I've been AWOL for a few days while we vacationed in Wyoming. We took my daughter, her husband, and her four kids to The Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. We stayed in a cabin in the woods and had an amazing time. I think that influenced my image choice and papers for this card. The challenge this week at Twist of Faith is to use this sketch:
We are being sponsored by DigiDarla Designs who is providing 5 free images to a lucky winner. I used her image called "God Loves You Nature 1." I used very old hoarded paper with pine trees and fish swimming all from Close To My Heart.
One of the reasons I chose this masculine image and different sort of sentiment was from something I'd thought of while I was having my devotional time the night before. I often see homeless men panhandling on the corner of some intersections when I drive into the city. I'm never sure what I should give them, but I truly want to help. I know that Christ would help them if He were here. I've given bottles of water and packaged granola bars as well as a little cash. That night I'd decided I would make up some simple, masculine cards with a Christian message and enclose gift certificate(s) to a nearby fast food place like McDonalds.
When I saw this image I knew it had the perfect sentiment for such a card. I want to share this idea with friends who may face the same situation. I will never forget the time I felt led to share money with such a man on the corner. As I told him "May God bless you," he came closer and fervently asked me to please pray for him. He told me his name and said he knew the Lord. The traffic light changed and I had to go, but I think of him still and pray when I do. If you have additional ideas about how to quickly minister in such situations, please feel free to share.
I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge #84 - Father's Day or Male
2 Sisters #148 -Just for Dads
Catered Crop - Masculine Card
Creative Creations Challenge #12 - For you Dad/masculine
Jellypark Challenge - Masculine
Lady Anne's Challenge - The Great Outdoors
Polka Doodles Week 24 Challenge - Male Theme
Scrappy Frogs Challenge - Summer Vacation
Simply Create Too #39 - Father's Day or Male
Word Art Wednesday #84 - anything goes with scripture or uplifting verse