Tuesday Inspirational Passage (T.I.P. 2) - Matthew 7:13

First and most importantly, thank you all sooo much for the wonderful birthday wishes!  It made my heart smile!  I'm truly blessed to have "bumped" into so many of you online and in the blog world - you brighten my days and inspire me daily!  Thank you - you are a blessing!

For this Tuesday's T.I.P, I was inspired by something one of my daughter's asked me when she was little.  We were deep in the dirt, planting a vegetable garden with hopes of wonderful summer fruits in a variety of colors and kinds.   We ran into the typical coral rock that grows just inches below the soil here, bugs of every type and it was hot.  Like seriously hot!  In the midst showing her to pull the bull thistle and pennywort growing wildly about, she asked why we were pulling those ~  They were cute!  Not cute, I explained, especially when it grows rampant and they were just weeds.  I remember her asking me, "Well, why does God make the weeds if we are just going to pull them and throw them away?"  And I found myself without the right answer ~ I was stumped as I wasn't expecting the question and all I could remember was if you don't pull up the weeds, eventually they will take over the garden and our vegetables wouldn't grow.  

I thought of that recently moment recently when I was posting some of my bible study to my friends internet site for our chat.  I found myself in the wrong site but was intriqued by a poem that someone had posted there.   I wanted to share it with you all as well :)

Ladies of His Garden

We are ladies of His garden,
tending His fields with care
planting gospel seeds of faith,
sprinkling sunshine here and there.
Guiding to the narrow gate,
those seeking peace within,
offering them the Word of God
freedom from all sin.
Counting it a privilege
to share the truth of Christ,
the least that we can toil
for Him,
for “He” is our sacrifice.
~Lisa R. Gaines

 With the first day of Spring just gone by, I hope you take some time to play in the garden of life :)  I hope you take time to look through the pages of life and throw out the weeds and tend to the gardenin your heart, mind and soul.  When the weeds are gone, we have so much more room for happiness and joy abundant! Let peace be the seed you plant today and His love with shower you with all the rest!

As always, Blessings to you!

Cardstock by SU! Soft Subtles, DSP - Tea Party, Image:  Swiss Pixies, Momento Ink; Prismacolor markers, misc. flowers, twine, cuttlebug, nesties, 3d dots, SU! Border punch, Aileens, Tombo

Entered into the following challenges:  Delightful Sketches - Pastel/ribbon
Wee Memories - Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles - Floral Fantasy
Creative Stamp Friends - Spring


  1. beautiful poem, hope you don't mind but I copied and pasted on FB, your card is gorgeous too. Glad you had a fantastic birthday!

  2. Hi Kelly,Im so glad you had a lovely Birthday.Your card is so lovely and bright.I love the colours and image.
    Beautiful words in this poem.
    Sue x

  3. Very touching poem! Your card is super adorable! Love your sweet little image... just as cute as can be!

  4. So happy you had a great day, you should it is your day :) Your card is so sweet and the poem and story just make it that much sweeter, since it means something. Love, love the poem and will keep that one. Hope you have a sunny day.

  5. This is so cute! Love the colors and that pretty dp.

  6. What a great story and beautiful poem, Kels. Thanks for reminding us what it means to be a 'Lady of His Garden;" something I need to keep in my mind as I'm interacting with my co-workers each day.

    Sweet, sweet card too! Have a great day!

  7. OH Kelly, you have me crying like a baby! This post is just so touching and makes me ache for my girls to be little and full of questions again. The poem was just the icing on the cake. I so love your card it is perfect in everyway. Thank you for sharing your memory and your heart with us today!

  8. Precious card = and a wonderful story! Sometimes children are smarter than we think! (But I still have to pull those "weeds"!)

  9. This is sooo pretty Kelly! I love that DSP you used & that image is adorable...nicely colored too!!

    The poem is awesome & thanks for sharing it with us!!!!!

  10. Okay, you made me cry this afternoon. In fact, I was so involved in your story and poem that I thought you hadn't posted your card....yep, say it "YGB"!

    So, after scrolling back up, I realized what a mo I was and concentrated....lol

    I love the yellow punched border. And your coloring is always fantabulous!!

  11. Super sweet card, Kelly !

  12. So very pretty... Love the cute image...Beautiful sweetie!

  13. The sweetest card to go with the sweetest story! That Tilda image and how you prettied her up with your coloring and the fabulous DP... and that beautiful flower is just the perfect accent. Have to admit, I swelled up... that poem just did me in. Hm... I wonder what kind of questions I asked my mom when I was little. :o)

  14. Cute card and such a cute story. Don't kids say the darndest things. I think it's a way to keep us on our toes.

  15. Hooray for a classic "Kelly card"! So bright and happy...it immediately brought a smile to my face. Wonderful post today, my friend. You have really inspired me. Thank you for that! Big hugs to you! :)

  16. wow...very deep and profound thread today and so very very true!
    I need to clean up more of my own 'weeds' w/the help pf the Almighty....
    I absolutly love your card too...very special for what it portrays!
    God Bless You!

  17. Your card is so sweet!!! I hope you had a wonderful birthday, girl! xoxox

  18. Such a pretty image with some beautiful papers.

    I like your response to your daughter's question too!!

  19. Anonymous3/29/2011

    What an amazing post, Kelly. So much to think on here. Thank you for sharing this, including the sweet memory of your daughter, and the beautiful poem, too. Your card is so sunny and cheerful -- just delightful! :-)

  20. Great message! Adorable image! Love the colors and flowers!

  21. Beautiful card, so sweet!
    Lovely to see your work at Delicious Doodles! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

    Saskia :)

  22. Adorable card. She looks so sweet sitting in the pretty flowers. Great color choices and layout.

  23. Great card love your use of pastels and ribbon! Super cute image! Thank you for joining Delightful Challenges this week!

  24. Thanks for this post. I'm a day behind, but it's perfect for me today. Weeds can choke the life right out of us and it's so important to get rid of them so we are free to do what we are intended to do. Thanks for this.
    Your card is adorable! The image is just perfect for today's little lesson too!

  25. Oh Kelly,. I absolutely LOVE this card. She is adorable and I love the color choices...that DSP paper looks great with this adorable image and you have done such a nice job coloring (as usual)...well done....mwahh....

  26. Lovely card hun.
    Thanks for playing in the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, hope to see you next time too!
    Teri x

  27. Very touching post, as is your creation! Thanks for joining us at Wee Memories!

  28. I'm really loving your Tuesday Inspirations!! Not only do we get to see one of your wonderful cards, but we get a devotional, as well! You are great at this, Kelly, and I'll sign up for Bible study with you in a heartbeat! You are so sweet and special, and I always feel blessed by not only your creative talent, but your spiritual gifts! You are the best and I love ya!