This week it was my turn in the hostess spotlight. I hope you all were able to read my reflection on the Stampin Sisters in Christ website. I will try not to repeat myself here. The scripture this week is taken from the book of John, chapter 14 verse 27:
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid."We all long for peace! When the children were all little the peace I often longed for was just a little quiet. During the teen-age years it was the peace of knowing they were safe and on the right road. Now that they are adults I pray that they know or come to know the peace that comes from God. I know several people who I am praying for who are battling cancer and other illnesses and yet they have peace in knowing that they are not alone. Last week my sister-in-law's father died after many years in an assisted living facility - when she called to tell me she said that her dad was finally at peace. Is that not the peace we are all supposed to be striving for? Going home to our father - that is the ultimate peace! Perhaps we care too much for what can (or so we think) give us peace here on earth.
The dove is a symbol of peace, in fact it is the mascot for the school where I teach. I made this card for my sister-in-law as a sympathy card. It was one of those cards that just came together. I popped up the dove and the leaves. The leaves I colored with Copics in two colors - since I can't seem to get fall colors out of my mind!
For the challenge this week I ask that you make a card or project with a symbol of peace or that means peace to you. This week we are happy to have as our sponsor Designed2Delight Digi Stamps! And be sure to stop by my SSIC design sisters for more inspiration both for their spirituality and creativity!
Grace, Chris, Rebekka, Linda, Patti, Peggysue, and Cindy
Have a great week and I look forward to reading your reflections and seeing your creations!
Peace to you dear friends!
Stamps: Hope Grows and Vintage Borders sold by GinaK Designs
Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury Chocolate, Fresh Asparagus and Cranberry
Special Paper: Basic Grey - Capella
Other: Some ribbon from my stash, Nesties,
StampTV: Monday Color Challenge
Midnight Madness: Sketch Challenge
Our Daily Bread: Wings