Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Soaking Up the Joy

I am wife to a pastor. How that came to be is a story for another day but let me just say that it was about the last thing I thought I would ever be. God has a sense of humor, for sure. When Greg and I married he was working in a large chain grocery store and going to school but pastor never entered the conversation.

Like most things in life, being a pastor's wife has its good days and bad days. Then there are awesome days. Like when you get to witness a life changed...transformed. This past Sunday a lady in our church shared a bit of her story, how God has brought healing, restoration and hope to her life. It is not my story to tell here, but I will say that she was so brave to stand up in front of a church full of people and share very painful things. To know that we collectively, as a church family, have had a small part in her story (the good parts) is very cool! We shared in her joy and walked away blessed by her sharing.

I immediately thought about sending her a card of encouragement and a very specific image came to mind. Mo Manning's "Soaking Up the Joy" image by Stampavie.

She exudes joy and peace. It's a new day so let's soak up every drop.

To have hope when hope was lost is powerful. Makes you want to turn you face towards to sun once again.

I used papers from Jillibean, sentiment from Rosie's Roadshow, Copics, doily die, scallop circle die, flower dies and faceted embellies.

See ya next time!!


Michele Boyer said...

So cute, Tracy! FAB coloring! :)

Starla said...

This is the perfect image for this situation! Your coloring is fabulous! I'm sure the gal receiving this will treasure it for ever