Thank you for taking time to visit, and I hope I am even a tiny bit helpful as I have been helped and blessed by so many others. I have been doing Calligraphy since teens, and card making for many years as well. In 1990 I delighted in the joys of stamping with ink and embossing after a trip to Cairns, Qld. In 2009 I discovered the brayer, 2010 the Cuttlebug, also have now taking to reading up on crafting blogs and lo! Here I am, on one of my own.

I live on the coast of eastern Australia. I am a Christian. I trusted in the LORD down here at the beach, amazingly it is not far from where I now live. It was over 40 years ago, after a Beach Mission Service at the age of 12 years

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Blue + White Card ~ Give thanks unto the LORD, for He is good...

Hullo there everyone..
 Well just dropping in with quick post to let you know I am not going to be blogging for wee while. I am not sure how long, possibly a few weeks, Lord knows. 
Some folk have been asking so thought should let you know. I still hope to pop by when able, but just very low key.
Some of you may recall I am teaching a class on Thursday the calligraphy course I do. They are years 7/8 at our local church school. While only five teens are doing the course, have found I am very unwell this time around. The spirit is willing, but the body not so.
Rather than give this particular class up, (as told to do by family/ friends), after prayer I am cutting back on everything else. I also have decided (with the LORD) in the long wakeful hours to make it the last time I will teach it to a group - one on one maybe okay.
So spake Job, (in the oldest book in the Bible), he was one who gave up much, but how much more did the  lovely LORD Jesus, Who gave His very life blood for us, and our salvation from sin.
God knows - He understands as no-one else does. His way is perfect. As he says in His word above - "Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good".  
He does know best.. and gives grace for the way.
Thank you all for your kind thoughts on the post before this one, dear friends, and most of all for your prayers.
Thanks so very much for popping over for a peek and chat – you do cheer my heart so, may the dear LORD bless you all, Shaz. x
 Card is made with a Bible verse stamp unnamed and many years old + Marianne dies corner frames, Spellbinder Fancy labels 3 I think it was.
I would like to enter it in Di’Snippet challenge (Used snippets) and Word Art Wednesday.
{EDIT: I re-did card as "Thinking of you" card and this how it became - verse is from Word Art Wednesday}

14 comments:

Craftychris said...

A stunning card! I am so sorry you have to re-evaluate but if it helps, then that is the thing to do! We will miss you but it will be all the sweeter when you return. Take good care of yourself. Luv and Hugs. xx

Di said...

Really beautiful card Shaz - and I'm so sorry to hear you are troubled right now. I hope your inner strength helps you through, but if it really is all too much then perhaps you should put yourself first for once.

Big hugs, Di xx

Stephanie said...

Hi sweet Shaz! Your card is lovely and the small pearls add such a pretty touch. Please know I am praying for you. Love and hugs!

Myrna said...

Shaz
Beautiful card.
You know you are in the hearts, prayers and minds of many people.
Take care.
Myran

Betsy said...

His love endures forever!

Your card is lovely and my heart feels for you at having to give up your class after this one. It's hard to let go of things that we enjoy and want to share with others. How wonderful of you to share this talent for as long as you have.
My prayers will be with you as you teach this class. We'll be waiting when you are able to return to your blogging friends.

Blessings,
Betsy

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous card
love colours
hugs Tamara

MaryH said...

Stunning card as usual. That background against the lovely white design is awesome. Will miss you while you're away, but know that you're doing what you've been led to do. Hope you don't get too tired out, feel worse. Will keep you in prayer as you journey through your class chores. There is a reason you've been sent down this path...Your followers will be waiting until you can join us again. God keep you well. Hugs

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Very nice card indeed Shaz.

A gal's gotta do what a gal's gotta do . . . it will all work out in the end.

Hugs
SarN xxx

Anne said...

This is such a beautiful card! I love the colour! Very elegant and simply gorgeous! TFS!

MagsB said...

This is such a beautiful card, Shaz, and the verse is one that bears remembering again and again.

I'm sorry to hear about your troubles, it is so hard when decisions like yours have to be made (I recently gave up teaching Sunday School after 27 years so I know where you're coming from.) But it's always good to remember that the Lord places us where He needs us and I take comfort from that.

God bless you!

love Mags B x

Fandhmum said...

Beautiful Shaz, I really do believe everything for a reason
Rosie x

Hettie said...

Gorgeous card Shaz. Sorry to hear you are unwell and I am sure you will enjoy your course better if you can concentrate on just that.
Hugs
xx

Mrs.D said...

Shaz
We will continue to pray for you. Pray that the Lord will bring healing and comfort. That he will give you peace about giving up the teaching and that he will show what he has for you in the future. Blessings and hugs
Chris

Shelly Schmidt said...

A beauty of a card! I will pray for you- and for your health and endurance to make it through the class! Blessings and well wishes!

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