Saturday, 24 April 2010

Scripture Challenge - Hymn

I have to tell you I really love the old hymns! I love the newer worship music we sing in church too...but I have a very special place in my heart for the old hymns! Never mind the new-fangled overheads and fancy projector screens either. You have to hold the old, time-weathered book in your hands. You have to feel it and smell the mustines of the darkened pages. You have to imagine all the voices that have been raised together over the years in harmonious worship to our God in heaven. It's also fascinating to discover the history of the hymns we love to sing and those who have written them. My dad was a singer and I lost him a number of years ago. When we sing an old hymn in church I hear my Dad...right there in my ear...singing along with me! For many reasons, I really love the old hymns! :o)

Design paper: Love Elsie,
Stamps: 7 Gypsies - INK - Alphabet,
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous - Artful Flight,
Die cuts: MM Slice FaLaLa Design Card,
Metal flowers: Special gift from Rina :o)
Marker: Marvy le Plume No. 65 Cherry,
Unknown: cardstock, brads, embossing powder.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Scripture Challenge - Perfect

As soon as I found out the Scripture word was "Perfect" I knew the verse I was doing. The Lord gave me 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 quite some time ago and they are very meaningful to me! I only used the first part of verse 9 on my page because that's all that would fit in my design! lol However, I will share both verses with you here.
They say:

But He said to me: "My grace is sufficient for you for my power is made PERFECT in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Wow! As someone who has lived with severe chronic migraines for most of my life, these verses have been a great help to me. You know how weak you feel when you hurt? How amazing is it that Christ's power is made PERFECT in our weakness!! That just takes my breath away! Paul goes on to say that he will boast about his weaknesses so that Christ's power will rest on him. BOAST about my WEAKNESSES? Yikes!! Actually tell people about the pain I suffer? But I've spent years trying to hide it from people? Now I am supposed to tell them...and even BOAST about it and expose my weakness to the world? I can do that because "when I am weak, then I am strong." Also, I have the promise that Christ's power is made PERFECT in my weakness! What could be better than that?! :o)

Design Paper: We R Memory Keepers Tiffany's Collection,
Lettering: Slice Basics 3 Design Card,
Corners: Slice Noteworthy Design Card,
Sizzix Die: Banner, Layered,
Flowers: Fiskars Punch,
Pen: Pigma Micron 05 Black,
Glitter: Twinklets Diamond Dust,
Unknown cardstock, fibers, bling, flowers.

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