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Monday, February 29, 2016
Hello, Friends!!  I hope this post finds everyone well.  It has been a while since I have posted.  I apologize for my absence.

It has been quite busy and eventful for our family. Not only is my husband out of work but last week we were again reminded about how small and fragile we all are.  There are no guarantees in life.  While we may wake up in the morning, there is no telling what we will face during the day.  Last week Wednesday, our town was hit not with not only one but 4 tornadoes.  It was truly scary looking out our basement windows not knowing if our home would be hit or not.  While we are thankful for only minimal wind or rain damage at our home and only electricity loss for 2 days, 5-7 miles away, people were not as lucky.  Forty-five homes were totally obliterated and 200 homes were damaged; one life was lost.  While we thank God for his provision, especially for one of our friends whose son was in the house basement when the house was totally obliterated, we know God holds our lives in His Hands.  He knows what our future holds.  Have you trusted Him for your future!!  Life is fleeting!!  Do you know where you will spend eternity.  

While my husband continues to be laid off and we are trying to make ends meet, this reminds yet again how God provides and that it could always be worse.  Thank God for His Provision.  May God be with all those affected by the tornadoes!!

Job 12:19
9"Who among all these does not know That the hand of the LORD has done this, 10In whose hand is the life of every living thing, And the breath of all mankind? 

Acts 17:28

For in him we live and move and have our being.'

John 15:21-23

For as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to whom he will. The Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son, that all may honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him. 

This is a thank you card that I created using the Mighty Sea, On Eagles Wings, and With Much Thanks.  It was colored with copics.  The sky was sponged using a scalloped oval as a stencil for the clouds on the back panel as well as the sea image sky.

ODBD Stamps Used: On Eagles Wings, The Mighty Sea, With Much Thanks
ODBD Dies Used: Stitched Ovals, Ovals, Beautiful Borders

May You have a blessed day!! We hope to see you for the new release tomorrow!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and for your comments!! They are so appreciated!!



Patti J said...

Chris, your card is beautiful! I'm so sorry to hear about your husband being out of work. How stressful and tough for him. I will continue to send up prayers, my friend. So happy that you were not hit by those tornados. Hugs...!

*Vicki* said...

So glad to know that you are safe from the weather and sorry to hear about your hometown getting hit. How terrible, but glad you and family are safe. Continued prayers and hugs sent to you and you family as you find strength to get through it all. Your card is beautiful!

Linda Carson said...

One tornado is scary enough but four in one night is horrifying! So thankful for God's hedge of protection over your family and home! still praying for dh to find a job. Your card is awesome!

Julie Gearinger said...

Oh my Chris- how terrifying for all of you! Prayers are being lifted for you and your family as well as the entire town...So thankful that the Lord protected you during this storm and thankful for His provision while your hubby finds a job. What a wonderful thank you card and I love that we have this form of artwork to escape the concerns of the moment and express our thanks to the Lord- hugs, my friend!!

Pamela Haskin said...

Oh my goodness, girl! I'm so thankful that you and your family are uninjured. Praises to the Lord for that! I will certainly be lifting up your friends and neighbors as they make their way through this time of rebuilding.
I'll have your husband on my list as well that he might find just the perfect job.
Your card is beautiful! I especially like how you made the sky. I always mean to give that a try. Looking forward to the new release tomorrow.

Unknown said...

Love you girl!

Conniecrafter said...

So good to hear that you and your home made it through that storm ok, I heard about it on the TV and my prayers went out for all involved. May God grant you peace as you go through this time that your husband is laid off.

CherylQuilts said...

Precious Chris, I am so thankful to the Lord that you, Scott, and the girls made it safely through the storm! How heartbreaking for the families whose homes were obliterated or damaged, and I pray for the family who love a loved one. How devastating, and I know that God comforted you all through the storm, Chris. Praise God for His tender mercies and care for us and that we know He holds our lives in His hands...and not us. Walt and I continue to pray for Scott and his job situation and for your family's provision. We know He has promised to provide all our needs according to His riches, and He will provide somehow. Your card is stunning with the beautiful ocean scene, and your coloring is exquisite. I so love this beautiful eagle you've fussy cut, and as always, what a stunning card, precious friend! Sending love and hugs...and praying! xoxo

Lydia Fiedler said...

Oh Chris - you are in my prayers! How scary for all of you on all fronts. I hope your husband finds work soon! Hugs!

Oh - your card is 100% spectacular as usual - you are so talented!


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