Tuesday, January 20, 2009

TUESDAY TRUST & a POLITICAL NOTE & addition of JOB UPDATE

Today is Created By Courtney's Challenge day and it is a sketch. I was not feeling like stamping yesterday... so I do not have something to share yet. If I have time this morning I will make something this morning and share on my blog!
I did make this card on Sunday for the Featured Stampers Challenge on Splitcoast. Lorie Craig has a FABULOUS gallery - I chose THIS card to case and changed the colors, the shape Nestabilities and the stamps...
Stamps: Encouragement Scripture by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Paper: Basic Grey Eva, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Whisper White
Ink: Same
Accessories: Curved Rectangles Nestabilities, Pretties Kit, White Organdy

For those who are praying for us...we still wait. The lay offs started yesterday at noon. The company is laying off 170 people. Yesterday 40 people were let go. The remaining 130 will be affected today and Wednesday. I think the waiting is the worst. I have complete faith that GOD is in control - but the controlling portion of my soul WANTS to control this too! LOL I WANT to know now what my circumstances will be...does he have a job or doesn't he? You know?
James 1:2-6 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.
I praise God that my circumstances do not change that HE is in control and knows all things...even what tomorrow holds...I am trying to not allow my circumstances toss my modd to and fro like someone with little faith. I am keeping my eyes on Jesus and grabbing a hold of the hem of his garment during the current unknown circumstances.
Now, enough about me! Let's get busy with the stamping stuff! LOL Be sure to check out the other Created By Courtney Challenge participants...
Inauguration 2009—a Moment of History and Healing for America
by Aimee Herd/Op-ed : Jan 20, 2009 : Breaking Christian News

"…this moment—unprecedented in our nation's history—goes far above personal views…"
All through last year's Presidential campaign—on both sides of the spectrum—feelings ran deep. And I daresay those passionate opinions have not abated much as President-elect Obama's Inauguration approaches.

But, as I watched Obama's speech this weekend, with the backdrop of the Lincoln Memorial, it struck me that this moment—unprecedented in our nation's history—goes so far above personal views…
For me, and hopefully for many, the event of Barack Obama's Presidential Inauguration transcends political party and leaning… it is about healing. And the days after it; about prayer.
I realize, being white, that I cannot fully grasp the extraordinarily historical moment—when Obama is sworn in as the first black President of the United States—as one of my black fellow-citizens will. Nor will I experience, to that extent, the incredible achievement they must feel in their hearts.

But its significance is not lost on me. Whether or not I voted for President-elect Obama is not the issue, because the attitude at which this country has finally arrived, in being willing to elect a black man to its highest office, has been far too long in coming. It makes me feel very grateful to my parents for raising me with a true respect for all people regardless of color, religion or nationality, which is just Biblical common sense!

And so I ask, both those who voted for Obama and those who didn't, can we—if just for a day—lay down the political debate? Can we look beyond the labels of Republican, Democrat or Independent? Can we be joyful that America, on its highest level, is at long last breaking through an ugly barrier of ignorance and hate, and much like the day those cold cement chunks of wall fell in Berlin; hands kept apart are now joining together?

I hope each one of us, regardless of political persuasion, will pray for the continued protection of this man who has not let the prejudices of some keep him from pressing on to fulfill this calling in which he believes. Let's pray for protection for him and for his family.
As Christians, we are called to pray for those in office—no matter who they are. So let us pray in the days ahead for God's direction for this new President, as he leads this country we so love.
Just thought I would share that - since there is so much more going on than just our current economic state...
PRAYER REQUEST UPDATE AND PRAISE!
Hello Friends, Just wanted to give you an update on our job circumstances. Adam's department went through the lay off procedure today and he was not one of them, although they let go of half of his department. I praise GOD that Adam still has a job but will continue to be praying for those who were laid off. I know Adam is emotionally spent. We appreciate you lifting us up during this time!
2 Samuel 22:3 NKJV The God of my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, My stronghold and my refuge; My Savior, You save me from violence.
Be blessed and have a great day!
Chrissy D

15 comments:

Moni said...

Just love it! Hugs, Moni

Giffysk8s said...

Of course I'll be praying for you! My DH is in the same boat. TRUST HIM. So much easier said than done, isn't it? But it's what I'll do anyway!

Christi said...

Just gorgeous Chris!!! I've had this whole situation heavy on my heart since we are pretty much doing the same thing with Todd so just hold onto your faith and know that we all are praying for you and are will you no matter what.

Christina said...

This is simply wondrful and I know its hard to wait tofind out but we're with you!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

My dear friend, you know my prayers are with you and Adam. Patience is so difficult, but with your eyes on the Lord, you will make it.

Praying also for all with similar circumstances.

Lovely card, soft pretty colors and wonderful verse.

Hugs,

Sandy said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL card! I too am praying for your family's situation!
Huge Hug & Lots of prayers!!!!

Kim said...

Chris your card is gorgeous!!!! I love the paper you used...and I have just ordered those nesties so I can't wait until they arrive at my door! :)
I am still praying for your family!
Hugs~ Kim

ribenaruby said...

Wonderful creation Chris, hope everything turns out well for your family. Blessings.

Giffysk8s said...

Such awesome news!

Sally said...

Love your card, but even more, I am so excited about your news. I will still keep praying for those who have lost their jobs..

PaperAddictJenn said...

Wow, what an emotional day for Adam. I'll be praying for him. I'm sure going to work and only seeing half of his co-workers will be very difficult.

Ann Kranitz said...

Beautiful card Chris. Know that you are in my prayers as well and I am glad to hear the news about Adam.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Absolutely Stunning!!!! And so special and meaningful for so many in these days!!! Hugs and Prayers!!!

Susiesuger said...

Stunning card Chrissy , you are in our prayers
Love Susie xx

Patti said...

Enjoy your work...

Just a comment on Obama...I don't care what color his skin is. I do care about his political views and his associations with undesirables. I am a conservative and see things quite differently than the liberals.
I am praying for our country...