Sunday, November 6, 2011

Words of encouragement

The following is the verse that Peggysue picked for this week:

Genesis 3:6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it.

At first I really struggled with this verse. I had no idea how God was going to speak to me about this scripture. I prayed about it for several days. I don't know if you are like me but sometimes when I read about things that people have done in the Bible, I get a feeling of superiority. I think... "I wouldn't have done that." My first inclination was to think, I wouldn't have been like Eve. I wouldn't have been tempted by that fruit. Then God began to show me where I am tempted in very similar ways when it comes to my eating habits. I resisted and wanted to say, "Well, Eve had been warned not to eat it and she did anyway." That wouldn't be me... then God reminded me about times I have known that foods with high fat, salt and sugar content are bad for me and I eat them anyway.
I am praying that God helps me make better decisions about my food and that He helps me with facing temptations.

Peggysue challenged us to dig deep into our stash and find old stamps that we hadn't used in awhile. I choose this really old SU set. I made a matching set of 5 cards to give to my daughter and her friends. They competed yesterday for small school state color guard competition. I wanted each girl to know that I was supporting them, and that I was proud of all the hard work they had done to prepare. One of the girls, Ericka had a costume for her program that was sparkly white and she had a flower in her hair. She was the inspiration for the cards.

Please check out our sponsor this week Clear Dollar Stamps

Also check out Peggysue's devotion and see what my wonderful sisters have created for this challenge. Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Side note: Congratulations to the colorguard girls. 5 # 1 division ratings. I'm so proud of you all.


  1. I loved reading your words on the verse. I too was not sure where I would go with it.

    What a stunning set of cards!! I just love the glistening background, your colors, and the texture. So elegant!

  2. MariLynn these cards are absolutely gorgeous!!! What great inspiration and I love the flower image on the white! Congrats to your DD and her CG team!!!

  3. MariLynn those are absolutely lovely and you used that set (which I once owned as well!) in such a unique and fresh way!

  4. Well, done MariLynn! Love those cards - sweet and simple and perfect for the girls. Loved you devotion today too. Great take on the verse! Have a good week!

  5. MariLynn I love the understated elegance of these cards - they are beautiful. We both struggle on the "food front", so when I am tempted I will think of you and pray for you too.

  6. Oh, my, Marilyn.....your set of notecards are so lovely, elegant, and beautiful! I feel a case coming on! :-)

  7. Hello MariLynn - this is gorgeous! I love that old SU image and the way you have coloured it - it is beautiful! The embossed background is perfect too! I am loving this my friend! {{{hugs}}}