It is Monday. As I am preparing myself to start this new week, no matter what we will go through this week I am reminded by the Lord that He is faithful and there is hope only in Him for those who depend on Him and to those who search for Him:
The faithful love of the lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. I say to myself, “The lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!” The lord is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him. So it is good to wait quietly for salvation from the lord . (Lamentations 3:22-26)
A few weeks ago, my blogging friend, Ramona, invited me to join this Virtual Blog Tour. She is one awesome lady I met on blogging world who inspires a lot of her readers through link ups, reviews, inspirational posts, crafts and giveaways! Check out her blog here to see what she has shared with her readers.
Virtual Blog Tour is one fun blog-hopping to get to know each other and they have been doing. Each participant of this Virtual Blog Tour has to answer these 4 questions. And today I would like to share a little bit about me with you all 🙂
What am I working on?
As a stay home wife and mom who has a kindergarten aged daughter and a pre-schooler aged girl, I am busy with them every single day 🙂 Right now, I am working on a lesson plan for my preschooler while the oldest at school.
I am also one of Wycliffe Associates volunteers working on a project for Pacific Area ministry. And I am a volunteer translator at YouVersion Bible App.
On my spare time, I blog, do scrapbook layouts, make cards, DIY, crafts with my girls and crafting with friends.
How does my work differ from others of its genre?
In the last few months, I have been taking some times to seek God and reevaluate what I do and how it aligns with what He has called me to do. Couple weeks ago, when I attended a women blogging conference, Declare Conference, God confirmed me what and why. I know that God has given me the ability to do what I do to make his name known among to others through my role as a wife, a mom and a paper crafter.
What makes it different is that I do this as a servant to my Lord, a ministry to others. That brings joy and satisfaction in my heart, not only because it is my hobby or just because I can do it.
Why do I write/create what I do?
I realize that through all of these what I am doing here is a preparation for me and my family to go serving the Lord overseas, among the people in SEA*.
I write because God has called me to share the stories He is writing in and through my life and my family. I write because of my hope more people to know the needs of the Good News to be heard in the languages of the people in SEA*. I write because I want more and more people to stand in the gap between these people and God, to intercede for them because they cannot.
I write because I am their voices to you.
I am writing and creating with a mission for a mission.
How does your writing/creating process work?
I am inspired by a lot of people and learn from a lot of people. My writing process is not as easy as I write in my first language, but I am thankful for many times God helps me through a lot of friends and teachers, especially with my husband who has been a great help for me to improve my English, written and spoken.
First, I write my first draft which come from a lot of resources, for instance my quite time with the Lord, reading the Bible or reading a book, even every day life is full of inspirations to write 🙂 Then after I get my first draft, I will go back to read it again and write more. Sometimes, I post after editing my second draft, but sometimes, I need to go back and edit again for the third or fourth time.
And for my crafting process, I like to work with sketches. First, I will make plan. Right now, I am working with my daughters’ first year scrapbook albums. So I gather all of their pictures I want to put on the albums. Second, I will find sketches or templates (for digital scrapbooking), then work on them as I can. For digital scrapbook layouts I created, I want to make memory books for us to remember.
I love making handmade gifts and cards for family and friends. I make list what I want to make for who, search for inspirations and tutorials (from Pinterest, most of the time :D) and then I will work on them, sometimes I will ask extra time on the weekend to work on projects while my husband spend time with our daughters.
My church friends and I love to get together for craft night once in a while, for sure we always get together around October or early November to make hairbows and hairclips for Operation Christmas Child Show Boxes project.
When I can, I take pictures of steps how I create my project to share here on my blog 🙂
Next stop of this Virtual Blog Tour is my creative friend, Padni. We met at Stuck On U Sketches Design Team. And the most amazing thing is that we come from the same country! She is a scrapbook maker and teacher, loves handmade craft, home living stuff and photography. Check out her blog on September 1 to get to know her and to see what she’s been up to 🙂
THANK YOU for visiting my blog today. Your visits brighten my day 🙂