Sunday, January 15, 2012

Hymn Challenge #2 - Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

Hymn & Scripture Challenge #2's Hymn is Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus.  This wonderful old hymn is not one I recognized at all - probably because it's a Protestant hymn and not many of those have filtered their way into the Catholic hymnal.  Nonetheless, it is a beautiful hymn of encouragement.

I got my copy of the hymn from the library at Timeless Truths and printed it out for the page.  The verse at the top of it reads:

"Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God"  Heb. 12:2

I am forever having a million things on my "to-do list" and often it is a challenge not to get carried away with trying to get things done.  I am lucky enough to have been raised by a mother who taught me and often reminded me to turn to God for help in all things.  So when I'm insanely busy or when I'm just relaxing my thoughts often turn to my Lord in gratitude for His Presence in my life.

"For David says concerning Him: ‘ I foresaw the LORD always before my face, For He is at my right hand, that I may not be shaken."  Acts 2:25

Cardstock:  Bazzill – Walnut Cream
Decorative Paper:    Paper Pizzazz – 8x8 Vacation Collection; Canvas Home Basics – Burlap Sheet
Stamps:   OurDaily Bread Designs – Never Give Up
Inks, Stains and Paints:  Ranger Distress Ink:  Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy, Wild Honey, Crushed Olive, Bundled Sage, Weathered Wood
Accessories & Other Stuff:   Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Long Fasteners; American Crafts Ribbon; Hero Arts Buttons

Have a Blessed Day!


  1. Cheryl, are you doing 8x8 inch pages? It is wonderful whatever size it is!

  2. Your page is gorgeous! Thank you so much for including that verse in Acts, I really needed that today. Hugs, Sarah

  3. Very nice page. That fabric looks good.

  4. Love the burlap sheet - great page!

  5. Beautiful Cheryl, and love the burlap in the background. And it's always amazing to me the different hymns in different hymnals. I think we just need one HUGE hymnal with ALL hymns in them. Wouldn't that be fun! :) Thanks for sharing your great page. Blessings,

  6. What a lovely page, Cheryl! The burlap adds such a wonderful texture! Wonderful stamping too!...Nancy :o)

  7. Beautiful layout! Love the ODB cross stamp.


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