I apologize for not having blogged for ages; I've been very busy. But here I am, off work for the Easter break, with one card for four challenges.
The challenges are:
DYNAMIC DUOS #45 - Pretty in Pink / Regal Rose (Edited: Oh dear, I'm sorry...I've just realised I used Rose Red by mistake so I'll remove my card from this challenge. Apologies)
All supplies are Stampin' Up! apart from the base card.
Regal Rose and Pretty in Pink card and ink
Thought for the Week
As always, I like to use the CASology word as a jumpstart for my wee thought and as I've said above, the word is 'HOPE'.
This word is a favourite of mine because, although it is only made up of four letters, it contains so much positivity. Here is what Wikipedia says about HOPE.
Hope is the state which promotes the belief in an outcome related to events and circumstances in one's life. Despair is often regarded as the opposite of hope. Hope is the "feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best" or the act of "look[ing] forward to something with desire and reasonable confidence" or "feel[ing] that something desired may happen". Other definitions are "to cherish a desire with anticipation"; "to desire with expectation of obtainment"; or "to expect with confidence". In the English language the word can be used as either a noun or a verb, although hope as a concept has a similar meaning in either use.
"In many traditional Christian texts, the word is an indication of certainty and a positive expectation of future reward. “Hope” in the Holy Bible means “a strong and confident expectation.” Though archaic today in modern terms, hope is akin to trust and a confident expectation".
There is a chorus we sometimes sing in church which goes like this...
'My hope is in the Lord
who gave Himself for me;
He paid the price of all my sin on Calvary.
For me, He died
For me, He lives
And everlasting light and life
He freely gives'.
The words 'He lives' are especially comforting for the Christian because we know with assurance that our Saviour no longer hangs upon a cross but after His death He rose again on the third day and now He lives for ever in Heaven, praying for us and preparing an eternal home for His Blood -bought people.
Remember this at this Easter time.