but I got to see the destruction it caused.  I know she never saw it coming because I remember her questioning me and my sister about things she found out of place around the house... not knowing they were clues to our coming future.   I watched my mother try to hold a household together and start her life over with two daughters. I heard the screaming and saw my father collect his things. I tried to fix it... but as you know that is not for our children to fix!
These verses in Proverbs scream to us about guarding our heart and our relationship with our spouse that God has given us. In marriage or if you are single these verses can apply to our lives. These days we give our hearts away so willingly to that cute boy in high school or to that guy that may give us more attention than our husband. Let me tell you from my perspective... it will more than often lead to heartache. Over the years I have seen my father deal with the guilt from the choices he made so many years ago. I have seen other families destroyed by bad decisions and my heartaches for them. God has such great things planned for us when we seek what he wants for us in our relationships, our families and our marriages.
For my single friends! When I was looking for my husband, I was very picky! I knew I didn't want what I had grown up in, but I know you cant control everything. But, I remember my mother telling me to date long enough to see him through every season of life if I could. Watch to see how he dealt with disappointment and the crazy of life. How he treated his mother and family. Did he have a relationship with God or not. That was good advise! Can I control where my husband's eyes wander? Absolutely not!  Do  I sit and worry about it, no. I am trusting God with the choices I have made and if something falls apart I know he will walk me through those times just like he did before. 
So, guard your heart, guard your family, and thank God for the things he has given you. Read the book of Proverbs... I promise you it applies to today's life just like it did when it was written. There is knowledge there that will save you from heartache and destruction. God's guidance is there for a reason, because he only wants what is best for us! Amen? Let me know what you think! 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Its time again for the spoonflower Fabric8 contest and I always look forward to it! This years theme is Cosmic Voyage and I did have a lot of fun with it. I tried to think outside of the box with the sail boat instead of a space ship and I hope everyone enjoys my design. Even if I don't place (last year I made it to the top 100 and I was excited about that!) I learn so much every time I do it. I so wish I had more time to design fabric... not just once or twice a year.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Our New Home

So, we have finally settled into our new home and we have LOVED it! I have been so busy with all of the move and the kids getting out of school for summer... I have not been in the blogging world. I am still without a studio space but we hope to fix that as soon as we can. I cant wait to start on that because it will be wonderful! The whole upstairs of our new house will be studio space/ family space. It is just one huge room up there that we all will be able to hang out in and work in. Right now I am unfortunately filling orders on the dinning room table but I at least have a spot to work. Sorry I have been absent from everything but hopefully I will be able to get back into the swing of things soon. I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!