CLICK HERE FOR PARTY BOXES ‘N FAVORS KIT STORE LINK Abigail Scott DESIGN Studios utilized Audrey Jeanne’s Tropical Clip Art kits to make these fun and useful Crafting Kits. They will be on sale for 20% off from now through the month of August for your Summer party and special events use.
CLICK HERE FOR CAN & CANDY KIT STORE LINK These three kits made up the June/July Candy Club selection at The Daisie Company, so check your records before purchasing to avoid duplication! However, now they are broken up into three separate kits so if you are only interested in Altered Paint Can kits, or candy wrappers or gift bags, you can purchase only the kit that you will use.
CLICK HERE FOR GIFT BAG N TAG KIT STORE LINK These kits were created with Weddings in mind. A tropical theme for Summer weddings is a common one and these kits could create an entire Wedding Decor theme. The Toblerone box can be turned into a place card by adding the name of the individual attending. Use the matching clip art kits to create anything else that you might need to make the Wedding truly a unique and special affair!
SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY:Col 3:7-14 You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. Here there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. NIV
COMMENTS: Each culture has its ways of teaching that often vary. In the Hebrew culture (see the Proverbs) contrasting good and evil, foolishness and wisdom was how values were taught. They showed the negative very clearly and revealed the Godly truth equally clearly. In our culture we decline to state that things are clearly right and wrong, and I believe it leads to a lot of our cultural confusion and powerlessness.
No one will achieve the peaceful, joyful Christian life who does not first learn what God considers wrong (evil) and right (good). He knows what will work in our lives and what will lead to destruction. There is nothing He forbids us from doing that will ultimately bring good long-term results in our lives. He really isn’t a “meanie!” I encourage you to study His guidelines and choose to remain within them, your life will be soooooooo much better and more peaceful if you do!
I also love the imagery of this section of Colossians, Paul uses the visual image of clothing. We put on and take off our clothing and we do the same with our actions. This implies an act of our will is involved. We have to choose to change and then in Christ we will have the power to put off anger, rage, malice, slander and filthy language. In the same way we can “put on” compassion, kindness and patience! But it’s important to remember that we can do nothing apart from Christ.
PRAYER: Lord, help me to change my wardrobe! Help me to put off the old nature and take off the old habits that are so destructive to my life. Help me also to decide each day to “put on” the good character qualities that you desire me to walk in. Help me to be as excited at this wardrobe change as I might be to shop for a new shirt or dress.
I know that I am powerless to work lasting change in my life, but that through the power of the Holy Spirit living in me I can be conformed to the image of Christ and walk in His character traits and nature. Please Holy Spirit come work in me to make the changes God and I so desire. AMEN