Thursday, July 31, 2014

Well Done


“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’"
Matthew 25:21

Digital scrapbooking supplies used: kit: Heart & Soul by Optic Illusions; template: challenge freebie by Optic Illusions

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

John 14:7


Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:7 

Digital scrapbooking supplies: kit: Sunshine and Lemonade by Connie Prince and Trixie Scraps; template: Lissy Kay challenge freebie

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Romans 8:38-39


For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39

Digital scrapbooking supplies used: kit: Dancing Daisies bundle by Connie Prince; photo mask: Indigo Designs

Monday, July 28, 2014

Psalm 91:4


He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. Psalm 91:4

Digital scrapbooking supplies used: kits: Woodland Dreams by Amy Stoffel; Glorious by Connie Prince; feathers: Och! by Coffee & Watercolor, Bohemian Rhapsody by Traci Reed

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Blessing


The Lord bless you and keep you:
The Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you:
The Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.
Numbers 6:24-26
(also sung by Michael Card)

Digital scrapbooking kit: Freshly Picked Sampler by Created by Jill Scraps

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Isaiah 43:2


When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the floods, they will not sweep over you.  Isaiah 43:2

Digital scrapbooking kit: Bumpershoots & Puddlemakers by Cheri Kaye and Lissy Kay Designs (some items blended or recolored)

Friday, July 25, 2014

Remain in Me


If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. John 15:7

Digital scrapbooking supplies used: kit: Gypsy Queen by Gypsy Couture Designs; template: challenge freebie by Cornelia Designs

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Seek the Lord


Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near.  Isaiah 55:6

Digital scrapbooking kit: May (some color-adjusted) and July Use It All challenge freebie by Kimeric Designs; template May freebie by Kimeric Designs

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Good Shepherd


"My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:  And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand."  John 10:27-28

Digital scrapbooking kit: Cloud Nine by Kristmess Designs; template: June 2014 Tempting Template challenge freebie by Lindsay Jane Designs

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Different Gifts


We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.  Romans 12:6a

Digital scrapbooking kit: Buoys and Gulls by Kristmess Designs

Monday, July 21, 2014

Train a Child


Train up a child in the way he should go,
and when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6

Whatever brawls disturb the street,
There should be peace at home;
Where sisters dwell and brothers meet,
Quarrels should never come.
~Isaac Watts
(Public Domain poem)

Digital scrapbooking kit: We are All God's Children* by Marta van Eck (two background papers blended)

*Note: We are all God's creation, but to become children of God, we must be born again.  But to all who believed him and accepted him, Jesus gave the right to become children of  God.  John 1:12

Sunday, July 20, 2014

A Time for Everything


For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.
Ecclesiastes 3:1

Digital scrapbooking kit: Tea Time and Add On by MK-Designs (retired)

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Proverbs 3:5-6


Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
lean not on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6

Song: Trust by Sixpence None the Richer

digital scrapbooking kit: Not Only for the Birds by Marta van Eck

Friday, July 18, 2014

Psalm 1


Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.
Psalm 1:1-3

(Also sung by Kim Hill)

digital scrapbooking kit: Not Just for the Birds by Marta van Eck

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Ask the Animals


“But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind." Job 12:7-10

Digital scrapbooking kit: Boyhood and Tomboy by Createwings Designs and Mle Card; template: In the Spotlight by Little Green Frog Designs

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Wisdom


WISDOM

And now, my sons, listen to me: happy are those who keep my ways. Hear instruction and be wise, and do not neglect it. Happy is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting beside my doors. For he who finds me finds life and obtains favor from the Lord; but he who misses me injures himself; all who hate me love death.
Proverbs 8:32-36

Digtal scrapbooking kit used: When in Rome collab by Marta van Eck and Rucola Designs

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Folly


FOLLY

A foolish woman is noisy; she is wanton and knows no shame. She sits at the door of her house, she takes a seat on the high places of the town, calling to those who pass by, who are going straight on their way, “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!” And to him who is without sense she says, “Stolen water is sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.” But he does not know that the dead are there, that her guests are in the depths of Sheol.
Proverbs 9:13-18

Digital scrapbooking kit used: When in Rome collab by Marta van Eck and Rucola Designs

Monday, July 14, 2014

Beginning of Wisdom


The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom.
Though it cost all you have, get understanding.
Cherish her, and she will exalt you;
embrace her, and she will honor you.
She will give you a garland to grace your head
and present you with a glorious crown.
Proverbs 4:7-9

Digital scrapbooking kits by Createwings Designs: Illustrate Life, Creative Soul

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Love the Lord


Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 
This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
Matthew 22:37-39

Digital scrapbooking kit used: Nightshade by Psychozoe Designs (retired)

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Beauty for Ashes


Inspired by Beauty for Ashes, sung by Crystal Lewis and Ron Kenoly

He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
Isaiah 61:1b-3a

Digital scrapbooking kit used: Nightshade by Psychozoe Designs (retired)

Friday, July 11, 2014

In the Garden


In the Garden

I come to the garden alone
While the dew is still on the roses
And the voice I hear falling on my ear
The Son of God discloses.

And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own;
And the joy we share as we tarry there,
None other has ever known.

He speaks, and the sound of His voice,
Is so sweet the birds hush their singing,
And the melody that He gave to me
Within my heart is ringing.

And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own;
And the joy we share as we tarry there,
None other has ever known.

I’d stay in the garden with Him
Though the night around me be falling,
But He bids me go; through the voice of woe
His voice to me is calling.

And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own;
And the joy we share as we tarry there,
None other has ever known.

The hymn composer, C. Austin Miles, was inspired by the Bible passage John 20:11-18, Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene.

Digital scrapbooking kit used: Sweet Love by MDesigns (retired)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Get Wisdom


Get wisdom, get understanding;
do not forget my words or turn away from them.
Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you;
love her, and she will watch over you.
Proverbs 4:5-6

Digital scrapbooking kit: Owl Kingdom by Dawn Inskip

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Formed the Oceans


“Who shut up the sea behind doors
when it burst forth from the womb,
when I made the clouds its garment
and wrapped it in thick darkness,
when I fixed limits for it and
set its doors and bars in place,
when I said, ‘This far you may come and no farther;
here is where your proud waves halt’?"
Job 38:8-11

Digital scrapbooking kit used: Ocean Dreams by Starlight Designs

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Every Knee


Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Philippians 2:9-11

Digital scrapbooking materials used: template: October '11 Ninth & Bloom Template Fusion (store closed); kit: Ever After byBecca Designs

Monday, July 7, 2014

Focus


The Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost. Luke 19:10

Take the focus off yourself and look at the big picture.

Digital scrapbooking kits by Createwings Designs: R-C23, Creative Soul, This Moment - C23, Into the Night, Beautiful Mess, Love and Light, Winter Friends; Boyhood collab with Mle Card

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Cheerful Giver


Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
2 Corinthians 9:6-7
Digital scrapbooking supplies used: template: Masquerade 4 by Fiddle Dee Dee; kit: Boyhood by Mle Card & Createwings Designs

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Kingdom of Heaven


At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me. “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.  Matthew 18:1-6

Digital scrapbooking kits by Marta van Eck: kits by Marta van Eck: CU Bokeh, Under the Baobab Tree (retired), At the End of the Beanstalk, Assemblage, I Am Not a Princess

Friday, July 4, 2014

George Washington's Sunday Morning Prayer


Almighty God, and most merciful father, who didst command the children of Israel to offer a daily sacrifice to thee, that thereby they might glorify and praise thee for thy protection both night and day, receive, O Lord, my morning sacrifice which I now offer up to thee; I yield thee humble and hearty thanks that thou has preserved me from the danger of the night past, and brought me to the light of the day, and the comforts thereof, a day which is consecrated to thine own service and for thine own honor. Let my heart, therefore, Gracious God, be so affected with the glory and majesty of it, that I may not do mine own works, but wait on thee, and discharge those weighty duties thou requirest of me, and since thou art a God of pure eyes, and wilt be sanctified in all who draw near unto thee, who doest not regard the sacrifice of fools, nor hear sinners who tread in thy courts, pardon, I beseech thee, my sins, remove them from thy presence, as far as the east is from the west, and accept of me for the merits of  thy son Jesus Christ, that when I come into thy temple, and compass thine altar, my prayers may come before thee as incense; and as thou wouldst hear me calling upon thee in my prayers, so give me grace to hear thee calling on me in thy word, that it may be wisdom, righteousness, reconciliation and peace to the saving of the soul in the day of the Lord Jesus. Grant that I may hear it with reverence, receive it with meekness, mingle it with faith, and that it may accomplish in me, Gracious God, the good work for which thou has sent it. Bless my family, kindred, friends and country, be our God & guide this day and for ever for his sake, who lay down in the Grave and arose again for us, Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Supplies used: digital scrapbook paper: Air Pirates by Mr. Whiskers; digital texture: Shadowhouse Creations; flag photo by me; Washington art from web; flag, ribbon: 4th of July by Miss Honey 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Abundance


And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.  2 Corinthians 9:7

Digital scrapbooking kit used: Rustic Summer by WendyP Designs

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Fool


The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” Psalm 14

Digital scrapbooking kits used: Togetherness, Explorer, Happy Place, Princess & The Frog, Cherish, Birds & Apples by Fly Pixel Studio; chalkboard: Shabby Miss Jenn

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Rejoicing in Heaven


I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.
Luke 15:7

Digital scrapbooking kit used: Portrait de fille by MDesigns (retired)