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We are a circle of friends from all across the world who have been brought together through our love of Jesus Christ and our desire to express our faith in creative ways. Faith Sisters has been created to help you leave a legacy of faith. It is our hope that you will find inspiration in the challenges and the artwork created by our design team and our members. We encourage you to participate in the challenges, forums and post your creations in the Faith Sisters Gallery!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Faith Discovery Challenge #3 - {Your Family Legacy}

Wow, I can’t believe January is almost over! Since the start of this year, I’ve been incredibly filled with so much joy and excitement to see so much growth and inspiration in our community. The more I see, the more I get blessed and encouraged by what God is doing. There’s so much to praise Him for! The gallery has been overflowing with so much creativity and talent that I can hardly contain myself! In the forums, we’ve built friendships and gained so much support from people all over the world. With all of our challenges in gear, I’m sure God is working in your heart to have a deeper relationship with Him. You may find that you’re reading His word more, learning to trust in Him more, seeking His face in prayer more or whatever changes have occurred because of these challenges, we thank the Lord for them because that is exactly our desire for our all our sisters here. We hope that what you get out from our challenges will open doors to your faith and help you to boldly share them with others. After all, we can’t keep these pages all to ourselves but, to share it with those that are important to us and to future generations. I truly believe that the gifts and talents we have are to be used for His glory in bringing everyone to know His love through His son Jesus. And that is the purpose of our ministry, so be reminded that your layouts are God’s way of planting seeds. Seeds that will produce a harvest, so be prepared! Let’s continue to praise Him and give Him all the glory as we continue to create, inspire, and bless each other through faithbooking!

Last week’s challenge was about CHANGE. This topic was something God laid in my heart not only for you but, for me as well. To my surprise & to God’s divine purpose, many of you shared the same thoughts and feelings I had which was very encouraging to know that I’m definitely not alone. And as human as we are, God’s grace is definitely sufficient for us in time of weakness. I know we can never be perfect but, we can always try out best to strive for excellence as we learn more about the life and character of Jesus. Like Paul, we are all pressing toward the mark of perfection, but none of us has arrived. {Philippians 3:13-14 – “But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward.”}. Such a wonderful reminder to me that even though we may make mistakes or fall short of what God expects of us, He encourages us to keep pressing on and not give up. After all, He is the potter and we are the clay and if we yield to His spirit daily, He will work out all those changes in our heart and life as we persevere.

Okay, for this week I decided that since one of our talented CT members, Anne, is having a publishing call for her faithbooking column in Scrapbook News + Review, I thought it would be a great opportunity to incorporate it into this week’s challenge and also get Faith Sisters’ name out there if you layouts get selected! The theme for this call is based on layouts about family and your faith. The deadline for the pub call is set for Jan. 31st but, you can submit the layouts for this challenge at anytime. For more details about this call, you can check Anne’s blog and over in our forums.

Challenge #3 – Scrap a layout about how important your faith is to you and your family and anything that showcases why you faithbook. Basically, it may even be a layout that you’ve already created in your faith albums or for previous challenges we’ve had here in the past. But, if you feel like creating another layout to add on to those albums, this gives you another chance to do that. Family memories are always being built and I’m sure we can never run out of ideas to scrap about our families and our faith. Also, I thought if I were to have a limited number of days left on earth, what would my last thoughts, hopes, and dreams be for my family? Something to think about….

Here is my layout:

Credits here.

This week's freebie is a little element that coordinates with my upcoming kit "Tender Heart" soon to be released in the shop! Enjoy!
Download freebie here.


All That Chit Chat said...

So true when you say that we are to use our gifts to glorify the Father and that what we are doing is planting seeds. I always pray that the Lord will use my work to plant seeds and win souls. I one case, one of my best scrapping buddies was inspired by my work and began to ask me about salvation. She has now given her life to the Lord and is born again. So, sisters, be encouraged and continue to glorify the Lord. Ask Him to use you and He will add the increase.

Dahlia, I thank God for your anointing and I'm holding you up in prayer! Abundant blessings to you!

Anne House said...

Dahlia- Great topic, and timing ;-) Thanks!! ~Anne