not your ordinary house of cards

cross shape made with Eames House of Cards deckOctober 8, 2015

Today’s cross is constructed from a “House of Cards” deck designed by Charles and Ray Eames, my favorite mid-century modern design duo. Each card includes six slits to provide a bit of an assist.

Build this day on a foundation of pleasant thoughts. Never fret at any imperfections that you fear may impede your progress. Remind yourself, as often as necessary, that you are a creature of God and have the power to achieve any dream by lifting up your thoughts…Never consider yourself defeated again. Let the vision in your heart be in your life’s blueprint. -Og Mandino

We seem to feel as though the life our children have–that we have built for them–is just a delicate house of cards, held together by the most intricate balancing of all its carefully selected components, and that the slightest shock, the slightest jar to all our perfect orchestration, will bring the whole edifice crashing down. -Judith Warner

If my house has collapsed at one blow, that is because it was a house of cards. The faith which ‘took these things into account’ was not faith but imagination. -C. S. Lewis

The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. -Matthew 7:25 NIV

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