The Gifts of Grace Bible Journaling Page and Restoring a Vintage Stamp

 In First Corinthians 1:4-9 Paul teaches on the gifts given to us by the Lord - gifts given in abundance to keep us in the long walk of life until we see Him.  That he knows what we need when we need it.  What a comforting thought.  Of course, this hinges on our trusting him.  If we don't trust, we won't be able to navigate the narrow path. The narrow path would be the easier one to navigate; it would be if there were no obstacles lying in the way of the flesh. We have to trust him to hold our hand and direct us on that path. If we stumble, He is faithful to help us up and onward.  The broad path requires no assistance, and everything dangerous is hidden until a person falls so severely that they can not get up again and realize their ruin too late.

I wanted to emphasize all the gifts needed in my journal entry. So, I used a stamp that came to me in a "lot" of rubber stamps.  At first glance, I thought it was a Magenta stamp.  It is an Art Impressions stamp from 2002.  The rubber was a bit crispy, and I knew it wouldn't make a good impression.

I simply sanded the surface with one of my pencil/paper stump sanding tools.
I gave it a quick sanding, wiped it with glycerine, and let it sit overnight.

It worked perfectly.

I stamped this image multiple times and then cut it apart.

I did a tip-in of the verses. Using an 'Underwood' font and 

Markers for dots and ribbons, and a little bit of Stickels.

I hope you take the time to read and reflect on the verses in 1Corinthians 1:4-9
I look forward to seeing you on the Narrow Path with your load of gifts!

Ginny M


wonderful thoughts on trusting Christ, Ginny - and I love how you have illustrated that He equips us with 'gifts' to navigate life. Thanks for sharing how you revitalised the stamp
Ginny Maxam said…
Thank you Maxine! You always encourage me!! Hugs!

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