Sunday, August 12, 2012

Rejoice in the Lord Always.......

It's easy to talk about rejoicing and praise on Sunday since I spent the morning in church participating in corporate worship.  But what about the rest of the week?  It's easy to talk about rejoicing and praise when "life is good".  But what about when trials come my way.  Paul tells us in Philippians 4:4 to "Rejoice in the Lord ALWAYS......" 

The Psalms are good devotional readings for preparing our hearts for praise and rejoicing.  Many of the Psalms start out with worries and concerns by the Psalm writer; however, we are brought to see that even in times of fear, worries, and trials (Psalm 28), we can rejoice for God is always there with us.  And in our times of sorrow for sins that we have committed against God (Psalm 51), He is ever faithful to forgive.  That should definitely cause our hearts to rejoice.........ALWAYS!  I encourage you to read through the Psalms and rejoice!

The Bible verse for the Word Art Wednesday challenge is Psalm 33:1 - "Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous; for praise is comely for the upright."


floral paper - My Minds Eye Indie Chic Nutmeg "History" collection
blue print paper - Graphic45 papers - Old Curiosity Shoppe collection, Exquisite Motif
yellow cardstock - Stampin Up (summer starfruit)
yellow tulle - Webster's Pages

(I folded up the piece of yellow tulle and secured it with a brad.....making a cute little bow!)


  1. Yes, rejoice indeed. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card and for encouraging and blessing us at Word Art Wednesday. I am SO very grateful for you!
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. Blue and Yellow -- what great summer colors! Lovely card!
    (Shoregirl - Word Art Wednesday guest designer for the month of August)

  3. Donna: This is just adorable, and I would be SO THRILLED to have you share it and link up with us again at Word Art Wednesday. We love to see our participants share their work each week, and hope you will consider playing along. You, and your lovely work, are such a blessing to us. I hope you can play along. It's always better with all our crafty friends!
    I love your attitude about worship. It truly needs to be an every day event and the way we live; not just something we do on Sundays.
    Wishing you a beautiful week,
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. Our pastor just preached a message yesterday on corporate worship as a means of evangelism (we should "go and tell" others about God and also invite them to "come and see" as we meet and worship God). It really helped me think about our Sunday worship differently, and also has me wanting to be more mindful every day of the week to "proclaim his excellencies" (1 Peter 2:9) to a watching world. I appreciate your words about rejoicing and worship!