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Saturday, December 05, 2015

Christmas is drawing near...

Hello, sweet friends! I think everyone is super busy getting ready for Christmas, and I just wanted to share some news about Power Poppy's Christmas sale and the new digital image for the 5th. Power Poppy has a special "Holiday Sale" going on right now. Just click on the Power Poppy store banner to see the Christmas sets for sale, and be sure to enter HOLIDAY10 in the discount code box at checkout - sweet!

And today is the 5th, so here's the new and adorable Snowglobe Greetings that features Santa Claus trying to squeeeeeze down into the chimney, and maybe we can help him out if we give that snowglobe a few shakes? Hehe! Marcy has created a decorative base wth extra spaces for your personal touches. A simple seasonal greeting rounds out this globular set! Is this not a beautiful snowglobe? I just love the base with the holly and berries. Allison Cope posted a most adorable card using this new digi, and she's even included a great video here. Be sure to stop by and leave her some "blog love."

Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Snowglobe Greetings, Digital Image, December 2015

So you may wondering where my card is with this snowglobe, right? Well, I just could not get myself going this week. It's been a struggle, and I would surely appreciate your prayers. I am being treated for small-fiber peripheral neuropathy and slowing increasing the medication, and this week has been a bit hard - hence no card. But I will be making a card soon, for sure. God is so gracious in His daily strength, encouragement, and peace through it all.


I am always so encouraged by God's Word, and here are just two Scripture passages that I trust will encourage you this day.

...do not be anxious about anything,
but in everything by prayer and supplication
with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7

Our soul waits for the LORD;

He is our help and shield.
For our heart is glad in Him,
because we trust in His holy name.
Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us,
even as we hope in you.
Psalm 33:20-22

May we never lose hope or faith in the Lord. He is always with us...praise God! And that's what's so precious about Christmas, as we celebrate Immanuel, God with us in His Son Jesus.

Thanks so much for visiting and sharing a comment, thought, or question. I love hearing from you and am always happy to answer questions, so don't hesitate to email me. It brings great joy to connect with my precious friends.

Blessings,

19 comments:

Allison Cope said...

Awww.... sending you big hugs and lots of healing prayers your way Cheryl! Ginormous hugs my friend!

Christina Hor said...

Dearest Cheryl, my heart just skip a beat reading this! When I first learned about the pain you're having at SCS, I was hoping it was just one of those that will magically go away after some pain med. My prayers and hugs to you. If there's anything I can do, please let me know. Including medical opinion even. I'm no Physician but do have some awesome connection 😊. May you have a relaxing weekend and happy holidays.

Hugs,
Christina

Helen Gullett said...

Sweet friend, I am sending you hugs and prayers... Thankful for God giving you strength.

Misti said...

Oh, Cheryl!!!! Hugs & prayers to you my sweet friend!!!!

Caly Person said...

I know what you mean, Cheryl. You've always been so encouraging for me and I hope you'll find encouragement in others this week. You're a wonderful person and a great cardmaker. I hope everything is ok and I will be praying for you and keeping you in my thoughts. Big hugs and prayers for you!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Dear Cheryl you're in my thoughts and prayers sweet friend. Hugs!!!

Alshandra said...

Cheryl you are always such an encouragement to others even though you are going through tough times. Thank you for sharing those verses. Lots of hugs and prayers to you.

Team Clark said...

My prayers will be with you. Thanks for sharing the scripture and your faith. Biggest hugs, Autumn

Stephanie said...

Oh, sweet friend, please know that you are in my prayers. It's such a blessing to read these comments and know there are many praying for you, dear Cheryl - youa re so precious to so many.

Sending love and hugs your way, dear one!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Dear Cheryl,
I don't do santa so will not miss your card, but love your verses you've shared and pray for you in your health know how debilitating it can all be.
God is merciful though and meets our needs where the rubber meets the road in life, right where we need it.
Prayers and hugs dear sister in the Lord, Shaz in Oz.x

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Cheryl the last we talked it sounded like all was going well with the medication increase, you are still in my daily prayers and I will pray that these increases in the medicine doesn't keep you away from doing the things you love. Big Hugs to you my friend, May God bless you with strength and healing this week!

Susan Lankford said...

Cheryl, I'm so sorry to hear you are having a difficult time...Praying those verses for you (and myself)...Take care and thanks for your sweet perseverance in the faith.

Leslie Miller said...

Cheryl, I'm sorry you're having such a difficult time that it keeps you from the things you love. I'm sure your tolerance of the meds will level off and things will get better. In the meantime, find strength in your faith and the beautiful, encouraging verses you shared today. Hugs!

Karen D. said...

Hello mf.
I am so sorry to hear you have been struggling again. It must feel frustrating to be down having a tough time at such a busy time of the year.
I think so often during the hustle and bustle of the holidays, we need to stop and think about what this holiday really is all about. We need to tell the people we love and care about that we are glad they are a part of our life. We need to show that God works through us to help others understand that He is there for us! I know that you already know that but I want to tell you again, how blessed and lucky I feel to have you as my friend in my life. We are connected over the miles even though we have never met and I feel for you when you are not well. Take care and I am sending extra prayers that you feel improved and able to show us that talent that the Good Lord has given you through your cards and the kindness they evoke.
hugs and love mf,
Karen

TLady said...

Thank you for visiting me Cheryl & for your sweet comment! I do understand your not doing a card this week. You're in my prayers. It's so hard when you can't do what you love!BLESSINGS!!!

Davi said...

So sorry you are struggling, Lifting you up in prayer Cheryl! I know pain makes daily life very difficult, but also know that God is faithful to meet us in those most discouraging times too!The scriptures you shared are very encouraging. Be encouraged knowing you have lots of people bathing you in prayer :) hugs

Lisa Lara said...

Hi sweet Cheryl. What a gorgeous digi and I am praying for you. Big Hugs.

Lindsay A said...

This is a gorgeous digi and also one of many from this company! I can't wait to purchase some of these!
Also, thank you so much for your kind and gracious comments on my blog and also at SCS! I truly appreciate them all!
Sending prayers your way!

Christina Hor said...

Hi Cheryl, just stopping by to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a happy blessed new year. Hope the pain is getting less with each new day. Hugs, Christina