Thursday, April 30, 2015

Sheep Without a Shepherd


When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And he began to teach them many things.  Mark 6:34

kit:  Dwelling Hill by Kitty Designs

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Guardian of Your Souls


For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd, the Guardian of your souls.  1 Peter 2:25

kits: Vagabond Adventures and Add-on, Not for Birds Only by Marta van Eck

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

If God Is For Us


What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us?  Romans 8:31

kit: My Favorite Things by DeeBee Designs

Monday, April 27, 2015

Humble Yourselves


Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.  1 Peter 5:7-8

kit: My Favorite Things by DeeBee Designs, overlay by me

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Clothe Yourselves


Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.  Colossians 3:12

Digital kits by Valentina Creations

A little note:  This blog was started exactly one year ago today.  This layout is number 366, the first of year 2.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

But to Serve


For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.  Mark 10:45

Digital scrapbooking kits by Valentina Creations

Friday, April 24, 2015

Living Hope


Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.  1 Peter 1:3-5

vintage overlay by Hummie's World; template by Angelclaud's Artroom; kit: Easter Blessings by Raspberry Road

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Greatest Among You


The greatest among you must be a servant. But those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.  Matthew 23:11-12

digital scrapbooking kits by Valentina Creations

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Measure the Earth


“Who is this who darkens counsel
By words without knowledge?
Now prepare yourself like a man;
I will question you, and you shall answer Me.
“Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?
Tell Me, if you have understanding.
Who determined its measurements?
Surely you know!
Or who stretched the line upon it?
To what were its foundations fastened?
Or who laid its cornerstone,
When the morning stars sang together,
And all the sons of God shouted for joy?"
Job 38:1-7

Digital scrapbooking materials by Marta van Eck: papers: End of the Beanstalk, earth (edited): Who? What? How?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

He Adorns the Humble


For the LORD takes delight in His people; He adorns the humble with salvation.  Psalm 149:4

kits by Valentina Creations 

Monday, April 20, 2015

He Lifts Up the Humble


The LORD lifts up the humble; he casts the wicked to the ground.  Psalm 147:6

Digital kits by Valentina Creations

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Humble


(Now the man Moses was very humble, more so than any man on the face of the earth.)  Numbers 12:3

Collab kit by Deviant Scrap designers, scallop border by SuzyQ, staff from web

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Claiming to Be Wise


Claiming to be wise, they became fools ... They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served something created instead of the Creator, who is praised forever.  Romans 1:22, 25

kit: Illustrate Life by Createwings Designs

Friday, April 17, 2015

Live for Christ


He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died for them and was raised again.  2 Corinthians 5:15

cross photo and background image: Morgue File (both edited), overlay by me

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Wrath Revealed


For God’s wrath is revealed from heaven against all godlessness and unrighteousness of people who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth, since what can be known about God is evident among them, because God has shown it to them.  Romans 1:18-19

digital scrapbook kits by Lorie Davison

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Proverbs 22:7


"I have never yet had anyone who could, through the use of logic and reason, justify the Federal Government borrowing the use of its own money... I believe the time will come when people will demand that this be changed. I believe the time will come in this country when they will actually blame you and me and everyone else connected with this Congress for sitting idly by and permitting such an idiotic system to continue."  Congressman Wright Patman September 29, 1941

The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender. Proverbs 22:7
With the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Matthew 7:2b

Digital scrapbooking kit: Assemblage by Marta van Eck

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Don't Be Taken Captive


See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.  Colossians 2:8

kit: Ocean Dreams (retired) by Starlight Designs; chains: Under the Sea by Pink Lotty; lock: At the End of the Beanstalk

Monday, April 13, 2015

Don't Reject the Son


Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.  John 3:36

kit: Art Box 2 by Holliewood Studios

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Full of Grace


Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. Colossians 4:6

kit: Love Stories from the Red Flower Shop by Lorie Davison

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Exhort One Another


But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.  Hebrews 3:13

kit: Love Stories from the Red Flower Shop by Lorie Davison, page overlay by me

Friday, April 10, 2015

Dead to Sin


In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.  Romans 6:11

background text: Romans 6

kit: Night Butterflies by Starlight Designs

Thursday, April 9, 2015

God's Desire


For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.  Hosea 6:6 

kit: Love Stories from the Red Flower Shop by Lorie Davison; photomask: AMarie at Hummie's World

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

King of Love


The Lord is my shepherd,
I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul;
He guides me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You have anointed my head with oil;
My cup overflows.
Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life,
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

23rd Psalm

The King of Love My Shepherd Is by Henry W. Baker,
rearranged by I Am They as King of Love

The King of Love my Shepherd is
Whose goodness faileth never
I nothing lack if I am His And He is mine forever
And He is mine forever

Where streams of living water flow
My ransomed soul He leadeth
And where the verdant pastures grow
With food celestial feedeth

Never failing,
Ruler of my heart
Everlasting, 
Lover of my soul
On the mountain
high or in the valley low
The King of Love my Shepherd is
The King of Love my Shepherd is

Lost and foolish off I strayed
But yet in love He sought me
And on His shoulder gently laid
And home rejoicing brought me

In death’s dark veil
I fear no ill
With Thee, dear Lord, beside me
Thy rod and staff my comfort still
Thy cross before to guide me

Oh, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Oh, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

And so through all the length of days
Thy goodness faileth never
Good Shepherd, may I sing Your praise
Within Your house forever
Within Your house forever

kit: Love Stories from the Red Flower Shop by Lorie Davison; template by AMarie from Hummie's World

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Labor of His Soul


He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied.
By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many,
For He shall bear their iniquities.
Isaiah 53:11

kits: Forget Me Not by Kristmess Designs, including stacked papers; stock photo

Monday, April 6, 2015

Our Report


Who has believed our message?
And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
Isaiah 53:1

kit: Greyhouse Manor by Lorie Davison

Sunday, April 5, 2015

He is Risen


He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.  Come and see the place where he lay.  Matthew 28:6

paper, glow by Marta van Eck, flourish accent  by Holliewood Studios, texture overlay by me

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Lamb of God


The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!"  John 1:29

kit: Andalucia by EqrAveziur, texture overlay by me

Friday, April 3, 2015

Acquainted with Grief


He was despised and forsaken of men,
A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief;
And like one from whom men hide their face
He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
Isaiah 53:3

photo (edited): Morgue File; wood texture, red paper: Etc. by Danyale; scallop border: Trixie Scraps; border overlay: Hummie's World

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Dark Hour


Then Jesus said to the chief priests, the officers of the temple guard, and the elders, who had come for him, “Am I leading a rebellion, that you have come with swords and clubs? Every day I was with you in the temple courts, and you did not lay a hand on me. But this is your hour—when darkness reigns.” Luke 22:52-3

Digital scrapbooking supplies by Miss Behaving Workshop, Holliewood Studios, Eena's Creation, Pink Lotty, Beth Rimmer, Altered Emporium

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

He Exists


And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.  Hebrews 11:6

kit: Under the Baobab Tree (retired) by Marta van Eck