Sunday, May 9, 2010

SSIC LOC The Time is Come...

Hello everyone, it is time for this weeks Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge and I would like to start by wishing all of the Mum's happy Mother's Day!  I hope that you are feeling special!!

It is my pleasure to be hosting this weeks challenge and the scripture I am sharing is:

 'But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.' John 4:23

I love this scripture and it stirs me on the inside ...'to worship in spirit and in truth' isn't this the very thing we long for - my heart gets excited and longs for me to be one of those who the Father seeks.  I am sure we have all heard the term that 'worship is a lifestyle' and yes, I wholeheartedly agree with this, but for me personally I want to steer clear of it becoming 'Christian-ese' and just another statement we say as a standard answer.....it has to be more than that for me, to be the kind of worshipper the Father, our Heavenly Father seeks.....

How do we become those 'who the Father seeks,' in our everyday life - does it mean that everyday we have to have our hands raised and sing worship songs to the Lord, where ever we are - if this is the case, I have already failed - could it be that God wants us to have an attitude of worship, glorifying Him in all that we do, not just with our hands lifted to Him, but perhaps hands reaching OUT to those around us who are still finding their way....could He mean that when we get together in HIS name, rather than singing and lifting our hands in worship (for those that do) and get lost in the feeling that worship can create in us, we could be just that much more aware of our brother/sister sitting just down from us with their head hanging low and heart so heavy they can't bear it....would reaching out to them, putting a loving hand on their shoulder and helping them to 'lift up their heads', could this be my 'true act of worhsip' or perhaps ringing someone who has been on my mind just to encourage them, baking a meal for that family that is struggling .....and the list goes on...

God has always been interested in the heart - it is HIS territory, to me, it seems that this is where He would be looking for those who 'worship in spirit and in truth' more than through the actions we do.  I for one do not have all of the answers and know the day I do, I am in deep trouble....LOL!  But I do know that I my heart is to be one that He would be seeking after, and to bring along as many as I can on the way.  I would love to hear your thoughts on this.....

The challenge today, is to create something using any shades of brown, blue and white.  I look forward to seeing your creations and perhaps hearing your thoughts...God bless you!

Make sure you pop over and see the other DT's creations, you know there is plenty of inspiration form these talented girls:

A BIG thank you to this weeks sponsor:

Simon Says Stamp

one random winner will receive an fabulous set of stamps!  What a blessing!!!

We can't wait to see all of YOUR creations this week! You may enter as many times as you'd like!** Please link us to your actual card/project post(s), not just to your blog or gallery, by 11:59 pm PDT (GMT -8) on Saturday, May 15th.

I am linking this card to:
Crafty Card Makers - Distressing

Please feel free to pop on over to Layers of Color and stroll through my gallery there and also visit the other Designers, there is so much inspiration waiting there for you!  Laura has created the most incredible post up at the moment and you are going to want to see it - just click here

Thank you  for visiting today and for your lovely comments - you have made blogging such a great experience for me.  I love knowing that you stop by and take the time to leave a comment - I read each one and they make me smile - thank you - you ROCK!  God bless you!


  1. What a great post, shared scripture, challenge and creation Linda!! I think it is so appropriate for Mother's Day as well as we must be thankful to God for all he has given us including our mom's or children. I pray that my faith shows in all I do. Your creation is stunning. Love the vintage flair, the cross (since that is what being a Christian is all about), and the dove.
    Happy Mother's Day to you! (Is it Mother's day where you are?) Have a great weekend!

  2. I so enjoyed what you had to share about this verse, thank you for great thoughts to help carry us through the week. Beautiful creation, you do such lovely work always, that bird is fabulous near the cross. Have a great night's sleep, since it would be that time now by you!

  3. Beautiful! I love what you do with the LOC stamps. This is a wonderful post and challenge, thank you for sharing with us. Happy Mothers Day, yesterday, I guess!

  4. So Beautiful Linda. Lovely colours and scripture..Happy Mothers Day..Hugs..Loz

  5. Another beautiful card, the glitz is so well done and the dimension is fantastic. Love the detail in the gold braid.
    I enjoyed the devotion so much I forwarded it from SSIC to both my DD and DIL.

  6. Linda this is gorgeous!!!! I love your glimmered bird and the wonderful cross in your gorgeous style.... and I love your challenge! Thanks so much for blessing us with it!!!

  7. GORGEOUS!! You are so clever with the LOC images. I hope you are all better now. Have a wonderful week my sweet friend.

  8. Linda, your card is GORGEOUS!! So lovely!! Hope you have a great week! :)

  9. Beautiful card Linda! You do such great work with the LOC stamps, and others too. Have a super week:)

  10. Very pretty card Linda. You do such great work with the LOC stamps. I enjoy seeing what you create each week. Have a great week:)

  11. Linda, this is a great challenge and I loved doing it. Your card is beautiful and I love all the distressing and sparkle. I too, seek to be one of those who worship the Father in Spirit and in Truth. Have a great rest of the week.

  12. This is so extraordinary when looked at close up -- thanks so much for such an inspiring challenge -- both in your verse, your commentary, and your challenge colors! Happy Sunday.


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