COF ~ Kind Hearts ♥

Hi friends! 
Today is the day that the COF (Carriers of Faith) post our cards
reflecting a theme that the hostess has chosen. 
 This month, Shelly has chosen a theme of forgiveness,
and these are her words for us:
We had a priest come to a prayer group one evening, and he said in confessions the number one comment people make is how they struggle with Forgiveness. I am one who struggles with that as well, so I choose that as my topic for October and our final month together.

"Therefore I tell you, all you ask for in prayer , believe that you will receive it and it shall be yours. When you stand to pray, forgive anyone against whom you have a grievance, so that your heavenly Father may in turn forgive your transgressions." Mark 11:24-25

So make a card- tell someone you have trouble forgiving that you love them and send it off in the  mail to them! 

Well, I'm pretty sure I failed at this challenge as
I didn't have any stamps that really fit the theme.
I remembered one of my very favorite stamps from ODBD
that beautifully talks of kindness.
And in Ephesians 4:32 it tells us ...
 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another,
 as God in Christ forgave you.

I do think sharing kind words, doing acts of kindness for people
and wonderful services for those in need make this world
such an incredibly more beautiful place.
It takes but a second sometimes to do so,
and sometimes we are just too rushed, too busy, too distracted ...

I really feel that time is the one thing that can often be unforgiving.
I know that's way off topic, and another post altogether :)
But in this hustle and bustle world, and in our family alone,
we are just so incredibly busy with so much to do.
I hear so often "enjoy it while you can!  They grow so fast!" and we do!

It's not easy.
It's not always fun.
It's not always forgiving ~
but through the grace of all that God gives us, asks of us,
truly praying for others and letting go of anything weighing down the soul
is a beautiful gift you can give yourself and others :)

Sadly, this will be my last COF post - for all the reasons above,
time hasn't been in my favor for 'online' life.
The group of ladies have meant the world to me
and I'm grateful for the time we have spent together -
thank you so much for being women of faith and women of my heart!
I ♥ you all :)

Thanks for stopping by today!
Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!

 I'll enter this into:  ODBD:  Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - AGhttp://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/


  1. This is so gorgeous!! I love the sentiment!! Your design is just fabulous!! Beautiful card and post!! Have a great evening :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Lovely card and if we all lived by the sentiment, what a truly wonderful world it would be!

  3. This is a very pretty card and I so love that sentiment--Perfect!

    Thanks for everything you have done in creating, challenging and keeping this group going in the past. It has been wonderful! Hugs My Friend!

  4. Beautiful sentiment and card, Kelly!

  5. Another gorgeous card Kelly - I love your colour choice! Sorry to see that CoF is folding, but family comes after God and before 'most everything else!

  6. Kelly, your card is beautiful... and so YOU! I love how you use buttons! And cheerful DP, too!

    Thank you for dreaming of the CoF group and for letting me be part of it. I am going to miss it! It has been a real joy!

  7. Awesome card Kelly, love the design paper and love those buttons.
    Great post on forgiveness too.

  8. Such pretty papers and wonderful layout to showcase this wonderful sentiment!! So very beautiful, Kelly!

  9. Love these floral papers Kelly!! The colors and gorgeous sentiment go perfectly together!! HUGS :)

  10. I love the sentiment in the oval, framed with such great colors.

  11. Absolutely beautiful. What a stunning design and gorgeous colors/papers which showcase the wonderful sentiment perfectly.

  12. Wonderful card- love the sentiment- is is awesome! Your DPs are perfect together and the buttons are a perfect accent! God Bless you for an amazing ride- the COF has been such a blessing and I have enJOYed every minute of it!

  13. Oh, Kelly, what a beautiful card, and I really love this sentiment! It's so true! And thank you for the wonderful "devotional thoughts" you've shared today! It's so true! Sorry to hear the COF is coming to an end, but I admire your priorities, something that is hard to do these days! And, yes, forgiveness is something that is so important to remember, because of how Christ forgave us! So glad you've joined us for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge! You've really shined His light! Hugs! (And I see we are "neighbors" here in South Florida - Delray for me!)

  14. This is so vibrant and the layout is lovely. The sentiment hits home. Thank you for posting your beautiful art with us this week during our 153rd challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Carole Robb Bisson

  15. This is a gorgeous card. I love the design.

  16. What a beautiful card Kelly!! I just love the bright red...it pops and it is gorgeous on a slant. Beautiful colors and design that frames the sentiment!! Your words in your post are so inspiring as well!! So true!! Thanks for joining the Shining the Light challenge at ODBD!!

  17. Beautiful card and lovely message. Such a coincidence, Ephesians 4:32 was my daughter's memory verse last week at school.

  18. Such a delightful card Kelly! Beautiful bright papers, design and textures using buttons! Beautiful devotional words too. You're never more like Jesus than when you're giving! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!

  19. very pretty! I love the angled paper :)