Thursday, June 18, 2015

Glory Art Challenge with Patter Cross - #10 STILL

For this challenge Patter has given us the word STILL and you can find her teaching on her blog HERE
Once I read the word, I knew I just had to use one of my well quoted verses - Psalm 46:10 . It is a verse a Christian friend gave me some years ago when I was getting over busy with caring for my elderly parents. So the Lord keeps reminding me at times that I let my life get too busy and do not stop and just "Be Still".  
The digital items I chose to work with because... the blue paper which you can see glimpse of newspaper represents that we let the world events take our focus of being Still with God. The Butterfly is because even though it is a gentle creature ... it is a very busy one and at times when you watch them they do not rest for long. The heart flowers represents our Triune God.

for my digital art I used two kits by Vera Lim - Lavender Sweetie and Blue Meadow

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Glory Art with Patter Cross - #9 - Hope and Rest

Please visit Patter's blog HERE so you can read what you has shared and also she has shared a link to a song with very encouraging words.

When I went to Bible Gateway to find a verse or maybe two to use in my digital art I found Psalm 62:5 which included both Hope and Rest.  It is only the hope we have in our Lord that enables us to rest in Him.

For my digital artwork I used a kit called  Anitas Prayer Journal by Kathryn Estry

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Glory Art Challenge with Patter Cross - #8 - Prayer

Please visit Patter's blog HERE  to read what she has shared for this fortnight's challenge.

I had chosen my scripture but had not found what to also include on my digital piece of artwork. Then this afternoon I read a small devotion  from "One Quiet Moment" by Lloyd Jon Ogilivie and the Lord pointed out what I should share on my page. God's timing is so perfect.

I have been busy lately with my digital scrapbooking and next month I open my first digital store which is within a digital scrapbooking online store. I really felt the Lord lead me to do this as it came about in a way I had not been looking for. For two years I have been designing mini kits which I give away on my other blog ( A-M ) as part of a small group of other Christian Designers and it was through this that I was offered to become a paid Designer. I have been dabbling in designing since 2009 and have taken part in two designer contests. The last one I competed in I made it to the last round and pulled out as I felt I was not ready to be involved in selling my designs. Now I am ready - the Lord prepared me for it - I just needed to be patient and wait for His timing. In the store I am about to start selling at there is another Christian Designer who is fairly new at designing and I have taken her under my wing and have been helping  and encouraging her.  

Here is my art for this fortnight:

Digital products - frame by Laitha; wordart, paper and flower from Prayer and Praise by Thao Cosgrove.  Image of the praying hands found on the internet. 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Glory Art Challenge with Patter Cross - #7 - Anxious

Please visit Patter's blog HERE  so that you can read her thoughts about this fortnight's word - ANXIOUS.
This is a teaching I need to be taught over and over. I always seem to slip back into being anxious over little things. The morning after I read Patter's teaching on this, God wanted to give me a gentle nudge as in the Daily Bread reading my Husband and I do each morning at breakfast the words by Oswald Chambers were shared that I have used on my digital artwork.

Digital kit used - Shabby by Sandie Pie Creations

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Glory Art Challenge with Patter Cross - #6 - Follower

When I read Patter's devotion which you can read HERE , it was one of those times when God was reaffirming a teaching.  Just the week prior to this, our Church held a night for those interested to see a DVD about "Being a Fan or Follower" of Jesus. We were not able to attend this event but did decide to borrow the DVD to watch it ourselves.
It does make you stop and think... " Am I just a fan of Jesus.... am I really a follower???" He wants me to and He asks  me to follow Him, so as the song/hymn says... " I have decided to follow Jesus...."

A chorus from a Hymn we sang in a Church I attended quite some years ago came to my mind after reading Patter's teaching so I had to search the old hymn books I have to find it as I did not know the title or first line of the hymn.  "Mr Google" helped me to find the title.
My digital page is a very simple one but in the kit I used there just happened to be the flair  with "you have my heart (drawing)" so I added the word Jesus.

Digital kit used -  All About You by Vera Lim

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Glory Art #5 - Not Alone - hosted by Patter Cross

Please visit Patter's blog  HERE so you can read the  teaching and story behind the words she chose for us to work with - Not Alone.  She has shared the song of which I shared two lines on my digital page.
It is always good to be reminded that we are never alone.  The scripture from Deuteronomy 31 is a really good verse to memorize for those times when we do forget that the Lord has promised to always be with us.
  I was thinking of using a verse from Psalm 23 as it is a Psalm that comes to my mind at times as it was the last scripture my sister and I read to my father the day he died so then it was the Psalm that was read at his funeral.

(digital kit used - Ode to Music by Meagans Creations )

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Glory Art Challenge with Patter Cross - #4 - Wisdom

Please visit Patter's blog HERE to read her devotional thoughts centred on the chosen word "Wisdom" for this fortnight's challenge.

The day I read the challenge details and devotion was the day my husband and I do a Bible Study with our neighbour across the road who is a quadriplegic man in a wheelchair living with his elderly mother. He has carers come to his home to get him out of bed in the morning and then into bed at night ( his mother is not capable of doing this - she is in her early 80s).  David is a Born Again Christian and delights in Ken and I doing these studies with him - God was definitely in control with our decision to move to this little town.  Back to the theme "Wisdom"  that afternoon in our study we just happened to come across the verse in James that I have shared on my artwork.   God's perfect timing.
When looking for a quote to include on my page, once I saw the one I have used... I just had to use it as my word for this year is "LISTEN".

( digital kit used - Its Just Life Stuff by Ponytails )