Good morning Y'all! I hope this fine morning finds each and every one of y'all doin' "finer that frog hair"! Now, that's fine, don't ya know! Don't y'all just love some of the old timey sayins'? Well, I sure do. I think I'm gonna have to keep a note pad with me at all times, and when one comes to mind, or if I hear a good one, I'll write it down so I can share it with y'all, and give y'all a little chuckle for the day. "Finer than frog hair" always makes me smile. I'll bet it did you too.
I wanted to share the cards we made at Card Ministry night at church. There was four of us there on Monday night. We were down a bit in number, but not in heart. We always love our time together. Just sharing with each other a bit about how mean we "may" have been growing up. hahaha Not sayin' we were, just sayin' we "may" have been. There's a big difference. I am not admitting to or confessing to anything. hahahaha Oh well, I think I drifted a bit from the purpose of this post. hahahaha
So, we made the usual three different cards. Each one is lovely. I just love how the ideas that the lady who brings this together each month keeps it fresh and fun with beautiful cards. Then to see on Sundays the ladies in our Sunday School class looking over them like they are little mini treasures, which, by the way, they are. So, as usual, I took pics and would love to share them with y'all.
All the cuts for these cards was cut on her Big Shot machine, or punched from StampinUp punches. I don't know where the Mr and Mrs die cut came from. But, I really enjoyed making these cards and I hope you enjoyed looking at them.
I hope that each and every one of y'all have a special day planned today. I pray that as you go about your day that you will ask God to let you see the world thru His eyes today. I pray that you will take the time to pray for sick and hurting across the globe. I pray you will pray for the sick and hurting in your neighborhood, in your families, and in your churches. There are a lot of people who need hope. This world does not offer hope. Our hope is found only in Jesus Christ.
Look at this scripture. Romans 12:12 "Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, and be constant in prayer."
I immediately see that we are to rejoice in our hope. My hope is in Jesus Christ. Jesus said that we are to "take up our cross daily" and follow Him. Following Jesus is not easy. If you are a follower of Christ, you know what I mean. There are many distractions on the road of following Christ. We must stay focused. Paul went on to say that we are to be "patient in tribulation". Really! Patience and tribulation is a formula that does not mix. But....this is what Paul told us to do. "Tribulation" is a temporary situation. If we hold on to our hope, which is in Christ, it will be worth it. Some of our major growth spurts in the Lord has come during tribulation. If you go thru a trying time and you don't grow in your relationship with the Lord, you may find yourself going through it again. I always try to have the mind set to ask the Lord, what do I need to learn from this situation? Help me learn what I need to learn, so I don't have to keep repeating this. Then Paul said to "be in constant prayer". That is one of the best pieces of advice I could give anyone, just exactly what Paul told us to do. I always want that constant communication going on. I thank God for the good and ask Him to help me withstand the bad and thank Him in every situation. If we are focused on Christ, then the temporary things of this world, as bad as they can be and may be, will not steal our joy. If I can praise God thru it, then someone else may see that it is possible to "Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, and be constant in prayer."
I pray that as you go about your day, that you will be "Rejoicing in hope, being patient in tribulation, and being constant in prayer." Have a great day. Thank God for it and share your hope with someone today that may never have heard of the hope in Jesus Christ.
Ladybug, I hope you stay cool in the village today and that you have a great day. Sweetpea loves you.
I hope you enjoyed your visit here today and that you will come back real soon. Be blessed in this day, y'all. God loves y'all, so do I, hugs Patty