This week's verse for the Say It With Scripture Challenge at The Sweet 'n Sassy Connection is Ezekiel 34:26b, "There shall be showers of blessing." This verse has such a clear message to me...as I follow the Lord, He showers me with blessing after blessing after blessing. Truly, as it says in Ephesians 3:20, He does "exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think."
My husband has a visual sermon illustration where he takes a large piece of white paper and draws one black dot in the middle. He then asks, "what do you see?" Everyone says, "a black dot." He then reminds us that there's a whole sheet of white paper there too. He then compares our lives to the white paper. So often we focus on the *black dot* of a trial or discouraging situation and forget all the blessings we have in the whole sheet of white paper.
This week, I'm going to challenge myself to focus on the *white space* as lately I've been looking at that black dot waaaaaayyy too much. Will you join me and even when/if discouraging times come, let's focus on the paper and not on the black dot?
I paper pieced my image this week and colored the girls skin with a copic marker (E00). I used my Bow-Easy to make my triple-loop bow. I used my glitter pen to accent the rain but as usual it's hard to see in the picture.
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (white), Recollections (black)
Patterned Paper: BG (Two Scoops, Out of Print)
Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy (Let It Rain Digital Stamp)
Embellishments/Tools: Sakura Clear Star pen, Copic Marker (E00)Spellbinders (Circles, Big Scalloped Border Petites), Cuttlebug EF (D'vine Swirl), Ribbon (white/black - Joann's, pink-stash)
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
The Sweet Stop (SSS137) - sketch
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion #87 - Anything Goes + glitter (my glitter is the rain)
I hope you'll join us this week at the Say It With Scripture challenge. Don't forget to stop by and pick up your free digi.
Thanks for stopping by today.