Sunday, July 5, 2020

Faithfulness


Do you ever feel small, insignificant, and powerless in the face of the chaos and turmoil around you? I know I do. Sometimes I've yearned to make a difference in the world or in the lives of people I care about, but my hands are tied and there's little I can do.  Recently I was praying about a whole jumble of problems and feeling totally helpless to solve any of them in even a small way. I remember saying, "What can I do, God?" After a bit the verse in Luke 16:10 came to mind, "One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much..." and I realized that was my answer. I am to be faithful in the small, seemingly insignificant things of my life, and leave the rest to God.
  • Instead of doing just enough to get by, I must work hard and do my best at every task whether menial or important
  • Instead of giving in to social/peer pressure, I must stand for right no matter what it costs
  • Instead of blindly following error, I must seek for and cling to truth regardless of how unpopular it makes me
  • Instead of giving in to hate and division, I must be kind, return good for evil, and seek to get along with those who hold differing views
  • Instead of living selfishly, I must sacrifice and serve the people in my life
  • Instead of worrying about the future, I must learn to trust the unknown to my Heavenly Father and concentrate on living today for His glory
  • Instead of fighting and arguing causing hurt feelings and damaged relationships, I must be silent and keep the peace
  • Instead of being proud and arrogant, I must be humble and teachable
  • Instead of living for earthly rewards and accolades, I must seek things of eternal value
  • Instead of merely being religious, I must pursue a living, personal relationship with Jesus on a daily basis
I want to live in such a way that I hear the words "Well done good and FAITHFUL servant..." at the close of  my life; because for the Christian, the opposite of failure isn't necessarily success, it's FAITHFULNESS!



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Saturday, July 4, 2020

America The Beautiful


Happy 4th of July! I'm sharing a patriotic card that's quick and easy to put together using the America Paper Pad from Echo Park and some of my favorite dies.
You can purchase several of these supplies at the Stamp Simply Ribbon store and enjoy $2.50 flat rate shipping. Check out their blog post today for LOTS of patriotic inspiration!

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Be Still


Happy Independence Day! Today's red-white-and-blue card features two digital stamp sets from Graciellie Design. Gracie is having her first ever BOGO sale today - so be sure to stop by the store and check it out!


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Friday, July 3, 2020

Stamplorations Affiliate


Hello Friends, Today I have a teacup card to share with you that uses some of my favorite products from Stamplorations! They just opened a BRAND NEW store with digital, outlet, and regular stuff all under one roof! AND.....I'm excited to announce that Shery has invited me to be an affiliate of their store, so when you purchase their products through my links I'll receive a small commission at no extra cost to you!  (There's a fun summer challenge, store discount code, and lots of opportunities to win gift codes and free stuff!)


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