What is – Soul Restoration?

SOUL  –noun–  the principle of life, feeling, thought, and action in humans, regarded as a distinct entity separate from the body, and commonly held to be separable in existence from the body; the spiritual part of humans as distinct from the physical part.

RESTORATION –noun– the act of restoring; renewal, revival, or reestablishment.

Time for change.
Time for seeking.
Time to listen.
Time to move toward the ultimate goal.

[Something Heavenly!]

It's time for healing time to move on
It's time to fix what's been broken too long
Time to make right what has been wrong
It's time to find my way to where I belong
There's a wave that's crashing over me
And all I can do is surrender

[Whatever You're doing INSIDE of me]

It feels like chaos but somehow there's PEACE
It's hard to surrender to what I can't see
but I'm giving in to

[something Heavenly!]

Time for a milestone
Time to begin again

[REEVALUTE who I really am]

Am I doing everything to follow Your will
Or just climbing aimlessly over these hills


I give everything I SURRENDER...
Time to face up
Clean this old house

[Time to breathe IN and let everything out]

That I've wanted to say for so many years
Time to release all my held back tears

[ Whatever You're doing INSIDE of me ]

It feels like chaos but I believe
You're up to something BIGGER THAN ME
Larger than LIFE

[something Heavenly!]

[ Whatever You're doing INSIDE of me ]

It feels like chaos but now I can see
This is something BIGGER THAN ME
Larger than LIFE

[something Heavenly!]

[something Heavenly!]

It's time to face up
Clean this old house

[ Time to breathe IN and let everything out!! ]

hands down,  this song has been the most powerful song that impacted my heart like a boulder!
it is my prayer that it will speak to you as well.
"restoring our souls shoulder to shoulder"

~Melanie 2011

Believe | Hidden Strength

this is a devo post from the word anew 2010 posted on May 17.
Good Morning,
and a happy morning it is indeed, the Lord has blessed NWWA with yet another day of beautiful sunshine.
Indeed this is a happy monday, what a fabulous way to kick off a new week.
As I was listening to the birds sing on my deck this morning, I was drawn to Isaiah 40.
I believe the Lord has a way of pin pointing my thoughts to the exact place I need to be as I read His Word.
I know without a doubt that verse 29 is the verse my family needs right now.
Without going into much detail- my husbands brother-n-law will be going through throat cancer treatments soon.
This was of course a shock, no warning. We have been in prayer this past week, morning, noon and night.
We continue to pray for hidden strength that only the Lord can provide us with.

My prayer this morning..

"Heavenly Father,
Right now my family may not feel so courageous, Lord.
When we look at life's challenges, we feel so small and inadequate.
Yet, You promise courage and strength when we need them.
We know, in Your power, we can do remarkable things that cannot be explained.
Embracing Your strength, we can rise to great heights, overcoming challenges.
Thank you for the hidden strength only You give!"

Praise REPORT May 2011!!
It's been a year ... daily my family and I have prayed this prayer.
{No more treatments,  cancer has not returned.}

Listen,  this is a huge praise report and glory to the lord for it...
remember it's a constant battle to fight off the enemy who seeks to destroy.

My family still has a special someone in our life that has fought cancer for six years now ...
continuing to fight ...
ongoing ...
strong fight collides with strong faith ...
clinging to prayer warriors and the mighty had of the lord that is truly our HEALER!!!

May we ... Never - ever give up!

It is TIME for my SOUL to LEAP

It's TIME ...
for REALLY ...
are you READY ...
I am in awe and continue to be humbled by the hits The Word ANew is STILL recieving ...
When I started the blog in 2009,  I had no imagination big enough for what the LORD had planned for it.  I simply started it as a means for communicaton with my bible study small group.
I am moving The blog content here and will be adding new content as well.
2010 and moving forward still into 2011 has spun my everlovin head into complete understanding of what it truly means to live under the Lords Grace!
Complete ...

below is a devo post archived from the word anew blog 2010.
Happy morning,
Today my heart is drawn to Psalm 37. The LORD moves when He is good and ready.
And yes, His ready isn't always My ready.
I remember the exact moment the Lord spoke to my heart,
more like he smacked me with a 2x4 in order to get my attention.
This year...New Years Day 2010 to be exact.
Ever since then I have been on an intense journey-
searching and striving to fullfill the calling that He has placed on my life.
It's now May and let me tell ya,
His timing is perfect and as I live every day pursuing His will on my life,
things are happening right before my very eyes.
He is Mighty, Powerful and Nothing will stand against Him and His plan.

[ I pray someone can relate to what I'm trying to say here. ]

There is a point I have grown to in my life,
where He is in total control of every situation and I must trust Him, no matter the outcome.
He has moved my life in a direction that I knew I would get to sooner or later, I just kept clinging to my 'comfort zone' and not heeding to the 'out of my comfort zone' area I was supposed to go.
I have come to the conclusion that He alone knows the inmost personal desires of my heart and will mold my heart and desires in order to reflect His glory through me.
He is most powerful through me when I am weak in the area he chooses to use me.
I hope I have shared my feelings and thoughts here without confusing you...
Just know that I am certain the Lord is doing a good work inside you and me no matter our situation.

[ According to the Believer's Bible Commentary ... ]

But suppose you have had great desires to carry on a certain ministry for the Lord.
You feel confident that He has been leading you,
and your only desire is to glorify Him.
Yet a powerful adversary has opposed, blocked, and thwarted you at every bend in the road.

What do you do in a case like this?

The answer is that you delight yourself also in the Lord,
knowing that in His own time He shall give you the deisres of your heart.

It is not necessary for you to fight back.

"The battle is not yours, but God's!" 2 Chron. 20:15

"The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace!" Ex. 14:14

To my church girls and sweet note card takers,
Take down both of these verses and speak them over yourselves.
Please leave a comment and share your own verses,
I would love to hear from you.
Power in the Word of God!
I adore you ...

Smudged Alpha FREEBIE!

added something 'cute'...
so thinking and rethinking as making an attempt to post layouts to my fav galleries...
paused just before hitting the final "upload"...
hit "cancel"...
rebooted PS and final result was this ...
for this ...

continued uploading to my fav galleries ...
The End. :)

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sneak peek *clipping masks*

{birthdays} is well on the way.... starting in may!
rileys birthday starts the chaos.  i was sifting through the never-ending digital pile of snapshots and discovered one that made me smile.  you know when you 'finally' come across 'the one' that makes your heart jump for joy. well for me, this is it.

....and a sneak peek... one of six clipping masks i will be sharing soon. 

Digital Scrapbook Page | Baseball 6U + A Freebie

This season has been amazing ...
and really their only getting started!
The last few weeks there have been many rained out games, so making up games toward the
end of the season is ideal.  Hot summer baseball days are soon to be in full swing.
I created this baseball scrapbook kit and will be offering it free here on my blog.
This layout is offered as a quick page when you download the full kit.

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Digital Scrapbook Page | April Collage

Good morning,

At this moment it is a warm 71 degree morning. 
You know the kind of morning you set out on the deck until it's to hot and when you walk through the back door you instantly miss the sounds of the birds singing and fresh morning air.
Yes, it's that kind of morning in Oklahoma today. 
{shorts - tank tops - flip flops - coffee}

I managed to download what seemed like hundreds of baseball snapshots and jumped right in immediately creating a baseball scrapbook kit when reality quickly sunk in...
I still need to finish my April recap - Project Life page.

So there ya have it!  One beautiful morning out on the deck and one happy Mama caught up.
{for now...}

Have a beautiful day!
credits:  owl tree studios - april designer collab kit - no longer available sorry.

Digital Scrapbook Page | A Birthday for Mothers Day + A Freebie

Our second son Riley will be 12 on Sunday!  12! Gasp!
Gosh, it feels like I haven't blogged in months!
Busy with baseball, fishing ... baseball, fishing... and of course don't forget the dance lessons for our one and only Princess collection! :)
Tonight starts off our weekend with a singing and dinner at our church.  This goes late into the evening.
Up early in the morning to run errands and place out the finishing touches for a handsome 12 year old!
Moving forward into the weekend.... Sunday is also Mother's Day!
No gifts for me please... but give me T-I-M-E with the number ones in my life.

I am excited to see what the family outing will be.

To my dear Mama in AZ!  Love you bunches. :)
... here's to ALL you Mom's out there!
Rest and Restore Mom,  You deserve it!

Here's a layout I did using this kit.
This layout is a quick page you'll find in the download.

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