Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Thankful for the Blood of Christ

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Once before…
I lived apart from God.
I was an outsider.
I lived without God.
I lived without hope.
But now…
God made Christ Jesus to be our peace.
He came and preached the peace to us.
He is the reconciler.
He made Jesus the cornerstone.
I am saved and redeemed.
I am bought by the blood of Christ.
I am part of His family.
I am an insider in His kingdom.
I can go to God the Father through Christ in the Holy Spirit.
You are saved and redeemed.
You are bought by the blood of Christ.
You are part of His family.
You are an insider in His kingdom.
You can go to God to the Father through Christ in the Holy Spirit.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

To Be THANKFUL is To Be Truly Content.......

NEW CHALLENGE COMING NOVEMBER 1st!
 

Thankful For Who We Are

There is a saying, "We are who we think we are." My question to myself is, "what do you think of who you really are?" I searched for the answer to that question until when I was 21 I found the answer who I really really really am!

This is the answer:

Thankful for who you are #thankfulness #1000gifts

We are as believers of Christ, redeemed by God's grace to His own, this is who we are. 
God leads us and even covers our back.
God blesses us and shows us His favor.
God made us so wonderfully complex, no one is exactly the same, not even twins!
God made is His own workmanships!

David knew that truth very well. I do, too.

I am thankful for who I am in Christ.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

We Are Having a Design Team Call!

I am excited to announce that we are having a Design Team Call!
We would love to have you apply for our January 1 to April 30, 2014 Design Team! All e-mail applications are due October 25th by 11:59pm, EST.

We are an inspirational challenge blog. We want you to consider what God is doing in your life, and all   around you, and scrap about it. He has blessed us with such wonderful talents and we believe we should glorify Him with what we create. We feel many are experiencing God every day and may not take notice. We have two challenges per month.  Our main challenges inspire you to spend time with God as you scrap.  Our second challenge is based on sketch!  We have a lot of fun at SEM and would love to have you join our team!

Requirements
1 layout per month as an example for our Main Challenge 
1 layout per month for our Sketch Challenge
**Posting those layouts on our design team blog (We can help you!)
*Plan and post one of the Main Challenges or Sketch Challenges during your 4 month term.
*Post 2 additional posts during your 4 month term. (I will assign these ahead of time)
*Participation in our DT private Facebook Group 
*Participation in our Scrapping Everyday Miracles Chit Chat group on facebook 
*Participation in events such as blog hops, facebook group games, crops, etc.
**Experience/ease posting to a Blogger blog and scheduling posts. (This would be helpful!)
*Please consider being willing to supply 1 prize pack for 1 of the challenges during your 4 month term.  This prize pack can be from your personal stash, something newly purchased, or product from your personal scrapbooking business! 
*Become a follower of this blog

 
Selection Process
 
Part 1
Apply for the DT by October 25 by sending an email to mrsme6th@bellsouth.net   with  DESIGN TEAM CALL   in the subject line.
Please include:
1 - Name, country of residence, and a little bit about yourself.
2 - Brief statement of faith
3 - Link to your blog
Part 2
On October 31st or before, everyone will be contacted with the results of the call.  I will then need a headshot  and a "Meet Design Team Member........." paragraph about yourself as a Christian scrapbooker, papercrafter, etc..  to go on the blog for the DT Call announcement.   

We can't wait to hear from you!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Ephesians 3:11 God's Eternal Plan For Everyone

Hi Everyone... Helen's here :) Today I would love to share with you some thoughts on God's word... 



God’s plan is eternal for He himself is eternal God. His salvation plan is for eternal. Can you imagine that if God ever had set a certain time for everyone to repent? I would be lost. Thankful that He is so patient with us & waiting for everyone to repent and be saved.

God has planned us, His Church, to GO, SHARE the Gospel & DISPLY God’s wisdom to the world. Often we feel safe & comfy just being in the church, don’t want to step out of our comfort zone. Honestly, I feel safe for my kids to just be in church environment & Christian communities all the time so they won’t sin. But how do I know what is exactly in their hearts? But God know. Can I know what they will do before hand? no! But God can. He has their future in His hands & He is the one who plan their lives. I cannot control the future but He does.

What I am trying to say here is that keeping ourselves away from the world (we are still lhere, on earth!) is not gonna keep us holy and righteous. God himself with His grace who saved us from who we were before (Ephesians 2:11-12). God makes us holy. God makes us righteous. God makes us who we are in Christ. And he has a purpose when He call us , adopt us into His family, saved us. He has planned for us to go, share the Good News with the world, and display His wisdom & love to the world so that they may know who He is.

If we just be in our comfort zone all the time, then how these unsaved, unreached people will know who God is and what Jesus has done for them?



This one God spoke to me personally this morning. That I have the access, He has opened to door for me to enter His presence, why didn’t I go boldly to Him, instead I keep everything inside my heart? There are things I cannot share with others, just don’t know how to say it. I even do not know how to pray about it.

But here’s the truth for us to know that:

  • Through Christ, I have the way to Go to the Father (John 14:1-14). That is absolute promise of God.
  • God give me the Holy Spirit (John 14:15-30), the One who will pray foe us in our weakness according to the will of God (Romans 8:26-30). That is the work of the Holy Spirit in us, believers.

Don’t you just love how He KNOWS each of us so well and know exactly each of our need right now? Oh Yes He always answers you every time you seek Him,talk to Him and wait for His answer.
And…one more reminder for me and you….
So please don’t lose heart because of my trials here. I am suffering for you, so you should feel honored. (Ephesians 3:13)
Yes I often lose heart when I was in trials. God command me not to lose heart in the battle for He is with me and it is all for the benefit of His glory and others to come to know Him. Our sufferings and trials are for His glory to be made known. In our weakness, God is there and He reveals His power for the others to see that God is God, the sovereign One.
I cannot stand by myself in the trials, and for that I really need YOU to pray with me and for me, so I can stand in His promises! Would you be praying for me?
(Re-post from Living My Given Life)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Sunday, October 6, 2013

We're Taking a Little Break...

The Scrapping Everyday Miracles blog will be taking a hiatus for a time, as Nicole, the founder/group leader is dealing with some serious health issues. We really don't know the time frame on this. But there are tentative plans for someone else to possibly take over for awhile...we will keep you updated!

The Design Team has completed its current term, so you will not see any new posts for this month (and possibly longer depending on what happens). As soon as anything is decided, we'll post here.

We will keep our Facebook "Chit-Chat" page open as long as people use it. So please continue to share, ask questions, post praises and prayer requests on that page (SEM Facebook Chit-Chat Page). If you're not a part of that group, please go and request an invitation & we'll get you added.

And please, keep Nicole in your thoughts and prayers. With Love & Blessings, Cara

Saturday, October 5, 2013

September Winners!

Happy Saturday everyone! It's Jessica here today with winners of our September challenge. Thanks to everyone who entered! Our top three this month are:







Congrats ladies! Lovely projects!!

And now our prize winner, selected randomly from all of our entries.  She will be receiving a prize pack put together by our very own Helen:



Our winner is...

Amanda R!!!

Congratulations!!
to claim your prize.