Thursday, June 4, 2020


There are times when all I know to do is pray. I used to feel guilty about that. A friend would be suffering some loss and I would with all sincerity say to her, "I'm praying for you" and I would pray. At the same time, I'd feel like I should be doing more (and yes, there are definitely times we should do more than pray). I also needed to move away from my idea that it was "just praying" and realize the significance of praying. 

That lesson came to me one day when I was feeling exceptionally bad because a friend was hurting and I didn't know what to do besides pray. I told her I almost apologetically that I was praying for her and she replied,  "The best thing you can do for me is pray." That changed my perspective. It doesn't mean I shouldn't do more but I need to remember that even as I minister to others, speak up for the helpless or downtrodden, provide for unmet needs, etc., I need to pray for them. 

All of those thoughts were running through my mind as I made this card featuring stamps from The Project Bin's Defined stamp set.

The stamp set has a lot of great options for cards, scrapbooks and more:

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamp Set: The Project Bin Defined stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Papers: Accent Opaque 120# White and SU Apricot Appeal and Early Espresso CS and DP from my scrap file

Embellishments: Eyelet Outlet Enamel Dots

9 comments: said...

Your prayers mean so much to those who recieve them. Even without you telling them that you'll pray for them they know in their heart that whenever things seem hard to take, YOU have them in your prayers. Nothing could be more healing then knowing someone out there always cares. Beautiful card.

jimlynn said...

A beautiful post and a beautiful card Jeanette.

Lynn McAuley said...

Sensational designer papers for this strong statement of faith, Jeanette!! Fabulous card!!

MiamiKel said...

Oh these papers are just dreamy! Always a joy to see how you use them! Beautiful card!

Aracelli Merla said...

Prayer is a might force, and God hears us all. Great card, Jeanette, and a wonderful entry on your blog. Thanks for letting us be part of it.

Denise said...

You're a very special person and your cards reflect that!

Shelly Schmidt said...

A fabulous sentiment- this card is just wonderful! I love this wonderful idea of Faith and your card really portrays it beautifully!

kiwimeskreations said...

Love that card Jeanette - and prayer is powerful, keep it up! there are some things in life we would not survive without others praying us through them!
Stay safe

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

You are a special friend to really pray for your friend

Very nice design. I think I'll CASE your background. Very nice card which is a good masculine card.