Sunday, June 12, 2011

Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge - Father's day cards

For this week's Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge the scripture that Lisa chose was:

(Eph 6:2-4 NRSV) "Honor your father and mother"--this is the first commandment with a promise: {3} "so that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth." {4} And, fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

What kind of father do you have or did you have? Kind? Mean? Rich? Poor? Smart? Dumb? Caring? Critical? There are all kinds of earthly fathers, and no matter how hard they try they aren't perfect. Still God doesn't just ask, but commands us to honor them. He gives us a promise with this commandment "So that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth." I know lots of people that harbor anger against their parents,. Sometimes that anger is justified, sometimes it isn't. This scripture admonishes the fathers to not provoke your children in anger. The bad thing about holding on to anger and unforgiveness is that it destroys your health. It hurts the person holding on to the anger way more than it hurts the person that they are angry at, still Satan encourages us to be angry. God wants us to forgive our parents and honor them for the position that He placed them in. Not for their good, although if we are obedient, I think they will benifit as well, but the main reason is for our good. God knows what is best for us, even we don't understand, or it goes contrary to what the world says.

The challenge this week was to make a Father's day card or a card that honor our Heavenly father. I chose to make a Father's day card for my father Phillip. Growing up my dad loved collecting western themed artwork. These images made me think of him.

The sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp.

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


  1. Awesome card MariLynn. Love the barbed wire boarder :-)

  2. Fabulous card this morning, and wonderful insight into today's devotion.
    Have a wonderful week.

  3. Hi Marilynn

    You are so true in what you say about unforgiveness affecting our health. I love to visit your blog as you have such wealth to share from experience. Your posts go straight to the heart (and I know they come from the heart too) and that is why they are so effective.

    Have a good week Marilynn...
    Wendy M xx

  4. Oh what a beautiful card! That paper is awesome! Hope you have a good week MariLynn. You are due for one!

  5. Hi MariLynn! Loved reading your words today! So true my friend!!! Forgiveness is healing in and of itself! Thanks for sharing! Your western themed card is fabulous! I love this style card and need to do another one soon! Thanks for always inspiring me! Hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend!

  6. Hi Marilynn!! I always enjoy reading your words on the verse each week!! You have such insight!! I just love your western style card and I am sure dad will as well. Have a great weekend!!!

  7. Love the paper you chose MariLynn, great job with this set and the challenge. It might be difficult sometimes, true, but we are called to honor our parents and we are blessed when He makes it easy! Hope you're having a better week.

  8. MariLynn what a fabulous guy card!!! I absolutely love the attention to amazing!!! Thanks for another amazing insight thought....loved it and it is so true!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  9. Hello MariLynn - what a fabulous post - on many levels!! Your works of art and from the heart are always amazing and so true! Thank you for sharing my friend~! {{{hugs}}}

  10. a masterpiece of a male card!

    absolutely stunning!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo