Before I go any further with my project, we all know that we're in a critical moment in the history of this country to vote for a new President towards the end of the year. But right now, we are in the midst of primary elections/caucuses to determine the final candidates that will best represent us. It's amazing how others have not seen the importance of carefully examining each candidates, their qualifications, experience, and thought process. A trustworthy leader should be a person of INTEGRITY (a quality of being honest, having strong moral principles and values moral uprightness). He must also be STABLE mentally, emotionally and spiritually and should be an example of SELFLESS LEADERSHIP (genuine desire to serve and not to be served). We need a God-fearing leader who has great understanding on what catapulted this country into greatness, having an exceptional knowledge of our Judeo-Christian heritage that is evident in the founding doctrines laid out in the longest running, tried and tested governing principles of the United States Constitution.
In light of all these important qualities we need to look for in a leader, I refuse to be politically correct and be ran by emotions that would undermine my faith and knowledge of God. I need to be firm and refuse to exchange God's Word or set them aside just to make a statement to a certain political party. Truthfully, I am not surprised why people are voting foolishly (deceptively) for candidates whose evil intentions/agenda is to transform this country to something that made many nations bankrupt, starving and hopeless. Many if not all will not admit to it but people who are diligent in studying the Word of God can see bright as daylight how these men and women allowed themselves to work Satan's plan (John 10:10---to steal, kill and destroy) by giving their support to Godless individuals. When a presidential candidate can say bluntly that he has very loyal supporters that if he shoots people, he will not be losing any vote---Yikes, that's a different breed of loyalty! This boastful candidate is talking about leading a group of people who are far worst than those hundreds of people that drank the Kool-Aid and poisoned their children in a cult many years ago. Many of the supporters of this man also call themselves Christians but are they really? Let's examine a very important passage which every man should watch out for as laid out by God's Word in the following passages in Matthew 17:15-29:
TRUE AND FALSE PROPHETS:
"Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them."
TRUE AND FALSE DISCIPLES:
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’"
THE WISE AND FOOLISH BUILDERS:
"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law."
For this Card, I used an image from Art Impressions Stamps called "Joy Found Window" which I water-colored with Distress Markers. The base is white CS, cut and scored to make a 5.5 inches square card. I embossed a couple of embossing folders, one from Stampin' Up called "Pretty Print" and the other from Cuttlebug called "Polka Dots." The Lacy Square Die is from Nestabilities and the brads are from Recollections and. Lastly, I machine stitched all over this card. I'm going for simple elegance and I am happy with the result.
This Card is entered into the following Challenges:
Color Your World---ATG
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends---ATG
OSAAT---ATG with 3D
Penny Black---ATG with Stamp and Die
Pile It On---Paint (Watercolor)
Catch the Bug---Color
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards---ATG
Let's Color Linky Party---ATG with Something Colored
Art by Miran---ATG
Crafting with Friends---ATG
PDE Linky Party---ATG
Aud Sentiments---Cute and Sentiment
Crafting with an Attitude---ATG
Crafty Girls Creations---ATG
There you have it, folks! Don't miss the opportunity to join our Anything Goes Challenge with an optional Twist at 613 Avenue Create. There's wonderful prizes awaiting the winners from our lovely sponsor for this week---Star Stampz. Can't wait to see what fabulous projects you're going to highlight this week. I hope you have a wonderful week filled with the divine inspiration of God's Word and be able to share the Hope you have in you to bring light to the dark places in your sphere of influence. Would love to hear your comments too. Hugs, always!