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METAL RIMMED TAG
Until this morning, this tag was simply the leather and parchment parts. I built the other parts in my head last night as I was falling asleep, because it was niggling at the back of my brain. When I showed it to my friend Gina last night, I knew it was cooooming along...but it needed something to 'finish' it. After playing with several styles this one fit just right.
Yesterday was special in that Miles and I were able to help out a young couple through a secondary source. I'm not able to elaborate on this, but want to encourage you all to be bold if you think you have a way to better the life of someone who could use a helping hand. I'm constantly surprized by people's generosity and willingness to get on board in the instance they can make a difference in people's lives. Sometimes we allow our own hesitancy ( I know there's a better word for this) to block a good work to be done. When you feel uncertain ask yourself if its because of yourself or the thing to be done. If you can move past your self, often great things can be accomplished. I know how much it has meant to Miles and I in the past, all the people who have made a difference to our lives, and it is such a joy to do the same for someone else. Truly, to me, this is what makes the world go round.
In everything I did,
I showed you that by this kind of hard work
we must help the weak,
remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said:
'It is more blessed to give than to receive.' "