Sunday, May 15, 2011
Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge 89...
Happy Sunday stampers! It is time for another challenge from Stampin' Sisters in Christ. I thought the design team did an exceptional job with their samples this week! Our hostess is the talented and lovely Chris Olsen, who selected this verse Psalm 121:2-4 "My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. 3 He will not let your foot slip; he who watches over you will not slumber; 4 indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep."
Her challenge is to create a card or project with a tea or coffee cup or pot (or cocoa)-this can be the designer paper, the image, or embellishment.
The Craft's Meow! yay! is our sponsor this week and we are giving away a stamp set designed by Nina Bracket for TCM to one lucky, randomly selected winner! All you have to do is play along!
I love the psalms and am so glad that Chris selected this set of verses. You will have to read her devotional on the home page, I am sure she has great thoughts to share with us this week. That's sort of the surprise each week, none of the design team members knows week to week what the devotional is going to be or sometimes why we had to stamp particular things to meet that hostess' challenge. I know I've confused some folks during my weeks to hostess! So Chris' devotional will be as fresh to my eyes as it is to yours.
Years ago, when I first became a Christian, one of the first musical artists I found had a wonderfully happy song that spoke of waking up in the morning, not only to realize that it was a brand new day with all sins forgiven, but also that while we slept, God was watching over us. I had a lot of trouble sleeping in those days because my husband had recently left me and I found myself a single mother with three small children under the age of five. I would lie awake at night many times fretting and worrying about how we were possibly going to make it on our own, how I could do that job by myself.
The key was, I wasn't by myself. And when I immersed myself in the bible, sang praise songs at night and prayed, then I could rest. Then I could slumber while the one who never has any need of sleep watched over my family. I had passed my troubles over to one so much more capable than I. And that song celebrated the fact that each day was a new dawn and God was in control.
I can't find a music clip, but the song is called "Smellin' Coffee" if you want to look it up, by Chris Rice.
Thanks for looking. Have a blessed week!
My card also fits into these challenges:
Card Patterns sketch 115