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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Peaceful Life

When I was coloring this it reminded me of a "peaceful life". As I look over my life of 54 years I am blessed for I can say I am at peace, I have no regrets, no anger, no un-forgiveness. All my trials were for my good and I learned that lesson at a young age that even in evil towards me God was working for my good. Not long ago I saw some ladies that I grew up with(old gang members) yes in my early years I was in a gang, seems like a life time ago, one is in a mental institute, some in jail, some heroin and crack addicts , some has aids, and all I could think about was this could have been me, but for the grace of God He reached down and plucked me out of the fires of this life style and saved me. And from that moment over 3o years ago, I have been blessed with a life of peace, O yes I have been through great trials in my life, but none the less The God who was able to save me from that life style I believed that He could work out all the rest.
This is my stamp tv sketch challenge#13, the stamp is by creative images and the paper is basic grey, colored with pencil and oms.
Blessings

39 comments:

Ellie said...

This is so adorable. I love the image and you colored it beautifully.

Crafty Creations by Cindy and Maria said...

So glad you have peace in your life! The card is great!!

Holly said...

Sweet card Rebekka, and what wonderful thoughts you had while creating it. So nice that you can look back with no regrets.

Martha said...

great card, so cute.

Sherrie said...

Love the colors on this and how you outlined your image with the blue...very pretty!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Beautiful card and I enjoyed reading your thoughts today.

Anjou Krelovich said...

This is striking! Love those happy orange flowers!

Stampin'GHmom said...

Beautiful card and inspiring post! TFS!!

Jennifer Talley said...

Great card. Love the image!

Burnin' Rubber said...

Beautiful card and testimony!

xiumaiyuki said...

The image you chose is indeed very peaceful! I love the coloring as well.

Love the meaning behind this as well. Hope peace will find its way to all those who are still searching for it soon. :)

Cheryl Walker said...

Very sweet card hun!!!

Wow that is Awesome that you did very well, Im sorry to hear that your old friends didnt make some different choices in their lives to bring them on a happier path. I know I tooo love the life Ive lived soo far,and dont have any regrets either. I have to say that I am lucky tooo. Yes we all go through some tough times, but we live and learn. well hopefully we live and learn...lol some dont :(

Anyways hun, glad to see that you are doing well, and be happy, it keeps you young:)

Hugs,
Cheryl

Just Jenn Designz said...

What a beautiful card. I certainly enjoyed reading your "thoughts" as well.

Jenn

Laura said...

What a wonderful testimony you have to share with others. We are so fortunate to serve a God who loves us unconditionally. It is a shame your old gang never learned this. His love is life changing.
Thanks for sharig your story.

Cindy said...

What a beautiful, peaceful card!!
The colors are great! Sound's like you have come a long way, baby!!!

Carolyn King said...

Beautiful card! Love the coloring of the image!

Sara said...

What an adorable image, love your coloring too.

mamia said...

Very cute card.

Michelle Forrest aka transprntbutterfly said...

Beautiful card. I really enjoyed your thoughts behind this card and am so glad you didn't end up like the people you were running with!

Dru said...

What a cute card and I love Sally Songbird too!!!

laos348 said...

This does indeed look peaceful. Very pretty - I like the coloring.

Maria Matter said...

Hi Becky!
This is so sweet...quite a peaceful image!
Great testimony today! How worthy is the Lord...praising Him is so easy when we look where we were when He chose to do what He did! So awesome!!!
Have a blessed day! Maria

Claudia Rosa said...

wow.. thats super cute. love the image
great coloring Rebbecca
love Claudia

MrsETaylor said...

this one is absolutely stunning. I love the colors and your image is colored beautifully

Wendy said...

Such a cute image and wonderful card! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on a peaceful life as well! :)

Enfys said...

Adorable card, and as always your 'thought for the day' made me pause....
hugs
En xx

Diane said...

Love the card, and how great it is you can be so honest with yourself, feels good doesn't it? You have truly been blessed, not only that the person you have become, but with such talent!!!!

Anne said...

Beautiful colors-just bright and lovely -like you!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is indeed very peaceful Becky!! Gorgeous!

God is truly gracious!! Your post reminds me of the verse:
"I know the plans I have for you says the Lord, plans to prosper you, not to harm you, to give you hope and a future." I often think of this verse when things are not exactly going my way but his plans are for the greater good. Thanks for sharing!

edith said...

Becky, what a beautiful testimony... thanks for your transparency and honesty in sharing God's hand on your life....

Cr8ive ME said...

lovely card.

M.E. aka CMCMaryD@SCS

Jane ... said...

Becky, your beautiful card whispers "peace" to me too! Love the colors and the snail's pace. :-) Thank you for your powerful witness to God's love and care in your life. I thank Him for you and all the gifts He gives to you!

Michelle said...

Great post! Love the card :) Really a great post...I can relate...

Lorie said...

God is so good, and if we just take time to enjoy His blessed gifts, a peaceful life is sure to come. Beautiful card, as always!

America said...

Ooh, these colors are very pretty and that image is precious!

Your testimony was a joy to read. Youve been blessed with the great path youve taken!

Your doggy picture is too cute and how FUN that he's HERCULES. I also have a Hercules. Love that name. Mine is a huge gorgeous loveable Boy Boxer. :)

Karen from PA said...

Your card is so lovely. I really enjoyed your testimony. God is so good! He loves us so much!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Wonderful testimony of God's unfailing Grace. He offers this peace to all who follow Him and seek His forgiveness. Thank you for sharing this with us.
Your card is beautiful and reflects your inner peace, dear friend.

Ann said...

Such a pretty image--love the colors.

Michelle said...

wonderful cloring..sketch and image... TFS becky..this is a terrific card