Monday, April 9, 2018

'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

I have loved music since I was a young child. I remember singing my first songs in church when I was about three. Usually, I sang songs in children's church, but if I was in grown-up church and I recognized a song, I remember standing on the pew next to my parents and singing all the parts I knew with joy. With those experiences is it any wonder that I've been in love with the old hymns for over 60 years?  The songs and their words are deeply ingrained in my being and rise to the surface often to encourage me, to remind me of truths I need to remember.

Here's an encouragement card I made with the first line of one of those old hymns that reminds us that we can trust Jesus to help us through life's trials:

'Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, And to take Him at His word. Just to rest upon His promise, And to know, "Thus saith the Lord." Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him! How I've proved Him o'er and o'er! Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus! O for grace to trust Him more!


I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #331 and the colors from Color Throwdown #487:


 


Thank you for visiting! May you, too, be blessed by the Lord as you trust Him more and more!

I'm Sharing this card with the following challenges:

Color Throwdown #487 - pink, red, mint
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper April Challenge - anything with patterned paper
Dies R Us #94  -  anything goes with brands of ies they carry
Freshly Made Sketch #331 - clean layout using sketch
Simply Papercraft #56 - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #328-329 - anything uplifting

5.5" x 4.25" Card Recipe:
Papers - retired CTMH Sugar Rush and Lollydoodle
Stamp - Sweet 'n' Sassy Stamps Timeless Hymns
Embellishment - CTMH Black and White enamel dots
Tools -  Tim Holtz Thinlits Alterations die, Spellbinders Foliage die

5 comments:

Darlene said...

SO pretty Vickie! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Goes DRU’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
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Lori said...

Pretty design! Love the negative space in the die cut background panel behind the different die cut elements. Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown!

Cynthia said...

Thank you for introducing me to these hymn-time sentiments! I make most cards for the elderly and they will appreciate being reminded of a church song and associated memories, as do I.

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for entering our CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for April!
Monica - DT

laurie said...

Love the papers you chose..so pretty!Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us!