“Return to the stronghold,
You prisoners of hope.
Even today I declare
That I will restore double to you.”
Zechariah 9:12 NKJ
To be held captive by HOPE, what a thought!
So much better than being held captive by hopelessness, despair, and depression, don’t you think?
My theme word for 2011 is HOPE.
Reminders to HOPE are found throughout my house.
Stenciled on a scrap of wood, then gently sanded to distress the lettering.
Hanging from a Dollar Tree wreath decorated with Easter eggs and burlap bows.
A little HOPE banner draped from the mirror over the mantel.
The banner was made by cutting triangles from Dollar Tree gift wrap using scrapbooking scissors.
The triangles wanted to curl up, but ironing them with the iron on low did the trick.
The lettering was printed on cardstock, cut out, and glued on with glue stick.
Another little pressing with the iron made the letters lay down smooth.
A hole punch was used in each top corner of the triangles,
then stick on hole reinforcements were put on the back side so the holes wouldn’t tear.
The triangles were then strung on twine, then some white satin ribbon “bows” were added.
Hoping your day is HOPE-filled!