Monday, 5 March 2012

Hymn and Scripture Challenge #5 - May the Mind of Christ My Savior

Hello, my friends! I'm going to let you in on a little secret about my process with my Challenge pages. I don't actually look at anybody else's page or post until my page is complete...not even Patter's! However, after seeing the title of this hymn, I did have to scroll down Patter's email for further investigation, as I wasn't sure I recognized it. I clicked on the video link and after hearing the first line I realized I did know it after all...I just didn't recognize it by name. It wasn't in the hymn book I own, so I wrote the words out on my page. What beautiful words they are! Each verse is like a separate little lesson for life, and each can be supported by many different Bible verses. I chose a Scripture verse for the third verse of the hymn. Colossians 3:15 says:
  "Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, 
since as members of one body you were called to peace. 
And be thankful."
I love how the "be thankful" part is added on at the end, don't you? It's almost like it's an afterthought...yet to me, it's so random in it's location that it becomes a main focus! It's great, isn't it? So two important reminders here: to live in peace and to be thankful! :o)
This time I just created a page that looked the way the song made me feel. I used my Stampin' Up music notes wheel for the background of the song words. It's not really that evident so I thought I'd point it out! The sweet little image came from Birdie Brown. I'll put a link in my materials list. It's a simple page for a fabulous hymn and Scripture. I'm including the video that Patter used, as well. You'll find it at the end of the post. It's really lovely! Here's a link to Patter's post HERE. I hope you all have a beautiful week of JOY! :o)

Papers: Recollections Cardstock, Unknown Patterned;
Punch: Martha Stewart Loops;
Dies: Tim Holtz Alterations - Tattered Florals,
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Curved Rectangles;
Inks: Stampin' Up - Basic Brown, Pretty In Pink;
Brads: Recollections;
Ribbon : Offray;
Stamp: Stampin' Up Music Notes Wheel
Digital Image: Birdie Brown blog HERE
Prismacolor Pencils and Odorless Mineral Spirits.

Linking Up to:
Little Birdie Blessings - Scripture Thursday Linky Party #18 - HERE


  1. This a beautiful Hymn and a beautiful post. Thanks for sharing so gorgeous thoughts, words and images with us.

    Big hugs from
    Vintage Collages

  2. Nancy, I love your hymn and scripture page. I'm not familiar with this hymn but might be if I listen to it. Thanks for the link to that. I appreciate you linking this to Scripture Thursday, and for your kind comments today. You're a GEM. ~ Abby

  3. So beautiful, Nancy. You are always inspiring!

  4. So, how did you like the pencils and OMS? Fun huh! :-) Looks wonderful and so does your page. Lots of interesting shapes to catch the eye. Beautiful page Nancy! Hugs!

  5. Such a sweet layout....
    Girl I must be busy for you to be ahead of me!
    I love the use of the tattered flowers.... I sooooo need that die!

  6. Nancy, Nancy, Nancy, I just love this page that you have created and the beauty you added by writing the song and scripture! You are one talented lady! Love your verse and you are right "And be thankful" pops right out at you! Hugs dear friend!

  7. Nancy , this page is so lovely!! I have had a "bug" for a week or so and when I finally managed get on the computer this morning your page really cheered me up! Your little girl image is wonderful and your punch, framing your beautiful handwritng, really dreaws your attention to the words of the hymn. Thank you for the link to little Birdie Blessings , it looks like a lovely blog. I am feelin\ng much better now so maybe I will be able to get something done in time. Thanks again for lifting my spirits!

  8. What a lovely page, Nancy!! Your little gal is colored so sweetly--she looks adorable! Everything looks perfect together. Really enjoyed the post--as I always do--as much as the page, and am "thankful" for you, and your inspiration, my friend!! (Your package went out this past Thursday;)

  9. Excellent reminders in this post, Nancy. I love your sweet, feminine page and the scripture you chose. How perfect is the hymn hand-written on the scalloped panel! Beautiful and so inspiring...thanks for sharing the audio for the hymn too, that certainly brought me back. Hugs and blessings, sweet friend.

  10. How wonderful to share this amazing hymn! I had to sing along to the video at the end of your post! I just love the words! Such a beautiful creation to! I love this sweet girl you've coloured and the beautiful flower accents!

  11. Hey Nancy,
    thanks for being my follower... I'm here browsing all your creations.. lovely my friend...
    I'm also your newest follower and I a follower on your linky too...
    Have a beautiful day...^o^!

  12. Nancy, This is so sweet. I like how you wrote out the words. You described the hymn fabulously.

    "Each verse is like a separate little lesson for life, and each can be supported by many different Bible verses."

    So true!

  13. Simply Beautiful page, Nancy. Awesome job. TFS... Hugs!!

  14. just stopping by to say hello and hugs!!

  15. I love your blog and admire your work, and appreciate your continued support that is why I chose you to receive the Liebster Blog Award! Go to my blog for more info and congratulations Nancy!

  16. What a Beautiful Page! I just became a follower of yours. Would Love for you to come visit my blog sometime. :0)

  17. Nancy...beautiful! You inspire me. I may have to set time aside to work on a project I have in mind. Thank you! :o)

  18. Your page is very cute... You are soo good for doing I depth studies on theses.... I'm not so good at that I just journal on the page what I feel about it.


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