Sunday, May 22, 2011

Spring collage

This will probably be my last Spring themed collage as the weather is very hot these last days and is much more like summer.

I have used some of the goodies I received and stamped a Rose image in the middle which I colored in with a marker pen - first time I've ever used this as I usually use a paintbrush and distress inks to color.

I still have three more photos to share of the beautiful cards I received. My MIL came looking for her card the other day and couldn't find it!

This is tea from Sri Lanka. Once again thank you ladies!

Just wanted to share a little something I have been thinking about lately. It's that black and white thinking pattern. Do you recognize it in yourself? I mean it goes something like this... the Bible invites us to believe, for example, for healing - so we take up the invite and then it doesn't happen. That is black/white thinking. But God is so much bigger than that!! There is a whole area which is as Derek Prince describes in his book 'The Word of God heals' that we forget about. God is sovereign and we can't dictate to Him how He should handle. It's not black and white in His Kingdom, it means that we live in complete surrender to Him as He forms our characters through every situation in our lifes. God might need us to keep on believing and never give up. He is able to keep our hearts soft and loving towards Him by just letting Him be God and trusting in WHO HE IS, not in WHAT HE DOES! God is Love - no doubt about it - and I think the only way UP with Him is TRUST, SURRENDER, PRAYER and FAITH. God's Word says - I will honor those who honor my Word - I reckon that is something to build on and I have always seen that God's Arm is not to short to deliver us in our daily walk with Him.

Hope to be back later in the week, I don't know what to expect and how I will react to the Chemo, so it's until then!


  1. What a beautiful spring collage with so many wonderful elements and such lovely colors. Your faith is an inspiration. Praying that your treatments go well.

  2. What a beautiful message, especially this line: "live in complete surrender to Him as He forms our characters through every situation in our lives"; You are such a shining example of this truth.
    I'll be praying that God's peace and comfort will sustain you through the uncertain days ahead.
    Thanks for spreading loveliness with your beautiful spring card, it along with your message today, has inspired me.
    bless you dear friend

  3. Beautiful spring collage! We are just getting a mix of warm and still cold so our spring is not finished yet.

    Inspiring words as always and I was thinking of you this morning and your upcoming challenges. I agree with Nancy and think you are a inspirational example of the words you shared today.

  4. You are such an inspiring woman and an example to all of us.
    I hope that your chemo therapy won't make you too sick. I am thinking a lot about you. You are in my prayers......

    Oops almost forgotten; your card is gorgeous.

    Love and a BIG hug!

  5. Good Luck with your treatments Jacqueline you will be in my thoughts.

  6. Love your spring card! It's really lovely!
    I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers. You already know that God is with you every step of the way!!!! Your faith is a shining example for us all!

  7. Beautiful card, and beautiful message. Best of luck with everything tomorrow - I will be thinking of you. :)

  8. Beautiful, vibrant colors on this and I love the double butterfly!

  9. Beautiful spring card, Jacqueline and you shared the perfect message today. Your faith really is an inspiration to all of us and I know it will help see you through the next days and weeks. I wish I could give you a hug for real right now. . ..hope you can feel me sending you one! Saying lots of prayers for you too.

  10. Your Spring collage is gorgeous. I love your colours and the arrangement of all of your beautiful pieces. Thank you for sharing this special message today.
    I'm sending you lots of love and hugs during this time. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you and your family.
    You are an inspiration to us. Bless you Jacqueline.

  11. Love your collage card Jacqueline. Your faith is amazing and I wish you God's blessing in the coming weeks.

  12. Hoi Jacqueline,
    is het mogelijk dat ik je adres krijg, ik wil je graag even wat toesturen ter bemoediging..


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