With snow falling, roads slippery, and owning a car with all-season tires, the chances of us getting to Sunday Easter service was out! Yes, we didn't get to go and most of the day I was feeling a little out of sorts. Every since Good Friday it felt like Sunday. Did you feel like that too? Kind of funny isn't it! Lol. Two Sundays in one week. I was happy that at least we got to attend the community wide Good Friday service and it was great to see some old & new friends.
Lately I have been dealing with some personal things and just taking it slow with my crafting endeavours. Each day gets better than the day before, but I want to admit that it is due to my faith in Christ and the strength that He provides. There are days when I feel that the gift He gave to me in His death & Resurrection are gifts that I do not deserve. I am sure that for those who believe and even those who don't, that we go around hanging our heads in disappointment because we "blew another day" ! Yes, we had a terrible day and everything we touched seem to bring disappointment and frustration. Ever been there? We may have been cross with our family, made a bad call with regards to a friendship, forgot to call your parents and when you did you were rushed once again!!!! Oh my goodness! The list could go on and on I am sure. It is during these times that I become overwhelmed and the frustration of it comes rushing in and disappointment fills my thoughts and the room. I hang my head again because I have blown another day! Another day to be a better Mom, wife, daughter, and friend. That is why today of all days, I am extremely happy that my Heavenly Father doesn't give up on me when I give up on myself. To know that He excepts me just has I am without questions makes me love Him more. Yes, to some reading this it may sound crazy to love someone you can't see! But though I can't see Him with my eyes, His presence fills the room. A calmness, a peace, which can only come from a heavenly source. And it is here that I long for each day, to make everyday a offering of Praise and Thanksgiving! To know that I can start fresh each day knowing that I have no condemnation from a loving God, but mercy & grace to start over and to be given another chance. So the cross to me looks like a Cross of Chances. A place where God saw fit to make a right relationship with me and gave His only Son so that I might truly live!!! For that I am truly blessed!!!
So today's card is a card with the beautiful Digital Image from Clear Dollar Stamps which I fell in love with at first sight. I used this beautiful Easter Stamp:
This card is being submitted to the following challenges:
|Come and Get It Colour Challenge|
Stampin Sisters in Christ #Challenge 134: Make a Joyful or Celebratory Card
Addicted To Stamps Challenge: Spring or Easter
ROBYN'S FETISH : CHALLENGE # 102 - "ANYTHING GOES!"
Simon Says: Use Your Favorite Tool!
I was trying to sew around the scalloped flower die cuts on this card but that looked horrible. So I had to start over again! I wish I could sew like my Mother-in-law! Now there is a lady who can sew and she is left handed too! Something to be proud of for sure!
I hope to be back again tomorrow with some cards for one maybe two Moxie Fab World challenges with the lovely Cath. I trust that you are having a wonderful long Easter weekend and sharing many wonderful memories with your families & friends.
Until next time.....
Take Care & God Bless