Wednesday, February 27, 2013

In God's Waiting Room

 Wonderful blog post from "Just Between Us" magazine.  I don't know about you but waiting is not my best thing.  Yet, God continues to train in the art of waiting and insists on strengthening my "Patience" muscle.  As Beth Moore once said, "He's the bossiest thing." LOL 

I do love that He takes the time to encourage me in my waiting, and inspire me thru others who are also waiting.  If we indeed try to "wait" until everything is NORMAL again we would NEVER get anything done.  That said:  I hope this post will encourage and inspire you as it did me. 

Have a wonderful day.

Just Between Us Magazine: In God's Waiting Room: Dear Friends, Are you in God’s waiting room?   How is your patience?  What are you waiting for?  Are you waiting for ...

Monday, February 18, 2013

Something to talk about.

 Discovered this blogpost by a fellow blogger who won a Penny Bennett Tote in a giveaway a while back.  Don't know how I missed it, but I'm glad I found it.  She so generously shared my Bible Totes with her Blog Followers and I wanted to do the same for her.

Click the link to see her blogpost and maybe you'd like to follow her too.

Have a great day.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Gettin' the WORD out one TOTE at a time!

 Today marks 3 years since I opened my ETSY shop and I wanted to mark the moment!

I had been making and selling my Totes locally for a few years when I discovered ETSY.  I was scared to death to go ONLINE with something I made with my own hands.  All kinds of fears set in - will they like them? are they good enough?  will anybody want them?  But, still I had this notion - this vision - of using my Totes as a VEHICLE FOR MY MESSAGE:  "The Bible is an awesome book!!  We gotta get it out of the bookshelves and into our everyday lives."  In short:  GET THE WORD OUT!

 Reading the Bible for myself and discovering the richness of it's promises changed my life!  I had been a Christian all of my life, grown up in church, and yet I had never really read the Bible for myself...on my own apart from church. 

But one day - after reading all of the other books by Oprah and Dr. Phil I could get my hands on (LOL) - I decided I want to know what THIS book says about my life and how I could be living it.  And, I want to know God!!  Not just what I hear others say about Him, but what HE
says about Himself.  So, I grabbed my Bible, a good cup of coffee, and asked God to tell me everything!.

And, I simply started reading! Well, I was HOOKED!  And, I have been hooked ever since.  There is not enough time here to tell you all I have learned and all He has shown me, and fixed in me, and troubled me with, and brought joy to my heart with, but I can tell you this:

The BIBLE is an awesome Book!  And, if you haven't read it for yourself you are just plain missin' out!, Honey!!  Oh, I hope you will pick it up soon and just dive in. Or, as I like to say: GRAB LIFE BY THE BOOK!  It is the best Book you will ever read, and the best investment of time you will ever make.  He guarantees it!!

PENNY BENNETT TOTES are designed with one thing in mind: to GET THE WORD OUT.  I put that on my Product Label and my Product Tag because I truly want it to be a "fun & fashionable reminder to carry God's Word into your everyday life."  Literally AND figuratively.   It has all kinds of great uses, but like us it was first & foremost "designed to Get the Word out".  And, when you see your PBT sitting on the floor by your bed, or hanging on the hook on your door, I hope it will inspire and encourage you to do just that.  Read it! Savor it! Live it!!

Thank you to all of you who have invested in PENNY BENNETT TOTES over the years.  I'm truly grateful and look forward to serving you with PBTs as long as the Lord will let me.  That said, I gotta get to my sewing room because I have 2 Totes to make.  I'm burnin' daylight. LOL

Have a wonderful day everybody.  If you'd like to share this blogpost with a friend who's looking for a good Book to read, by all means.....  I hope it will encourage, inspire and empower them too.  The more the merrier!!!

All the best for a great week.  And, don't forget to "get the Word out". 
Take care,


Friday, February 1, 2013

For Book Lover's Only!

I had the privilege of hearing Karen Kingsbury this morning at Belmont University.  Her latest book, The Bridge, features Belmont University.  She was there to speak on "Writing for God" and to inspire the student to write a life story that is a BEST SELLER.  I thoroughly enjoyed hearing her speak and was inspired to pay close attention to the story I'm writing with this one life I've been given.

I found this on her site and was so moved I had to share it.  This so beautifully expresses how I feel about books!  And, how a book feels in my hands.  I know you've heard this before but I just can't see myself finding the same kind of enjoyment and pleasure in reading an e-Book.  No disrespect to the e-Book world - at ALL - it's just my personal preference.  My love for books goes beyond the content and expands to the paper, the ink and the weight of it in my lap.  It's no big, artsy deal really.  I just love a good Book!  Anyway, I thought this was beautiful and wanted to share it for those who may feel the same way.  If you do please leave a COMMENT.  I would love to hear what you think.

Have a wonderful day.  Hope you get to read something delicious!!!