"When it Rains it Pours" and a LOC Sneak Peek!

I'm sure you all have heard the phrase "when it rains it pours," meaning, when something bad or unpleasant happens more of the same seems to come and come quickly.  Well, thanks be to God, I haven't had too many times in my life where I've experienced that, but these past few weeks (well, I guess I can safely say it has been building up for sometime) in my life would definitely fit in that category! 

I won't go into all the details (there is just so much I could say) but suffice it to say that a miscarriage is by no means a way to start the new year and neither is stressing out about things and people that you just don't understand and are not under your control.  

 I am so thankful for a God I can run to and cry my heart out to.  He hears my cries and comforts me.  There is a psalm in the Bible that has been comforting to me lately, "The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit."  Ps. 34:18
This has been so very true for me.  How can I feel but utterly thankful for a God who cares for me, who loves  me and showers me with loving kindness.  

With that said, today I have a card that fits this post well.  It is a card previewing an AWESOME Layers of Color clear art stamp set illustrated by the uber talented and uber humble, Nina Brackett.  The name of this new set is called "The Love Chapter" and it is a must have set.  For me, in this season of my life, it reminds me of the love Christ has for me.  His love is PERFECT.

  " Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
 8 Love never fails." 1 Cor. 13:4-8  

 This is the love has comforted me during the pain of miscarrying my baby, counselled me to love as he loves when I just couldn't understand a friends actions, and brought me to my knees at the realization that I fall very short when it comes to loving like He does.  He is pretty amazing.  

Here is the sneak peek and don't you just love that marvelously illustrated stamp!!!  What can I say but what you probably already know, God has gifted Nina Brackett in great ways!

Well, this is just ONE of the wonderful and beautiful stamps in this set and, this set is just ONE of the many fantastic sets being released by Layers of Color January 17th!!!  Trust me, you will want them all.  Seriously!

For more sneak peaks, check out the following DT blogs:

And come join us, January 17th for our "Love Blog Hop"!  All the gorgeous sets we are previewing will be available for purchase and you'll see lots and lots of great inspiration!  Grab the blinkie and spread the news!

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See you then and thanks for letting me share.  Blessings to you!

Janice :)



Comments

stampqueen said…
My heart goes out to you and prayers as well!!! Wish I could do more or say more - words aren't always much help but consider yourself hugged!!!!
I really love that phrase - I didnot realize Nina designed for them too.....
Giovana said…
Praying for you my friend, received a cyber hug from me!! BTW,
beautiful card Janice!
Jennie said…
Oh Janice this is beautiful and know that I am praying for you dear friend. The Lord is there every step and a Rock to lean upon for everything. Hugs to you and looking forward to meeting in real life soon...
Holly said…
sending love to you my friend. thinking about you. my heart is heavy for you right now, and when it comes time to rejoice I will do that too... much love.
MaxineD said…
Janice my heart is heavy for you, but be assured that you little one is with Jesus who loves them, and you, perfectly, and in due time you will meet them.
Beautiful card and I am hanging out for the release - the more I see of these stamps, the more I am intrigued and wanting to see them all!
Blessings of peace to you and yours.
Lovely Linda said…
Hello Janice - God Bless oyu dear friend - your SISTAH'S at LOC have been praying for you daily Janice - I thanks God He is closer than our next breathe!! I am loving your card showcasing Nina's DIVINE set - it is beautiful! Thank you for sharing both your art and your heart Janice! {{{hugs}}}
I've been crying out to God for you, Janice, praying for the peace and comfort that only He can lovingly give. You are greatly loved and I pray through all these painful experiences that you have been going through that God will show you how He can bring good that will surpass all understanding. Praises to God for His love!

Your card is quite beautiful, Janice! I'm glad you share in the excitement of this special new release! Your talents are so appreciated, and so are you!

Loving hugs!
Lagene said…
Praying for God's comfort and strength for you and your husband! Your card is Beautiful!!

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