Sunday, August 1, 2010

Patience - Isaiah 40:31

Just look at how patient those baby birds look? They are so trusting that their parent will provide for them. No doubt they are not sure when their request will be heard and answered, but they know it will and did. This adorable image came from Digi Doodle Shop, they are sponsoring the challenge this week on Stampin Sisters in Christ. I encourage you to come by and participate. The challenge this week is brought to us by our wonderful design team sister, Rebekka. She asked us to create a card with one of our feathered friends on it. It does not have to come from Digi Doodle Shop - use any bird image you have.  This week's scripture verse that Rebekka asked us and you to reflect on is from Isaiah 40:31.

"They that hope in the Lord will renew their strength, they will soar as with eagle's wings; they will run and not grow weary, walk and not grow faint." (New American Bible)
My husband and I attend Mass every Saturday night. Tonight the homily (sermon) was taken from the book of Luke 12: 13-21. The way it was shared was really what I took away. It is that we want to accumulate so much more than what we need. Not that we acquired it dishonestly or that we worship what we have - but that we think we need for the future. It is a form of security. Where my mind went was - um - stamps and all that goes with it. I am going to have to reflect on this some more. Isn't it amazing how often what is heard at church seems to speak directly to us? I should be like the baby birds - knowing that God will provide ALL that I need! 

The sketch I used is for the Priscilla Midnight Madness MMSC64. Great sketch!

Have a wonderful week dear friends!

Paper: SU - Creamy Caramel and Wild Wasabi
Special Paper: Cosmo Cricket - Nutmeg
Other: Ribbon, Stick on dots, Cuttlebug Folder


Lovely Linda said...

Hello Miesje - what a fabulous card - I love that image, it is adorable and your words are so true - patience - hmmmm!! LOL! Thanks for sharing you art and your heart! {{{hugs}}}

Becky said...

Miesje this is such a lovely card and a lovely image for today's challenge. Have a blessed Day.

Olga said...

What a fantastic story, tfs, I'm so guilty of the stamp thing too, yes he wil prvide if we will just leave it to him and trust as the birds do. Your card is gorgeous, gave me something to think about! Have a wonderful day my friend.

Grace said...

Hi Miesje! This is soooo pretty and I love the image... the sweet mother feeding her babies with that God given instinct that just amazes me every time I see it! Your colors and layout are perfect! Have a wonderful week!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello again Miesje - great to see you playing along with the Minight Madness Sketch Challenge - you know I LOVE your cards! We would love to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}

Cindy Coutts said...

Great words my friend, as well as a great card. I could never make the colors that you used work together, but you did so beautifully.

Priscilla said...

What a beautiful card. We are thrilled you have entered. It is a joy to check out your blog and work. Love your card and what a great take on the sketch. Thank you so much for joining in the fun this week at the Midnight Madness sketch challenge.
MMSC Hostess

Phyllis said...

Miesje A BIG WARM WELCOME to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge!! We are delighted that you have found us!! What a lovely card and story! I love that image and your colors are beautiful. The MMDesign Team thanks your for playing with us this week.

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Miesje.
Welcome to the Midnight Madness Challenge. We are so happy that you wanted to play along with us!

Your card is beautiful. I love the colors and the image is adorable. I don't think it is just the baby birds being patient - it can be a test of patient's to be a parent to *LOL*

Thanks for joining Midnight Madness challenge. I hope to see you join us again soon.


Lisa Hjulberg said...

This card turned out so cute, Miesje! What a great idea to use the branches embossing folder for your background!

Yes, we do get carried away with loving our stamps (and other material things), but God wants us to be happy and to share our talents with others. As long as we don't go too far afield, I think He's okay with it!


Judy said...

Hi Miesje,

This card is just lovely, and I think you did a wonderful job coloring this Mother and Baby Birds stamp.


redwasher1 said...

Beautiful!!! Love the baby birds and the verse!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Loved your devotional today. I heard the same type of homily and God knows he made me human and fall prey to all the wants and desires of every creative person, but thank goodness we have the Holy Spirit to guide us and keep things in perspective.

Your card is beautiful and has outstanding design elements. Thanks for sharing today!

pam124 said...

Miesje, what fun that you have found us at The Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. A big welcome to you. What a really fresh take on this week's sketch. That color combo is so awesome and I love the ef you chose and that image is a knock out. Such a wonderful image to go with your message. Your ribbon treatment and pearls really top this off.

Thanks SO MUCH for joining the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, and I hope you can come and play along with us again next week!


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Beautiful card Miesje!! Love the bird and the vibrant colors. Awesome take on the sketch! I love the wording and testimony you share each week.