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Sunday, September 11, 2016

May We Never Forget...

Today is a day filled with deeply sad memories, and I am sure that we each remember where we were and what we were doing on September 11, 2001. I still remember how our entire country (no matter what political affiliation, what nationality, what color) rallied together -- and even prayed publicly and often. And the world mourned along with us.

Yesterday, I decided to color this image -- a beautiful stamp a dear friend gave to me. From her apartment just blocks away, she personally witnessed the horror that day in New York City, and she said it was surreal. Fifteen years ago today, many people going about their normal lives in the Twin Towers lost their lives, along with those who ran to help. Yet that day also included an attack on the Pentagon, where many brave and courageous people lost their lives, including those who also ran to help others. And finally there was a failed attack that tragically ended in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, due to some very courageous passengers. It was devastating to watch the events that day and for many days following, and my heart still aches for the many families who lost husbands, wives, sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, and others. May we never forget the horror of that day and pass its memory on to the next generation so that they too may be willing to work together for the good of our nation.

CherylQuilts, God Bless America, Stamps Happen, May We Never Forget, September 11, 2016, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

Since September 11, 2001, we have seen continued loss of life and conflicts within our country and throughout the world. But we should never fear or lose hope -- for God is our only true security. May we continue to trust in Him and not be afraid. He is still on the throne and will be forever.

God is our refuge and strength,

a very present help in trouble.
Psalm 46:1

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the LORD,
"He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust."
Psalm 91:1-2

I read the entire chapter of Psalm 91, and I encourage you to do the same. It was a blessing to me. Thanks so much for visiting and sharing a comment, thought, or question. May God bless and encourage you today, sweet friends. You are dearly loved.

Blessings, dear friends,


Stamps:  God Bless America (Stamps Happen)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Poppy Red (PTI)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers and pencils, Blueprints 3 dies (My Favorite Things), Wink of Stella, white tape
Card Size:  5¼”

18 comments:

Lin said...

Beautiful post today, Cheryl.

Leslie Miller said...

It's so indicative of your kind and caring heart to make a special card to remember all who suffered loss on this day 15 years ago, and to remember how we all came together in spirit during that time. I was getting ready for work that morning and I never have the TV on in the mornings, but my son called me and said to turn it on and look what was happening. Yes, it's one of those days you'll never forget. Needless to say, I was late for work. What a great stamp and, of course, colored beautifully and made into a perfect card.

Nancy said...

Beautiful card and such a wonderful message. My husband and I were on vacation at the beach with 2 other couples. We were scheduled to be there several more days but all we wanted to do was get home to our sons and hold them close. We left that afternoon and so did the other couples. Bless you.

Team Clark said...

The 91 Psalm was taught to me and recited with my Grandmother from childhood. Truly one of the most amazing verses of promise! Thanks so much for sharing it and sharing this beautiful tribute card, Cheryl. Hugs, Autumn

Davi said...

A beautiful card in memory of that terrible day Cheryl! Most of all I love the scriptures, such powerful reminders that God is our hope in times of tragedy and difficulties of life :)

Susie said...

Thank you Cheryl.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

A gorgeous image, coloured beautifully, and an even more beautiful message of hope for each of us dear Cheryl. I remember once in my youth, when caught in a wild storm eith a Christian family, the psstor dad read aloud to us Psalm 91 to us we were experiencing those terror that flieth by night...
I also heard another pastor refer to it in a sermon as the Christian's Insurance Policy. :-)
God bless sweet sister in the Lord
Shaz.x

Patti J said...

Amen. Beautiful post, beautiful card. Thank you, Cheryl!

Robin Clendenning said...

Beautiful Cheryl!! I actually think I have this stamp somewhere too, how funny is that! I love the beautiful job you did coloring, masterful!
I love Psalm 91, it is one of my favorites!

Deloris said...

Fabulous coloring, a lovely image and thoughts.

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful post, and beautifully done card!

And Yes, that was me on Facebook!

Cheryl said...

Yes, I surely remember that day and what I was doing. The feeling of sadness still remains when I think of it. Thank you for remembering those precious souls. Your card is just beautiful, as always! God bless you, sweet friend. :) Hope you are feeling well today!

Conniecrafter said...

Great post for the day, and special image. It will be a day that I never forget and God brought us through that time as he will this next election.

Donna Ellis said...

Lovely message, Cheryl, and beautifully colored image!

*Vicki* said...

What a fabulous message my friend!! Such a gorgeous design and colors! ;) HUGS

Donna Phelan said...

Amen! Such a lovely design, it warms the heart! xoxo

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, this is so pretty Cheryl. Love the patriotic colors and your thoughts. It is still hard to believe that something like that could have happened.

Angela Bode said...

THis is so beautiful, Cheryl. I don't know where my days have gone but it looks like I have missed a few beautiful posts from you. I love your take on a 9/11 tribute card. Beautiful!