Sunday, March 14, 2010

Stampin Sisters in Christ

Happy Sunday morning! Running with one less hour of sleep makes me CRAZY! So, lets get right to the challenge today (otherwise I might ramble about nothing all morning!lol)
Scripture: Psalm 29:11 The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.

Challenge: Make a card/lo/project using a peaceful image or a verse about peace.

Hostess: Yeah---ME

Sponsor: Whiff of Joy; They have donated this adorable stamp of Willow reading a story

Peace. Just thinking of it makes me take a deep breath & sigh. It relaxes me. Many times when I think of peace, I picture the ocean. It's beautiful and seems peaceful and calm. Sometimes, though, it storms, and the ocean doesn't seem quite as peaceful and calm as the waves are lapping against each other. Not so peaceful looking!

This might be where we get peace confused with something else. What is peace really? There are many definitions in the dictionary, but some of them are quite confusing and don't REALLY relay what true peace is all about. Some might say that it's tranquility, much as it is when we're looking at a calm ocean, but what about when it storms? Does this mean that there is no longer peace? I don't belive so. I belive that we can have peace even amist conflict.

Nothing can remove God's peace from us. The Bible says in Isaiah 54:10 that "though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed." Peace grows as we trust in God (Romans 15:13). When we are anxious, the Bible tells us to give thanks to God and pray. Then the "peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:6-7).

True peace ONLY comes from Christ. To have true peace, you must first trust in Him and accept His free gift of salvation. His perfect and only son died so that we can live forever with Him in Heaven. Have you trusted Him and accepted that free gift yet? If you have questions about this, any one of our DT members can help you find that true peace in Christ.

Belos is the "peaceful" card I created. This Sarah Kay image with her bare feet just strolling in the beauty God created for us makes me think she's walking in the Garden of Eden. And this color in the background is what the ocean looks like in some areas. It's just beautiful! The dp is from my scrap collection, the blue pearls are from Michaels and so is the sentiment. I used sheer ribbon and stickles for accent.

Have a wonderful day!



Randi said...

Let me be the first to say that your card is so sweet. I think of my granddaughter when I see this and that is a good thing. I love how your BG paper ties in so nicely with her flowers. Have a great week!

Kathy Winter said...

This card is adorable and so "peaceful" I love it.

Candace said...

That's such a sweet image, Helen! I loved the challenge this week. :)

Laurie said...

Well, I was going to say how sweet your card is, but Randi and Candace already said that! :)
I guess sisters are thinking alike, huh? Thanks for the great challenge this week, Helen.

Becky said...

Very pretty.

peggysue said...

Helen I loved the challenge this week. That is a sweet image, and your card is pretty but I want to thank you most of all for helping focus our minds on the peace of God, available to all of us if we trust in Him.

Crafty Dawn said...

This is lovely and a lovely feeling of peace nice image too!

Love Dawn xx

Toucan Scraps said...

beautiful card. thank you for your lovely comments today - means lot