Friday, March 14, 2014

Word Art Wednesday: Everything is His Time! (Free Digi Stamps)

Welcome to Word Art Wednesday's weekly challenge!  I thought I had this on auto posting....oops!  But there is still plenty of time to join the fun and share your own inspirational creation.  Our sponsors this week are phenomenal, and the scripture artwork is beautiful.  It's all yours if you want it.  This verse has so much meaning for me personally and it's beautifully crafted by our talented Karen Murray.  Feel free to copy and use!

There have been many times in my life that I have experienced devastating heartbreak.  Because we live in a fallen world, bad things happen.  Life takes turns we never would seek and we are handed challenges we do not want.   But life is life and we need to be prepared to encounter valleys, and times when our world is shaken.

On the occasions of my heartbreak, I clearly remember looking up into night skies and pouring my heart out to God.  On one particular occasion, I spent the night crying by a window while it stormed outside.  When the lightening flashed I could see through my own tears drops of rain streaming down the outside of the window pane.  As I sought answers from God, I received something even better than answers or explanations.  God poured out His promises to me.  He has promised never to leave us or forsake us.  I knew He would be with me.  And in the midst of my personal storm, God's Spirit spoke to my heart and promised that something beautiful would come from the heartache I was experiencing.

God is always faithful and He keeps His promises.  Something very precious and beautiful came from my anguish.  Now I can't imagine my life without that tragedy turned to blessing, without witnessing the beauty from ashes, without the rose that was tangled among the thorns.  In God's timing, He makes everything beautiful in our lives.  I know countless friends who can recount similar stories...stories of God bringing something beautiful after a heartbreaking tragedy. 

When I look to the heavens and view God's grand expanse of the universe from my limited perspective I'm always overwhelmed by how huge our God is.  I know that if He can hold the universe together,  He has me in the palm of His hand as well.  No harm can befall me that will snatch me from that sovereign hand.

When choosing the design for my DT sample, I used the set Our Good Earth, because I love the depiction of the world resting in God's almighty hand.  I cropped one of my digi papers, then laid the white-filled image on top of the blue.  I colored the hand and globe with Copic markers.

Do join us for our challenge, see what the other DT gals have created and come drool over the sponsor give-aways.  We'd love to see what you create.

Set Used:

Earth Day is April 22, and though I'm not an environmentalist in the traditional sense, I'm very aware that God created earth and everything in it for our good, and that He expects us to be good stewards of what He has provided for us. So my Earth Day sets definitely focus on the Creator rather than on creation, but I believe His creation is ours to treasure and protect.

Set includes both color and outline versions, sentiments in both color and black/white.

Coordinating Sets:
6 papers, 12 x 12, 300 ppi may be resized

6 images in both color and black and white, JPEG and PNG
6 sentiments in black (may be recolored in most photo editing programs)


  1. Lovely card Diane - very colorful and of course the scripture is great as well - have a blessed day!

  2. I LOVE this card, Diane! The texture of the blue looks amazing and I adore your use of the sentiment with that image! And you're right--God ALWAYS keeps His promises to His children. HUGS and happy Sabbath! Mynn xx

  3. Yes, the world in one hand, delightful designs!

  4. Love your journaling! The card is beautiful.


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