Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Tell God That You're Thankful

When I was on Facebook the other day, I saw a quote on a friend's wall.  It REALLY made me think long and hard.  This is what it said:
 
"If you woke up this morning, and ALL YOU HAD were those things that you thanked God for YESTERDAY, what would you have?"
 
WOW!  Let's be honest here.  How often do you stop and say, "Thank you, Lord, for my husband, and my children, my friends and relatives, my home, my food, my warm bed, my arms that move, my legs that can walk, my health, my job, my health insurance, the hair on my head, my fingernails and toenails, my teeth, gums and lips, my senses, my vehicle(s), my church, my pastor, my country's freedoms......and this list can go on and on.  We have SO MUCH for which we need to be thankful.  I don't doubt that each of us truly IS grateful, but how often do you actually TELL GOD that you are thankful for all these things?    If you really did wake up in the morning and only had those things that you thanked Him for yesterday, what would you have?  It sure has made me far more aware of my need to TELL HIM how grateful I am for even the "little things" that mean so much, and I strongly encourage you to take time to let God know that you don't take ANY of it for granted.  It ALL comes from Him, and we need to give Him thanks and praise for all the good things in our lives.  We sure do tend to complain about all the things that are going wrong, but we shouldn't!  Each and every one of us has blessings that, BY FAR, outweigh the bad things in our lives.  Let's encourage one another to be more thankful.
For this card, I used all My Mind's Eye patterned papers.  I also used  a Martha Stewart lace border punch, three colors of hand-dyed scrunched seam binding, tacky glue, Scor Tape adhesive from Classy Cards 'N Such, some Martha Stewart glitter, and a Prima 3-D gem.  The sentiment is a FREE word-art file available on the Word Art Wednesday blog.
 
This week at Word Art Wednesday, we're having another fun Anything Goes challenge with TWO great sponsors.  One lucky winner will receive some new rubber stamps from Heart & Soul Rubber Stamps, and another lucky winner will win 5 (five) digital images of their choice from the wonderfully adorable Digi Darla's Designs.  I hope that you will stop by and play along with us.  We would LOVE to see what you create this week.

My Craft Spot by Kimberly - Challenge #109 - Use 3-D Items - I used this really cool 3-D Prima gem that I purchased at Hobby Lobby

Craft-Dee Bowz Challenges - August Challenge - Anything Goes With a Handmade Bow - I make my own hand-dyed scrunched seam binding, and I hand-made my bow using it (as I most often do)

Stamp & Create Challenge Blog - August Challenge - Use Glitter - How fun!  I love using glitter, and I used pink and blue Martha Stewart ultra-fine glitters on the edges of this card to make it POP
 
Thanks for visiting me today.  It's always such a treat to have you stop by to say hello, and I will look forward to visiting you all this week as well.  You are each such a blessing to me, and I do thank God for you!
 
My Cup Runneth Over,
 
Karen
 

19 comments:

  1. Oh Karen this is gorgeous - love the triple coloured bow and the way you have presented the verse.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  2. Lovely card! A cool gem for sure! I am so thankful to be saved from the wrath to come. There is truly much to be thankful for if you live in the USA ~enjoy your day Karen.

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  3. Such a gorgeous card with this fabulous seam binding bow. What a great Word Art this week!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

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  4. gris et rose, un de mes combo préféré, c'est tellement joli ensemble et tu l'as tellement bien réussi, biz

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  5. Thanks for sharing the quote on your friends wall. I just asked a couple of people and there was an instant Praise! Thanks for the inspiration. I believe I'm going to use that question for my next women ministry ice breaker. By the way, your card is beautiful.

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  6. So elegant, Karen. Your beautiful work just blesses me whenever I visit your blog. Thanks for all your hard work to keep WAW going strong.

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  7. What a sweet blog entry, Karen. And your card is beautiful...as always!

    Have a wonderful day. :)

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  8. Thank you for the excellent blog post, Karen. So well put and thought provoking. It really touched my heart.

    Your card is gorgeous. Beautiful color combo and I love that bow. Blessings and hugs!!!

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  9. Beautiful card, and love the layout and scripture this week. Thank you also for the little visit and compliment on my tag for Basic Grey. I am so thankful to the Lord for the gift He has given me. May it be used to glorify Him. Hugs

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  10. Your card is lovely. Lovely layering. Elegant card!!Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Hugs, Barbara {personal blog - Art and Soul Creations}

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  11. Beautiful thoughts AND card Karen! Blessings~

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  12. Karen,
    Finally a real KL card, your very own signature card. Love the bow, the glitter has acted like a frame and as usual I LOVE your card.
    Blessings
    Carole
    PS the write up is a real call to search our hearts.

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  13. I like your colors so much - and these bows are very nice accent.

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  14. Oh Karen,
    This is just so beautiful! I adore the color combination and the sentiment is spot on! Great work!♥

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  15. Karen, niceeee card. Love the gem you added. I definitely had a blast creating with these verse for the month. thanks for the opportunity.

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  16. Such an amazing post Karen about our blessings and being Thankful for small things we take for granted. I want to Thank You for always being so encouraging and faithful about the word, it's so refreshing to hear and read.

    Your card is as always absolutely beautiful, just love your ribbon treatment:-) Hugs

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  17. Gorgeous design and what a beautiful sentiment.

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