Sunday, November 20, 2011

Job 13:15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him.
This is the scripture that Rebekkah, my wonderful stampin' sister in Christ choose for this week.
This verse, to live out, takes tremendous faith. My kids were at a youth retreat this weekend where they were talking and learning about the persecuted church. The leaders had toy guns that they used to "kill" the students because they were Christians. They would grab the students at random and question them and when the students would say that they were Christians, they would put the gun to their head or to their friends head and say renounce Christ or die. To my kids and the other kids from our church it was just an exercise, but there are Christians throughout this world who on a daily basis have the possibility of being killed for their faith. What is my excuse for not sharing Christ more, praising God more, giving more?... I am challenged to not take my freedom to express my faith in God casually, but to thank God everyday for that freedom and I am also challenged to pray for those who don't have that freedom.

Rebekkah's challenge is to : make a card of praise,using music, stamp, or design paper or just the word praise.

I used the sheet music for this old hymn, and a soon to be released Mark's Finest Papers set called Peaceful Nuthatch. I also used Layers of Color "Joyful noise" set in the background.

Hallelujah, praise Jehovah,
From the heavens praise His name;
Praise Jehovah in the highest,
All His angels praise proclaim.
All His hosts together praise Him,
Sun, and moon, and stars on high;
Praise Him, O ye heav’n of heavens,
And ye floods above the sky.

Let them praises give Jehovah,
They were made at His command,
Them forever He established;
His decree shall ever stand.
From the earth, oh, praise Jehovah,
All ye floods, ye dragons all;
Fire, and hail, and snow, and vapors,
Stormy winds that hear His call.

All ye fruitful trees and cedars,
All ye hills and mountains high,
Creeping things, and beasts, and cattle,
Birds that in the heavens fly.
Kings of earth, and all ye people,
Princes great, earth’s judges all,
Praise His name, young men and maidens,
Aged men and children small.

Let them praises give Jehovah,
For His name alone is high,
And His glory is exalted,
And His glory is exalted,
And His glory is exalted,
Far above the earth and sky.

Check out what my stampin' sisters have created and read Rebekkah's devotion on the STAMPIN' SISTERS IN CHRIST challenge blog.

Our sponsor this week is :Pizzazz Aplenty.


  1. Good morning my sweet sister. What a beautiful card you created for this challenge.
    Hugs :)

  2. WOW - that bird looks ready to fly! It is beautiful with the musical notes in the background! I love this card. Awesome! Have a super week MariLyn!

  3. MariLynn this is beautiful - love the way you have coloured the bird - I am in awe of your God given talent. The widely spaced stitching gives the edge a mini-scalloped look, and I love the way you have combined the sheet music with the stamped paper.

  4. wonderful artwork and the birdie is so lovely!
    best wishes to you all, patty

  5. Gorgeous with the musical theme behind the bird! BTW, you forgot to post the information about the MFP blog hop...along with links to the rest of the hop!

  6. Really pretty with the musical score in the bg.

  7. Marilynn this is absoluetly GORGEOUS!!!

  8. How beautiful against the sheet music, MariLynn! Hugs! Anne (jdmommy)

  9. Your bird is so vibrantly colored, and beautiful against the backdrop of the hymn, MariLynn!! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and faith...and the beautiful hymn! Have a blessed week!!

  10. Wow MariLynn - this is gorgeous! I love that darling bird and the gorgeous music sheet background! What a beautiful hymn and wonderful words of faith MariLynn - thank you for sharing my friend! {{{hugs}}}h

  11. Gorgeous Marilynn!! I just love the bird and your sheet music!! It has such elegance with a vintage flair!! Thanks for always sharing your inspiring thoughts each week!! Love that hymn!!!
    Happy Thanksgiving!!

  12. Beautifully colored MariLynn. Oh no, I think I wrote Maxine in my last comment, because i just left her blog. I'm so sorry. I do know where I am, teehee. And the addition of the LOC music notes is just perfect. I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday!