Sunday, March 21, 2010

Scripture Challenge, Neighbor

My last catch up word for the Scripture Challenge is Neighbor. The main verse Patter brought out in her study was Romans 15:2, Each of us is to please his neighbor for his good, to his edification.

I know who my neighbor is in context of this verse. Everyone, not just those in close proximity of my home. My neighbor is the greeter at Walmart and the person who checks me out at AC Moores. My neighbor is the person next door who lost her husband to my best friend who holds me up to the Lord and is a much better friend than I am.

What drew my attention most was how I could “please his neighbor.” I sure some company for my next door neighbor, showing my friend more love and pray more for her, smiling and letting the person at Walmart and AC Moores know what a great job there are doing are all things I could do. I can make a list, complete the task and cross it off and move on to the next task. That, in my study, is not how I am to please my neighbor. My heart and attitude makes me want to please his neighbor without a “list.”

  • The lessons I pulled from this study is that to please my neighbor I have to
  • Put myself aside. This is hard for me. I’m very self-centered.
  • See others more than I see myself. How many times have I said I’ll have time tomorrow because of something I wanted to do?
  • Be a blessing. Being a blessing is not expecting a return for what I do. No kudos, no awards or pat on the back. Being a blessing is putting others first.
Here is my ATC for Neighbor.

I want to send you to a very cool Esty seller. Elaine Jackson is the owner and artist of Bird and Flower Designs.  I purchased these paper dolls that are multi-cultural, versatile, and cute as a button. They are .pdf files and work great on Photoshop. I resized to make it fit the ATC. I can wait to use it on my layouts. The price is very reasonable and I received my download within the hour.

Ingredients

Paper Dolls-Elaine Jackson, Bird and Flower Designs
Digi Paper- Seriously Pink by Poppy Andrews
Background Stamp-Artful Legacy
Rub-on: Glitz Design
Flowers/Pearls: Prima
Other embellishments: Making Memories Findings
Inks: Crushed Olive and Wild Honey Distress ink; Ranger Sepia Archival Ink
PSE

News
For those living on the East Coast AC Moores has received nearly the entire line of Tim Holtz Sizzix Die Cuts. Grab your coupon and head on out.

For those who do not live near an AC Moores how about a giveaway of one of Tim’s Dies? I’ll be announcing a giveaway on Tuesday. Be prepared to be Dared! In the meantime unKit is giving away one Tim Holtz Sizzix Die on her show tomorrow unKit Live. You can find the details out at Sudie's site unKit.

Today is the last day of Artful Legacy’s cool giveaway. Don’t miss out. Leave comments for the design teams’ project to be eligible.

Gratitude List
1. encouragement for Jay
2. a nice time with Steph
3. love for Vanessa
4. Bob
5. God’s grace in my life

12 comments:

  1. I loved your thoughts on "Neighbor" and your beautiful ATC cards. I have to zoom in to read your blog when I come here though. I wanted to share a youtube Christian clip on Neighbor that I saw this morning. I thought of you right away!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HXzRwiIaC4

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  2. I have the opposite problem Debbie. I put everyone else first and I put myself very last.

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  3. Those are wonderful!!1 Great job~

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  4. What a wonderful ATC!

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  5. I adjusted my settings now your blog is coming in nice and big for my old eyes! LOL

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  6. I liked your little sermon! This is something we need to remember as we go about our day each day, thanks!

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  7. Very nice job on your ATC Debby! Thank you for sharing!...Nancy :o)

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  8. Your art is so nice... cute idea with the paper dolls.

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  9. Love everything you wrote, what GREAT reminders! your ATC is adorable!

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  10. Debbie! Great job on "Neighbor"! :) I love the points you made!! *Love how you used your photo on the lady! Beautiful! :) (Also have enjoyed hearing from you on Create Scrapbooks LIVE!)
    Blessings, Vanessa F.

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  11. cute projects! Love your take on the neighbor challenge!

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