me? Guess I took a little blogging break there. It's not that I had nothing to post. I still have things from Christmastime that haven't made it to the blog yet. I guess I've just not been too motivated... partly because every time I logged into Typepad to check my stats (yes, embarrassingly enough, I'm one of those) I got to read my number of posts: 500. My 500th post was the one that concluded my blog anniversary week. Pretty appropriate... and I just liked looking at that number. But it's time to move on... can't get to 1000 without first doing 501, can I? :)
So, hopefully you remember me, but did you also set aside time today to remember...
I got a little crazy on the inside of the card... using an embossing folder to kind of visually express the joy of the knowing Christ's love... His love that is so amazing. :)
AND TELL: stamps are from Papertrey Ink (Journaling Lines, Wreath for All Seasons, Background Basics: Hearts, Mega Mixed Messages, Flower Fusion #2); cardstock is Stampin' Up (Going Gray, Chocolate Chip) and a couple miscellaneou scraps; ink is PTI (Vintage Cream) and SU (Early Espresso); also used a Corner Chomper, SU's Elegant Lines embossing folder and markers (Going Gray, Early Espresso) and PTI's Woodgrain impression plate and the smallest heart die.
We went to our church's Good Friday service today at noon. It's good to be reminded that Jesus willingly endured the cross to take on our sins (my sin!) so that we have the opportunity to believe in Him, live our earthly lives for Him, and then live with Him forever... to be reminded of His suffering (and His grace) by taking communion as a church body... to see so many people that we don't get to see often (and people that we've never seen before!) since our church has had four services for quite a few years now. (It's not like "the old days" when we had just two services so if someone wasn't in the service you attended you might see them between the two.)
We arrived on the early side (that's a Ken Hayes trait) and were fortunate enough to walk in with a couple who we used to see weekly, but with the church growing so much haven't seen in a long time. She's been fighting cancer for quite awhile now and has just decided to stop treatments. Hospice has been called. Yet, there she was... bravely, yet slowly, walking with her husband and a friend under an umbrella on this rainy day... going to church to worship her Lord, who, most likely, she will be seeing face-to-face very soon. She was wearing bright yellow and, although somewhat thin, was absolutely radiant. There is just something so beautiful and admirable about a person, secure in their faith, who is close to meeting Jesus. It's good to know the Lord.
I hope you've had a Good Friday with time to reflect on Jesus' sacrifice and your response to it. His desire is that all would know Him as their Savior. There is no better time than now. Have a blessed evening — and thanks for spending a bit of it here with me. See you again soon... for post #502. :)