Tuesday, April 16, 2013


We are enjoying beautiful sunny weather! The rosemary bushes and the Cherry tree are bursting with flowers, and the hum of bees is just such a welcome sound!

The card base panel for this card was a nice find. I found it in the cupboard between my clothes, it was a bag which was supposed to make the clothes smell nice, but the smell was completely gone, so I got the idea of using it. The white die fitted just nicely inside the frame in the middle on which I stamped the Newspaper tulips from Hero Arts with distress markers.

Then I have had something on my heart for a while now and I thought it would be nice to share. It's about the GRACE OF GOD, which we can never meditate on enough! I heard a while back that it takes someone a good three years before he or she can really understand what the Grace of God really implies. I found a nice devotional which put it into words in such exact proportions, I thought I would share it.


God loves and accepts you as much on your bad days as He does on your good ones. In a performance-based society, that’s easy to forget. But you mustn’t! God’s acceptance is based on your standing in Christ, not the state of your life at a given time. ‘For our sake He made Christ [virtually] to be sin Who knew no sin, so that in and through Him we might become the righteousness of God [what we ought to be, approved and acceptable and in right relationship with Him, by His (not our) goodness.’ Think of the cross as a trading post. There God took every sin you’d ever commit and laid it upon Jesus. And the moment you place your trust in Christ, God takes all of Christ’s righteousness and wraps you up in it. From that point on, He sees you only one way—in Christ. How liberating! Liberating, because now you realise that your worth isn’t based on what you do but on who you are in relationship to Christ. God actually assigned value to you by allowing Jesus to die for you. ‘But I can’t believe that God doesn’t care about what I do.’ You’re right! And your rewards in heaven will be based on your stewardship here on earth. God wants you to do good works, but He doesn’t want you to depend on them; He wants you to do them out of love for Him. Once you understand your position, who you are in Christ, you begin doing the right things for the right reasons.
1 Kings 10-11, Matthew 18:1-9, Psalm 40:9-17 , Proverbs 6:6-8
Next week I will be back with another 'Why God accepts you' - next week.

Enjoy the Spring!


  1. Oh, i love recycling and your card is amazing. That a Nice find.

    Toddy is the first Day with spring weather. On my walk, I Found the first anemones.

  2. Hier ist es auch grade herrlich warm, die Sonne scheint und viele Blumen haben dicke Knospen.
    Leider soll es wieder ein wenig kälter werden.
    Aber es nützt ja nichts, wir müssen das so nehmen, wie es kommt.
    Und das ist gut so :-)

    Herzliche Grüße von Sophie

  3. Don't you just love it when you find something that you can use in your creations, your card looks lovely Jacqueline, enjoy spring, just love it when everything's coming to full bloom again, mother nature's gift to us all...

  4. Such an inspirational devotional Jacqueline, will be sharing with my girlfriends. Thanks for finding this lovely note, we have to be reminded of God's grace from time to time and this is just perfect:-)
    Look forward to your next inspirational message! Hugs

  5. What a beauty! Love the beautiful dark background against the soft pastel flowers!

  6. Great recycling Jacqueline. It is a beautiful card. Love your flower photo too.

  7. Hello Jacqueline,
    What a great devotional. It is true and sometimes it hard to image at the same time. Thank you for sharing it with us.
    Your card is beautiful (your cards are always beautiful) and a great way to use drawer liner. I have seen some that have some beautiful images on them. I may have to pick some up the next time I see them ( my local discount store have them once in a while).
    Have a lovely day and thank you for sharing your love of Christ.
    Bobbie Lynn

  8. Thank you for sharing this lesson on GRACE..I printed it out to share with the kiddos this morning:)
    I am Blessed:)

  9. What a wonderful devotional. Thanks so much for sharing. And your card is beautiful. And I do love the photo of that flower.. So pretty..


  10. I love those tulips and they look fabulous against your recycled paper Jacqueline!

  11. great idea to recycle the bag, it makes for alovely background, pretty stamping of the flowers!

  12. Greetings from Croatia! I've been a follower of your blog through my RSS feeds and am so thankful to find a sister in the Lord! Great encouragement about God's grace. Thank you! And I love your style!

  13. I love your beautiful quote about Grace! I was watching Dwayne Dyer talk about this very thing the other night. Thanks for sharing this and for your beautiful cards! :)


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