Greeting Card Review: In God's Heart I am

To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart. ~Phyllis Theroux

A few weeks ago I came across this statement: In God's heart I am _____. (fill in the blank)

My brain spewed: "In God's heart I am loved and accepted just as I am."

That statement, in and of itself, was monumental for me because I didn't feel loved and accepted for a great deal of my life.

I am blessed to have had parents who loved me unconditionally. That, I do know. And, I'm overwhelmed with gratitude at the true adult friendships God has bestowed upon me. However, like most of us, I've had a number of people leave my life because I didn't and couldn't live up to their expectations and conditions.

As I think more about the "blank" in the above statement, other words pop into my mind: Valued, Beautiful, Purposeful, His child, Precious, Unique, Special, and Worthy. Yes, the imperfect me realizes that I am worthy in God's heart.

Tears spring to my eyes as I reread that statement and let it sift down into my spirit.

John 3:16 (KJV) comes to mind as well: "For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

I'm curious, how would you complete the statement: In God's heart I am _____. I'd love for you to leave a comment and let me know!

This heart-warming topic got my mind pondering when DaySpring asked if I'd like to participate in their September (in)spired deals program. I instantly jumped at the chance because I love the encouragement and inspiration I get from all things related to (in)courage and DaySpring. Besides, I really, really, wanted the journal I had a chance to receive.

However, God knew best, and I received a beautiful package of greeting cards to review. Cards with meaningful, purposeful and heart-filled words, verses and images. Cards that I reread and picture framed on my wall.

I was astounded by the packaging these cards came in.

The sweet pouch tied with a satin ribbon reminded me of being all wrapped up, snug as a bug in a cocoon of God's love. Pretty cool, huh?

I received a total of 12 cards: two each of six unique designs.

The words written on them touched my heart deeply. The heavy paper they are designed with is covered with glorious color, tri-folded with special cut outs and a touch of glitter. I think they are beautiful and would be the perfect "hug of encouragement" to send to a friend struggling through hard times.

These cards are part of the "God's Heart Collection" from "Blessings Unlimited." Blessings Unlimited is a home-based business and a new division of DaySpring.

Please check out their catalog for more inspirational home decor, artwork and stationery. The "God's Heart Collection" can be found on pages 48-49.

While you are browsing their site, look for a local Blessings consultant to host a gathering, join the company or shop!

Holly Gerth is the artist for this God's Heart Collection. She writes at http:/
I encourage you to visit her for more inspiration.

Wishing you joy - always.

PS: DaySpring sent me these greeting cards (for free) in exchange for my posting a review of them on my blog. The opinions expressed regarding their quality, style and content are mine alone.