April 30, 2009

Renew Me - Challenge

This layout was done for the ETG April BOM Challenge. In honor of Spring, the BOM Challenge theme for this month was Renewal. What is something you do for renewal of your body, mind, soul, environment, etc.? This can be anything--the time you take for yourself, something you do just for you--whether it be daily, weekly, monthly, etc. Or--did you just renew your environment? Possible examples: redecorate a room in your home, plant a garden, or even a new purse or new shoes that make you feel refreshed and renewed, etc.; anything with the Renewal theme! So use your imagination on this one! This challenge is worth 25 points, with a Twist: If you use the word "Renew" or "Renewal" in your LO title, it's an extra 10 points!

So, I truly think the thing that renews me from the inside out, in the depth of my soul daily is truly my relationship with Christ. When I prise him in song, in his word or through lo's such as this. Christ certainly has renewed me in ways that are beyond words and how could I resist not doing my lo on this.

First I just LOVE this pic of Jesus with the lamb and knew as soon as I found it I wanted to use this on my lo. I kept this very simple and let that beautiful pp from K & Company do most of the work for me. I did cut some of the background pp out and let it lay over the pic and then I cut another piece that is to the right with the bluish flowers and glued that down. My title says it all. My journaling are words from the song by Avolon "Renew Me". This was what instantly came to my mine when this challenge was presented. I love these words and what else can I say, this is exactly what he has done for me over the years and still does for me daily, the journaling reads "So renew me, remake me, Undo me, Unbreak me, Come into the empty spaces, Of my broken places, And consume me, Complete me, Pursue me, Redeem me, Let Your Holy Spirit living through me, Renew me, I need you to renew me" just love those words