"For everyone has sinned, we all fall short of God's glorious standard. Yet God, with undeserved kindness,declares that we are righteous. He did this through Jesus Christ when he freed us from the penalty for our sins."
"USE BRIGHT COLOURS ONLY (NO BLACK,BROWN,NEUTRAL)"
My first though for this challenge was to create a chalk board card. But after reading the rules "no black, brown or neutral" I had to scrap that idea. I do want to share with you why my mind went to a chalk board. My daughter is 4 and I am teaching her how to write her numbers, alphabet and a few words. We have a chalk board that she practises on. When ever she makes a mistake she can just wipe it off (she uses a kleenex) and you would never know there was a mistake. I view us much like the piece of chalk and our lives like the chalk board. We go through life often making mistakes (sinning) but much like the kleenex God is there to wipe away our sins if we ask him to.
What I Used:
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps: Your Friendship
Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black
3 Girl JAM: Crinkle Ribbon Cherry Lipstick
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Perfectly Paisley
Martha Stewart Fringing Scissors
Spellbinders Nestabilites: Big Scalloped Ovals SM
Much like my life, my card may not have turned out like I originally planned but in the long run I think it turned out even better. Like the saying goes "tell God your plans and He laughs". Well when I was in high school I decided I wanted to be married by the age 21, have my first baby by 23 just like my parents. God actually didn't laugh at those plans He actually let those things happen. What wasn't in "my plans" was to be separated by the age of 23 and divorced by 27. Through that I have learned that it's ok to have "my plans" but I had forgotten one very important thing. I forgot to ask God what "His Plans" were for my life. What we "want" might not always be what "need". I "wanted" those things (to be married and have a baby) but I also "needed" to go through what I went through (separation and divorce) to realize what I "needed" to look at was "God's Plan" for my life. My life isn't perfect by any means and it has been a slow process but I know that God has wiped my "chalk board" clean so that I can start over again.
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28
I am also entering this card into the
3 Girl JAM Challenge: Ribbon Flowers
Have A Great Day!