"And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh." Matthew 2:11
"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?" Matthew 7: 7-11
Randi chose beautiful scriptures this week. These scriptures remind me that Christmas is all about giving. That is why it is my favorite time of year. I get so caught up in the spirit of giving to others and I love to see others' expressions when they receive a gift. I always try to give to the less-fortunate, because I am so blessed. I want to pass on my blessings to others. We should give as God so willingly gave us the best Christmas present ever - his son, Jesus Christ. I don't know how he made that sacrifice, but I'm so thankful he did. My prayer this week is that we may always remember the true meaning of Christmas and keep the spirit of Christian giving in our hearts.
The challenge this week is to make a card, layout, or other project that includes images of gifts or giving gifts.
Here is my card.
I used the Spa Key Ingredients from Taylored Expressions and the Birthday Chic set from Unity Stamp Co. I also followed a Taylored Expressions card sketch from a few weeks ago.
That's not all I have for you today. Oh yes, the fun is just beginning! Do you know who else *loves* Taylored Expressions? Lisa Hjulberg does!! In fact, it's her birthday today!
The Stampin' Sisters in Christ design team is throwing a special blog hop birthday party for Lisa today. One of Lisa's favorite actors is Johnny Depp, so I'm bringing a poster of him to the party.
Here ya go, Lisa! :)
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you liked my card and enjoyed my little celebration for Lisa. Your next stop on the hop is Ceal. Also, don't forget to stop by Lisa's blog and wish her a happy birthday!
Also, we'd love to have you play in our challenge at SSCC this week so be sure and check out all of the beautiful inspiration from our design team.