Hello my friends! I hope your week has been wonderful and that you are ready to enjoy this mid-December weekend! I have a card to share with you, which would make a great winter card, Christmas or other... and it includes a removable bookmark that slips over the front and back side of a page. I used this month's release from Our Daily Bread designs, Snowflake Background, Sparkling Snowflakes, and Bookmarks- Snowflakes. I also used the custom dies made by Spellbinders for ODBD, Bookmark Dies, and Snowflake Dies. I stamped with Stampabilties Pigment Ink in Royal Blue, and then clear embossed. I used the small bookmark from the set as my horizontal panel which holds the bookmark in place. I added a sheer ribbon and gemstones from Paper Studio.
So I hope you in some way found inspiration from these projects today... and that you will enjoy a wonderful weekend. As I write this, I'm listening to the horrific story that is unfolding in Connecticut right now... not far from where I used to live. A shooter entered an elementary school, shot and killed his mother, a kindergarten teacher there, as well as 20 children and 6 other adults. What a devastating loss! It's hard to even think about preparing for Christmas when so many are suffering right now... not only here, but all over the world! However, we need to remember that humanity is flawed. We are NOT innately good... we are sinful in nature, and in need of a Savior. It is for that exact reason that God sent His one and only Son into the world. It was His perfect plan that His Son would be born of a virgin, live a sinless life, and be crucified on a cruel cross for the sins of the world. He would not stay in the grave however, and three days later, He arose, victorious over death and sin! His salvation is offered to ANY who will but believe and receive Him as their Savior! It's a FREE gift... and the thought that comes to mind as I mourn for these poor families who are suffering from the loss of loved ones today is it is SIN, that caused this... and the answer is standing with outstretched arms, inviting all who will, to come to Him.
It's no coincidence that our government has been pushing God out of everything. It seems to me that the more our country pushes God out of our schools, out of text books and history, removes His name from our money, removes monuments that have His name on them... the more of this sinful action will be seen, and the less of His protection we will have, because after all, we've told Him to get out! It seems that people are blinded to the truth... and will run to any other possible solution... but they don't want to run to THE ONE and only TRUE solution. I pray that all will ponder these things as we celebrate Christmas, and take the time to truly thank the Lord for His indescribable gift. And please pray for these grieving families.
I wish you and yours a most Blessed Christmas season!
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