Thankful Thursday

In my life, one of many blessings I received from God that I never stop thanking Him is friends.

Today, I would like to share a card I made for a new friend we met when we visited Wycliffe Associates office in Orlando. She invested her time to train us and pray for us. She is special to us.


I used kraft cardstock for the card base. I cut a piece of burlap ribbon into 2 squares about 1.5″ x 1.5″ and added them on the card using Liquid Glass adhesive.

Those little flowers are from #30yearsofhappy stamp set. I stamped them using Honey exclusive ink stamp pad.

The sentiment and banner are from Oodles of Doodles stamp set. I stamped the banner first using Slate exclusive ink stamp pad and then stamp the sentiment with Black exclusive ink stamp pad.

Then added them on the card with Liquid Glads adhesive and some 3D foam tape.

I finished it with some Bitty Clear Sparkle adhesive gems.


All supplies you ca get at my Close To My Heart website.

Thank you for visiting 🙂

Thankful Thursday


This week I am thanking God for his amazing gift in our lives, my husband’s and mine. The gift of opportunities to serve the Him and the bringing His word to the Bibleless people groups in SEA*

We are amazed by how He put the desire in our hearts since the beginning we started this journey to go to the people of SEA* and it is all God and God’s works alone we declare!

It was 8 years ago we saw and heard the needs of Bible Translation in SEA*

It has been 6 years we are waiting to go back there and serve the Lord.

It has been an amazing journey of building our partnership team to go since 2012!

We have seen how God have provided our needs in miraculous ways. Each day we feel for sure in our hearts that this is God’s calling in our lives and family to go the people of SEA*.

And we are thankful for the opportunity God has opened for us to serve with Wycliffe Associates this year. God is preparing us to go and hoping by next Summer we will be on the field (click here to find out more about what we’ll be doing and how you can join our team).

Today is the second day we are at WA Headquarter office for orientation and training for what we will be doing from home remotely while we are in States and once we are on the field. Such an encouragement to know how God has been working amazing things through this organization to accelerate the work of Bible translations in SEA*.

Let me take this moment to THANK YOU ALL for all you have done to support and encourage us since the beginning we started this journey. THANK YOU and we never stop thanking God for all of you!!!

God’s blessings are too wonderful for words.

Thankful Thursday


Counting God’s blessings in our lives is one way to remind us what God has done and who He is to us. Every gift He gives to us is too wonderful for word.

Though in the midst of uncertainty and so many changes have been happening in our family, all I see how God has been so faithful in my life.


Every single moment I am thanking God for giving them in or life and for giving me this privilege to be their mom.

I am thankful today for being a mother of daughters!

What are you thanking God for today?

Thankful Thursday

Thank God for this gift too wonderful for words! (‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭9‬:‭15‬ NLT)

Counting God’s blessings in our lives is one way to remind us what God has done and who He is to us. Every gift He gives to us is too wonderful for word.

I love spending every day at the end of the day, after I put the girls to bed, to just sit and think back what God has done for us. I write them down in my 1000 gifts Journal to remind me that no matter it is small or big thing has happened in that day still I give thanks to my God, the Father, who loves and cares for us.

Last weekend, we spent our Labor’s Day weekend with my brother-in-law, his wife and her family. They hosted us for 3 days and we were so blessed!

We got to see God’s goodness in their lives and we could spend time to enjoy each other companion.


On Saturday evening, they took us to see Bloom Music Concert and it was totally a blast! The girls super excited because it was their first open concert and they played Disney’s songs, including Let It Go. At the end there was fire works.


On Sunday, we had time to hang out with Dave’s brother and his wife. They also took us to see the Blue Angels air show. And in the evening we spent time with the whole family.


Then we left to spend a night camping at Geneva State Park. That is one pretty town by Lake Erie. And on the way back home on Tuesday, we stopped by a beach to enjoy some fun time at Lake Erie.




I am still working on more pictures from the trips, hopefully I will be able to put some on my Facebook album next week 🙂

Did you all also had a fun Labor’s Day with your loved ones? What is your favorite thing to do on holidays?