Sunday, November 22, 2009

A thankful heart


Happy Sunday stampers! Our hostess for today's challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ is Helen, who selected an appropriate verse for this week from 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." I hope your Thanksgiving week is a harvest of memories with family and friends.

The challenge for the week is to make a card or project to help celebrate Thanksgiving, or you can create a simple thank you card. Our sponsor this week is Our Daily Bread Designs, check out the main blog here to see what you can win for playing along.

That's an interesting verse and I'm glad Helen selected it. There's a lot of food for thought in that verse. "Let us not become weary," that first part kind of ties into a devotional I read this week on Women to Women Sharing Jesus about authenticity. So many times we can pretend we have it all together, that we're super mom, super church goer, super do-gooder. I'd like to remove my cape . . . I'm not super at any of those things. I'm just someone who is trying and with the help of the Lord, I'll keep putting one foot in front of the other and continue to try. God knew we would have seasons of great energy but also seasons of weariness and that's the reason for the exhortation. Keep going! Don't give up! And it is an encouragement linked to a promise that at the right time in the right season, there will be a harvest.

One of the mindsets that can help you continue to run the race, when the harvest isn't even in sight, is a spirit of thankfulness. When you sit down to count your blessings, all the worries and weariness kind of gets crowded out of your head. The very fact that I can type this message means I have eyes that can see, fingers that move, a brain that can think and a computer to use to share these words and pictures. I'm thankful for the gift of my faith, my family, my friends, and more numerous things than I can mention. I'm sure you all are too. So a very happy Thanksgiving to all my buddies in blog land. Let's keep on creating and keep on encouraging one another. Thanks for all the encouragement you give to me, I do appreciate it so much.

Stamps: Memory Box wreath, thank you sentiment from ?
Ink: Gold craft
Paper: vanilla, various DP
Other: gold twinkle EP, ribbon, rhinestones

20 comments:

The Mama Monkey said...

Wow! Just beautiful and I love how you embossed the wreath! The colors are just stunning and very Thanksgiving-like!

Kristine said...

You card is exquisite Peggysue, I just love all the gold embossing and your pretty rainbow ribbon. Your interpretation of the verse is wonderful. Thank you for sharing. I'm being blessed as I read everyone's posts today. Thanks so much! :)

Belinda said...

LOVE the gold embossing! :) And the ribbon! :) So lovely together!

Michelle /Eliotstamps said...

This is gorgeous, PS! I love the colors and the jewels on the wreath.

Leah said...

Beautiful card, I love the simple beauty of it:) And there is nothing more lovely than a thankful heart.

Traci M said...

Peggysue, I love your card and even more your heart...thanks for these words at this time.

Grace said...

Oh Peggysue I loved this one when I saw it on the SSCC site! Love the richness of the gold embossing! You may have noticed that I like to use it too! :) Beautiful clean but elegant design! Happy Thanksgiving!

Joanne (jojot) said...

and a Happy Thanksgiving for you and yours as well....this is a warm, elegant card

Stacie said...

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the scripture verse. It really touched my heart as I am going thru some trials right now. God bless!

IamDerby said...

Absolutely gorgeous and a happy thanksgiving to you!

Candace said...

This is so beautiful! I love that ribbon!

Deborasays said...

I saw this card over at Stampin' Sisters in Christ, and wanted to let you know that I love it. It is such an elegant card, that I think I shall copy it for my Pastor and his wife. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work!

God Bless and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours,
Debi - Rittman, OH

Helen said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the gold embossed wreath and that bow is wonderful!
Thank you for sharing what God spoke to you about the verse. Sometimes it is hard to see what the harvest is but by being thankful and thinking about our blessings, it does help push through the times when we can't see it.
Blessings!
~H

Gina said...

This is so pretty! I love the image and the colors, that is an awesome ribbon! I also love reading your comments, they tend to come at a point that I really need to hear the verse you are mentioning and can use the uplift. So thanks for that!

Cheryl said...

Stunning card, Peggiesue! I love the bronzey colors. I also always love to read your insights on how the scriptures apply to you. Thank you for sharing.

ashjoy said...

This is just stunning!

Val said...

Peggysue, This is beautiful. Happy Thanksgiving.

theneon said...

You've written some great inspiration and shown us an elegant card -- and you've just put another rose by your window! This card is a wonderful addition to your bouquet of lovelies! Happy Thanksgiving.

Stephanie said...

Just gorgeous!! Love the embossing :)

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