Today I am the Guest Blogger over at the Stampin' Sisters in Christ blog. Their blog started out with 2 sisters challenging each other to make cards. Their challenge is unique in that each week the challenge comes in the form of a bible verse. What a great way to encourage people to meld their paper crafting with their faith! Sometimes people use the actual verse in the design, other times they use the verse more as inspiration. This week's verse is...
Deuteronomy 31:8 "The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." (NIV)
CHF is sponsoring their challenge this week and I am so honored to be able to share a bit on their blog. Here is a look at my card, but you'll have to check out their blog to see my "hidden" feature.
The card itself did not give me trouble, but I really wanted a greater purpose for my card this time. I wanted to use it to minister to someone. But who? I asked, God answered. It has been a bit of an emotional ride since God's answer to me was to give it to a woman who's elderly father is dying of cancer. This dear man sat in church just 5 weeks ago and now can not leave his bed. His downward turn has come so quickly. Can a card bring comfort? I think so, in some small measure. I know a well timed scripture can be powerful and comforting. In times like these I am reminded that God can use our gifts and abilities, even cardmaking, to minister to His people. This card turned out to be so much more than paper, ink and ribbon!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you will check out the SSIC blog today. Even better, play along!