Sunday, October 9, 2011

No more having to imagine

The scripture that my Stampin' sisters in Christ, Linda picked for this week is:

Mar 10:27 And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.

It was a little over a month ago that I found out that my dear friend Bonnie was dying as a result of breast cancer. This week she passed from this life into glory. I love the song by Mercy Me called I can only imagine. No more having to imagine for my friend Bonnie.

There are so many things that are impossible for me to do that aren't with God. I am so limited, and so are you compared to the awesome Creator of the Universe.

I had 2 thoughts on God's power this week. The first one for me this week is comforting my friend Lori. She has been caring for our friend Bonnie and is feeling the loss and hurt. I can't bring peace, I can't bring comfort, and I can't bring healing to her hurting heart, but God can. All I can do is send a card letting her know that I care.

The second thought was the beauty of the fall season. I can't make trees change the color of their leaves. I can't control the temperature or the length of days. But God can. I don't know if the leaves have started changing where you are, but where I live, I am in awe of God's handiwork. So many different colors, shades and hues. I went out last Sunday afternoon with my daughter and we tried to capture some of that beauty with our cameras, but they can't even begin to compare to the real thing.

This week's challenge was anything goes. I tried to combine the two impossible things on my card. I made a card for my friend Lori with hints of pink in honor of the memory of my friend Bonnie. I made leaves with pinks, reds and greens.

The sponsor for this week is: Simon Says Stamp.

Check out what my Stampin' Sisters in Christ have created...


  1. MariLynn I am sure this card will be appreciated - it is beautiful.
    Thank you too for your thoughtful words.

  2. Love, love, love that song - it is on my IPod! What beautiful pictures - don't have those to admire here in FL. Your leaves on the card looks like you picked them off the ground. Awesome! Love it. Have a wonderful week - enjoy those trees!

  3. Beautiful card Marilynn, this is a beautiful song.

  4. That is a beautiful song and I hope it brings some comfort as you mourn the loss of your friend. Not gone forever, but departed from this life and I know you will miss her. Big HUGS and I think you captured your vision in this card beautifully.

  5. Wow Marilynn!! I love the colors and the leaves!!Wonderful devotion!!Thanks for sharing!!

  6. Just beautiful, MariLynn, your card and your words!! The additional pink is so pretty, and now I know why you chose that color. I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. I'm sure your card and the care it conveys will be a balm to your friend.

  7. Marilynn, you take the BEST photos ever!! Lovely. And I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. But another to look forward to seeing in heaven when you get there!! God is so good and I'm sure He will comfort those left behind. What a wonderful gift of HOPE He left for all of us while we continue on our journey on earth. Hope you have a joyous week! Hugs, kris

  8. Hi MariLynn! Sorry I'm late getting around this week but didn't get home until 11pm Mon and then Tues was a blur of trying to catch up! Your card is beautiful and will be so appreciated. Love the photos too! Our colors are just starting and I'm so enjoying them! I love the song you shared... I often listen to it and it is so true... our finite minds can't even imagine the things He has in store for those who love Him! Thanks for all your thoughts that always uplift and challenge us all!!!

  9. This card is absolutely gorgeous!!
    Sorry for the loss of your friend! Thankful the the Lord's true healing for her!!