Monday, November 7, 2011

Remembering our first earthquake

Today is the first Monday of November and a new challenge at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.  Our challenge this month was perfect for me to document the earthquake that occurred in this area. 

CHALLENGE #10: Nothing speaks of God's miracles and blessing more than nature. God created a world full of wonders and they are all around us. In the Bible Jesus says that if the people stop singing God's praises even the rocks will cry out… Luke 19:40 (NIV) "I tell you," he replied, "if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out." Your challenge is to find His miracles in the natural world and what they mean to you. It could be through a beautiful landscape or the amazing intricacy of a flower. Open your eyes and camera to the created world around us. You may be surprised at what you find!

Scrap Twist – Re-purpose something to use as part of your layout. It could be a piece of vintage ephemera or an ad from your junk-mail. Or parts of packaging or other "non-scrapbooking" supplies. Get creative!

Materials used:  Studio Calico, American Crafts, Tim Holtz, ink

My re-purposing was the newspaper articles that I had clipped and enclosed in the pocket.

My journaling reads:  "Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practics is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.  The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it DID NOT FALL, because it had its foundation on the rock."  Matthew 7:24-25  I was on the phone with my friend from DE, our first time ever - as we were talking about homes her house began shaking!  We didn't experience anything yet our neighbors did.  We built the Lord's house as He commanded and it stood the test!

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  1. Love this story of God's faithfulness!

  2. What a perfect verse for this challenge and your situation. You home looks just beautiful Wendy. Based on what I know of you thus far, I can only imagine one is overwhelmed with the feeling of welcome, and warmth upon crossing the threshold :) I am so happy I had the chance to play along with you at SEM this month.

  3. Great layout and a great thing to commemorate!