Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge.
ODBD Shining the Light Challenge #175
This week the Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge Team challenges YOU to an "It is Fall!" Challenge. Last month we wanted to see fall colors: this month we want to see your fall creations and not just fall colors. . .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. 27 at 8 p.m. EST. Complete details are available on the ODBD blog.
The theme of this week's challenge is "Fall" and when I think of fall, I think of the time change that occurs in most parts of the United States, so I made a card that's a little different than a traditional "fall" card. . .perhaps it should be called a "fall back" card! Funny thing is that we don't "fall back" or "spring forward" in my sunny, little corner of the world. We are always on AZ time! Regardless of where one lives, time seems to pass so quickly. I found this hymn by our nation's sixth President, John Quincy Adams, written in 1839.
Alas! how swift the moments fly!
How flash the years along!
Scarce here, yet gone already by,
The burden of a song.
See childhood, youth, and manhood pass,
And age, with furrowed brow;
Time was—Time shall be—drain the glass—
But where in Time is now?
Time is the measure but of change;
The past, the future, fill the range
Of Time’s unceasing round.
Where, then is now? In realms above,
With God’s atoning Lamb,
In regions of eternal love,
Where sits enthroned I AM.
Then pilgrim, let thy joys and tears
On Time no longer lean;
But henceforth all thy hopes and fears
From earth’s affections wean:
To God let votive accents rise;
With truth, with virtue, live;
So all the bliss that Time denies
Eternity shall give.
Words: John Q. Adams; sixth president of the United States
Written for the 200th anniversary of the First Congregational Church in Quincy, Massachusetts, September 29, 1839.