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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Beautiful Savior


Stampin’ Sisters in Christ’s challenge this week was taken from the scripture found in Ecclesiastes 3:11a “God makes all things beautiful in its time.”
I have never felt that I was wrapped in a very attractive package. Even as a little girl, I was chunkier than most and felt ugly and unloved. But several years ago, I had an epiphany at a one of our church ladies’ retreats – God don’t make no junk! I went home and asked to meet God’s love – “If you are really out there God, then love me. Show me your love. Fill my heart with your love. I want to feel your pure love. I’ve got to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that your love for me is real.”
Now I’ve heard that children often think the heavenly Father is just like their earthly father. Well, my earthly father failed at daddy-love. He had problems relating to his four kids. I don’t remember mercy or grace being part of his vocabulary either.
The day I prayed that prayer, it was answered. My great big daddy Lord grabbed my heart, snuggled me down in his lap, hugged me so tight and has never let go. He loves me unconditionally. Oh, jump for joy, my heavenly daddy has grace and mercy in abundance, too! He’s the lover of my soul. Nothing is more precious than my beautiful Savior. Right now I’ve got warm fuzzies wrapped around my heart and I celebrate life in His today. You come too!
Stamps: Background music (Posh), Scripture (Stampin’ Up), Daisies for U Girl (Stamp Affair), Pointing Hand (Stampcraft), Rose (Posh), Cherish Life word stamps (Nostalgiques).

5 comments:

  1. Dolores, this is great!! I like the distressing and your color scheme.
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful testimony, too! =)

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  2. What a lovely post... I love the way you write and think. Just had to come and visit after you left your lovely comment as I liked your nickname...it is how I feel most times. Also love your comment in your about me "with a degree: "MRS" in domestic engineering...so clever.

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  3. Hi thanks for visiting over my way and leaving such lovely comments. You mentioned that your Mum's name is Norma Jean. My Mum always thought her name was Norma Joan until she looked at her birth certificate and it is Norma Jean. :-) Since we are talking Norma's.....amazingly, my MIL's name is Norma too. :-) She is Norma May.

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  4. Thanks for your sweet comments on my card and for visiting my blog. I've enjoyed reading your posts! Blessings!

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  5. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! I'm enjoying reading your posts and seeing your lovely cards! Blessings!

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