Divine Design for November

November 8th, 2008

I’m very late in posting today.  We attended a beautiful and very touching wedding today – honestly one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever been to.  I thought it was going to be a quick cake and punch affair, but it turned out to include a lovely dinner so we were there much longer than I expected.   One of the best parts was how many old friends we had an opportunitly to catch up with.  I had hoped to share a couple of photos tonight, but we’re having a problem with the card that was in the camera.  Darn it – I took some nice photos.

Today is the 8th so it’s time for Divine Design.  This month I strayed from my regular pattern of adding a journaling card to my tin.  I had another scripture project that took precedence.  My fellow Bakers Dozen Team member Laurie Schmidlin and her husband had to travel far from home due to their daughter Ali’s illness.  (There’s a thread on SCS with updates here.)  Thankfully they’ve been able to go back home for some time now, but as I was remembering times I have spent long hours in the hospital with family members I was inspired to make a little scripture tin for Laurie.


It’s a little Provo Craft band-aide tin very simply decorated and filled with about 20 verses of encouragement.  Making this tin was a real blessing to me as I e-mailed several wonderful Christian women and asked them to contribute a verse or two they thought would be appropriate for the situation.  I was amazed as the e-mails poured in filled with so many different verses and almost no duplicates.  I’ll list the verses at the end of this post.  If you are in need of some encouragement or comfort you’ll want to read through these verses and rejoice in our God!


A special thank you to all of the ladies who responded to my plea and who not only contributed verses but also have been in prayer for Ali.


Along with the little tin of verses I made up a tin of very simple essentials like a note pad, Purrell, lotion, mints, etc.  All just basic stuff I thought Laurie might find useful to have in her purse while at the hospital or traveling.


Please continue to pray for Ali as they are in a period of waiting right now before they can continue on with further testing or treatment.


Last night was my Christmas Projects class and we all had a blast – at least I hope everyone had a blast. 😉  I’ll share pics of all those projects in the next few days.  Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you’re having a teriffic weekend!





18For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.Romans 8:18

3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort

2 Corinthians 1:3

6Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7

13 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

Philippians 4:13

The LORD is my rock, my
fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.
He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Psalm 18:2

Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall.

Psalm 55:22

My comfort in my suffering is this:
Your promise preserves my life.

Psalm 119:50

Shout for joy, O heavens;
rejoice, O earth;
burst into song, O mountains!
For the LORD comforts His
and will have compassion on his afflicted ones

Isaiah 49:13

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.

Isaiah 40:29-31

He tends his flock like a
shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms
and carries them close to his heart;
he gently leads those that have young

Isaiah 40:11

So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my

righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18

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 4:16

6Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

1 Peter 5:6-7

In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

1 Peter 1:6-9

5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3:5-6

Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

James 1:12

I cry out to God Most High,
to God, who fulfills {his purpose} for me.

Psalm 57:2 


11 Responses to “Divine Design for November”

  1. ChristineCreations Says:

    Jami…I’m almost in tears…this is SUCH a touching gift for them. So heartfelt and full of hope and truth. It is a wonderful project. I know it will be a treasure to them. Kudos to you girl…I think that these kind of projects – and what they can give to others… are why we are stampers.

  2. HB Says:

    Jami, I am just blown away by this beautiful gift for Laurie. Your hands were truly guided by God and I’m sure Laurie will cherish it and look to it for comfort in times to come! You really have been blessed with a wonderfully warm and caring heart!!!

  3. Angel Says:

    Oh, Jami, this is lovely and absolutely perfect for Laurie. I think she’ll cry when she gets it. So very thoughtful!

  4. Susan Lankford Says:

    Jami….what a wonderful project for you to do for Laurie…it is truly beautiful and such a blessing to God!

  5. Debra Says:

    A beautiful gift. We serve a wonderful, merciful, mighty God. Praise His Name!!!

  6. loricraig Says:

    Oh girl…..goosebump city….. love those scriptures. Who sent you II Corinthians 4:16-18 – LOVE that! Beautiful gift with such heartfelt love and prayers to drive it. You are the best, Jami!

  7. Michelle Says:

    What a great gift. I’ve been looking for something to make/do for my sister-in-law and family. Her husband was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and given only 2-6 months to live. I know that they will receive strength from this gift – I’m so glad that I found your post.

    I agree with earlier posts, your hands were guided by God and I’m sure that your gift will go farther than you ever imagined. Thank you for sharing and I’ll say a prayer for your friend.

  8. Edith Demshar Says:

    Very encouraging and inspirational! What a nice way to help comfort those in need.Blessings …and positive prayers for little Ali and her family.

  9. Sharon Harnist Says:

    What a wonderful idea and fabulous gift for Laurie, Jami — you are such a sweet friend for putting this together!

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