Sunday, September 26, 2010

Peace - John 14:27

Happy Sunday! I hope you all had a great week! It is once again time for the Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge. It was wonderful to see so many entries and to read your wonderful words last week! You all totally rocked the fall colors challenge!

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


Olga said...

Gorgeous card, there are all kinds of Peace, but you are right , the most important one is going home.

Grace said...

Beautiful Miesje! It will be a very comforting sympathy card! Love the dove image and the color combo! Thanks so much for sharing your heart today... I always love reading your take on the verse and you picked a great passage today! So glad you have joined us! We love having you here!!!

Becky said...

This is beautiful Miesje.. Love this image.. Wonderful devotional this morning.

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Miesje - what a fabulous card. I love that image and the gorgeous colours you used. I always enjoy when you share and ALWAYS get something from it! This is a great take on the MMSC too - Love it! Thanks for joining us this week at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, we appreciate you support and would love to see you join us again next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Carol said...

Miesje this is just so pretty. I love your color choices and wonderful focal point. Great job with the sketch this week. Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a wonderful message today Miesje! Your words are so true!! I just love your dove to symbolize peace! The colors and design are beautiful!! Awesome challenge and devotional my friend!
hugs and blessings,

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I love your card, I love your devotional, and I love you!!!


Patti J said...

Thank you for a wonderful challenge this week. The verse you chose is one of my favorites, as you know. I too, love your words, and so relate. It's interesting how our definition of peace changes as we are raising children. Your card is beautifu - thank you again!

peggysue said...

It is a truly beautiful card and does make me feel peaceful just looking at it, love the design and colors, all of it! And I thank you for hte verse you selected this week, peace is what we all need to contemplate and strive to find and we know the source, we just have to do it.

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

This is a beautifully designed card. Such a lovely image along with a wonderful post! Well done!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my goodness, Miesje, this is so gorgeous!!! Such peace comes from this card...amazing! Thanks somuch for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

HI again Miesje! I had noticed your challenges. Beautiful take on the Wing it challenge at ODBD Shining the Light. Thanks for joining us this week.

marsha said...

This is just such a gorgeous card! I love the dove and the DP you used is fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, hope you will join us again next week!