Sunday, November 7, 2010

Swing Your Heart Out

I am absolutely in love with language.  I love the fact that through it I acquire knowledge, I am able to communicate with those I love, I am able to discover what I fear and don't enjoy.  I have had the privilege this year to work with an outstanding group of students that also are falling in love with language. :)  They think it is so much fun to insert an "and" instead of a "but" and see how the entire sentence acquires a new meaning.  I think it is the same in our daily lives with many things...  It takes but a second to change the definition of many "well-known" concepts, yet there is one that has always remained the same since I came to know the Lord: NOTHING ELSE MATTERS BUT HIM!

With this in mind I created this layout for my children.  I want them to know that everything they do must be done wholeheartedly.. even swinging from a swing at the park. :)  In the journaling I have included the following:
"Oh, that you may know Him and the power of His resurrection-that you may press on toward the upward call of God in Jesus Christ.  (Philippians 3:10, 13-14)"

My desire is that the Lord would be everything to my children and that they would discover that if they swing their hearts out for anything other than Christ, then it will be purposeless.  May you too find yourself "swinging" through life with a clear understanding that it is through God that we are able to reach peace.

You can read a bit more about the creation of this layout by clicking on this newsletter link.

Love in Christ,


PS: This layout was created using Nuts About Sketches Weekly Sketch.  It is being used also for the following challenges:
1. My Paper Tree house (Bible Challenge)
2. Fantabulous Cricut
3. Triple the Scraps

Cartridges used: All Mixed Up and Don Juan


Jean said...

Very nice layout! Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB.

Val said...

Gorgeous layout!!

BrendaB said...

This is such a sweet page! I love the photos, and the message behind the page!

Leinad said...

My friend, I missed you Saturday, but heard you all had a blast! So glad to see that you got some scrappin' done (lol!). Great layout with beautiful pics of your kiddos!

A-M said...

This is a lovely page and I pray that your children will cherish the words you have shared and taken them to heart as they grow up.

Paper Tree House Studio said...

Thanks for all the nice comments ladies! They truly mean a lot!

Leinad, it would have been so much fun to have you there... Save the date for the 4th... It too will be a blast... :)

Angji said...

Great colors and pictures! Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB!

NickelNook said...

Oh this is FANTASTIC! Thank you so much for your sharing! I so agree...NOTHING ELSE MATTERS BUT HIM!!...Nancy :o)

PenLight said...

Welcome back Nana, it is good to see you again! Especially with this wonderful layout! Yay for Fantabulous Cricut!


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