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, March 4, 2015

Scripture Series: Blessed is the Man Card---Join Us For Anything Goes at Word Art Wednesday!

Hello Crafty Peeps!  I am back with my regular DT post at Word Art Wednesday (WAW).  February flew by so fast that I must admit, many things I wanted to accomplish still remained in my "To Do List."  Anyway, the free scripture Word Art we are highlighting today and featured in my card comes from Psalm 1:1 which tells us, "Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful."  I hope you are aware that in this day and time---honesty, credibility and integrity are very hard to come by.  The media whom we trust to deliver an unbiased news have abandoned their calling and instead adds or deletes essential facts in every story to promote an ungodly agenda.  Them together with other pillars of our society (Government, Family, Business, Education, Religion and Art and Entertainment) have all left their Godly heritage and is promoting the abandonment of "Moral Absolutes."  You see, it should not come as a surprise for anyone who reads the Word of God what's taking place all over the world for we were warned even then about this dreadful time in history.  It is very sad to see how blind people had become by not seeing  the danger behind their choices happening before their very eyes. 

Last night, I  watched the speech Israel's Prime Minister (Benjamin Netanyahu) made in the US Congress.  He laid his case about the obvious threats that they are facing from Iran who desires Israel's extinction and the demise of America and every freedom loving citizens of this world.  And yet,  quite a few lawmakers including the man in the oval office "zombied out." Like people who drank the Kool-aid of Satanic deception, they have completely lost their minds and could not distinguish good from bad and right from wrong.  Look, if this country is ruled by Godly people,  why on earth are we even speaking of "Sharia Law."  Who permitted this to creep in our country?   Just the slavery, crimes and abused of women alone in the countries that practice this is enough evidence of its evil.  Why are we condoning by our inaction the killing of Christians by radical Islamic terrorists?  You can deny it all you want but there's a conspiracy to drag this country to its fall and if we think one person can save us from all of these, we are greatly mistaken.  The Church (the "Called-out Ones, True Believers of the Lord Jesus Christ) should take a firm stand.   In this fight, the cowards are not welcome and those who are not willing to fight the good fight of faith and act upon what is TRUE and JUST till the end should get out of the way.  God spoke against "lukewarmness" in Revelation 3:14:21.  Those who would deny Christ in the assembly of people will be denied by Him in the presence of the Father as stated by 2 Timothy 2:12.  If like me, you still love this country and care for the future of our children---SPEAK UP!  It is a spiritual crime to be silent in the face of deception, injustice, killing of the innocent, false teachings, media bias, false tolerance and false racial divide being shoved in our throats---ENOUGH ALREADY!  We need to pray for the guidance and grace of God for Israel, America and the rest of the world.  AND WITH OUR FAITH---ADD ACTION!  Though it grieves my heart to see what is being done to our country and the fulfillment of God's prophetic Word in our day and time, I also rejoice because at the end of the tunnel, the Lord has prepared an eternal reward for every believer (Born Again, John 3:3) that stood up against ungodliness, those that called sin as sin without compromise and for them that reject the company of the scornful and rebellious. Yes, Blessed are they, our Lord said!  I want to share with you God's stern warning on the "Last Days"  as stated in His Word:

"As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”
 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.  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 of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm 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 24:3-14)

For this Card, I used an image from Fresh Brewed Designs called "Fairy Sweet" which I colored with my ProMarker/Prismacolor markers.  The base is Kraft that is cut and scored to make a 5.5 inches square card.  The sides were punched by an MS Punch.  The DP's are all from DCWV and the colored CS are from my scraps.  I added some glitters (Stickles-Crystal) to parts of the image, placed some nail head gems from Imaginisce and stitched all over this project.  I think it came out great.


BLESSED IS THE MAN CARD:


BLESSED IS THE MAN CARD LAYERS:


BLESSED IS THE MAN CARD INSIDE:


BLESSED IS THE MAN CARD WITH ENVELOPE-BOX:


This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Craft Your Passion---ATG
The Paper Shelter---Away with the Fairies
Crafting from the Heart---ATG
Inspiration Destination---ATG
Loves Rubberstamps---ATG
Penny's Paper Crafty---One for the Girls
Simon Says Stamp---Special Lady/Girly
TTCRD---ATG
Tuesday Throwdown---Circles
Crafting for all Seasons---Girly Girls
Dragonfly Dreams---Add Some Embellishments
Eclectic Ellapu---Pink Team: ATG
Glitter n Sparkle---ATG
Robyn's Fetish---Use a Digi
Scribble and Scrap---ATG
That Craft Place---Mother's Day/ATG
Corrosive---Follow Your Heart
Digi Galore---It's All About Her
Inkspirational---Sprinkle (Glitters on Mushroom and Heart)
We Do Doobadoo---Spring/Greens
Fairytale---Use Kraft
Stamping Boutique---More than One Layer


Make sure you join us at WAW Challenge.  You can use the free Word Art in your creation and link it to our Challenge but is not a requirement.  As long as it's family-friendly, uplifting and inspirational, you can enter up to 5 times this week.  Lots of prizes to be won from our two wonderful sponsors---Shop 3130 and The Cutting Cafe.  So excited to see what you come up with.  Anyway, cheer up and let the peace of the Lord overtake you today.  I serve a good and faithful God---Jesus Christ!  In Him, I am without fear!

23 comments:

  1. THANK YOU FOR THIS POST!!! I feel EXACTLY the way you do. If I could word things so eloquently, this is what I would have said! I am going to share your blog post. We need to pray for our country AND speak up as you said. We need to do as God said and fight. It is so overwhelming at times when you sit and think about EVERYTHING going on right now and sometimes I get so overwhelmed I just don't know where to begin.I also know that God will guide me and lead me as long as I keep my eyes on Him and am following Him - not distracted by the world - but focused on Him.

    This card is ADORABLE!!! I smiled SO BIG when I saw you had used my image.
    Thank you for all you do. I am blessed to be on such a wonderful team with such lovely women who LOVE the Lord!

    Heather

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  2. Gorgeous card Jo Ann - and you are so accurate in your portrayal of our world - even where I live we are seeing the courting of evil and the denial of truth :-(
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  3. This image is so fun, and I love your bright coloring of it, Jo Ann! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  4. Love the card :) God Bless you today and always. Thank you for joining us this week at TTCRD.
    Cindy- DT TTCRD

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  5. Prety card. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish this week for our "Use A Digi" challenge

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  6. Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    Ema
    IDCB Owner

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  7. Beautiful card! Love the image and the colors! Thanks for joining us this week at Loves Rubberstamps! Rebecca

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  8. Gorgeous card, love your colours and layout. Thank you for playing along at Penny's Challenges, see you Wednesday for a new one :)

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  9. Beautiful sentiment and great imageThanks for joining the Scribble and Scrap challenge. Good luck.

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  10. Love visiting your blog, J. Not only are your projects lovely, but I also love the way you write. Thank you for playing in the Craft Your Passion challenge this week.

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  11. This is such a pretty card! Love the image and bright fun colors you used. Thanks for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps!

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  12. I love your card, great work.
    Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter.
    Hugs, Marianne

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  13. Such a beautiful creation - lovely colours - thank you for joining us this week at Penny's Paper-Crafty and good luck - Michelle x

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  14. Love the colors and image. :) Very pretty...
    Have a great day, Jo Ann!!

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  15. Oh this is so fabulous, love the great colors and designs. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

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  16. Jo Ann, your blog is soo right-on! Thank you for your gift of expression with words and cards. Also, your cards are stunning. I've enjoyed reading the WAW site each week even if I don't get to participate regularly.

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  17. This is such a wonderfull project. I love how you have used the craftpaper. It looks great. Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge. Bianca XX

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  18. Such a springy card! Love the colors and the feel, and those layers are awesome. Thanks for joining The Corrosive Challenge! I wish you the best of luck in the draw!
    DebbieM

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  19. Gorgeous Girly Girly Card love the Image and the Colours. Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
    Hugs Elfie

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  20. Such a colorful, fun card. Thank you for sharing with us over at Inkspirational!

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  21. This is really such alovely and girly card! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! Bianca XX

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  22. What a fun card, love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this month
    Claire xx

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  23. Wonderful project!
    Thank you for playing at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope we see you again soon!

    Hugz

    Laurian
    Owner Dragonfly Dreams

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