Friday, September 2, 2011

CPC Gems Of Inspiration #4

Happy Friday everyone! It’s time for the September Gems of Inspiration scrapbook challenge.

During the past couple weeks I've survived several natural occurrences, or as some people refer to them, natural disasters...the suffocating smoke from the Great Dismal Swamp fire that's been burning for weeks in Virginia, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake, and Hurricane Irene. While sitting in silence in the dark (we were without electricity for awhile due to the hurricane), the following scripture came to mind...

"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance." James 1:2-3 NIV

So maybe instead of calling these things disasters, we should look at them, perhaps joyfully, as trials we must go through to strenghten our faith. We cannot control their occurrence, but we can control our response to them.
Are we fully relying on God to get us through, or is our faith placed elsewhere?

My inspirational gem for this month comes from the scripture, and the challenge is really simple...create a layout about something or someone that brings you pure JOY!!

I was inspired by this gem to create a layout of my 2 Tims, who always bring me great joy.

BoBunny Timepiece patterned paper, stickers & brads
Our Daily Bread Designs Each Minute and Clock stamps
VersaFine & Tim Holtz Distress inks
LC Wildflower Font
LC Nesting Circles  L-CC-001
QK Nesting Label CC-SHAPE-6-027

I can’t wait to see how this gem inspires you.

Please use the keyword GI04 when uploading your layouts to the CPC gallery. If uploading elsewhere, please use CPC GI04.  Please also link your layout to the CPC Blog post here.

1 comment:

  1. Gemiel Thanks so Much! I love your layout. This would be a perfect Gem to Scrap about.