Hello friends! I hope that where you are, you are enjoying wonderful weather! We have just had some pretty heavy rains, and even more so in the mountains where the streams empty in to the river that feeds the lake we live on, and we have been dealing with incredible flooding. Our lake crested at 9.9' above full pond, causing much damage to homes, docks, etc. We are blessed to be high so our home is fine, but the dock and shore line are a mess and are going to be expensive to repair. So I have been busy trying to save the dock and other things along the shore, tying them off with ropes, etc. Entire trees 20-30' long have ended up stuck in our dock and shoreline. Someone else's boat with their entire dock attached ended up on our bank, and we have been trying to keep that tied up as well so it won't go over the dam. We called the County Sheriff who has tried to contact the owner, but so far no word from them. They may be summer visitors and might not live here year round. Oh the joys of lake living in the spring time! Old timers tell us this is the worst whey have seen except for one other flood in 2004, which was supposedly a 100 year flood. The good news/ bad news is that tomorrow we are supposed to not have any rain, but it starts up again Fri. and will rain through Mother's Day! However... we have soooo much to be thankful for! Many right on this lake have have had their homes flooded, cars flooded, and docks, etc. carried away. Our lake seemed to take the worst of it, however lakes south of us are now getting it as well.
The events of this week have put in my mind this verse, from the May release at Our Daily Bread designs. I decided to play along with this week's Shining the Light Challenge, which is a word challenge. You are to use the letters in the word S-P_R_I_N_G, and create a card using things that begin with 4 of the letters in this word. I used S-Spellbinders Bracket Die and String, R - Rich Cocoa Momento, I - Ink, N- Neutrals, and G- Green (Sage Shadow).
The sets I used are Waves on the Sea, Fishing, and a past release, Footprints in the Sand. I also used the border die from the ODBD Custom Cathedral Window and Border Die. I stamped the image from Footprints in the sand on Sahara Sand and used that behind my main image/ sentiment panel. I lightly stamped the image from Waves on the Sea with Sahara Sand ink, and then over stamped the verse from Fishing with Rich Cocoa Momento ink. The bracket is Spellbinders Bracket Borders One. I added twine and brads for simple embellishments. The Sage Shadow layer is embossed with a Darcie Wood Grain folder set side ways as it acutually looks a lot like water that way.
It's so good that even when we are going through the "deep waters", we don't walk alone! Even when we don't see His footprints, we know that God is leading us along, often carrying us along, and will never let us go! If you think of it... pray for the people effected by this flood and those who yet will be as the waters rush south through the next lakes along the Catawba River.
I am entering this in Word Art Wednesday where you can use their freebie verse, or any encouraging Scripture or sentiment.