Monday, July 12, 2010

Trust (and then WAIT)

It's time for today's {ippity} hop- you can start right here at the {ippity} blog and take a tour from there. I know that I am looking forward to sitting down with my glass of water (no coffee here and I am trying to be healthy and lose weight) and taking a trip down Creativity Lane. As I have mentioned several times I am working my way through the sketch challenges and have been working on using the stamps that I have- some of which have never seen ink. The stamp I used today HAS seen ink (many times) but I created this Saturday and it has more meaning to it today than ever before.

Many of you know that I grew as a PK (Pastor's Kid) and I don't regret ANY of that- I have GREAT parents who live their lives and their marriage as a model that I pray that I can emulate one day. However, for whatever reason, I hit walls and Saturday (and even Sunday- even at the point I am typing this up) I hit that wall. I spent most of both days in tears (and I'm not sure why I was even crying). Sometimes I think I try so hard that I feel like I have failed and let God down. It's kind of funny though- we hear the first part of this verse so many times but a lot of people leave off the second part and THAT is where the trust comes in. I don't necessarily have an issue with trust- it's the waiting that I struggle with. It's the giving thanks in the midst of the trusting. It's trusting with ALL (not just part but ALL) of my heart- not holding anything back (which I know that I do for a fear of getting hurt).

So, in light of that- this card came together easily and was very meaningful for today- I needed to reread and believe. If you have stuck with this long post- thank you and I'm sorry it was so long :)



Recipe:
Stamps- {ippity} Devoted
Ink- Chocolate Chip
Paper- Chocolate chip, baja breeze, white, unknown dp
Accessories- buttons, twine

22 comments:

Banu said...

WOW..neat card. I can understand how this card is so much more meaningful for you.

Heather said...

Very Sweet!

Bogner's said...

I had a computer error, so I am sorry if I am doubling my comment but I had to tell you I love the card and the way your sentiment is so big and the focal of the whole card! Beautiful!

dahlhousedesigns said...

Nice simple design, love it.

lisa a.

JenMarie said...

BEAUTIFUL, Tami!

Lone Pine Designs said...

Thanks for sharing and lovely card!

Sarah said...

thanks for sharing...beautiful card and SO true about how we forget the second part of that verse. May God's peace fill your day... :-)

{jennie} said...

Sometimes you just need a good cry. I've read that it helps release stress hormones to lift the burden that is bothering you. Hugs.
Great card! This would be great framed!

Andrea said...

how beautiful.

lynn said...

sweet card-and post, tami. hope you have a good week:)

Martha said...

beautiful

Lisa H. said...

love that we can channel our emotions into our crafting. this card is really pretty!

Aleks said...

This is beautiful. :)

Carisa said...

great card & awesome sentiment!

Susan B. said...

Very nice card!

Rona said...

This is very beautiful!! That is my favorite verse - but verse 6 is also so important - the promise that God WILL direct our path!!! Keep trusting - acknowledge Him - Tami - you are going to be fine!!

Kelly Landers said...

Tami thanks for sharing your inner feelings with us and you need to know that you aren't the only one sharing similar thoughts!! Hang in there and never feel like a failure because remember we are made in His image... I will be praying for you... my card had a very similar message today too!! I just loved your card!!

Julie Ranae said...

Wonderful card and fabulous post : )

Karen said...

Love the clean and simple look to this beautiful card!!

Bill (cycleguy) said...

Great card...and I don't even know cards. :) However, I do know my oldest daughter and know that God will show you His plan in all of this. Just remember: not all that looks good is good.

Mary Friederichsen said...

Beautiful post Tami.
And I think your card is beautiful as well.
Sometimes the hardest thing we do is to be still and quiet enough to be able to hear Our Lord speaking to us. Giving us those words of encouragement and finding His peace within us. Remember His other words telling us to be still.
It is hard to do ( I know because I struggle with it to!),but when we do we really can feel His presence.

God Bless you and may His peace be with you!

Anne said...

I just read this post today. Thank you for sharing it! I, too, am a PK and I know that it can be hard. My parents are great also; it's just such a complex life!

Your card is great!!

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