And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Times of Refreshing

Yesterday was a day of refreshing for me...a personal day...a day off...and we had beautiful weather to boot!  Casey and I took to the fields for a long walk.  Let me just say that dog owners who walk in public places should take responsibility for cleaning up after their dogs...if you know what I mean.  If there's any "ahem...poop" around, Casey will find it... guessed it.  Needless to say, we had some cleaning up to do when we got home.  Now he's all cleaned up and smelling good...he's just so sweet (just look at that face on my header)...and I love him no matter what!

Inspirational Nugget:  After Casey's walk I got to thinking about all the "poop" in the world today.  Temptations abound...immorality, drugs, alcohol, pride, selfishness, gossip, bitterness, and the list goes on and on.  Daily we must choose whether or not we will roll in life's "poop."  When we do, we feel dirty and smelly.  All of this filth in our lives affects our relationships with others.  Thank goodness we can go to the Father to get cleaned up!  "But if we confess our sins, he will forgive our sins, because we can trust God to do what is right.  He will cleanse us from all the wrongs we have done,"  (1 John 1:9)  God loves matter what we've done.  We can always go to Him.  How refreshing!  "He restores my soul..."  (Psalm 23:3)  So spend time with the Lord today and be refreshed!

 Creative Nugget:  For my card today I used Splitcoaststampers sketch challenge 334 and color challenge 324, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, and Perfect Plum.  These are not colors I would have chosen, but I really like how they look together.  The porch image is colored with Copic Markers.  The pillows on the chairs are paper pieced and Glossy Accents were added to the windows.  Thanks for stopping by today! 


Card Recipe
Stamps: Porch (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Soft Suede (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Pure Luxury (Gina K), Perfect Plum, Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Parisian Breeze DP (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: Circle Punches (Stampin' Up!), Doily Die (PTI), Robbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Brick Embossing Folder (Tim Holtz), Pearls (Kaiser Craft), Prima Flower, Copic Markers E40, E43, E44, E81, E87, BG0000, BG70, BG72, BG75, YR30, YR31, BV00, BV08, BV11, W00 

1 comment:

Angella D. Crockett said...

Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous card!!!! Can you tell I really love it?! Love the design, love the layout, and your coloring is perfection!!!! God Bless!!!