Friday, December 7, 2018

Conquering My Fears

It's the 7th of December which means it is time for me to post my card for the Crafters of Faith group's monthly challenge. This SCS group is comprised of women who love the Lord and also love crafting. Each month one of us chooses a Scripture verse and shares a corresponding theme. We all create something and share it on the 7th of the month. It can be any form of crafting. I usually do either a Bible Journaling entry or a card. This month I chose to make a card.

I also am the hostess this month, so I chose the theme. This is the I challenge theme I chose...

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people." (Luke 2:8-10)


Let's focus on a part of these verses that do not directly relate to the Christmas story, even though we are posting in the month of December. The challenge is to focus on the words: “Do not be afraid.” You can use an image of something that you have a fear of (for instance, for me it might be snakes), you can try a technique/fold/etc that you’ve been afraid to try before because it looks too intimidating, or you can take some other approach as long as it has something to do with fear or the lack of fear.

After I chose the theme, I tried to think of what direction I would go. Hmmmm... I guess I could have should have thought of that before I posted my theme, but I didn't. But it's all good. I figured this out.

I am afraid - should I say terrified? - of heights. Seriously, I am. So the image I chose is not somewhere you would find me. Nope, I'm not going to the edge of a cliff unless there is a VERY sturdy guard rail to hold onto, and even then it's a bit doubtful.

But notice the sentiment on my card: You can change the world, girl! To me that's all about conquering my fear - with God's help, of course. I want to be a world changer. That's why I conquer my fear of heights and get on airplanes. Yep, I don't like to fly - surprise! Does anyone who is afraid of heights like to fly?? But I get on planes and go up, up up (way. up. in. the. sky.) so I can fly to far-off places on mission trips, changing my world. And changing myself, too, in the process.

I hope the other Crafters of Faith like my theme (and my card). I can't wait to see what they made, too.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamp Set: Unity Beauty in Everything stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Recollections Black and 110# White and SU Hello Honey CS and Paper Studio Big Stripe Black/White DP

Distress Ink (for sponging around edge of image): Ranger Antique Linen 

Embellishments: Tiny Brads from an unknown vendor


kiwimeskreations said...

A beautiful card Jeanette, and thank you for sharing your fear... that one is not one I have to contend with, thankfully.

Barb said...

This card is just stunning! Great Colors! I love the challenge you gave us this month!

Lynn McAuley said...

Gorgeous card for this wonderful challenge, Jeanette!! I am not afraid of heights, but am terrified of the ocean. I love walking beside it, but being out in the middle of it! I don't know!!!