This week's challenge verse for the Say It With Scripture Challenge at the Sweet 'n Sassy Connection is Isaiah 12:5, "Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth."
I really like the positive emphasis in this verse. It reminds us of the purpose of singing...to bring glory to the Lord because of all the wonderful things He has done for us. There are seven different verses in the Psalms where we are told to make a "joyful noise" to the Lord (Psalm 66:1; 81:1, 95:1, 95:2; 98:4; 98:6, 100:1). This means that anyone and everyone (except maybe in some cases of extreme physical disability) can praise the Lord thru song. You may be thinking, but I don't have a nice voice. That doesn't matter. Why not? First of all, the seven verses in Psalms say we're to make a joyful "noise." We all can make noise. And most importantly, singing isn't about us and how well we sing. Singing is ALL about bringing glory to the Lord. So, go ahead, sing those songs, hymns and spiritual songs that praise the Lord. Your heart and spirit will be lightened and most importantly, the Lord will be glorified.
My husband has his undergrad degree in music and directed choirs for over 24 years. As a result, we have lots of music around our house. He had a some older song books that he was going to discard. I salvaged them for my crafty projects. I used one of the pages for my background on my card.
I received several bottles of Liquid Pearls for my birthday last week. I love this stuff!! You'll probably be seeing a lot of it in the future. :)
Cardstock: Recollections (kraft, cream), SU (brown)
Patterned Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle (Hello, Fall)
Stamp: Sweet 'n Sassy (Sing Unto the Lord)
Ink: SU (Creamy Caramel)
Embellishments/Tools: Flower (PortaFolia), Button (Fancy Pants Designs), Ribbon (Michael's), Liquid Pearls (Bisque), DMC floss, Spellbinders Nestabilities (Circle, Lacey Circle, Petite Oval, Petite Scalloped oval), page from old hymnal
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Mojo Monday #213 - Sketch
Stampin' Sisters in Christ #113 - Use crimson, orange, and gold (or something similar)
Craft Your Passion #82 - Bingo card of embellishments (I used the left column - flower, button, distress)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes