Wednesday, January 7, 2009

His Holy Name '09 Holy

While blog surfing last night, I stumbled across a wonderful blog: Triple the Scraps by Patter Cross. She has a weekly Bible study/stamping challenge this year called His Holy Name 09. You can click on the link on the right side of my blog to get more info. The challenge this year will be a weekly Bible study based on an attribute of God. There's also a forum over at Splitcoast dedicated to this challenge. This week's attribute is Holy.

Last night I sat down with my NIV Bible and a chapter-by-chapter Bible Commentary. It was so great to read the Bible with a purpose, instead of just reading it randomly! I used my Bible's Concordance to find verses that talked about God's holiness. When I found a verse I liked, I would look it up in my commentary. It's amazing to think about God's holiness in comparison to our sinfulness. That fact that he still loves us is truly incredible!

The verse I chose is 1 Samuel 2:2 "There is no one holy like the Lord; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God." This is from Hannah's prayer, after she gives Samuel, the child she prayed for, to the temple to serve God. The fact that a mother could rejoice in a holy God at a time when most people would be mourning at this incredible loss is amazing. Here is the page that I created:

I had so much fun making this scrapbook page! It's one of my most favorite creations to date! One reson I love it so much is the colors combo. I love anything with green and brown. Any shades. Today I used Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, and River Rock. I also got to use some of my favorite retired DSP from SU!, Brocade Background. I'm almost out of this paper and I will be sad when it is all gone. I also love how much texture there is on this page: felt flowers, grosgrain ribbon, poly twill ribbon, brads and buttons. All the things required to make a fabulous page! I totally CASEd the layout from the SU! Fall/Winter Idea Book and Catalog. Page 91 I think. I just changed the paper and stamp set. The layout is pretty much the same. I hope to find a nice 12x12 frame and hang it in my hallway for awhile.
When I was finally done making this page, (with all the stops of housecleaning and homeschooling, it took the better part of the day!) I felt completely satisfied. Kind of like how an author must feel after writing a book. It's so exciting to create!

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

Two Happy Stampers said...

What a nice page! Great topic!