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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Faith Song for His Glory Blog Hop!! Your Rx for the Day is.... :)

*** Welcome to the Faith Song for His Glory Blog Hop!! ***

Happy Wednesday to you all!! :)  Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today -- Now, let me tell you that you are in for a BIG surprise!! :)  My dear friend, Kari, is at it again...  She's gathered up some very special friends to share and glorify God in song! :)  If you like what you see here today, then I invite you to visit Kari's blog every other Wednesday for her Faith Song for His Glory series!!  Every other week, Kari will be inviting some very caring friends to share different faith-based songs and the projects inspired by these songs...  To give you a little preview, there are eight of us sharing our songs today.  So grab yourself a cup of coffee, tea, or orange juice, sit back, and enjoy some special moments with us....

If you are joining me from Susan, then you are in the right spot!!  If you're joining me from your dashboard or reading this via email, please be sure to CLICK HERE to start at Kari's blog as you won't want to miss a moment of the music!! :)

Those of you who already follow me may already be aware that Kleenex are sometimes necessary while you're visiting...  Some of you write me with the most lovely compliments and stories that also require Kleenex...  SO!  I have decided that today, I will start off with this little story, no Kleenex required....
Johnny’s mother looked out the window and noticed Him “playing church” with their cat. He had the cat sitting quietly, and he was preaching to it. She smiled and went about her work.
A while later she heard loud meowing and hissing and ran back to the open window to see Johnny "baptizing" the cat in a tub of water.
She called out, “Johnny, stop that! The cat is afraid of water!”
Johnny looked up at her and replied,
“He should have thought about that before he joined my church.”
OH MY!! :)  I certainly hope that made you laugh the way it made me laugh...  In all honesty, I could totally see The-Favorite-Nephew doing just this...  Sometimes I wonder how the Adorably-Cute-Sister-in-Law (seriously -- you should see her -- like a little doll!!) of mine manages that Obvious-Spawn-of-The-Brother-of-Mine (no, seriously -- you should see him -- The-Favorite-Nephew is an exact replica of The-Brother-of-Mine!!)...  Maybe this is why they don't have a cat...  Hmmmmmmm....

Okay, so on with the real reason you're here...  Kari asked me to share one of my favorite songs with you (and a project inspired by that song).  Wow.  That was really tough for me!!  Not because I couldn't think of a song, but because I could think of SO MANY songs!!  Here's the thing...  I have worship music on for at least half of my day every day.  I don't mean half of a normal work day either.  As soon as I wake up, I turn my music on, and depending on how much I have going on throughout the day, it's pretty much guaranteed that I'm still listening to music 8, 10, or 12 hours later...  That's a lot of songs to choose from!! :)  So how did I decide?  Well...  It's been a week.

As I thought about what my friends were going through, and as I considered things that I have been feeling, a few songs kept popping into my head...  And then ONE has been stuck there for days...  It's so incredibly easy to get caught up in all the YUCK of life...  There are bills to pay and work to do and kids to feed and chores to finish and......  Well, the list goes on, right?  If we focus on all the stressful things of life, we stop seeing the beauty around us, and that is so NOT what God intended for us...  So what if we stopped for a moment several times each day to remind ourselves of an important truth???  What if we took the time see all the beautiful things in our lives...  Including ourselves???  I challenge you to try it for just one day and see what kind of difference it makes...  If you end up feeling just as unhappy as you might on any other day, then you never have to do it again -- But if you end up realizing that life is just a little bit better because you found the beauty in your day...  Well, maybe you'll try it again tomorrow... and the next day, and even the one after that!! :)
So...  My project is a prescription...  You can take as many doses as needed and as often as needed!!  No worries about over-dosing here because taking too many will only bring you PURE JOY!!
This started off as an aspirin bottle (nothing works better, ya know)...  I covered the original label with some decorative paper (a little Mod-Podge helps to keep the paper sealed against the container), added the "Rx" label, and then......
.......filled this bottle with pre-printed strips of some of my very-most-favorite scriptures that will uplift me throughout the day and remind me that God shines even in the darkest of moments...  And that he's making my life so beautiful, beautiful...

If you cannot see the video above, or prefer to view it on YouTube, please CLICK HERE...

Thank you very much for stopping by during this hop...  It means so much to all of us that you are willing to spend a little time with us today -- I hope these posts will be a blessing to you.  Before I send you off to your next stop on the hop...  I do have a little goodie for one of you... 

It's a "Your Choice" prize!!  You can choose to receive a Blog Button/Badge designed by me OR one of my custom mini paper & embellishment packs (a package 6x6 paper with a selection of fun embellishments)...

To be eligible for my blog candy:
If you leave your email address (please leave it in SAFE scrapbookingwithamy at gmail dot com form), I will be happy to contact you if you are the winner; otherwise, you will need to check back after Friday, September 16th to see if you are a winner. No captcha here, so commenting is quick and easy!! :)

Now you can hop on over to your next stop: Brenda!! 

Here's a list of the entire hop, in case you get lost along the way or want to revisit anyone:

*** Please note that the following links will take you directly to each participants post if you are joining the hop later in the week!! ***




Faith Song Hop


1. Kari - http://purplefuntastickcreations.blogspot.com/
2. Susan - http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/
3. Amy - http://www.lovetocrop.com  You are HERE!! :)
4. Brenda - http://createbyburffrau.blogspot.com  Go here NEXT!! :)
5. Tammy - http://www.fromme2upapercrafting.blogspot.com
6. Gloria - http://omascrafts.blogspot.com/
7.Zenita - http://www.scrappinwithz.blogspot.com
8. Heather - http://craftymamaof2heve.blogspot.com/

May you having an inspiring day...  Until next time,

47 comments:

Dena said...

Such a cute project! You're right. Sometimes, we just need a little dose of His word to make everything all better!

Blessings,
Dena Jones

http://missdjones.blogspot.com/

Doris P. said...

HI Amy!! LOVE your creation of the medicine daily dose bottle!! I love this song and this video!! My favorite song(s) are so many BUT I really LOVE AWESOME GOD by Rich Mullins - this gets me pumped up!! Doris
parkernana5@cox.net
and ps.. (if) I win.. I would love to have a blinkie made for me.. don't know how to do it..

Zenita Smith said...

I love this project and may have to lift if for some gifts!!! Thanks so much for sharing. There are so many favorite songs that it's hard to pick just one but I guess one that stands out is an oldie "The Old Rugged Cross" because without that cross where would we be.
scrappinwithz @ hotmail (dot) com

DIANA L. said...

What a cute idea.
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Tammy G. said...

I love that project....So cute!!!

Rhonda Emery said...

this is the cutest love it you always make the cutest things. love love love it

Judy said...

Such a cute "pill" bottle:-) And inspiring hop. For a long time my motto has been "let go, let God" and that gets me through everything. I have had my share of mini-miracles and I am right now praying for my hubs to have a clear biopsy result next week:-) Bless you, Amy, you are a joy!! I am an old fashioned girl and my fav song will always be Amazing Grace -- tear up every time:-)
jejaeb(at)cfl(dot)rr(dot)com

Judy said...

Okay, Amy, I joined the Networked Blogs -- I hope:-)
jejaeb(at)cfl(dot)rr(dot)com

And TY for being the one who taught me this safe way:-)

Brenda said...

Oh Amy
I love the direction you just sent me into...I agree, we forget that we are beautiful, even though things are not always so. Thanks for reminding me of that. This is such a wonderful project, may have to "lift" it since I need the remembrance. LOVE IT
Thanks for the cute little joke too, I was hoping I didn't need to pull out the kleenex today.
I am so glad to be hopping with you and again you've lifted my spirits as always.
Hugs
Brenda
I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

SueNJ said...

Miss Amy. Can I please win that prescription bottle? I have to say that you never cease to amaze me. I too listen to the Christian radio station most of the day (especially now that I am not working) and even support the station. I cannot imagine being without music daily!!

As for my favorite "fun" song, it would be "This is the stuff" by Francesca Battistelli. I cannot help but sing along at the top of my lungs with that one.

Fantabulous project my friend and it is an honor to be in this group with you.

Be blessed today and always,

Sue B
http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/

SueNJ said...

I now follow you here, on Networked blogs and subscribed via email also. How bout we move this party to twitter too?? :D

Be blessed today and always,

Sue B
http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/

Cathy said...

I think everyone could use your prescription every now and again:)
Your video was beautiful, gave me goose bumps. My favorite song is by Josh Groban...You Raise me up. Always gives me goose bumps.
I am a follwer:)
cathyplus5.blogspot.com
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

Jean said...

This project is wonderful. I may have to scraplift this because it is such a great idea.

My favorite song from our church is Midnight Cry. I love to hear our full choir sing this song, it is just amazing.

Tami B. said...

Have you forgotten me? Sorry I haven't been by much lately. This is the best idea for a little pick-me-up gift for the girlfriends and for myself too. Now I've just got to find some bottles.
As for your question- my all time favorite...We Shall Behold Him by Sandy Patti and also pretty much anything by Hillsong, Phillips, Craig & Dean and...and....(you get the picture.)

Crafty and Green said...

Great Project! So creative!!

I have so many favorite songs and it's hard to pick just one, however, right now the song that keeps popping in my head and that I sing all the time and is my ring tone is Blessings by Laura Story!!

What if your Blessings Come Through Raindrops,
What if your healing comes through Tears,
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know you're Near,
And what if Trials of this life, are Your mercies in disguise!

Crafty and Green said...

Forgot to leave my email!

Many Blessings,
Tina

http://craftyandgreen.blogspot.com

tina.keller at Gmail dot com

McVic said...

oh my gosh Amy What a great idea!! I think I need to make one of these for my mom, and the Sunday school teachers! Sometimes they have a tough job! I dont really have a fav. song, but listen alot, music helps get me through tough spots.
kacee

Monique Barr said...

You rock this blog hop. I will need to do this

scrapinmamaof2 said...

Adorable Amy! I just love it. Such a sweet little pick me when someone needs it most.

Scrappin' Sista said...

Girl! WOW!!! So very creative. I love it. I need to get me one of those. Great job!!! One of my favorite songs right now would be Speak Over Yourself. http://youtu.be/2y6BHfaUUYo TFS and be blessed my scrappy sister!

Christel
http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com

Scrappin' Sista said...

I'm a new network follower gladly.

Christel
http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com

Carla said...

My favorite song is, Amazing Grace played on bag pipes..... I grew up with Amazing Grace being an almost weekly part of church, and I have a hefty dose of Scottish in my blood so the bag pipes just call to me, it's the most haunting and beautiful sound to hear Amazing Grace played like that....

I love your RX bottle, that is something that a lot of people could use in their daily lives. Thanks so much for sharing,


http://racincrafts.blogspot.com/ or
racincrafts at aim dot com

scrapperbecka said...

Amy I love your prescription bottle and what great advice you have given all of us! Very cute idea.
Becka

Vicki said...

Love your project. Think I'll make one for myself. My favorite song is "How Great Thou Art".


Vicki
vwilson577 at yahoo.com

Vicki said...

I am now a follower on networked blogs.


Vicki
vwilson577 at yahoo.com

Lisa said...

OMG, where do you come up with these fabulous ideas, Amy??!! This is so stinkin creative and awesome! You are amazing my friend! And I just love the kiddie joke!! I have so many favorite songs, but staying with the faith song theme, I love "Calling All Angels" by Jane Siberry and "Hallelujah" by Jeff Buckley :)

Lisa
http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

littlen said...

very cute idea. tfs.

callyannc said...

Love your RX! Thanks for sharing! My Fav is I can only imagine! Still sick but doing the hop! CallyAnn

April said...

Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus
ahighlandmom AT earthlink DOT net
Have a blessed day, April

April said...

I don't know where to leave my extra comment for becoming a follower, so here it is!
ahighlandmom AT earthlink DOT net
Thanks!

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

Your Rx is a fun idea. That is a beautiful song.

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love your daily prescription. The song is so awesome.
Kathy
Katsews at gmail dotcom

Dorcas said...

This is so amazing! I am totally taking this and using it! What a wonderful way to remind us of a daily devotion.

Dorcas

Mickey's Craft World said...

I love the video...God is Beautiful, Beautiful...I also love the project...perfect prescription!!!

My favorite song is "I can only Imagine".

Mickey
Mickeysworld01@comcast.net

Kim said...

Hi Amy, your posts always brighten my day (and always seem to have the right words for whatever issue I am dealing with), your creativity inspires me so much. I'm like you... I have music on all the time. I love all kinds of music, but 90% of the time I'm listening to Christian music. I have so many faves (I sing in a praise band and get to learn so many). I think right now my 2 favorites are "Your Great Name" by Natalie Grant and "Stronger" by Mandisa. The words speak to me in so many ways.

http://queenofquitetoomuch.blogspot.com/ OR...
kickerbelle^at^rr^dot^austin^dot^com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is such a super fun idea! My favorite song is Jesus your my superhero! My girls just love it so much so I love it!

shersl84bed said...

Fun project. My favorite song is Oh what a friend we have in Jesus.

Smiles Sher

KathyB said...

I love the prescription bottle and must use this for a very dear friend as well as myself! I am a new follower thanks to this hop and Zenita!

I am not real familiar with a lot of todays worship music as I am still new in my walk with the Lord however one of my favorite old time hymns is "I Love to Tell the Story"

Thanks again
kathybessey at gmail dot com

KathyB said...

I added you to my networked blogs as well :) :)

kathybessey at gmail dot com

Edwina said...

Hi Amy, I am a follower. I love your daily RX. It is wonderful to remember that in God's eyes we are beautiful. My favorite song is Have Thine Own Way Lord. Edwina Brown edwinabrownatcomcastdotnet

girlia said...

Amazing Job Amy!!!

Connie Gail said...

Can I say that I LOVE your project? I was so excited about it that I zipped out of the blog hop to email you (but came right back! lol!) The music of the song was beautiful and the words are true of God's mercy and love for his children...:O)

smyiow said...

Wow Amy! What an uplifting project! That would make an awesome gift! My favorite hymn of all time is I The Lord of Sea and Sky! It's been my fave for years.

my-o-scrappin.blogspot.com
smmyiow@gmail.com

Shawnee said...

LOVE this project. I need to make one of those. It will help on really hard days.
My favorite song is Blessed Be Your Name.

OmaGloria said...

You were on a roll with the laughter and then I had to watch the video and still ended in tears. I love the song you chose and believe me some days around my house I really need to get me one of those perscriptions.

Kelly S said...

I love this, Amy! What a wonderful idea.

Kelly
http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

{VICKI} said...

Not a moment too soon by Tim McGraw

vickidotdaltonatyahoodotcom

 
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