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Sunday, September 18, 2011
Happy Sunday Everyone!! I hope you are having a great weekend!!

Today I have the honor of being this week's hostess at Stampin Sisters in Christ. I chose one of my
favorite verses for this week's devotional and challenge: He who waits upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up on wings like eagles. Isaiah 40:31

How many of us go through life thinking we are in total control or our own destiny when all the sudden we hit some difficulty whether it be health wise for us or a loved one, financial, difficulty with raising a child, or etc.  Where does our help come from then?  To read more of my devotional you can click here.

Although most of my devotional is on the Stampin Sisters in Christ post, I would like to share a very enlightening or inspiring poem I found left to me by my dear mother in law (who is now in Heaven with her Saviour).


Desperately, helplessly, longingly I cried:
Quietly, patiently, lovingly God replied.
I pled and I wept for a clue to my fate,
And the Master so gently said, “Child you must wait.”
Wait, you say wait,” my indignant reply.
“Lord I need answers. I need to know why!
Is your hand shortened or have you not heard?
By faith I have asked and am claiming your Word.
My future and all of which I can relate
Hangs in the balance and YOU tell me WAIT?
I’m needing a ‘Yes”, a go-ahead sign,
Or even a ‘No’ to which I can resign.
And Lord, you promised that if we believe
We need but to ask and we shall receive.
And Lord, I’ve been asking and this is my cry”
I’m weary of asking! I need a reply.”
Then quietly, softly I learned of my fate
As my Master relied once again, “You must wait.”
So I slumped in my chair, defeated and taut and
Grumble to God, “So I am waiting for what?”
He seemed the to kneel and His eyes wept with mine,
And He tenderly said, “I could give you a sign.
I could shake the heavens and darken the sun,
I could raise the dead, cause the mountains to run.
All you seek I could give, and please you would be.
You would have what you want, but you wouldn’t know Me.
You’d not know the depth of My love for each saint;
You’d not know the power that I give the faint;
You’d not learn to see through clouds of despair;
You’d not learn to trust just by knowing I’m there;
You knot know the joy of resting in Me
When darkness and silence were all you could see;
You would never experience that fullness of love
As the peace of my Spirit descends like a dove;
But you’d not know the depth of the beat of My heart,
The glow of My comfort, late in the night,
The faith that I give when you walk without sight,
Of an infinite God, who makes what you have LAST.
What it means that ‘My grace is sufficient for thee!’
But oh the loss, if I lost what I’m doing in you!

Author unknown

The challenge I chose for this week at Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge:

Use wings and a biblical verse or quote on your creation

This week's Sponsor  is Our Daily Bread Designs who is offering a $15 gift certificate for one random participant of this week's challenge.

For my creation I used the Scripture Series 2 and Scrolly Borders from Our Daily Bread Designs to make a card of encouragement for a friend who recently had serious surgery on her back.  She will be layed up for months and is in severe pain. I hope this card puts a smile on her face, knowing others are praying for her.

The designer paper is Basic Grey Curio paper.  The verse is frame with the Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two which I cut twice to frame (oval die). The bouquet is created with a crocheted doily and prima flowers.  

I hope you enjoyed my creation.

Be sure to check out  Rebecca's devotional on the SSIC Blog, as I know you'll be blessed!

For more inspiration please visit my DT Sisters:
 Grace,  LindaLisa, MiesjeRebecca,PeggysueKris,  Marilynn,  and
Thanks for stopping by and for all your comments!! They are greatly appreciated!!
Have a great weekend!!


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cheryl said...

oh wow chris hun this is simply stunning,really beautiful card,hugs cherylxxxxx

Miesje said...

Oh I love it Chris! That poem is wonderful - lifted me up! Your card is so soft and pretty, your friend will really appreciate it!

Grace said...

Beautiful card Chris, and even more beautiful words! This poem will bless many today!!! Praying that this weekend is productive for you and you have safe travels as you return. TTYS!

Sandra H said...

This is truly an amazingly lovely card l adore your sentiment and the pretty colours used on the background truly lovely!:) Sandra H

Becky said...

Love your creation Chris..Just stunning.

Dawnll said...

This is a beauty.I Love the Isaiah verses and your poem. How beautiful to have her share with you.
Thanks for sharing sweetie

Imagine That Digistamp said...

Hi Chris *Ü* I love your poem, first of all... what a wonderful treasure your MIL left you! I also am admiring that beautiful frame your sentiment is in! Your whole card is gorgeous--as is expected coming from you ;) Hope your weekend search was fruitful!! Can't wait to hear about it when you return. Hugs, Kris

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx

Unknown said...

Love your devotional at SSIC. Your card is gorgeous, love all of the layers and colours.

coldwaters2 said...

What can I say Chris except, Beautiful, the design, colours and that sentiment is truly awesome.
Lorraine x

MariLynn said...

Chris, you picked one of my favorite verses this week. I love the poem that you shared. It really touched my heart. I like how you have the ribbbon through the lace on your card. It is simply elegant!!! Praying for a blessed week. HUGS!!

Francie G. said...

This is just beautiful, Chris! Love your creation and that fabulous poem! TFS!

Elizabeth said...

Chris, this card is lovely! I especially like the DP. It gives a wonderful collage look to the card with little effort! =) Extra prayers going before the throne for your friend.

Sara said...

Truly beautiful! Thanks for playing along with Jellypark!

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation and love the addition of the pearls, thank you for sharing with us at the Emerald Faerie Garden
Hugs Kate xx
PS. I have some candy if you are interested

Angie said...

Very pretty card love the colours and the lace.
Thanks for joining us at papertake weekly
Angie x

Tracey said...

Beautiful card as always Chris :)
Thanks for joining us at Jellypark Friends this week.

Unknown said...

Oh Chris....this is just absolutely amazingly beautiful. I love how you combine elements. I need to come visit and just watch you create. I am sure I could learn alot.

Thanks so much for joining our "Show us what you got" challenge this week at Shelly's Images Blog.

Jennifer Scull said...

oh my goodness, I am sitting here with tears streaming down my face after reading that most beautiful poem. you can't know how much I really needed that today. thank you so much for posting it.....
now I can compose myself a bit to type and tell you how much I love your beautiful creation...... so glad you have joined our 'pass it on' challenge at Jellypark Friends. :)

Donna said...

Absolutely beautiful card Chris, those flowers and papers are stunning. Thanks for joining in the Little Miss Muffet Challenge. hugs Donna x

gina g said...

Beautiful work as always from you Chris. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons this time and good luck. luv gina xx

carol said...

beautiful card, thanks for playing along with CRAFTY RIBBONS this week, x carol

Patti P. said...

What a beautiful poem, isn't it funny how God guides us to the place we need to be and then allows something that someone does to show us his love and grace. Thanks so much for sharing and also for sharing your beautiful card. So glad you could play along with us this week at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Patti SCH/DT

Carisa said...

wow. wow. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL poem!!! Seriously, I'm glad I took the moment to read it. So powerful. Thank you for sharing - I'm going to go check out the rest of your devotional.

I love you card, too! It's so pretty. Full of beautiful details. Thanks for joining us this week at Little Miss Muffet Challenges. :)

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Hi Chris, thanks for visiting my blog. Your poem is very touching. The card is stunning, I like the scripture you used. Thanks so much for sharing in the WORD and paper. ~ Abby

Basslady said...

very true verse and an awesome arrangement of flowers!

a very beautiful and striking creation!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Unknown said...

I loved the poem and the story you had to share about finding it in your MIL's bible. Great thoughts and a beautiful card!

Tip Top said...

This is stunning! Thank you for joining in at Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Jellypark Challenges

Merlyn said...

Lovely card and a lovely poem

Mami Doodles said...

It is always a joy too look at your cards! Thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

Jess's Crafty Things said...

thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Challenge Blog and good luck with your entry - absolutely stunniing card hugs Jess

Lovely Linda said...

This is beautiful Chris and the poem is very moving and so true! Thank you Chris for all you bring and share with the SSIC - your cards are always such a treat for the eyes - the details are such special touches - your words always touch the heart! {{{hugs}}}

Denise Pustelniak said...

This is a lovely card, Chris!

Sharon Basel said...

Lovely! I really like the focus on the sentiment and your beautiful embellishments just add a really special touch. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!

Lovely Linda said...

Dear Chriss - what a touching post today - I love your peom - it is beautiful and a treasure I know you value! Gorgeous card - I have that DP and you have inspired me to get it out - thank you! Love the details and all of the 'Chris-isms!!' Fabulous! {{{hugs}}}

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Chris, what a gorgeous card. I love the shabby chic style and beautiful colours. Thanks for joining us at Bee Crafty challenge. Hugs, Denise x

Unknown said...

That card is breathtaking! Wow! I am sorry I didn't get a chance to stop by earlier this week, was traveling to visit my daughter. This is just beyond lovely, and the poem, priceless.

Sheri said...


Thanks for joining our "Sew Simple" challenge this week at My Sheri CRAFTS ;-)

Glenda said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining our challenge at My Sheri Crafts!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Chris!! I just love your colors and the lacing to frame that verse!

Promosyon said...

Beautiful card Chris, and even more beautiful words also. This poem will bless many today. Praying that this weekend is productive for you and you have safe travels as you return.


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