Sunday, January 9, 2011

Expect to have hope rekindled...


A blessed Sunday to you! This is the day that the Lord hath made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!

Chris Olsen is our challenge hostess for this week's scripture-inspired challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ. Chris chose as her scripture Ruth 2:12, "May the LORD repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge." Her challenge is to make a card/project featuring wings.

It's a bit hard to read, but the greeting on my card (which comes from the Faith & Hope stamp set by Taylored Expressions) says, "Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons do not last. The Spring rain will come again. -Sarah Ban Breathnach."

Folks, I have to confess... I'm completely drained at the moment. As I write, I'm still in Arizona at my MIL's, dealing with the move of her MIL into assisted living. My mind is drawing blanks. I'm exhausted. I don't like my card (except for the greeting) and came "this close" to scrapping it and giving the challenge a miss. But I want to make sure YOU know about this week's challenge at SSIC. And I do believe your visit there will be a blessing to you. I also think the greeting on my card is self-explanatory. Let's just say I'm living this very thing at the moment. It IS wondrous the way God answers prayer. Truly. I've felt His presence every step of the way on the journey we're on now and as it relates to my own life.

My friends, EXPECT your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways, and don't be surprised when they are! God is with you in everything!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a blessed day!

9 comments:

Wendy M said...

Happy New Year and may it be a year where those who are discouraged have their hope renewed that they / we may rise up with wings as an eagle, run and not grow weary... walk and not faint.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I am thinking of you, Lisa!! I hope you are able to go home soon and get back into a routine. I am sure your mother in law so appreciates your thoughtfulness and help.

The sentiment on your card is so true and beautiful!! They are definitely words to live by. Beautiful card!!

hugs,
Chris

Miesje said...

Oh Lisa you are too hard on yourself! Your card is wonderful and your sharing is you, in the moment and honest and wonderful! I am so hoping that you can be back home and in routine soon. Peace to you dear friend.

Becky said...

Lisa I am glad you did not scrape it, my brain was not working period. :) This is Adorable, love the design.
hugs. :)

Berenice R. said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing :)

Grace said...

Hi Lisa! Soooo glad you didn't scrap this card! I absolutely love this quote and am writing it down for future reference! I know you are in up to your eyeballs right now and I'm going to be lifting you up in prayer in a special way. Isn't it great that today's Scripture was about Ruth who showed such kindness to her MIL and you are doing the same right now! May the Lord richly repay you for what you have done.... under whose wings you have come to take refuge! Hugs and prayers my friend!
Grace

Peggysuez said...

Hew sweetie, wow, what a week you are having! And I love this little beauty of a card, the little banner and bird. Such a great saying too and I hope that the Spring rains are not long in coming.

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Lisa - what a beautiful card! I am glad you kept it - or we would have missed you - you are your own worst critic! You are a special person Lisa and I pray God will refresh you with all you are doing at this time! {{{hugs}}}

Alice Wertz said...

hope things are better for you now, Lisa. sending you big hugs. take good care my friend!