Sunday, June 27, 2010

Red Daisies

Happy Sunday! This week on SSCC (Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge) the verse is Isaiah 53:5 (KJV) But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: The chastisement of our peace was upon Him; And with His stripes we are healed. The challenge is to use stripes on the card. On reflection of the scripture verse I cannot help but think of the incredible sacrifice that Jesus made for me - for us. There is a song that I listen to called "This Man" by Jeremy Camp. A couple of the lines in the song that just haunt me are: "Would you take the place of this man Would you take the nails from his hands?" If you would like to hear the song here is a link to YouTube and that song with a video segment from the movie "The Passion of Christ". It is graphic and makes me cringe and cry. 

The verse says more to me though - it speaks to me about love. The kind of love that lasts forever through good times and bad. We had a dear friend, Fr. Phil, the three of us worked many years together for World Wide Marriage Encounter. He was our spiritual adviser but more than anything, he was our friend. We still miss him since he went home to Our Father. He was a wonderful preacher\teacher\person and one of his favorite stories was to talk about the love of a man and a woman and often referred to a song called "A daisy a day". As husbands and wives we sacrifice for each other, we forgive each other, and we are so thankful to give each other a daisy a day. Fr. Phil used to sing this song and get a tear in his eye when he did. So this card has the stripes that heal relationships through the gift of forgiveness. We are all called to do that - every day - forgive others and forgive ourselves - every single day!

This card is also for a StampTV challenge to use a bow with a fancy button. Gotta love that button taken off of an old sweater of mine from when I was a smaller size!  

Also for the Speedy the Cat challenge to use 3 or more flowers.

Have a great week, I will be back next week for SSCC and during the week with some more summer cards to post. God Bless!

Recipe:
Stamps: Enjoy the Sunshine (GinaK)
Card Stock: GinaK Pure Luxury Wild Dandelion and Red Hot
Designer Paper: DCWV - Citrus
Extras: Cuttlebug folder, fancy button, red ribbon, corner punch   

9 comments:

Becky said...

Beautiful card this morning Miesje, love those reed daisy's. Wonderful words of inspiration.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful Meisje!! Love the layout and that daisies. Gorgeous card!!
Your words are such an inspiration!! TFS!!

hugs,
Chris

Claudine Poch said...

Beautiful colors and layout on your card. Thanks for joining us at Speedy's Friends.

Markie's Mom said...

OH! this is LOVELY!!!!! Love the layout, your coloring and that awesome bow!

Thanks for playing along with Speedy the Cat's Friends!

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE this! That red is gorgeous!

Joanne Travis said...

Really beautiful in the red.
Thanks for playing in Speedy's Friends challenge this week!

Payne Holler Cards said...

beautiful card and lovin your button! but my heart is touched by your wonderful post and testimony for our Lord!
blessings to you GF!
Linda

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Miesje - what an inspiration you are - both with your art and your words - thank you for your contribution to the SSIC! I love the way you have used the stripes with this darling image - love that button too! Thanks for inspiring Miesje! {{{hugs}}}

Dawn Mercedes said...

oh....I love red and yellow!

Dawn
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