Wednesday, October 22, 2014

In Everything Give Thanks - Heartfelt Inspiration

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Hi....Debbie here.   I had a close friend whom has passed away several years ago who wrote amazing poems that were inspired by the Holy Spirit.
Here name was Helen Johnson.
I maintained her website when she was alive.
The website is still up online...but can no longer be maintained.
Here is her website:  Helen's Poetic Gallery

Are you having a difficult time coping with all of the problems which are overwhelming you?
My friend if you will begin to give thanks to your heavenly Father, He will give to you His peace which passeth all understanding and you will feel His joy lifting you up above all of these problems and all that besets you!  
~In Everything Give Thanks~
In everything we give thanks to the Lord for He it is who gives to us hope;
When our lives are filled with the bonds of suffering and our hearts are heavy and unable to cope.
Then comes our redeemer and our hope of glory and removes the bonds  of our captivity;          
We offer our worship and praise to Him for He is the one who will set us free.
Nothing evil can stand against Him for our God is powerful and He is strong;
Like a shepherd watching over His flock, His eyes are upon us all the day long.
When the evil one tries to come against us he'll search out those who are  helpless and weak;   
But our heavenly Father is near to protect us and gives us His words we must speak.
When we speak His words of life giving substance, the evil one will turn tail and flee;
For they are filled with hope and life and will conquer all fear and bring to us the victory.
Let us lift our voices in worship and praise and glorify His precious name;  
For He has given to us His promises which are there in His word for us to claim!
Our God is always near to us,
not more than a prayer away;
When He hears our cry He
will quickly come and drive all
our worries and fears away.
Just lift your voice in thankful
praise and give glory and honor
to His lovely name;
Then stand fast and in faith
knowing His promises are there
for you to claim.
          ~Helen Johnson~
From time to time I will be sharing more of her Inspirational poems with you.

Sunday, October 5, 2014


Happy Sunday!  I'm here today to announce our 'Top Three' from the mini-crop challenges as voted on by our Design Team and our Grand Prize winner as selected by random draw from all of the non-DT entries to all of the challenges.

So without further ado...

Our Top Three Entries are:




and the winner of the Grand Prize:


Jackie, Nancy and Kim please grab our 'Top Three' badge for your blog.

Nancy please contact me at with your contact information so I can get a prize out to you!

Looking forward to seeing more of all of your beautiful work in our October challenge!  


Wednesday, October 1, 2014


Welcome back to our monthly challenge at 
Scrapping Everyday Miracles.  

I hope that you enjoyed playing in our Mini-Crop in September. Be on the lookout for the Grand Prize Winner post within the next few days.

And now...for our challenges for October - 

Our Scripture/Theme for the month -

Debbie Reed
Don't you just love the background colors Debbie chose for her mixed media piece?

Our Layout Sketch - 

Leah Burgett
Such a perfect seasonal subject! (not to mention the cutest little pumpkin sitting on Leah's lap!)

Paula Jennings
Nothing like being from just after opening day April 2014.

Our Card Sketch - 

Helen Gullett
Helen chose to rotate the sketch and to also incorporate our Scripture for this month. How perfect to have a stamp of that pertinent scripture!

Cara Goedking
Don't you just love the felt flowers and the wood word?

I'll be looking forward to seeing all of your wonderful creations based on this inspiration.  Share them with us using the link-up below!