Thursday, November 22, 2012

Hymn Scripture Challenge with Patter Cross - #16 - Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

The hymn this fortnight is one I have sung in the past and if you would like to learn something about the man who wrote this great hymn please visit Patter's blog which you can find down on the right side of my blog.

Our need to praise our Lord is so very much an important part of our worship of Him. I found the following in a small book I have called " From the Back of My Bible" by Emolyn C. Lambert :
" Worship attributes worth to God.

O come, let us worship and bow down.
Psalm 95:6  "

On my digital 6 x 6 piece I have shared the first two lines of the last verse of the hymn and is a reminder to myself that I need to remember to let all that is in me adore Him!

For my digital art I used a kit called "Maddy" by Tami Miller

( The scannings of my large ATC front and back has not come out the best... they are brighter and more like the digital page)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


As this month I have taken part in a Blog Train with other Christian Digital Designers and our theme for the digital kits we designed is "Thankful" I thought I would use it for this challenge.
But for anyone who would like to join me in this you can use the words:  Thanks  ...... Thank... Thanksgiving.  You are welcome to use any of these words in whatever way you want to but it would be nice to see a quote or scripture on the artwork you decide to share.  You might like to use this challenge to create a thankyou greeting card, a scrapbook page, etc.  Just enjoy creating something around one of these words.
 At the end of this posting I will have a place where you can click on and add a link to your blog or your page in a gallery somewhere so myself and others who visit this blog can admire your artwork.

For some devotional thoughts this month I found this devotion by Max Lucado:

Thank the Lord because
he is good. His love continues forever.
Psalm 106:1
Unfortunately, saying “thank you” isn’t all that common.
And yet, it’s what worship is all about.
Worship is when you’re aware that what you’ve been given is far greater than what you can give. Worship is that awareness that were it not for his touch, you’d still be hurting, bitter and broken. Worship is the half-glazed expression on the parched face of a desert pilgrim as he discovers that the oasis is not a mirage.
When we try to make a science out of worship—we can’t do it. No more than we can “sell love” or “negotiate peace.”
Worship is a voluntary act of gratitude offered by the saved to the Savior, by the healed to the Healer, and by the delivered to the Deliverer.
Worship is the “thank you” that refuses to be silenced.

Here is the small CD case size page I created using the digital kit I designed myself and if you would like to have this kit for yourself please visit my other blog  HERE

Here is where you can share your blog or where in a gallery you have shared your artwork for this challenge:

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Hymn Scripture Challenge with Patter Cross - #15 - When Troubles Assail Us

This fortnight Patter has given us a hymn by John Newton which is not as well known as his "Amazing Grace" but I do remember singing this hymn in the past.

Patter was not able to give us any sheet music to use in our artwork so I found a digital piece of music sheets and one was another hymn by John Newton so I changed the title and then added the sheet music for Amazing Grace.  I have shared the second verse of the hymn as it stood out to me... I do like birds and at times my husband will quote to me  " The Lord will provide".

The scripture I chose to use on my large ATC is Psalm 9:9 which includes the word "trouble" so I felt it worked well for this hymn. When reading a commentary of this verse I discovered this:
The word oppressed - Those who are crushed, broken, the dejected, afflicted, unhappy...
This made me think that yes - even with our faith in Jesus Christ we can find ourselves being unhappy. But oh! who wonderful to find refuge in the one who loves us with an incomparable love.
Then the word refuge -  A high place where enemies can neither reach nor see you.
What a wonderful picture of the true safety we have available if only we do seek and take hold of it.

For my digital artwork I have used a kit called "Home Coming" by Designs by Helly