Saturday, December 31, 2016

Today we start a New Year.  
We cannot go back and change anything from the past year,
 but we can go forward into the New Year resolved 
to do as Paul said in Philippians:

 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: 
but this one thing I do, 
forgetting those things which are behind, 
and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 
 I press toward the mark for the prize 
of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. 
Philippians 3:13-14

My wish for each of my followers is that each of 
you will have a blessed New Year 
with Christ at the center of your life.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Marilyn Mathis's photo.

Very busy month and I forgot to post my Christmas page.
Hope everyone had a joyful Christmas 
with Christ at the center of your celebration!!

Saturday, December 17, 2016



 As I was thinking about Christmas being so close,
my mind wandered to the Christmas story.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field,
keeping watch over their flock by night.
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them,
and the glory of the Lord shone round about them:
and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them,
Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy,
which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David
a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you;
Ye shall find the babe
wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel
a multitude of the heavenly host
praising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest,
 and on earth peace,
good will toward men.
And it came to pass, as the angels were gone
away from them into heaven,
the shepherds said one to another,
Let us now go even unto Bethlehem,
and see this thing which is come to pass,
which the Lord hath made known unto us.
And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph,
and the babe lying in a manger.
And when they had seen it, they made known abroad
the saying which was told them concerning this child.
And all they that heard it wondered at those things
 which were told them by the shepherds.
Luke 2:8-18
As I was thinking of the message given to the shepherds,
“Come and see”, the result was to be, “Go and tell.” 
The same message that was given to the shepherds
was also given to the women who went to the empty tomb
and Peter and John.

“Come and see… go and tell.”

This message is also for all of us today who know the reason for Christmas.

Jesus, the only begotten Son of God,
 came to earth, born as a babe so He could
go to the cross and bear our sins on Calvary.
Because He lived without sin, died for our sins and
rose again triumphant over death,
He can be our Saviour.
We must not only “Come and see”,
but we must also
“Go and tell”
those who do not know.

That is the challenge of Christmas for us today.

“Come and see…Go and tell.”

I have been quite busy this month making my Christmas cards.
Here is some samples.



Wishing all of you a blessed Christmas 
with Christ the center of your celebration!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016


Here it is Thanksgiving Day again in the U.S. 

God is so good to every one of us 
and we should be thankful every day, 
not just at Thanksgiving.

Let's make a practice of looking for things
to thank Him for every day.  

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God 
in Christ Jesus concerning you.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 

Thank You Lord For Your Blessings On Me

While the world looks upon me, 
As I struggle along, 
And they say I have nothing,
But they are so wrong, 
In my heart I'm rejoicing,
How I wish they could see,
Thank You Lord for Your blessings on me!

There's a roof up above me, 
And I've a good place to sleep,
There's food on my table,
And shoes on my feet,
You gave me Your Love Lord,
And a fine family,
Thank You Lord for Your blessings on me!

I know I'm not wealthy,
And these clothes are not new,
And I don't have much money,
But Lord I have You!
And to me that’s all that matters,
Though the world may not see,
Thank You Lord for Your blessings on me!

Thank You Lord for Your blessings on me!

Song was written and recorded by the Easter Brothers.

Psalm 136:1 says,
 O give thanks unto the LORD; 
for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

 I created the following card to enter the challenge
using their word art.

Wishing you a Thanksgiving Day full of blessings 
and a grateful heart.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

We set aside this day
to honor our Veterans!

To Those Who Courageously Gave Their Lives And Those Who Bravely Fight Today Thank You Happy Veterans Day 2016

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Your Place

Is your place a small place?
Tend it with care!
He set you there

Is your place a large place?
Guard it with care!
He set you there.

What’er your place, it is
Not yours alone, but His
Who set you there.

 My newest card for WAW:

Saturday, November 5, 2016

I thought the following poem went well with the Word Art Wednesday 
scripture  card for this challenge.


"HE KNOWETH"! Yes--the dear Lord says He knoweth --
He knoweth them who trust in Him repose;
Perhaps He wills it should bring saving comfort--
This blessed fact -- that He His children knows.

"HE KNOWETH," too, what things we here have need of -
"Your Father knoweth" is the Saviour's word:
And so, whatever things He sees are needful
Will, in good season, reach us from the Lord.

"HE KNOWETH" also what lies in the darkness;
So nothing there need make our hears afraid:
He sees the utmost end from the beginning, -
And peace is ours as we on Him are stayed.

"HE KNOWETH"! Yes - of course, He always knoweth-
And in this blessed fact our hearts may rest,
Rejoicing in the happy calm that cometh
When we our refuge make within His breast.

J. Danson Smith

My card for the challenge:

Thursday, October 27, 2016

But as it is written, 
Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, 
neither have entered into the heart of man, 
the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 
1 Corinthians 2:9


HE will silently plan for thee,
Object thou of omniscient care;
God Himself undertakes to be
Thy Pilot through each subtle snare.

He WILL silently plan for thee, 
So certainly, He cannot fail!
Rest on the faithfulness of God,
In Him thou surely shalt prevail.

He will SILENTLY plan for thee
Some wonderful surprise of love.
Eye hath not seen, nor ear hath heard,
But it is kept for thee above.

He will silently PLAN for thee,
His purposes shall all unfold;
The tangled skein shall shine at last,
A masterpiece of skill untold.

He will silently plan FOR THEE,
Happy child of a Father's care,
As though no other claimed His love,
But thou alone to Him wert dear.

E. Mary  Grimes

My card for the WAW challenge:

Have a blessed week and...

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Broken Dreams
(By Lauretta P. Burns)

As children bring their broken toys with tears for us to mend,
I brought my broken dreams to God because He was my friend.

But then instead of leaving them with Him in peace to work alone,
I hung around and tried to help with ways that were my own.

At last I snatched them back and cried, "How can you be so slow?"
"My child," He said, "What could I do? You never did let go."

Here are two of my newest cards.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

He’s All That Matters

If I wake up tomorrow
With nothing but pain
And all the things are gone
That I’d counted as gain
If I still had Jesus
As my Saviour and Lord
I’d still be as rich as a king.

If each day brought losses
That were so hard to bear.
If every one left me
With no one who cared
If I still had Jesus
As my Saviour and Lord
I still His praises would sing.

For He’s all that matters
When all’s said and done
The stuff that we treasure
Is nothing but dung
I’d trade it all in a moment
For Jesus my King
For He is what matters to me.

Here is my newest card to link to Word Art Wednesday.

Have a blessed weekend!

Saturday, October 15, 2016


I sometimes think that God must surely smile,
While looking on His world so tenderly;
And whisper softly to His angels there:
“Could they but see."

His fretted world perplexed and worn and sad,
Distrustful of His watching thought the while;
Unmindful of the strength of love which shines
Behind God’s smile –

The kindest smile a weary world could know –
A smile that pities, loves, forgives and plans;
That knows earth’s strivings, failings, hopes and fears,
And understands.

Could they but see how near His angels are,
And know the grandeur of the ways they tread,
Or glimpse the land of happiness untold
Which lies ahead.  

I sometimes think that God must surely smile,

When looking on His troubled world below,
And whisper softly, tenderly, His thought:
“Could they but know.”

Author Unknown

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

A couple more cards I made.  
The photos aren't too good, but you can get the general idea.


Sunday, October 2, 2016


I have been quite busy lately and have not shared any of my cards with you in a long time.

I thought I would share a few of my latest.

Thanks for visiting.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

The Bible


 The Holy Bible is God’s love letter to us.
It is God’s words given to men to write down for us to read.
It is our guide book.
It provides strength and comfort.
It encourages us when we are doing right
and convicts us when we are doing wrong.
God’s Word never changes.

 Century follows century – it still stands.
Dynasty succeeds dynasty – it still stands.
Empires rise and fall and are forgotten – it still stands.
Kings are crowned and uncrowned – it still stands.
Storms of hate swirl about it – it still stands.
Atheists rail against it – it still stands.
Profane, prayerless punsters caricature it – it still stands.
Unbelief abandons it – it still stands.
Thunder bolts of wrath smite it – it still stands.
The flames are kindled about it – it still stands.
Author Unknown

Heaven and earth shall pass away:  but my words shall not pass away.
Luke 21:33 

The Bible Stands

The Bible stands like a rock undaunted
’Mid the raging storms of time;
Its pages burn with the truth eternal,
And they glow with a light sublime.

The Bible stands though the hills may tumble,
It will firmly stand when the earth shall crumble;
I will plant my feet on its firm foundation,
For the Bible stands.

The Bible stands like a mountain towering
Far above the works of men;
Its truth by none ever was refuted,
And destroy it they never can.

The Bible stands and it will forever,
When the world has passed away;
By inspiration it has been given,
All its precepts I will obey.

The Bible stands every test we give it,
For its Author is divine;
By grace alone I expect to live it,
And to prove and to make it mine. 
Words & Music:  Haldor Lillenas