Thursday, April 12, 2012

So Blessed to Know

So, we attended Tami's funeral/celebration of life this evening.  I cannot tell you how wonderful it is to KNOW that I'm going to Heaven when I die.  I don't have to wonder, or think I'm going.  I'm just SO BLESSED TO KNOW.  I don't know how many of you have ever read the parable Jesus shared in Luke 16, but if you have not read it, or have not heard it in a while, take time to read through it.  It speaks of a rich man who died and went to Hell, and a poor man who died and went to Heaven.  The rich man said he was in torment and wanted the poor man to put even a drop of water on his tongue, which could not happen because nobody can cross over between Heaven and Hell.  (And YES, by the way, HELL IS a VERY REAL PLACE).  Then the rich man wanted someone to go to his brothers' house and tell them to be saved by the grace of Jesus Christ so that they would never suffer this awful torment when they died.

WOW.  So, if the dead could speak to us, THIS is the message they would give us.  Nothing else.  They would simply tell us that we so desperately need to trust in God, Jesus Christ, and in what He did on the cross so that we can spend eternity in Heaven, and not one second (let alone an eternity) in the dark pit of fire and torture we call Hell.   We all have a choice; just like the rich man and the poor man in Luke 16.  I am just so blessed to know that I made the right choice.

This card was made using the colors Daffodil, Hydrangea, Kiwi and Cherry specifically for the challenge at The Play Date Cafe.  Here is the link to their current challenge: - Challenge #127
And here is their inspiration photo:

I'm also entering it in the challenge at Simon Says Stamp.  Here is their challenge link: - April Showers Bring Spring Flowers

Pile it On Challenge Blog has a fun challenge also.  Here is their link: - All About "S" Challenge - My "S" Things were:  Spring, Stitching, String, Sticker, and Swimsuits

And another great one - Lily Pad Cards Challenge Blog.  Here's the link: - Lily Pad Cards/Simon Says Stamp Presents a Flower Challenge.  I LOVE flowers.

Young Crafters Unite - A Stitching/Sewing Challenge.  Here is their link: - Challenge #8
Here is their challenge inspiration photo:

Thanks for stopping by again.   I really do appreciate all the kind and uplifting words that were left on my last post.  I read them all when I returned home from the funeral, and they were such a big blessing to me.  It's a special treat to know that so many people care.  You are all such an encouragement, and I thank you.  I tried to stop by each of your blogs last night to say hello.

Hope you're having a blessed week.


  1. I am blessed to know that you will be in heaven with me :D Lifting you up before His Mighty Throne, asking for continued comfort and healing for you and Tami's family...

    Blessed be the Name of the LORD Jesus Christ!!!

    Lots and lots of love,

  2. Perfectly darling. That clothes line is sooooo cute! Thanks for playing with me at the PDCC. And for giving me the heads- up on your cute card. :)

  3. Love that clothesline! I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week...

  4. This makes me yearn for open water! LOL Beautiful paper choices and I love the twine! I thank the Lord Jesus each day that He's saved me from such a place as Hell is!

  5. This is a fun looking little card and very much in sync with the inspirational colors and imagery. Blessings!

  6. What an awesome future we have promised to us!

  7. This card is SO ADORABLE!!! Love the little clothes line and the sweet paper choices ;)

  8. mais celle ci aussi est toute jolie, biz

  9. lovely creation! Thanks for joining in our 'Beginning with S' challenge at Pile it on this week! Gemma :)

  10. This is stinkin' adorable! I LOVE the clothesline, so cute! Thanks for joining us at Pile it On this week! Hugs!
    Heather P :)

  11. Amen to that! I'll see you there one day ;)! And your card is absolutely beautiful, Karen! LOVE all the textures, and your trio of wrapped twine is the perfect finishing touch! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  12. Such a lovely card! I love how you've incorporated all our colours this week, just so very pretty! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us over at The Play Date Cafe!