Sunday, July 22, 2012

"God will take care of you"

Hostess this week for Stampin' Sisters in Christ:  Michelle
 "For My yoke is easy and My burden is light." Matthew 11:30

Michelle's Challenge: To make a CAS (Clean and Simple) card.

This last week has been a struggle for me with dealing with a flea infestation in my home as well as the air conditioner going out with HOT JULY weather. I was also struggling with the fact that I really couldn't afford to deal with either of these problems. I was very sad and having a pity party for myself. I am thankful that I have sisters in Christ who came along side me this week. They prayed for me and encouraged me. My Stampin' Sister in Christ,  Helen reminded me of this...
My God shall supply all my needs
According to His riches in glory
He will give His angels charge over me
Jehovah Jireh cares for me, for me, for me
Jehovah Jireh cares for me

 My Stampin' Sister in Christ, Traci, reminded me of the Ten Boom sisters and how God used the fleas to protect them when they were sharing the gospel in the prison camps. 

The hymn "God will take care of you" was going through my head all day Friday. I even broke out singing it, to the frustration of my youngest son. I guess it isn't cool for teenaged boy's moms to just start singing out of nowhere. 

How does this tie into this week's scripture? Well, when I was hot and tired and trying to deal with these problems, I was feeling very weary.  The two verses before this week's scripture say...

 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, 
and I will give you rest
. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,
 for I am gentle and humble in heart, 
and you will find rest for your souls. 
 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

When I turned my burdens to Christ, I felt a peace and a rest in my soul. I still have the fleas and I am going on day 4 with no air conditioner at home, but I am still trusting that God will a provide a way to solve these problems.I don't know how, but that is where FAITH comes in. I hope someday,  to be able to look back on the events of this week, and be able to see how God was moving in my life. Even if it is just to increase my faith.
This week's sponsor is A DAY FOR DAISIES. I was blessed to get one of the images. I choose this little girl with the flowers.She has such a sweet little face. I really struggle with CAS, because there is no room to make mistakes. I have to admit that I frequently make mistakes when making my cards, but they can quickly be covered over with another layer or an embellishment. This card is CAS, in that it is very limited in layers. Just the white on top of the blue. I simply colored her in. The phrase "God will take care of you" was printed using my computer. I know that most people wouldn't sew on a card that they considered CAS, but I just couldn't help myself. I just wanted to frame her.

I love this version of the song "God will take care of you" sung by PLUMB. It was a big blessing to me and i know it will touch your heart too. Let the words speak to your soul.

Check out what my Stampin’ Sisters in Christ have created to share with you.


  1. Love this card MariLynn, and I am so glad to hear you have come to a place a peace.

  2. This post so ties in with my post this week Marilynn!

  3. Oh MariLynn... my heart goes out to you. You are in my prayers. This card is beautiful and so are you, sweet lady! Big Hugs.

  4. Oh MariLynn... my heart goes out to you. You are in my prayers. This card is beautiful and so are you, sweet lady! Big Hugs.

  5. Such a sweet card with your lovely color work!! Love the stitching too! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  6. Hoping that by now the fleas have decided to go to a different home and that the air is cooler! And if not, that you still are finding some peace. Big HUGS!

  7. MariLynn...What an adorable CAS card. Love the way you framed the sweet image with stitching. Love so many of the images from ADFD. With the computer woes I'm having right now, I think you posted a video/song, but it doesn't appear on my screen, but I'll go to youtube and see if I can find it. Love the song, and so grateful for the truth of the message it brings. Love you, sister, and will be praying for you throughout the week.

  8. Hi Marilynn! CAS cards are hard for me too, but yours is adorable! The stitching around the image is so cute! Great job!
    I'm still praying...hope your week keeps improving!

  9. Love the meaning of this card. I think its cute, but I love the saying!

  10. Thanks for YOUR encouragement, MariLynn! You've been such a blessing to me over the past weeks and I thank God for you! Your card this week is gorgeous! I love the soft blues and fun yellow flowers and that girls hair makes me smile, too! Hope you're having a great day! ~H