When I got this stamp set I wondered if there was a place in the bible that literally said that we were paid in full. I found out that the Greek word tetelestai was used on documents to show that a bill was paid in full. And the word tetelestai only appears in the bible twice. Twice in the same paragraph. The moment that Jesus died. For the Greek readers it would be totally clear that the last word from Jesus meant that He paid everything for us. He knew it was completed. He said 'it is finished'. I love this part, that moment... is so full of emotions. It was finished. Jesus died for us... someone díéd for us. There's really no greater love than a man that would die for our sins.
Tetelestai: It is finished, we're paid in full.
I colored this page with pastels and I drawed a couple of borders and some words with a black pen. Everything else on this page is from the stamp set 'The Good News'.
As Easter approaches, I can't help but think of how blessed and how loved I truly am. It is hard to believe that He loves me so much but there is no greater proof of His love than His sacrifice for me. That I am forgiven is definitely a sign of His love and His grace (meaning that I don't get what I deserve!).
Today's journal page is on Ephesians 1:7 "In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,"
I used a few Sweet 'N Sassy Stamp sets to create my page today. I created the background with distress inks and filled in some of the images with Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
Peace. Oh how we need peace time and time again. Have you ever been in a situation that normally would cause stress and anxiety but felt nothing but perfect peace? Only a loving God could ever provide that much comfort in a stressful situation.
I love how His peace simply rests within us. There are times where stress abounds around me, but not within me. Am I always at peace? No, I'm human and the things of this world do get to me at times, but its not those stressful times I remember. Instead, I remember most the times where peace filled me through and through.
Friends, I hope you know this peace Jesus gives us and receive this beautiful gift over and over. Thank you, Jesus, for your perfect peace.
Go out in joy and be led forth in peace.
I am all about florals and these peonies have to be one of my favorite stamp sets. Check them out in the following link:
Good Morning Everyone! Have you ever wanted to try something but hesitated because you didn't know where to start? Well, that has been where I have been at for well over a year. I kept seeing all of this gorgeous artwork in people's Bibles and I wanted to try my hand at it, so I asked for the opportunity! I have several Bibles, but none of them had a nice border that I have seen, so I ordered one but it hasn't come yet. Instead for today, I decided to stamp on vellum to create something that will be movable while reading my Bible.
I started by stamping this beautiful image of Jesus in Black Memento ink on the vellum. As I view this image, it brings me peace, knowing the LORD is pouring all of His Love into me and His Word. This image is the Creative Worship: Living Word Clear Stamp Set. I then added the words Jesus saves and the sun right under the name of Jesus. These images come from the beautiful Creative Worship: The Good News Clear Stamp Set. I just love the versatility of these sets and how the speak truth and the word of God for encouragement. The Ink would not dry, so I sprinkled some clear embossing powder over the image to heat set it.
I used Primacolor pencils to color in the image. Once the focal peice
was colored, I felt like I wanted to highlight the LORD to showcase His
Power and Light to a world that can so often be filled with darkness. I
turned the vellum over and using a yellow colored pencil, I colored the
entire back of the image yellow to create the "glow."
John 8:12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.This
was such a relaxing, wonderful praise worthy experience, I ended up
creating 4 pages. I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and see.
Wishing you a wonderful day!
Good morning, dear friends! Cathy here with a Bible Journal page to share with you. Outside is dark and all is quiet as I sit and write this post, but in my heart I am praising my God and thinking back on all of his goodness!
The page in my Interleaved Bible (**love working on these full pages**) was prepped twice with clear gesso before watercoloring the background with what I call the "Acetate Smash Technique." Scribble a little water based marker on some acetate, spritz with water, and dab, smash and smear it on the page. Dry with a heat tool and continue layering on the colors. The images and words were stamped using the Sing Loud, Words of Life: Common Words 1, and Rebecca Script Alpha (to add the "s" on the word praise) stamp sets from the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store. The images were then watercolored using the same markers used for the background.
Many times in the psalms we read how King David was being pursued by enemies, was in despair, was considering the prosperity of the wicked, and was feeling the weight of his circumstances. His response was to begin thanking and praising God for His goodness. As a result, even though his circumstances did not change, he was able to find rest for his soul.
So, my friend, if you are struggling with circumstances right now, God is still good. He loves you with an everlasting love. Begin to praise Him and get ready for a heart change.
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by! Have a wonderful day praising the Lord!
There is power in God's Word. There is life in its message. The gospel is woven throughout the pages of scripture from Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21. And all of it...ALL of it is written that we may believe that Jesus is the Messiah and the way to eternal life. It is the ONE path to relationship to the one true God.
John, the beloved disciple of Jesus, attested to the purpose of scripture in his gospel account, John 20:31. God inspired the hearts of ordinary people who loved their Lord to inspire the hearts of ordinary people that they might believe and follow too. Every word of scripture is God-breathed, God-inspired, true and trustworthy. God's Word points us to the way of life in Christ, the only real life there is. We might exist apart from the Word, but we cannot really live without believing the message it contains.
My page was created with watercolor paints and an aqua brush. I stamped the images in Staz-on ink (dark gray), heat set the ink and then watercolored. I used Tim Holtz Distress ink in Vintage Photo to accent the edges of the page for a vintage look. I've been practicing on my hand lettering and was more pleased with this outcome than most. That is just not my forte!
Sing praises to God, sing praises;sing praises to our King, sing praises. For God is the King of all the earth; sing to Him a psalm of praise. Psalm 47:6-7
So many people put their hope in this world- human leaders, money, possessions, titles, jobs, etc. I think that is why we see so much hopelessness in our country and in the world right now. But, we know there is a greater hope! Our hope is not in any worldly thing. Jesus is our God and King! Our hope is in Him. We will never be satisfied by worldly things. Human leaders will never fulfill our expectations. But HE will. He satisfies and fulfills us even more exceedingly than we can imagine! He is our worthy King who deserves our songs of praise.
I had so much fun with this page! I journaled this page in my interleaved Bible which has a blank page in between every page of Scripture. It allows me to cover the page without covering Scripture, and I love that! Psalm 47 works perfectly with the 2 new sets, Sing Loud and Worthy King, designed by Rebecca Rios. I knew I wanted to use both of them. And since the psalm speaks of God being King of all the earth, I wanted to use flowers to signify nature. So, I also used Korin Sutherland's Scribble Flowers. I have just invested in watercolor crayons; and I have to say I love them! It makes watercoloring so easy. What I did for this page was to color the images and background with the crayons, and then added water with a brush to achieve the watercolor effect.
Put your hope in our eternal King! And have a blessed day. Andrea