Monday, October 26, 2015

Reformation Day cards

A dear friend of mine, with kids that are around the same ages of mine, is the daughter of a God fearing man.  We discussed the meaning of Halloween, how it can be dark and evil.  I know that we enjoy time at our church and host a Trunk for a Trunk or Treat game time.  She introduced me to the Reformation Day that lands on Oct. 31st.  Last year she ordered two stamp sets so that her kids and her could create cards to hand our for Halloween.  Here are the cards her boys, all three of them, created and will hand out on Saturday, Oct. 31st.

I think this is BEYOND cool!  Actually I'll have my kids create similar cards with information about Reformation Day inside to hand out at our Trunk or Treat. 

You may love this - a friend did research as her father (a great man who loved The Lord) passed last Oct 31st.  He loved history and this was a great new family heritage from that loss.
 
 Happy Reformation Day Everyone!
● On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed
his 95 Theses (or statements) on the door of Castle Church
in Wittenberg, Germany. This act triggered the movement in
world history known as the Reformation.
● The Reformation was the great rediscovery of the good news
of salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. At that time, the 
Church had become corrupt and was teaching false doctrines like 
Salvation through good works. 
● Martin Luther also translated the Bible from Latin to 
German so the common man could read the Bible himself.
● Acts 16:31 “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved…”
● Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace you 
Have been saved through faith. And this is 
not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not 
a result of works, so that no one may boast!



 It is so much fun to see how different uses for our awesome stamps, papers and more can create personalized gifts and memories.  This is a unique and new-to-me but old celebration.  How do YOU Celebrate Oct. 31st?  Leave me a comment and let me know.
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