Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Worship Wednesdays - Empty Me

The song I picked for Worship Wednesday is "Empty Me" by Chris Sligh.  If you are an American Idol watcher, you may remember Chris Sligh from a few seasons ago.  No, he didn't win, but like most of the "unwinners", he went on to some success of his own.  In his case, the Christian music side of the world.  I first heard this song several years ago when it first came out and liked it.  Than I figured out - or heard- the story behind it.  He talks about being in the spotlight and how easy it is to stray but than proclaims:

Empty me

Of the selfishness inside
Every vain ambition

And the poison of my pride
And any foolish thing my heart holds to
Lord empty me of me
So i can be
Filled with you

And, really, shouldn't that be the pray that each of us proclaims - that we be emptied of our selfishness?  To be Filled with Christ?

I hope you enjoy song # 1 on my player this week!

Pumpkin Jars

Yesterday I worked on another Halloween craft.  I wanted to use things that I had and came across this idea and really liked it!

Pick out a variety of jars - I just used regular canning jars I had on hand.  You could also search garage sales for some different shaped jars as well and make some cute jars!

I used Press'n Seal to make the stencils for the faces on the jars.  I learned a few things 1) Use VERY sharp scissors to cut the Press'n Seal or it just sticks to the scissors 2) Do NOT stick it to paper and than try to cut out the shapes; once cut out, you will never get the press'n seal off the paper ! 

Put the face shapes where you would like them on the jars.  Make sure and press hard so that it is sealed against the jar.

Spray jars with spray paint (sorry I didn't get a picture of the in process paint job) Once dry, remove the stencils and you have some jack-o-lantern jars.  I did also add some raffia around the lips of the jars to make them more finished.  Plus some tea lights inside :-)  I'm thinking of getting LED T-lights for projects like this so I don't have to worry about the flame.
I can't remember what sight I picked this up from  . . .but isn't it fun?