Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Working for the Lord

Good Morning! I'm so happy that I get to share another page of my desk flip book today! I started my book as part of the Scripture Challenge hosted by Lori. You can find the details here in her original invitation.

It's brought me so much joy to able to work on this project, so Ephesians 6:7 was the perfect verse to add this month. Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. What an awesome reminder!

This past weekend was a great example of Ephesians 6:7. God has opened doors for my church, Christ Community Church, to partner with my school, Chesebro Elementary. I call it my school, but really I'm just the Office Assistant. ;) God brought me to Chesebro late last school year, in mid-May. With a population of 260 some students, more than 65% of our families are low-income. It's simply impossible to work there and not feel the desire to do something for, and with, the students and their families.

Over the weekend, my family, along with a dozen other church members met at the school to host a pancake breakfast fundraiser to help send the fifth graders on an overnight field trip to a nature center. It was a wonderful morning of fellowship and service!

My older boys were flipping pancakes, making juice, washing dishes and asking, "what else can I do?" From the kitchen, amongst the cracking of eggs and sizzling sausage came chatter and laughter from busy church members. Fifth grade students happily served guests. My younger children were busy making new friends with some of the kids from Chesebro that they'll go to middle school with in the coming year. The cafeteria was buzzing with families from the school and the church visiting with each other. And with God's blessing, in just a few short hours, we raised what was needed for the trip. Praise God!

I hope you'll take some time to join in the scripture challenge this month. If you do, please be sure to leave me a post with a link to your design! Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day! :) ~Patti

Project Details
Stamps- SU! Garden Collage
Paper- Basic Grey Periphery, SU! Old Olive & Whisper White
Ink- SU! Chocolate Chip & So Saffron
Embellishments- Dew Drops, Primas
Other- SU! Pastels


Angel W said...

I love your page, Patti. This scripture is one I try to remember and remind my children.

Lori Craig said...

Oh Patti ~ one of my all time favorite SAB sets from SU! Love your bird! Your coaster is beautiful! TFS - blessings!

Anonymous said...

I will always love that bird stamp - in fact you make me want to dig out. Beautiful way to display such a wonderful verse for our everyday lives!


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stampmonkey said...

That is one of my favorite verses -- and I what an awesome and touching story you shared as an example of its meaning! Beautiful scripture page too! I admire those who participate in this scripture challenge and wish I had time to do so myself. Until then, I guess I'll just have to keep admiring the beautiful and inspiring work of those who do...like yours. ;)

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

Beautiful Patti! And right on the day too - I am so impressed! I got my verse picked today - a completely different one than I was going to choose for this month. And then a conversation with a faith sister confirmed the choice! Now to get my project stamped! Thanks for sharing!

Jamie Martin said...

Beautiful page :)

nancy morgan said...

Beautiful verse and project!!! It is similar to mine...I guess we're both focusing on working for the Lord : ) ... that's a good thing!

Jen Glover said...

I love your page! So beautiful. Here is mine: http://www.coconutscrapbooking.com/gallery/p.php/170

Thanks for sharing, your blog is lovely!

Corie said...

Love this -- so beautiful!!

Priscilla said...

I love this verse, Patti. It is a great reminder that all we do for our families is not only a blessing to them, but also to the Lord. Makes cooking almost a pleasure...


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