Send me your LIGHT and your
let them lead me…
Psalm 43: 3a
YOUR summer going?
lots of changes for many people and there are changes in the schedule on www.mypapercrafting.com
, so I’ll be
posting with other Design Team members once a week – either on a Wednesday or a
Thursday – through the next couple of months.
Melin has been working hard and has come up with Many new
files for us to showcase for you.
I hope you’ll see what I come up with each week!
This week I decided to use one of the several Paper Lace
cutting files that Melin has made – the ‘Lighthouse Paper Lace cf
Recently, I made a card featuring the
Cornflowers that used to grow in profusion along the Michigan highways
and which I enjoyed seeing on the drive
from where I lived in Grand Rapids to where I spent many happy summer days with Dear
Friends on Lake Michigan between Holland and Grand Haven.
One precious memory is of taking long
walks on the beach and seeing the Lighthouse at the end of the Pier.
So here’s another card dedicated to
Memories of Michigan – combined with memories of Dear Newer Friends here in
California and their hospitality to me. After a visit with them recently, I
made this Thank You card for them.
When I stay at the home of Dear Friends of mine, it’s a
lovely Guest Room that awaits and envelopes me there. It is decorated in a Nautical Theme and even has a ‘white
noise machine’ that simulates waves crashing to soothe one to sleep and block
out other sounds during the night.
Our sons attended the US Naval Academy (2005) and that’s how we met – at a USNA Parents Dinner in 2001. Both of our sons went into the Marines upon graduation, and
as they have moved on and around the world, Susi and I have grown together in
our friendship. We don’t get to
visit often (although we do ‘burn the phone lines’ constantly), but it’s such a
treat when we do!
The Lighthouse not only reminds me of my friends’ gracious
hospitality and Our Boys’ days at the USNA, but also of my childhood in
Michigan and our constant visits to the Holland/Ottawa Beach in the
summers. The family of my
girlfriend since first grade, another Special Friend, had a cottage near there
and some of the happiest days of my childhood were spent there on the
beach! I can still feel the warm
sand on bare feet, the hot sun on bare skin, the refreshingly cool Lake
Michigan waves lapping along the edges of the beach… I can hear the foghorn on the Lighthouse pier, guiding boats
into and through the channel…
‘back there’…for the moment… (I
wish I’d known that Melin was living ‘that close,’ too – as we might have
visited ‘ back then’… Who knew!!??) ;-}
This Lever Card features the Lighthouse and a quote by
Dwight L. Moody – another ‘connection’ in my life from ‘back when’…
“We are told
to let our light shine and if it does,
we won't need
to tell anybody it does.
don't fire cannons to call attention
to their shining - they just shine.”
Here is the file I used -
My Friends – both Old and New - definitely SHINE here on
earth! (I hope to, also…)
Who has been a Shining Lighthouse in YOUR life?
Thanks for visiting today! I hope you not only enjoyed it, but perhaps learned
something… I love to teach and
share what I have learned and experienced. Come again soon!
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