Friday, March 9, 2012

Use Your Gift...

I received an email this morning from my son's history teacher.  She was congratulating Jake for making the baseball team at Oaks Christian and was excited to watch his first game tonight.  I replied, "God has certainly blessed Jake with athletic gifts.  I'm not bragging on Jake, I'm bragging on God! 
I tell him to use these gifts for God's glory as he is so well equipped."  

Use Your Gift.
I'm passionate about these three words.
Have you seen my license plate?

I love it!

So after reading through my emails, I made a flower arrangement to bring over to my girlfriend.  Today is her birthday.  

As I placed it on the cabinet to photograph it, I realized I had meant to feature her on my blog.  

(My assistant is making sure I used fragrant roses.) 

God has gifted Jamie with an artistic gift.  

She drew this with a pencil!

And as I love to scatter chalkboards throughout our home with scriptures on them, Jamie has blessed me with her gift of script.

It reads,
"Live in such a way that those who know you 
but don't know God, will come to know God because they know you."

I saw that on a sign in a catalog and fell in love with it.
And I love it even more because she wrote it for me.

So to my sweet friend Jamie...
Happy Birthday to you!  But more importantly,
thank you for using your gift for God's glory.
I love you.

You can see all of Jamie's artwork at


  1. I never realized that was your plate... very cool.

    What a nice friend you are... that is such a gift!

  2. Hi Ruthie!!! so good to hear from you..... the art work is gorgeous!! What talent.... btw..your assistant has good taste!! the flowers are beautiful.. such a sweet gesture from a friend!!! Hope you have a blessed week!! Terri :)


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