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Apr 07

In Christ Alone….

In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song
This Cornerstone, this solid ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm

What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My Comforter, my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand

In Christ alone, who took on flesh
Fullness of God in helpless Babe
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones He came to save

‘Til on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live

There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave He rose again

And as He stands in victory
Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Bought with the precious blood of Christ

No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From a life’s first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny

No power of hell, no scheme of man
Could ever pluck me from His hand
‘Til He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I stand

Wishing you a Happy Easter from all of us at Jubilee Creative Studio!  He is risen indeed!

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Nov 29

Wishing You HOPE — JUBILEE GIVEAWAY

I had an idea for a Christmas-y letter wall hanging but couldn’t decide what word I wanted to display.  I considered the “fun” Christmas words like JINGLE, JOLLY, and MERRY, then the more traditional Christmas words like JOY and PEACE, but none of them seemed right.  So I just sat and thought about Christmas for a while.  What is the one word that sums up all that Christmas is and was at its birth — or maybe I should say HIS birth?

The word that I finally landed on is HOPE.  Hope was born in a stable.  Hope made its appearance in a filthy, smelly place.  Hope for all mankind entered the world to the sound of donkeys braying.  Talk about humble beginnings!

I don’t know if I’ve ever felt completely hopeless.  I’ve felt HELPless many times but I can only imagine the complete despair that must accompany the feeling of hopelessness.  I am so very thankful that I know the true HOPE that Christmas represents.  Hope for freedom, hope for purpose, hope for love, hope for renewal, hope for life, hope for peace, hope for joy, and hope for Heaven.  It was truly a world without hope that welcomed the tiny Son of God that first Christmas night.

In the rush to decorate, bake, clean for guests, and buy gifts we urge you to place JESUS at the center of all you do.  Be reminded of Him when you notice the soft Christmas lights reflecting off glass ornaments late at night, when you smell cinnamon and warm apple fragrances in the shopping malls, and when you hear the stirring Christmas carols whose words are so often sung but so rarely contemplated.

We at Jubilee Creative Studio wish you a Christmas season filled with Love, Joy, Peace, and HOPE.

We’ve got a lot to give away during this holiday season — starting NOW.  There are several new Christmas projects on the Weekend Projects page.  Today we are highlighting the Celebrate Jesus Placemat and the Celebrate Jesus Pillow.  There are instructions and more pictures on the project pages.  We want to give away one of these placemats to a blog reader.  You can use it as a placement at the head of the table or on a hall table or side table.  Enter to win by leaving a comment on this post.  You can leave any (appropriate) comment but if you can’t think of anything then simply tell me where you will be spending Christmas this year.  I’ll be with my family in lovely Northwest Arkansas!  Entries will be accepted until midnight CST on Saturday, December 3rd.

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Jul 31

Those P:31 Girls

Congratulations to the three winners of the Celebrate Jesus iron on rhinestone transfer, Jennifer L, Nancy M, and Stephanie C.

We have a new Bible cover pattern available as a digital download!  This is an easy project and the pattern includes instructions for three unique Bible cover designs.  These would make perfect homemade gifts for friends and family.

Speaking of the Bible, I wanted to share a fun little commentary on Proverbs 31 that a friend of mine wrote on her blog.  I’d link to it but I think she prefers to remain anonymous.

Those P:31 Girls

10 Who can find a virtuous and capable wife?
She is more precious than rubies.
11 Her husband can trust her, –not to cheat at Monopoly
and she will greatly enrich his life.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life. –Except that one day she accidentally shot a nail gun at his foot which was probably his fault anyway for standing so close…

13 She finds wool and flax
and busily spins it.
14 She is like a merchant’s ship, –wait, is he calling her fat??
bringing her food from afar. –oh...does Taco Bell count??
15 She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household
and plan the day’s work for her servant girls. –Ahh, so that’s the secret. God, if you want me to be a virtuous wife I’m going to need some servant girls, pronto. This is probably why we don’t see any mention of the virtuous wife cleaning her house.

16 She goes to inspect a field and buys it;
with her earnings she plants a vineyard. –This girl is big on investments! When was the last time you bought something that could generate more income for you? Does a Mac and Adobe Suite count??
17 She is energetic and strong,
a hard worker. –”Energetic.” Proof that the virtuous wife drinks coffee.
18 She makes sure her dealings are profitable;
her lamp burns late into the night. –Cutting coupons, no doubt.

19 Her hands are busy spinning thread,
her fingers twisting fiber. –crafty lady!
20 She extends a helping hand to the poor
and opens her arms to the needy.
21 She has no fear of winter for her household,
for everyone has warm clothes. –and crocheted scarves.

22 She makes her own bedspreads. –Note to self: make a bedspread.
She dresses in fine linen and purple gowns. –Proof that God wants me to go shopping and buy pretty things! (It doesn’t SAY that she spun & dyed the thread before hand-stitching the gown herself… she could’ve bought it!)
23 Her husband is well known at the city gates,
where he sits with the other civic leaders. –Is an awesome husband required to be a virtuous wife? I suppose she was first a virtuous girl with many offers of marriage who made a discerning decision.
24 She makes belted linen garments
and sashes to sell to the merchants. –Obviously a professional in her field. Probably sells on Etsy, too.

25 She is clothed with strength and dignity, –Where has all the dignity gone?
and she laughs without fear of the future. –Laughter required. Worrying banned.
26 When she speaks, her words are wise,
and she gives instructions with kindness. –With kindness, not shouts, rolling eyes, and exasperated sighs.
27 She carefully watches everything in her household
and suffers nothing from laziness. –Which reminds me of a project I need to finish…

28 Her children stand and bless her. –Do nieces/nephews count? Because they think I’m pretty cool.
Her husband praises her: –Hubby, are you getting this??
29 “There are many virtuous and capable women in the world,
but you surpass them all!”

30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; –and plastic surgery looks fake;
but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.
31 Reward her for all she has done.
Let her deeds publicly declare her praise. –Reward her? Ok, Hubby, I like gift cards, shopping sprees, date nights, flowers, Bliss cupcakes…

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