This scripture made me think of the sermons my pastor has preached the last two Sundays. Two Sundays ago Pastor Kevin was preaching about Peter when he got out of the boat and started to walk to Jesus on the water, but started to sink because he lost his focus on Christ, and started to look at the waves around him. Even as he was sinking Jesus reached out his hand and saved Peter. But how cool was it that Peter got out of the boat and started walking towards Jesus in the first place. I think by nature, I tend to stay in the "boat" because I think it will be safer there. That brings me to what Pastor Kevin preached about last week. He preached about when the disciples were with Jesus in the boat when a storm came up. They feared for their lives. These were for the most part experienced fishermen. If they were fearful of drowning, what a storm that must have been. I've not been out on a boat in a storm, but I have experienced some pretty strong storms living in the midwest.
The verse Candace choose is such a great verse to personalize when we start to be fearful...
"The Lord is on MariLynn's side. She will not fear. What can man do to her? "
The really great news is that He can be on your side too!!
Candace's challenge is to: Do something on your card that you're "afraid" of! For example, CAS style, stitching, a vintage look, etc. Just do something you wouldn't normally do!
I had to really think on this challenge. I really am not afraid to try anything on my cards. I'm always up to trying new things, as long as I have the supplies available. So I went with something I wouldn't normally do. I don't normally use designer paper and if I do I only use one pattern at a time. I was inspired last week looking at several of my Stampin' Sisters' cards.
So for my projects I used dp from DCWV "Fun in the sun - summer stack" that was given to me a couple of years ago by my secret sister at church. I made a CAS card, also something I don't normally do. (I like all the layers, because if you make a mistake it is easier to hide) I also made a fantasy box. I used a flower on the lid that came from the store.(something I don't normally do because I usually make my own flowers. But this flower really matched with the dp.)
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I know I shared the Chris Tomlin version of this song just a couple of weeks ago, but this is such a powerful song to remind us that
"if our God is with us then who could ever stop us and if our God is with us then what can stand against..."
I hope you like this version by Shane and Shane.