Thursday, January 9, 2014

A Special Day

Today is a very special day! It's time for the first ever blog hop of the brand new Carriers of Faith group. Kelly, who is the one who organized this group, is the hostess this month, which means she gets to choose the theme.

Carriers of Faith is a bit different than the other groups I'm part of. It's not a "card-making" type of group. It is faith-based and once a month (on the 9th of every month) the challenge involves both a scripture verse and taking a picture of something based on the verse/theme and sharing it here on our blogs.

If you arrived here from Zella's blog, then you're where you should be. ;) However, if you came here just because you love me (and I'm glad you do!!!) let me encourage you to hop along with us by starting at Kelly's blog. I'm sure you will find the posts very uplifting.

Kelly's Challenge
January Scripture: "Be still and know that I am God." (Psalm 46:10)
January  Photo Inspiration: Spending time in stillness, in prayer.

First, let me say, I love that verse. It is truly one of my favorites because it reminds me that in the busy-ness of my life I simply MUST slow down and take time to spend with the Lord, listening to Him. When I spend time in prayer, it shouldn't be so much about the talking (I do love to talk!). After all, He knows what's on my heart. It should be about the listening to His still, small voice. That's a lesson I have to keep reviewing.

This is a picture of my open Bible and a Bible study guide at my kitchen table. I meet with the Lord here regularly. I plan to spend a while, so I also enjoy a cup of something warm to drink while I commune with my Lord. (Yes, that IS my favorite mug.)

God gently called my name and said:
"Be still and know that I am God."
May I never tire of hearing His still, small voice!

I am involved in the 100 Cards in 100 Days Challenge right now, so I also have a card to show you. I know that's not what a Carriers of Faith aspect, but I chose to make a card that kind of coordinates with the theme of this blog hop.

Here's the inside of my card:

One more thing before you continue on the hop... 
I actually almost chose this photo instead:

I spend quite a bit of time on the road, driving all alone and I find that it's a perfect time to spend praying (with my eyes open, of course!)

Now, be sure to head on to Carol's blog to see what she posted about the Carriers of Faith!

Here's the entire list of the blog hop in case you get lost:

Jeanette - me

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Quote: Our Daily Bread Pray
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock: Darcie Black, Stampin' UP! True Thyme, and Staples Ivory
Designer Paper: DCWV Timeless Type Paper Pad
Embellishments: Foof-a-La Buttons and Stampin' UP! True Thyme Ribbon


Barb said...

I love your post Jeanette. It reflects you and your faith and describes you to a "T"! I love your card too..............

Thanks for being a part of this new/revised blog group!

Stacy Sheldon said...

Love the deep rich colors of this Jeanette. and all the photos too!

Carol W said...

Oh Jeanette, I love, love, love your post. I love the card, the picture, the mug and the thought of having a coffee break with God daily. What a special time that is. I can identify with the time alone in your car. I too do this and listen to CD's with the old time hymns which I so love..thanks for sharing....♥

MiamiKel said...

It's Elvis! How lovely you added him to your post today - we know the fan in you and it's a wonderful addition to your fabulous post :) Great peek into your spiritual prayer life. You are dutiful and dedicated! Blessings to you!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautifully said- LOVE your picture of your study space and your flash of reality with your Elvis cup! LOL I got a CD for the car, but it is sooooo hard for your mind not to wander : )

kiwimeskreations said...

Thanks for your words - and your photo. I love driving on my own and singing and praying, not that I get to do it much.

Zella said...

Jeanette....I'm beyond words. Just know that you have touched my heart. Love you my friend!

Unknown said...

Great job! I love the way you take pics and the way you finish out the inside of your cards.