Thursday, February 27, 2014

His Mercies - CTD 281 and WAW 121

Hello Delightful friends and family!

Pulled out my Distress Inks and water color paper to play along with the Color Throwdown #281 and Word Art Wednesday #121 Anything Goes

Ingredients: Distress Inks (Spiced Marmalade Squeezed Lemon, Black Soot, Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold); Archival Jet Black ink;  Stamps:  Taylored Expressions (Posh Posie) and Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps (Be Encouraged set); Paper: Bazzill card stock and water color paper; Mini Mister and water pen; EK Success corner rounder, rhinestones, white gel pen and Spica clear pen.

This card is going to friends who are having a rough time with guilt and regret due to their past. Have you ever felt that way? The wrong choices that perhaps you made in the past that effected future decisions made by your children.  And now the adult children are experiencing the consequences of their own choices, while the parents are experiencing guilt and regret.  It is so difficult to see our loved ones making decisions that could affect their eternal destination.  Addictions, bitterness and hardness of heart are very difficult to break through.  Wow, this sounds like a real downer of a post but I just want to say that there is HOPE.  God is faithful.  He is sovereign.  We have to learn to trust and serve Him faithfully no matter what. Is that easy? Not always easy, but possible. Discouragement is a powerful weapon of the enemy that we have to learn to recognize so that we can overcome it. We can overcome it through prayer and praise, but the best way is through reading the Word of God and taking time to really meditate on it and allow God to work in our hearts (couple that with the prayer and praise and it's a great recipe for a spiritual victory!).  I have found that when talking with friends who are discouraged that they are no longer reading their Bibles and spending time with the Lord.  You see, when we get our eyes off of Jesus and get them turned on ourselves and our circumstances we are playing right into the adversary's hand.  Does this sound like you? God's mercies truly are new every morning (He cannot lie).  He is waiting with open arms to love, comfort and extend His mercies to you.  

You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.  1 John 4:4

Thanks for visiting!!



  1. Beautiful card and wonderful post. Thank you dear sister for this exhortation and for continually being salt and light.

  2. His mercies are new every morning and this card will bless them. Thank you for sharing this wonderful art with us at Word Art Wednesday today. Blessings, Carole DT

  3. Love your card!! The background distressing with the silhouette image is wonderful!! Lovely post and I'm sure your friends will be touched by your card!! Glad you joined along at CTD!!

  4. Very pretty card. Love the distressing and the sentiment. I am behind on commenting, so busy right now taking care of hubby and trying to keep up with my DT jobs. We lost our precious Karla (our Pastors wife) only 59. It was very sudden and our whole church is still in shock. It has only been 2 days and doesn't seem real. She was a fabulous friend, mentor, and all round wonderful woman of God. I am just so sad.

  5. What a heart warming card and so beautiful in your warm and radiant colors in the BG! Lovely sentiment and hopefully will be so reassuring to your friends! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Color Throwdown!

  6. Beautiful card Natalie. Love the yellow, orange and black.

  7. What a beautiful card and a thoughtful way to support your friends.