Can you believe it? This is the last day of November. ALREADY!
Where has the month gone?
The Crafters of Faith blog group is a GREAT group of women - I call them my Faith-Filled Friends. They inspire me - both with their faith and with their crafting ability. I love to visit their blogs and see what they've been making!
That being said, because this is the last day of the month, we're all in for a treat... because THIS IS THE DAY (don't you want to sing???) that the Crafters of Faith share their monthly project.
This is the day;
This is the day;
This is the day that the Lord has made!
We will rejoice;
We will rejoice;
We will rejoice and be glad in it!
Darlene is the hostess this month, which means she got to choose the theme. And WOW! What a theme it is! Such fun (though I will admit I had to think on this quite a bit before I decided what to make).
Here's what Darlene asked us to do:
"People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. 14 But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. 15 Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.” 16 And he took them up in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them."
I have always loved the image that this brings to mind. The culture of the day was such that children were valued even less than women were, so once again, Jesus is teaching that he came for the least ones in society. My biggest pleasure in teaching Sunday School is always experiencing God's love and grace through the accepting eyes of children.
So, with that in mind, look through your treasure trove. What do you have that shows the innocence of childhood? The pleasure in simple things? The wonder of nature? The pure fun of our world? What speaks to that child-like spirit that you remember from your childhood? Try to create something that takes you back to your childish, unquestioning, innocent faith in God. Create a little bit of heaven on paper!
I love your idea, Darlene!!! THANK YOU!!!
Here's the card I made:
This card truly does speak of the child-like spirit I remember from my childhood! It was an incredible childhood. My dad's work was such that we moved a lot - every 3-6 months, to be exact. We even said it was like we were on a "constant vacation" because my parents made sure that we saw everything we could possibly see in the area where we lived, because we'd soon be loading up and moving again. The four of us (Daddy, Mama, my sister Jeannie, and I) really had experiences that we would have never had, if we'd lived in one location.
You probably noticed my card doesn't have any embellishments. I did that on purpose. Because of our constant moving, we learned to live without a lot of extra "stuff". It just meant that much more to move if we had it. I'm not saying we did without, but what we had was time spent together!
I wouldn't trade my childhood for anyone's!
This is the inside of my card:
Oh, and did I mention... I loved to GIGGLE then, just as I do now!
Please be sure to stop by the other Crafters of Faith blogs today to see what they've made. You'll find the links in my left sidebar.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Image & Sentiments: The Cat's Pajamas Quality Time
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Cool Caribbean
Designer Paper: from my scrap file