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Monday, August 16, 2010

Stampin' Sisters In Christ challenges celebrates!

You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 
        Romans 5:6-8



Our Birthday Blog Hop starts at the Stampin' Sisters In Christ blog! You'll want to start there and follow along. There are many blessings along the way and chances to win prizes, so we hope you'll join us! All of the blog links will also be there in case you need them.

Now you know a couple of my favorite verses. Romans 5:6-8 astounds me.  God made a way for all people to know Him and have a relationship with Him even though we don't deserve it.  We're not righteous people, not even good people.  We all know it's true deep down in our hearts. There's no power in ourselves to make us worthy of God's love.  But God didn't care about that. His love was higher, deeper, wider, & longer than all our sins. We mean more to Him than all our sins. He proved it when Christ died a death He didn't deserve in order to make a way for us to have that relationship with God, which we don't deserve.   He did the work that gives us the gift of eternal life. Amazing!

I'm thankful you were able to join us for the celebration of a year's worth of Stampin' Sisters In Christ challenges.  You'll want to go HERE to Linda's post as you continue on your way.  May God bless you today.  Hugs, Laurie

EDIT:  Hey, don't forget to leave a comment on the SSIC blog post for the Birthday Hop.  One fortunate commentor will win a $50 gift certificate to spend at the sponsor of their choice!!!
DP-Lemonade by Basic Grey
Sentiment-computer generated
Accessories-Martha Stewart corner punch

52 comments:

Heather said...

Gorgeous, a perfect colour scheme.

Randi said...

Laurie, what a beautiful verse and one to pause and remember always,. We are totally unworthy of all His love.

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Laurie - what a fabulous verse - I love all that it holds for us, thank you for joining with us today and for all that you share with us - what a blessing it is to know God! {{{hugs}}}

Grace said...

Hi Laurie! So good to see you again and your verse is just wonderful!!! This morning has been like a great devotion... such great words!!! Love your framing on this! So glad you were able to come back and join us!!!
Hugs,
Grace

Olga said...

Gorgeous verse and card. Love your layout and colors!

Nicki-twinklebug said...

Wow Laurie!I love the colors,verse,and the gorgeous paper!
Nicki

Wilfreda said...

This is so pretty. I love the colors that you used.

peggysue said...

The words you said are so true Laurie, how powerful the book of Romans and that verse really are! So glad you came out for the birthday blog hop, you have a lovely heart for the Lord.

Sassy Scrapin' said...

Laurie! Super verse to remind us, just how blessed his grace is!! We have a free gift that is out of this world (Praise the Lord!)

Becky said...

Laurie this is a wonderful verse. "When we were powerless" Christ. What a powerful word. Beautiful card.
Have a blessed day.

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful verse and card

Cindy Coutts said...

Laurie, this is such a beautiful message and card that you've made.

Helen said...

Very beautiful card, Laurie, just like you! I love the colors and those little flowers! Unconditional love is the most incredible thing, ever! I'm so thankful that you've reminded us today how much we're loved and that we don't have to do anything but accept it! Have a wonderful day!

MariLynn said...

Laurie, I love the colors that you used. Isn't it amazing that even though we didn't deserve it, God loved us and died for us. Thank you for the reminder! I hope you have a blessed day!

Miesje said...

So, so pretty and so, so true!

Kristine said...

Great verse with so much comfort! It makes life a lot easier, when Jesus died for us:)

Ceal said...

Laurie, what a beautiful card and I love that scripture, wow thanks for sharing . We serve an Awesome God!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Laurie!I love your colors,scripture,and that paper!Wow
Chris

Mary said...

Wonderful, wonderful!

Dani said...

This is so lovely!! Beautiful!

Kelly Massman said...

Beautiful card!

Lori said...

Beautiful card and thoughts!

Jessica L said...

A lovely card showcasing a powerful scripture. Our pastor just preached on this scripture last night. You're right...God's love is AMAZING!

Margaret said...

Lovely card and the verse is wonderful :o)

Angella D. Crockett said...

What a powerful message and gorgeous card! Thanks so much for sharing with us! God Bless!

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

very beautiful! lovely color and such a powerful message.

perezmom said...

Gorgeous verse and card! Thank you for sharing!

-Kristin

Elena said...

Laurie, thank you for sharing your life verse with us.

MaxineD said...

Laurie, thank you for your comments on this verse - they made it so 'fresh' to me. Love your art work too.

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful card!! I love the papers and the reminders in the verses you chose.

msfreida said...

The beauty of this verse matches the beauty of your card! Gorgeous design!

Kathy Winter said...

Very nice card Laurie!! I love the dp and the verse is great:)

Natalie said...

Wonderful Scripture you've shared! I love the book of Romans, I would have a difficult time choosing one verse, but you've certainly picked a fantastic one. Very pretty card!

Clare said...

Beautiful card, and a great choice of His word!

Wendy M said...

Lovely card and important message xx

Magi said...

Powerful words on a quiet,peaceful background! Thank you, Laurie! God bless . . . Hugs, Magi

Carol<>< said...

at just the right time...I remember in a bible study, how Jesus coming to earth was the right time in history..perfect timing.
it brought a lot of great talk and questions to the table.
thanks for sharing,
Carol<><

Sandee said...

Laurie I love your card! And indeed what an amazing verse! Thank you!

Chrissy D said...

HOW BEAUTIFUL - TFS!

Mickie said...

What a lovely card and beautiful verse.

Patti J said...

I feel like I've been to an uplifing revival! You gals are wonderful! Love your card, and your beautiful verse. Thank you!

Tami said...

just beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

MiamiKel said...

Such a beautiful card and scripture! TFS!

Shelly said...

Your card is so beautifully embellished. it's very pretty!!!

Jerusha said...

Your card is beautiful! Your verse is very powerful. It is amazing to think that someone loved us so much that they died for us...it is sometimes hard to wrap your mind around, but yet it is the focus of our salvation. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful card! xo

Fran, said...

So Amazing is His love..Thank you Jesus!
Beautiful card. Wonderful scripture.
Cheers

Traci S. said...

Laurie~
You are so right! He loves us despite ourselves, and He loves us, when we can't love ourselves! Amazing, isn't it?

Your card is a pretty way of showcasing this incredible Scripture! I love the dp, and the pearls and scalloped corners add such a touch of elegance to the card!

Thank you for sharing!

Remember~
He IS Able,
Traci S.

Jennie said...

So very pretty! Thank you for sharing that verse, it was an encouragment to me.

Vicki said...

Wow, thanks so much for sharing your card as well as that powerful verse! Really like all the elements in your design as well Laurie. Thanks for sharing with us!

HUGS!
Vicki

Catherine Kraft said...

Love your card and the color scheme you chose, some of my favorite colors. I'm so grateful that Jesus willing laid down His life for us. His forgiveness, His grace, His mercy. Thank you for sharing!
Hugs and Blessings,
Cathy

Monaliza Sena said...

Esse doce e um presente de Deus,muito feliz com a iniciativa de voces,beijos
http://ateliemonart.blogspot.com/

Deedee Anderson said...

The human mind boggles at this, doesn't it? That a perfect child was put to death to save the souls of so many imperfect children? Thank you for sharing this powerful verse today, and showcasing it so beautifully on your card!