Category: encouraging verses

sweets for the sweet

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this is another bag that i made with my cricut. 

i made it for my dear SIL…she’s been going through some heartache right now. 

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i played on the word “sweet”. 

i made the front flower embellishment stamping the words “sweets for the sweet”, 

included some hershey kisses, which are sweet… 

and i also put together some Bible verses that i hope will encourage her…sweet words & promises of God. 

sweets for the sweet! 

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not ashamed

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my dad’s birthday is today! 

as part of his gift, i made this for him to hang in his home office. 

  • “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” Romans 1:16

that is his favorite verse, and the colors are the same as his office. 

looking forward to celebrating with him tomorrow during the Steelers vs. Browns game.  he loves the Browns and we love the Steelers. 

Go STEELERS! 

…remembering…9-11

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Matthew 24:6-8:

    “And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.  For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in diverse places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.”

feel like hiding?

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ever feel like hiding? 

like giving up? 

like there’s no hope for your situation? 

remember that God is with you. 

Psalm 46:1-11

1  God is our refuge and strength,
        an ever-present help in trouble. 


2  Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
        and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, 

3  Though its waters roar and foam
        and the mountains quake with their surging.
        Selah

4  There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
        the holy place where the Most High dwells.

5  God is within her, she will not fall;
        God will help her at break of day.

6  Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
        he lifts his voice, the earth melts.

7  The LORD Almighty is with us; 
        the God of Jacob is our fortress.
        Selah

8  Come and see the works of the LORD,
        the desolations he has brought on the earth.

9  He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth;
        he breaks the bow and shatters the spear,
        he burns the shields with fire.

10  “Be still, and know that I am God;
        I will be exalted among the nations,
        I will be exalted in the earth.”

11  The LORD Almighty is with us;
        the God of Jacob is our fortress.
        Selah

 

our refuge & strength {refocus & renew}

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Psalm 46:1-11

  • (1) God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.  (2) Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,  (3) though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.  (4) There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells.  (5) God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.  (6) Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall; he lifts his voice, the earth melts.  (7) The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.  (8) Come and see the works of the Lord, the desolations he has brought on the earth.  (9) He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth; he breaks the bow and shatters the spear, he burns the shields with fire.  (10) “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”  (11) The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.

(picture taken by Nick K.)

love is…

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this is a gift that i made for my inlaws, for their 50th wedding anniversary. 

the verse has been printed out, the lace is actually from my grandmother’s craft stash, and the birds were punched out, using a martha stewart punch. 

it reads:

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails.”

the sun is shining today!  enjoy!!!!

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{whisper a prayer} for your teen

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Dear God,

  • “Remove any trace of a veil from _________’s eyes.  Take the blinders off of his/her mind–wherever he/she is prone to unbelief–so that he/she might understand the gospel and see the light of your glory.”  Amen  (2 Corin. 4:3-6)
  • “Bring my teenager back to the faith that he/she knew as a child.  Let our mouths be filled with laughter, and our tongues with songs of joy.  Let our friends and neighbors know that you have done great things for our family.”  Amen    (Psalm 126:1-2)
  • “Help our family to understand what it means to call the Sabbath a delight and to make it an honorable day.  Show us how to find our joy in you rather than in doing whatever we please.”  Amen   (Isaiah 58:13-14)

-taken from Praying the Scriptures for Your Teenagers  by Jodie Berndt

announcing {framed thoughts}

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well, it’s friday! 

spent today at a scrapbooking crop at our church. 

i have many old pictures that are just waiting to be scrapped….so my goal was quantity, not quality. 

this layout is from 2000.  our church playgroup took a tour of a local armory.  it was really hot out that day and my son was rather grumpy.  when it came time to take a ride in a Humvee, (which every kid could hardly wait for), nick said that he did NOT want to go….because, there wasn’t any air conditioning in the Humvee.  can you believe that???  he really dug his heels in and refused to smile for pictures or anything else. 

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this layout is of chewy & nick.  i’m pretty sure it was taken the first day that we had him…way back in 2000. 
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the picture below is something new i’m trying.  a new line of scrapsinbloom, called “{framed thoughts}”. 

this is the first one, 1 Samuel 1:27, {framed thoughts} for your baby boy 

visit my etsy shop and take a look! 

there will be other themes/verses available soon! 

(thanks, lisa, for your encouragement today!  i really appreciated it!)

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