Sunday, August 25, 2013

Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge

Good morning and welcome back sweet friends I had a wonderful visit with my sister the other day... It was a much needed time of sharing our hearts - well, mostly I shared my sorrows, but our hearts reconnected and that was awesome :)

I'd like to talk a little bit about anger today. It has been 30 days since I discovered some very traumatic news. I was totally devastated and extremely angry for most of those 30 days. I didn't want to forgive, I wanted to be angry! In fact, I 'deserved' the right to be angry! Anyone relate?

Although I'm still very hurt, and can certainly get mad all over again, I've discovered there's a better way to deal with pain. I'm still in the beginning phases of forgiveness, but I've decided through prayer and reading Scripture that remaining angry is not the way to go. I am really only hurting myself!

Is there someone who has hurt you deeply? Maybe you can't seem to break free from the pain. Call on Jesus He died to set us free... to make a way for us to have a right relationship with God. He is the Way, the Truth and the Life; the only way to the Father!!! God gave up His only Son so that we can live, but my sin stood in the way...until I asked for forgiveness :)

Yes. It's about FORGIVENESS.

Matthew 6:14 says, For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

Matthew 6:15 continues, But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

I don't know about you, but I NEED forgiveness! As much as it hurts, I choose to give up my 'right' to be angry and bitter. Besides, the people who hurt us are not off God's hook... just off ours. I already feel a little bit lighter - how 'bout you?

Sizzling Summer at Elisabeth Bell's World!!!

Today begins a NEW challenge at Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog. This month it's all about "Sizzling Summer."

I decided to color up Little Best Friends from Elisabeth Bell's Digital Collection. These cuties just look so peaceful and filled with joy in one another's company :)

Here are the copics used: Skin - E13 E11 E01 E000; Hair - E25 YR24 Y26 Y23 E50/E37 E35 E33 E31 E30 YR24; Bathing Suits - Y19 Y15 Y11 Y00/B97 B95 B93 B91 B00 B0000; Sand - E30 E31 Y15 B00.

*See THIS POST on "How to Cut Out Digital Images with the Silhouette"*

This is the same Purse Shaped Card from The Cutting Cafe I created last week. This time it's taken on... Fun in the Sun!

Look Mom... even the back is finished!!! Papers and sentiment are from Pink Petticoat. Thanks Liz... LOVE your papers :)

Simple to cut and assemble... this is a great Purse Shaped Card for a quick and easy project! Add one of Elisabeth's images and voila! You've got a Hot Sizzlin' Summer Tote ready for the new challenge!!!

***My current giveaway is at THIS POST!***

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul~


Sandra H said...

Awww stunning is your creation and beautifull images too! and yes l can relate to anger take care xx

Danni said...

Simply adorable!

Squirrel x said...

Oh my gosh hun, this is stunning! xx

Tracey Brossart said...

Soo adorable and so creative!

xx Tracey xx

Chriss America Real said...

Oh my sweet friend! First of all I would like to say that I am absolutely in love with your little purse! It is so cute! Then I would like to tell you that for years now I have believed that the ability to forgive is the best trait that human beings were ever given and maybe the most important lesson Jesus taught us. I went through something so horrible about 15 years ago. My decision to forgive forever changed my life. I am so glad I made that decision. Hang in there girl! I know the anger will overwhelm you at times but when it does, just pray and pray. Remember that it is okay to cry too, let those tears wash you clean. I will be praying for you too!



Anonymous said...

What a cute little bag, very sweet
Hugs Julie P

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