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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Scripture Series: For He is Good Card---Join us for Family Friendly Challenge this week at Word Art Wednesday!

Hello everyone...Sorry for the delayed Blog post.   I must admit that sometimes, it's hard to write when everything around us is in chaos as threats to our country's freedom and existence is at our doorsteps.  I look around and I see many who don't really care and there are those who seemed to be evil "possessed." Such is the state of mind of the ungodly and the deceived!  They are oblivious and/or detached from the reality of the dangers all around them. Like brainless people, they have chosen to agree with everything that is presented to them and are committed to drag every person (whose trust is in themselves) to their death in the hands of the enemy.  They roll up the red carpet for people whose sole purpose is to eliminate them from the face of the earth or recruit them to bow down to their false god.  They will give these false religion the right to enslave and rape their women/children, for men to abuse women and train their children to kill for their false religion/doctrine.

In the wake of what happened in Paris, let us not forget that nearly three thousand Americans died on the the 9/11 Terrorists Attack and many more died from suicide bombings that happened here and abroad.  The lives of our military men and women, police officers and border agents were put at risk.  Many died to ensure that we remain free from these Islamic threats to this day.  But then, we have a leader that pretends to be looking out for our welfare but all evidence (fruit) speaks of his true motive.  That is to see us divided from within and weakened by his destructive policies that is purely Anti- Christian, Anti-American, Anti-Constitution.  Unlike many, I am not afraid to name my enemy.  His name is Satan and he uses rebellious men and women (who does not acknowledge the Lordship of Jesus Christ) consisting of influential people and World leaders (including the one in our Oval Office) to carry out his demonic agenda.  We must pin-point these demonic leaders and the groups they support and call them as they are.  The Scripture declares in Ephesians 6:11-13, "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand."   As believers, we don't seek to harm anybody but to identify the filthy spirits that dictates their steps.  We declare war with these spirits using the spiritual armor that God gave us.  If you are a child of God (Born-again, John 3:3), you are an extraordinary warrior! You posses the "Sword of the Spirit" (Word of God) and  your most powerful weapon to defeat Satan!  As it is written, after Jesus was baptized and just before He started his powerful ministry on earth, He had to be taken to the wilderness to be tempted by Satan... He defeated him at every count with the Truth of God's Word  (Scripture HERE).  The devil was no match to the power that lies within the Son of God!  Because Our Lord defeated Satan, Sin and Death at the CROSS, He gave us the power to make things happen or not happen by the power of His Holy Spirit.  Matthew 18:18 tells us, "Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."  Therefore, speak forth blessing for our country and bind the works of the enemy that seeks to divide, weaken and destroy us.  Most importantly, take the necessary action in accordance to your faith!

If you know God's Word, you also knew about the glorious eternity that awaits those that placed their faith/trust in the Gospel (death, burial, resurrection) of Jesus Christ.  We know that Jesus is coming for His Bride (The Church) to save us from the wrath that will fall mercilessly on those that rebelled against our Lord.  But until that day, we are not to be "doormats" in this world.  We are mandated to be "Salt and Light" (Matthew 5:13-16)!   We are to warn people of the evils of our time and their desperate need of a Savior.  It is because of this that I had to be bold in sharing with you this Truth in hopes to caution you on one of the pressing issues our country and the world as a whole is faced with today.  You can agree or disagree with me but I refuse to be intimidated... "There is no such thing as Islam/Muslims wanting peace...The very fact that they have chosen to stay in that false religion accepts the same principles/teachings/doctrines that these radical terrorists are imposing on people.  They are ticking time bombs!  The time they are called  to carry out their evil/murderous doctrines, they will kill anyone (like it or not) whom they call "infidels" like they were taught to do from the time they were born.  Why do I believe that?  It's because only fools with demented minds choose to stay in a religion whose teachings are against what they stand for.  I understand there are threats for them that turn away from that religion but nobody can dictate the mind of someone whose earnestly seeking for the Truth!  The very fact that anyone can face death by simply questioning their Islamic doctrine and prophet is enough proof of religious lies, slavery and bondage.   They were taught that to sacrifice their lives (suicide bombers) to kill people not giving in to Islam would possibly qualify them for rewards (no guarantees to that teaching---how sick is that?).  If someone in that religion think these doctrines are invalid, insane and cruel, wouldn't it be better for that individual to risk dying to escape that horrendous Islamic religion than to carry out that belief system?  If the majority of them are for peace (like their usual argument) and these Islamic terrorist are a minority, why wouldn't the majority deal with these cold-blooded killers?  Why are we not seeing them publicly denouncing the killings?   So no matter what others say, everyone connected/affiliated to that religion is a threat to humanity.  Only the spiritually blind/fools would think otherwise! 

Now, does that give us (Christians) a license to treat the Muslim community (living here) poorly?  Certainly NOT!  We are to treat everyone kindly unless they try to harm anybody, they will have to lawfully answer for their actions..However, because they aligned themselves with the doctrines of the devil, I will be very cautious with these people, the same manner we are to be cautious on anyone who poses a threat to our life and freedom---it does not matter what color, race, nationality and background they have.  We are not to allow them to dwell in our country---giving them a free pass to hopefully/wishfully (really?) not destroy our nation.  This calls for wisdom and it reveals one word to me "DANGER!"  Come to think of it, the Syrian refugees need not be taken outside of their country in order to help them.  Countries who wished to help  can build sanctuary places in Syria, provide them help and livelihood while guarding their safety with military presence to ensure their safety and that radical terrorist does not hide from among them.  I tell you, these "refugee situation" is far more than just providing a safe place to these people.  These Jihadist wanted to go into every nation for easy take over.  And many world leaders are in it.  Their evil motive is crystal clear in this VIDEO!  Yesterday, I have considered self-defense and gun-range classes ASAP.  I'm very sad that I even had to go that route.  But if the situation calls for it, I will defend my faith and family both spiritually and physically.   God is with me and victory is mine whether I live or die...I will not succumb to fear!

Anyway on a lighter note, I want to share the Scripture Word Art (free to download) that we are featuring at this week's Challenge at Word Art Wednesday (WAW) It comes from 1 Chronicles 16:34 which tells us, "O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever."  Yes, we are to thank the Lord for everything---for both great and small, happy or sad things that happen in our lives.  He can end everything right at this moment but in His great mercy, He is patiently allowing others to come to the knowledge of His Son so that they can be with Him instead of being eternally separated from His presence.  There is no end to God's mercy but there comes a time when many (using their free will) would demand to live outside of His grace.  In their pride and arrogance, they cannot surrender their will to their Maker and would beg God to deliver His wrath.  And it shall come to pass.  If you have love ones, family and friends who have not experienced New Birth (Born-again, John 3:3) in Christ, this is the time to tell them.  There's very little time left.  You'll never know who among them will open their hearts to God unless you share what Christ has done for them.  I pray that you find in your heart a burden for the perishing souls.   God is going to use everyone of us in these last days...Be ready!

For this Card, I used an image from Stitchy Bear called "Home is Where the Heart Is" and colored it with my ProMarker/Prismacolor/Spectrum Noir markers.  The base is a white A7 card and the panel was embossed with a couple of Cuttlebug embossing folders.  I incorporated some glitters (Stickles-Crystal) on parts of the image as well as a few white nail head gems for added dimension.  Lastly, I stitched all over this card.  Pretty simple project this week to highlight the awesome Scripture.  Hope you like it...

                                                     FOR HE IS GOOD CARD:

                                                  FOR HE IS GOOD CARD LAYERS:

                                                 FOR HE IS GOOD CARD INSIDE:

                                       FOR HE IS GOOD CARD WITH ENVELOPE-BOX:

This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Corrosive---Add a Sentiment
Crafty Creations---Give Thanks
Crafty Time---Embellish It
Inspiration Destination---ATG
Lacy Sunshine---Tic Tac Toe (Layers, Sparkle, Digi)
Lemon Shortbread---ATG
Lunagirl Moonbeams---Thanksgiving/Gratitude
Melonheadz Friends---Tic Tac Toe (Bling. Bright Colors, Markers)
Not Just Cards---ATG
Crafting from the Heart---ATG
Craft Your Passion---ATG
Creative Card Crew---Sprinkle
Creative Moments---ATG
DL Art---Thanksgiving
DoubleClick Skittles---Thanksgiving
Scrap Creations---Make It Sparkle
Fussy and Fancy---Thankful
Path of Positivity---Gratefulness
Simply Create Too---Snow/Use Mostly White
Crafting for all Seasons---Embossing
Wags n Whiskers---Embossing
Artistic Inspirations---ATG/Feminine
Art by Miran---ATG
Addicted to Stamps---ATG
Fab n Funky---CAS
Fresh Brewed---So Thankful
Crafty Addicts---ATG/Use Die-cuts
Wonderful Wednesday---ATG
As You Like It---Fave Season and Why (I like Spring for all the things that bloom and comfy temps)
Aud Sentiments---ATG with Sentiment
Craft Rocket---ATG
Crafting with an Attitude---ATG
Crafty Girls---ATG
Creative Knockouts---No Square Cards
DRS Designs---Color Inspiration
Hanna and Friends---Pimp It
Julia Spiri---Add a Sentiment
MAWTT---Fave Things (I love colorful villages)
Crafty Girlz---ATG/Winter

Hope you join the fun at our WAW Challenge There's wonderful prizes awaiting our winners from two of our sponsors this week, Stamp and Create ($25 GC) and Moonlighting by Mary (Digi Images).  You can choose to incorporate the free Word Art (sentiment) you see in my card for projects you wish to make and link with us though it's not mandatory.  You can submit up to 5 projects (Anything Goes) as long as it's family friendly, inspirational or uplifting.  Can't wait to see what you come up with. Have a blessed week and always remember to share unto others the hope you have in you.  Hugs!


  1. What a fabulous card Jo Ann - love all the texture on the white layers and the fabulous row of houses you have used.
    Have you read the book "The Harbinger" by Jonathon Cahn- it speaks of many of the things that are happening - including God taking down the walls of protection. A sobering read, but you can see the truth he speaks, and there are many biblical references throughout.

  2. Beautiful!! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Craft Your Passion DT
    makememories4life {My Blog}

  3. What an uplifting scripture. I love the image you have paired it with! Thanks for joining us at AYLI Challenge! Brenda

  4. What a wonderful card. Thanks for playing with us at The Crafty Addicts :) xx Mari

  5. Great job...I like the embossed background and the glitters.

    Thanks for playing along with our Crafty Time Challenge for November and good luck!

    Doris *DT*

  6. The actual theme is fave thing from the song but thanks for joining us at MAWTT.
    I have some Candy on offer too, xxxx

  7. Fabulous card love the image and embossing thank you for joining our challenge at FAB 'N' FUNKY this week.
    lorraine x

  8. Gorgeous card, love the sentiment and colored image with the embossing, beautiful.Thanks for playing along over at DL.ART!

    Hugs, Lori m
    DL.ART DT Member

  9. Wonderful card! I love the cool design and the bright colours on all that white. Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends.

  10. Wow....what a fabulous card. I love all your sweet and colorful houses, a street I would love to live on. Thanks for joining us at DoubleClick Skittles.

    Skittles DT

  11. Beautiful Card. Love how you decorated the inside too! Thanks for sharing with us this fortnight. Lisa DT Aud Sentiments Challenges

  12. Lovely card thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations. Louise DT x

  13. Fab card Jo Ann. Love the houses and all the embossing. Thanks for sharing with us in Scrap-Creation's "Make It Sparkle Challenge" and we hope you will join us again real soon. Hugs, Gale DT

  14. You preach it and keep on preaching it! Love your outspokenness and truth. As for your card, It is absolutely beautiful. Nice work. Thanks for sharing and thanks for joining the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge. Terri ~ Skittles Design Team

  15. Love your EFs. Thanks for sharing at ATSM. :)

  16. Cool card, thanks for sharing with Crafting with an Attitude!

  17. So gorgeous! Thanks for joining the DoubleClick Skittles challenge!!!!

  18. Love that sweep of colour, great texture too.
    Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week, Anita x
    (Please be aware that we have a maximum combined challenge limit of 10)

  19. What a super sweet project you have for us today, so well thought out and put together a fabulous Creation Beautiful in every way, we are so lucky you have entered our art by miran challenge
    so beautiful to look at good luck hugs Tracy x

  20. Wonderful card! Love it!
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all seasons
    Veronique DT

  21. Thanks for sharing your card in my challenge! It is charming, and your coloring work is beautiful. ~ Karen

  22. This is sooooo cute!!! Love the card and the post (of course). Thanks for sharing this with us in the DRS Designs Challenge. Hugz

  23. Fun card thank you for joining us at MAWTT

  24. That's a very beautiful card, and I love scriptures!

    Thanks so much for joining us over at DoubleClick Skittles Challenge!

  25. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge. DT Anna-Karin

  26. Love this, gorgeous. Thanks for joining in at MAWTT, Claire xXx

  27. Lovely card, thanks for sharing with Crafty Girlz!

  28. What a cute scene of all the different colored houses....Thanks for sharing it with us over Craft Rocket Challenge!

  29. Great card... Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy xx

  30. Awesome card! Amazing!
    Hugs, Julia Spiri.

  31. Your card is beautiful! I love the image, and it really pops against your white card. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Creative Knockouts. We hope to see you again!
    ~ Bonnie DT

  32. Gorgeous card.. Thank you for joining our 45th challenge at Artbymiran.. Hope to see you again at our next challenge.. And Good Luck at the draw *wink* :D


  33. Waw this looks really pretty and gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Hugs! Mojca

  34. So pretty!!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our challenge in the new year!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper



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