Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Trust in Him at all Times. . .

Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge. 
Psalm 62:8

ODBD Shining the Light Challenge #175

This week the Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge Team challenges YOU to an "It is Fall!" Challenge. Last month we wanted to see fall colors: this month we want to see your fall creations and not just fall colors. . .

 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, Oct. 27 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 * Diana Nguyen 
 Cheryl Scriven * DJ Rants    
  and. . Guest Design Team Member Linda Carson

Project Details

The theme of this week's challenge is "Fall" and when I think of fall, I think of the time change that occurs in most parts of the United States, so I made a card that's a little different than a traditional "fall" card. . .perhaps it should be called a "fall back" card!  Funny thing is that we don't "fall back" or "spring forward" in my sunny, little corner of the world. We are always on AZ time! Regardless of where one lives, time seems to pass so quickly. I found this hymn by our nation's sixth President, John Quincy Adams, written in 1839.

Alas! how swift the moments fly!

How flash the years along!

Scarce here, yet gone already by,
The burden of a song.
See childhood, youth, and manhood pass,
And age, with furrowed brow;
Time was—Time shall be—drain the glass—
But where in Time is now?

Time is the measure but of change;
No present hour is found;
The past, the future, fill the range
Of Time’s unceasing round.
Where, then is now? In realms above,
With God’s atoning Lamb,
In regions of eternal love,
Where sits enthroned I AM.

Then pilgrim, let thy joys and tears
On Time no longer lean;
But henceforth all thy hopes and fears
From earth’s affections wean:
To God let votive accents rise;
With truth, with virtue, live;
So all the bliss that Time denies
Eternity shall give.


Words: John Q. Adams; sixth president of the United States
Written for the 200th anniversary of the First Congregational Church in Quincy, Massachusetts, September 29, 1839.

Blessings! jme ~ SDG


  1. Jan I love your take on this challenge and love the card! The embossing is fabulous along with all the fall colors. Miss talking with you daily my dear!

  2. Oh, Jan Marie, what an amazing take on this fall challenge! I LOVE it, and this is a gorgeous card! Yes, a wonderful thought about time and a great reminder to always trust in Him, our precious Lord! Hugs, sweet and loving friend!

  3. What a gorgeous card Jan Marie!! So love your addition of silver and the embossing with all the sponging. So rich!! What a comforting verse and a great reminder!! Stunning design my friend!

  4. Wonderful card, the gear dies are perfect!

  5. Love your take on "fall!" Just brilliant!

  6. How beautiful!! Love the metalic look, so creative!!

  7. Gorgeous artwork! Love your take on this challenge! Such richness in color and metallic accents!

  8. Jan Marie this is stunning!!! I love every detail! WOW!

  9. Gorgeous embossing all around, great color and shading, very creative idea for the theme of your card, Love it!

  10. Jan, I love the silver embossed clock and gears. Very pretty.

  11. What a gorgeous card!! I really like the embossing and the clock image is perfect for fall. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday. I love to see your work.

  12. A work of art!! Beautifully done, Jan! Thanks for the sweet comment and visiting (hugs!).

  13. This is gorgeous, Jan Marie. I LOVE it, and I can't thank you enough for taking the time to share your lovely art with us. Hope you're having a blessed week, and that you will stop by again soon.
    God bless you!
    Word Art Wednesday

  14. GREAT card! LOVE the embossing and shine...clever use of die cuts :-D.


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