Monday, August 10, 2009

Divine Design- August

The 9th of the month fell on a Sunday this month so we've moved Divine Design to today for those of us who are able to.
I am so very fond of my fellow Scripture Chicks- Jami of Stamp Happy, Lori of Make a Difference, Taylor of Taylored Expressions, and Nancy of Paper Smiles. This is an amazing group of women and it has been an honor and privilege to work with them. No, I am not going anywhere. Divine Design is one of those projects I hope I'll be able to keep doing as long as I am paper crafting. It has a great significance as it brings together 2 of my passions. But, being a wife and mom is a passion too. And THAT is and will always be a priority. And I know it is for my fellow scripture chicks.
We wear so many hats as women, don't we?
Cook, maid, chauffeur, nurse, teacher... the list could go on. When I stop to think about it, I wonder where we find the time to paper craft!
That brings me to my project for today.
I was sitting in church yesterday and listening intently for God to give me a scripture to base my page on. The sermon was on the leper that Jesus healed, but the preacher also touched on Matthew 6:33.
"Seek first God's kingdom and what God wants.
Then all of your other needs will be met as well."
It was perfect! It's all about priorities, right? I don't know about you, but too often I do NOT get my priorities straight. Meditating on this verse will certainly help me to prioritize!
That will mean that quiet time and prayer will go to the top of my "to-do" list and paper crafting may have to go on the back burner at times. (And you'll see from my irregular summer posting- it does.) But I won't feel too guilty about that.
There was one more thing I incorporated into my project from yesterday's sermon. It was from a story about a woman and her daughter who felt God's love each time they would see a red bird. It was a bond they shared. The mother was eventually diagnosed with leukemia and as she lived the last hour of her life surrounded by her daughter and other family members, a red bird sat perched on her windowsill. It was a story that touched me and I knew my page just had to include a red bird!
(If you have time and feel inclined, the message from my church is online- here.)

My project was as simple as they get, but I'm happy to put it in my book.
But, I've blabbed on enough today.
Please visit the blogs of my Divine Design friends (listed above). You may need to check back later to see their Bible verse projects. They're all busy ladies and yes, I think they've got their priorities straight!

6x6 Page Recipe:

Stamps: Season of Friendship, Finest Flourishes
Ink: Choc Chip
Paper: Choc Chip, SU DP- Candy Lane
Accessories: Martha's dove punch, SU Finial Press embossing folder, Pop Dots, swirl clip (Target), Ridinghood Red Taffeta Ribbon (SU), verse computer generated (font: Francine by Hallmark)


Purple Princess said...

Fabulous page! Thank you so much for sharing!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Angel.

Hugs Riet.x

Creative Mish said...

What a pretty card! and a beautiful scripture!~

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful Angel!! I love your layout and the colors! I have been missing you. How are you doing?

Rose Ann said...

This is so pretty, and I love your layout and pretty papers!! Wonderful verse!!