Saturday, June 30, 2012

Think on these things. . .

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

Whenever this passage comes to mind, in my little head all of the "whatevers" are replaced with "whoever." As in, whoever is noble, pure, lovely admirable, commendable, excellent, worthy of praise. . .and there is only One that I can think of who meets these qualitifications: our Lord! What a comfort that is and what a refreshment to my soul knowing that Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today and forever, and these attributes contained in the Philippians passage are His in infinite measure (is that an oxymoron!?!) and eternally! How blessed are those who take refuge in Him. . .all the pretty, glittery things of the world grow dim in the presence of the Light of the World!

ODBD Shining the Light Challenge #114

With the fourth of July holding coming up, we thought we’d make this week’s challenge, “easy peasy”: ANYTHING GOES, as long as you use at least one Our Daily Bread Designs stamp

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 but you must 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 Friday, July 6 at 8 a.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!

Project Details

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Collection 9
Ink: Versa Mark, Ranger Distress Antique Linen
Paper: Metallics Bronze, Pink Pirouette
Designer Paper: Bo Bunny Vicky
Accessories:Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles, Memory Box  Tessatina Border, Madera Corner, Maya Road flower, Zva Creative gems
Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge 114

Blessings! jme ~ SDG


  1. Jan Marie, another stunning creation! I love the way you have added those negative parts of the border added along side the scripture...what a fabulous idea! Oh, and wait, that flourish corner... so beautiful! Have a blessed weekend! Hugs, Sabrina

  2. I can only repeat what Sabrina has said... the fragile looking die cuts, the wonderful scripture... this is beautiful to the eye and to the spirit. TFS

  3. Beautiful card and timely truth! I just finished quoting this passage to my dear husband via skype :0)! These memory box dies are just beautifully delicate and you use them perfectly!

  4. Your card is lovely Jan Marie! I want to thank you for all your lovely comments. I have very much enjoyed serving on the challenge team with you and I am sorry that life sometimes get so busy for me that I neglect to comment on my dt sisters wonderful creations.

  5. Another beauty Jan Marie!! I just love the color combo, your shading and all the combo of dies and embellishments used. Thanks for working so far ahead and being such a faithful ODBD CT member. I know you have been busy with your move and your efforts are greatly appreciated!!
    Have a great weekend!!

  6. I just love this Jan Marie!! Love the colours, dies and how you put it all together, awesome flower too to set it all off!

  7. Beautiful Jan Marie! The Verse, the colors, all those gorgeous dies! Beautifully done! Blessings! Kathy

  8. gorgeous, jan marie!! i love that little tessatina border peaking out at the top... hugs!!!

  9. Yummy Jan Marie! Love the warm colors and the dies are fabulous! Such a beautiful way to frame such powerful words! Praying for continued success in your new job! Blessings...

  10. Jan, darlin', this is one amazing card! Such cool, creative elements and I love the western desert feel to reflects your new stomping grounds, eh? Love it!!! Blessings, Angie

  11. Beautiful Jan Marie!!! Love every detail, and loved reading your thoughts on this fabulous verse! Hope you are settling in and doing well!
    hugs and prayers,

  12. What a wonderful verse and so beautifully showcased - Jan Marie I love how you have presented this.

  13. Oh this is one of my favorite verses! If lived out, this can be transforming! You've featured it beautifully, Jan! I love your color choice and details.

    Happy Fourth of July my friend! I hope your holiday is joyous!

  14. Well said, Jan! Whoever is the One that whenever those negative accusatory thoughts come can bring about victory so that we can have the mind of Christ. Beautiful card and verse!


Thanks for your encouraging words! Have a blessed day!