Sunday, August 26, 2012

Charity Never Faitheth Card

Happy Sunday Everyone!

Today has been a very good Sunday so far.  I went to church and felt spiritually fed.  In Gospel Principles (Sunday School) we talked about families and the responsibility of the father, mother, and children.  I am always strengthened as I listen to others comment and share their life experiences in the class.  I also was reminded that we cannot control our children (as much as I would like to) but are here to be their guides, to teach them, and try to help them make good decisions BUT we cannot force them to do anything.  

In Relief Society (the 3rd hour in which all the women meet) the lesson was on trials and enduring them.   I shared the experience of when I was training for my first (and only) marathon.  On a Saturday, as my husband and I were doing a long run, we experienced a lot of strong wind and had to run against it.  At one point I sat down, cried, and said that I couldn't do it anymore.  It was too hard!  My husband encouraged me to get up and just finish.  After a few minutes of feeling sorry for myself, I got up and finished the run, crying the rest of the way.  As I look back on that experience I can relate it to life.  We all have tough challenges that we face every day and some might seem too hard.  We want to give up.  But, we have the Savior there to help us along the way and encourage us to endure.  Life is hard but the greatest reward is that we can be with our Father in Heaven and our family forever IF we just endure and make it to the end.  

There was a sweet 86 year old woman visiting our ward (congregation) today.  She has been taking lessons from the missionaries about our church.  You can click HERE if you don't know anything about my church and are curious.  I am going to stop by and visit her tonight.  I made this card for her.  Do you notice that I didn't use pink?  I was very tempted though.  LOL!  I hope you all are having a WONDERFUL and PEACEFUL Sunday.  I am grateful for you and the support you give me daily.  Thank you all for being YOU!  Even though we come from different backgrounds & religions we have very much in common.  :)

On this card I used the saying Charity Never Faitheth which comes from the Faithful Sayings MPS stamp set.  The saying is our Relief Society's Motto.  

35 comments:

  1. Beautiful card!

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  2. Such a beautiful card Robyn and what a lovely post to share.

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  3. This was such a great post and a beautiful card. I am glad that you had a wonderful time in church. Just remember when you are facing challenges that it is through the strength of Christ all things are possible.

    Have a blessed day.

    Luria

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  4. It is so nice to see you back. You seem happier and back to showing your creativity :)
    Thanks
    Chris

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  5. That is such a pretty card, and I was surprised that there wasn't any pink in it. LOL


    Love Ya and all you share
    Tammy H

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  6. Hi Robyn, I comment very little on your blog however I check your blog daily and I always look forward to reading what you post. I wanted to comment on a few things you've posted lately..I guess I'm feeling chatty tonight.lol. First off good for you with your decision about giving up the business-side of your crafting hobby. I think you are very talented & I was also looking forward to your new invention coming out. Maybe you will be back inventing and selling in a few years when your children are older. I totally get your decision, I have 3 kids and they need a lot of my attention. Secondly I am very interested in canning. I bought the big pot and jars but never gave it a try. I hope you can post some easy directions on how you do it. I'm afraid that if I don't seal the jars well I will end up with spoiled sauce. Also, is it cost effective to can since you need so much of the fresh stuff? Thirdly..I just wanted to tell you that I find your posts about the messages you receive at church very inspiring. I am Roman Catholic and raising my children Catholic but I also find your religion very interesting. I watched a segment on TV about it over the weekend and it was very inspiring to see how giving and dedicated Mormons are. I saw how so many volunteer to help the less fortunate and I am a big believer in helping people especially the ones in need. Lastly thank you for continuing to post blogs so we can keep reading and being inspired by you.

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  7. I am loving your posts. I have you to thank for getting me into canning. I made the salsa that you had posted and it came out fabulous. I will never buy salsa again because its so easy to make. I have also made peach jam and pickles. Next I want to make my own applesause. I'm also beginning to think about getting a pressure cooker lol.
    Just keep it coming :)

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  8. I always try to remind myself what a powerful example we set for our children....and pray every day that I can be that good example so making those important decisions will be easier.....pretty card, too Robyn, I like all the pearls!!

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  9. Roby,- Beautiful card and wonderful post! Thank you so much for sharing. -disneygirl in AZ

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  10. Hi Robyn,

    I sometimes comment but I do read your blog faithfully since coming across it by accident or maybe it was meant to be. But I am excited to see you through your journey of self discovery for your own skin and motherhood. I know it was hard to stop your own business but I am glad that you are happy and that's all that matters. And I also wanted to thank you for bringing that inner craft out of me again. You are truly inspiring me! Thank you for blog away...!! Keep them coming!!

    lorraineharris06@gmail.com

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  11. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your story too.

    Leslie

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  12. Wonderful post and beautiful card Robyn. Can you tell me what cartridge the butterfly is from....love it! Thank you! Carrie
    Dcmoos at Comcast dot net

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  13. The butterfly is from Sophie. Thanks!

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  14. Such a beautiful card. I love reading your little messages of family and faith. I need little messages of encouragement, even though you don't know you are giving them.

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  15. Very pretty. I love that stamp set and use it all the time!

    Have a blessed day.

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  16. this card is so pretty. I'm so glad to have Robyn back, congrats on your retirement, your going to love it. I hope you find time to post some new videos! Your applesauce looks amazing. Don't you just love being a homemaker? It was my favorite.

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  17. Beautiful card! It is a very "Robyn" design - which I have always loved!!
    Have a great week
    Noelle
    herzigfam@yahoo.com

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  18. Pretty card! Love the debossing and the pretty butterfly. I love the color combination, you are so good at that.
    Judy

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  19. Gorgeous card and GREAT story! I love reading about your life my friend!

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  20. Beautiful card Robyn, Butterflies are my favorite. Love the pearls you added gives it such an elegant look. Thanks for sharing.

    Luria

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  21. I love me some butterflies and this card is soooo pretty Robyn. I'm sure she will love it. Smooches...

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  22. Love the card. The butterfly is so pretty. I recently acquired the Sophie cart. I will definitely have to try this. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Very pretty card, Robyn. I'm glad you are spending more time with your family. I enjoy reading your blog. I also would be interested in more info/directions about canning. Since I too have a glass stove top, I would like to know how you use a pressure cooker in canning. I've been leery about purchasing a pressure cooker because of the horror stories I have heard from years ago. I'm sure they are much safer now. I see all the great meals you have made and am now thinking about buying one. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Sylvia in AZ

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  24. hey robyn! do u think u will be posting any new youtube viedos i know my and my friends would LOVE to hear you! i have missed your videos! thanks!
    Eliza

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  25. Hi Eliza!

    I'm not sure when my next video will be. Soon I hope!

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  26. thanks robyn it was great hearing from you i am a HUGE fan!! and i owe it to you that i am back into crafting. i did it when i was younger but now i am in love your the reason i got the cricut and everything! BTW i am only 13!!!
    Eliza

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  27. Beautiful card. Love the color combination. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Robyn,

    I'm bad about commenting, but had to this time. I just want you to know that you are a very inspiring person. I have followed your blog almost from the beginning though I don't have a blog. While I don't share the same religion as you, we both share the same Savior; so I love it when you share from your heart or from what you learn.

    I lost both of my parents in the past year and my joy of crafting has diminished. While I'm thankful for all the time I've had with my parents, it's the settling of the estate with my 7 siblings that has me depressed. I'm a peacemaker; yet, I'm unable to unite my family & that has depressed me.

    Anyway, I sold my dad's van today and was shocked at the sadness I felt when the van was driven away. So what did I do? I turned on my computer, pulled up your blog, and caught up on your posts. You have lifted my spirits. You taking time to just share a part of your life has touched my heart. THANK YOU!

    Mary in Chattanooga

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  29. Beautiful card! Love that what you share with us is not only awesome craftiness, but also very inspiring! I am Catholic, but my dearest high school friend is Mormon. I rode with her and her family to drive her to BYU when she went to college. While visiting I learned so much about her faith and found it to be such a beautiful religion. Everyone I met seemed so kind and life-giving. Following your blog often reminds me of that special trip and my friend. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Beautiful card Robyn. I love this part of your life and that you share it.
    TFS
    Hugs, DIANA L.

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  31. Robyn - love this card! Simple yet elegant!! I love the Faithful Sayings stamp set! Thank you for sharing! I am loving your new blog!!

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