Friday, September 17, 2010

LOC Faith Art Friday - All Things

It is my priviledge to be hosting Faith Art Friday over at Layers of Color today and this week I decided to get out of my comfort zone and try some different card styles, the first being this Side Step Card- and I am loving it!

  Faith Art Friday is always a highlight of the week for me - it is great to be able to combine my passion for paper with my passion for God.

The scripture I have used on this card comes from my dear friend Sabrina (aka okimom2girlz) I love this scripture and it fitted perfectly with this card! 

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Phillipians 4:13 (NKJV)

This is one of those scriptures that gets quoted so often, or sadly - misquoted and I have to wonder if we really understand  what it is saying.  In my Youth Group days  we used to quote it and say that we can do whatever we wanted  (as in 'I can do all things'), as  though we have the POWER to do it.  BUT the reality is this is not the true meaning

To understand it better we need to read the scripture beforehand to keep it in context.  The Good News Bible tells us in Philippians 4:12-13 that

I know what it is to be in need and what it is to have more than enough. I have learned this secret, so that anywhere, at any time, I am content, whether I am full or hungry, whether I have too much or too little.  I have the strength to face all conditions by the power that Christ gives me. 

Rather, we can do whatever task is before us THROUGH CHRIST JESUS, it is not in our own strength or ability, but in Christ...and only through Him.   Whatever situation we are in whether it be in richness or poorness, health, in our jobs or even in our homes, whatever state we are in, we are to be content in that as it is!  'I can do all things', it is not saying that we can do whatever we desire, but is telling us, whatever lies before us, we can meet the challenge through HIS strength!  We need HIS strength to be content in very condition!

This is for the following Challenges:
ABC Change - Distressing
Creative Belli - B Theme - Brads
Everybody Art Challenge - Other Card form - shape
2 Sisters - Monochromatic

You can see more of my projects in my Layers of Color Gallery, while you are there make sure you check out the other Design Team galleries there is so much inspiration waiting to be discovered.  You are invited to join us on our SNR Group where there is lots of fun and chatter (No surprises there I know! LOL)  There are also discounts and previews that are exclusive for the Group Members - come and join us!!

Thank you for taking the time to visit with me today, I love knowing you have been and appreciate the comments and encouragement you leave me - it makes my day!  It is Friday night here and we all knows that means it is officially the weekend!! Wahoo!!  I am so-o-o looking forward to it  I hope you have a great weekend and get to spend it with those you love!  God bless you!


  1. Linda this is beautiful - and thank you for your exposition of the scripture.

    Love your colours, the dimension and detail.

  2. Wow! This is such a pretty card. I just love the use of white on white with the touch of antique...just a beautiful combination.

  3. Oh my goodness, Linds, this is BREATHTAKING my dear!!! I love that wallpaper you've used...makes this card just pop!! The scripture, well, aweseome and so is everything else on this BEAUTY!! Have a great weekend, my friend! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  4. what a lovely card linda and a great butterfly

    greetings karin

  5. This is so classy and beautiful! It's elegant yet down to earth with the warm colors.

  6. Amazing, just totally amazing. i love this card. hugs bettina

  7. Just beautiful...what is a sidestep card? What background did you use. I LOVE the butterfly-it looks real, like it just landed there...I would like to see details of how you made this...extremely beautiful.

  8. I just saw this creation over on the OCC and my jaw hit the floor! TOTALLY AMAZING and GORGEOUS!!

  9. Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous! Elegant simplicity at its best.

  10. What a beautiful card, gorgeous ! Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge. Sue C x

  11. This is just beautiful. Excellent display of layering and the brads are used in an elegant way. Great job and thanks for sharing at the Belli challenge.

  12. Your card is absolutely gorgeous, Linda....I love the unique folded design and the flower and butterfly look amazing!!! Thanks for joining us for the Belli challenge!!!!


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