Wednesday, October 31, 2012

October Challenge for COF

Wow, the end of the month caught me off guard today, I guess because it was Halloween. Sharon gave us a wonderful challenge for our end of the month challenge with our crafters of faith group. The scripture she selected is from 1 Thes. 5:16-18 -"Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." She challenged us to make a Thanksgiving card or a card of thanks for someone who has been a blessing to me. I have to say my COF friends have been a blessing to me this year. I was the  leader of a spiritual retreat at a Women's prison in September, and these wonderful women prayed for me and the women who were participants and also for my team members. The weather was unusually hot and we endured an un-airconditioned gym for 3 days, but I think these women realized that nothing was going to stand between them and God's love for them. We had 40 women attend and they have been faithfully returning each week to stay connected as a Christian community by attending our prayer and shares and the reunions. Thank you, COF friends, as these prayers were so very special to us all and are the soul of the weekend.

The pumpkins are a multi-layered stamp set from Kitchen Sink stamps, which are so unique and the images so realistic. The sentiment is from Flourishes.


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Darlene said...

Such a heartfelt post, Liz! And your card is made with the same thoughtful care. I just love the multi-layer stamp look and yours is so pretty! Dramatic colors on the background DP too. Very nicely done!

Barb said...

Liz--your card is so pretty. I love the layout you used and the bow is the perfect touch!

Carol W said...

This is a beautiful card Liz...your post is inspiring and wonderful as well...God Bless you in the inspiration you bring to those women...I know it can't be easy some days...♥

MiamiKel said...

Oh Liz, can you feel the love from down here in FL!! This is just beautiful, as always! You have such a flair for cards and such a wonderful creative side - love the big bold bow!

Thank you for your constant work IN HIM and all that you do to glorify our Savior - I pray for you often and think of you more!