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Jennifer is an artist living in rural Nebraska with her US Army veteran husband. She loves to create and seeks to reflect the beauty of Christ and encourage others in meaningful, beautiful ways. You can find her and see more of her art on Studio JRU.

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  1. My grandmother left me a charm bracelet that has a charm that is a mustard seed in what looks like a tiny snow globe. The verse engraved on the back is Matthew 17:20. That verse would make an awesome piece of art. πŸ™‚

  2. Beautiful art!

    I had trouble deciding between Zephaniah 3:17: “The Lord your God is in your midst; a victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy. He will be quiet in his love. He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.” (NASB)

    and Hosea 6:3: “So let us know, let us press on to know the Lord. His going forth is as certain as the dawn, and He will come to us like the rain, likethe spring rain watering the earth.” (NASB)

  3. Oh, how I love Romans 8:38-39!
    “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

  4. I love the verse that Jennifer chose and it looks so beautiful in the medium she has used. Another verse that speaks to my heart is Isaiah 26:3 – 4. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  5. My absolute favorite verse (though it is hard to choose!) is the one I also chose for my blog theme, which is called His Mercy is New. It is from Lamentations 3:22-24…it’s also where the hymn Great is Thy Faithfulness came from. That verse just reminds me, encourages me and brings me hope that He is faithful. I can’t ever forget that!

  6. what about this?
    “No eye has seen,
    no ear has heard,
    no mind has conceived
    what God has prepared for those who love him”[b]β€” 10but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. 1Cor2:9,10

  7. Jennifer you are a gifted artist and I love that you use it for His glory!

    I would love, Col 3:16

    Let the Word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another with Psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

  8. Wow! This is a tough one. I like the psalm you picked. Also would like Ps. 103:13-14

    Thanks!

  9. It’s fun to see the process, Jennifer. I so enjoy my Studio JRU original, hanging over my right shoulder even as I write. πŸ™‚

    May God continue to bless you in your work.

  10. Your art is amazing!

    I love Proverbs 3:5, 6
    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
    in all your ways acknowledge him,
    and he will make your paths straight.”
    Also Deuteronomy 6:6, 7
    “These commandments that I give you
    today are to be upon your hearts.
    Impress them on your children.
    Talk about them when you sit at home
    and when you walk along the road,
    when you lie down and
    when you get up. “

  11. Jennifer, your art does capture the beauty and faithfulness of our God. I love your prints, too! You are truly using your gift to praise God and lift up others.

    Here’s a scripture I’d like to see you illustrate:

    “Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”
    Proverbs 3:6 (NLT)

  12. Psalm 37:4
    Delight yourself in the Lord & He will give you the desires of your heart.

    Love this…if we are truly DELIGHTING in Him, then we will want what He wants for us!

  13. Isa. 40:31. This has been favorite of mine for a long time. To be able to mount up with extra energy and run, and walk and not be tired or weary. That time will come to those who “wait upon the Lord.”

  14. I love the verse you picked, and I love the New King James wording in verse 10 telling us He leads us and holds us, this verse makes me feel so safe with Him.

    9 If I take the wings of the morning,
    And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
    10 Even there Your hand shall lead me,
    And Your right hand shall hold me.

    It is hard to pick a verse for a piece of art, but I think I would choose Psalm 16:11, one of my “go to” comfort verses when I start to feel uncertain about the future. And I love the visual possibilities that a path brings to mind.

    You will show me the path of life;
    In Your presence is fullness of joy;
    At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

  15. These are so fun! Love what you’ve done with the verse. I think…I would want this verse:
    “So stand still and see this great thing the Lord will do before your eyes now.”
    -1 Samuel 12:16

  16. Love word art. I love so many verses. How about
    Proverbs 25:11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
    or
    Lamentations 3:222-23 Because of the LORD’s faithful love we do not perish, for His mercies never end. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness! I say: The LORD is my portion, therefore I will put my hope in Him.

  17. So interesting to see how you make these beautiful pieces of art work. I think Romans 8 v 28 would be my favorite. “All things work together for good…..”

  18. As a work in progress … I would love to see Philippians 1:6 on one of Jennifer’s works of art. “Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to the completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”

  19. Well, this has been one of my favorite verses since we sang a song that used these words in my high school church choir. But, the verse I’m currently clinging to is Zephaniah 3:17– “The LORD your 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.”

  20. What gorgeous work!

    I’d love to see Psalm 85:8 — “Listen carefully to what God the Lord is saying, for He speaks peace to his faithful people.”

  21. (For privacy purposes, please do NOT publish my name. My daughter shared her story freely– and from the onset–with high school groups in churches, youth groups, and schools as a wake-up call to teens…..but I don’t want to intrude on my granddaughter’s privacy.)

    Romans 8:28 ‘For we know that ALL things work together for good for those who love the Lord…and are called according to his purpose.’

    Nineteen years ago, our beautiful daughter–just graduated as valedictorian from high school–let us know that she was pregnant. She had been student body president, received every kind of academic award, had a promising future as a singer–all that came crashing down as she and the father quickly married.

    His abuse of her began quickly (much without our knowledge). Following an emergency appendectomy at 7 mos. pregnant, she was continually hooked up to IVs for the next month to prevent a premature delivery. During that month, I spent almost every night with her in her hospital room (while her husband was out with “friends”). She was constantly assured of the love and support of God and our entire family. During bleak days and nights, this scripture was constantly in my mind.
    Six weeks after the baby’s birth, our daughter filed for divorce for the safety of herself and her precious baby.

    When her daughter –our first grandchild–was born, our hearts exploded with love! We could never adequately describe how completely we love and cherish this granddaughter–our very special gift from God! Nineteen years later, all of us know: God is ALWAYS working things for our good when we are called according to His purpose!

    • Thank you so much for sharing this special story. How beautiful that your daughter was supported by the love of God during her difficult times. What a wonderful scripture to lean on. Such a special, precious gift from God your family was blessed with. HE is always working for our good!

  22. These are so pretty – perfect for our entry way table πŸ™‚

    My verse would be Isaiah 40: 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.

    Thanks for sharing!

  23. Not the typical choice for a verse but I love how 1Thessalonians 5:16-17 encourage us to look forward and anticipate our Lord’s return.

    “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

    Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”

    I wonder what that shout will sound like? Will the trump sound anything like our trumpets today? And the thought of being ever and ever with our Lord fills my heart with joy and longing and excitement for rest and true peace.

  24. Jan Belzer
    I feel the Bible Verses Psalm 136 : 7, 8 and 9, would make Beautiful pieces of art,

    “Give thanks unto the Lord,who made the great lights, His love endures forever,
    The sun to govern the day, His Love endures forever, The moon and stars to govern the night His love endures forever.”
    Blessings to all always!

  25. That verse is perfect, as it brought tears to my eyes. My youngest daughter has been called to be a missionary. I have had a peace about this all through her growing up years. Now as she is in her last year of college and will be doing her internship, she is talking about the Philippines and the peace leaves me! So far away! I need to reminded that God will be with her, no matter where she is.

    • Cheryl… isn’t it wonderful to know that God will be right there with her no matter where she is?! Comforting and wonderful. Blessings to your special daughter!

  26. What an amazing verse…this year has been full of trials. My oldest lamb is temporarily out of my home…I miss him. My dear mom went home to be with the Lord in April…I miss her too. Thanks for the reminder of God’s presence. For He is all I need.

    • I love knowing that HE is truly all we need and HE is with us at all times. I am so sorry to hear what you have gone through this year. But I am glad to hear you know of HIS presence with you!

  27. Wow, there are so many good ideas here. I do love this style of art, and it would look really good in the room I am currently redoing after a sweet child moved out, all grown up. I love Zeph 3:17. This mental picture thrills and lifts me of my God, mighty and powerful, loving me so much that He sings over me! It reminds me of a mother tenderly rocking her precious child as she sings lullabies full of tender love, and then again it reminds me of a joyous, celebratory love that bursts out in song for the sheer joy of loving! to think that my Father loves me like this chases away self doubt. … but Jeremiah 31.3 would be beautiful, too, and would maybe fit better in a piece like this.

  28. Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.

    I always thought that was just reflexive, you know? If my heart delights in the Lord, he will give me himself, which is what he most wants to give. But this summer and since, it’s been a wake up call for the godly things I desire in my family but cannot accomplish. So I’ve been laying them out before him and then turning from the worry to delight in him and he surprises me with things coming to pass. Praise God, I’m learning to take him at his word.

  29. Thank you for your wonderful work! My favorite is Be Still and Know That I am God. God Bless!

  30. I would love either Psalm 4:8 (NIV) or “…there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
    – 2 Corinthians 12:7b-9a (NIV)
    Psalm 4:8 is a verse I found in my early teen years and clung to through a very dark season of spiritual warfare. I’ve since taught it to my children and we sing it together as a family before bed each night.
    The second Cor. verses are an ongoing reminder that God is here for me in the midst of chronic pain and health struggles. Through Him, this illness doesn’t “win” but becomes instead a tool He uses to bring glory to Himself! πŸ™‚

  31. Your art is beautiful, I like the piece you shared.
    I have so many but the one that I would love to have as art is out of Hebrews…It is Hebrews 4:16
    Therefore let us draw near with confidence to throne of grace, So that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

    This scripture means so much to me because when I needed help, I drew near and JESUS was right there to comfort me!! PTL!!!

    Many blessings,
    πŸ™‚

  32. I always find myself longing for more items like this to decorate my home with. It’s great to look around my home and be reminded of God’s promises and in turn, hiding His Word in my heart simply because I am surrounded by it.

    • We love to have these loving promises and inspiring words throughout our home. It is nice to have a home filled with things that matter so much!

  33. It’s so good to have the word of the LORD all around us. LOVE your art!
    Deut. 33:12 is a favorite: “Let the beloved of the LORD rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long, and the one the LORD loves rests between his shoulders.”

  34. That is so beautiful! I love mixed media art-especially when it is used to remind us of God’s promises.
    A verse I would like to see in art:
    II Corinthians 12:9, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

  35. Habakkuk 2:3
    Slowly, steadily, surely the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, do not despair, for those things will surely come to pass. They will not be overdue a single day.

  36. This beautiful piece touches deep within my soul. It was just under 2 years ago that I found myself discouraged, despondent, and truly questioning my fate, my life and suicide. As a believer I questioned death with an unbelieving heart and mind stricken by lies, deception and self pity. Not allowing myself to taste God’s word, my pit became deeper and darker. However, my search for truths to my flesh of whether God forgives those who forsake life led me to the story of King Saul and his own death. I was unhappy to discover that what I do deeply effects those around me, and possibly in an extremely tragic way. I was shown that my life mattered, not only to God, but to everyone that knows and loves me. Too much responsibility! One day I resolved to open His Word. I opened to Psalm 139 and began to take in every word. The promises of God pierced my aching heart. For one of the first times in my life of 40 years, I felt His presence overwhelming my soul. He never leaves me. Whether in my pit or on the mountain, He has been there. A tidal wave of emotion and trickles of restoration came over me. God’s words are powerful. His presence is alive and I knew from then on, He is with me wherever I go. He will never forsake me. His words claim forever and the Spirit of Truth powerfully testifies. Psalm 46:10 is one of my life verses. “Be still and know that I AM the LORD.” To quiet our schedules, our minds and our hearts are essential. To know deep within your soul that He is who he says He is His gift; to allow Him to dissolve who I am into the mighty stillness of Him, this is priceless, eternal and beyond description.

    • I am so happy to hear how God’s promises and presence has touched your life. It is wonderful to hear how you now know He is there for you, that He has always been there and will always be there! Thank you for sharing your touching story!

  37. I love Psalm 139! I write music using scripture as lyrics, and this passage from the Psalms was one of my more recent projects! Gorgeous artwork. πŸ™‚

  38. Love it! It’s real- it’s a part of you- and it say so much more than just the words of the verse. I have an artist daughter- I know how personal it becomes.

    After our youngest daughter died 4 years ago-her favorite color was Green. Her favorite word was HOpe. This verse continued to remind me that God was indeed ‘filling me up” in ways I could not fathom. It continues to be part of every day as I am beginning a new ministry called “GREEN HOPE” Coaching
    My verse is Romans 15:13. May the God of GREEN HOPE fill you up with peace, fill you up with joy, so that your believing lives, filled with the life giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over wtih HOPE!

    Or another precious passage has been Psalm 40:1-3.
    1 I waited patiently for the LORD to help me,
    and he turned to me and heard my cry.
    2 He lifted me out of the pit of despair,
    out of the mud and the mire.
    He set my feet on solid ground
    and steadied me as I walked along.
    3 He has given me a new song to sing,
    a hymn of praise to our God.
    Many will see what he has done and be amazed.
    They will put their trust in the LORD.

    So love what your site does to (in)courage! You are at the right place at the right time- most of the time in my life! Grateful for you!
    Kathy

    • Thank you so much Kathy. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. How wonderful to be starting a new ministry inspired by your daughter! I do love the HOPE verse! πŸ™‚

  39. The verse I’d like is Jer 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you. I hope it’s alright I’d like to copy your idea and make some I know some of my friends would love them.
    Holly

  40. What a beautiful piece of art! I’d love my favorite verse as of late: Psalm 9:10 – Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.

  41. My favorite verse…. Zephaniah 3:17.

    I have always wondered how you created your beautiful pieces Jennifer. Thanks for the peek into your world!

  42. I love Jennifer’s work! If I were able to have one of her pieces I would cherish if it contained one of my all-time-favorite scriptures. These words Come To Me Instantly when I’m worried and fearful..questioning the ways of this world like Wars..Fighting among brethren..competing..hurting one another for no reason.

    PSALMS 91: 4
    He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust; his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

    If that isn’t security, I don’t know what is?

  43. I love this and I love reading all of the comments about which verses people would choose…really inspiring and amazing to know what a great community of women that are a part of (in)courage!!

    I would choose: 2 Corinthians 5:7 “for we walk by faith, not by sight”

  44. Your art is pretty and meaningful. You do a beautiful job of having things with meaning in your house, the piece of furniture, your Scripture art. That’s the way i feel a house should be too.

    My life verse is “Psalm 62:8 Trust in the Lord, O people; Pour out your hearts before Him; God is a refuge for us.” That’s what I’d like on my artwork should I be the one chosen.

    Thank you for the time and work you’re putting into this.

  45. Your work is beautiful. When you asked what scripture we would like, it is actually words to a hymn that came to my heart and mind. I know it is different, and there are many verses that speak to my heart, but the words, “It is well with my soul,” God is using so strongly right now. Two weeks ago my grandpa, Henry, went to be with Jesus after 90 years here. His whole family was with him as he took those steps into Glory. It is before those steps, while in the hospital, holding his hand as he took some of his last breaths that God used the words, “It is well with my soul,” to comfort my heart and provide peace in those hard moments.

    When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
    When sorrows like sea billows roll;
    Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
    It is well, it is well, with my soul.

    Thank you so much for this opportunity to share something so special.
    For Him,
    Nicole

    • I am so sorry for your loss. What a touching story Nicole… thank you so much for sharing it. I love how God uses words to speak right to our hearts exactly when we need to hear them. Beautiful words!

  46. Beautiful . . . beautiful.

    A verse that I have prayed often lately is a portion of Psalm 17:8

    “Hide me in the shadow of Your wings.”

  47. I LOVE Jennifers work and would be honored if I could win a piece to display in my home. God bless!

  48. And I hit post before leaving my verse. It’s a common fAvorite, but I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. I need reminders of that almost daily….or hourly.

  49. Oh, this is just beautiful! Love the story!

    How about one with Philippians 4:6-8?
    6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

    8Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirableβ€”if anything is excellent or praiseworthyβ€”think about such things.

  50. Beautiful artwork!

    The Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty Savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With His love, He will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.
    Zephaniah 3:17 (NLT)

  51. be still and know that I am God……Psalm 46:10
    God speaks that to me time and time again!

  52. The sunrise image on the featured artwork is just beautiful!

    In my current season of life, my ideal message art would probably be Isaiah 41:10, or even just the first line.
    ‘Do not fear, for I am with you;
    Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God
    I will strengthen you, surely I will help you,
    Surely I will uphold you with My righteous )right hand.’

  53. Isaiah 42:16 – And I will lead the blind
    in a way that they do not know,
    in paths that they have not known
    I will guide them.
    I will turn the darkness before them into light,
    the rough places into level ground.
    These are the things I do,
    and I do not forsake them. (ESV)

    Amazing

  54. This is beautiful! I would love this Rom 8: 37 – 39 as art! It reminds us how much grace our father shows to us!

    37No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[m] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

  55. “Be still and know that I am God…” Psalm 46:10
    or
    “Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up…” Psalm 68:19

  56. Wow, that was really interesting watching it all come together. The verse I would pick (like a few other people have already mentioned) is Zephaniah 3:17 β€œThe LORD your 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.”

  57. Romans 8:28 “All things will be used for good for those who Love God and are called according to his purpose.”

    Thank you for your beautiful art. I love the art you created with your favorite verse.

    In Christ’s Love & prayers
    Sis in Christ
    Tina

  58. I take incouragement from these posts each day and don’t leave comments, but this piece spoke to me so and is part of the MOPS verse for this year. Father battling dementia, husband’s business gone, three little souls to provide for–these are trying times and these verses help me daily when I see them around me.

    I have a few that have brought me smiles when I read them like, Proverbs 16:31 “Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life.”

    1 Thessalonians 2:7 “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.”

    And others that give me presence: 1 Corinthians 13:8 “Love never ends.”
    Ephesians 3:18 “grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.”

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

    • Thank you so much for sharing your heart with us Sara! I love to hear the encouragement you are getting daily from these verses. You shared some great verses! Hebrews 11:1 is one of my favorites and I use it often! πŸ™‚

  59. As a continual reminder to myself…

    Colossians 3:23-24 (New International Version)

    Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

  60. Ooooh, so hard to choose just one…my “life verse” is actually more like about ten totally unrelated verses…so yeah, just picking one verse i would like to see…ummm….probably: Isaiah 41:9 I have called you back from theneds of the earth to serve me. I have chosen you and will not throw you away.

    • what a great verse! I think you are the first one to mention it here. I haven’t heard this verse in a long time, and what a message it carries! God hasa purpose for us, and He never gives up on us.

    • I have that same problem when thinking about verses for art… there are so many with such a powerful meaning. It is hard to pick! πŸ™‚

  61. As a fairly new Christian (who THOUGHT she was saved as she sat in a church pew for decades) there are a lot of verses that are competing to be my favorite….but my constant prayer since truly accepting the Lord is that of David in Psalm 51:10 “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”

  62. This is SO cool. and I would absolutely love and cherish it!!! I love having the Word of God displayed in our home. So many awesome verses to choose from in His Word.

    Isaiah 40:31
    But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew [their] strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; [and] they shall walk, and not faint.

    Psalm 37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

    Psalm 150:1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.

  63. I really like the verse you picked out – there is a Ferdinad Ortega song that I really like that uses the same verse – I really like using scripture in my art, too…I am still developing, tho’!

    Blessings,
    Cindy

  64. I have one that I can’t seem to follow Matthew 6:34 “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.”

    • That would make a wonderful reminder to have in the home Tanya! I’m sure so many of us can use that gentle reminder… I know I could! πŸ™‚

  65. I really like the verse you picked out – there is a Ferdinad Ortega song that I really like that uses the same verse – I really like using scripture in my art, too…I am still developing, tho’!

    Blessings,
    Cindy

    (I am hoping I am doing this reply the correct way!)

  66. Any part of Psalm 121…current favorites v 2 “My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth”…and v8 (for near the door) “The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in From this time forth, and even forevermore”

  67. Be still and know I am God. Psalm 46:10

    makes me think of hearing the whispers of God. The noise is gone when I am truly still and in His presence.

  68. From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the LORD is to be praised.
    Psalm 113:3

  69. The verse I strive to live with it in mind:
    “You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free.”
    Galatians 5:13

  70. Jennifer, I love how you bring beauty to the world, and especially all of our lives, in so many ways. Thanks for sharing your gifts in ways that bring God glory and us joy! You are a blessing.

  71. In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips [tendeth] only to penury. – Proverbs14:23

  72. I would LOVE to be so lucky as to receive one of these beautiful painted messages. I love this verse, and I think the art is inspired, as is the artist!

  73. Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord, plans to give you a hope and a future.

  74. This verse is the verse God blessed me with while I sat in the waiting room of the orthodontist office on Thursday! My daughter, 15, was getting braces and I sat waiting, praying, reading… receiving. I would love to bless her with this painted message. What an awesome confirmation of all that God has in store for my girl. =)

  75. Being 23 with my life so unexpected, growing up with chronic illness, finding a tumor on my liver in May of this year, and getting a liver transplant on September 1, I hold this verse dear to my heart:

    “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

    Your art is so beautiful! Thank you for welcoming us into your studio and for encouraging us today. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you so much Amanda and you are so welcome! You have certainly gone through so much this year. What a wonderful verse to hold near your heart. My husband and I have gone through a lot with his health and this is a promise that brings so much comfort during those difficult days. He has a plan! It is a favorite of mine for sure! πŸ™‚

  76. In returning [to Me] and resting [in Me] you shall be saved; in quietness and in [trusting] confidence shall be your strength.
    Isaiah 30:15
    would be my choice πŸ™‚ thx for this lovely offer!
    and for sharing yourself with so many …
    Peace be with you ~

  77. Oh, my, how beautiful!
    There are so many wonderful verses to choose from, it’s hard to narrow it down. But it’d have to be something about love, I think…
    Thanks for giving πŸ™‚

  78. Amanda,

    Your work is simply amazing! I love the clean lines and simple but powerful sentiment. You are so very gifted.

    I love Romans 8:28

    “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

  79. Hi – I have only had incourage in my favourites list for a few months but it is really a blessing. Thank you ladies for all you do and all you have done and all you have yet to do – you encorage and support and love us so much and we will continue to raise you up in our prayers of thanksgiving.

    GOD IS NOT ASLEEP!! and He sent you to me when I needed you…

    a daily reminder of His awesome ebrace, grace and mercy?? yes thank you…

    • Thank you so much. It is wonderful to hear that you have found such encouragement and love here! God does work in amazing ways! πŸ™‚

  80. Love your art work!

    One of my favorite verses is: ” Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.” Psalm 34:5

  81. I just love the look of these!
    Isaiah 40:31
    But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew [their] strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; [and] they shall walk, and not faint.

    this would be one of my choices. there is one other one about rest and of course it is escaping me right now! But any scripture would be beautiful. =0)

  82. Definetly from the sermon on the Mount. “So go and learn what this means . . . I desire mercy not sacrifice, for I have not come to call the righteous but sinners.”

  83. What beautiful artwork!!! Thank you for being willing to share : ) There are many amazing verses in the Bible, and as others have said picking just one is hard : ) My verse for this season of life has been Mark 5:36 “Don’t be afraid, just trust Me.” It is my goal every day, and amazingly, even though I fall short, He still loves me-loves all of us. Isn’t that awesome??

  84. 2 Corinthians 4:18

    “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.”

    How I hope to completely internalize this truth!

  85. I love Jennifer’s art, and I love the fact that she is a Nebraskan like me! One of my favorite verses is Be still and know that I am God — probably because I have such a hard time being still. But there are so many others, too — if I really had the chance at a piece of Jennifer’s wonderful art, I’d have to think long and hard over which verse to choose!

  86. Oh, my goodness. So beautiful! What a gifted artist you are. So glad I stopped by tonight, inhaling the glory here. You glorify Him. Thank you!

  87. I recently returned from a mission trip to Kenya with my husband and three kids (17, 15, and 12). This experience was life-altering. We were broken by what we saw.
    Their need is so great. Their faith is so rich. We fell in love with Africa and its people.
    I don’t ever want to return to living “life as normal”. I want to use my voice, my time, my money to better the lives of the voiceless, the sick, the poor. The following verse has become dear to me:
    “Once our eyes are opened, we cannot pretend we do not know what to do.
    God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know and holds us responsible to act.” -Proverbs 24:12

    • What a powerful verse and fantastic reminder to us all! What an amazing experience your family was blessed with. How incredible that even with such great needs… their faith is so rich! We can all learn from that. Thank you for sharing your story.

  88. Jennifer! I found another one that I think would be perfect – Psalm 36.5. “God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.” What a blessing to find this little gem today. πŸ™‚

  89. my great grandmother left a precious legacy. her bible, complete with notes, ephemera and more, was given to me. i hold it to my heart – dearly.

    in 2 weeks my daughter enters a Christ-centered program for young women with life-controlling issues.
    mercyministries.org
    the passage you used on this piece of art speaks volumes and holds such amazing promise. i thought of my daughter while reading it. bless you.

    in Him,
    Sherry

    • What a wonderful and precious gift you have of your great grandmother’s bible. I love that she has notes and more in her bible… treasures for you to hold dearly. I am so glad He is with your daughter… everywhere she may be! It is an amazing promise.

  90. whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

    Lord, help me keep my mind on your things!

  91. jeremiah 29:11: “I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned outβ€”plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for. ” i love how the message says it. this verse reminds me that God hasn’t forgotten about me. He hears me and has an amazing plan for me.

  92. I wish I had your creativity…but glad I can support yours! πŸ™‚ The most encouraging verse to me is Romans 8:38:

    And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrowβ€”not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.

    Thank you for the opportunity!

  93. Very beautiful work and a very beautiful verse! It needs to be one that is taken everywhere in everyone’s hearts. It alone can give people a sense of belonging. I would be honored to receive token as a blessing to add to my home.

  94. I would love to see Jeremiah 29:11 because it is my life verse. It’s the one verse that reminds me that God is not against me! That can be so hard to remember when life is using us like a punching bag!

  95. What a beautiful way of giving us a window into your life & art – and how beautiful to see the myriad of different verses that mean so much so so many – what an encouragement to read down through these posts! The first verse that came to mind was Eph 3:20-21,
    20Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, 21Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.; but another passage followed on its’ heels quickly – Psalm 8:3-5 (or entire chapter) 3When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; 4What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? 5For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
    Whenever I read, hear, or see the passage from Psalm 8, I can hear the music in my head I learned while in college – “The Majesty & Glory of Your Name –
    When I gaze Into the night sky And see the work Of Your fingers
    The moon and stars Suspended in space
    But what is man That You are mindful of him?
    You have given man A crown of glory and honor
    And have made him A little lower than the angels
    You have put him In charge of all creation
    The beasts of the field The birds of the air The fish of the sea
    But what is man Oh, what is man That You are mindful of him?

    O Lord, our God The majesty and glory Of Your name
    Transcends the earth And fills the heavens
    O Lord, our God Little children praise Him perfectly
    And so would we And so would we
    Alleluia, Alleluia The majesty and glory of Your name
    Alleluia, Alleluia!”

    • It has been wonderful encouragement to read through these posts and read such special words! What beautiful music… thank you so much for sharing it!

  96. Can I just tell you how much I absolutely adore this…love, big puffy heart love it! I would struggle to nail down just ONE verse, but the very first one that keeps coming to mind is “Yet I am not alone for my Father is with me” ~ John 16:32, which was an extra special verse for our family when in 2005 my oldest son spent 51 days in the PICU and we almost lost him 3 times while he was there. We clung to that very Scripture, the Bible and our church family during that time. Would love to have that as a reminder of that season of our lives…thankfully our son is doing great now, but I will never forget how important that particular verse was (and is) to us! <3 Melissa

    • Your ‘big puffy heart love’ makes me smile! πŸ™‚ Love this verse. Wow… what incredible words to hold on to during such a difficult time. I am SO glad to hear your son is doing great now!

  97. Aha! So YOU are the message art lady?? πŸ™‚ Are you the same one who made the gift for the Nester of all the places she had lived? If so, well done you.

    LOVE that you use your art to bless others and God. Thank you! Whether I win or not, that is a gift. πŸ™‚

    I would say that I have two different Scriptures I would love to have put into art. The first is the passage from Matt 6 where Jesus talks about not worrying. I know its a long passage (v. 25-34). Well, hello there, life passage!

    The other is Isaiah 30:15: In quietness and rest is your salvation. Dude. I so don’t live like that sometimes. Or most times. I talk like the fate of the world depends on it.

    • I am not that message art lady. πŸ™‚ But it is wonderful to see many artists use their talent to share their love of God with others!

  98. My favourite verse would have to be the one I read when I became a christian 10 years ago. I opened up the bible to Psalm 139 v14 I praise you because of the wonderful way you created me. Everything you do is marvelous, Of this I have no doubt.
    This is the one that always amazes me. What an awesome God we have.

  99. so beautiful!
    i would love to see1 Peter 4:8 ” Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” this verse has become one of my favorites recently. it marks a time in my life when God’s love & forgiveness were so evident.
    thank you for sharing the story behind your art!

  100. You have been given a special gift Jen, and you use it with such grace and beauty. I always enjoy looking at the creative work of your hands and reading your words. You are an inspiration. You have the ability to give color and texture to the Word, and it is such a blessing.

  101. Wow — look at all these people who know their scripture! Exciting! I couldn’t look through all the comments to see if this one had already been said, but I just gain so much hope when I read Jeremiah 29: 11-14.

    But today, I also read Jer 17: 8. It says, “They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of doubt. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit.”

  102. Psalm 40: 1-2
    I waited patiently for the LORD;
    he inclined to me and heard my cry.
    He drew me up from the pit of destruction,
    out of the miry bog,
    and set my feet upon a rock,
    making my steps secure.

    I continuously read Psalm 40. The passage was spoken over me several weeks ago during intercessory prayer, and I go back to it often because it reminds me of God’s promises. How awesome would it be to have the verse permanently displayed in my house!

  103. Wow. How many of those did you make? Beautiful scripture and beautiful art. One of my favorite scriptures is Eph. 3:20 …him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us…

  104. I am partial to Zeph 3:17 as are some others – I recite it to each of my boys when I tuck them into bed at night. I am also focusing on this verse at our house: Psalm 133:1 How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity! πŸ™‚

  105. What beautiful artwork! I love having verses and sayings in art around my home. My life verse is Phil 4:8 but… we just starting homeschooling so Deuteronomy 6:6, 7
    is the one we are focusing on at the moment. I love how God gives us passages from His word that fit the moment we are in right now. He never leaves us, always loves us.

  106. Jeremiah 29:11 keeps reminding me that I’m NOT in control and I don’t need to be. I love your Blog, your work and it has inspired me to find a way to bring Him glory in my own work. These comments are beautiful and I’m going to revisit them tonight so I can reread them before doing my Bible study lesson πŸ˜‰ for this week. Thank you Jennifer.