4.04.2011

T.I.P. 3 ~ "Whoever Shall Trust in the Lord ... " Prov 16:20



Hiya!!  Welcome to Tuesday Inpirational Passages #3,  I'm so glad you're here! Today's T.I.P. is inspired by Proverbs 16:20.  AND ... I don't normally make a CAS card, but I have been soooo inspired by my friend, Yuki's incredible CAS cards, that I had to give it a try!  Sometimes it's nice to step outside our comfort zones and try something new, and different.  Not sure it's working for me, but it was fun none-the-less!  :)
“Whoever trusts in the LORD, happy is he”  ~ Prov. 16:20




Blessings to you this day!

I was inspired by this verse, and ultimately my card creation, last week by my daughter.  My 16 y/o  daughter  was in the final stages of a struggle with a really good friend of hers she met at her high school.  They didn't grow up together like most of her other friends or go to the same elementary or middle schools, but they became fast friends.   For the past few months, the "real" friend has surfaced and it has rocked my daughter to the core of her being.   I kept telling her "be patient, be kind, be understanding", not realizing the sheer magnitude of hurt and ugliness being spewn her way.   Many tears, texts, talks and hugs later, I could tell,  she had had enough.   I told her to give it one last try ~ one last prayer.  You never, ever know what's in someone's heart and He can fill any void, any hurt, any dismay!  She thought I had finally lost my mind, but trusted me anyway.  Things have a way of working out just as they should!

Rmember that He always knows our hearts and often uses that chance  to witness to others and fellowship with those hurting beyond all measures.   We are so wonderfully made in the image of our Savior and He is the only affirmation we will ever need!  Friendships and fellowships are the added bonus in the journey of that road of happiness.  Trust in the Lord today.  Even through the unknown, He will lead you through it!   And today I wish you .......... happiness always!

Blessings to you!
~Kelly

Deets:  Cardstock: SU Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi; PTI white; DSP - Springtime Vintage;
Stamps:  SU Happy Harmony, Cuttlebug, nestie, SU ribbon, SU ink Pink Pixie and Kiwi Kiss and Crumb Cake; 3d dots

Entered into:  SCRS #37 - Neutral w/ splash of color

19 comments:

  1. What a heartwarming story...and a beautiful card!

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  2. I really enjoy your inspirational posts!
    beautiful card!

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  3. Fantastic story. You are so so right. He knows the big picture and outcome before we even begin. Always trust in him and we'll be okay. Glad your dd stood strong and trusted in God. Your card is gorgeous too, it's funny, I have the paper, I have the stamp, but never ever put it together like that, hehe, thanks for all the inspiration! Hugs

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  4. What a heartwarming story! So glad your DD stood strong and trusted in the Lord!Beautiful card my friend!

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  5. What a wonderful story and so proud of your daughter. Your card is gorgeous, love the flowers. Always beautiful.

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  6. Beautiful Card, Kelly. Love the colors and the DP fits perfect !!

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  7. Kelly, that's just wonderful about your daughter and her friend!
    Your CAS card is simply BEAUTIFUL!!! Love those colors, paper, image - the entire card. So very pretty.
    LYnn

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  8. Kels, this card is sooooo SO PRETTY! Just beautiful! And I love how you've photographed it with the flowers!

    And what a wonderful story you've shared too. I can't imagine how hard it was in that situation...especially at that age, but what a great picture of how the Lord never gives up on us either--no matter what we throw at Him. Thanks so much for sharing that with us today. HUGS and big hugs to DD-V too :)

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  9. Kelly, the encouragement in your story and devotional was just what I needed today! Thank You! Interesting side note, as I was reading your blog and typing this, Smitty's 'Above All' came up on the music player. God does know, He does care, and He will minister to our needs!! Your card is very pretty. Looks to me like you can survive quite well outside your scrapping comfort zone! =)

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  10. the verse and your story make this even more beautiful! been there done that with a BFF and to this day she still doesn't talk to me and it's been over 30 yrs!!! heck over 40 yrs. and all because she didn't like the girl who later became my matron of honor! go figure!

    hugs :)

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  11. Oh my Lord... Kels... I LOOOOOOVE this card!!! It's a CAS perfection! And that classic SU! stamp (also my all time fav. set)... is so beautifully used here. I love how you displayed the card as well, all the pretty flowers around it... everything is perfect. You are so sweet for giving me that shout-out. I want to tell you that your sweet comments on my blog & me coming here to yours... with the wonderful cards... the touching stories and inspirational lessons behind them always, ALWAYS make my days. Thank you!!!

    Your DD's daughter has me all teared up. She's so mature and sweet... must have gotten it from her mama! :o) ... can't say I'd do the same. Her friend is very, very lucky.

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  12. WOW! What a wonderful story, Kelly, and such a blessed witness to strength, patience, and allowing God to work in our lives. Thank you so much for sharing and for TIP! I LOVE Tuesday visits to your blog! Awww, who am I kidding? I LOVE EVERY visit to your blog!!!

    You do CAS cards VERY well, BTW! Just gorgeous!!

    Love ya,
    Lorie

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  13. First--I have tears in my eyes after reading the wonderful story--yes, it is so heartwarming.

    Stunning card--great design and love the colors!

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  14. Kelly, I want to thank you for this great post. I really like T.I.P. Tuesday's here on your blog. Wow! SO incredibly inspirational and you have an amazing way of telling a story that makes one able to relate on so many levels. Thank you for that! You are pretty awesome, but I am pretty sure I have mentioned that before, my friend! Hugs!

    Ps: You made a gorgeous CAS creation! Love the colors! :)

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  15. I hope the best result for your DD. Such a pretty card. I love the subtle colors. Of course the photo op scene is perfect! ;)

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  16. What a beautiful card with a wonderful message. My heart goes out to your daughter - and to you - but how lovely that the prayers of the faithful are heard and answered! It's hard at times to trust when we don't see the whole picture - but who better to trust than the one who DOES see and hold the whole picture? Thanks for another inspirational post!

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  17. Awesome message, Kels! What a super mom you are! Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Beautiful card and beautiful message.

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  19. This is beautiful - I love the scalloped mat! Thanks for joining us at Sparkle Creations this week. :)

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