Thursday, July 30, 2009


This cute little card I saw some place on the web... not sure where but I thought it was a neat idea. I used the round tab punch folded to make the mini purses & the oval punch to make the handles. Also I love the Raspberry Lemonade dp that I got for my birthday. We had a great service last night at church. The guest speaker spoke on unforgiveness... that is such a powerful subject! So my question to you today is why do humans want to hang on to unforgiveness? It is kind of like burning your hand on a hot frying pan... as the burn heals you are afraid you might forget what happened so you stick your hand on a hot frying pan again so you can keep remembering the pain over & over & over. I know that sounds silly, but that is kind of what unforgiveness is like. The pan was the thing that caused the offense but it doesn't "hurt" the pan when you stick your hand back on it... it only hurts you. Just like unforgiveness, it doesn't hurt the person that offended... it only hurts you. One last thing & then I will get off my soap-box... always remember & don't ever forget... forgiveness is for you it isn't for the one that caused the offense.

We are heading to the Thumb for a couple days so have a great weekend!

with a grateFUL HEART, carin


Anonymous said...

This card is just tooooo cute. It looks like a Sharon B'Day card to me??????????
We will have to make a plan for lunch for her birthday. One of these days we just all need to get together and head up to TC for the day. Bookstore, Lunch, Walk the Beach, Whatever strikes our fancy. It has been awhile since we have done that. Maybe for Sharon's B'Day...
Of course, we couldn't do it on the day because it is Monday. Maybe on a Friday.
Have a Blessed Weekend!
See you Sunday!
Love Ya Barb

Anonymous said...

We may have passed you on the road - we worked in Bay City today. Have a great week-end. Say hello to everyone for us.

Zhenya and Nika Aksutin said...

Hello! My name is Nika!We are from Russia. My husband and I to work with students. We organize many clubs to construct attitudes friendship and to speak them about the Christ. I have ladys club, we to do hand made cards, scrapbook, quilt and crosstitch. It is good opportunity to testify about our God and His love! Every Saturday I have craft club for ladyes. We do cards, quilt, crochet, cross stitch too. It very not usual and new to Russian culture. I to study from different blogs how to make cards, made quilt and to use different technics. We are missionary to the Far East Russia. We are russian. We live in city Birobidzhan, it is the Jewish region in Russia. A lot of Jews live here. They have synagogues and to celebrate religious holidays. But many of them do not know the Christ. We have 2 daughters. Polina is 8 years and Liliya is 2 years.And if you are interesting about us I shall be glad give answer to you. I will glad if you can write me.Sorry my English.
You can vizit to my blog
and our family ministry blog

Mari said...

Hi Carin,
Thanks for stopping at my photo blog. It's always nice to meet another Michigan blogger. My Mom grew up in McBain. so I am familiar with the area. Do you know any Zingers? If so, they are likely to be related to me.
I live in Allendale - where Grand Valley State University is located. We are between Grand Rapids and Grand Haven.
I love your card. Someone will be thrilled to get it!
We talking about not forgiving with our Bible study group on Sunday night. You describe it well!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

I hope you are well!

I have something for you on my blog.