Thursday, May 24, 2012

Life is Difficult

Oh my, life is certainly difficult.  I hate to complain, because God has been SO good to me in every way.  I'm recovering from my surgery and getting stronger each day, my family has been wonderful, my life is filled with blessings, and I have a happy life.  But it sure is difficult when Satan digs his way in there and tries to get us to doubt God's love and plan for us.  I was coming down the stairs, which is tricky for me anyway because of my foot, and I slipped and fell.  I hurt my knee pretty badly.  I immediately called out to God for help.  I begged for His healing, His hand of comfort, and His love.  He heard me and gave me the ability to walk downstairs to the couch.  I'm laying here with ice on my knee, but I'm in a decent amount of pain.  I am just praying that there is no significant damage.  I KNOW that God is in control.  Life is difficult, and I could never do it with out Him.

I made this Father's Day card for my Dad.  He is a pilot, retired from the Air Force, so I thought it was fitting for him.  I hope he likes it.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/make-it-monday-67-participants.html - PTI Make it Monday #67 - Step it Up/Mixing Patterned Papers.  I used my PTI star border punch.

http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/05/simon-says-fathers-dayspecial-male.html - Simon Says Stamp - Fathers Day/Special Man

http://www.stampinsistersinchrist.blogspot.com/2012/05/challenge-140-ephesians-429.html - Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge #140 - Build Up Your Card

http://www.marksfinestpapers.blogspot.com/2012/05/blog-hop-winners-speedyfox-and-friends.html - Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge #108 - Father's Day

Thank you for stopping by to take a look.  I greatly appreciate your prayers.  You are all such a tremendous blessing in my life.

Hugs,
Karen

14 comments:

  1. Oh my, so sorry about your fall! Love your card...the colors you chose go so well together! I'm sure your dad will LOVE it!

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  2. Love the card gorgeous colors. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun and more chances to win with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

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  3. I'm sorry to hear about your fall, Karen. You're in my prayers.

    One of the great things about making cards is being able to personalize the card theme. I'm sure your dad will love his card. It's awesome!

    Blessings,
    Shelly xx

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  4. Sorry to hear about your fall. I've taken a trip down the stairs a time or two myself. Hope you feel better soon. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

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  5. Sorry to hear of your fall!! I will pray for you to heal quickly!!

    This is a wonderful card for your dad!!

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  6. You poor dear.. Yes God is in control of HIS children's life we just have to believe when trying times come. How do you think Job felt. :)
    Beautiful card.

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  7. Oh My Karen! I am praying for you that the Lord will give you strength in yet another painful situation!
    Your card just soars and I know your Dad will just love it!

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  8. Ouch - Karen that would be such a shock, and quite frightening. Dear Lord please comfort and heal my sister and restore to her Your overwhelming peace, and faith that you are in control of every circumstance. We ask this is the powerful name of Your Son, Jesus. Amen.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  9. oh I am so sorry you fell down the stairs..I will pray for you and that God will heal you. He is a loving God and hears all of our prayers.

    Your card is just so awesome...I love that image and great color combo...Love the DP you used. Have a wonderful and safe Memorial weekend.

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  10. Karen I am so sorry to hear that you had a fall. Praying for you!

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  11. Karen - What a great card! I really like the star border punch and the plane stamp. I'm sure your father will appreciate this delightful card. I hope that your knee is feeling better soon. I will be praying for you. Thanks for joining us at SSiC this week.
    Blessings,
    Michelle

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  12. je suis sûr qu'elle lui plaira cette carte, j'aime ce coté artiste, très réussi et si masculine, bien sûr la vie n'est pas simple mais c'est ce qui fait que l'on apprécie les bons moments, biz

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  13. Oh I love your fabulous card, what lovely papers. Hope your knee has improved and your feeling better.

    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

    luv

    Debby

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