Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Grieve with those who grieve. . .

Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Romans 12:15


ODBD Shining the Light Challenge #174

This week the Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge Team challenges YOU to a make your own background with stamps or embossing (I used both!)
 To make the challenge even more rewarding, 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, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. EST. Complete details are available on the ODBD blog.
Please take a bit of time to visit my fellow challenge team members' blogs, you'll be blessed! 
Chris Olsen * Diana Nguyen 
 Cheryl Scriven * DJ Rants     
 and. . Guest Design Team Member Linda Carson

Project Details

Made for a work colleague whose husband passed away this past week. The verse used on the inside of the card is excerpted from the Sermon on the Mount in which Jesus lays out for His disciples the difference between those who are of His kingdom and those who are of the world. This verse is so often used to comfort those who are grieving the loss of a dear one, but in the context of Kingdom living, one of the signs of a repentant heart, is sorrow for sins. Sorrow for the injuries we caused our dear Savior, and that He bore God's wrath for sin that was our just penalty. . .oh, how we mourn! But Jesus also promised that those who are His are blessed and will be comforted. How true that it is! Our beloved Savior applies the healing balm to our souls and bids us to rise from the dust and into the very presence of our God! It is most amazing and most humbling. What a Savior, what a friend!

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Blessings! jme ~ SDG


  1. Oh, Jan Marie, what a beautiful card! I love the background you've created...so serene and beautiful! What a difficult time, but I'm sure this card and the Scripture will be of comfort! Sweet friend, my friend!

  2. Jan Marie, this is gorgeous inside and out!! I just love the background you created with your colors, coloring and added speckle. So soft and comforting. Perfect for a sympathy card!! I am so sorry for your colleague's loss and I am praying that God will comfort her. I am sure your card will be so appreciated!!


  3. Such a beautiful card inside and out! Love the bg colors and design! I know it will bring your friend comfort. What a Savior indeed!

  4. Oh Jan Marie what a truly beautiful card - it has such a feeling of peace about it. Love your background - the frantage (I take it that is what the white spots are) gives it such a wonderful dimension.


Thanks for your encouraging words! Have a blessed day!