The joy of the Lord is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10
ODBD Shining the Light Challenge #104 ~ S.P.R.I.N.G
This week the ODBD Challenge team invites you to celebrate SPRING with a word challenge. Use three of the letters in the word “Spring” for your embellishments, materials, or image. Example- s=stitching, p=pink, r=ribbon, i=ink, n=nestabilities, g=green
While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them. As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing one to tworeations to spotlight for our Shining the Light Award. In order to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Friday, April 20 at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to ODBD, Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword ODBDSLC104. If linking to one of your blog posts, please include a link back to the challenge.
If you upload your creations to ODBD, Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword ODBDSLC104. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge. Complete details are available on the ODBD blog.
The Joy of the Lord is Your Strength!And Nehemiah, who was the governor, and Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people said to all the people, “This day is holy to the Lord your God; do not mourn or weep.” For all the people wept as they heard the words of the Law. Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” So the Levites calmed all the people, saying, “Be quiet, for this day is holy; do not be grieved.” And all the people went their way to eat and drink and to send portions and to make great rejoicing, because they had understood the words that were declared to them. Nehemiah 8:6-12
This is such a marvelous time in the life of God's people! The Lord was restoring them to the land and to himself after years of captivity and estrangement. . if you haven't read Nehemiah recently consider adding it to your reading list. You will be blessed and encouraged! After the building of the wall, Nehemiah asked Ezra to read God's Word to the people who had been called to assemble in the square. They stood and listened from morning to mid-day and when they heard and understood, and as God's Word was explained by Levites, they began to weep and mourn as they realized their sins against the Lord. Yet they were exhorted to not be grieved, but to rejoice.They were calmed and encouraged. When we are brought to our senses by the powerful sword of God's Word; when our hearts break as we realize how grievously we have sinned against our loving and holy God, then we are to rejoice for He has provided for us everything that we need in the Lord Jesus Christ: forgiveness, reconciliation, righteousness, the strength to obey by His Spirit! The joy of the Lord is our strength!
Gold glitter and gems
Ink: Versa Fine Onyx
Card Stock: Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Whisper White
Designer Paper: Basic Grey Curio
Accessories: ODBD Vintage Borders Embossing Plate and Crochet Circle Die, Spellbinders Petals Edgeabilities & Labels 20, EK Success Border Punch, Baker’s String, gold ribbon, Stampendous Chunky Gold Glitter, Champagne Pearl Embossing Powder, Zva Creative Gems, Prisma color and Bic markers.
Notes: The postmark medallion was crafted by covering a small piece of paper with Versamark ink, sprinkling with embossing powder, heat until melted and while still hot, sprinkle with more embossing powder heat and repeat. While the mixture is still soft, stamp image and allow to cool. Tip: Heat from underside to keep embossing powder in place.