Sunday, June 10, 2012

Stampin Sisters in Christ - Challenge #142

Good morning! What a wonderful day for a stamping challenge, don't you think? Well, today at Stampin Sisters in Christ I get to be your challenge hostess! It's my first one since joining the team a couple months ago and I'm so excited to share with you what the Lord has laid on my heart! Let's get started!
Vesrse:
1 John 3:18 "Dear children, let's not merely say that we love each other, let us show the truth by our actions" NLT
Challenge:
1) image showing action OR 2) an image only on the front of your card (no sentiment on the front) OR 3) action card (make it move)

Sponsor:
OH, they have such adorable images! Stop by and thank them for sponsoring us this week!
Some words from my heart to yours:
We’ve all heard the phrase “actions speak louder than words” and we all know what it means. But how do we take that old, over used phrase that has probably lost it’s meaning along the way and make it really apply to our lives today? My husband’s good friend/mentor and Best Selling Author, Tim Marks rephrases it a little differently. He says “What you do speaks so loudly, what you say I cannot hear.” It’s so true! If we punch someone in the face and at the same time say “I love you” our words are meaningless because we’ve just hurt the person with our actions! We’re commanded to share Christ’s love with others and this means more than just “lip service.” We have to do this with our actions, our service toward one another. How we treat people says a whole lot more about Christ than words alone. Take some time today to do something for someone to show them how much you love them. Send them a card, pick up their shoes & put them away, help them carry in groceries, bring them a nice cold drink on these hot days, be available for them when they need a helping hand or ear to listen, anything that says “I love you.” Let’s love with our actions and not just our words.
And, finally, my card:
I've used an image from our wonderful sponsor this week called Cool Waitress. Isn't she so much fun?!? Just look at her on those skates and she's serving with a smile!  You can't see it, but I put her on a "wobble" so when you tap her, she shakes. It's kind of fun to watch. I'll try to get photos of it to share next week. Thanks for stopping by today! Have a blessed day!
~H

8 comments:

Diane said...

Helen, your devotion for this week is very powerful...a necessary reminder for all of us to keep words and actions together and both in line with the Word. And your card is adorable! What a sweet girl...I'm thinking about getting her and a couple more from PS. You've blessed me over and over, so I'm praying you have a blessed week yourself!

Candace said...

Hi, Helen! I love your card! It's so bright and cheerful on this rainy day we are having here! Your words touched my heart this morning...words I needed to be reminded of! Thank you for your devotion. Have a wonderful week! Hugs!

Miesje said...

Hello Helen - your devotion was wonderful! Something that we often need to be reminded of. Well written! I love your card! Brings be back to the days when life was a bit simpler. Have a wonderful week!

Glimpses of My Heart said...

Helen - Such a cute card! She is such a cute image and I love the polka dot paper you used!
Blessings,
Michelle

ScrappySandie said...

Hi Helen! Very nice devotional! Thanks for the reminder to "love with our actions and not just our words"! A necessary element in the Christian's life! Your card is wonderful too! Bright, cheery and full of "pizzazz"! She is SO cute!
Blessings to you this week!

Wendy said...

Fantastic colouring Helen... this is a really lovely card.

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card love your image and your colour choice. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxx

Debbie said...

What a great reminder to be a real testimony!! When I was a teen, we sang a song with the phrase "what you do speaks so loud that the world can't hear what you say" and it's so true!
Your card is very cute!!