Tuesday, May 15, 2012

MOJO241, SSIC139 ~ Trust

Good afternoon and thanks for stopping by to visit. I have a card to share. I created this one for the Mojo Monday sketch Challenge along with the weekly challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ.

Here's the sketch...

And my interpretation... (yes, I did rotate the sketch...)

This week's challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ calls for participants to include an animal, bird or bug of some sort. This request brought me to a stash of brads (shaped like ants) hidden away. And as often happens, God revealed something to me. I came upon this scripture in the Bible...

Proverbs 30:25

"Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest."

Many of us have times of trials and suffering.  And this spring has been a brutal one physically and emotionally for me. The migraines I had every 6 months or so have now become almost a weekly occurrence. My creative energies have been at an all time low. Things have been stressful on many fronts and my doctor cautions me to reduce my stress load.  That can be a difficult thing to do with so many irons in the fire.  And I truly believe God wants us to be productive.  This scripture reveals so much!  You see, the ant works very hard... but the ant also works smarter!  It takes advantage of opportunity to provide for the future. She stays focused on her task and forges ahead.  She maintains the course.  The scripture I have on this card is included in Our Daily Bread's Scripture Collection 7 and I found it to be a great comfort.  Trust in the Lord. Stay focused on Him and forge ahead. And that perfect peace will come! Blessings...

Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Scripture Collection 7
Paper - Paper Studio, Georgia Pacific, Prima Sun Kiss, lilybeedesign Double Dutch
Dies - Spellbinders - Standard Circles Large, Petite Scalloped Circles Large, Foliage, Sunflower Set Two
Embossing Folder - Provocraft - Wicker Weave
Ribbon - Offray
Brads, Jet Bead Flourish


Stampin' Sisters in Christ - SSIC139 - Include an Animal, Bird or Bug (ant brads)
Mojo Monday - MOJO241 - Sketch Challenge


ScrappySandie said...

Hi Lori! Lovely card! I love the clean layout, the colors, the amazing die cut flower and those adorable little ants! So sorry to hear you are having migraines...I used to get them too...they're awful! Praying for a stress-free and headache-free week for you!
Thanks for joining our challenge at SSiC!
Bless you!

Tam said...

great card! little ants are a cute touch.

Miesje said...

Oh I really like this card. Great sketch - I think I will use it for this week's sample! Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

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