Wednesday, February 8, 2012

All Things Are Become New -- SIWS34

I'm sorry I'm late with this post today.  I've been under the weather and am still not feeling very well.  I'm starting a new antibiotic tomorrow so hopefully that will clear things up once & for all!

Our focus verse for the Say It With Scripture Challenge at the Sweet 'n Sassy Connection is 2 Corinthians 5:17, "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:  old things are passed away: behold, all things are become new."  Last week we talked about how our music should change once we've accepted Christ as Saviour.  This verse tells us that the changes should not stop with just our music.  Old things are to pass away and ALL things are become new.  This means those old attitudes, actions, vocabulary and ways of thinking need to change.  Depending on the person, it may require a change of wardrobe, viewing habits and how we interact with others.   WHY do we need to change?  Because we are a NEW creature in Christ.  We are not the same as we used to be and we now wear the name of Christ.  People should be able to see a difference in our lives; we should not look, act, sound or react like an unbeliever.  This week, let's each take a look an inward look and ask the Lord to show us areas where we're allowing the world to creep back into our lives.  Then, let's ask the Lord to help us make the changes necessary to make sure "old things are passed away."

I chose a card style that really stretches my comfort zone...CAS (clean and simple).  I like the look when other people do it but I'm not so sure about mine.  I used CPS Birthday Celebration Day #5 sketch for this card.

Cardstock - Recollections (cream), Bazzill (kraft)
Patterned Paper - BG (Oxford)
Stamps - Sweet 'n Sassy (New Creature)
Embellishments/Tools - Jute (Joann's), Scor-Buddy for scoring lines, Spellbinders (Label One)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
CPS Birthday Celebration Day #5 - sketch
Stamp TV Mix It Up Monday (STV12MON3) - Adding Texture (add at least 2 - mine are jute & dry embossing)
Word Art Wednesday #14 - Use Scripture
Paper Sundae's #106 - Clean and Simple
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Scripture Thursday #15 - Use Scripture
Paper Pretties (PWC192) - Use Texture

I hope you'll play along with us this week.  Don't forget to stop by and get your free digi.

Thanks for visiting today.


Becky said...

Beautiful card Stephanie, lovely design paper.Thank you for sharing this with us at Word Art Wednesday.

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Stephanie! Your card is lovely. It's always so nice to see your beautiful work. Thanks for playing along again this week at Word Art Wednesday. We hope you will join the Blog Hop starting Thursday. Thanks for joining us!
Blessings to you,
Karen L

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Hi Stephanie, I like your clean and simple card and of course the scripture on it. Love to see scripture on projects. A good devotional you've shared to remind us that the "world" always has ways of sneaking back in. I hope you'll be feeling better real soon. Thanks for linking this to Scripture Thursday, and congratulations for winning last week. ~ Abby

Gemiel said...

Love your CAS card. I pray that the new antibiotic works and you're feeling better soon.

Being Mrs Miles said...

Hello Stephanie,

Thanks for hopping the blog hop and your sweet comment on my blog. I decided to come check you out. Glad I did to see your purdy card!

I am praying for a healing touch for you... please take a rest for yourself!


Mynn xx said...

LOVE this!!! The patterned papers you've used are fabulous--and I LOVE that sentiment! Wonderful CAS style!!! :)

Marsha Fisher said...

Lovely CAS card, and well said. The inward change should permeate all of our thoughts, preferences, and actions for the glory of God!

Laura Williams said...

thank you for sharing your lovely card with us, for the CPS celebration! :)

Lisa said...

Thank you Steph for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly with this pretty card!


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