Monday 1 May 2017

Spread Your Wings

Hello!  Today I have a sweet card to share with you that I made for my oldest daughter.  She's turning 18!!!  How the years have gone by so fast, just like those older and wiser have told me they would.  

She is a beautiful young woman inside and out.  One that loves the Lord Jesus, who is gentle and thoughtful and kind.  Who seeks the future in a Biblical manner for a lady.  

My advice for her has always been...let the world do what it will, but you do the will of the Lord.  

It is hard to live for the Lord in these times.  
To live how the Bible calls women to live.  
We must all seek the Lord in ALL things! 

As she is graduating this year and becoming more independent I encourage her to spread her wings. 

To follow not her own heart but to walk in humble obedience to the Lord and His Word.  
To find the joy in all the blessings that entails. 
It does not mean she isn't to have dreams, but it's to have godly ones.  

Jeremiah 17:7-10

So in spreading her wings, I encourage her to practice all that she has learned, as a keeper at home.  To care for her family, to minister to those the Lord brings her in contact with, to seek the Lord in her comings & goings.  One day to meet and marry the man that the Lord has brought into her life. 
The Lord's plan for her life is far better than anything the world has to offer.  

The world screams for you to just go and live your life.  
The Bible says to follow the Lord Jesus Christ.

Proverbs 3: 5-7

The only way to know what the Lord has for you is to read His Word, the Bible.  

As for my card, I used some beautiful patterned paper that was gifted me, I added a touch of lace,  some black photo corners, some die cut greens, (I love when I can use my cutttlebug!) & some flowers by Forever In Time that I found at the Dollar Store.  

It seemed like something was missing. It didn't seem to need a birthday stamp, so I went looking and found this sweet spread your wings stamp from Teresa Collins...of whom has some amazing stamps that I am blessed to have a set.  I also stamped the inside with another of the stamps in the set.  

Oh, and on a final note, the bowl was a cute find at the free store this weekend. :)  The doily I found at the free store a few weeks ago. 

Thank you for dropping by!


Danielle Dunn said...

Thanks Mom. I love the card. :) <3

JES said...

The card is lovely and the advice is priceless! Thank you for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! :)

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The card is pretty Jennifer and the bowl/doily a good find at the store.