Monday, August 13, 2012

Always Grateful

Life is full of unexpected situations.  But it sure is good to know that God is always there to get us through those unexpected and difficult hurdles we face in life.  Yesterday, our son was at his friend's house after church just hanging out and playing when we got a call that their oldest son had an accident at the gym and had to be rushed to the Emergency Department.  I headed over to their house to sit with the younger kids.  My girlfriend took Jake, their oldest, to get his finger looked at.  It was broken, the nail had to be drilled to relieve pressure, and it took several stitches to close the flap of skin that was ripped up.  Gross!  The kids and I immediately started praying for Jake.  What a blessing to know that God was taking care of everything, and Jake is going to be just fine.  I'm so grateful for friends, for the power of prayer, and for a God who is ALWAYS there when we need Him.

This is another card I made with my BFF Patti Lyn using the Pretty Party line from Crate Paper.  I always need Birthday cards, so I know this will come in handy.  I just love the strawberries.  The butterfly is from the chipboard set with this Crate Paper line.

http://mfpspeedytv.ning.com/page/simple-salutations-challenge-6-08-08-12 - Mark's Finest Papers/Speedy TV - Simple Salutations - Butterfly

http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/08/simon-says-lets-play-bingo.html - Simon Says Stamp Challenges - Let's Play Bingo.  My Bingo is Buttons, Free, Punches (banner).

http://www.pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/2012/08/pio-33-bingo.html - Pile It On Challenges - Let's Play Bingo - My Bingo is the Tag, Sewing (real) , and Fabric (silk ribbon)


I'm going to be crafting today, so I will no doubt be back with another post before the day's end.  Thanks for stopping by to say hello.  I hope you're have a fun and crafty day.  And because God is always SO GOOD TO US. . . . we should always remember to be grateful.  1 Thess. 5:18

Blessings,
Karen

10 comments:

  1. You're my "neighbor" entry at Simon Says...such a wonderful testimony of God's goodness Karen! Beautiful card. ;)

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  2. Praise God that he is always there to hear our prayers, and for friends who stand with us through it all! Hope he's doing better soon!
    Such a lovely card Karen! I just love your seam binding bows and the papers on this one are gorgeous!

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  3. Beautiful card! Lovely colours! So cheerful! Thank you for becoming my followers and for invitation to visit your blog:) Your creations are so pretty! Hugs!

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  4. Oooooo...there's that Pretty Party line again! I think it agrees with you, Karen...Love what you've been doing with it! And yes, God IS good!!

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  5. Like the variety of elements used & how you arranged them. Thanks for entering the MFP Simple Salutations Ch#6 Butterfly.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    MFP Simple Salutations

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  6. What a fun and happy card! Thanks for playing along with the Simon Says Challenge Blog this week!

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  7. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week for the Pile It On "Bingo!” with us! Just loved your card, and hope to see you back here next week!

    PIO DT
    Lorianna

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  8. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week for the Pile It On "Bingo!” with us! Just loved your card, and hope to see you back here next week!

    PIO DT
    Lorianna

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  9. I love anything with a strawberry on it. thanks for playing with us at PIO.

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