2.22.2013

Give thanks to the Lord ...



I met God at the beach a few days ago :)   As I was jogging around the small trail near the mangroves, ducking the branches and side-stepping root-lifted cracks,  I stopped right in my tracks.  This breath of faith just washed over me and I felt His presence so clearly, so purely.

I know it’s God’s answer to never ending questions I have.  The ones I ask myself in wonder.  And wait for His reply.  I didn't finish that jog.   I sat one the beach instead, watching the sun share it's warmth over the water, twinkly like nature's glitter.  

And I knew - the answers will be here when they are meant to.  Be patient, child.  And I also knew that I am completely, humbly loved. 

I am thankful.

When I saw today's Deconstructed Sketch, I fell in love with it and got to crafting right away.  Lately, I'm drawn to the blue and yellow combination which is so lovely - I'm sure it's the contrasting hues, but I like it!  I also inked up for the first time my quite lonely Verve stamp (LINY card!) It's a simple card, but it's calming and quiet and not my usual "busy" cards that I love to make with lots of layers and gobs of buttons!








Sometimes simple is good, especially in the year of Simplicity :)


Blessings to you this day!
Big hugs,

Kelly

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23 comments:

  1. Yes that IS a gorgeous color combo and what a wonderful verse.

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  2. Beautiful!

    HE knows when we need him the most....glad you had some 'you' time to meet up with Him!

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  3. Wowsers, Kelly! This one is fantastic! I love your Riley cards, but it's really nice to see these other wonderful creations, too!

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  4. This is gorgeous Kelly! Love the design paper and love how you did the twine.
    There is nothing like having the presence of God upon you, it is a small taste of what it will be like when we stand before HIM.

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  5. absolutley gorgeous, we both entered this challenge, good luck, if I don't win hope you do LOL

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  6. This is absolutely gorgeous, Kelly! And your card instantly put that song in my head. :) Beautiful card, beautiful post, and beautiful friend (YOU)! Glad you got sketchy with us this week. HUGS

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  7. Oh, Kelly, I'm so in awe of your post and your encounter with our loving God! TFS!! And love your beautiful card and the great Deconstructed Sketch!! I am so in love with the color combination of blue, white and yellow! And so delighted to see how you used this dsp...I have some too! The beautifully scripted Bible verse is the perfect focal point!! Love the beautifully crafted interior too! LOVE AND HUGS!!!

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  8. Yes, it's very calming and so very lovely! That DP is gorgeous. Love this card, Kelly.
    Lynn

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  9. Beautiful card and lovely papers. Glad you had a chance to refresh your spirit!

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  10. Beautiful card and lovely papers. Glad you had a chance to refresh your spirit!

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  11. Great card...I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

    http://www.oldbackporch.com/2013/02/52-card-pickup-28.html

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  12. Your jog sounds inspiring! I would have taken in the beauty of the day as well.

    I love the blue and yellow combo...especially that little piece of baker's twine/blue in the button!

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  13. That is a lovely card and a great reminder. :0)

    Thanks for sharing

    Catarina

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  14. Great card and I love the sentiment!
    Thanks for sharing your favorites with us at Craft Us Crazy!

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  15. Oh Kelly , what a precious moment on your run. Yes, there are times that we just have to 'be still and KNOW that He is Lord'.
    Love your card, the colours, the sketch and the verse is gorgeous.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  16. Beautiful inspirational card Kelly and a fab sketch.

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  17. Such a beautiful card Kelly. It is so peaceful with the blue and yellow. I am glad to see that you had time to sit down and enjoy your surroundings. Sometimes we just don't take that time and we miss out on so much.

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  19. i need to follow your example and play with patterns more...another spectacular creation Kel!

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  20. I need to pull out my scraps and make a huge pile of these with my ODB scriptures!! What an inspired design, Kelly!! Lucky for me I am in the middle of organizing my DP scraps!!

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  21. This is just gorgeous. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. I saw this on MIM and just had to pop over to have a closer look.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  22. wow...you are a whiz with that button and twine!

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  23. Beautiful card, and I couldn't help but notice that 'document your story' really stands out on the lower right corner paper. Perfectly reflecting your post, I might add!

    Your post was so inspiring! I think the hardest thing for me is to remind myself to take time to be quiet so I don't miss those moments with God.

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