Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fall Faith

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1

 Christian Paper Crafts is excited to host a monthly blog hop or what I prefer to call a blog carvan, since you just link up your project to the wagon train that's already forming! Hitch up and join in the fun. . .We're looking forward to seeing what you craft with our monthly Design Team Delights theme: Fabulous Fall . There are even some prizes, so you'd best be packing your wagon. . .see you on the trail!


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FAITH.. . .Sometimes this verse is misconstrued and the implication is that Christianity is a blind faith; that believing in God, let alone trusting in the One who said, "I am the way, the truth and the life, and no one comes to the Father but through me," requires leaving our intellect at the door. Rather than being a blind faith, with no object and no grounding,  Christianity is quite the opposite. It is logical, it is reasonable, it is based on solid evidence and has at its center, a real person, fully God and fully man: the Lord Jesus Christ. 
Christianity is not mere blind faith. As emphasized by theologian D. James Kennedy, the claim that belief in Christianity produces an irrational, uneducated, unintelligent, or unintellectual view of life is completely false. And the statement that unbelief produces a rational and intelligent and enlightened view of the universe is equally false. Blind faith is faith without evidence, which would be superstition. The Bible does not call us to blind faith. The Bible calls us to faith in evidence. We submit that various truth claims, including Christianity, should be evaluated on the evidence.   -Source: Faith Facts (www.faithfacts.org)

Blog Hop Rules: Create a card, scrapbook, page, altered item, etc., using the same theme that the Design Team Delights Galley has made their projects for the month: Fabulous Fall. Our monthly blog hops will always be on the 22nd of each month and ends on the 24th at 11:59 p.m. Winners of the blog hop will be announced on the 25th of each month. In order to be eligible for your prize (member or nonmember), you must have the Christian Paper Crafts Blog Hop Badge on your sidebar. You can find out more details by clicking the blog hop badge to the left.


Card Details: This beautiful paper is from the Stampin' Up! Paisley Petals Collection. It's so beautiful that I added just a bit of bling to the acorns and leaves and completed it with God's precious Word.
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs
Ink: Versa Mark, Ranger Distress Antique Linen, Stampin' Up Old Olive
Designer Paper: Stampin' Up! Paisley Petals
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Old Olive
Accessories: K & Company decorative tape, Iron on crystals, Stickles (assorted colors), piercing tool, Spellbinders Dies Scallop Circles and Classic Circles
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15 comments:

  1. Lovely card, Jan! This is one of my favorite verses, like an old friend who was there for me during a few of the roughest years of my life. Now that the storm is over I have new friends, but this one is dear to my heart. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Beautiful! Great and on-point explanation of this great verse too!

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  3. How beautiful Jan! I just love your cards and this is no different. You chose the most beautiful paper and of course one of my favorite verses!

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  4. Gorgeous card Jan! (I'd have said beautiful, but didn't want to be a copy cat :P)

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  5. Beautiful card and thankyou for the "food for thought". :)

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  6. WOW, my sweet friend Jan! Girl, you never cease to amaze me with your wonderful creations! The paper you've used is absolutely amazing and the food for thought....another WOW!! Not only do you bless us with your beautiful cards, but also with some spiritual food....love it! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

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  7. Very pretty, Jan! Lots of fun bling, too! Wonderful verse to share!

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  8. Oh how beautiful Jan!! I love the layout and colors of your card!! Your words and the verse are so inspirational and true. Thanks for sharing!! Thanks also for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!

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  9. The verse is beautiful! The Stickles really add to the card. Thanks for joining in on the Tuesday Throwdown.

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  10. This is so pretty! The addition of the stickles was perfect. Thanks for joining us at Bows & Berries.

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  11. Beautiful card and wonderful sentiment!

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  12. Jan, This is a gorgeous card! I love how you used the same paper on the top panel and tilted it. Very creative! Thank you for your thoughtful words in this post. ;D

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  13. beautiful fall card. Love the use of the stickles. Thanks for joining us at Bows & Berries.

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  14. Such a lovely card! Happy World Cardmaking Day!! Thanks so much for playing with Bows and Berries!! There is a giveaway and 50% off coupon at the blog as part of the celebrations!
    Robin

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Thanks for your encouraging words! Have a blessed day!