January 2, 2012

{HSCRC12} Hymn #1 Amazing Grace 1/1/2012

Happy New Year everyone, This year one of the many Challenges that I have decided to take part in is one hosted by Patter cross, she is awesome. you can read the Entire article on her blog, http://triplethescraps.blogspot.com/ come one come all bookmark her blog and work along even if your not a scrapbooker, your can just journal the entire year and have a great time in Dec reading thru you entries.

Copied and pasted from Patter Blog: Questions, what is your answer ?
So, do you know God's amazing grace for yourself? If not, why not? Will you not only accept the gift of His Son but unwrap it and live fully for Him? If you do know His amazing grace, how about your family members and friends? How might God have you share the gift with them this year? And how are you extending grace to others through kind gestures, forgiveness, a pleasant surprise, a smile and loving words when least expected, etc.? How can you bless someone this week by extending God's grace to them? God meets us where we are, and He wants us to meet others where they are with compassion. Pray about ways you can do that.

My Journaling - I remember going to church as a very young girl with my great auntie, and almost every Sunday they would sing Amazing Grace, it grew to be one of my all time favorite hymns. Even the newest version of today sang by CeCe Winans "Amazing Grace what would I do without Grace" that also an awesome song.
When I think about God's Grace.What would I do ? what would I be? without his Grace. God gives me new Graces everyday, And I thank Him so much, I stay faithful because I truly know it could have been much different without his Grace. Spreading God word is the work of all of us, I love to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ either thru the Sermon Notes ( from my awesome Pastor Dr. T.L.Carmichael Sr.), thru the daily word, or on  my  facebook page or even in my scrapbooking layouts. I often find myself scrapbooking and journaling more and more about Christ and Spiritual related theme, to God be the glory for working thur me to spread the word.

Blessing People thru Encouraging words! - I try my best to encourage people everyday. I feel so much better when I can encourage someone and they feeling better than before, I truly think God uses me to bless other, Not always finical lybut Thur an encouraging word. Blessing come in all shape and sizes, so when some in the body of Christ tell you your going to be RICH, don't think Money..... In God kingdom RICHES could be RICH in Health, Blessing, Spiritual Riches these are some thing money can't buy. When I tell my testimony to some people and they feel better, It's touches my heart, and my heart goes into an instant Praise Dance.  It's not about me, I know without God's Grace on my Life I would not be able to spread his word. It's not easy spreading the word there are always people that wanna challenge you but, I tell them try him, try GOD and he can make a difference in your life if you stay Faithful and truss in him.

I thank God for all my spiritual gifts (highest 3) Craftsmanship, Faith, Service, I'm not surprise by them at all. That's what spells Barbara.....

Ephesians 2:8-9 "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—-and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—-not by works, so that no one can boast."
Ephesians 1:6-7 "To the praise of His glorious grace, which He has freely given us in the One He loves. In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.

Front cover -
I'm using a Paper Bag mini album.. bind by me (bind it all) and made with red Lunch bags.
Hoping I'll have enough space on the pages to journal.
 Inside front cover
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~Love Barbara~

8 comments:

Sarah said...

Your mini album is gorgeous! Thank you for your inspiring words. I'm really looking forward to participating in this challenge. Hugs, Sarah

Sue Althouse said...

Wonderful post and a beautiful mini album!

Cheryl said...

Love the paperbag album! Beautiful art and inspiring words! {hugs}

Patter Cross said...

Oh I absolutely love how you did the title on your page with the music behind it. And what a beautiful cover! Just wonderful! It is all so beautiful! Blessings to you!

A-M said...

Lovely artwork - your book cover looks so nice.

NickelNook said...

Really pretty page, Barbara! What a great idea to do a paperbag album! I really like your cover too! Thanks so much for your sharing!...Nancy :o)

Liz Williams said...

I love your album. I haven't gotten that far yet. I just got started with my page. Maybe something will come to me after a few weeks into the challenges. I love your idea of a paperbag album. I look forward to checking back in every week to see what you have added. Blessings to you in the new year.

Susan M said...

A beautiful page and a fantastic way to create your album!