Amanda OutsideTheBox's Profile
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- The older I get, the more I know that life isn't about pursuing, but absorbing. :)
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16 August 2012 - 10:10 AMI was happy to see Andrea featured in the NL this morning. My interractions with her have been just terrific. She has a knack for making people comfortable, yet she is honest. SG is blessed to have her! She trumps them all! ;D
04 August 2012 - 01:45 PMOk, I have made brushes and saved them in the past.
Today I was trying to save a brush that is really big, in fact it is a page border.
I tried in both versions of PSE (6, 10) and neither of them would let me "define the brush".
They only would offer "define the pattern".
Any tips? Thank you!
29 July 2012 - 05:20 PMOur son, my "sweetie" had a great batch of teen years. Up till the last one. We were so grateful to not have endured what so many parents had shared about their kid's teen years. At 19, our son decided it was his turn. He has a great gift of music, is called to lead worship, and was the leader of the Youth Worship team, and some comments made toward him really discouraged him. He forfeited TWO opportunities to be a part of a world wide music ministry. He could have had his own recordings within a year. He has a gift much like Michael W. Smith. He can pick up an instrument and play it. He was writing worship songs at age 13. Add to that the difficulties our family was dealing with due to a legal battle with the govt. Lots of harassment and things you would not imagine could happen our country. Needless to say he was disillusioned and could not understand that suffering and standing in faith was often a part of seeing God do mighty things in one's life. For us, it wasn't about ourselves, it was a call to stand for Christians' rights in the nation. He became so angry that he quit the worship team, stopped attending college classes and moved in with a girl ( we found out 3 months later as he hid that part from us).He had a mission trip to Guatemala paid for last year but had not faith that he could go so he didn't even get his passport renewed.
We were devastated. He wouldn't even spend more than 15 minutes with us, including holidays and even after DH's knee replacement, he left overnight when he was supposed to stay with me. It was layers and layers of hurt.
God has healed all of that and our son began to turn around a year ago, especially after getting away from that girl and her friends. He met another with a stronger faith and they married in April. We wish they would have waited longer, but, you know, they are adults,he is 21 now.
They are trying to find their way as they make faith their own and not just the faith of their parents. KWIM? They both want to go to the next mission trip and I think that would be fantastic for the both of them. Missions changes the one who goes more than the ones they are sent to. He might recall his early years on the field with us, and realize the wonder of what we had and what he can have in his life. He has a hard time believing in his worth, which makes me sad. He has always had a quality of goodness in him. Want him to see that.
So prayers for favor in their jobs as right now our DIL is being told she will be fired if she goes. And CJ needs a better job that will allow this and part time college courses. And that the faith deepens as they exercise it! Thanks for listening!
18 July 2012 - 11:35 AMI didn't ask for prayers in this forum. But I am just really grateful that my husband's fourth knee surgery is turning out so well. The first two were arthoscopic and botched! This led to a third with a total radical knee replacement. It was horrible, and to top it off, the therapist tore a ligament while trying to force a bend in the knee. DH went to a new surgeon as we had moved, and this surgeon said yet another surgery was needed as the replacement had disattached from the kneecap. That knee cap was off to the side of the knee by 40 degrees. Possibly a complete replacement of the replacement was what we were looking at. That means 6 months or more till full recovery, not to mention the strong pain meds and then the withdrawal. We were really discouraged as this was a work related injury and that meant he was locked out of working with only workman's comp. It has been two years. Well, we prayed for a miracle and for the kneecap to move. IT DID!! I moved to only 5 degrees out of place and only a minor revision of the replacement was needed. The surgery was quick and the recovery has been amazing. He was released the very next day and walking with a cane. Two days later, walking without a cane and next to no pain meds needed!!! Now I am looking forward to us finally taking those Shag dancing lessons soon. They offer them free in our new city!!!
26 June 2012 - 07:03 PMPopping in here to see whats what with the forum. And to say "Hey" as we do for hello in the Carolinas, USA!
I'm a former educator and missionary, and lifetime artist. I love travel, and of course photography. I have combined all the best of art, photography and scrap into my Art Journal hobby. It is super to use the scrap stash in this way! I am a big fan of Ro's writing in the newsletter.