Sunday, July 15, 2012

Precious Friendship: Matthew 5:13

Yeah! It is Sunday again. I love weekends even though it is summer vacation for me, I still love weekends. Time with my hubby is always a plus and it means a new challenge based on scripture at Stampin' Sisters in Christ!

It is my turn this week to be the challenge hostess this week and I chose the verse from Matthew 5:13. Be sure to read my devotion for this week over on SSIC!
"You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and be trampled underfoot."

I have been blessed in my life with 2 precious friends. They have been special in my life for more than 40 years and the really neat thing is that we all share the same last name! (we married brothers) We share many things other than our last names and family ties. We share our faith with each other. One lives her faith as a Catholic and the other as a Protestant. One lives in Wisconsin (far away from me) and the other lives about 2 hours away. But none of that matters - they are "the salt of the earth" each in their own way and they make me a better person. I made two of these cards and will send out this week.

The challenge this week is; make it sparkle!

This week our sponsor is The Stamps of Life. Be sure to stop and browse their selection.

Don't forget to stop by my SSIC design sisters (listed on the sidebar) to see what they have to share this week.
It is always great to see you, thanks for the comments and have a wonderful week surrounded with God's love.





Recipe: 
Stamps: GKD - Border Bling
Paper: GKD - Black - ivory - Calypso
Designer Paper: BG - none
Other: Spellbinder die, pearls, ribbon, pearls, heat embossing

Challenges:  
ATCs & Cards With Attitude - Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges -  Bling,  bows
Moving Along With The Times - Sentiment only
Southern Girls -  Pearls

19 comments:

Becky said...

Wonderful devotional this morning Miesje. It is one of the first scriptures I memorized when I got saved. Beautiful card.
Hugs :)

Jerusha said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for the devotional this morning. Loved it.

Glimpses of My Heart said...

Meisje - What a beautiful card(s). I'm guessing your 2 "sisters" will be the blessed recipients this week! Thanks for hosting this week!
Blessings,
Michelle

MariLynn said...

Beautiful card. I loved reading your devotion this morning. I too am on a salt restricted diet and sometimes just crave the salty foods,..pickles, cheese, chips... I wonder if the world is on a high blood pressure diet too and is craving that salt. It only takes a little salt to make a difference. I find myself with that momma bear mask a lot. Thanks for sharing your heart!

Diane said...

Oh, an amazing scripture and devotion prompt this morning, Miesje! Love your card...and the contrast of colors. Makes the focal point really pop! Your devotional was so thought provoking...I'm so sorry your son was the brunt of prejudice. But what an amazing sprinkling of God's grace he poured upon that neighbor. Blessings on your week...and your son too!

Grace said...

Miesje I so enjoyed your devotional today! Love your pretty card as well, and how special that you have two such special friends in your life to send these to! Hugs to you and blessings to your son too!!!
hugs,
Grace

Mel @ Princess Melus Crafts said...

Great sentiment here, fab card! :)

Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments!

- Mel xx

Purple mad Alison said...

Beautiful project x
Thanks for joining us over on ATCs With Attitude.
Hugs Alison x x

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Miesje - what an inspiring devotional this week, I am praying for your son! Your card is gorgeous too - love that added bling! Thank you for all you add to the SSIC Design Team - you are the 'Salt of the earth' my friend! {{{hugs}}}

Mau xx said...

This is so pretty Miesje, I love the sentiment and your pearls are perfect.
Beautiful Devotional too over at SSIC.
Thanks for sharing with MAWTT
Hugs Mau xx

Doreen said...

Gorgeous card...Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments.xxx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

You have made a lovely card here. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

Wendy said...

Excellent post Miesje. What a great lesson your son brought when confronted by this mean man.

Debs said...

Fabulous card - gorgeous colour and wonderful sentiment.
Love the pearls and the pin is perfect.
Thanks for playing along with us at Aud Sentiments and MAWTT this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Chriss America Real said...

This card is just lovely! I love the sentiment and the pearls you used & the bow...just perfect!

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Delightful Challenges this week!

Hugs,

Chriss - DT
http://www.chrissandlou.blogspot.com/

Tina said...

gorgeous , beauiful words ! thank you for joining us at ATCs and cards With Attitude xx

ScrappySandie said...

Lovely card, Miesje! Thanks for the inspiring devotional as well! Love how you used pearls on your card and in the sentiment. Glad you are having a good summer break!
Sandie

Peggysuez said...

Loved your devotional Miesje, and so glad you have two true Christian sisters who are salt and light for you as I am sure you are for them! Great card too, enjoy the rest of the summer break.

Kirsten said...

this is such a lovely card. and that bow is just stunning. thanks for playing along with us at Southern Girls. <3 Kirsten