Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Into the Light



I started out the first few minutes of the new year with a mini panic attack.

OF COURSE I was running through my mind the "bigs" of this coming year,

and then I took a deep breath.

After looking at alllllll that the Lord has done in the McDeavitt home...shaping young ladies into beautiful, confident, joyful souls...

I remembered that HE is the same God that BROUGHT US HERE and He has plans this year that I pray I am privy to. LOL.

I want to be ON BOARD with what He is doing....and not be the one in the way.

Let me say that again...I want to be WITH HIM and not AGAINST HIM.

With that said...may the 2014 marlena listen to His voice and heart~

Simon Says ...Something New (my new Unity Stamp...woot woot!!!)

share her testimony whenever she gets the chance....


and may 2014 marlena be inspired to craft and share here with you special folks.

I hope this card encourages you...

Don't get all hung up on making yourself so "new" this year.

Delight yourself in the Lord...He will take you places YOU NEVER DREAMED POSSIBLE....

but you always secretly hoped would reach.

He knows your heart.

Please trust Him.

1st card
stamp: Unity Everyone You Meet,Papertrey Ink Rosie Posie
ink: Memento Rich Cocoa,Papertrey Ink New Leaf,Hero Arts Soft Olive,Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap
die: Papertrey Ink Rosie Posie
other: Want2Scrap bling,doily

2nd card
stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Keep My Lamp Burning,Papertrey Ink (Rosie Posie,Hello Sunshine)
dies: My Favorite Things Solid Skyline,Papertrey Ink Mighty Oak
ink: Versamark
embossing powder: Whispers Silver Tinsel Glitter

3rd card
stamps: Papertrey Ink Rosie Posie,Verve Psalm 37:4 (discontinued as Plain Jane~now Scripture Medley 1)
ink: Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe and Cup o' Joe,Papertrey Ink New Leaf,Memento Ink Peanut Brittle and Rich Cocoa
paper: Echo Park Reflections Lori Whitlock,Kraft,Bazzill,Georgia Pacific white
other: Crop-A-Dile corner chomper


  1. Beautiful cards, Marlena. That "Delight Yourself In The Lord" stamp is one of my favorites (I also have it and use it a lot). Both cards are really lovely and so is your posts. More precious than rubies - that's the verse that comes to mind. I also have a cute little sign in our house that says, "Here's to Godly women - May We Know Them, May We Raise Them, May We Be Them." I also bought the same sign for a friend of mind raising five girls of her own. God honors us when we give Him our best in raising them for His glory. I sure praise Him for our girls, and I'm sure you feel the same way. GOD IS SO GOOD!
    Thanks for sharing your art with us, Marlena, and God bless you and your family!
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. Marlena, I enjoyed your post as much as those beautiful cards. The sentiments are wonderful. Thank you for sharing this beautiful creation with us at Word Art Wednesday. I want to extend Multiplied Blessings including, but not limited to Peace, Prosperity and Health to you and your whole household during the 12 months in this Year of Our Lord 2014.
    Carole Robb Bisson

  3. Oh, Marlena, I just love this post today! I love your New Year's Day post with the cards sprinkled between the desires of your heart to serve and love the Lord! You certainly have a heart for Him, and I know He will guide you this year! So glad you've joined us again this week with the wonderful card with the Norman Rice quote! It's wonderful! May God bless you and your family this coming year. Hugs!

  4. Beautiful card, Marlena! I love the pretty doily heart and the beautiful sentiment! :) Great design and colors! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog! Happy New Year! :)

  5. Gorgeous card Marlena, your doily die is fabulous and I love the great elements and lovely sentiment!!

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Heather xx

  6. This is truly a touching post, my friend! May the Lord give you the strength, courage and wisdom to fulfill all your blessed resolutions. Happy New Year!

  7. What a beautiful post Marlena!! God is so good and He will deliver us!! We all need to remember to look to Him for all our needs and not to ourselves. With God all things are possible!! Happy New Year!! May God guide you!!

    All your cards are beautiful, encouraging and share your love for others and Him!! Thanks for joining the ODBD again this week!!

  8. Your post has my eyes tearing up with the powerfully encouraging, guiding messages you've shared, and the beautiful cards you've created. Your resolutions are thoughtful, genuine, heart-warming - and I know you will attain them! LOVE this post; quite the eye-opening, reflective start for a New Year!!


Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to stop in! ;)