SALT - contentment

Hazel's turn this week, she says...

Contentment

I was drawn to Philippians 4, particularly verses 11, 12 and 13, where Paul says:

'I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.'

I find this both a comfort and a challenge. Some of us have been, or are going, through difficult circumstances and yet God is so good and his grace is sufficient for us in the most difficult times. And when we look at some parts of the world, we are so conscious that we have plenty. In this regard I find the parable of the sheep and goats in Matthew 25 to be such a challenge.

I've wanted to make a litle "brag" type book for Tom for ages, he always asks me for photos of the children he could put in his wallet. Also just started reading a book by Francis Shaeffer, a few pages in, and already so challenging. Reminding me that God has blessed me with so MUCH! and that I should strive to live an unmaterialistic life.

Made this concertina mini album, and have written various Bible verses on it.

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Ingredients:
CS by TLC, Craft Robo cutouts, Gel pen, Adirondack paint dauber, old lace, Prima flowers and ribbon by American Crafts.

6 comments:

Lythan said...

this is such a wonderfully put together brag book. The love and thought behind it really show through

Hazel said...

Absolutely inspirational and special - and so beautifully crafted

esther said...

the effect of the colours are amazing! like the sea?! Amazing what you can fit onto something so small, and still remain as beautiful and as thought provoking,. Love how you have threaded the circles- let me guess craftrobocop?!

hiddenart said...

I just love how this all fits together. What a delightful little package.
amanda

Beth said...

Hi Ruth love the little package that you did for Tom je has a lot to brag about that man of yours!xx

Maggie Ann said...

A timeless treasure!

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