Hello dear friends! Svetlana here to bring you January's Main Challenge. Life is not always filled with smiles and laughter - sometimes there is time when we feel sad and our hearts are broken. But it doesn't matter how big our problems are, God is always near to lift us up and give us hope.
This month’s challenge is to scrap about a "not-so-happy" moment in your life.
The scrap twist is to include a bird on your project. To me it is a symbol of freedom. We can choose to be free by receiving peace from the Lord into our hearts in any circumstances.
It is very easy to be thankful and see God's big and small everyday blessings when things are going smooth in our lives. But it is in the time of trouble we need Him the most.
"In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world" (John 16:33).
It may be just one of those days when everything seems to be so much bigger than you. Maybe it is season in your life when you need to learn some hard lessons. Or maybe it is something so big when your world seems to fall apart because that person whom you love so dearly is not near anymore... or not coming back... but take heart - there IS ALWAYS hope in Him. You can be sure of that!
While I would like us to look for blessings in the hardships, your take on this challenge shouldn't be hard. You can scrap anything you think of in this line: it can be a photo of your crying or just-a-little-bit sad child; it can be a story about a burst tire in the middle of nowhere...or you can express your feelings and preserve some special memories about a loved person
who passed away.
who passed away.
I feel I totally missed the mark with the theme of this challenge...I did a layout of my son who is shown being very sad at having to leave the amusement park!!
anyway...please head on over to SEM and link up your take on this challenge. Svetlana did an excellent job and I look forward to seeing your creations!