Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Philippians 4:8
If this scripture is familiar, that's because you saw it right here last week! But, no apologies as we can NEVER think too often of our Lord (who alone meets all the criterion set forth in this directive: true, honorable, just, commendable, lovely, excellent and worthy of praise).
So this day, if you're struggling and if your mind is wandering down the dark, fearful path of "what if", take those thoughts captive to Christ, as we are commanded to do. Don't allow yourself to be controlled by your emotions, but with right thinking, biblical thinking, turn those thoughts to the paths of righteousness, the bright path where the light of the Lord shines as the noon day sun! Remember that He gave Himself for you (if you are trusting in Christ alone for your eternal salvation) and He himself said that not a single one of His will perish or be plucked from His hand. Remember that He who can calm the sea, often brings the storm that knocks us from little boat of self-sufficiency, not that we might drown, but that we might be made more like Him and that we might trust Him even more fully. He is in control of ALL things. . .as the disciples were reminded in Mark 4:35-41 and Matthew 8:23-27. If this is your situation today, click here for an encouraging rebuke from Pastor Alistair Begg, Truth for Life Ministries: Jesus Calms the Storm.
ODBD Shining the Light Challenge #114 (Part II)
Happy Tuesday everyone!! With the start of a new month and a new quarter, comes the start of a new challenge schedule for the Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge. Our challenges are now on Tuesdays and uploading deadline will be Sundays by 8 p.m. EST. However, since Saturday's challenge has only been up three days, we are continuing the *same challenge for this week but the team is sharing new samples. We hope you enjoy them!!
*The challenge? Just make anything using Our Daily Bread Designs Stamps! Anything goes using ODBD stamps! That’s it!
To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! And, if you use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing one to two creations to spotlight for our Shining the Light Award. All submissions must be added to Mr. Linky by Sunday, July 8 at 8 p.m. EST. Complete details are available on the ODBD blog.
This week's challenge, the first for July is "Anything Goes Using ODBD Stamps! and from the looks of my sample, you're probably thinking EVERTYHING WENT. . .on to the front of the card!!I loved this scripture so much and since the challenge is the same, I thought it fitting to use the same verse.
Stamps: ODBD Scripture Collection 9
Paper: Lime green, early espresso, naturals ivory, very vanilla
Designer Paper: Bo Bunny Vicky
Ink: Early Espresso, Ranger Distress Antique Linen
Accessories: Prima flowers Perle Bebe Almanac collection, Petaloo, Zva Creative Gem, Zutter corner rounded, Memory Box Sanibel border, Really Reasonable RibbonChallenges:
- Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge 114
- Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge 146 ~ Use Something New (flowers, Memory Box dies, DP, ribbon)