The Stampin' Sisters in Christ hostess this week is the talented Michelle.
She picked this scripture to mediate on:
Eph 3:17-19 "that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height - to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge.
I read an explanation of this verse by David Wilkerson. He was saying that these verses about being rooted and grounded was about building the foundation of our lives on the knowledge that Christ and God love us. To build that foundation we need to know how wide and how long and deep and how high that love is. When we know that we realize that God's love is enough. It made me think of a line from the song I shared last week. Grace greater than our sin. God's love is greater than our sin. It is greater than our hopes and dreams. It is greater than our short comings. It is greater than our wants or our needs. It is so hard to understand how great this love is. A love of a Father who gave his only Son to die for us, especially since it was while we were still sinners.
(Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.)
A love of Christ who while they were taking his life said.
(Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing. Luke 23:34)
I hope you know this love because
a love this big, deep, tall, wide, high, long... is a love that will change your life.
Michelle's challenge is to make a box or have an image of a box on your card. I decided to make a little box.
My box is a little box to hold hot cocoa. I always struggle with backgrounds for snowmen.
I didn't want just white behind him, but how to make it look like it was snowing. I could either have white on blue, or blue on white. I choose the latter. I did ink spray smashand used 3 different colors of blue. I purposely let the colors puddle so it would be blotchy, not just one solid color.
I think it worked to look like it was snowing. I printed the little snowman. I cut the top of the
ear muffs off. I replaced that with a piece of wire.
I colored the snowman with prisma colored pencils. I added glue and glitter to the pile of
snow that he is standing in. I am going to make a total of 4 of these boxes. My daughters are both away at college. I thought it would be neat to make a box for each of them and one for their roommates as well.
The little snowman on my box is from The Digi Garden. which happens to be our sponsor this week. Make sure you check them out, as well as what my wonderfully creative Stampin’ Sisters in Christ have created to share with you.
October guest designer: Tina.