Saturday, January 2, 2010


Hi and Happy New Year to you all!


If I had to chose a verse to live by at the beginning of this year it would be this little pearl from the Word of God :

"All my springs are in YOU! Ps.87:7" (Another word for springs is source)

I want to find more contentment, more satisfaction, more joy, more passion, more fire in the Lord alone.... more strength, fulfillment, praise, love and peace in HIM. I also want to give more, live more, love much more and see more of God's Grace working in His Church.

I have felt very frustrated the last couple of months, passing through times of silence in my walk with God, learning even more deeply how to live by faith not by sight and yet I have been more than abundantly blessed.

My conclusion has been that the only blessing that can really fill a void is the presence of the Lord, the intimacy that comes through sacrifice and time - nothing external will give lasting fulfillment. We need to be filled with a perspective that is formed in us through fellowship with Him.

This is going to be my reading material for the next couple of weeks. This is what it's about: Like Martha, you love Jesus and really want to serve him... yet you struggle with weariness, resentment and feelings of inadequacy. For every woman who's ever felt she isn't godly enough, isn't loving enough, isn't doing enough, this book takes a fresh approach to the familiar story of Mary and Martha to show how all of us can draw closer to our Lord."

I am so thankful to all those who are so friendly and kind to pop by! I call my computer my window to the world - it brings me in contact with so many friendly, talented ladies who share the same passions in more than just creating. I know I need that to be able to express myself.

Thank you all so much!!


  1. Beautiful card and beautiful message, Jacqueline! It is so easy to get caught up in daily chores and cares in this world. I, too, am seeking a closer walk with my Lord and Saviour! Life is but a vapor and we need to focus on eternal things, don't we???

    Happy New Year!

  2. Happy New Year for you and your family Jacqueline.
    Wishing you all the best in 2010.

  3. Heppy new year to you too Jacqueline. Love this card and how you framet the lovely little image. Gorgeous colors!

  4. Happy New Year gorgeous!

    I love your blog. I love what you write. And I love the reminder to trust God, to endure the things that I do get frustrated about, and to have patience...

    Thank you for all your messages and for sharing your gifts - both within and on paper...

  5. Thank you for your heartfelt words and honesty. I wish you all the best in 2010 and you are in my prayers. Your card is beautiful! I love the bold purple!

  6. Powerful words! I remember something I read years ago..."God can't give you the desires of your heart until there is only one desire, to have more of Him". I can feel that is what your heart is wanting and I pray that God will fulfill this desire.
    Thank you so much dear Jacqueline for using your gifts to further the Kingdom of God. I have been so blessed to know you.

  7. Wisteria? Do I recognize that paper? Your creation is absolutely fabulous, Jacqueline.

    I hope the coming year is a blessed one for you and yours.

  8. Thanks so much for your words of wisdom. Have a Happy New Year and may you be truly blessed

  9. Happy New Year Jacqueline, your card is wonderful.


  10. Amazing card!! I love that you call your computer window to the world - it really is and I wouldn`t want to miss it! I am glad to know you!


  11. Ook voor jou en je familie een gezond en gelukkig 2010

  12. Happy New Year, Jacqueline! Thank you for sharing of yourself creatively and spiritually on your blog. You are a blessing!

  13. Happy New Year to you and your family and may this year be blessed. Lovely words and very inspirational. The card is beautiful and love that Wisteria paper and how you blended it in so beautifully.

  14. Wish you and your family a happy, healthy, and wonderful 2010!!

    Very powerful words, Jacqueline! Thank you for the reminder!

    Gorgeous card and love how you use the pp, you are amazing! So lucky to know you!!

  15. Such a perfect design. Love the purple Jacqueline!


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