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

22 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

This is so cute .. i love the paper pieced mug
Lisa x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I loved reading your words on the verse and yes we do sometimes forget that we are not alone. How comforting to know He is there. I just love your card. The image is darling and the paper piecing is perfect. Have a great day!!
hugs,
Chris

Miesje said...

Very cute image and I love your devotion. I think many of us have walked in dark days - we who know we are not alone are the lucky ones! I shudder to think how much darker it could have been if I were to try it alone! Have a great week!

Grace said...

Oh Peggysue your HM card is soooo cute! I love that image and have it myself! I need to get it out and dust it off!!! Great layout! I really appreciated your words as well! It is a comfort to know that He is ever watching, ever loving and caring for us!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Cute image on your card! Love the House Mouse designs.

Vicky said...

Such a cutie hun..

hugs Vicky xx

Diane Jaquay said...

This is adorable (although I wouldn't think so if a mouse was REALLY staring at me from my coffee cup lol!)

Wendy M said...

Gorgous card Peggysue... your mouse is so cute. Love how you shared how you found rest in God to get to sleep whilst under a lot of pressures. God bless you for sharing this. I believe it will help a lot of people. xx

Wendy M said...

Gorgous card Peggysue... your mouse is so cute. Love how you shared how you found rest in God to get to sleep whilst under a lot of pressures. God bless you for sharing this. I believe it will help a lot of people. xx

Danni said...

How precious!! Very sweet!

Kristine said...

Cute House Mouse image, love your DP too. =) Have a lovely Sunday!

Becky said...

Adorable card Peggysue, love the design paper. Love your thoughts on the verse this morning.
hugs :)

~amy~ said...

awwww...sooooo sweet! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns!

Jessica said...

Thanks so much for your wonderful comments on my blog. God is wonderful and works in mysterious ways. Thank you for inspiring me through your story. I have been turning to prayer to ease the burden I have with my attempt to quit smoking. The trees were swaying in the breeze when I thought I would light another cigarette. That stopped me. Then as I sat down to check my blog....there you were. I came to your page, and there was a story similar in nature to what I am going through and I feel that I am doing the right thing by quitting. I feel that God is right by my side to watch over me and help me have the strength to quit. So, all in all, THANK YOU!
Jessica

Jessica said...

I forgot to mention how adorable your card is. I love the print on the coffee mug and the coffee beans falling from the sky are charming.

Anita said...

This is so cute. I just love those House Mouse images!

The Mama Monkey said...

This is darling and I love that coffee cup!!

Traci M said...

What a cute lil mouse in a teacup, Peggysue!! And thank you as always for sharing your insights and life/faith stories. When I am alone at night, I usually read the Bible before bed and sing a praise song...it is a wonderful close to a day and helps me with sleep too! I am thankful for your friendship!

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

Wow, this is sooo sooo sweet! Love how you stamped the coffee beans and had the other dimensional. Beautiful take on the sketch. So glad you were able to play along with us at Card Patterns.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Pegysue, this is such a gorgeous card!! I love that Fairy Flora paper and that cute little mouse. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Peggysue - what a blessing you are - always with such heartfelt art and words my friend! I am grateful that you are not alone, God is with you and your beautiful family everyday, He is closer than you next breath my friend! {{{hugs}}}

Dell said...

Just love the mouse image and this card is gorgeous!