The package was the initial kit for the Brave Girls Club "Soul Restoration" online camp! "Oh ya", I thought, what was that? Well, this package is really nice! Starting off with a yummy chocolate mint (immediately eaten), to an office recipe (making today), to all the wonderful kit items, as you see in this photo.
Back to the internet to find out more... The "Soul Restoration" is a 6 week online workshop taught by Melody Ross. From what I read this is usually taught in actual "in person" camps! You can read all about it here. I think you can still register for the online class, even today, but you just don't receive a kit, but you can make your own kit, they have a great supply kit list here.
The online course starts tomorrow. I'll keep you posted how I'm doing. My objective is to use the creative tools Melody teaches to God's glory in my creative life. (That has been one of my 2011 themes, in all I do want to glorify and honor God). I know there are a lot of hurting girls out there, either the result of what you've done or of what someone has done to you. Sometimes choices we (or other's make "for or to" us) make have lifelong consequences that we can never erase. However we don't have to wear the hurt and pain on a chain daily. There is a way to restore your soul, and that is to go straight to the Maker of your life and soul: God. He is able and wanting to restore souls. He has already done something for you, and that is when He sent His son, Jesus, to die on the cross to bear your burden. All you do is accept the Gift.
I was created in God's image! He is the MASTER Creator, so I don't take it lightly to be created like Him! To know and understand this tidbit of information is going to make going through the online Brave Girls Camp, "Soul Restoration", a time of refreshing for me. To know "it is well" with my soul is a joy. I may not always be happy, but I always have joy in my heart. I am a child of God and anytime I need to restore my soul I go to Him.
Late yesterday afternoon Mark suddenly said, "Grab a coat, grab your camera, get in the Jeep!" Off to an adventure with Mark. He drove us out onto the beach to view the sunset on the ocean! I think I took a hundred photos. He was hoping we'd get to capture on camera a red-sky sunset, which didn't appear. But I do love the photos I took, there were so many shades and layers of blues, mixed with the shine of the sunset, it was beautiful. It reminded me that my soul was well with the my Master Creator.
(Please, please, please click to enlarge and see the full beauty of the sunset!...)
Psalm 49:15 says, "But God will redeem my soul from the power of death, for He will receive me." My prayer is that you know the power of God through His love. Blessings, Heidi
(Linked to "Between Naps on the Porch 103rd Metamorphosis Monday")