This will go to one random player and it could be waiting for you! I know this week will be super busy with the holidays and such, but I do hope you'll take the time to come join us in fellowship and enjoy our DT's inspiration and be uplifted up by the Word of God.
Our hostess this week is my sweet friend HelenPhelps who picked this verse for today's inspired challenge: Galatians 6:9 "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."
Her challenge for us is to make a Thanksgiving card, or a card to thank someone.
A thought on this verse... I think we've all been there haven't we? Growing tired of doing good, and sometimes it's harder than other times. It might be easy when what we do is well received and we get praises and thanksgiving, but those times when the good we're doing becomes monotonous and thankless, when friends have seemed to disappear or people you felt safe with suddenly turn on you and snap at you, it's much harder. I've had one of those weeks. Ironic thing is that when it comes to card-making, I don't usually give up... I keep trying until I'm satisfied and would be proud to display it on my blog. But when it comes to difficult people situations, it's easy for me to withdrawl and give up and say, "I don't need this... I think I'm doing what the Lord wants me to do and these people are so hard to work with and it's so frustrating." But the Lord tells us "do not grow weary of doing good, for we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." Easier said than done, but with God all things are possible and He gives us the strength for each new day. It's amazing what God is doing through our challenge blog. Bringing scriptures and challenges at just the right time. He knew someone (me this time) needed this verse this week.
On to my card... maybe the personal stuff has affected my creative juices or something because this weekend has not been my most creative. I think whatever mojo I might've had took a flying leap somewhere. I just wasn't happy with anything that I was creating. But even though I made more "throw-aways" than keepers, I did not give up, Lol. So, after I uploaded my first card (below) I went searching for something else I could do... something with an image I could color perhaps... and then I came across this really great site with cute digis called "Sew Many Cards." I downloaded this cute Donkey and Turkey image and love the way this one came out. My kids found a pack of feathers after I colored my image, so they don't match exactly, but I just HAD to use em anyways.
I'm looking forward to thanksgiving with mom and dad this year. I'm thankful for family that lives close by so we can get together for holidays and such. I'm also thankful for all my friends including all of you... my blog friends! Thanks for visiting me every so often and chatting when you do.
Here was my first card. The wreath stamp is by Verve and is prettier than I made it look, LOL - but I'm sure my mom will like it though, so this one's going to her.
I will leave you with a request... a silent prayer request. We all need lifting up in prayer at times and although it seems a little weird at times to ask it for myself or my family, sometimes we just need to ask. So, thank you... in advance. Hope you have a wonderful Sunday.