Saturday, August 29, 2015

Glory {Art} Art Scripture Challenge #13, Religion

Good Morning all.  Hope your weekend has started off well.  Mine has because I started my morning reading the Bible and then wanted to work on my Glory Art Challenge, so more of searching God's Words for us.  Patter had given us the word "Religion."  What does Religion mean?  I have had so many people say, "I am not a religious person, or religious people just seem so angry."  What I have told others in my life as a Christian is: "I am not a religious person either, I just love the Lord and want to do all I can for him.  It is a matter of a relationship, not religion."  I love this quote that Patter used in her post on Religion, ""Religion is about our attempt to reach God. The Gospel is about the truth that God reached out to us. God is not about religion, He is about relationship." 
So as I was looking for a text I wanted to use for this subject, for some reason I kept coming back to this stamp set I purchased ages ago from Our Daily Bread Designs called Children of God.  If we are a child of God, our demeanor, our actions, and our love for Him and for others should show this, not because me may be Baptist, Methodist or something else.  There was actually two verses in this stamp set that I had looked up when I was searching the scriptures on a relationship with God and that made a lot of sense when you look at, "Are you Religious, or do you have a Relationship with God.
Jesus said, "Let the little children come to Me, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these." Luke 18:16
You see children come to God just as they are.  They have no doubts, no preconceptions about who he is.  They trust Him and love Him.  But we as adults seem to look at what we have been taught all our lives and sometimes this can cause us to be very hypocritical when we should not be.  Children are who they are and that is just it, humble in everyway.  This is going totally different than when I first started thinking on it this morning.  Now I feel led to go to a scripture that I read first thing this morning, so I will share it with you now.
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.  1 Corinthians 10:31.
That is what I want is to do everything to the glory of God an when people see me, they see Him.  I can assure you I have definitely failed greatly at this lately.  I want to be like that child, loving and holding out my arms to the one true God, worshiping my Lord and my Savior.
Whoever welcomes a Little child like this in My name welcomes Me! Matthew 18:5.
So here is my mixed media piece for today!

So please go and check out Patter's post on Religion.  You will be glad you did.  Hope you all have a wonderful day.  I love you all!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Anniversary Card for my Sweet Husband

Hello sweet friends.  After not posting for a month, can you believe 2 in 2 days. 
Today, I have been married to my wonderful Husband for 41 years.  I can truly say I love him more today than 41 years ago.  Don't know what I would do without him.  He is a blessing to me. So I thought I would share the card I made for him.
I actually did this in a class I took a couple of months ago and just never shared it, but when I saw it I knew it is the anniversary card I  wanted to give my husband.  He is my anchor and God is his anchor and that is what makes it so true.  Thank you Lord for the anchor you have given me here on earth.
And of course here is the inside of the card.  I just added the Happy Anniversary and of course will write him some sweet nothing on the inside which will definitely inflate his ego, but what are us girls suppose to do?  Respect our husbands' and make them feel good about themselves.  And that is what I am going to do. :) 
Hope you all have a wonderful week!  You are a blessing to me.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

{Glory Art} Scripture Challenge #11, Share

Good Morning everyone.  Can you believe I have finally decided to share with you today.  It has been a busy month and I am thankful for God's previsions during this month.  My mom was in the hospital, my daughter was down for two weeks and then we went on vacation.  So no time to create or to stamp any.  Felt good to get back in my craft room yesterday and do some work.  Since I am so far behind in my Glory Art Scripture challenge, I thought I would share the mixed media canvas I created yesterday regarding, "Share."  Please check out Patter's post on this.  She kind of went from a different angle, but still within the same frame of sharing our Lord and Savior.
It took me most of the morning of studying and praying to decide what to use and then when the verse was chosen, everything else just fell into place.  My verse is Hebrews 13:16, "Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have for such sacrifices are pleasing to God."  This I believe is not only talking about helping those in need and sharing of what you have with them, but sharing our Lord with people also.  When we do share with the needy or people having a rough time, we are also sharing Jesus with them.  That is a major part of sharing Christ and letting people see Him through us and through how we imitate Him.  I am so thankful for what Christ has done for me, I can't help but to share Him with others in whatever way I can.
So here is my mixed media piece today.  It is among my favorites.
My 5 year old grandson saw it and asked me if that was him and his dad!  I told him yes, if that was who he wanted it to be.  Then he wanted to know why his mom and sister were not in it.  The mind of a 5 year old!


Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out Patter's post.  You will love it.