WSC40: Cross Reflection

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May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. ~ Galatians 6:14

My submission for Beate’s sketch this weekend is in celebration of Holy Week and Easter Sunday. Here are some bold colors and Kim Hughes images to bring about joy and cheer! This was a fun sketch, and I know that Beate, CambriaCharmaine, Jenn, LaurieMary Jo and Sharon will have fun things in store, too!  Full supply list is at the bottom of my post. In celebration of my favorite holiday week of the year, I’m including a short reflection in this post.

Today (Friday 3/21/08) is Good Friday, the day remembered as the day that Christ suffered and died on the cross.  But Scripture tells us that he most certainly is not dead. In 3 days, on Easter morning we celebrate that He has risen from the dead and is alive! Earlier this week, I was studying a lesson on John 3:16 as it relates to Easter and I had one of those personal ah-ha! moments.  John 3:16 is generally noted as one of the most well-known verses in the Bible. The lesson was discussing the meaning of the first word of the verse: FOR.  In this case, translated as “this is how much” – so that the verse would read:

This is how much God so loved the world, that He gave his only Son so that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. ~ John 3:16

I admit that I have hoarding issues when it comes to paper-crafting supplies. Unless I buy embellishments or papers in duplicates, I am very hesitant to actually use them. I feel if I use something I really like, I won’t be able to replace it when I run out.  Here’s the fresh wind: God only had ONE Son. I’m so grateful that He had no hoarding issues when it came to giving up his ONLY Son to die on the cross, aren’t you!? Note: I am not equating my craft supplies and God’s gift of eternal life. It was just a correlation that struck me fresh. And, since I shared my ‘revelation’ in our adult Sunday school class, I have now acknowledge said ‘hoarding issues’ in front of Wes. Guess I’ll start digging through and using all that stuff I’ve been saving.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and are able to find joy in the Easter cross and the gift that God gave there, all because He has no hoarding issues.

  • Stamps: Bold Curls, Bloomin’ Beautiful, Boast in the Cross, Happy Easter – All Cornish Heritage Farms

  • Cardstock: Frosted Kiwi, Intense Pink – Prism and Cryogen White

  • Ink: Watermelon, Mountain Rose, Citris and Sunshine Yellow – Adirondack

  • Accs: Spellbinders Nestabilities, Rhinestones – Hero Arts and glitter

31 responses to “WSC40: Cross Reflection

  1. Lori, what a wonderful Blog entry for today. I really like how you connected What today means to this hobby-you know kind of put it into words we can relate to. Yes, I’m glad God didn’t have horading issues either. Your card is beautiful-so bright and cheerful! TFS!

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  3. Wonderful card, Lori! I love the fresh colors you used.
    Happy Easter to you and your family! Hugs and smiles

  4. Beautiful card, beautiful message! You are so right, my friend. Your words are well said and speak right to this hoarder’s heart! What a blessing *you* are!

  5. Gorgeous card Lori! Just gorgeous!

  6. What a lovely card and a beautiful reflection. Wishing you and yours a blessed Easter.

  7. Totally fresh and wondermous babe! Easter Blessings sweet friend. :)

  8. I love your card and all the bright colors. Thanks for the message too! It is so true!

  9. I love this! Thank you for being bold in your faith!

    Many Easter Blessings,
    M.

  10. Gorgeous card Lori! I love looking at what everyone does with Beate’s sketch! Happy Easter! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  11. Love your blog entry today Lori. Your card is amazing.
    Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Easter to you and your family.

  12. Well, you found a fabulous use for Bold Curls — LOVE this bright, cheery card! The sentiment goes perfectly, too. Loved your Sunday School story and hoarding — wonderful point!

  13. Lori, Bless you for your sharing about hoarding! I AM thankful that God did not hoard His son!! Thank you for your openness in sharing your faith, it should be an inspiration to all of us Christian stampers!
    LeAnne

  14. What a beautiful post, Lori…and SO true! Great card too. 😉

    Easter blessings!

  15. Fab…. Card love the colors you used…thank you for sharing

  16. Kerry Fitzpatrick

    Thank you for your blog today! It was very beautifully stated! All I can say is “AMEN and again I say AMEN!!!”
    Oh, the card was fantastic too and I’m on my way to “the farm” to get that stamp with the verse!! Happy Easter and may God bless you and the Spirit continue to enlighten you.

  17. Now it’s so funny that you say that. I do the hoarding too and you’re right – none of it is nearly that precious!! What a sweet way to bring us all together. You are a wonderful woman. Sometimes we just need a little perspective, right?? Thank God that Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas are properly timed to remind us!!!

    Hugs,
    Lydia
    http://www.understandblue.blogspot.com

  18. Amen! Thank you so much Lori! I love seeing your bold faith and love for Jesus! And what an amazing way to look at hoarding! I am so thankful that God didn’t keep Jesus all to himself! Where would I be without Him? Blessings to you this Easter!

  19. gorgeous! Love the colors and the card- but most of all love the reason behind it-Happy Easter- God Bless

  20. Gorgeous! Praise the Lord He is risen!!

  21. Very striking Lori! I really love how you blended all the different stamps together as if they were meant to be!

  22. Dear Lori,

    I was just looking at my carstock stash yesterday and it fills one whole corner of a closet. I told myself that I must donate some of it. But I also hoard–if I only buy one or a few, I am so reluctant to use them!!

    You are so very right that we are so blessed that God the Father does not hoard anything, especially concerning His gift of Jesus, our Redeemer. Praise be to a gracious God. Praise be to Jesus…HE IS RISEN!!

    Monica

  23. Beautiful card and message!!! Happy Easter, sweet friend!!

  24. Thanks for the bright and beautiful card, but even more so for your bright and bold message of the truth of Easter. What a blessing to read it. God bless you and your family! Happy Easter!

  25. This is beautiful! Love everything! TFS and Happy Easter! :)

  26. Oh My Word! This post is AWESOME! Thank you for that fresh wind!

    Where did you find that scripture stamp? I’m dying to know!!!

  27. This post is food for the soul … beautiful through and through. Happy Easter to you and to your beautiful family, Lori! Love the card too, btw.

    ~Tex

  28. Just wanted to stop by and wish you and your family a very Happy Easter!

  29. As a fellow hoarder, I SO get this picture! Happy easter, my sister!

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