Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Cast All Your Burdens

As I write this blog post, my heart is a little bit heavy.  Which leads me to the verse 1 Peter 5:7 "Casting all your burdens upon Him, for He careth for you."  I have to remind myself sometimes that I don't have to carry it alone.  He has ASKED me to lay it on Him, and I am SO grateful to serve a loving caring God who will allow me to cast my cares upon Him.

My Dad called me this evening.  He told me that he may have colon cancer.  It's not certain yet, and he will require further testing, but it still weighs on my heart.  I had the privilege and honor of praying with my Dad, and knowing that he is saved.  What a wonderful thing to know my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, is in control and wants me to let Him handle what I cannot handle alone.

Today is Word Art Wednesday.  I am SO grateful for Cassandra who had the vision of starting this Christ-honoring challenge blog, and for inviting me to be a part of her Design Team where I can take God's precious Word and make it into art.  I hope that all of you will visit Word Art Wednesday and be a part of our exciting challenges.  Every week, there is a free piece of Word Art you are welcome to use (if you wish) on your project.  Here is the card I made with this week's free Word Art.

I used all Basic Grey Lemonade products, with the exception of the journaling tag which is My Mind's Eye, and some miscellaneous trims and machine sewing.

I'm entering this card in the Anything Goes Challenge at Simon Says Stamp.  Here's a link:

I'm also entering this card in Abby's beautiful and Christ-honoring Scripture Challenge.  Thanks, Abby, for being such a constant encouragement.  Here is her blog link for her challenge:

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope that when YOU are having a bad day, that you will remember to "cast all your cares upon Him".  He really does care about you.



  1. Thanks for your visit Karen! I like your style and I follow your blog! Hope you'll follow me :)

  2. I'm so sorry to hear your news, Karen.You're so right; God is in control and will always be with us. I'm praying for good news and that God will lift your burden!

  3. Hi Karen,

    Thanks for your lovely comment about my card. I am following you and you are more than welcome to follow me too.

    I am sorry to hear of your Dad's news. I really hope when he has further testing that he gets some good news as he must be very worried in the meantime.

    Sending love and hugs your way and will be keeping my fingers crossed for you.

    Love Mandy xxx

  4. Prayers and {HUGS} for you. Praying good news will be delivered about his condition.
    Your card if soooo pretty. I love the little felt touches.

  5. This is just so pretty! I love the colors and the cute butterfly and snail. The trim is beautiful too!

    I'm sorry to hear about your dad and I just prayed for him.

  6. Karen, I am loving your pretty card...and you are right about the lovely Word Art.....just beautiful.
    I am so glad that you are finding comfort in the Lord....may He give you strength in the days to come, and that He will bless your dear dad with good are in my prayers.

  7. Thank you for the reminder of who to turn to in all circumstances! It is such a comfort to know when others are trusting in the Lord Jesus!
    This card is so beautiful the tag you've added the verse to! Beautiful ribbon to!

  8. What beautiful Spring colors, wonderful card.

  9. Greetings in the Lord, Karen. Such a pretty card and Word.

  10. Oh Karen, I'm sorry to hear of this news. I will keep your dad in prayer. Isn't it wonderful that we can take such comfort in the scriptures. Your card is a beautiful reminer of that. Thanks so much for linking this to Scripture Thursday. ~ Abby

  11. Karen I am so sorry to hear your news, but what joy and peace to know that your Dad's times are in His hands!!
    I love the way you have used the verse as the focal point of your card.

  12. Cancer can be devastating, but it can also be a time of grace. My mom was diagnosed with tongue cancer three years ago. The doctors said it would be very fast and very painful. After prayer we decided she would not undergo chemo nor radiation. She had some alternative medicine but what really helped was confessing healing verses three times a day. After all it says in Proverbs that the Word of God is medicine to our whole body!!!! Patsy

  13. Love that felt butterfly and the colour choice of this pretty card...thinking of your family.... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  14. Your card is so bright and cheery. Love BD Lemonade papers!! What a blessing to know we can praise God even in the middle of health trouble, or any trouble. He cares for you and your dad!
    Thanks for your comments on my blog!

  15. I am sorry to hear of this Karen. I know the Lord has His warm loving arms around your dad and your family.

    Your card is beautiful, love all the great textures. Talk soon.

  16. Very pretty card.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.


    Jo x

  17. Cute card Karen!!!

    And so sorry to hear about your dad. Hopefully it isn't as bad as it may seem. So good to hear you prayed together and that you have faith in our beloved Father in Heaven. He'll help you through this.