Tuesday, March 17, 2009

SBS Lesson #2

This week's lesson at Scripture Scrappers is on love. Before I go any further, the Scrapbook Bible Study has a new site and it is a great growing community in Christ. It is a great place to gather inspiration from other great scrappers!

I have had a rough week at work. Working with children in foster care can be challenging, but I feel that I deal with the emotional parts of work pretty well. I try not to let work spill out into my personal life, but this one case has consumed my life since Friday. My attitude has been less than peachy and I have truly been challenged this week. Rather than give my stress and anger up to God, I held it in my heart this week and I really felt the effects of it. I am so grateful for Danielle and her lesson this week. Perfect timing, in my opinion. I needed to focus on Christ's love and bring His love back into my heart. I feel a lot better after praying about it and scrapping my layout about Christ's love. 

Here is my layout for this week:

I want to end this post with the way that I began my blog, with the Prayer of St. Francis:
Lord, make me and instrument of Thy peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.

What powerful words to try and live by. I know that I can sow love. I have faith!

Thanks for stopping by!


Maria said...

Hi, Rachel! This is beautiful scrappin´! Love the colors you have used. Hope you will have a better ending of your week at work. I pray you will. I have to copy that prayer. That is something to live by. By, by from Maria.

Ruth said...

You are indeed a busy lady and I am so happy you are able to share the reins with Danielle. You are very special.

Bless you, Ruth

Katamommy said...

Beautiful layout, thanks for posting that prayer!

Stacey Michaud said...

I hope your week gets better--you make such an important contribution!

meggygurl said...

I have Sarah McLachlan's version of that song, and I love it. :D

BTW hi! I am stalking you now.