Sunday, March 26, 2017


Faith looks back and says,
"Christ died for me."
Above and cries,
"He lives for me".
Ahead and whispers,
"He is coming for me."

 Looking for that blessed hope, and the 
glorious appearing of the great God and 
our Saviour Jesus Christ;
Titus 2:13  

Here are a few recycled cards I made. 
The pictures are not very good.

This is a card I made with scraps cut into squares for a quilt block look.

Thanks for visiting.  
Comments would be appreciated.

Have a blessed week.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart;
and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him,
and he shall direct thy paths.
Be not wise in thine own eyes:
fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
Proverbs 3:5-7

Trust - Confidence; a reliance or resting of the mind
on the integrity, veracity, justice, friendship or other
sound principle of another person.

Own understanding – As you see it

In all thy ways - This expression covers the whole area
of life’s action—all its acts and undertakings,
 its spiritual and secular sides, includng public and private

Acknowledge - To own, avow or admit to be true, by a declaration of assent;
as to acknowledge the being of a God. 
(Avow - To declare openly, with a view to justify, maintain or
defend; or simply to own, acknowledge or confess frankly)

I often used the story of the tight rope walker
in teaching children about trust.  This is it.

There was a tight rope walker who was putting on a show
where he would walk across a deep canyon. 
There was a big crowd that gathered to watch him.
Before he made his first walk across,
he asked the people if they believed
that he could make it across and back. 

Of course the crowd roared
that they believed that he could.

He stepped out on the rope and slowly
made his way across and back. 
When he stepped on the ground
the crowd roared in approval.

Then he showed them a bicycle without tires
and asked them if they believed
that he could ride the bicycle across and back. 

Again the crowd roared, "Yes, we believe you can."
As he made it safely across and back,
the crowd went wild with approval. 
They were convinced that he was able
to do anything they asked on the tight rope.

Then he asked the crowd,
"Do you believe that I can cross the canyon
carrying someone on my back and shoulders?"  

Again the crowd roared that they believed he could. 
When he asked for a volunteer the crowd went silent. 
No one trusted him enough
 that they were willing to take the risk.

He then responded to them,
"You don't really believe me or you would trust me."

If we really believe the Bible, God’s Word to us,
we would trust Him in all the circumstances of life.

I have been busy working on cards and here are a few samples:


Thanks to all my followers.  You are an encouragement to me.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

The Scrap Heap

James 1:2-4
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
But let patience have her perfect work,
that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. 

Those warriors of the faith who have gone on before us
remind us how very necessary faith is  to our Christian life.

There are times when we must walk by faith alone,
trusting Jesus,
knowing that He will fulfill His promises.
We must never take ourselves out of His hand,
but trust that each lesson and test we experience,
comes to us to make us strong and useful.


“There is only one thing,” said a village blacksmith, “that I fear,
and that is to be thrown on the scrap heap.”

“When I am tempering a piece of steel, I first heat it, hammer it, and then
suddenly plunge it into this bucket of cold water.
I very soon find whether it will take temper or go to pieces in the process.
When I discover after one or two tests that it is
 not going to allow itself to be tempered,
I throw it on the scrap heap and sell it for a cent a pound
when the junk man comes around.”

“So I find the Lord tests me, too, by fire and water
and heavy blows of His heavy hammer,
and if I am not willing to stand the test,
or am not going to prove a fit subject
for His tempering process,
I am afraid He may throw me on the scrap heap.”


When the fire is hottest, hold still,
for there will be a blessing “afterward”;
and with Job we may be able to say,
“When he hath tried me I shall come forth as gold (Job 23:10b).”

Things that hurt and things that mar
Shape the man for perfect praise;
Shock and strain and ruin are
Friendlier than the smiling days.”
Author Unknown

I am sorry that it has been so long since I posted on my blog.
I have been setting up two tasks that I have undertaken and
hopefully now I will be able to be more consistent.
Sometimes it seems like I keep giving excuses
for neglecting my blog, but I truly am too busy at times.

Here is one of my recent cards:

I appreciate all of my friends who follow
and read my little thoughts.
I would certainly be grateful if you
would leave a comment when you visit.