Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Alpha & Omega


I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. Revelation 22:13

kit by Psychozoe Designs (retired)

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Ruler of the Waves


O Lord God of hosts,
who is mighty as you are, O Lord,
with your faithfulness all around you?
You rule the raging of the sea;
when its waves rise, you still them. Psalm 89:8-9

kit: Not Just Another Journal by Marta van Eck

Monday, December 29, 2014

My Salvation


Surely God is my salvation;
I will trust and not be afraid.
The Lord, the Lord himself, 
is my strength and my defense;
he has become my salvation.
Isaiah 12:2

kit: Artist in Training by Kristmess Designs; wordart made by me with pencil, watercolor pencil and chalk; texture overlay by me

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Mountains Quake


God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging.
Psalm 46:1-3

kit: (paper blended with mountain photo taken by Physioscrapper) Mermaid Story by Lily Designs (retired)

Saturday, December 27, 2014

His Name Alone is Exalted


Praise the Lord from the earth,
you great sea creatures and all ocean depths,
lightning and hail, snow and clouds,
stormy winds that do his bidding,
you mountains and all hills,
fruit trees and all cedars,
wild animals and all cattle,
small creatures and flying birds,
kings of the earth and all nations,
you princes and all rulers on earth,
young men and women,
old men and children.
Let them praise the name of the Lord,
for his name alone is exalted;
his splendor is above the earth and the heavens.
Psalm 148:7-13

kit: Not Just Another Journal by Marta van Eck, texture overlay by me

Friday, December 26, 2014

For My King


Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Psalm 105:2

Take my voice, and let me sing
Always, only, for my King
(excerpt from hymn Take My Life)

kits: Not Just Another Journal and Not Just for the Birds (flowers, nest, brown/white feather) by Marta van Eck; cross: Forget Me Not by Kristmess Designs; texture overlay by me

Thursday, December 25, 2014

The Greatest Gift of All


For to us a Child is born, 
to us a Son is given, 
and the government will be on His shoulders. 
And He will be called 
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, 
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6

Digital scrapbooking kits by LDrag Designs

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Peace on Earth


Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.  Luke 2:14

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register.

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.  When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

Luke 2 

Digital scrapbooking kit used: Magic Night by MDesigns (retired)

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

God is Light


This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. 1 John 1:5-6

kit: Seven Days by Mystique (retired)

Monday, December 22, 2014

Illuminated


But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light. Ephesians 5:13

kit: paper (blended with paper from other kit), white sparkles, dark ivy: Must Be Magic by Magical Reality; My Biggest Wish by Mystique (retired)

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Great Light


The people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.  Matthew 4:16

kits: Noel Bokeh, Christmas in Heaven, King of the Wild, A Day in Autumn, Into the Night, Beautiful Day, American Made, Awakening, A Summer's Day, Tears, Beginnings, Broken Bow, Innocence, Last December by Designs by Helly; template by Seatrout Scraps

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Light of the World


Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” John 8:12

kit: You Gotta Be by Mystique (retired) 

Friday, December 19, 2014

Starry Host


To whom will you compare me?
Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One.
Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens:
Who created all these?
He who brings out the starry host one by one
and calls forth each of them by name.
Because of his great power and mighty strength,
not one of them is missing.
Isaiah 40:25-26

kit: I Wish by Rakusia Designs, blended paper: Noel Bokeh by Helly Designs; stars: Tooth Fairy by Kristmess Designs

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A Light for the Gentiles


“And now the Lord says,
Who formed Me from the womb to be His Servant,
To bring Jacob back to Him,
So that Israel is gathered to Him
(For I shall be glorious in the eyes of the Lord,
And My God shall be My strength),
Indeed He says,
‘It is too small a thing that You should be My Servant
To raise up the tribes of Jacob,
And to restore the preserved ones of Israel;
I will also give You as a light to the Gentiles,
That You should be My salvation to the ends of the earth.’” 
Isaiah 49:5-6

papers: Noel by Helly Designs, texture overlay by me, foliage: Holiday Crush Greenery Picks by Captivated Visions, ribbons: Harvest Gold by Optic Illusions

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Lamp of the Lord


The spirit of a man is the lamp of the Lord, searching all the inner depths of his heart. Proverbs 20:27

kit: Love & Light by Createwings Designs, texture overlay by me

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

City on a Hill


You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Matthew 5:14

kit: Dark City by Starlight Designs

Monday, December 15, 2014

Children of Light


For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. Ephesians 5:8-11

papers: Noel by Helly Designs, greenery: Holiday Crush Greenery Picks by Captivated Visions, bow: Skylar's Room by Crazy-4-Monograms

Sunday, December 14, 2014

The Light Shines


In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:4-5

papers: Noel Bokeh by Helly Designs, foliage: Holiday Crush Greenery Picks by Captivated Visions, bow: Christmas Cheer by Tammy Jo's Creations (recolored), crown & frame: PSE12 shapes & styles

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Light Out of Darkness


For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6

papers: Noel by Helly Designs; elements: Holiday Crush Greenery Picks by Captivated Visions Designs; cranberry ribbon: Hints of Fall by JenC; key, gold leaves: Every Day a Miracle by Feli Designs; green ribbon: Vintage Charm by Optic Illusions

Friday, December 12, 2014

Path of the Righteous


The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day. Proverbs 4:18

kit: I Wish by Rakusia Designs; sun: Spring Showers by Kristmess Designs; blended papers: Noel Bokeh by Helly Designs

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Let Your Light Shine


Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:16

kits: Enjoy Life, Love & Light (wordart) by Createwings; texture overlay by me

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Darkness into Light


You, Lord, are my lamp; the Lord turns my darkness into light. 2 Samuel 22:29

kits by Marta van Eck: Under the Baobab Tree (retired), Mischief Circus; border overlay by BekahE; cross by Merkeley Designs

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Love Trust Obey


LOVE ===> TRUST ===> OBEY

But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation. Psalm 13:5

Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock. Isaiah 26:4

Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams. 1 Samuel 15:22b

water: Mischief Circus, Sink or Swim by Marta van Eck; background paper: Under the Baobab Tree (retired) by Marta van Eck; rocks: Buoys and Gulls by Kristmess Designs

Monday, December 8, 2014

Home


Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. John 14:23

kits by Emily Powers: Experiment No. 13 template, Photology 2.0 textures
kit by Captivated Visions: Life is Like a Rodeo

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Loved


Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.
John 14:21

kits: Spring is in the Air by Valentina's Creations, Enchanted Forest by Kristmess Designs, Pieces of Me by Armina Designs

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Hold Fast


Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.  Hebrews 10:23

Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward.  Hebrews 10:35

kit: Aquamarine Sampler by Created by Jill, shape template/text path by Scrapping with Liz 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Surrender


Surrender your heart to God,
turn to him in prayer,
and give up your sins—
even those you do in secret.
Then you won’t be ashamed;
you will be confident
and fearless.
Job 11:13-15

kit: Art Box 2 by Holliewood Studios, (note card word art made by me using watercolor pencils)

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Property of the Lord of Hosts


I will not take a bull from your house,
Nor goats out of your folds.
For every beast of the forest is Mine,
And the cattle on a thousand hills.
I know all the birds of the mountains,
And the wild beasts of the field are Mine.
Psalm 50:9-11

kit: Wild Wild West and Add On by Marta van Eck; tree: Under the Baobab Tree (retired)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Liberty


”If we restrict liberty to attain security we will lose them both.” Benjamin Franklin 

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

kit: Wild Wild West Add On by Marta van Eck, blended flag photo by me

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Seek Diligently


I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me. Proverbs 8:17

kit: Wild Wild West collab by Marta van Eck and Rucola Designs

Monday, December 1, 2014

Through a Glass Darkly


For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. 1 Corinthians 13:12

paper, flowers, wings: Wild Wild West collab by Marta van Eck and Rucola Designs (colors inverted); overlay by Marta van Eck; page border by BekahE; greenery, ribbon by PrelestnayaP

Photos by me (second photo of goblet stems is blended)

Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Mark


He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.  Revelation 13:16-18

kit: Wild Wild West by Marta van Eck

Saturday, November 29, 2014

How Goes the Battle?


The Lord is a warrior; the Lord is his name.  Exodus 15:3

"How goes the battle?" O, watchman, tell! Look from yon heights, where the pilgrims dwell! Are they walking humbly where Jesus trod, And faithfully keeping the truths of God? Trav'ler, behold the pilgrim band!  See! they are nearing the heav'nly strand; Some fall out by the way, but the host presses on; In Jesus' strength they conquer, When the victory is won.

kit: Wild Wild West collab by Marta van Eck and Rucola Designs

Friday, November 28, 2014

Treasure in Heaven


Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven ... For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.  Matthew 6:19-21

Digital scrapbooking kit by Marta van Eck; crown: Deviant Scrap collab

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Psalm 100


Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth.
Serve the Lord with gladness;
Come before Him with joyful singing.
Know that the Lord Himself is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

Enter His gates with thanksgiving
And His courts with praise.
Give thanks to Him, bless His name.
For the Lord is good;
His lovingkindness is everlasting
And His faithfulness to all generations.

Psalm 100

Digital scrapbooking kits by Marta van Eck

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Psalm 18:49


Therefore I will give thanks to you among the nations, Lord... And, I wing sing praises to Your Name.  Psalm 18:49

Digital scrapbooking kits used: Pumpkin Kisses and Flutterbies by Kristmess Designs, available at Gotta Pixel; wordart: Nov./Dec. 2012 Scripture Challenge freebie by Precepts & Promises

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Psalm 118


Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 118:1

This is the day the lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

Digital scrapbooking kit: Thanks and Giving Collab by Gingerbread Ladies; grid brushes: challenge freebie by Karen Diamond

Monday, November 24, 2014

Nations Worship


All nations whom You have made
Shall come and worship before You, O Lord,
And shall glorify Your name.
For You are great, and do wondrous things;
You alone are God.
Psalm 86:9-10

"It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and Bible." - George Washington

"Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right." - Abraham Lincoln

kit: Wild Wild West by Marta van Eck

Sunday, November 23, 2014

All In


“For yet a little while,
And He who is coming will come and will not tarry.
Now the just shall live by faith;
But if anyone draws back,
My soul has no pleasure in him.”
Hebrews 10:37-38

kit & alpha: Creation 23 by Createwings Designs and Catherine Designs (retired), template by Scrapping with Liz (modified)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Ursa


Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades?
    Can you loosen Orion’s belt?
Can you bring forth the constellations in their seasons
    or lead out the Bear with its cubs?
Do you know the laws of the heavens?
    Can you set up God’s dominion over the earth?
Job 38:31-33

kit: HiBEARnation by Kristmess Designs, star paper (blended) from Zodiac by Kristmess Designs

Friday, November 21, 2014

Ran Away


But Jonah ran away from the Lord... Jonah 1:3a

(Please read the entire Book of Jonah.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Jonah+1)

And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight, and am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet. And bring the fatted calf here and kill it, and let us eat and be merry; for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ And they began to be merry. Luke 15:21-24

(Prodigal Son: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+15%3A11-32)

kit: Creation 23 by Createwings Designs and Catherine Designs

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Measured


Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand,
or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens?
Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket,
or weighed the mountains on the scales
and the hills in a balance?
Isaiah 40:12

kit: November Daze by Kristmess Designs, template by Lindsay Jane Designs, photos by me

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sealed Promises


For all the promises of God in Jesus, the Son of God are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us. Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee. 2 Corinthians 1:20-22

Digital scrapbooking kit: Creative Soul by Createwings Designs

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Desire & Seek


With my soul I have desired You in the night, Yes, by my spirit within me I will seek You early.
Isaiah 26:9a

kits: Gypsy Queen by Gypsy Couture, Lovely Vision by Creative Victorian Designs

Monday, November 17, 2014

None Other


Whom have I in heaven but You?  And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You.  Psalm 73:25

He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose. ~ Jim Elliot

supplies by Kristmess Designs, Mye de Leon, New Life's Designs, Psychozoe Designs (retired), Emeto Designs

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Singing Solo


For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.  2 Corinthians 5:10

In the choir of life it is easy to fake the words, but one day we shall all sing solo before God. Author Unknown

kit: Desperate Green by Marta van Eck

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Creation Song


2 The Lord wraps himself in light as with a garment;
he stretches out the heavens like a tent
3  and lays the beams of his upper chambers on their waters.
He makes the clouds his chariot
and rides on the wings of the wind.
4 He makes winds his messengers,
flames of fire his servants. Psalm 104:2-4

10 He sends the springs into the valleys;
They flow among the hills.
11 They give drink to every beast of the field;
The wild donkeys quench their thirst.
12 By them the birds of the heavens have their home;
They sing among the branches.
13 He waters the hills from His upper chambers;
The earth is satisfied with the fruit of Your works. Psalm 104:10-13

He made the moon to mark the seasons,
and the sun knows when to go down. Psalm 104:19

31 May the glory of the Lord endure forever;
may the Lord rejoice in his works—
32 he who looks at the earth, and it trembles,
who touches the mountains, and they smoke.
33 I will sing to the Lord all my life;
I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. Psalm 104:31-33

"Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!" Revelation 7:12

Inspired by Creation Song by Fernando Ortega

He wraps Himself in light
As with a garment,
He spreads out the heavens
And walks on the wings of the wind.

He sends forth the springs
from the valleys
The flow between moutains.
The birds of the air dwell
by the waters,
Lifting their voices in song-

Singing glory, glory!
Glory to the Lamb!
All praises and honor forever.

He made the moon for its season,
The sun knows it setting.
He looks at the Earth and it trembles,
He touches the mountains
and they smoke,

I will sing to the Lord all my life,
I will sing praises to my God - 
As long as I live,
Praises to the Lord, oh my soul.

Singing glory, hallelujah!
Glory to our God!
All praises and honor forever.

kit: Whimsical Woodland by Sherwood Studios, template by Little Green Frog Designs (retired)

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Dragon


So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?”  Revelation 13:4

kit: Chevalier et Dragon by Marta van Eck

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Sifted



And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.”  Luke 22:31-32

kit & alpha:  Chevalier et Dragon by Marta van Eck

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Hearts Burning


They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”

Luke 24:32

kit: Violet Feelings by Valentina Creations