Sunday, September 18, 2011

Isaiah 40: 29-31

29 He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

I love this scripture that Chris choose for this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ. It is one of my favorites. There are so many days that I feel weary. (Mostly because I don't surrender my burdens to Christ, and I try to carry them all myself) I love the promise of these verses. I love to personalize this scripture... I, who hope in the Lord will renew my strength. I will soar on wings like eagles, I will run and not grow weary. I will walk and not be faint.

It is getting closer to eagle season for me. Where I live along the Mississippi river, bald eagles come to fish in the winter. I love to take my camera and try and capture them. These are some of the eagle photos I have taken in past years. The first one was taken at sunrise. The other two were taken in the evening time.

The challenge this week was to make a scripture card with wings. I used this scripture from Karen's Word Art

The butterfly is a Layers of Color butterfly embossed with gold.

The sponsor this week is Our Daily Bread Designs.

Check out what my Stampin' Sisters in Christ have created:


  1. What a beautiful post Marilynn!! I love this verse as well and it is truly a comfort. Last week we went to a nearby lake to just take a ride and walk when we had the opportunity to see and eagle. It was a mesmerizing sight. I love your photos!!

    Your card is so elegant and beautiful. I adore the embossing and your butterfly.

    Have a great week and Sunday!

  2. Awesome! I love your pictures - talk about God's beauty!!!! Your card is so pretty. You are the butterfly queen and this one does not disappoint. Stunning.

  3. Hi MariLynn! I love coming to your blog Sunday mornings... I know I will always be blessed! Love your card and the beautiful butterfly! Love the pics of eagles! They are amazing creatures and a symbol of strength! Thanks for sharing the pics and your words of wisdom! Hope this week is a wonderful one!!!

  4. What a beautiful card, love the paper and that gorgeous butterfly..

  5. Marilynn... wow, those are gorgeous photos!! I especially love the lighting on the last couple. And is it my imagination, or do your cards keep getting better and better each week? I LOVE this with all the gold accents and the pretty paper. Beautiful job!

  6. Stunning photographs MariLynn - what a blessing to see these majestic birds in your 'neighbourhood'.

    Love the card - it is really elegant.


  7. Well Marilynn... I've said it before and I'll say it again... these LOC butterfly stamps had to be made with you in mind! Everything you create with these are gorgeous. I love,love, love this one embossed in gold. Hugs!

  8. This is such a beautiful card!!! I love this week's SSIC challenge!!

  9. Oops... meant to add 'Beautiful eagle pics, too!'

  10. MariLynn, this card is wonderful! I love the way the verse and butterfly pop from the card. And the DP is just perfect to balance the whole thing out.

  11. Loved the eagle pics, I had forgotten that the eagles come along the Mississippi this time of year, always wanted to come see them. The card is lovely, the butterfly is so well done and well matched with the paper.

  12. wow! fab card with a fantastic noble and classy style!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo