Thursday, February 27, 2014

Welcome Y'all!

UPDATE: This one has been sold, but I have another mason jar to create another if you are interested.

This turned out adorable!!!!  I am loving it!

The door hanger makes a great way to welcome your guest at your front door this spring and into sumer as well!

It's only $38 and measures 12"x24" not including ribbon in that measurement.

Email me if you are interested:

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

For as long as I can remember, paint I have loved! Sorry that sounds a little like Yoda talking.  "Do. Or do not. There is no try." The Empire Strikes Back

I love paint because has so many uses, transforms old to new, gives new life and purpose to things, create beauty in the midst of ugliness. I have recently got back to my love of paints.  I have been finding old furniture and items to repaint and refinish in a rustic design.  As my son would say, "you like old stuff huh Mom?!"  Why yes I do son!

A long time friend of mine in Newnan has had a booth at Rockin' B Antiques for a few years now.  I have had stuff in there from time to time, but nothing constant.  Well I have decided to go full time with her in the booth business.  Woohoo!  So far its been going great, I am finishing my 4th month now.  With that I figured I would post items here first and if anyone is interested they can contact me before I take items to Newnan. As of now I am going about once a month to bring in new stuff and rearrange old items we have.  So if you see something posted here and are interested, contact me before I head south with it.

First things first: Easter is just around the corner and the way the weather has been for the last few days that is very exciting! Spring is almost here.  These are cute signs for your door.  They make a great way to welcome your guest.  The measurements for these are 12"x 24", not including the ribbon hang. Each door hanger is $38, you can personalize some hangers with an initial for $14 additional cost.

Email me at if you are interested!

Easter Chick for new life:

Polka dot egg:

Stripe egg:

The polka dot egg and stripe egg look great personalized!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Chew on this...

Moses sent 12 scouts to the promise land to check things out. The scouts had specific instructions on what they were to do and they didn’t just go for the day and bring a few things back, they were gone for 40 days! After all that time they bring back samples of the bounty of the land, single clusters of grapes so large it took two men to carry.  Yet ten came back saying the people were too powerful and like most bad news, it went through the Israelites like wild fire causing a great rebellion. Yet two stand firm with God saying He will bring us safely into the land. Who can we relate to as a church? Pray that we have the faith of the two who said we will go with God into the promise land. The Lord calls each of us to go into the promise land and share His gift of salvation.  Where is God calling you to go? Mountain T.O.P. with your family? Spain? Honduras? maybe right next door! Pray for faith to go where ever God is calling us to go as a church. ~ Frances

Monday, February 17, 2014

Chew on this...

This Prayer Corner is inspired from news I’ve gotten this past week about a couple of friends; the C word, “Cancer”. It keeps coming up with new developments as well as people who are on the mend. Surgery and treatments that take their toll on the patient as well as the family and friends standing by wondering what they can do. PRAY! Friends asking for prayers during surgery and during treatments to come. We all know someone who has been affected by cancer. PRAY! Join together as a church and pray a group prayer for those we know as well as those we don’t who are facing the cancer battle. Pray they will show others Christ in the midst of their own struggle. Pray for God to reveal to us what we can do to ease the burden through meals, cards, visits, driving to treatments, the list is unlimited with God. Be open to do as God calls! Most of all PRAY! Pray with them in person, over the phone, with a note or card, in your home alone, this too is unlimited! With God there is no limits so PRAY for God’s unlimited will to be done. ~ Frances

Friday, February 7, 2014


Wow, just realized I've been MIA the month of Jan! Where has the time gone???  I think I just wanted to recover from busy holiday season.  I tend to withdraw every January, some of it due to weather and other from the busy season.  

If you are in the Atlanta area, you definitely know what I mean by weather withdrawal. It's been a nutty winter thus far.  Last week in particular with the snow and ice storm that hit.  I got catch in the millions that were trying to head home that Tuesday.  I was only 10 minutes from my house but couldn't manage to get there.  I had to re-route after an hour because the bridge was closed that I have to travel over to get to my house.  After it was all said and done, 7 1/2 hours later I arrived at the bottom of our drive.  I was so happy to be home!  Praise God for great neighbors, who cared for my kids while I was trying to get home.  

(These pics are all from the following day.)

During that trip, God showed me a lot about Himself and myself.  First He revealed to me how much of a control freak I am.  For me that moment looked a little like when you scrunch your face up and say "Really, me???"  That should have been an even bigger indicator for me it is an issue.  I had NO control for those hours, my family, my car, those around me, the weather, bathroom breaks, food, the list goes on.  I was totally cool the first hour, I think it was because I thought surely it wont be long and I'll be in my safe haven, home with my kids. Second hour was another story, I could feel the anxiety building, when I finally saw that no matter what direction I am going there is more and more traffic, loosing more and more control.  I wanted to scream!!!! I can't do anything to help my kids, myself, or even those around me.  I'm going nowhere fast.  My insides were about to explode! I have never reacted like this, but I guess because I have never been in a situation like this.  

After a while I could hear God whispering to me, calm down, calm down, calm down.  When I finally heard Him, I thought, "Wow, how long had He been saying that to me and I was too busy throwing a tantrum to hear Him?!" Then Philippians 4:6 came to my mind, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God."  That is exactly what I began to do...pray and give thanks.  

I prayed for safety for those around me and myself, for the kids who are stuck at school, for the teachers who are also there, for those who's car maybe isn't in the best shape, maintenance wise or those who needed gas, bathroom, food, medications, with kids in the car who had the same needs, but we know those needs for kids are elevated, for those who's heat may not be working at all or maybe it stopped the day before and they haven't had a chance to take their car in to get repaired or don't have the money to do it at all.  You get the idea, I took my mind off myself and thought of others and began to intercede on their behalf before our Almighty God.  

When you do that, it really is a powerful moment because what follows that is thanksgiving, because you then realize how fortunate you are in that situation.  My kids were able to get home safely, my neighbor was home to care for my kids, my car's engine is working wonderful, my heat in my car works, I was able to stop and have access to bathroom, gas station, water, food along my way home, many lost control and had accidents, many got stuck with no help. 

My anxious heart was calmed by God, the Holy Spirit brought scripture to my mind (John 14:26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.) This is an amazing reason why you should read the bible and memorize scripture.  The Holy Spirit will give you what you need in those moments to rely on God for your help.  This experience is also proof when said the Word is alive, it truly is alive and living. When I began to obey scripture by not being anxious, and in every situation use prayer, with thanksgiving, by giving it to God, He freed me in those hours.  I began to see beauty all around me, perfect strangers helping each other, showing love for one another, the pure white snow He provided, He created.  I also noticed birds.  Sounds a little weird, but I saw them everywhere as I was creeping on the highway.  Even once I returned home, the next day we saw them all in our yard, though out the day.  

The birds were not even phased by all that was going on around them, actually seemed to not worry at all. My ultimate message from God, "Chill out Coleen, I've got this!" :)

Matthew 6:26-27 Look at the birds in the sky. They don't sow seed or harvest grain or gather crops into barns.  Yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Aren't you worth much more than they are? Who among you by worrying can add a single moment to your life? 

Matthew 6:33-34 Instead, desire first and foremost God's kingdom and God's righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.  Therefore, stop worrying about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Chew on this...

Praying Daniel 10:12 for 2014. Third “gain understanding”. Daniel never topped learning because he never stopped seeking understanding. Pray for continued learning, seeking, so we can understand what it is God is calling us to do. So we have an understanding of God’s love and mercy in order for us to share it and bring others to His family. Daniel became a product of his own prayer in Daniel 2:20-21. “He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.” Pray Proverbs 2:3-5 and search for the hidden treasure. Find the knowledge of God! (most of this came out of Beth Moore’s Daniel study.)  Fourth “to humble yourself before your God”. We often talk about whether we can trust God, but our concluding question is, “Can God trust us?” Can God trust us with power, insight, and influence as He did Daniel or will our pride get in the way? C.S. Lewis wrote, “Pride leads to every other vice: it is the complete anti-God state of mind.” We can’t ignore pride, we have to deal with it because our minds are pre-set on pride. Daniel set his mind to humble himself before his God. Pray that we will pray this same prayer each day of our lives because God wants to trust us. (most of this came out of Beth Moore’s Daniel study.) ~ Frances