Wednesday, March 09, 2016


 On my desk: I finally gave up on erasers to make stamps out of. 
When I use them a lot, and I do, they MELT!!!
So I decided to buy Staedler carving blocks.
More expensive, but I suppose it would last longer!!!

So I repeated a design I made before, and which yes, had melted!
Then with all the little bits around, I made little texture stamps
which I could use for my messy backgrounds.

 "Even should she forget, I will never forget you." Isaiah 49:15

One thing that is so important to remember, 
NOT to take for granted, is that our God lives. 
There's a sign on His tomb which says, 
" He is not here..." 
When God says through the prophet Isaiah 
that even if a mother forgets her child, 
He will never forget us, we can believe Him, 
because He lives forever. His Word is forever. 
And when He says NEVER, He means #NEVER!

And what does He mean, 
when He compares His love to a mother's love? 
A mother's love is sacrificial. 
From the moment she knows she has a baby, 
a mother gives up certain foods, takes care of herself more. 
When her baby is born, she feeds the baby the milk from her body. 
God's very nature is sacrificial, to give of Himself. 
He gave each of us the very breath of life. 
And He gave His own Son so that He could welcome us 
as His own sons and daughters, in fullness of life. 

Elizabeth Stone said, "Making the decision to have a child- 
it is momentous. 
It is to decide forever to have your heart walking around outside your body." 
How about God? When He decided to make man, 
He would have known that man with his frailty, 
his own ideas, and his own choices, would disappoint Him, 
would even break His heart a million times a million times. 
And yet, God decided to make man. 
God's love is not rational, is it? 
I don't know how many times I said in my mind, 
"It's a good thing I am not God, or I would have destroyed 
this or that politician or BIR agent"! 
Yes, God's love is there for us whether we are good or bad. 
God's forgiveness is always knocking at our door. 
And His grace and mercy is everlastingly available. 

Lord, may I not grieve You with my petty sins and bad choices. 
May You be happy that You decided to make me, 
and put Your own Spirit within me!


  1. What to say but "AMEN"!
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #1

  2. never tried erasers to carve, I buy carving material in my local craft store which has a decent price, how come they melt, just because of age of by inking them up?? Happy WOYWW from Vicky#8

  3. Hullo Patsy ... well done on stamp making have seen quite a bit of that and last week or the week before Splitcoast Stampers had a really good tutorial on it .. if you email me I will try and find it for you..
    or ask Google :D .. put in "Splitcoast Stampers Stamp carving tutorial"
    lovely post so agree on our LORD God, our heavenly Father, He never forgets, we are the sheep of His pasture, some more lost than others but all precious to Him.
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x # 7

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

  4. Oh really? Do erasers melt? I've never heard that before... I keep my stamps/erasers in a drawer and they haven't melt so far but I will keep a close eye on them, I might need to switch to other carving material too. Happy woyww and a hug from Holland, Marit #34

  5. Awesome. He never forgets us. Thanks!!!
    Diane - WOYWW #38

  6. I've never tried carving stamps - sounds like it would be quite difficult.

    Wonderful journaling.

    Have a great week
    Sharon K #48

  7. I use lino for carving. Never heard of the Staedtler carving blocks - will look into that! Thanks for the tip! Beautiful drawing on book pages! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa #47

  8. I've been doing a little bit of carving with large erasers that The Works sell for 99p....not managed to melt one yet...not managed to carve a decent curve either so I'll keep practising!
    Happy WOYWW

  9. Have never tried to carve erasers but will certainly remember that they melt.
    Such a beautiful image in the journal.
    Sharon xx #50

  10. Love the picture you have drawn in your art journal and I haven't tried myself in carving stamps but it is on my list of things to try. Happy wwoyd.~Anne L

  11. Great pages! I like that you share how you find all your inspiration.

    I have been ill and I randomly pointed my finger in the bible and it was at
    Isaiah 38:5 about getting more years to live. I find it very hopegiving. :D


    Sussie, nr 44 WOYWW, sorry for being late...


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