Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Take heart!

In this world, you will have trouble, but take heart, 
for I (Jesus) have overcome the world. John 16:33


You might think it odd at first seeing these two scriptures paired together in the same card, but when you think about it, they are both tremendous encouragements, particularly if you are going through a difficult time. Starting with the second scripture, where our Lord Jesus tells those who are His that we WILL have trouble, not we might, but that we WILL. . that's a promise just as surely as that contained in the first scripture (above). Thankfully, our Savior doesn't end there! He goes on to encourage us saying, "Take heart! I have overcome the world." Amen!! Our striving is not in vain, the victory is sure and that is why the scripture above is such an encouragement. We have no way of even comprehending just how wonderful (really, truly wonder-full!) will be our eternity with the Lord! So be encouraged this day. If you can't seem to find that deep -seated joy, that joy that remains even in the most difficult of times because you know that God remains in control, that Jesus HAS overcome the world and that someday you will be with Him in glory, then please click on the link above entitled "Good News."

ODBD Shining the Light Challenge #140

This week, the Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge Team challenges YOU to a LOVE challenge! Use pink, white and red or hearts on your project! 
To make the challenge even more rewarding, we will be giving out a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! And, if you use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing one to two creations to spotlight for our Shining the Light Award. All submissions must be added to Mr. Linky by Sunday,  Feb. 3 at 8 p.m. EST. Complete details are available on the ODBD blog.
Please take a bit of time to visit  my fellow challenge team members blogs, you'll be blessed!
 * Chris Olsen* Kathy Roney *Diana Nguyen 
 Audrey Hitlke * Cathy McCauley     
and. . January Guest Design Team Member Sabrina (Cook22)  

Project Details 

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Series 3
Ink: Rose Red, Spun Sugar
Designer Paper: My Mind's Eye Lost and Found
Accessories: Roses from Gloria; Recollections leaf, Spellbinders Romantic Ovals die, and Classic Petal Edgeabilities, gems, lace, seam binding.

Blessings! jme ~ SDG


  1. What a beautiful layered border and I love the little matching roses and the touch of bling! Lovely card and I think the two verses do go well together!

  2. Lovely card!The pink is stunning the way you use it here. Great message as well.

  3. Both verses are full of encouragement! Beautiful card, I love all the layers and texture and the lace is so pretty. Pretty papers!

  4. Gorgeous card, all the layers look beautiful together and the paper is so pretty !

  5. Oh my - this is just so pretty - a treat for the eyes as well as encouragement for the spirit. The petal borders along with the punched hearts are beautiful, and your little bunch of roses is a perfect match to that paper.

  6. Love this Jan Marie, love the pinks, and your beautiful layers!!

  7. Wow Jan Marie!! This is stunning!! I so love all the pink, the dp with the roses and your elegant punch detail on the side. Gorgeous!!

  8. Gorgeous, love the paper, lovely borders and great verse and the framing of it! lovely threading of the ribbon through the lace also

  9. Jan Marie - I cannot even tell you how beautiful this is to me. Okay, I'll try :)! I love the colors and your wonderful soft sponging. I love the lace and ribbon, the die cuts and texture, and I especially love the papers and flowers. But the most beautiful thing for me is the Scriptures. Amazing my friend!

  10. Oh Jan-Marie this is so beautiful - love your use of colour and the way you have used the layers and dies. The lace and flowers are stunning details.

  11. Jan Marie, this is just STUNNING! I love the verses, papers, colors, and all the little details, basically I love it all! This is one amazing creation!!! Blessings! Kathy

  12. Oh My, Gorgeous!! A perfectly loving, pretty, uplifting card! Love the feminine layers! It would cheer up the gloomiest of days! You have the gift of encouragement and it shines through your cards!

  13. Wonderful message, Jan Marie!!!
    Pink? I love it!! Beautiful card!!

  14. WOW!!! Jan Marie this is soooo beautiful!!! Love the border and all the pretty pink!


Thanks for your encouraging words! Have a blessed day!