Friday, October 31, 2014

The Fight


For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.  Ephesians 6:12

Digital scrapbooking kit used: collab by Deviant Scrap Designers.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Mere Mortals


Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,
“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.
What can mere mortals do to me?” Hebrews 13:5-6

kit: Creepy Critters by Kristmess Designs, photomask by Indigo Designs

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

My Portion


My flesh and my heart fail; but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.  Psalm 73:26

“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!”  Lamentations 3:24

...but one thing is needed. Mary has chosen the best part... Luke 10:42a

I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14

God is love. 1 John 4:8B

kit: Creative Soul by Createwings Designs, template by Scrapping with Liz

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Vineyard


“For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. Now when he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. And he went out about the third hour and saw others standing idle in the marketplace, and said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.’ So they went. Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did likewise. And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing idle, and said to them, ‘Why have you been standing here idle all day?’ They said to him, ‘Because no one hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right you will receive.’

“So when evening had come, the owner of the vineyard said to his steward, ‘Call the laborers and give them their wages, beginning with the last to the first.’ And when those came who were hired about the eleventh hour, they each received a denarius. But when the first came, they supposed that they would receive more; and they likewise received each a denarius. And when they had received it, they complained against the landowner, saying, ‘These last men have worked only one hour, and you made them equal to us who have borne the burden and the heat of the day.’ But he answered one of them and said, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong. Did you not agree with me for a denarius? Take what is yours and go your way. I wish to give to this last man the same as to you. Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with my own things? Or is your eye evil because I am good?’ So the last will be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen.”

Matthew 20:1-16

kit: Small World ~ Italy by Kristmess Designs, template by Scrapping with Liz

Monday, October 27, 2014

Draw Near


Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:8a

kit: Amethyst by Created by Jill

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Call to Me


‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’ 

Jeremiah 33:3

kit: October Daze by Kristmess Designs, template by Scrapping with Liz

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Repent


Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent. Revelation 3:19

kit:  October Daze by Kristmess Designs, template by Lindsay Jane Designs

Friday, October 24, 2014

Harvest


Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 
Galatians 6:9

Digital scrapbooking kit: No Crow Zone by Kristmess Designs, including stacked borders

(photo by me)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Time Has Now Come


Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. John 4:23

kit: Beneath the Beauty by Connie Prince, template: Little Rad Trio

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

John 3:16


For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

kit & alpha: Rusted Autumn Groove by Kimeric Designs; template: Ponytails Designs Spring Fling3 (combined 3 templates)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Deceiving Spirits


The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. 1 Timothy 4:1

kit: Surrealice by Marta van Eck

Monday, October 20, 2014

Vapor Vanishes




Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. James 4:14

kit: Surrealice by Marta van Eck

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Proverbs 27:1


Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. Proverbs 27:1

kit: Surrealice by Marta van Eck

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Water of Life


He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life."  Revelation 21:6

kit: collab by Deviant Scrap designers

Friday, October 17, 2014

Never Thirst Again


Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” John 4:13-14

kit: Encantada by Miss Behaving Workshop; water: Sink or Swim, and fountain: When in Rome by Marta van Eck Designs

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Potter's Hands


So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him.  Jeremiah 18:3-4

Hands of the Potter by Caedmon's Call

Lord if I'm the clay then I've been left out in the sun
Cracked and dry, like mud from the sky
Still clinging to the prodigal sun

But I'm on my way back home
Yes I'm on my way back home

Into the hands
That made the wine from the water
Into the hands
The hands of the Potter

Lord if I'm the clay that let your living water flow
Soften up my edges Lord
So everyone will know

That I'm on my way back home
Yes I'm on my way back home

And Lord when you listen for the song of my life
Let it be, let it be, a song so sweet
Let it be, let it be, a song so sweet
Let it be, let it be, a song so sweet, let it be

Lord if I'm the clay then lay me down
On your spinning wheel
Shape me into something you can fill
With something real

And I'll be on my way back home
Yes I'm on my way back home

kit: September Daze by Kristmess Designs, template by Kimeric Designs
(pennants were made using paper from kit and element from template)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sons of God


But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God.  John 1:12

Digital scrapbooking kit: August Daze by Kristmess Designs; template by Southern Serenity

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Battle is the Lord's


Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.  1 Samuel 17:45

Then all this assembly shall know that the Lord does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord’s, and He will give you into our hands. 1 Samuel 17:47

kit: Vicious Vikings by Kristmess Designs

Monday, October 13, 2014

Watchman on the Wall



Again the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 2 “Son of man, speak to the children of your people, and say to them: ‘When I bring the sword upon a land, and the people of the land take a man from their territory and make him their watchman, 3 when he sees the sword coming upon the land, if he blows the trumpet and warns the people, 4 then whoever hears the sound of the trumpet and does not take warning, if the sword comes and takes him away, his blood shall be on his own head. 5 He heard the sound of the trumpet, but did not take warning; his blood shall be upon himself. But he who takes warning will save his life. 6 But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand.’ Ezekiel 33:1-6

Let It Shine by All Sons & Daughters
(Leslie Jordan and David Leonard)

There are a million truths for every lie
So speak it out loud and let it lift high
There are a million reasons to cover your eyes
But the light is shining through the darkness we hide

There's only one way to wash yourself clean
So let the dirt fall and get on your knees
There are a million scars for every mistake
Oh but we are not chained to the secrets that we've made

This is the battle of our time of our time now
We can't afford not to cry not to cry out
Shake the earth from the ground from the ground
Rescue souls from the darkness around

This is the battle of our time of our time now
We can't afford not to cry not to cry out
Shake the earth from the ground from the ground
Rescue souls from the darkness around

So come let it
Come let it
Come let it
Come let it shine

Digital scrapbooking paper by Holliewood Studios, trumpet: Perfect Harmony and glow: Under the Baobab Tree (retired kit) by Marta van Eck

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Full Armor


Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.  Ephesians 6:13

kit: collab by Deviant Scrap designers

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Serve the Lord


But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.  Joshua 24:15b

kit: Home Tweet Home by Kristmess Designs; template: Fiddle Dee Dee Designs

Friday, October 10, 2014

Make Your Choice


Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve.  Joshua 24:15

Jesus

Son of God
King of Kings
Lord of Lords
Faithful & True
Prince of Peace
Good Shepherd
Wonderful Counselor
Light of the World
Author of Salvation
Redeemer
Comforter
Love
Bread of Life

OR

Satan

Thief
Accuser
god of this Age
Adversary
Lawless One
Father of Lies
Deceiver
Power of Darkness
Serpent of Old
Tempter
Enemy

kit: collab by Deviant Scrap Designers; banner: End of the Beanstalk by Marta van Eck

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Stone


Inspired by song: The Stone by Jars of Clay

The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. Psalm 118:22

Jesus is
“‘the stone you builders rejected,
    which has become the cornerstone.’
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”
Acts:4:11-12

As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For in Scripture it says:
“See, I lay a stone in Zion,
    a chosen and precious cornerstone,
and the one who trusts in him
    will never be put to shame.”
Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe,
“The stone the builders rejected
    has become the cornerstone,”
1 Peter 2:4-7

Digital scrapbooking kit: collab by Deviant Scrap designers

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Let No One Deceive You


For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not become partners with them.  Ephesians 5:5-7

kits by Marta van Eck

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Lens of Faith


So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.  2 Corinthians 4:18

The future looks bright [through the eyes of faith].

Digital scrapbooking materials: basic sunglasses (extensively modified): Cruisin the Coast by LJS Digital Designs, paper (2 blended), butterflies: Desperate Green by Marta van Eck

Monday, October 6, 2014

Bless the Lord


Bless the Lord, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits
The Lord is merciful and gracious,
Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy.
As for man, his days are like grass;
As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.
For the wind passes over it, and it is gone,
And its place remembers it no more.
But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting
On those who fear Him,
And His righteousness to children’s children,
To such as keep His covenant,
And to those who remember His commandments to do them.
Bless the Lord, all His works,
In all places of His dominion.
Bless the Lord, O my soul!
Psalm 103:1-2, 8, 15-18, 22 (NKJV)

10,000 Reasons performed by Matt Redman

Bless the Lord oh my soul
Oh my soul
Worship His Holy name
Sing like never before
Oh my soul
I'll worship Your Holy name

The sun comes up
It's a new day dawning
It's time to sing Your song again
Whatever may pass
And whatever lies before me
Let me be singing 
When the evening comes

You're rich in love
And You're slow to anger
Your name is great
And Your heart is kind
For all Your goodness
I will keep on singing
Ten thousand reasons
For my heart to find

And on that day
When my strength is failing
The end draws near
And my time has come
Still my soul will
Sing Your praise unending
Ten thousand years
And then forevermore
Forevermore

Last verse inspired by Amazing Grace lyrics:
And when we've been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We'll have no less days to sing God's praise
Than when we'd first begun.

kits by Manu Designs:  Thinking of You, Embrace the Past, Back Then Add On, Life is Good (iNSD freebie), A Perfect Life Add-on, Silence Add-on, Time Passages Add-on, Embrace Life Add-on, Visiting Grandfather Add-on, Days Gone By mini, Where Are You Add-on, 2013 iNSD freebie, Shades of Autumn Add-on, Everlasting Love Add-on, Days and Moments, Tenderness Add-on, Memories in a Bottle Add-on, Think Back, Coziness Add-on, Merry Christmas 2010, Charming Add-on, Tropical Breeze Add-on, Daydreamer Add-on, Vintage Wedding Add-on
template by Fiddle Dee Dee

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Psalm 21:31


The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the Lord.  Psalm 21:31

kit: Mischief Circus by Marta van Eck

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Where I Belong


But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body. Philippians 3:20-21

Where I Belong by Building 429
All I know is I'm not home yet
This is not where I belong
Take this world and give me Jesus
This is not where I belong

kit: collab by Deviant Scrap designers

Friday, October 3, 2014

Seek First


Seek first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things will be given to you.  Matthew 6:33

Digital scrapbooking kit: collab by Deviant Scrap designers

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Longing


As a deer longs for streams of water, so I long for You, God.  Psalm 42:1

Design inspired by church bulletin cover by Broadman Church Supplies
kit: Sweet Grove by Aimee Harrison Designs

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Time Is Near


Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near.  Revelation 22:10

kit: Remember That Time add on by Created by Jill, template by Clever Monkey Graphics