Friday, September 20, 2013

An Autumn share and.. onions..

Hi everyone - You must be wondering why I mentioned onions in my heading today?? Further down you can read my little story.

First of all I'm sharing a card I made for this season. I am still finding it hard to make a card that I like, it used to be so easy, but I'm struggling lately.




I used a leaf-cling from Hero Arts and added some gold glitter. I used distress markers.


Well, I have to tell you what happened with the onions.
I was a bit discouraged this week with quite a lot of  things. I'm sure you have the same now and again. So I went to sit at the Lord's feet and started... well... emptying my heart, complaining a bit, but just being open. Before I finished I heard myself saying, and I need onions for the meal tonight and I don't have any - and I'm not going to the shops to get them either!!! I was just frustrated!
Anyway, life goes on and around six o'clock I see my son coming up the drive, he gets out of his car with a bag of onions in his hand. Oh, I said, how did you know I needed onions?? Very surprised he looked at me and said, I didn't know you needed onions, but I was in the shop and saw that if you bought two bags, you got one free, so I thought of you!!!!
I was so, so amazed at the Grace of God - can you imagine. He hears us before we even utter a word! He knows our thoughts, but mercifully, he also knows our hearts, that life can be demanding and He chooses just to bless us, to encourage and really say : I knew you needed this today! Don't you just love His Heart! I know I do.
I had to think of this Psalm in the Bible:

You have searched me, Lord,
    and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise;
    you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down;
    you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue
    you, Lord, know it completely.
Ps.139:1-4

Have a lovely weekend!
Jacqueline



23 comments:

  1. Love your card, the white marker adds a beautiful misty feeling.....and I am touched by your 'onion'story and the psalm! I know He knows.....warm greet Mirandax

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  2. Thanks for sharing your ONION story. Such a good reminder of how God surprises and delights...gives us the desires of our heart.
    The leaves are lovely on your card...I like the wash look of them.

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  3. Oh Jaqueline, thank you for sharing your onion story. It is a reminder anew of just how much God cares and loves us. Your card just says autumn to me. Perfectly created. Have a beautiful weekend. Hugs, Yvonne

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  4. What a lovely story, Jacqueline! I've had a few of those days this summer, and I must remember to do as you did, talk it over with our Lord.

    Love your card today, the bit of script in the background is so sweet!

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  5. Perhaps making a card you like isn't coming as easily, yet, but it's still beautiful Jacqueline! And thank you for sharing your onion story, it's very encouraging to see how God works, and that even making sure you have onions for dinner is important to HIm!

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  6. I love your onions story! Your card looks great, wonderfull for the season. I am sorry to hear you have some trouble crafting, I can understand what you mean. I am trying to get my mojo back too. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Hanneke

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  7. The edge on my creativity is a little dull right now and it's comforting to know that someone with your talent has these feelings as well. Your cards are still wonderful, however! I love the onion story and know that God is good!!!

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  8. What a lovely story ... and such a beautiful card ...

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  9. Beautiful card, Jacqueline. TY for the lovely Psalm :)

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  10. So so sweet, Jacqueline - the card and your testimony as to how when we think God doesn't care about the little things - He does things like this! Blessings to you :)

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  11. Thanks for sharing your onion story, Jacqueline!!! God does work in mysterious ways! He is truly forever faithful!!! Beautiful card, too!

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  12. Such a beautiful example of our Father's love. Also, I love the leaves on your lovely card.

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  13. Your card is GORGEOUS and your story filled my soul with praise to the Lord for the tender care and love that He gives us. I love to hear how He's working in other people's lives. TFS!

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  14. beautiful card Jacqueline. The colours are stunning.

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  15. Wow...what a post! First, a lovely autumn card (love how you did the background!) and secondly a hefty dose of encouragement and just how much the Father cares!

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  16. Beautiful card, love the gold highlighting, you would never know your having problems with your creativity.
    It is amazing how God looks out for us and supplies us with all we needs, more than we know.

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  17. Not for the first time your post has been an encouragement to me at the right time. Thank you sister x

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  18. LOVE LOVE this, super sweet colors, super pretty card!

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  19. Thank you for sharing your faith and the Grace of our Lord that He abundantly showers down on us. Your words of encouragement lift me up. By the way if you have t read "The Power of a Prayi g women" do so, it is a life changer. God's blessings on you today.

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  20. I love your onion story Jacqueline, God's love is so powerful, wow!! His words in that psalm are so special and true. Thank you for sharing and knowing that the Lord encourages and strengthens us always.
    Beautiful card too!!! Hugs

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  21. Today is the first day that I stumbled upon your blog. I know I will be a constant follower now because you quoted my favorite psalm. You are so correct when you say that our gracious Lord perceives our every need. We are all so blessed.

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  22. Saw your beautiful card over at Moxie Fab World today, Jacqueline and I just had to see what stamps, etc you used ~ cause I really love it :-)

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  23. What an uplifting story about the onions ... It was your lovely card that brought me to your blog, but it'll be that story that will remain with me a while longer! :-)

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