T.I.P. #1 ~ Tuesday's Inspirational Passages: Phil 4:6

While fellowshipping with a friend last week, an idea came to me to start a post weekly on things that inspire me scripturally.   I tend to lean towards passages and live by the goodness and power of His Word ~ hence, T.I.P. was born!  (Tuesday's Inspirational Passages) 

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." ~ Philippians 4:6, 7

This was the blessed verse that greeting me this morning as I awoke -  it is humbling, beautiful, perfect!  

First, I need to thank my wonderfully sweet daughter, Kaitlyn!  In my drugged stupor, I was able to give her very little information on my unfinished post that was due but she came through!   Although the mom is me shuddered at her less than stellar grammar and sentence structure *wink!*,  I am proud of her and it was uber sweet that she went through the trouble with her already full schedule to post my card for me :)  I hoped to make a new card and finish this post, but ....     ** Telegram version - I'm okay ~ today is a new day! I'm badly bruised, have big time pain and soreness, and will have to walk a whole lot slower in the next few days, but nothing broken from a slip and slide through the dining room to the kitchen!  Our poor doggie is battling terminal cancer and makes water messes when she drinks - being a mastiff, she doesn't drink in her water bowl,  she  *swims*!  And it goes everywhere.   We try to catch her, but missed this one - and I slid right into her water mess .... I started in the dining room and didn't stop sliding/falling/twisting/crashing til I got 12 feet into the kitchen.   Ouch!!   I have a "bruised spine" - which is a very super cool way of saying I hurt my back, go home and kick the feet up.  If I weren't in agony, I'm sure kicking my feet up would be pretty cool! :)   Alas ....

I tell you, I have honestly felt that my life has been in constant upheaval this past month ~ no matter what I seem to do, adversity seems to be 2 steps ahead of me.  I try to stay upbeat, positive .... I think push onward, keep going - it will get better!  And I'm knocked right back down again, falling faster and harder than the time before!   What to do?  Keep getting up!  Eventually I'll be standing on my own two feet again.   I just keep reminding myself that we are not the ones in control and NOTHING is bigger than my God! At the end each day, everything - and I mean everything - will fall into place!  Can I get an AMEN?!

So ... in seeing that daily verse, I was inspired to create today's card.  Luckily, I already had it stamped out and the papers chosen!   I followed the Mojo Monday sketch #183 to pull it together, and was inspired to submit this as well to SSCC #81 which challenges us to create  a card with something hidden from view - in this case, my prayer note is on the inside :)

I hope today finds you filled with joy abundant :)  I'm off for a follow up with my regular dr today and really hope PT/a Chiro is not in my near future.  I am praised that my dh is home with me, taking such good care of me and the kids and the house and the dogs and !!!!!!!!!  I've got my Starbucks to ease the pain, hee hee ... and I was able to get much needed rest and stay off my feet for many hours {not to mention a personal blogging assistant - oh a girl can get used to this! *wink!*}


Entered into these challenges for consideration:
1.  Mojo Monday #183 - Sketch
2.  SSCC #81 - Hidden from view

Deets:  Pixie Pink; Old Olive by SU!  PTI, white:  Image and sentiment - Verve; dsp by Basic Grey; Cuttle bug, nesties, Momento Black ink; border punch, 3D dots, ribbon from London, England; BG buttons, embroidery thread, Tombo


  1. Lets thank God nothing is broken, see there is a bright side to every thing.... Poor little doggy, praying for him too. And you are so right, With God, all things are possible!!!! Can't comment on your card yet, I'm at work and the pictures won't show so I'll check back in when I get home today,I'm sure it's as gorgeous as always. I'm teaching CPR today so no computer, poor me LOL, take care and until then.....

  2. This is stunning inside and out! We serve an Awesome God!

  3. Oh Kelly, I am so happy that nothing is broken, although I can't imagine the pain you must be in. I hope you rest up and get to healing those bruises as soon as possible. ((Hugs!)) Your card is beautiful! I love the color combo and the inspiration you used to create it is wonderful. Thanks for sharing the T.I.P.! :)

  4. Kelly, you are one tough lady, in pain and bruised, but still humor is there :) So glad that there is nothing broken and your DH is home to help out, now take benefit and rest! This is a stunning card and great idea such inspiration. Congrats to your DD, she did a great job getting your post up.

  5. Oh Kelly! I'm so sorry to hear about your fall! Praying that the Lord heals you quickly!
    Your card is beautiful, absolutely beautiful and I love this verse...I so needed to read it today.
    Lots of love and prayers, kadie

  6. Great scripture today... fed me! Love your card, it's gorgeous and so glad you will be ok!

  7. What a simply beautiful card. I love the layout with all the different layers and the soft colors.

  8. Hi Kelly! ((((gentle HUGS)))))
    I am loving this idea God has put on your heart about sharing Scripture-inspired creations every week! What a great way to hid the word in you heart(Psalm 119:11)! Your card is just lovely and will surely be a blessing to the recipient.
    I am so sorry to hear of your accident (and of poor Brandie's struggles), but PTL that nothing was broken. Take it easy, rest & heal, sweet friend.

  9. Love the fact you did the inside of the card as well! Beautiful!

  10. Hi Kelly! Yes, you can get a hearty AMEN to that!!! I love the verses you shared, so much so that that was the verse I submitted last year to the ODBD DT favorites! Anyway.... so glad nothing is broken! I have broken my back and can tell you it is never the same! Do rest all you need to and I pray for a speedy recovery! Enjoy all the pampering too! :) Your card is amazing! Beautiful in every way and I love your inside prayer note... thanks so much for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!
    hugs and blessings,

  11. First of all, I am so thankful to read that your fall was not worse than it was. I'll continue to say prayers for your recovery.
    Thank you so much for this post, Kelly. I've had a few knocks the past bit and it is hard to stay upbeat and positive - and hard to trust God when I feel my plan is a perfectly good one!! Your card is beautiful and I LOVE the little stamp inside. I will have to keep my eye out for that one.
    Keep resting and recovering!

  12. Oh, Kel.. I was so worried about you. So glad to hear nothing is broken. Although, reading your post today and hearing about the pain just made my heart ache. And this post and card couldn't be more right timing. I love this card and your spirit behind it It's the perfect card for times like these. So beautiful and inspiring... every single detail is gorgeous and beautifully put together. I will be praying for your recovery, my friend.

  13. Kelly, this is such a beautiful card. The colors and the choice of DP's are great.

    I am so glad that you were not hurt worse than you are. Some good meds and a personal blogger, not too bad eh?! ;)

  14. Your card is absoultely beatiful!!!

  15. You get an AMEN from me! Glad you are "OK" And some time to rest! Feel better! Sending hugs your way!

  16. AMEN! You are an inspiration, Kelly, thanks for sharing your thoughts. Your card is beautiful super color combo. Feel better, Hugs Lori

  17. Amen, sister! I'm glad you weren't hurt more seriously, though it sounds like it wasn't very pleasant at all.

    Your card is beautiful, and I love the colors you chose.

    I hope you're a lot less sore today!

  18. Kelly...glad that you were not hurt any worse...but Ouch! I pray your recovery goes quickly!

    This is a lovely card...the soft florals and feminine touches are wonderful. Beautiful verse too!!

  19. Kelly, I am so sorry that you got hurt. Dear God please be with Kelly today. I pray that you will give her healing in her back. I pray that you will ease the pain that she is in. In Jesus name, amen. I like the papers that you used on your card. Thanks for sharing it with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ.

  20. Stunning!! Great colour combo and fantastic layout!! You make such lovely cards

  21. Beautifully done Kel! Your choice of colors and papers are awesome.

  22. Your card is just beautiful! Wonderful!
    SO GLAD you're ok! WOW! Sounds like you were "sliding into home plate!" Take care of yourself for sure. Sounds like I needed to be sending you "get better" wishes instead of you sending them to me! I do appreciate your thoughts on all this mess I have. I'm going kinda day to day right now. Hopeing for the best.
    Take care.

  23. WHEW! I'm so glad your fall wasn't worse that it is. Sounds like you're healing slowly but surely, and heaven knows you NEED some rest, but this is not a good way to get it. Praying you are all better by now, and enjoying a little slower paced routine! Your card is stunning! I LOVE the colors, and that simple and beautiful cross is inspirational in itself! Thanks so much for being here to inspire the rest of us even when you're in so much pain!

    Love ya,