Here is a photo of the inside:
The box idea was inspired by my fellow demonstrator, Areli Johnson and this project she created. The prayer part of the prayer box was inspired by this:
When your head
starts to worry,
and your mind just
can't rest, put your
prayers down on paper,
and let God do the rest.
A couple of years ago, I was visiting with a Sister in Christ about some things that were extremely heavy on my heart. She suggested I write those things down, put them in a box, and give them to God. When I found myself worrying about those things, I was to go and get the paper back out of the box and physically carry it around in my hand until I was ready to lay it back in God's Hands and trust Him. So I did! I wrote those things down and put them in a old glasses case. There were days I would catch myself starting to worry and realize I had too much to do that day that I needed both hands for. I would ask for forgiveness and give it back to God. In all honesty, there were also days that I was absolutely exhausted from (as I shared with my friend) laying it down and picking it back up, laying it down and picking it back up, laying it down and picking it back up.....letting go is a process for me...but as I realize more and more there are so few things in my life I have control over, it is a blessing beyond belief to know that there is Someone who is in control of everything and He is completely capable of handling it all!
....and now I can retire that old glasses case and put my prayers in a pretty little box and keep on learning to trust!
Here is the video: (if you are receiving this by email, you will have to click on the blog title "Succulent Prayer Box" at the top of this post to view the video.
Stamp Set: Sending Thoughts
Card Stock: Smokey Slate
Ink: White Craft, Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum (and reinker), Rich Razzleberry
Other: Big Shot, Succulent Framelits, Qtip, craft scissors, Tombow liquid glue, Shimmer Mist, doily, copy paper, heart shaped box, acrylic paint, paint brush to mix the paint and reinker and paint the box, sponge daubers, stylus, embossing mat, silicone craft mat