A blessed Sunday to you... the first Sunday in Lent! I love this Holy Season. I love going to the special church services on Wednesdays. I used to leave work go to the noon services... there weren't very many of us there, and most were older retired folks, but I loved it! It was a "pause that refreshes" right in the middle of the busy week. But now Avery wants to go to the Lenten services, too, so that means 7:00 pm. That's just fine with me. I'm glad he wants to go!
Today's scripture inspired challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ is from lovely Laurie Gatton, who chose Esther 4:14 “For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?” The challenge is to make a card or project using a time piece or in some way denoting time or the passage of time.
As a Christian, I no longer believe in coincidences. I truly believe God has a hand in everything, and that in His perfect time, things happen as they should. I look back on all the major changes in my life... lots of them were precipitated by really difficult circumstances... but in the fullness of time, I could see that they took me in new and better directions.
Change is hard because it's scary. Even when we're not particularly happy, "it's the devil we know." But life is full of changes. Rest in the knowledge that change happens for a reason, and it's a good reason. Listen with your heart to what God is telling you and keep your eyes open to where He's leading you. Life changes... have faith!
My card follows the Crazy 4 Challenges 25 sketch. I couldn't resist using the Penelope SEI paper again... it's perfect for the cuckoo clock stamp from the Folk Inspired stamp set by Unity. I have a particular fondness for Scandinavian cuckoo clocks since my husband and I spent part of our honeymoon in Solvang, a Danish village located in Central California.
I hope you'll pop over to the Stampin' Sisters in Christ blog and read what Laurie has to share about today's scripture... and to see the truly wonderful cards the Design Team has created. While you're at it, why not play along in the challenge? We'd love to have you!
Have a blessed day!