“A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” – Luke 6:45, NIV
Pressures of the past year have triggered society’s best and worst behaviors. During the evening news, reporters share ways communities have united to make a positive impact. Yet, in a moment’s notice they switch stories to describe heinous crimes committed by mankind. These behaviors don’t materialize overnight. They come from desires that are stored within the heart.
Our heart’s desires regulate our actions. For example, if our hearts are filled with love, patience, and peace, our actions will be righteous. However, if evil traits such as envy, bitterness, and hatred rest in our hearts, sin will soon follow. We have to examine the ideas and attitudes stored in our hearts and decide whether to cultivate or eliminate them.
In January, many declared 2020 to be the year of 20/20 vision. It would be the year to achieve dreams and thrive. Well, 2020 threw everyone for a loop! Who would have imagined being in quarantine for months on end. Instead of declaring clear vision, people now describe the future as being uncertain.
Although we may not know what the future holds, we can be certain that God does know (Jeremiah 29:11). It’s important, more now than ever before, to draw into God’s presence! The Word of God reveals that if we draw near to God, He will draw near to us (James 4:8). Only God knows what the future holds. He can provide us with insight of what is to come and prepare us for it. However, we must be in a position to hear from Him. Continue reading “How To Make Drawstring Bags”→
Instantly take your outfit from a 1 to 10 with an elegant ribbon brooch pin. It can easily be paired with a little black dress, blouse and blazer combo, or even a simple sundress. Make one today! You will be surprised to learn that some of the supplies are already lying around your home. Keep reading to learn how to make an elegant ribbon brooch pin. Continue reading “Elegant Ribbon Brooch Pin DIY”→
“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” – Proverbs 27:17
Friendship is a gift from God! Some of us have entire “girl gangs” while others have one “bestie”. Some friendships last a lifetime and others just a season. And many of us have become friends with the most unlikely people.
No matter what type of friendship we have, it must reflect the light of Christ. The moments we share with our friends should be filled with unconditional love, support, inspiration, and wisdom. Sure, every friendship faces challenges, but these hardships only mature and strengthen the relationship.
“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”
God has placed treasures in each of us – unique physical and spiritual gifts. With these gifts, we have been called to glorify His name and draw people to Christ. Often we stifle our gifts because of fear. We fear failure, the opinions of people, and even God’s ability to transform our hearts.
We should not fear using our gifts for God’s Kingdom. God is with us! We are protected by His grace to do anything He’s called us to do. Walking in our purpose is the most fulfilling thing we can do. Continue reading “How To Make A Jewelry Box”→
It’s the season of love. Malls are flooded with women and men searching for romantic gifts. Parents are making quick stops at the grocery store to pick up packs of candy and boxes of cards. And, across America millennial women are planning Galentine’s Day brunches. Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching!
With ALL of this in mind, I created a thing! This “thing” is a simple gift for couples, fun craft for kids, and perfect party favor for brunches. It’s a Conversation Heart Box! Learn how to make one in the tutorial below.Continue reading “DIY Conversation Heart Box”→
The sweetness continues on Sharifa Creates! Today I am cranking out a new DIY project for a flower infused cake stand. It is a unique and chic way to display cakes, cupcakes, and other baked goods. You cannot find this in a regular shmegular store! Keep reading for the tutorial. Continue reading “DIY Flower Infused Cake Stand”→
Valentine’s Day is a few days away! If you are still looking for the perfect décor for a romantic night or Galentine’s sleepover, try out one of these V-Day projects. They are pretty easy to make, so get to crafting!
Conversation hearts are a Valentine’s Day staple. I remember receiving these candies along with Winnie the Pooh and Mickey Mouse cards from my classmates in elementary school. Although these candies tasted awful, they were super adorable. I always wanted to keep them just to appreciate their cuteness. But, they were food and I eventually had to throw them away.