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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Scripture Series: Trust the Lord and Do Good Card---It's Another Inpirational "Anything Goes" Challenge at Word Art Wednesday!

Hey there, Crafty peeps.  Days are passing by to so quickly, it's hard to keep up. After a long day yesterday, I am able to post this project a day late  for our new Challenge at Word Art Wednesday (WAW).  Anyway,  I don't know with you but I have access to many movies at home through a Cable provider but when I browse for some worthwhile movie to watch that promotes good moral values, I cannot find anything at all.  I hunted from about 300 movie titles and not find a single thing worth my precious time.  Aside from Hero movies which has cool effects, gone were the days when you can just relax and not worry about movies recommended for kids.  Almost every movie is full of promiscuity, bad language, sexual innuendos, violence etc.  They sometimes sneak up in the film, We have to be vigilant especially having our kids watch with us every now and then. The  movie ratings does not really mean anything and cannot be trusted.   It's truly a crazy world we're living in.  Should I be surprised?  Not at all.  Satan, the god of this world, will use every pillar of society to demonize the people.  Is it coincidental that freedom of religion/belief was and still being attacked to this day?  How about the taking away of the prayer at schools and the move to remove prayer and worship in public areas? How about the fight of people to continue abortion on demand under the banner of women's rights?  Friends, we are definitely in the days where we cannot be inside a little bubble thinking that if we don't do anything, we are not affected.  Now, more than anything else, our core beliefs/values are going to be in constant attack.  Satan wants us to believe anything we want to as long as that knowledge keeps us far away from the only hope of salvation to man, Jesus Christ!  Is it not obvious that people used the name of Jesus for cursing, to make fun of, attacking the very character of our Savior, inserting every kind of doubt in our minds?  There was even programs by our local government to get children as early as possible to go to school.  Though this may sound wonderful but the truth is, it is a pushed to get kids early away from the influence of their parents and have them adapt to a non-Biblical worldview.  Have you heard about the family in Germany that were homeschooling their kids and was arrested by government agency because of not sending their kids to regular school, instead they grew up being home schooled?  They were being separated as a  family and the government taking the kids so they can educate them the way they want them to learn.  And the kids have no say at all!  If they insist on the benefits of their parents homeschooling and prove how they were taught so well, they were considered brainwashed.  Isn't that utterly ridiculous?  Home schooled kids have been proven to be smart  and they don't have to deal with the rules that would restrict them against praying, what and what they can't learn. I am so glad I choose to home school my kid because I can raise him up not only with  great educational standards but in the knowledge of His One and Only Creator.   I didn't think it was possible but while this country allows it, I will take advantage of it because the times are not so promising.  God says in Revelation 3:3 says, "Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; hold it fast, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you."  If you don't have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, this is the time to get to know Him for He is the Only key to eternal life. Read the Book of John for starters for therein is how you can find out about "who you are in Christ."  Call unto Him, repent from your sins, ask Him to be your personal Lord and Savior and thank Him.  Because the moment you wholeheartedly utter those things in prayer, you have become a child of God (John 3:3---New Creation/Born-Again).  Find a Church that depends solely on the teachings of the Scripture and meditate on the Word of God as much as you can.  Here are some things that can prepare us on what's coming ahead to this world as the Bible prophecies continues to unfold:

"Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me." (Matthew 24:4-9)

"At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase in wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who endures to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come."  (Matthew 10:10-14)

"For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now--and never to be equaled again. If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened. At that time if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or, 'There he is!' do not believe it. For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive the elect--if that were possible. See, I have told you ahead of time." (Matthew 24:21-25)

Anyway, I don't want to give you a heavy message but this is what the Lord wants me to share today.  We see the fulfillment of God's Word all around us and we cannot allow ignorance to take us captive.  On the other hand, I would like to share with you the free Word Art we are highlighting for this week's Challenge at WAW.  It comes from Psalms 37:3 which says, "Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed."  This is very crucial in our day and time.  We may not understand everything that happens around but we are to trust in the Lord, in whatever situation we are in.   There's no other choice! We are to overcome evil with good, not by our own effort, but by the leading of the Holy Spirit that lives inside of us.  He alone can produce pure goodness, untainted, that will give Him absolute glory.  He has prepared a place for us in His Kingdom and in His promises we can trust.  For this Card, I used a sweet image from Dustin Pike Digi Stamps that I colored using my ProMarker/Prismacolor markers.  The base card is Kraft, cut and scored to make a 5.5-inches square.  The DP's are all from Paper Studio (Kellerkurtz & Company collection).  I die-cut an Octagon using my Nestabilities that I ran through my Cuttlebug. I stamped the flower image (Ditto Stamps) several times at a DP and cut and layered them for added dimension and stamped the leaves (Hampton Art) too.  I adhered a few metal gems to highlight our free scripture Word Art and did some fancy and regular stitching on this Card.  What do you think?


 
TRUST THE LORD AND DO GOOD CARD:


TRUST THE LORD AND DO GOOD CARD LAYERS: 


 TRUST THE LORD AND DO GOOD CARD INSIDE: 


 TRUST THE LORD AND DO GOOD CARD WITH ENVELOPE-BOX: 


This Card is entered into the following Challenges: 

Lacy Sunshine---ATG 
LEJ Designs---ATG 
Pile It On---Embellishment Crazy
Scrapbook Stamp Society---ATG (Use Kraft) 
Corrosive Challenge---Tic Tac Toe (Bling/Image/Layers) 
TTCRD---ATG 
Twisted Tuesday---Free For All
Whimsy Stamps---ATG 
HIMCR---Use a Critter 
Digistamps4Joy---3 DP's and 3 Layers 
Twist of Faith---Postcard/Card and Envelope Packet 
Creative Moments---Halloween/ATG 
Create with TLC---Show It Off Sunday 
Crafty Creations---Make It Yourself


I hope you take the time to join us at our WAW Challenge by using the free Word Art for your download at the WAW site. You can use it in your project and link it to our ongoing Challenge although it's not mandatory.  You can submit up to 5 projects as long as it's family friendly, inspirational or uplifting.  Since our goal is to honor God, please be mindful of your submission especially those that are Halloween inspired.  Though it may be for fun, it's not going to be appropriate for our Challenge.  Please make sure to read the "Challenge Rules" before linking.  We don't like to delete any entries not meeting our deadlines, but may have to do so.  There's a couple of sponsors giving away wonderful prizes this week---Fred She Said and Pam Korte (Close to my Heart) .  I can't wait to see what you come up with.  I encourage you to read the Word of God, look around you and  make use of the time given to us everyday to lift up the Name of Jesus that more people will come to His safety. 

43 comments:

  1. Adorable image and great sentiment! Fab card! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our ANYTHING GOES Challenge!
    DawnD

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  2. Great card. Love the image. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Created With Love Challenges

    ~~Chris

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  3. Super cute! Love how you popped out the kitty's head. Thank you for joining our Anything Goes Challenge this week. Good Luck!
    -Sandy, DT Member

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  4. This is so cute, the dimension is fabulous!!

    Thank you for sharing with us at craftin Desert Divas.
    Have a great day!
    Shelly

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  5. I love your critters and the total project. Great sentiment! Thanks for sharing this week at HIMCR.
    Nancy,DT

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  6. I love it. The Bible verse seems to go right along with the cat who is always looking for someone to feed him. Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner for this challenge.
    Margaret, DT

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  7. What a fabulously cute image - great card. Thank you for joining us over at LEJ Designs, good luck

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  8. Love this card. Your cat/mouse image is so cute! Thanks for playing along with us at An Inky Situation.

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  9. Fabulous card, great layering and wonderful colouring, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

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  10. super fun and great card JoAnn.
    Thanks for join us at Digistamp4Joy.

    Greetings karin DT member

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  11. fun card and beautiful made JoAnn.
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

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  12. Thi is simply adorable!
    Thank for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Hope to see you again soon!:)
    Greetings Kaija DT-member

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  13. What an adorable cat and mouse image! Your layout is superb! And your design paper go really well together. I also love your coloring a lot! Thanks for sharing it with us at MIM.

    Hugs,
    Rocio, DT

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  14. What a beautiful card. Such a cute image and put together so great. Thanks for joining us this week for "Anything Goes."
    Karal DT for Tammy's Scrapin Corner
    My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

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  15. That cat and mouse are super cute!! Great card!!

    Thanks for joining us at the Craftin Desert Divas "Anything Goes" Linky Party!
    Lori

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  16. Beautiful card and images Jo Ann. Visiting from MIM..Loz

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  17. Sweet image and love the sentiment. Thanks for joining in the fun at Created With Love challenges.
    Linda K. DT.

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  18. Wow just adore your fun image, and to team it up with sic a lovely bible verse is inspired, thank you for sharing at Creative Moments
    Alex x

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  19. Great design. Love all the details. Thanks for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner.

    Hugs from Finland,
    Eemeli {DT}

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  20. This is a wonderful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘3 LAYERS + 3 DESIGN PAPERS’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  21. This is a wonderful creation with great details. Thank you for entering our ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge this week. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  22. Love the message, and your images are wonderful! Great design! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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  23. Thank you for Linking Up at An Inky Situation. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
    An Inky Situation Page on Facebook
    :) Janis
    Shop Stampin' Up! with me

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  24. Such a cute design! Love that image! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges this week!
    Tracey F., DT Crafty Creations Challenges

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  25. What a cute matching card/envelope set. I love the way you use the paper for your envelope. A great way to use your scraps! Thanks for joining us at Twist of Faith card challenges. Princess - DT

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  26. What a wonderful, fun and yet inspirational card! :)
    Lizy xx

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  27. Beautifully done card and awesome design! Glad you shared at TTCRD.

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  28. This card is so cute. Thank you for entering our challenge at Creative Moments. Sally

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  29. Wonderfully colourful and bright card. Love the layout and that image is fantastic.

    We are so glad you have joined in the LEJ Designs Challenge 'Anything Goes'.

    LEJ Designs offer weekly challenges with wonderful LEJ Images and sponsor prizes up for grabs.
    We really hope to see you joining us again.

    <3 & hugs
    Lisa xxxxx LEJ DT Organiser

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  30. Beautiful!!! Thanks for joining us at pile it on! I hope to see you back again this week for a new challenge! Kimberly DT

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  31. Oh my, I just love that image and all of those wonderful dp's. So many beautiful details that you added to this card. Thanks for playing in our challenge at Digistamps4Joy! Good luck and we hope to see you again.
    ♥ Charlene DS4J DT

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  32. Super card, great layers!
    Thanks for playing in our challenge at
    Digistamps4Joy!
    Good luck and we hope to see you again.

    DS4J Lindsay DT

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  33. What a cute and fun design, I like this card!

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  34. I LOVE this!!! Its gorgeous!! That is a great scripture too!!! I am such a huge fan of your work!! You always amaze me!!!

    - Susan
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

    ps... There is a DT Call over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

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  35. This is so adorable, I love everything about this.... thank you for sharing with us at the PND challenge blog.. xo Nikki DT

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  36. Great card! Thanks for sharing with us at Paper Nest Dolls Challenge!
    Sue DT PND

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  37. Super cute x Thanks for joining us at The Lacy Sunshine challenge x
    Good Luck,
    hugs Nikki x

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  38. This is so beautifully designed. Darling card and so beautifully colored. Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge Blog.

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  39. Great Card, Thanks for joining us over at Creative Moments this fortnight
    Claire DT

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  40. Wow, what a gorgeous card!! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!

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  41. Hi Jo Ann,
    You card is always so gorgeous inside and outside; I love your designs so much, this is no exception. Fantastic coloring and superb layering with lovely dps. Thank you for playing along with us at DigiStamps4Joy and we hope to see you again.
    Hugs,
    Asmah
    [DS4J DT Member]
    [Qinaahana Arts And Crafts ~ My Personal Blog]

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  42. Wow what fabulous card, love the colouring job and all the details! Thanks for playing with us at Whimsy Stamps!

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