Tuesday, August 25, 2009

August 25, 2009 Two Cuts For Two Trades... Yay!!!



Based on 1 Corinthians 16:13
"Watch, STAND FAST in the faith, be brave, be strong..."

It has taken on personal meaning for me, and I have recently been thinking on how often I am weak and feel that I can barely kneel much less stand. But... The Bible is clear to state that "when we are weak, God is strong." With Him on our side, we are strong when we remain focused and in tune with Him. We fight our best fights while on our knees--- in Prayer!! One of my cousins reminded me almost a year ago... "Prayer is the work!!" Oftentimes we think of praying when our circumstances have gotten too bad for us to handle or to know what to do. In reality, how much better would it be if we started off with it?

It also reminds me of this verse that has come to mean SO much to me... Romans 12:12 "...rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer..."

Well, it is something to think on... Fight the good fight... Have a blessed day!





The Outer Road (Made for Trade with Bernie)...

Friday, August 7, 2009

August 7, 2009 25th Wedding Anniversary Card...


25 Years Of... Loving And Growing Through The Mountains And The Valleys"



This cut was made for my Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law who just celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.

Marriage is full of it's challenges and its triumphs, its joys and its sorrows... It is FULL. There are moments high and moments low. In my own marriage and my sister-and-brother-in-law's marriage, we have seen God help us through each moment of every day. We have had Him give us "strength for today and hope for tomorrow". He has filled us with peace and joy unspeakable in some of the hardest moments of our lives, and He has provided for our needs.

The length of years, the love still found and growing... it is ALL a testimony of God's amazing FAITHFULNESS.

Congratulations, Dina and Elio!!! And... Thank you, Jesus!!!

The four buds are symbols of their four children. The roses symbolize them and their love. And, as clearly seen, there are mountains and there are valleys. They are in between, under the shining Sun, which sybolizes The Son, Jesus...

Saturday, August 1, 2009

August 1, 2009 Two Cuts For One Goodbye...


God Bless...



The Clothesline (Aka: Corda Per Bucato)...


Our special friends from the American base are moving back to the States. We are... sad for us, happy for them. We had a going away party for them yesterday, and I made two cuts for them. The bootshaped one was the group card, and the Clothesline cut was our gift to them...

We love you guys so much! We pray for you, and Hold You In Our Hearts!!!