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Friday, May 6, 2011

LOC FAF Remember Me

Faith Art Friday is always such an inspirational day over at Layers of Color - it is where art is shared that has been inspired by our faith - this is one day that is set aside purely for our passion for paper and for Him - we would love you to come and share with us by clicking here.


Communion has always been a topic that is interpreted in many different ways.  Each Church and individual has their own understanding on what the scripture is saying.  As I created this card, the sentiment led me to think about the times in the Scripture when Jesus asked us to think of Him...'Remember me'

'...and giving thanks, He broke and said, Take, eat; this is My body which is broken on behalf of you; this do in remembrance of Me.
In the same way the cup also, after supping, saying, This cup is the New Covenant in My blood; as often as you drink, do this in remembrance of Me.
 For as often as you may eat this bread, and drink this cup, you solemnly proclaim the death of the Lord, until He shall come 
1 Cor 11:24-26


Eating the bread and drinking of 'the cup' is partaking of Him - being in union with Him, therefore if we are in Christ we are remembering Him, as we commune with Him in His name.

 Communion is an intimate act - one of deep fellowship.

The act of communion is a sanctified act in the Church and a special time, partaking of the bread and the wine symbolising His body being broken for us and His blood being shed for our salvation - I too have partaken of these sanctified elements and will continue to do so. I also understand that we are not limited to these times - when Jesus asks us to remember him - it is not only within the walls of our Church buildings but to also do it every time we break bread with believers- because we are His Church.


We should not underestimate the 'fellowship' we have around our own tables, in our own homes.  Communing with Him extends far beyond the elements we partake of at Church.  Indeed, as we come together around our tables with friends and family, breaking bread and fellowshipping together, talking of the Lord and remembering Him - we are having communion together...
We love to get together with friends and share what has been happening in each others lives, our talk very quickly turns to the Lord - more often than not this occurs around a meal...


When we are breaking bread together and remembering Him - this is indeed communion - are we drinking from one cup, or perhaps individual cups full of wine/juice, or partaking of the one loaf, or wafers as some do - no...this communion is one that takes place spontaneously from the heart of one believer to another - communing with the Lord and forgetting not His benefits....

'For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.'
Mat 18:20

Communion = Union, Intimacy and fellowship - we are all partakers of the Body of Christ

Thus remembering Him whenever we commune together.
I have used Layers of Color Embroidered Butterfly, Wild Grass Frame cling art stamps, Sent With Love, Flowering Gems art stamp sets for this card.  I have also used my Grand Calibur and the Label 14 Nestibilitie.

This card is for the following challenges:
ABC Challenge - T is for Two or More Images Creative Card Crew - For Mum Divas By Design - Anything Goes Auds Sentiments Challenge - Happy Mothers Day Craft Us Crazy - Happy Mother's Day and/or Flowers Delightful Challenges - Mother's Day or someone Special Little Miss Muffett Challenges - DieCuts and or Punches Paper Romance - Use Your Favourite Die Stampin' B - Use Flower Soft, Liquid Applique or bling Creative Card Brew - For Mum Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes Get Hippity with Ippity - Flowers Make it Monday - Anything Goes Pollycraft - Anything Goes Squigglefly - Spring Flowers/ April Showers Stamp with Fun - Lace or Ribbon Dream Valley Challenges - Flowers
Scrappy Frogs - Anything Goes Sparkles Forum - Anything Goes Tip Top Tuesday - Open Challenge/ Anything Goes

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24 comments:

  1. Thank you Linda for this - it does my heart good to be reminded that communion is more, much more, than the formal ceremony at a church service.
    Your card is sweet - soft and gentle and full of texture and depth. Love that bottom border.
    Blessings
    M

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  2. Gorgeous card as always Linda! The butterfly is so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

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  3. Beautiful Card! I love the layout and colors that you used! Thank You for joining us at Get Hippity With Ippity! Have a wonderful weekend! Happy Creating! Sara

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  4. Beautiful card and such a wonderful, heartfelt message! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge this week.

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  5. Linda, Thanks So Much for your lovely words of friendship and encouragement on my blog! It has been a wonerful and very timely blessing to meet precious Sisters here in blogland. And it sure does help to share a liking for cardmaking/paper crafting, too! Lots of inspiration and encouragement for the spirit and the fingers! =)))) And lots of hugs back to you!
    BTW, I have the label 14 die, and now I have lots of ideas swimming in my head. )

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  6. Oh Linda my dear, you always come up with the most gorgeous layouts!! I LOVE the fence of flowers!! Such a beautiful creation!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Squigglefly Challenge this week! Smiles, *Vicki* ~ Squigglefly Team Leader

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  7. This is stunning Linda....gorgeous butterfly and I love the row of flowers too hun..

    thanks for joining us at Divas by design...and good luck!

    hugs Vicky xx

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  8. A beautiful card I love the colours and the butterfly
    Thanks for joining in at SFC this time

    Jackie

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  9. What a beautiful card. I love how you did the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

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  10. Just beautiful, Linda! Our beliefs in the meaning of Communion are so similar, I felt as though I were in confirmation class once again. You've delivered another amazing Faith Art Friday! You share the word so well, thank you.

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  11. This is so beautiful Linda..the butterfly is stunning.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’
    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  12. Beautiful card! I love the flowers and lace across the bottom. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.

    Hugs
    Carrie

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  13. I simply LOVE butterflies <3
    Pretty, pretty card. Nice details and super colorcombo..
    Thank you for joining us at CRAFT US CRAZY
    Hugs,
    Maria

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  14. Absolutely beautiful card Linda the colours, image and design are a pure delight thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  15. Gorgeous card, love the butterfly & the colours!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  16. Wow, wow, wow! Adore this elegant card! Thx for sharing it with us at the Make It Monday linky party!

    Mary J x

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  17. beautiful Linda!!! Love the little row of flowers at the bottom with the layering of lace & pleating. Thanks so much for sharing your card creation with us at ABC Challenges :) Hope you'll play with us again next time! Hugs~

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  18. Beautiful Card!! Your post is wonderful!! Thanks for joining us at Get Hippity with Ippity!!

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  19. Fantastic card!!! Thanks for joining in with the Creative Card crew this week.
    Caroline x

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  20. Hi Linda, your card is just beautiful. I love the colours you have used and the detail is wonderful. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this time. Sarah

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  21. Gorgeous card, love the butterfly, Thanks for joining us on the Top Tip Tuesday challenge this time, hugs Samantha :0)

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  22. Gorgeous card, that butterfly is beautiful. Thanks for joining in the Little Miss Muffet Challenge, hope to see you again. hugs Donna x

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  23. So beautiful card!
    Thank you for playing with Little Miss Muffet Stamps! Hope to see your works again!
    With best wishes,
    Viktoria

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  24. love all of the layers on your card!! Thank you for joining us on Delightful Challenges this week!

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