Food for the Soul ~ I Peter 4:8

Hello, Friends! Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm not sure where this post will find you today... encouraged and loving life or beat down and feeling the burden of unresolved pain, perhaps somewhere in the middle? Wherever you are, I pray that you will take this encouragement from God's Word to heart. May He fill your "love" cup to overflowing this week!


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Creative Ways Link Party #50 and Features

Yay! It's one of my favorite days of the week! It's Creative Ways Link Party Wednesday! Thanks for stopping by to show us what you've been working on. You inspire me!


Since today is Earth Day, I thought I'd share a few "recycling" posts that I loved from the last party...

I love the colors used on this Drop Leaf Table Turned Potting Bench Tutorial by Old Things New. You have to click on the link to see all the wonderful ways she repurposed items to make this useful bench!

My Thrift Store Addiction shared this DIY- Let Your Light Shine  post with us on various items she has turned into decorative lamps. This birdcage light fixture was my favorite. 

Why buy fancy trays when you can used everyday items to start your garden? Recycling Trash for Your Seedlings by Her Organized Chaos showed us a few ways to put that trash to good use!

This DIY Clipboard Made From a Cutting Board by Anderson & Grant fit perfectly into the theme of this week's features. I love that it's useful and whimsical and simple all at the same time!

I am a firm believer in using what you have to bake up treats. These Compost Cookies by Cooking With Curls are the perfect way to use up ingredients that might otherwise be thrown away.

Lastly, these gorgeous Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins by My Sweet Mission may be an "Earth Day" stretch, but if you make them at home rather than drive to the bakery... I think that counts for being environmentally conscious, right?

If you missed these wonderful posts, be sure to click through their links to check them out! 

To see some of the past features, check out my Creative Ways Link Party Features Board on Pinterest. I'm hoping that will bring your posts even more exposure! I hope you'll follow along! 


Link Party Guidelines
  • Please link up to 3 of your family-friendly DIY Projects, Crafts or Recipes...your Creative Ways
  • Please link to a specific post on your blog, not just your home page.
  • Please do not link up Etsy shops or giveaways.
  • Please follow Posed Perfection by clicking on one of my pretty, colorful buttons on the sidebar, and let me know so I can follow you back.
  • I'd love for you to add the party button to your post, a visible link back on your post, or a link on a party page. We want your creative friends to join us too!
  • Be sure to visit at least 2 links and leave some comment love. 
  • By linking up to this party, your are giving authorization for your projects/recipes to be featured with a photo and a link back to your blog.
    Posed Perfection
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    Would you like to get notifications for the Creative Ways Link Party posts and the other recipes and projects I post throughout the week? Make sure you SIGN UP TO GET EMAILS delivered right to your mailbox so you don't miss a thing! You'll find the place to follow right under the pretty social media buttons on the sidebar. I can't wait to see all your Creative Ways!

    Remember, this is a party... be sure to mingle! Please don't link up and run. Visit a couple of the posts above yours and just practice kindness. We all want to hear, "Great job!"

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    Food for the Soul ~ Titus 3: 3-5a

    For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another.  But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit..."
    Titus 3:3-5a


    So grateful that our salvation is not based on our works, for I fail much more than I succeed. May our hearts be renewed by the Holy Spirit this week, putting aside the old ways that have enslaved us and seeking the One full of mercy!

    Have a wonderful week, my friends!
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    Creative Ways Link Party #49 and Features

    Hi there! Welcome to this week's Creative Ways Link Party! I'm so glad you choose to party with us each week! I know there are lots of link ups and I am so grateful that you take the time to stop by here. I love seeing what you've been working on. 


    So many great posts were shared last week. I knew it would be hard to choose features, but here are the posts that made me take second looks...

    I loved this simple DIY Wood Slice Hanging Planter by The Hatched Home. Rustic and pretty, it would be the perfect planter for my breakfast area!

    My Life Cookbook brought these delicious Pork Tacos with Cilantro Dressing and Coconut Tortillas to the party. So colorful and full of healthy ingredients! 

    I'm completely smitten with this Family Room over at Gates of Crystal. The soft colors paired with chunky industrial pieces and traditional style is the perfect blend to create a beautiful cohesive space.

    Wow! Wow! Wow! I am definitely going to be making up a batch of these Skillet Cinnamon Rolls by A Day in Candiland! An easy shortcut makes these the perfect sweet breakfast to serve to your family.

    Isn't this DIY Ikat Wall Decor by Hopelessly Ever After just adorable? I love the pop of color against those soft green walls in her powder room! 

    Last, but not least, It Is a Keeper brought this yummy No Bake Strawberry Chiffon Pie to the party. Sweet and fluffy, this pie is calling my name!

    If you missed these wonderful posts, be sure to click through their links to check them out! 

    To see some of the past features, check out my Creative Ways Link Party Features Board on Pinterest. I'm hoping that will bring your posts even more exposure! I hope you'll follow along! 


    Link Party Guidelines
    • Please link up to 3 of your family-friendly DIY Projects, Crafts or Recipes...your Creative Ways
    • Please link to a specific post on your blog, not just your home page.
    • Please do not link up Etsy shops or giveaways.
    • Please follow Posed Perfection by clicking on one of my pretty, colorful buttons on the sidebar, and let me know so I can follow you back.
    • I'd love for you to add the party button to your post, a visible link back on your post, or a link on a party page. We want your creative friends to join us too!
    • Be sure to visit at least 2 links and leave some comment love. 
    • By linking up to this party, your are giving authorization for your projects/recipes to be featured with a photo and a link back to your blog.
      Posed Perfection
      <a href="www.posedperfection.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc454/pianoprincessdesigns/creativewaysbutton_zps0fd67676.png~original" alt="Posed Perfection" width="250" height="177" /></a>

      Would you like to get notifications for the Creative Ways Link Party posts and the other recipes and projects I post throughout the week? Make sure you SIGN UP TO GET EMAILS delivered right to your mailbox so you don't miss a thing! You'll find the place to follow right under the pretty social media buttons on the sidebar. I can't wait to see all your Creative Ways!

      Remember, this is a party... be sure to mingle! Please don't link up and run. Visit a couple of the posts above yours and just practice kindness. We all want to hear, "Well done!"

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      Food for the Soul ~ Jeremiah 17:7

      Hi Friends. Hope your weekend has been wonderful so far. We've had soccer games, baseball games and a musical audition... just your average weekend in spring ;-) All the while, we've been cheering on our kiddos, encouraging them to do their very best. Sometimes the outcomes are in their favor and what they want. Other times it goes the way of their opponents or foes. One of the most important things for them to grasp in these opportunities is that their identity is not wrapped up in their triumphs or their failures. It's a good lesson for us too.

      Our identity needs to be in Christ and what He has already accomplished at the cross. Knowing that we put forth our very best effort and left the results up to the LORD is where our confidence will blossom. Whether it's battling it out in a soccer game or navigating the intricacies of relationships, our confidence cannot merely be in our efforts or our own deceptive feelings. Sometimes there is more to the story than a "win" or "loss" on the scoreboard. We don't always know what the lessons are to be learned. But, if we know that the God of the Universe loves us (enough to send His Son to die for us), then we can be confident that He is working all things together for our good and His glory. 


      Christ is the One that should be our HOPE, and our confidence should be in HIM. When we stand on the Rock, we will not be shaken. One of my favorite old hymns is My Hope Is Built. It speaks to this very idea...

      My hope is built on nothing less
      Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.
      I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
      But wholly trust in Jesus’ Name.


      Refrain
      On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
      All other ground is sinking sand;
      All other ground is sinking sand.


      When darkness seems to hide His face,
      I rest on His unchanging grace.
      In every high and stormy gale,
      My anchor holds within the veil.

      Refrain
      His oath, His covenant, His blood,
      Support me in the whelming flood.
      When all around my soul gives way,
      He then is all my Hope and Stay.

      Refrain
      When He shall come with trumpet sound,
      Oh may I then in Him be found.
      Dressed in His righteousness alone,
      Faultless to stand before the throne.

      Refrain

      Wishing you a beautiful week, my Friends! 
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