Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Righteous and Victorious


Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
Shout in triumph, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, your king is coming to you;
He is just and having salvation,*
Humble, and riding on a donkey,
A colt, the foal of a donkey.
Zechariah 9:9 (NKJV)
* "righteous and victorious" in NIV

quickpage/template: Sue Cummings; donkey, palm branches: Kate Hadfield; butterfly, black flowers: Vicky Stegall; texture overlay by me

Monday, March 30, 2015

Praise of Men


Nevertheless even among the rulers many believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue; for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.  John 12:42-43

Kit: Teal for Two by Kristmess Designs; photo of flowers in Haiti by my brother


Sunday, March 29, 2015

Stones Cry Out


As soon as He was approaching, near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the miracles which they had seen, shouting:

“Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord;
Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”

Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.” But Jesus answered, “I tell you, if these become silent, the stones will cry out!”

Luke 19:37-40

paper by Holliewood Studios; palm branches: Kate Hadfield; palm wordart: Danielle Young; page border: SuzyQ

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sin No More


Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more."  John 8:11b

kit: Match Made in Heaven by Connie Prince, Boho Baby by Psychozoe Designs (retired)

Friday, March 27, 2015

Not by Bread Alone


Jesus answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.’” Matthew 4:4

So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord.  Deuteronomy 8:3

kit: ThankFALL and No Crow Zone by Kristmess Designs; stock photos (including background paper created using PSE burlap style); texture overlay by me

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Confess Him


And I say to you, everyone who confesses Me before men, the Son of Man will confess him also before the angels of God; but he who denies Me before men will be denied before the angels of God.  Luke 12:8-9

kit: Watch Out for That Moon by Lorie Davison

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Keep My Lamp Burning


You, Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.  Psalm 18:27

kits: Bon Voyage and Buoys & Gulls by Kristmess Designs; page overlay by Marta van Eck; stock photo

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Choose Your Words


The words of the reckless pierce like swords,
but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
Proverbs 12:18

kit: Social Notations (Gottapixel Mar. 2015 blog hop collab); photo masks by Indigo Designs

Monday, March 23, 2015

Sweet


A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil. Proverbs 13:19

kit: Sweet Treats by Kits 4 Kids; template by Fiddle Dee Dee Designs (purple swirls from template with kit paper clipped on)

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Dreams & Visions


And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God,
That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh;
Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
Your young men shall see visions,
Your old men shall dream dreams.
Joel 2:28, Acts 2:17

kit by Biograffiti (retired), stock photo



Saturday, March 21, 2015

Abba Father


Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” Galatians 4:6

kit: Spwing Wabbits by Kristmess Designs

Friday, March 20, 2015

Sabbath Rest


So there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God. For the one who has entered His rest has himself also rested from his works, as God did from His.  Hebrews 4:9-10

fence: Hummie's World; papers: Desperate Green by Marta van Eck; wood texture, hinges: Country Love by Etc. by Danyale; photo, texture overlay: Morgue File

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Fear Not


Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom. “Sell your possessions and give to charity; make yourselves money belts which do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near nor moth destroys."  Luke 12:32-33

kit: My Honey freebie by Kristmess Designs; template by Crisdam Designs, stock photo

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Died in Vain


I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain. Galatians 2:21

kit: Brad's Paisley by Kristmess Designs; template by Fiddle Dee Dee

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Believes


For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him will not be put to shame.”  Romans 10:11

kits: Vagabond Adventures, Cherish Your Dreams, Write Me a Letter (retired) by Marta van Eck

Monday, March 16, 2015

Knows His Own


Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.” 2 Timothy 2:19

kit: Desperate Green by Marta van Eck

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Come Forth as Gold


But he knows the way that I take;
when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.
My feet have closely followed his steps;
I have kept to his way without turning aside.
I have not departed from the commands of his lips;
I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread.
Job 23:10-12

kits & template by Aprilisa

Saturday, March 14, 2015

The Builder


For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God. Hebrews 3:4

kit: Home Tweet Home by Kristmess Designs

Friday, March 13, 2015

Hidden in My Heart


With my whole heart I have sought You;
Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments!
Your word I have hidden in my heart,
That I might not sin against You.
Psalm 119:10-11

overlay texture/border: Hummie's World; free stock photos

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Proverbs 11:21


Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered. Proverbs 11:21

kit: Bliss by Lilas Designs

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Songs of Deliverance


You are my hiding place; You preserve me from trouble; You surround me with songs of deliverance.  Psalm 32:7

kit: Perfect Harmony collab by Marta van Eck and Rucola Designs

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Naked


He said, "Naked I came from my mother's womb, And naked I shall return there The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away. Blessed be the name of the LORD." Job 1:21

kit: French Country by Lynnise Bowman

Monday, March 9, 2015

Love People Not Things


And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God should love his brother also. 1 John 4:21

Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. 1 John 2:15-16

kit: Rustic Summer by WendyP, photomask by Indigo

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Confess and Declare


If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. Romans 10:9-10

kit: R-C23 by Createwings

Saturday, March 7, 2015

His Ways


"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."  Isaiah 55:8-9 

God never fails. We may fail to understand what He's doing (or not doing), but He's still in control. He still has a plan and it's a good, perfect one, just like Him, so wait for it. Wait for Him.

"Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD." Psalms 27:14 

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

kit: Jane by Stolen Moments, paper; hot air balloon: Joanne Brisebois; photomask: Indigo Designs

Friday, March 6, 2015

Worship God Only


The devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.” Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’” Matthew 4:8-10 

What this world has to offer is a type and a shadow of what's to come. Don't sell your soul for anything temporary - hold out for the real thing. Don't be deceived - hold on to Jesus.

paper by Helly Designs, city by Miss Tiina, crown by Shabby Miss Jen

Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Lord Is Our Righteousness


And this will be his name:
‘The Lord Is Our Righteousness.’
In that day Judah will be saved,
and Israel will live in safety.
Jeremiah 23:6

paper, crown: Rucola Designs; overlay textures: Morgue File, me

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

God Gives Rest


It is useless for you to work so hard
from early morning until late at night,
anxiously working for food to eat;
for God gives rest to his loved ones.
Psalm 127:2 (NLT)

kit: Country Love by Etc. by Danyale

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Paths for Your Feet


Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil. Proverbs 4:26-27

papers, ribbons: Sleuthin' by Kristmess Designs, footsteps: It's a Mystery by Kate Hadfield; photo, fiber texture: Morgue File; texture overlay by me

Monday, March 2, 2015

Vengeance is the Lord's


Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”  Romans 12:19

foliage by KimB; ribbon, button by Optic Illusions; alpha by Paula Kesselring; numbers by Jennifer Labre; text path by Crisdam Designs; swirl by Ruth Melody (retired); clock, bokeh: Morgue File

Sunday, March 1, 2015

A King


Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king then?”

Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”

John 18:37

borders by Psychozoe Designs (retired), crown by Shabby Miss Jenn, background: Morgue File