Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Praise His Glorious Name. . .

"Our God, we give you thanks and praise your glorious name." 1 Chronicles 29:13

ODBD Shining the Light Challenge #131

This week, the Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge Team challenges YOU to craft a holiday project: Thanksgiving or Christmas, your choice!
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, Nov. 25 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!
Rosemary Dennis  * Jan Keen * Kathy Roney  
and. . November Guest Design Team Member Barbara Pace

Project Details

This year, for the first time in many, many years, Thanksgiving dinner will be at our home. I'm so excited (and a little bit nervous, too as this is the first time we've had "company" in our new home!) In preparation, I've made a few place cards for my guests. I wanted to have a bit of fun, but also properly acknowledge the source of all blessings: our sovereign Lord!
Before the Lord gave me a new heart and a new purpose in life, Thanksgiving was my least favorite holiday. It was always cold and dreary, the days were short, turkey was on the menu, and I'd eat too much and feel miserable.

So what's changed? Me, by the grace of God. The scales are removed from eyes; my deaf ears are opened; the heart of stone replaced with a heart of flesh: in short, I have been transformed and am a new creature!! Now I LOVE Thanksgiving, even though it should be our way of life as Christians and not reserved for a single day of the year, especially since there is no way to get through the list of things for which we are thankful in a single day!
There is certainly not room in this blog post to even begin my list, so I will include only that for which I am most thankful. I am thankful to the Lord for purposing to save a people unto Himself for all eternity, through Jesus Christ, the only mediator, the only Savior, the only way of reconciliation!! I am thankful for His amazing grace!! 

Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving Day as you reflect upon the manifold goodness of the Lord!

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs: Randi's Song and Thank You
Ink: SU Dusty Durango, Early Espresso; Ranger Distress Antique Linen
Paper: Kraft, Old Olive, Dusty Durango, Naturals Ivory
Designer Paper:  None
Accessories: Spellbinder Labels 17 and Memory Box Tender Leaves dies, Cuttlebug owl embossing folder; computer

Blessings! jme ~ SDG 


  1. What a beautiful project and beautiful devotion! Love the colors and elegant feel to this project! Praying you have a marvelous Thanksgiving! Hugs and blessings...


  2. What a wonderful project to have for your Thanksgiving guests, Jan Marie and a heartfelt testimony of your faith! I pray the day will go well for you all there! We so have so much to be thankful for! Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving! Blessings! Kathy

  3. What a beautiful Thanksgiving project Jan Marie!! So soft and elegant with the colors and embossing!! How fun to make place cards for your Thanksgiving guests!! Your family will love them!! I love your words of faith and how it has changed your life. You are such a light my friend. Thanks for sharing!!

    Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  4. Jan Marie...this is so pretty...what an awesome Thanksgiving card!! love your soft colours!!

  5. what a lovely project, jan marie!! i bet you guest really enjoyed them... hugs!


Thanks for your encouraging words! Have a blessed day!