Tuesday, December 24, 2013

We celebrate not the birth of a baby

. . .But the incarnation of God! Emmanuel: God with us!

And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2: 8-11

ODBD Shining the Light Challenge #184

This week the Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge Team challenges YOU to an "ANYTHING GOES WITH ODBD STAMPS."  This is a two-week challenge!
 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, Jan. 5 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 
Robin Clendening

Our King and Judge

He reigns! While we celebrate the first coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and His birth, we must remember that though He became as us, He has always been and will always be the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Even now, He is ruling and reigning bringing all things into subjection until that grand and glorious day when He comes again! And this time, it will not be as meek and lowly infant offering salvation to all who will repent and believe, but as the righteous judge.  Are you ready to meet Him?
Thou Who Wast Rich Beyond All Splendor
(Click the title for a beautiful rendition of this hymn)
Thou who wast rich beyond all splendor,
All for love’s sake becamest poor;
Thrones for a manger didst surrender,
Sapphire-paved courts for stable floor.
Thou who wast rich beyond all splendor,
All for love’s sake becamest poor.
Thou who art God beyond all praising,
All for love’s sake becamest man;
Stooping so low, but sinners raising
Heavenward by thine eternal plan.
Thou who art God beyond all praising,
All for love’s sake becamest man.
Thou who art love beyond all telling,
Saviour and King, we worship thee.
Emmanuel, within us dwelling,
Make us what thou wouldst have us be.
Thou who art love beyond all telling,
Saviour and King, we worship thee.

Project Details

This project was for a tea at our church. As hostess for one of the tables (a cowboy themed table of course!), I wrapped up the ornaments that were being given in little packages and used Our Daily Bread Designs Stamps to decorate the inside card and outside tag. 

As a closing note, this is my last project as a member of the ODBD Challenge Team.  I have been so blessed to serve for two years and will so miss the daily chats with my "sister sticks" and our "boss lady" Kelley. I am most thankful for all of the behind the scenes encouragement as well as the encouragement from our faithful ODBD supporters and sisters in Christ.  It has been a joy to serve and I look forward to seeing and encouraging the new Challenge Team members! Blessings!

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Blessings! jme ~ SDG


  1. What a special table setting gift to give! I love the little packages and the stamps used to create everything!!
    Merry Christmas!
    Blessings to you!

  2. Oh, Jan Marie! First of all, you have been such an inspiration not only through your beautiful cards and creations, but through your gift of encouragement with your words of hope and love through Christ! We all will miss you in our behind-the-scenes times of encouragement and fun, but we know that you will continue to shine His light brightly wherever you are and whatever you do. This is one fabulous project, and I am certain this was a big hit at the tea! I just love tea parties, and this theme is a delight! One of the biggest attractions to ODBD for me is their wonderful Scripture stamps, and you have used them well in this project and in so many of your work! I love you, precious sister, and I'll be visiting you here and looking forward to seeing your posts in the future. And one day…we will meet again..forever, precious and dear friend…for His glory! Merry CHRISTmas! Love, Cheryl

  3. First may I say, Jan Marie, you will be so missed at ODBD. I have so enjoyed working with you over the past two years!! Your friendship, your love for the Lord, your gift of encouragement, and your creative inspiration, have been such a blessing to me!!! I pray that God will continue to guide you and the love you so enthusiastically share will be with you in whatever you do!!

    Your project is so creative!! What a great favor at your holiday tea!!! I love your colors, the cowboy theme and your use of all the verses!!!! I am sure the recipients loved them.

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent, love for the Lord and your friendship. Keep in touch. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Have a blessed New Year. May the joy, hope, and love of Christmas be with you all year long!! HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  4. You will be missed at ODBD and am so glad our time has overlapped at ODBD.

    Love your project and hope your tea went wonderfully! May you have a wonderful New Year full of hope and blessings.

  5. Jan Marie this is such a wonderful project! I Love it! We will miss you so much but so glad we can keep in touch! Happy New Year my friend!!!

  6. Jan Marie, these are just so beautiful as all of your cards and projects are. You are so talented and I always enjoy visiting your blog and seeing all the beauty in your creations. Wishing you the best year yet! Happy New Year!

  7. Jan Marie, I love your style! This is a gorgeous project from the stamped images right down to the gorgeous twine tied envelopes. I'm so excited to be on the CHACB design team with you!

  8. Love your work and can't wait to work with you at Gloria's blog!! Blessings

  9. where is the Believe die from? love everything about it what a great idea

  10. wonderful gift packaging and ornament! I would love to know where you found the baby Jesus ornament?


Thanks for your encouraging words! Have a blessed day!