Thursday, March 28, 2013

Hymn Scripture Challenge with Patter Cross - #6 - Come Though Fount of Every Blessing

Patter has given us a hymn that I am not familiar with this fortnight. Please visit her blog HERE to learn more about the hymn writer and read Patter's devotional thoughts.

On my digital page I have shared  part of the second verse as it stood out to me with this weekend being Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday.   When I did a google search on this hymn ( cannot remember why I needed to as Patter had shared with us the piece of music sheet to use in our artwork and that has the words on it ) but I think the Lord wanted me to find that another  version of this hymn has the verse I have shared slightly different.
Instead of   " Interposed His precious blood" it has  "Bought me with His precious blood."
This lead me to look up in the dictionary what the word "interpose" means and the meaning that stood out to me is  "assume an intervening position".    Our Lord, our precious Jesus, did just that  as He hung on that cross - He assumed the intervening position of bearing yours and my sins upon Himself. He took the punishment I deserve.  Thankyou Jesus for your precious blood that was shed for my forgiveness.

( For my digital art I have used a kit called " He is Risen" designed by myself. It is part of a Christian Digital blog Train and if you visit my Digital blog ( see it listed on the right side of this blog ) you can download the kit and then visit the other designers who have taken part in the Blog Train )

Saturday, March 16, 2013


" Love You for You"  is the title I have given this page I created for a challenge over at Stuff to Scrap.
You can find the challenge details   HERE .   We were given the words to the song "What Love Really Means" by JJ Heller, and asked to use something from this song on a layout.  I chose to use the last verse as it means so much to me... to think that the God, I worship - the one true God Loves me for me!.... not for anything I had done or anything I will become.
After I share my page I will share the Youtube of JJ Heller singing the song.  I already owned two of JJ Heller's CDs and after hearing this song because of this challenge I bought the CD that has this song on it.  Sometimes when I am doing my paper crafts or digital scrapbooking  I will play her CDs in the background.

I challenge anyone who visits this blog of mine to also create a page using the same  verse I have as it is such wonderful words and a good reminder  that God's grace is so freely given... we do nothing to deserve it.
If you take up my challenge, please let me know in a comment if you share your page on your blog so I can visit your blog and see what you create.
( I find the "inlinkz" a little confusing for me to use)

Here is my page:

( for my digital art I used a kit called Every Day Love by B2N2 Scraps)

Here is the song:

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Hymn Scripture Challenge with Patter Cross - #5 - Cleanse Me

This fortnight Patter has shared a Hymn I am not familiar with and it was not in either of the olde hymn books I have but I did find it in a newer one because the writer of the hymn lived in the 20th century, unlike a lot of the other hymn writers from much earlier times.

I would encourage you to please visit Patter's blog HERE to read about the writer of the hymn and to read Patter's devotional thoughts.

When I read what hymn we were to work with, I did my usual search on Bible Gateway for what scripture I would share in my art and decided on Psalm 139:1.   Then last night ( which was a day later ), I sat to do my Bible Study preparation ready for this weeks KYB Study ( Know Your Bible - studies for women here in Australia ). We are studying some of the Psalms and you possibly will guess... yes this week we are studying Psalm 139.  
It makes me feel so special to realise that God knows me, He know everything about me, He knows where I go, when I go, what I do, what I say, what I think....
He know me so intimately yet, He loves me and forgives me.  What an awesome God we worship.

On my digital page I have shared Psalm 139:1  and the second verse from the hymn as it spoke to me the most -  I was once filled with shame when I first met Jesus and still am at times when the Lord reveals my sins to me. Now I praise Him that he cleanses me.... washes me whiter than snow in His own blood.

For my digital art - template by Seatrout Scraps; kit - Heart Song by Creative Victorian Designs

Friday, March 1, 2013

Hymn Scripture Challenge with Patter Cross - #4 Worthy of Worship

Please visit Patter's blog HERE to read about the hymn she chose for this fortnight - Worthy of Worship.

Once I read which hymn it was this time, the song I will share in a Youtube came to my mind. The God we worship truly is worthy of our worship.

I have a book which I have owned for many years, called "Psalms/Now" by Leslie F Brandt. I thought I would see how Psalm 48 was re-written in this book and I found the words too good not to share them. I really like how the writer has made the psalm personal.
 I have used Psalm 48:1 on my digital page ( not from the book - from NIV Bible).

Psalm 48

How great is my God!
He soars above our poor intellects
like a snow-capped mountain
over a sun-baked desert.
He scatters the profound theories of wise men
like leaves pushed around by a winter wind.
He shatters 
the assembled might of world governments
as an earthquake levels a city.
He reaches down in tenderness
to earth's poor creatures
and draws them to Himself.
Consider with me the greatness of my God.
Measure His judgements;
embrace His eternal love,
Stand tall in your faith
courageous in your commitment,
for He is truly a great God.

For my digital art, I have used a kit called " Every Day with You" by Trixie Scraps; the hymn sheet each fortnight is given to us by Patter.

Now here is the song I said I would share: