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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Scripture Series: Peace of Thy Children Card---Be Inspired, Be Blessed with a Chance to Win at our Anything Goes Challenge at Word Art Wednesday!

Hi Crafty peeps!  So sorry for the  late posting.  HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY, EVERYONE!  As always. we have an Inspirational/Anything Goes Challenge that started a few days ago at Word Art Wednesday (WAW) featuring a great Scripture Word Art (you can download for free at the WAW site).  Our highlighted verse is an encouragement to all mothers out there.  It comes from Isaiah 54:13 which says, "And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children."  

The promises of God in chapter 54 of Isaiah are for both Old and New Testament saints.  He chose different kinds of people, from all walks of life to carry out His purpose and to bring about His redemptive plan. These people became the nation of Israel and through her, we who were once outsiders (Gentiles) were grafted into the family of God by simply placing our faith (trust, believe, rely, cling, depend) in what Jesus Christ accomplished at the Cross.  Before the Mosaic Law was given, "faith" and "God's grace" were already established. Genesis 15:5-6 detailed the conversation between God and Abram, "He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness."  In Genesis 17:5, God gave him a new name---from Abram (exalted father) to Abraham (father of many nations).  Note that he's not just the father of the Jewish nation alone but of the many nations that God would gather from the four corners of the earth through the Gospel (Good News) of Jesus Christ through His Body---the Church!  I believe even Abraham could not have imagined the vastness of this prophetic revelation. Another thing that God gave Israel is the Mosaic Law.  The primary purpose of the Law is to reveal the holy ways of God (his high standards) and to show us our hopelessness in keeping them to attain righteousness in His sight.  That in our bondage with Sin (Sin Nature and all its by-products) and Death, we would need the promised "Seed of the Woman," (Genesis 3:15)---the Messiah, our Savior to break free from sure damnation so we can be reunited with our Father in heaven.  In the New Testament, Galatians 3:5-9 explains, "Does God lavish His Spirit on you and work miracles among you because you practice the law, or because you hear and believe? So also, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” Understand, then, that those who have faith are children of Abraham. Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you.” So those who rely on faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith." Jesus finished work at the Cross (His death, burial and resurrection) paved the way for the establishment of the Church (Ekklesia---the Body of Christ) and opens up the door of salvation by faith not only to the Jews but also to the Gentile nations. Here, we see that faith is the only way by which God imputes righteousness to those who believed.  As Abraham believed God in the Old Testament, we also believed in Jesus Christ today who is the perfect embodiment of God in the New Testament. Putting our complete trust in the person of Jesus, making Him our Lord and Savior gave us new life (Born-again, John 3:3).  Apostle Paul whom God assigned to take the Gospel to the Gentiles tells us in Colossians 1:24-28, "Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions for the sake of His body, which is the church. I became its servant by the commission God gave me to fully proclaim to you the word of God, the mystery that was hidden for ages and generations but is now revealed to His saints. To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. We proclaim Him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ."

So, as we go through the context of our featured verse in Isaiah 54 and connecting it to our highlighted verse in Isaiah 54:13, we as parents who are under the Lordship of Jesus Christ are direct recipients of His promises.  Mothers play an important role in sharing God's Word to our children.  We are to train them to the holy ways of God, show them a good example and emphasize to them importance of prayer and action.  Though we may feel hopeless at times when we don't see the fruit of our labor, we are not to give up on them.  Believe that God has a plan for all of our children even when our earthly eyes cannot see it.  God is always good and always faithful and He will fulfill His promises to us and our children. 

For this Card, I used an image from A Day for Daisies called "Naptime" which I colored using my Hobby Colour/Prismacolor markers.  The base is white CS, cut and scored to make a 5.5 inches square card.  The DP is from Paper Studio, the layered flowers from Prima, the brads from Recollections and the sequins and doily are from my stash.  The leaves are die-cut with Fiskars punch and the glitters from Stickles (Crystal.  Lastly, I stitched all over this card.





This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

A2Z---May Flowers
Perfect Time to Craft---ATG
Classic DT---ATG
Crafts Galore Encore---ATG
Craftyhazelnut's---Patterned Paper
Color Create Show It---ATG
Creative Craft Cottage---Use Ink
CCC---Add Flower
Daisy Chain---ATG
Digi Doodle---Sparkle/Shimmer
Happy Craft---ATG
Let's Craft and Create---ATG
Love to Craft---ATG
Love to Scrap---ATG
Morgan's Artworld---ATG
Not Just Cards---ATG
Sognando Scrap---Happy Spring
Tales from the Scrap Room---Floral Frenzy
Addicted to Stamps---Flowers
Angie's Digital---ATG
Dragonfly Dreams---ATG

I hope you'd take the time to join us at our WAW Challenge.  It's Anything Goes as long as it's family friendly with uplifting and inspirational messages, you can link up to 5 projects.  Our sponsor this week is Precious Remembrance Shop giving away a Stamp Set a their shop.  I can't wait to see your projects  and leave you some encouragement on your Blogs.  Pray without ceasing and believe that God has a wonderful plan for our children!

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  1. Oh Jo Ann - you are so faithful to 'preach the Word, in season and out' . Your card is exquisite - such a beautiful image and beautifully coloured and presented on this stunning card.

  2. wonderful design and I love the colors you used on the woman's dress. Striking card. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking for May.

  3. Gorgeous card, love the colour and the design. Thanks for joining in on the Anything goes Challenge at the Happy Craft Challenge Community

  4. Stunning card and I love the image. Thanks for joining us at 'Lets Crat and Create'. Jonnece DT

  5. A beautiful card did you make. Thank you for joining the challenge at Addicted To Stamps Challengeblog.
    Greetings Miranda (dt-ATSC)

  6. Beautiful creation, lovely coloring and design! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

  7. Beautiful card Jo Ann. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Wendy DT for

  8. Beautiful card and sentiment. Great texture on those flowers too. Thank you for joining Let's Craft and Create blog challenge this month and good luck. Michelle DT x

  9. This is lovely Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Owner/Admin for

  10. Gorgeous image and beautifully coloured.Thank you for joining us at Daisy Chain
    Carol DT x

  11. Your entire set is quite impressive. I like the decorative stitch around the card. Your image and message are precious. Thank you for sharing with us this month at Papercraft Business Challenge.

  12. SO very beautiful, love the image and the colour combo and also the beautiful verse. Thank you so much for joining us in our Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge atMorgan's Artworld Open Challenge this week. We would love to see you again in our next challenge.

    Faith Morgans Artworld DT
    Daffodil Cards {My Blog}

    Morgans Artworld

  13. Great card, well done! Thanks for joining us at Daisy Chain Challenges.

    groetjes, Ellen

  14. I love your card and your mini sermons! Thank you for joining us! Jeanie -Scrapbookingmamaw @ Proud PB DT Member
    Be sure to join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges next time!

  15. What a wonderful design too. So glad you joined us at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge.
    Arlene DT for

  16. Lovely Design. Thanks for playing along with us at Dragonfly Dreams. Lisa DT


  17. Fabulous card, love the image!
    Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Your Scrapbook Place Challenge
    DT Shell

  18. This is stunning! I love your card and design! Thank you so much for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage! -DT Meghan Kennihan (

  19. Thanks for sharing your fantastic project with us in the Love To Craft Challenge Blog's May "Anything Goes" challenge and we hope to see you again next month!
    Leslie, LTCCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2

  20. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in Angie's Digital Stamps Challenge this time and good luck :)

  21. So beautiful. Thanks for joining me over at Tales From The Craft Room
    Jo x

  22. Nice layers on your pretty card! Thanks for joining in over at a2z Scrapbooking.

  23. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us over at CCC Digi Creations and I hope to see many more of your beautiful creations soon :)

  24. Hey Jo Ann - what an elegantly beautiful card! Great design and embellishments!



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