The challenge this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ is brought to us by our own PeggySue, who has chosen John 10:10 as our scripture for the week.
"I have come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly."
PeggySue's challenge to us this week is to:
"Use real or faux stitching, etc., somewhere on our card or project."
I love faux stitching, and as you can see, I've added it everywhere!
(Faux stitching, very abundantly!)
As our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp, I've chosen to use an image that can be found at their fabulous on-line store. You can find C.C. Designs, Nora on a Swing, here. I thought this image was perfect for depicting an abundant life. What could be better than spending an afternoon in all of God's beauty swinging in the breeze, with beautiful butterflies, leaves, and blue skies all around you?
I like to think that when the scripture above refers to having life more abundantly, it's almost like a life 'upgrade'.
For example, we can go to the car dealer on the corner, and purchase a 1970 pickup truck for $100. It will probably get us to our location. However, if we could buy a 2011 Lincoln MKZ for that same $100, it would still get us to our location, but we'd have a bit comfier, and probably much more enjoyable and reliable ride to our destination!
When we are born, we are given life, but when we accept Christ into our lives, our life becomes much more abundant.
Thanks, PeggySue, for really giving me some food for thought this week. This was a very interesting verse when studied from beginning to end.
For this week's full devotional by PeggySue, and for all of the challenge details, please visit the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge.
Hugs and Blessings,
Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, EK Success Border Punch, C.C. Designs Image, Ribbon and Flowers from Michael's, Koh-I-Noor Colored Pencils and LOMS, Zig Millenium Pen for 'stitching'.