The article discusses 2 Chronicles 20:1-25. It's a lengthy article. I so much want to be able to summarize it for you, but I just would not do it justice. It makes the case for praise and worship. It speaks to the heart of how/why music is a most powerful form of communication. It continues to have me long for the day when that is all I will do. Here's the article for you to read: http://www.desiringgod.org/messages/ambushing-satan-with-song
Here is Martin Luther's testimony (I couldn't agree more...)
Music is a fair and lovely gift of God which has often wakened and moved me to the joy of preaching . . . Music drives away the Devil and makes people gay . . . Next after theology I give to music the highest place and the greatest honor. I would not change what little I know of music for something great. Experience proves that next to the Word of God only music deserves to be extolled as the mistress and governess of the feelings of the human heart. We know that to the devils music is distasteful and insufferable. My heart bubbles up and overflows in response to music, which has so often refreshed me and delivered me from dire plagues. (Here I Stand, p. 266)So, Praise Him With Every Breath :) I've used some brand new stamps from Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps to create these cards. The first one, pictured above, started with a water colored background using an embossing folder and several distress inks. It's a fun-new to me-little technique that I've wanted to try. After applying various inks to the embossing folder, you spritz it with water and place your paper over the top. I used water color paper, but I think you'd get different, but equally as interesting outcomes with other kinds of paper, too. Once the ink was dry, I added "Praise" from Sweet N Sassy's new Sing Loud and Clear stamp set and the remainder of the sentiment (also using Sing Loud and Clear) stamped on coordinating card stock. I added some dimensional glaze to make the sentiment pop.
My second card also features Sing Loud and Clear with a little help from Note This (also from Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps):
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have time for both inking and singing!! Be Awesome, Jane