Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Beatitudes - Pure in Heart

 I realise it has been some time since I shared something on my blog. My life away from the computer has become very busy - not in a negative way at all.  I will not promise to share something every month or even every second month but I still plan on sharing my mini kits to those who visit my blog and want to use what I have made.

For this time I chose the Beatitude from Matthew chapter 5 verse 8 : Blessed are the pure in heart for that shall see God.

I found these devotional words on a website which did not include the authors name:

The first thing we learn from this beatitude is that Jesus is concerned with our heart. It is not enough to clean up our act on the outside.

The heart is what you are, in the secrecy of your thought and feeling, when nobody knows but God. And what you are at the root matters as much to God as what you are at the visible branch. "Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart." I Samuel 6:7

So the heart is utterly crucial to Jesus. What we are in the deep, private recesses of our lives is what he cares about most. Jesus did not come into the world simply because we have some bad habits that need to be broken. He came into the world because we have such dirty hearts that need to be purified.  

 Jesus shows us the way to have a pure heart. He wants us to follow his example. 

You can download this mini kit HERE

Thursday, July 6, 2023

Beatitudes - Peacemaker

 It has been some time since I shared a kit for my theme I started of "the Beatitudes". My life away from the computer has become fairly busy so I do not have as much time to do the design work I planned to do.

For this kit I  have chosen the scripture verse : Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.  Matthew 5:9

In the book The Applause of Heaven by Max Lucado the following is shared:

Want to see a miracle? Plant a word of love heartdeep in a person's life. Nuture it with a smile and a prayer, and watch what happens. 

An employee gets a compliment. A wife receives a bouquet of flowers. A cake is baked and carried next door. A widow is hugged. A preacher is praised.

Sowing seeds of peace is like sowing beans. You don't know why it works, you just know it does. Seeds are planted, and topsoils of hurt are shoved away.

Never underestimate the power of a seed. 

For my small kit I chose to make items useful for pages about  Dads.  Often Dad is the one who can bring peace into the home. 

You can download this small kit HERE


Tuesday, May 2, 2023

May 2023 - Beatitudes - Comfort

 Welcome to  my blog and thank you for visiting. 

For the next five months including this one I am creating small kits with the theme of the Beatitudes which are found in the gospel of Matthew chapter 5. I will be using the same colour palette for all these small  kits so once you have them all they will together become a large collection. 

Here are the colours I am using:

Some months I will include a theme to match what that month  is about. For example with Mother's Day being this month I have included in this months kit some things suitable for scrapbook pages about mothers. 

This month I have chosen the theme "Comfort" from Matthew 5:4  - Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted.   My husband is reading books by Max Lucado and he suggested I share something that Max wrote about the different beatitudes so this paragraph is taken from The Applause of Heaven by Max Lucado:

But when you mourn, when you get to the point of sorrow for your sins, when you admit that you have no other  option but to cast all your cares on Him, and when there is truly no other name that you can call, then cast all your cares on Him, for Jesus is waiting in the midst of the storm. 


 You can download this digital kit HERE



Sunday, April 2, 2023

April 2023 - Scripture Kit - Dead to Sin

 Welcome to my give away for this month. 

I have changed by designing name to "All For Jesus".  I realised that my previous design name was too much about "me". I want what I do with my blog here to in some way bring glory to my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. What I am doing with giving away my digitally designed kits is for Jesus.  

With it being the month to think about the death and resurrection of Jesus ( actually we should be  celebrating that at all times), I have chosen a scripture about the reason Jesus died which was for our sins. 

You can download this small kit HERE

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

March Scripture Kit

 For those who visit my blog, I am sorry that I do not have anything this month to give away. My husband and I have been very busy working with our crafts  ( his woodwork and my crochet and card making) to become members in a local Arts and Crafts store. We move into the store this Friday (10th March) so hopefully after that I will have time to create something to give away in April.

The crafts we sell is so we can enjoy our God given talents and the money raised is not kept by us. We give it away to mostly our favourite charity to support which is Barnabas Fund. This is an organisation that helps the persecuted Christians throughout the world.  Some years ago when we were selling our crafts we raised enough money to give to enable a family in Sri Lanka to buy themselves a little home. 

So, God Bless and hopefully I will be back next month with something to give.

Friday, February 3, 2023

My Lover - Scripture Kit - Song of Solomon 2:16a

 For this month I decided to use scripture from the book of the Bible titled " Song of Solomon".

Some Bible scholars teach that this book is an illustration of our God, Jehovah's love for us who have faith in Him.  I and other teachers believe it to not be that. It really is a book of love poems between a man and woman.  Some of the descriptions are too intimate to be the love that God has for us.  

The following is a quote from the Crosswalk website referring to the book - Song of Solomon:

This book is made up of different sections which show the progression of the relationship between King Solomon and his beloved, and it starts with a courtship. This is a phase where one “puts their best foot forward.” Lovers’ words are sweet and full of compliments to one another. Clearly, the characters in Song of Solomon are deliriously happy over their mutual growing affection. They long for one another in an intimate way but demonstrate restraint. 

I hope you all enjoy what I have created for this month:

You can download this small kit HERE



Monday, January 2, 2023

Guide Us - Scripture Kit - Psalm 48:14

 Blessings to  you all for this new year of 2023.  May you all have safety and good health this year.

This month I chose this scripture as I feel it important to step out into this new year asking our Heavenly Father to guide us.  Here is a song you might enjoy listening to and singing along to:

I thought as some that visit my blog may be doing Bible Journaling I would create a kit that you can print out bits of it to cut and paste into your journals. Of course they can be used on digital layouts as well.

You can download this kit HERE