I stamped the dove on the same patterned paper as the background, and embossed in blue pearl embossing powder. Love the effect of the pearl EPs - suits the softness and peace of the dove.
As I stamped and embossed on PP, I also submitted this to 2 Peas in a Bucket's Holiday Thinking Inking challenge (here)
With a story to end - I can't find any reference to the author. Would appreciate if anyone could enlighten me.
Not long ago I heard a story about a young man and an old preacher. The
young man had lost his job and didn't know which way to turn. So he went
to see the old preacher.
Pacing about the preacher's study, the young man ranted about his problem.
Finally he clenched his fist and shouted, "I've begged God to say
something to help me, preacher, why doesn't God answer?"
The old preacher, who sat across the room, spoke something in reply,
something so hushed it was indistinguishable. The young man stepped across
the room. "What did you say?" he asked. The preacher repeated himself, but
again in a tone as soft as a whisper. So the young man moved closer until
he was leaning on the preacher's chair.
"Sorry," he said. "I still didn't hear you." With their heads bent
together, the old preacher spoke once more. "God sometimes whispers," he
said, "So we will move closer to hear him." This time the young man heard
and he understood.
We all want God's voice to thunder through the air with the answer to our
problem. But God's is the still; small voice... the gentle whisper.
Perhaps there's a reason.
Nothing draws human focus quite like a whisper. God's whisper means I must
stop my ranting and move close to Him, until my head is bent together with
His. And then, as I listen, I will find my answer. Better still, I find
myself closer to God. And there is no better place to be....... Amen?