Thursday, November 05, 2009

Guest Blogger

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!

10 comments:

Julie said...

This is just beautiful, Tracy! Such a beautiful card, and such and important scripture to remember! And what a wonderful thing to also remember that when we ask, God always answers! Thanks for sharing this story...

Marie with a :-) said...

Beautiful, beautiful card. And while I have prayed over my cards (that they will be a blessing to the recipient) I've never asked Him to show me who a particular card is for - what a wonderful ministry.

Jessica said...

I love your work Tracy! I looked back at the butterfly card and I would agree with you, I'd keep it, frame it even! lol TFS Oh and I love Cornish Heritage Farms!I'm glad I found Stamping Sisters!

Julia Aston said...

This is so pretty with the brown framing and lovely stitching! I'm sure it will bring comfort to the recipient!

Diana said...

This card is sooooo gorgeous. Your coloring is WOWOWOW~!

ChristineCreations said...

OH Tracy...what a beautiful verse of encouragement for them, and just a gorgeous card. I'm so glad you asked who it should go to and He answered!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Gorgeous! I love the color combo!

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