Sunday, April 1, 2012

A Short Little Sunday Sermon

I love Jan Karon. I haven't read one of her novels in a long time (note to self: scour the flea markets for Jan Karon books), but I pull out Patches of Godlight from time to time. It is suppose to be a journal of favorite sayings and quotes "written" by one of her main characters, Father Tim. I love how it is all done in his handwriting and on his old typewriter (complete with typos and corrections). Inside the book are many jewels that inspire me. The quote on this card is an example.


When I focus on this quote, it grabs my heart and takes my breath. I am reminded of the many times I have thought things were impossible, then they just seemed difficult, and then they were done. Wow! After my Sister and Dad died, I thought I would never feel safe or happy ever again. But God put happiness and safety back in my life. He even guided my Mother to a new love three years ago - that resulted in the most wonderful Step-Dad ever and the sweetest Step-Sister (who had been my best friend for years - love you Sharon). I have seen Him bring family members and friends through cancer, heart attacks, the edge of insanity, financial trouble, legal trouble, and spiritual trouble.

Back to my card, I made it with paper out of the SU! Everyday Enchantment dp collection plus Poppy Parade and Kraft card stock. I also used my new SU! Flower Punch as well (I crinkled and wet the punched flowers after sponging them with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Ink, scrunched them around a brad I had inserted in the middle, let them dry, and then filled the middle with gold beads). Being a SCS Punchkateer, I am proud of my punch count - 8 (3 spellbinder cutz and 5 punches using the flower punch).

I am entering this card in one of my new favorite challenges, the Southern Girls Challenge (SGC41), which is to use a sentiment (phrase, quote, inspiring words, journaling, etc). Also, Michelle had everyone using a sentiment in the SCS Ways To Use It challenge (WT368) this week.

I have had the best Sunday - hope you did too! Hugz, and thanks for dropping by!!!

11 comments:

  1. Beautiful card with a lovely sentiment that is just so true. Isn't if amazing how things end up in the "Done" column? Thanks for sharing. I'm so sorry for the losses in your life and so happy for the fortunes you have found.

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  2. Beautiful card, I needed to read this today to lift my spirits, thank you, I like the papers and the flowers.
    Kevin xx

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  3. LOVE this quote - saw it on one of Swindoll's daily devotionals. It's sooo true :) Glad your mom was able to live it to the fullest :)

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  4. What a beautiful, eloquent post AND card, Nancy. Hugest of hugs to you!

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  5. Beautiful card and I love the quote as well. I am so glad God put us together, first as friends and now as sisters. I think we have both been blessed in so many ways. Our trials have made us stronger and our blessings have made us both humble and thankful. Love you.

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  6. I love the quote too! And the beautiful card you created around it. Pretty colors and details.

    Hugs
    Sue

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  7. Your card is beautiful. Love the sentiment and hearing about all God has done.

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  8. A beautiful creation with a lot of thought behind it! I love the dried flower accent!

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  9. Beautiful card, and great post!

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  10. This is a wonderful card! Great colors! Thanks for joining us at SGC!

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