Friday, December 31, 2010

LOC Moving Forward

It is New Years Eve, a time where we all consider the year(s) that have passed and think about what lies ahead....for Faith Art Friday at Layers of Color, I wanted to encourage you with this scripture that brings such promise for every day and is so timely for the New Year

Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.
 Behold, I will do a new thing;
now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it?
I will even make a way in the wilderness,
and rivers in the desert
 Isa 43:18 - 19

So many of us are aware of goals we have set and  have not completed, of things we have hoped to achieve and did not.....of relationships we meant to work on and somehow the year just got away with us and here we are facing the next  New Year - it seems no matter what goals we set - we never seem to achieve all of them......

I encourage each of you to leave the things of yesterday, there is nothing we can do to change them, but set your eyes and your hearts on the new things that are about to be birthed; with the New Year - new beginnings.  I love the working - it is going to 'SPRING forth' - that speaks to me of action and motion....

Keep your eyes ahead - don't look behind as you may trip up, but lift up your head and see the NEW THINGS that God is going doing !!

This card is for:
Flourishes Timesless Tuesday Challenge #98 - Pearls
Marks Finest Papers - Use Something Die - Lacy Circle DieCut
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Thank you for your comments and all of the encouragement you leave me here, it is appreciated!!!  I love seeing that you have visited - it makes my day! 

Happy New Year to your and your family!!God bless you!


  1. Love the colours you have used Linda and the subject too. I am passionate about butterflies in the environment. Today we were extremely privileged as there were at least 30 wanderers all on one plant in our yard. It was magic.
    I wish you great things in the New Year.

  2. Great thoughts Linda - they are a real encouragement! And beautiful work of art to accompany them.

  3. Beautiful card, Linda! What a verse...it was good for me to read it. Thank you. :)

  4. oh this is really beautiful,hun so beautifully detailed too, just wishing you and your family a happy new year,and to thank you for all your support love hugs cheryl xxxxxxxxx

  5. This is another beauty Linda, you always pick such beautiful colors.

  6. Gorgeous as always Linda! Love the green in the butterfly!

    I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year!
    How is your mother doing? Let her know that I think of her and have missed seeing her and her creations!

    Take care, behave and don't paty to hard ;o)

    See you in 2011!


    Ps. Like your new blog ;o)

  7. Linda this is a gorgeous card!!! Even more beautiful the Scripture you quoted and the truth to God's Word! THank you for focusing our minds on Him and on moving forward... I pray we all redeem the time and allow Him to use us with all that we have to give! Thank you for the blessing you've been in my life and Happy New Year to you, Ron and the kids!

  8. wow linda this easelcard is gorgeous.
    what a beautiful butterfly and your papers are great.
    love the lace and the glitter too.

    greetings karin and a happy new year.

  9. Beautifully written my friend. I wish I had this very special gift that you have in using your art to express your faith. Oh how God uses you through FAF and I am so very thankful for your willingness to serve in this area. You are a blessing to all of us Linda and we love you so very much!
    Happy New Year to you as well!

  10. Beautiful colors, beautiful layout and gorgeous butterfly hun!! So stunning!! Best wishes for a wonderful New Year!!HUGS

  11. Dear Linda,

    What a wonderful card. I love the use of colors, the shape of the Spellbinders is so beautiful, too. I love the colors in the butterfly itself. Will you please share what medium you used? Gorgeous. And, in such a delicate creature...so much beauty and symbolism.

    I especially like, and agree with what you wrote. I think it is summed up in a few words "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus." If we spend more time in His Word, Praying and Listening, and realizing His Love...we will have a new boldness, I believe, in sharing Him with loved ones and strangers. I think if we keep our eyes on Him, He will point out areas where we can be used in this world...helping others, bringing beauty through art, leading others to Our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ! What could be a better goal? He leads to many different areas.

    We are celebrating our 6 Month Anniversary at the He IS Able blog. I hope you will check out our Give-Away, and also consider if you still have time to share on the blog some time this spring. Your choice of topic...just please let me know, so we don't use it. It would be an honor to have you share.

    Praying you have a safe, love-filled, healthy New Year for you and yours. In Jesus' Mighty and Precious Name. Amen!

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.

  12. Gorgeous card with inspirational thoughts! Thank you, Linda for always bringing such beauty into our lives!

    I praise the Lord for your friendship!

  13. This is absolutely gorgeous and a very happy new year to you too!!

  14. Beautiful card Linda and thanks for the encouraging words. You are a blessing to me and so many...Hugs from NC!

  15. Bless you sweet lady. Happy New Year. Youa are a true inspiration to me. Hugs! Diana

  16. Beautiful card, beautiful colours, and love the sparkle!
    Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  17. Your cards are always so beautiful and elegant, Linda.
    Thanks for joining Speedy's Friends this week!

  18. HAPPY NEW YEAR LINDA!!! Hope you'll have a fabulous one!!! What can I say...your card is simply GORGEOUS! Perfect use of the pearls...thank you for playing the FTTC with us!!! Hugs ~S~


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