THE BLESSINGS OF CREATIVITY...

I thank the LORD JESUS for each day that is given me to create wonderful projects...As always, I give Him all the glory.


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Scripture Series: Your Words are True Card---It's Anything Goes/Inspirational Challenge at Word Art Wednesday!

Hi guys!  it's another Wednesday and I'm here to bring to you another card that features our free Word Art for the day at Word Art Wednesday (WAW)It's taken out of Psalm 119:160 which tells us, "All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal."  This speaks of one of God's main characteristic---TRUTHFULNESS!  History is full of people who came and promised all sorts of things but very seldom can we find anyone who hasn't lied and disappointed people no matter how good we think they were/are.  Born sinners, we are incapable of keeping every promise we make and some don't even bother to live a life of Truth.  All sound laws in this world were based on the Word of God.  You can find almost all of it just by looking at the Ten Commandments alone.  Before God used Moses to reveal His laws, man roamed freely and was governed solely by their consciences.  Conscience is man's moral compass and is part of our spirit man (Man---a tripartite being made of spirit, soul and body).  But since the Fall, the sin nature (from Satan) enslaved man and no matter how we tried to break free from it, we all have a bent towards committing any enemy of God would do---REBELLION!  Our conscience were marred by the many influences of this world to the point we became so confused, unable to tell right from wrong.  Without recognizing our need for God and His righteous laws, we are left with "secular humanism" and "moral relativism.".  That means we do what we feel and think is good!  We become selfish---not caring if others are going to get hurt in the process.  It is true, without God, they'll be no moral absolutes!  Nothing would be wrong with killing, stealing, lying, disrespecting authority among others.  Everyone is out to protect their own interest which realistically, would be impossible in an insanely driven, selfishly ran world.  At times, it makes me wonder how people think they can stockpile goods and hide in their barricaded basements when the world goes insane like that?  When people are hungry and desperate, there's no amount of threat that will stop them from breaking into ones home and taking everything they want.  This has been a familiar sight to us in the stories we hear from the news.  Right now, people are inventing/twisting "just" causes to divide and go after one another...They break into their neighbors and business properties to take what they want.  These are all results of the many mistakes we did or didn't do for our country.  We took away everything Godly in our schools and in public places and now have the audacity to wonder, "What's going on and why are these happening?"

Now that we know what's going on around us, what are we going to do about it?  Every God-fearing servant of the Lord need not fear nor hide inside their homes.  Realize that we have to fight for our rights to uphold the knowledge of God in this country.  We need to take back what is given to us by God by fighting to protect our God-given Constitution.  When Christians all over the world are being killed for their faith, we are not to wait for that to happen here.  Let the voice of God be heard through men and women that run to govern this country.  Refuse to vote along party lines but elect individuals that fears God and upholds God's standards.   Do not trust people based on their words but by their track record.  But most importantly, know the Truth of God's Word so you will be able to discern what is of Him and not of Him.  I know it requires time, effort and commitment to do all of these but if you have genuine love for your children/grandchildren, it's worth giving them a country that is not ruled by ungodly, selfish thieves.  I may not be born in this country but I am a citizen here now and I care for it as much as any  patriotic American does.  So, I am determined to fight for what is right for God and country for the sake of my child and every children who calls America home.

Whether I live or die, my decision to depend on the God of Truth will be of benefit to me in this life and that of the eternal.  I know what is waiting for me when this life is over as it is clearly written in the Word of God.  His statutes are more than enough to guide me today and will be the same statutes I will live by when I rule with Him in His kingdom. Hebrews 13:8 says, "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever."  No matter how time changes, what He said will hold True and dependable till the end of the age.  We are never to compromise God's Word because what He said, He will back-up!  I'd rather please God than man!  So, this coming November election, let us VOTE for God, our country and our children!  Refuse to be silent as many people need to hear the "only hope" that is found in our Savior, Jesus Christ!   I want to share with you these passages from the scripture to encourage us to take a stand at this time when political correctness is being pushed while shoving religious freedom on every citizen of this country.

"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.  Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven."  (Matthew 5:13-20)

For my inspiration card today,  I used images from one of our sponsors, The Cutting Cafe, from their collection called "All About Girls Printable Stamp Set."  I colored each of the dresses and the flowers using my ProMarker/Prismacolor/Chromatix markers.  The base card is a white CS, cut and scored to make a 5.5 inches square card.  The DP's are taken from my scraps from different companies.  I added coordinating brads to the center of the flowers and adhered some yellow ribbon.  I used distress ink (Pumice Stone) to age most of the edges of the DP.  Lastly, I did some fancy and regular stitching on this card.  Love how it turned out so colorful!


YOUR WORDS ARE TRUE CARD:


 YOUR WORDS ARE TRUE CARD LAYERS:


 YOUR WORDS ARE TRUE CARD INSIDE:


YOUR WORDS ARE TRUE CARD WITH ENVELOPE-BOX:


This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Dazzling Diva---ATG/Glitter
Crafting by Designs---ATG
Creative Moments---ATG/Back to School
Hobbybook---Girly
Penny's Paper Crafty---ATG
Scrapper's Delights---ATG
Wonderful Wednesdays---ATG
Clear it Out---ATG
Craft-Room---Something Old, Something New (The DP's are old and the digi stamps are new)
Crafty Sentiment---ATG
Fan-Tastic Tuesday---ATG
Loves Rubber Stamps---ATG
Oldie but a Goodie---Stitching (The DP's and the brads are quite old)
TTCRD---ATG
Crafts Galore Encore---Make a Card
Craftyhazelnut's---Patterned Paper
CCC Digi---Digi/Things with Wings
Doodle Pantry---Any Digi Goes
Imagination Crafts---ATG
Ladybug Crafts---ATG
Lia Stampz---Feminine/Girly
Sunshine Mail---ATG
Sisters of Craft---ATG


Time to go, everyone!  Please make sure to visit us at WAW and link up the projects you make out of our free Word Art although not mandatory.  You can link up any inspiring, uplifting, family-friendly projects, up to 5.  We have a couple of wonderful sponsors this week namely, Docerela Stamps and The Cutting Cafe.  That means a couple of chances to win so, head over to WAW and show us your wonderful projects.  Enjoy your week.  Always remember that God loves you and has a great plan for your life!

25 comments:

  1. Thanks for joining in at Add a little dazzle :)

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  2. Wow! that's a LOT of stitching! Love the verse!

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  3. Really pretty! I love all the sewing on this card and it's popped images! Thanks so much for joining in the "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge! Good luck.

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  4. Thank you so much for sharing your delightful crafting for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for September - hope to see you again soon. x

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  5. Love this bright colorful card. Thanks for sharing at Loves Rubberstamps.

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  6. Love those dresses! What a colorful card and we're glad you've shared with us at the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge! Annie

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  7. Thanks for joining us @ CIO challenge blog...hope you stop by and play with us again...love your challenge project..tfs <((><

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  8. What a stunning card, love all the stunning detail here, many thanks for sharing with us at Imagination Crafts, this month, best of luck xxx

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  9. Such a pretty card. Love your colour combo. Thank you for joining us over at Ladybug Crafts. Hugs Nina

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  10. Lovely card
    Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Make a card challenge #9
    Good luck
    Gemma xx

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  11. Lovely, pretty card, great combination of papers and images...thanks for sharing with us at Craft-room...Esther xx

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  12. OMG OMG OMG i am in love with your card...so beautiful, i would love to put this in the customer gallery over at the cutting cafe...if i can please send me a link to this project to fabriccutups@prodigy.net and thanks again for letting me sponsor you all's site...hugs

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  13. OMGosh this is so super cute, love the images and the fabulous design. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

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  14. Beautiful card, JoAnn. You are such a blessing to me.
    Karen

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  15. This is a really pretty card and the sentiment is lovely. Thanks so much for playing with us at Creative Moments! Hope to see you back Wednesday for our new challenge! --Lisa, DT

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  16. This is such a beautiful card!! Thanks for sharing the devotional, too!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at DPDC50!!

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  17. What a gorgeous project! I love the colors and the details. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work with Through the craftroom door this week.

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  18. GREAT card!!! Perfect for our "anything goes" challenge over at Clear It Out Challenge . . . thanks so much for joining us this week!!!

    Kathy - CIO DT
    UpintheNIghtwithKat.blogspot.com

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  19. Beautiful card - love your design.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

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  20. The clothesline is so old school, the sewing so perfect, and those lovely layers, inside and out. You are an exceptional artist. The blog post was super.Praying you have an awesome day filled with joy.
    Carole

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  21. Jo, this is so lovely! :)
    Thank you very much for joining us this week at Crafting by Designs & good luck!
    Sanja, DT

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  22. Such a fun card. Thanks for playing at Loves Rubberstamps!

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  23. Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing it with us over at CCC Digi Creations.

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  24. what a beautiful card! I just love the bold colors and fab DSP! Thank you for sharing your card with us in the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 50!

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  25. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for playing at the Oldie but a Goodie Challenge!
    Helen x

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