Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Word Art Wednesday-Isaiah 25:1

Hello and welcome to Word Art Wednesday.

 

Here is this week’s wordart for your personal use.

For wonderful inspiration and a great devotional, stop by the Word Art Wednesday challenge blog.

Papercraft Memories: Isaiah 25:1 WORDart by Karen for WAW personal use

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This week I have been busy making a few new signs for my Etsy shop, WORDart by Karen.  I really enjoy making signs; it’s so therapeutic for me.

signs at WORDartbykaren.etsy.com

…and I have this beautiful little girl visiting for a few more weeks.  She’s such a delight, and I am loving the time with her.

Jaliyah summer 2014

I hope your summer is going well.  It is hard to believe it is already the end of July.  Baby Reid will be here in just a few more weeks!

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Word Art Wednesday Psalm 42:8

 

Happy Wednesday!

Here is this week’s Word Art Wednesday wordart.  Stop by the Word Art Wednesday blog for some wonderful inspiration.

Papercraft Memories: Psalm 42:8 WORDart by Karen personal use

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If you read Psalm 42, you will see that David was going through a tough time in his life.  He is feeling discouraged and thirsting for God in his trouble.

In verse 3 he says,

“My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say, Where is thy God?”

Have you ever felt that way?  I know I have.  My favorite word in this week’s verse is, “Yet”.  David is feeling so down cast, but yet he chooses to trust the Lord and to praise Him.  He knows that God is his source of peace and joy and that God has not forsaken him no matter how alone he might feel.  I am so thankful for the promises of God that we can depend on no matter how we are feeling.  Our feelings don’t change God or His promises.  He is the same yesterday, today and forever.  We choose to praise Him despite our circumstances, knowing that He will never leave us or forsake us.  He is always there for you even when you don’t feel Him; trust His Word and lean on His promises that will never fail.

I want to take a moment to thank you for praying for my husband.  After two days in the hospital and more hours spent in doctor’s offices and hospitals in the last week, they have found nothing.  He is doing better though, so I am giving God all the glory.  Prayer works and I am believing.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Word Art Wednesday-James 1:12

Hello there!

Here is this week’s Word Art Wednesday WORDart.  I am sorry for the late posting. A family emergency kept me quite busy.

Papercraft Memories: James 1:12 WORDart by Karen for WAW personal use

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As I so often do, I read this verse in the Amplified version. I like how the Amplified version breaks it down.  Here is what it says,

“Blessed (happy, to be envied) is the man who is patient under trial and stands up under temptation, for when he has stood the test and been approved, he will receive [the victor’s] crown of life which God has promised to those who love Him.”

I feel lately that my life has been trial after trial after trial, and I am not sure how patient I have been through it all.  Maybe that is why the trials seem to keep coming.  But I will say this, that just when I feel like I cannot take another thing and that other thing comes, God in His great mercy sustains me.  I don’t know what I would do without His strength and peace.  In these past few days, my husband has been very sick and spent a few days in the hospital.  He is home now, but still not 100% and the doctors could find nothing wrong, but I feel such a peace about it all.  I know that God’s got this and he is in God’s hands.  I can honestly say that I KNOW God gives us the strength to stand the test.  God is ALWAYS faithful!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Word Art Wednesday Deuteronomy 33:27

Hello there, I hope your summer is going well.

Here is this week’s WORDart.

Papercraft Memories: Deuteronomy 33:27 WORDart by Karen for WAW personal use

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I love the hope this scripture offers us.  The eternal God…He never changes.  His everlasting arms…Oh, how I need His everlasting arms.  He will not just thrust out the enemy, but He will destroy them.  I sure do have some enemies that I need destroyed.  Not people enemies, but spiritual ones.  We all face things in our lives that have the potential to destroy us, but when we place our lives in God’s hands He takes care of those things for us.  How awesome!

For great inspiration be sure to stop by the Word Art Wednesday blog.

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