Anyway, it is of utmost importance the I remind you today of the prophetic message of God written in 2 Timothy 4:1-5 which says, "I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and encourage with every form of patient instruction. For the time will come when men will not tolerate sound doctrine, but with itching ears they will gather around themselves teachers to suit their own desires. So they will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry." The persecution of Christianity here in America can no longer be disputed. The silencing of biblical and conservative values are no longer restricted to high profile men and women of faith but have now targeted everyday people like you and me. A couple of days ago, I found out that I could no longer include a link of this Blog on my Facebook account because they classified this Blog as a "hate site"---one that violates their Community rules. It's hard to fathom that my Blog (with a few followers that shares paper crafting and the Word of God) could be viewed as a threat. Yet now more than ever, I am convinced that my Blog is making a difference in this darkened world for if it doesn't, why would Satan and his minions care to silence me? Come to think of it, where do these giant social media gatekeepers base their standards of Truth, morality, love or hate? Well, their judgment is pretty much centered on THEMSELVES. It's best described as "Moral Relativism." Simply put, it's what's right in their own eyes! Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook CEO) admitted in his testimony to the Senate many months ago that his company is generally left leaning in their views having their headquarters and the majority of their employees from Silicon Valley. Oh well, these are the same people that decides who/what gets published/restricted/hidden/deleted in their site. If you talk about the Truth of the Scripture and explain how it relates to our times, these gatekeepers of social media like Facebook does not care about violating our rights to freedom of speech and freedom of religion. They maliciously eradicate/silence everyone and everything that does not line up with with their liberal, socialist, globalist and ungodly agenda. It's really nothing but pure evil bias.
But will they stop me from preaching/exposing the Truth? Certainly not! This Blog and everything about it is birthed for the sole purpose of serving and glorifying the Lord. It is not for money nor fame. This is to showcase the blessing of creativity through Crafting while sharing the holy standards of God, His redeeming grace through the finished work of Jesus at the Cross to them who would repent. I don't shy away from hot topics of our time to shed the light of God's Word emphasizing in God's perspective on pressing issues that the fake media hides so we Christians can pray and take action. This Blog also desires to encourage every believer to be "Salt and Light"of this world that stands on the Word of God without compromise firmly believing that only Truth can set people free. But I get it...This Blog will always be seen as offensive by those enjoying a lifestyle of Sin, those who reject the gift of salvation through Jesus and those who live, promote and support ungodliness and rebellion. But for them that seek the Truth, it will bring salvation, freedom, knowledge and wisdom. So, the question is---would you allow the ungodly to stop you from visiting this site? God forbid! In the absence of any link, you can always look for J. ATTERBURY CREATIONS Blog in your browser and by the grace of God, it will always be there to bless you with God's Truth. Each of us carry a cross in following the Lord Jesus. How much of yourself are you willing to sacrifice for the sake of the Gospel? Honestly, I was disappointed with the injustice done to me by Facebook but on the other hand I am also rejoicing for this is what it means to suffer for Christ in our time. God's Word in Matthew 5:11-12 immediately came to mind which says, "Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you." Also Timothy 3:12 says, "In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evildoers and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus." My Life Application Bible explains these latter verses as: "Paul told Timothy that people who obey God and live for Christ will be persecuted. Don't be surprised when people misunderstand, criticize, and even try to hurt you because of what you believe and how you live. Don;t give up. Continue to live as you know you should. God is the Only One you need to please." Lastly, I would like to encourage you to continue in your boldness to speak the Truth of God through any vehicle God entrusted you no matter what the opposition is. God's unbreakable promises written in His Word being fulfilled in or time is drawing us nearer to the time we'd be face to face with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Oh, what a glorious day that will be!
Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler. However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name. For it is time for judgment to begin with God’s household; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God? And, “If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?” So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good." (1 Peter 4:12-19)
For this Card, I used an image from Stamping Bella called "Emily and Ryan Under the Umbrella" that I colored using my Hobby Colour and Prismacolor markers while incorporating some paper-piecing. The base is white CS, cut and scored to make a 5.5 inches square card. The DP's are from Heidi Grace, the layered flowers are from Prima and the brad is from Recollections. I also added some white nail head gems from Imaginisce and some glitters on the flowers from Stickles (Crystal). Lastly, I did some fancy and regular stitching all over this project. For the slider design, I got the inspiration from this YouTube VIDEO. I just love it!
I HEART YOU DOUBLE SLIDER CARD
I HEART YOU DOUBLE SLIDER CARD LAYERS
I HEART YOU DOUBLE SLIDER CARD PANELS REVEALED
I HEART YOU DOUBLE SLIDER CARD INSIDE
I HEART YOU DOUBLE SLIDER CARD WITH ENVELOPE-BOX
This Card is entered into the following Challenges:
As You Like It---Layers One or Many (I like Many layers because it looks and feels good)
Tuesday Throwdown---Interactive Cards
Simon Says Stamp---ATG
A Bit More Time to Craft---ATG
A Perfect Time to Craft---ATG
Simply Create Too---ATG/Male
Crafts Galore Encore---ATG
Craftyhazelnut's---ATG with Patterned Paper
Color Create Show It---ATG
Daisy Chain---Spring is in the Air
Let's Craft and Create---ATG/Green
Love to Craft---ATG
Love to Scrap---ATG
There you have it, folks! Don't miss the fun by joining our Anything Goes Challenge at 613 Avenue Create. Can't wait to see what fabulous projects you're going to highlight this week. Thank you to all the followers of this Blog and if you're blessed with the things I share here, please consider following and inviting your friends to follow as well. God bless and keep you always!
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Watch this video and be aware of the agenda to silence Biblical and Conservative voices by giant social media gatekeepers. Your eyes will be opened! Then pray, take action and educate others.