Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Trust in the Lord...He will make a way... And my First Give-away

Dear Friends,

Thank you for stopping by my Word-Filled Wednesday (WFW) and Thankful Thursday (TT) post and my First Give-away! I am combining these 2 in order to share the same picture and verse for WFW with my TT friends.

(I took this picture at a Flower Exhibition in Singapore)

Proverbs 3

5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

♥ Thank God that through all the changing scenes in life, I can put my trust in God and He will guide and direct me in the paths He wants me to go.

♥ Thank God for His mercies and faithfulness that are new every morning!

♥ Thank God for always working His ways for me where there seemed to be no way.

Are you going through a tough time now and there seems no way out? Don't give up! Keep trusting in God. He will make a way for you where there seems to be no way. For with Him all things are possible (Matthew 19:26).

Hope this song "God will make a way" will encourage you to continue to trust in God to work a way for you.

God will make a way

God will make a way
Where there seems to be no way
He works in ways we cannot see
He will make a way for me
He will be my guide
Hold me closely to His side
With love and strength for each new day
He will make a way, He will make a way.

By a roadway in the wilderness, He'll lead me
And rivers in the desert will I see
Heaven and earth will fade
But His Word will still remain
He will do something new today.

God will make a way,
Where there seems to be no way
He works in ways we cannot see
He will make a way for me
He will be my guide
Hold me closely to His side
With love and strength for each new day
He will make a way, He will make a way

♥ I thank God for my family, church, friends and every one of you my blogging friends and visitors.

♥ I am thankful to God for the prayers and encouragements of so many of you! It is my joy and privilege to meet all of you through blogging! I am greatly blessed and encouraged by many of you. Thank you for your friendships!

♥ I am thankful to God that I can serve Him through this blog. It has been a great blessing for me to share my life and God's goodness to me, as well as some useful resources and articles with you. I have been greatly blessed by your posts and comments too.

It is my joy to announce my First Give-away!

My First Give-away!

As some of you probably know, I love photography and making bookmarks.

The following are 6 bookmarks that I will be giving away.

The photos that I used to make these bookmarks are taken by me, my friends and my brother. The pink (1st) and peach rose (2nd), and the green beach (6th) pictures are taken by me. The eagle (3rd) is taken by my friend CWFong, the sunrise (4th) is taken by my friend HS and the beautiful blue beach (5th) is taken by my brother at Muriwai Beach, New Zealand. Thank God for these friends and my brother who allowed me to use their pictures to make bookmarks.

I am also taking this opportunity to ask for feedback from you regarding my blog so that I can improve on it and make it more useful to you and other readers.

Click at the picture to see a bigger version of the bookmark.

If you are interested to own these 6 bookmarks, let me know your opinion on the following by leaving a comment here. You may answer in parts if you need to think about some of the answers :) and then come back and comment further :)

1) What do you like about this blog or how have you been helped by this blog?

2) What improvement would you like to see on this blog or what would you like to read here?

3) Which is your favorite Bible verse?

I will choose 5 best answers (or more) and each person will receive these 6 bookmarks or alternatively any 6 bookmarks from my website Homemade Bookmarks and Gifts.

Give-away begins today and ends next Tuesday. I will announce who are the 5 (or more) persons who will receive these 6 bookmarks next Wednesday.

I hope you will participate! I love to hear from you and to know how best I can improve on this blog.

Remember you may answer in parts if you need to think about some of the answers :) and then come back and comment further :) So you don't have to answer all the questions at one time if you need some time to think about the answers. And have fun :)

May God continue to bless you with His love and mercies, guide and lead you, and make a way for you in whatever you may go through today and every day :)

For more Word-Filled Wednesday participants, do
visit Amy at The 160 Acre Woods. It will be a very blessed and encouraging experience for you.

For more participants of Thankful Thursday, do visit Iris at Sting My Heart.

Thank you for stopping by. Thanks for your encouragements. Hope you have a blessed day!


GranthamLynn said...

Oh Wow. I am the first comment.
I really will have to think about your questions and come back to answer.
But maybe this is part of the answer. Come by my blog and see what I have for You! I love your sweet words of encouragement. I would love to win the bookmarks. Thanks for offering them and what a great way.
Please come by today when you have a chance and pick up my present to you!
p.s.(check the link I left for you and let me know if it is right?)

God Chaser said...

Nancie your WFW ant tT are lovely. Your verse for today is one of my favoorite-one of the first verses I memorized. Thanks. The bookmarks are greatand your site is lovely. I come and I'm sure most come becasue you give words of encouragment and your words flow from the heart and my spirit tells me you love the Lord and you love writing on this blog-you want to be a source of encouragment for others. I would really have to think about what you cn do to make it beeter. I think blogs reflect the person who owns it. I think any changes you make should reflect what speaks to your heart, pictures designs. They should make you feel good when you come and if the site brings you pleas ure than it will bring pleasure to others. I work as a counselor with persons with disabilities, many with bipolar and many need a place of encouragement. You offer that here- so for me just keep doing what you are doing and ask the Lord to guide and direct you with any changes. Be blessed my sister.

Unknown said...


You are so thoughtful and generous!

Thank you for always leading us back to God in love! Thank you for always encouraging others who may be experiencing pain and doubting they will ever come out of it!

I love your blog and how you use it for all of the above.

I love the color - green is so calming!

Psalm 143:8 on your bookmark is one of my favorites, as is Proverbs 3:5-6 because they remind me to always seek Him, be listening to Him and trust in Him NOT me!

I love you and am so blessed to know you! Come enter my give-away too :-)

Hugs this morning dear one,

Anonymous said...

I love how you had your WFW done...such a breath of beauty!

Love to answer your questions.

1) What do you like about this blog or how have you been helped by this blog?

I just really enjoy reading about your faith in our Heavenly Father, the honestly and love that you show through it and the encouragement that you share to others.

2) What improvement would you like to see on this blog or what would you like to read here?

Not sure what you should or can improve! Lol...I guess it would be great to see more about your photography and love to hear how you got started.

3) Which is your favorite Bible verse?
Isaiah 7:9

It took me a long time for me to let my guard down and fully allow the Lord to come in and through me and to accept Him as my Lord and Saviour and I regret not having allow Him into my life sooner but I remind myself through this verse where I was and where I am going now with Him rather than without Him.

Kristi said...

OH, I always love my visit to your blog. You are one of the most encouraging people that I know in this bloggy world. Beautiful scripture and verse and your handiwork is just lovely. Blessings to you today!

Alex said...

What a great combined post today! Thank you for sharing and for posting the song - I'm still listening to it! Happy WFW & Thankful Thursday!

Debra Kaye said...


You are a sweet sister who always takes the time to encourage doesn't get better than that. And I like the green...I agree, it's soothing. But I also agree, that maybe some more of your photography because your photography is beautiful.

My favorite bookmarker is the 2 Corinthians 12:9 one. I love that scripture and the photo. The bookmarkers are precious.

Blessings to you today, Nancie!

GranthamLynn said...

Hi Nancie,
I was afraid the link was wrong.
Thanks I'll correct it now.
I'll come back later to answer your questions too.

Anonymous said...

Love the verse! I'm so glad He directs our paths. I would truly be lost without Him doing so! Pretty picture to go along with the verse too :)

Deanna said...

Every WFW, I always look for your name first. I know that your posts are going to be encouraging and are going to minister to me. I also know that God led me to your blog at just the right time because we have been dealing with a new situation in our family very much like yours. Reading your blog has helped me know more about what to do and how to help my own family member.

Thank you so much for your beautiful life!

Laurie Ann said...

First, Happy WFW and early TT! Perfect verse to go with the beautiful photo.

In answers to your questions...

1) What do you like about this blog or how have you been helped by this blog?

I love the labels you have in your sidebar. It's easy to find a topic that interests me and can provide me with help!

2) What improvement would you like to see on this blog or what would you like to read here?

I love your blog just the way it is. Not saying that to gain points, just statin' the obvious!

3) Which is your favorite Bible verse?

That's like asking a parent to choose their favorite child, but twi that I have found helpful recently just keep coming up over and over again are : "May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer." ~ Psalm 19:14


"The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." ~ Deuteronomy 31:8

Denise said...

I love you so much my friend, your blog daily touches my heart. You are such a sweet encourager, nothing needs to be changed about your blog in my heart.

Susan said...

Hey Nancie,

Wow, it's hard to say why I love your blog...

For one thing, you have such a positive attitude. No matter what you are going through you bring glory and praise to our Father.

You teach us to have a grateful heart, and you always have such beautiful scriptures, pictures and music!

I leave blessed and lifted up after each visit.

You are the real thing sister!!

I love all the bookmarks!! Great scriptures!!


Michele Williams said...

Lovely bookmarks. I always receive such a blessing from your posts and encouraging comments on my posts. You are such a prayer warrior as well. I truly appreciate that. You are a blessing.

Have you heard from Gracie from Clay in the Potter's Hand? She hasn't written anything on her blog in a long time. I was wondering if you know anything?

Blessings to you.

Amydeanne said...

great verse! and i love the flower! That song is one of my favorites! :)

and what I love about your blog Nancie is your honesty and your openness! it really moves me!

Jennifer said...

Wow, I can't begin to explain what a blessing your blog has been to me! When I first found it I saw you were struggling the same things i was and still am ,and you have become such an encouragement to me..Your sweet comments and sweet post bless my day:) I would not change a thing about your blog you do a wonderful job on it now! My favorite bible verse is Isaiah 40:31 God bless you nancie and your bookmarks are beautiful:)

Cheryl said...

Nancie, you have a great blog. I love the pictures on the bookmarks. Beautiful photography! happy thankful Thursday!

Anonymous said...

I was here...and can't believe I did not leave any comment!

Nancie, I can't express enough how much this site and you have helped me pull through times I am struggling with my down moments...

And I love the pink one...Psalm 118:14!

Addicted to Beadz said...


There are too many of the verses that I love. Nancie, you blog is fabulous, as are the bookmarks. You make up the blog and you have such a heart for others, especially awareness which is needed. I love the photos you always share.


Unknown said...


Neat photo... You are really, really good... Neat bookmarks.

sailorcross said...

Hi Nancie!!

I was just looking at your bookmarks not two days ago and admiring them. And now we have a chance to win them? That is wonderful!!

In answer to your questions:

1. What do I like or how have I been helped by this blog?

I love the fact that you are an encourager to me. Your positive attitude shines through your posts, even in difficult times. You have helped me to always look to Christ for any questions or problems I may need answered. And I like how you are trying to erase the social stigma that is STILL being applied to mental disease after all these years!

2. What improvements would I like seen?

That is a hard one. I read your blog last night and thought on it. The only thing that I can even come close to is some additional pictures of the beautiful photography that you add. The pictures you have displayed so far display calmness, the beauty of God's creation, and we all need to experience more of that.

3. My favorite Bible verse:

This changes from time to time depending upon my situation and circumstances. Right now, here are my favorites:

Hebrews 4:16--Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Hebrews 11:1--Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

and my all time favorite always:

Zephaniah 3:17--The LORD you God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.

I have a picture in my mind of God singing over me, dancing around me, being happy over me, and this brings me great calmness, peace and joy--even in troubled times.


Erica said...

Sweet friend,
You are so precious to offer your creations to your readers.
I love coming to your blog for encouragement and to hear the heart of a Christ follower. You don't need to change a thing.
One of my favorite verses if Phil. 4:19, And my God shall supply all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
I wrote on my thankful list that I was thankful His mercies are new every morning.

Anonymous said...

Hi nancie!

Beautiful bookmarks indeed and with or without your giveaway- I can say you are such a blessing, this blog is a blessing, the songs you post are also being used to bless readers of your blog :)

keep it up! God bless you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Nancie, i just wanted to say thanks for continuing to support me. I think of you often. I'm glad we're in touch. Love & Prayers, Jena

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Sis..
Wow I'm glad I dropped by before I left for our retreat. I was coming by to ask you for your prayers as I lead my workshop. I'm glad I did or I would have missed your drawing lol. First of all I would love to see more of your photos, the flowers are beautiful and maybe more of how singapore looks like *smile*. But I would not change anything else because it is neat and in order!! But you know what I really miss on your blog??? I miss your smiling face on your profile. Remember I told you that is what drew me to your site when I saw your smiling face on someone's comment on their blog.. See you when I get back and oh please come to my blog and enter my Hawaiian chocolates giveaway too okay..

Byeeee Hugsz Lorie

Laurie Ann said...

Nancie, thanks for visiting and leaving such sweet comments. I treasure them. Thank you for your thankful heart - it encourages me!

Marsha said...

Nancie, I love your blog just the way it is. You are always so encouraging and uplifting. Your music videos especially tough me because I love music.

Thank you for being YOU! The very special, only one just like you that He has created for His purposes.

Your bookmarks are absolutely lovely!

Have a blessed day, my friend.

Anonymous said...

Happy TT and we have lots of things to be thankful for. About your 3 questions here are my answers:

1) What do you like about this blog or how have you been helped by this blog?
***Your blog encourages not only me but all who will visit here. I find your blog have quality content and that's readers wants so that they will come back.

2) What improvement would you like to see on this blog or what would you like to read here?
***Your blog is already very good i guess i can suggest you can put the follower gadgets at least who wants to follow your blog they can follow you.

3) Which is your favorite Bible verse?
***My favorite verse in your bookmarks is the last one "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God" Romans 8:28 meaning whatever we experience, receive and happened to us there is a reason for it. we will not worry, or complain because we don't know what is His plan...

Anonymous said...

I have been busy writing and have just updated my blog again this week. Come visit! The bookmarks are so pretty...I love the pictures you have taken. What I like best is meeting a new friend from Singapore! I believe you are the first person I have met from there. You have a sweet spirit and so much encouragement to give others. It shows everyday. Just keep giving words of encouragement and scripture to those who need to hear...nothing can improve upon that! As someone who struggles with a mood disorder myself, I look forward to your posts. I have several favorite verses, but the one that really sticks with me is James 1:2-5
Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all men generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
God is good!

Anonymous said...

Indeed, thankful for His "new mornings." Happy Thankful Thursday, Nancie!

Anonymous said...

"He will make a way for you where there seems to be no way. For with Him all things are possible (Matthew 19:26)."

Amen to that and what a wonderful thing to be thankful for, a Savior who is always there by our side!

Anonymous said...

Hello, my friend :)

I love your blog...visiting you makes my day! You always remind me of how much we are loved by our Lord. You are a blessing to all your friends...I am so happy that I found you.

A special thank you for remembering me in your prayers, it definately helps :)

Anonymous said...

Hey, Nancie, I just wanted to let you know that I've given you an award. It's on my blog at

becky aka theRAV said...

I am with Denise, I don't think you need to change anything about your blog, Nancie. I liked the yellow bookmark best. Good luck with them. May God continue to bless you.

Anonymous said...

Hello again!

I read the letter to "My Child" and would like to put it on my post as a link to yours.

Is that ok with you? And what would the link be so they would be directed to the letter?

I am sooooo not computer savy LOL

Nancie said...

Dear Friends, thanks for all your encouraging comments and feedbacks. They are very valuable and precious to me. So are all of you! Thank you and God bless!

Dear Darlene, glad you like Letter to My Child or Father's Love Letter. I have a text version as well as a very touching video on my post:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much!!!!

I love the way our Lord is using the internet and blogs to spread his word. He tells us to encourage one another which is exactly what you do so magnificiently! Thank you for being you and sharing so much with the rest of us! Thank you for taking so much time out of your life to write to us.

Have a wonderful and blessed weekend :)

eph2810 said...

The photography is just awesome!!! I enjoy photography too. I relaxes me.

You are right - if there seems to be no way, God will make a way - with Him all things are possible.

Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us.

Be blessed today and always...

Princess said...

I feel blessed every time I read your posts, for the inspiration, uplifting words and encouragement and for the love that each paragraph emanates.
Love the song and am listening to it right now.
Your pictures show great thought for the ones who will look at them, Nancie.
In short, you are a thoughtful, considerate, kind blogger.
God bless you.

P.S. I will be very proud to display your bookmarks in whatever I am reading!
Your brother is a great photographer/artist, too.

Anonymous said...

Nancie, It is good to visit your site and read such a wonderful post. I have been gone for a month but hope I can be back now. Thank you for the inspirational post. Peace Annie

Princess0479 said...

Hi sweet Nancie:

hey!! you visited my new blog recently a couple of days ago, i'm sorry i took awhile to respond..i was away at a church retreat by which i was blessed immensely..=)
but i just wanted to thank you for visiting my blog and for leaving a comment..keep checking in =)) and follow my blog if you'd like!
check my 2 new posts that i posted today =))
one is a Repost from facebook about total surrender to God another one is more political about McCain/Palin =))

definitely check it out =))

I'll answer those questions for the giveaway more in depth later once i see your blog more carefully when i have more time =))

BUT what i do like already are the bible verses that you type with your blogs they are beauitiful and very uplifting and encouraging especially the Father's Letter on the bottom...a long time ago at church i found a leaflet with this SAME Father's letter i tresured it for a long time, i'd read it from time to time, and now that i saw it again it was so comforting like an old friend.Thank you for having that on your site =))

I have a question would it be ok to repost the Father's Letter either on my blog or on my Facebook page?

also if you have facebook add me anytime i'm Jane Kabachny

well hun thanks for your wonderful blog..i better go..time for bed soon!

P.S. I have bipolar too, so i can relate =)) i've been blessed by God to be stable for a few years have a stable job and go to college, but also what helps me is the meds, therapy sessions, group therapy and God =))

well take care sweetie!

I'll try to post the answers for the giveaway soon, if i forget it's ok..

sorry this was so long!

Blessings & hugs to you Nancie!

Yes Jennifer is a sweetheart i agree =) she is the best friend anyone could ask for and she's such a wonderful mouthpiece for God with her blog =)

well i'll shussh now!

take care!!

blessings again!

To God be all glory!

In Him, Jane.

Peggy said...

Blessings sweet Nancie...
First off, all the comments that I can tell view YOUR Blog favorably &
who would not:you are an encourager & an enormous blessing to ALL~
that we can count you as a friend and sister in the Lord! Praying for the rest of your family to find & want what you have found in Jesus!
Always thankful with much respect shown in your words & blessings, richly covered with use of God's Word! You are a treasure & a God send to me & many(if they would seek & understand)

1) What do you like about this blog or how have you been helped by this blog?

the WORD of GOD in each post!!!#1 favorite...You show LOVE through your faithful encouragement in your posts & comments to those you visit
(you make it a mission of encouragement)...You show FAITH as you share your walk, your journey, your recovery...and the invaluable resources that you have organized and labeled so well! This BLOG has helped me immensely in my day to day recovery and your precious friendship as you positively share & thank Our Lord & every visitor!

2) What improvement would you like to see on this blog or what would you like to read here?

Continue to share more of you & just list as you do further readings that you feel go with what you say! Show key points & how they
benefit you. More personalizing!
Feature your business & photography more here so we can see what you do! Continue to share what touches you from God's Word, your study, your hobbies, your songs, more of YOU and conquering...less is more!
I think that's what you advised me on WFW!!!(lol)

3) Which is your favorite Bible verse? I love all of the ones you have but Isaiah 40:31 is my favorite because I read that at my brother's funeral & my home church in MN use to have that on their front of their bulletin. I love the eagle and all he represents!
My next favorite you don't have...would be a deer with "as the deer panteth for the waters, so my soul longeth after Thee!" HINT: this was a suggestion for you to do
& where is one for WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS...gotta go check out that Homemade Bookmarks & Gifts again!Such a GREAT IDEA! using your creativity & love of photography & flowers to portray your LOVE of God's WORD!!!May you be prosperous in all your endeavors!God bless!

i said...

Hi Nancie, this comes a week late :-) But it's ok, I'll give this a miss. Having your friendship is in itself such a blessing to me.

Just wanted to say you make lovely bookmarks and I think it's a wonderful idea on your give away.

Looking at all the lovely comments, you know where you come from :-) It's funny how God leads us to each other. For that, I'm thankful. God knows that each of us need encouragement in our daily walk with Him. You are such an encouragement to all. I believe this is your gift and calling. I believe God called for me to learn from you.

And when you asked what we like about your blog, I think I've not really looked at your blog as "a blog" but as you, a friend and a sister in Christ. Just continue to be who you are, living as how Christ wants us to live. That's enough.

Isaiah 40:31 is my favourite verse. Many a times this verse is followed by my personal sighting of eagles during the times I am at my low. Will share about that some other time. I believe yours would be Romans 8:37. Judging from your heading :-)

Sorry, this is such a long comment.