Showing posts with label Christian Creativity. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christian Creativity. Show all posts

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Poetry: I Love Your Word

I LOVE YOUR WORD


I love your Word.

What can I say

About the fears

It does allay.


Your Word is sweet,

A joy to me.

I eat and drink

Your Word with glee!


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(c)Sandra Johnson/Draw Nigh To Hope


Monday, April 8, 2024

Poetry: NO PROBLEM TO WORSHIP YOU

NO PROBLEM TO WORSHIP YOU

Oh, to worship you!
No problem!
To get on my knees is to
Feel the loving kindness
Of a Father
Who sacrificed his Son
For my redemption.
There was no reservation
Or exception,
For I was fully embraced
And brought into
The greatest kingdom
In existence.
I will reign with Christ.
So to worship you?
No problem!

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(c)Sandra Johnson/Draw Nigh To Hope

Monday, March 25, 2024

DNTH Shop Pre-Summer Sale

 

The entire shop of Christian products online, including my new Christian bookmarks printable designs, is on sale at 25% off through April 15.

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Sunday, March 24, 2024

Poetry: Lord, How Sweet Is Your Word

LORD, HOW SWEET IS YOUR WORD

How sweet is your Word in suffering,
Though oft' the burden is great.
It feels unbearably frequent,
Such difficulty of late.

Your Word is a precious ointment,
Oft' applied in much duress.
Your Word is a pathway lamplight.
With your Word I make progress.

I read and feel much freedom.
A breath of joy I breathe.
I lose myself in scriptures,
Where found is sweet relief.

Your Word, I'll never shun it,
Though hurting hinders me.
The two-edged sword of sweetness
Is what I need from thee.

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(c)Sandra Johnson/Draw Nigh To Hope

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Christian Bookmarks: Mountain Moving Faith

MOUNTAIN MOVING FAITH 5 BOOKMARKS PK

Print these power to move mountains bookmarks onto heavyweight paper or card stock, cut out, laminate or leave as is, punch holes to add optional tassels or charm dangles.

The 5 paraphrased scriptures encourage anyone reading them to doubt not but be believing. Matthew 21:21, Matthew 17:20, Mark 11:23, II Samuel 22:34 and Psalm 18:33 are the featured verses.

These Christian bookmarks to print can be used in collage, journal designs, altered art, paper crafting, book arts and other creative techniques.

See more details about these bookmarks with scripture verses and other Christian printable bookmarks at Draw Nigh To Hope Shop.


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Use these printable faith bookmarks to fill your life with reminders of Christian living. 

Spend your money on merchandise that glorifies God Our Father and Jesus Christ Our Lord and Savior. 

Surround yourself everyday with products that invite in The Holy Spirit, Our Comforter and Guide.

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Sunday, March 17, 2024

Poetry: The Staying Hand

THE STAYING HAND

A puff of breeze,

A gentle nudging

And the Holy Spirit has

Impressed the day upon me.

How I should think, feel

And behave in honor of Thee.

Or an answer to a question,

Or a new direction

Is what the gentle push gives,

A holy correction.

Like a staying hand upon my arm

And a sweet, soft voice saying, "Wait",

The Holy Spirit speaks to me.

Like a gentle nudging.

Like a puff of breeze. 

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(c)Sandra Johnson/Draw Nigh To Hope

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Christian Products: Get Well Healing Prayers Pocket Cards



These Christian get well soon cards are printable Christian prayers. They can be easily handed out to family, friends, co-workers, anyone needing healing words. Get well Christian cards with get well soon Christian messages help guide the patient to healing thoughts. 

Unlike greeting cards, pocket cards are easier to hold onto. They can be slipped into a wallet, pocket, purse or journal. They can be easily held in the palm and referred to for encouragement and strength. Praying for you cards with pray with me verses will be appreciated by those suffering illness. 

Print these 2x3" cards on paper or card stock, cut out, laminate or leave as is. You can even punch holes into the top of each one to make them into mini bookmarkers, adding optional tassels or charm dangles. They also can be used in collage, journal designs, altered art, paper crafting, book arts and other creative techniques.


See more details about these Christian printables at Draw Nigh To Hope Shop.

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Fill your life with reminders of Christian living. 

Spend your money on merchandise that glorifies God Our Father and Jesus Christ Our Lord and Savior. 

Surround yourself with products that invite in The Holy Spirit, Our Comforter and Guide, everyday.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Poetry: Be Honest With God

BE HONEST WITH GOD

No matter what I think
Or what I do,
The most important thing
Is that I be honest with you.

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(c)Sandra Johnson/Draw Nigh To Hope

Sunday, March 10, 2024

Poetry: My IV

MY IV

Dear Lord, your Word gives me such joy
And causes my spirit to soar.
It’s hard to explain,
But those who eat it daily
Know that exhilaration from pain.

Like an infusion or injection of jet fuel,
I am made to feel like
Anything is possible.
I can soar above
Problems, offenses and lack.

Dear Lord, your Word is my IV.
I’m on it every day,
All day, throughout the day.
I’m hooked up,
And I live!

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(c)Sandra Johnson/Draw Nigh To Hope

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Free Printable Bookmarks John 3:16

Free Christian Bookmarks Printable

Featuring John 3:16

Choose a white background, lavender or yellow. You can download all 3, free of charge, but each has to be ordered separately.

Order and download here.

God bless!

Monday, February 26, 2024

Poetry: He Will Turn It Into Good

HE WILL TURN IT INTO GOOD

I heard a man on TV today,

Who spoke about suffering and trials to allay,

The feeling that struggles are really for nothing,

The often unfairness and our life's contorting.


He said if we could not determine a cause,

That we can be certain and give this applause,

That we will come out of it richer inside,

The strength that we get will show on the outside.


Some trials are too heavy, some burdens beyond,

What we think is fair, way too much put upon.

But there is not anything God cannot use,

To make our lives better, to help us improve.


That does not support that our pain is ordained,

That God must make sorrow for blessings to rain.

He does not need trouble and horror and woe.

He needs not the evil from that pit below.


We live in a world that is set on a course.

The fault is not ours so we feel no remorse.

We know we can't change Satan's evil world reign.

The Blood of Our Savior we use as a bane.


Don't think about quitting or turning on God.

To God be the glory and give him a nod.

He will make it right, this old world has to go,

And all of the pain and the suffering and woe.


So what can't be changed will be taken for you,

And made as a blessing, to help others too.

Just keep holding on and don't dare you forget,

That you will come out of it richer and blessed.


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©Sandra Johnson/Draw Nigh To Hope


Christian poems about hope, poems about having faith, lyrical faith poetry, faith poems and encouragement

Saturday, February 24, 2024

More Christian Bookmarks Designs Available

Print these floral Christian bookmarks onto heavyweight paper or card stock, cut out, laminate or leave as is, punch holes to add optional tassels or charm dangles. 


  • Instant Download Printable Christian Bookmarks
  • 1 (one) JPEG File
  • 8.5 x 11"
  • 300 Dpi For Clear Printing
  • Each bookmark measures 1.75 x 7"


See more details at Draw Nigh To Hope Shop.

Designs To Come:

Psalm 46:1 God Is My Refuge And Strength.

Matthew 21:21 If You Have Faith And Doubt Not, You Can Move Mountains.

Matthew 17:20 If You Have Mustard Seed Faith, You Can Move A Mountain.

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Friday, February 23, 2024

Poetry: Today's Declaration

I choose to laugh in the midst of trouble.

In the midst of sorrow, I choose joy.

All things will always 

Work together for good for me.

My Heavenly Father has promised it.

I can trust His word for

He is the One True God.

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(c)Sandra Johnson/Draw Nigh To Hope

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Poetry: God And Son As One

GOD AND SON AS ONE


How hard it must have been

For you to know, Lord,

That you were the Light Of The World

And To Walk Among Hatred And Blindness.


How hard it must have been

For you to live under

Being harassed and hated,

And to walk among

That determination to murder.


But you were determined

To enforce God's will.

Your Father, who gave you up

To a vicious world of dark haters,

Lived the horrific sacrifice through you

And with you.


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©Sandra Johnson/Draw Nigh To Hope

Monday, February 19, 2024

Christian Products: The Lord Is My Shepherd 5 Floral Bookmarks


Print this The Lord Is My Shepherd 23rd Psalm Bookmarks Pk onto heavyweight paper or card stock, cut out, laminate or leave as is, punch holes to add optional tassels or charm dangles. 

  • Instant Download Printable Christian Bookmarks
  • 1 (one) JPEG File
  • 8.5 x 11"
  • 300 Dpi For Clear Printing
  • Each bookmark measures 1.75 x 7"

If you are a crafter or designer, Draw Nigh To Hope Shop has a liberal Angel Policy.


Fill your life with reminders of Christian living. 

Spend your money on merchandise that glorifies God Our Father and Jesus Christ Our Lord and Savior. 

Surround yourself with products that invite in The Holy Spirit, Our Comforter and Guide everyday.


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  As a self-taught designer, crafter, writer and artist, like Lydia in Acts 16, I design and make beautiful things.
 
My creative ability comes from God The Father and Jesus, The Only Savior of mankind, is the center of my life
In order for God to bless us through our talents, skills and creativity, we have to put our work out there. That's why I share Christian products here at Draw Nigh To Hope.
 
 I want Christians, who may not otherwise know about them, to have a chance to buy my products that lift up Christ-centered living.
  
Proverbs 22:29 states:

 

Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings;
he shall not stand before mean men.

 (KJV)
 

  Do you see a man who excels in his work? He will stand before kings;
He will not stand before unknown men.

 (NKJV)
 
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If you or anyone you know sells handmade products or designs merchandise that glorifies God, let me know so that I can take a look. I may do a feature here.


Saturday, February 17, 2024

Poetry: Longings Are Heard By God


LONGINGS ARE HEARD BY GOD

My longings you listen to.
And I have finally learned
To listen to my longings too,
And to give them to you.

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©Sandra Johnson/Draw Nigh To Hope

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Poetry: Enjoy Sweet Release

ENJOY SWEET RELEASE

May sunshine brighten your day,

And all fears faith allay.

May you walk in joy and peace,

And enjoy God's sweet release.

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©Sandra Johnson/Draw Nigh To Hope

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Poetry: Flyaway Fear

FLYAWAY FEAR 

I went to talk to the Lord today

And all was quiet,

Except for the birds

That sounded gay.


I thought of what I wanted to say

But thoughts did hide.

They did not quiet

My anxious way.


All was quiet as I sat alone.

No words they came

But faith rose up,

And fear was gone.

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©Sandra Johnson/Draw Nigh To Hope

Monday, February 12, 2024

Poetry: The Paths That You Give Me



THE PATHS THAT YOU GIVE ME

Dear Lord, your mercy is wonderful,
So everlasting and true.
You fill me with soaring thankfulness
For all that you for me do.

I never want to desert you,
No matter how hard the way.
Your loving arms do surround me.
I seek you every day.

The paths of others do wander.
The paths of others do stray
Away from your loving kindness,
As they would seek their way.

But never again will I do it,
Consider that you don’t care.
I’ll hold to the paths that you give me.
Your love will keep me there.

©Sandra Johnson

Monday, October 23, 2023

Christian Products: God, I'm Tired Of Praying Book

God, I'm Tired Of Praying: What To Think About How You Feel

You are tired of praying and do not find joy in it like you used to. You have been faithful and diligent but your fondest desires have not been fulfilled. You are grateful to your Father In Heaven, but even some needs, as you see them, have not been fulfilled.

Things have happened that you asked God to prevent. Things have not happened that you asked him to bring about. You have had tragedy or devastation in your life and prayers are not helping. They have not helped for a long time. You are sad and feel hopeless about your prayer life. You are afraid that you may never be able to pray in faith again.

Chapters in this book, such as Tired Of Believing In Prayer And Feeling Guilty and No Hope Of Ever Feeling It Again, confirm that you are tired of praying. The chapters I Can’t Pray Another Day and I Just Can’t Make The Effort Anymore, and other chapters, verify that you can't do it anymore.

Your real, deep feelings are supported by chapters like, If God Was Going To Give Me That Blessing He Would Have Done It By Now and Why Should I Pray When I Can't Stop What's Going To Happen?

Without judgement, I address the real feelings of Christians who are bone-weary from praying and believing in prayer. Within these chapters you will find validation for how you are feeling and comfort in learning that there is nothing wrong with you or your faith. As you read and I talk directly to you, you will also find inspiration and hope.

God, I'm Tired Of Praying: What To Think About How You Feel is a compilation of my You Are Here: Tired Of Praying & Weary posts from my blog, Draw Nigh To Hope. It also includes new content not shared at the blog.

This is a good book for you and others that you know to have handy in the valleys as you grow in your prayer walk.

Available in hardcover, paperback and Kindle.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CL4N9PLB

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