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.


Thursday, November 9, 2017

Scripture Series: O Give Thanks Center Step Card---It's Anything Goes (Inspirational) Challenge Happening at Word Art Wednesday!

Hi there, everyone!  Here to share the card I made for our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday (WAW) featuring the Scripture Word Art (you can download for free at the WAW site) found in 1 Chronicles 16:34 that tells us, "O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever. " It is part of the psalm that King David delivered to God's people after they brought back the Ark of God (Ark of the Covenant) to Jerusalem (the center of worship David established) from Kiriath Jearim where it was neglected for many years. My Life Application Bible shared a very important explanation about this.  It says:  "The neglect of the Ark symbolized Israel's neglect of God.  Bringing the Ark back to the center of Israel's life reflected David's desire to remind the nation of its true foundation---God! Neglecting those things that remind us of God---the Bible, the Church, and contact with Christians---will cause us also  to neglect God. How would an observer know that God is at the center of your life?"  

King David gathered all of God's people to rejoice the return of the Ark with burnt offerings and fellowship offerings.  They lifted up their petitions, give thanks and praise God for His goodness and faithfulness.  Israel fought many battles and King David recognized that their victory does not come from their own strength.  With God on their side, victory was certain.  Notice that God didn't prevent battle from taking place in the history of His people.  With God's revelations and instructions to His prophets and appointed leaders, they engaged in battle with both physical (armory) and spiritual (faith) weapons.  We do the same thing in our physical and spiritual battles today.  What makes our fight as believers (Born-again, John 3:3) different from the world's? The answer---it is the very presence of God inside of us---the Holy Spirit!  The Ark of the Covenant was a foreshadowing of what the finished work of Jesus Christ (His death, burial and resurrection) would do to redeem all of humanity from our bondage to Satan and the Sin Nature.  We no longer have to carry a physical Ark just to be assured of His presence in our lives.  By accepting what Jesus did on the Cross on our behalf, He has given us the seal of the Holy Spirit which is the very proof we are His forever and we have eternal victory.  2 Corinthians 1:21-22 says, "Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come."  

By now, we all heard of the senseless killings of our brothers and sisters in the faith at First Baptist Church at Sutherland Springs, Texas.  I was surprised how close we are (about 30 miles away) from that community.  The coming together of families to worship and hear God's Word was cut short by a madman who purposely fired at everyone resulting in 26 fatalities including an unborn and several very young kids.  Though the Body of Christ could not put into words how heartbroken we are from the injustice done to our fellow Kingdom citizens, I haven't seen anyone acting so lost like those of the world.  Are believers exempted from pain and suffering?  Not at all.  Do we always win the battle we engage with?  Certainly not.  Then, why are we not showing the same rage (which usually is a disguise for utter frustration and hopelessness) that the people of the world readily default to?  One celebrity (Wil Wheaton) even went to the extent of mocking prayers that Speaker of the House (Paul Ryan) asked for the community in Sutherland Springs which he tweeted shortly after the incident.  A direct quote of Wheaton's response to Ryan's tweet (minus the profanity) said, “The murdered victims were in a church. If prayers did anything, they’d still be alive, you worthless ------!" Wheaton later explained that his comment was driven by anger due to the speaker's refusal to address gun violence. If you want to find out more about this, go HERE.  Upon reading the article, only one thing came to my mind?  How blind and deceived---totally oblivious, he and all others who agrees with him about God, faith and prayer!  Though I could share something about gun ownership, I would concentrate on the value of human life, the purpose of our physical existence and what the eternal future hold for those who trust is in Jesus.  The truth is, everyone born in this world are spiritually dead (due to the Fall of Man) which makes them blind to the things of God.  That condition stands forever unless we become Born-again by accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior and everything He has won for us through the Cross while we are still alive in this world.  However,  all of us are going to die physically (except for those alive when the Rapture of the Church happens).  For this physical body is only good for this world--not suitable for the eternal life waiting for us.  If you lived your life in Christ while in the world, you will live in His presence forever after physical death.  If you lived without Him in this world, you are going to spend eternity with Satan and every unbeliever in the lake of fire.  As followers of Christ, we know that God determined the number of our days on earth. Psalm 139:16 tells us, "Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them."  Though we mourn the cruelty and tragic outcome of this incident against our fellow believers, we know that this was no surprise to God!  We are bombarded daily by the brutal killings of our brethren all over the world in the hands of godless men.  So in our grief, we carry each other's burden.  We never fail to encourage and see hope in the midst of tragedies knowing that the God of justice will carry out His judgment in His appointed time.  We look forward to His eternal promises---strengthened by the faith of Christ and the assurance of the Holy Spirit as we combat fear head on---bravely standing  against the wiles of the enemy.  We are not alone in our sorrows, beloved!  We always have a reason to give glory and thanks to God!  I would like to share the encouragement of the Scripture regarding believers who are dead in Christ and the promised Rapture of the Church.  We should always look at His Word (not on anything else) to navigate this life so that in all circumstances, we remain in faith relying on the Truth.  Doing so would help us steer clear of the deception that is sweeping the world.  

"Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.  For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.  Therefore encourage one another with these words." (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)

For this Card, I used an image from "From the Heart Dig Stamps" called "Bouquet Chick" that I colored using my Promarker/Prismacolor markers.  The base is white CS, cut and scored to make a 5.5 inches center step design.  THe DP's are from K & Company, the flowers I layered are from Prima, the brads from Recollections, the white nail head gems from Imaginisce and the fence border I created using an MS Punch.  I also added some glitters (Stickles-Crystal) to the flower and the image.  And finally, I ran several panels to my sewing machine to create the regular and fancy stitching.  I am loving this card.


 O GIVE THANKS CENTER STEP CARD

 
O GIVE THANKS CENTER STEP CARD LAYERS


O GIVE THANKS CENTER STEP CARD SIDE VIEW


O GIVE THANKS CENTER STEP CARD INSIDE


O GIVE THANKS CENTER STEP CARD WITH ENVELOPE-BOX


This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks---Give Thanks
Aud Sentiment---Bingo + Sentiment (Pattern Paper/Image/Stitching)
Cards 4 Galz---Thanks/Thanksgiving
Crafting with an Attitude---ATG
DL Art---Patriotic/Thanks
Hanna and Friends---Animals
Little Miss Muffet---ATG
Crafty Creations---ATG
Creative Moments---ATG
I Love ProMarkers---Show Some Sparkle
Inspiration Destination---ATG
Moo-Mania---Feminine
Pause Dream Enjoy---Thank you
Sisterhood of Crafters---Sparkles
Wonderful Wednesday---ATG
Snowflakes Promise---ATG
Crafty Sentiment---ATG
Creates and Makes---ATG
Digi Choosday---ATG
Fairy Tale---Thank you
Lemon Shortbread---ATG
Retarte---ATG
Stinkin Inkers---Thankful
TTCRD---ATG
Unicorn---ATG

Time to go, everyone!  Please make sure to visit us at WAW and link up the projects you make out of our free Word Art although not mandatory.  You can link up any inspiring, uplifting, family-friendly projects, up to 5.  Our wonderful sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp. So, head over to WAW and show us your wonderful projects.  Enjoy your week.  Always remember that God loves you and has a great plan for your life!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Encouragement Series: Be Strong Double Slider Card---Join the Fun in our Anything Goes Monthly Challenge at 613 Avenue Create!

Hello everyone!  Time for another Anything Goes Monthly Challenge happening in our neighborhood, 613 Avenue Create.  I can't believe we're almost done with this year and heading to next year by the grace and faithfulness of God.  Although we see the spread of stupidity, craziness, ignorance and evil agenda around us, all of this brings us closer to the fulfillment of the remaining prophecies revealed in the Word of God.  Those of us whose trust is placed upon  Jesus Christ rely on the truth, direction and prophetic warnings of the Scripture.  God's Word is the bright light that separates us from the darkness that covers (deceives)  this world.  It is extremely important that our faith be anchored on Him who is eternal and unchanging.

If I may ask, where is your heart resting?  Or should I ask, who is your God?  Many of us would be quick to answer,  JESUS!... But do you really mean that from the core of your heart?  Is your response based on personal experience/encounter with Jesus or just a shallow response that had been passed down from one religion to another?  If our hearts rests in the One True God, why are there many of us who do nothing but complain daily? Some work day and night and do everything it takes (ex. Hollywood hopefuls) just to make sure they're big (glittery) dreams are fulfilled. How about those that mock God because they didn't get what they asked for (material or supernatural)?  They resort to selling their souls to the devil  thinking that by doing so, they will have no use for God.  And how about some who thinks they are better than their brothers/neighbors?  Sadly, this is true even in the Church.   The truth is, not even believers (Born-again, John 3:3) are excused from carnal mindedness.  But unlike the people of the world, we are not in bondage to it.  We always have a choice to walk away from the dictates of the flesh.  The question is, are we going to make the right choice?  For if we truly know the God we serve, we would recognize/discern the works/footprints of the enemy. Unlike unbelievers,  we could ask the help of the Holy Spirit to keep our focus solely on what Jesus did at the Cross and rid us of our focus on ourselves (including every self-seeking ambition/dreams) and looking at other people's success/failures.  Jesus warned us in Matthew 6:19-25, "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness! “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money."

You see, when we turn our focus on something else other than the Cross of Jesus Christ, we build ourselves a pagan altar that worships another god.  The first and greatest commandment foundational to other divine laws  spoken by Jesus in Mark 12:29-30 tells us, "The most important one," answered Jesus, "is this: 'Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength." If we love Him, we will consider loving our neighbors as ourselves for that is what He requires of us.  We would treat them fairly the way we want to be treated.  To truly love God is to experience Him through an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ (our Savior).  It is only possible through faith in His finished work (death, burial and resurrection) at the Cross and is perfected by our obedience to His Word.  Any other thing we place out trust and life into above God  (examples: family, friends, boyfriend, fame, talent, strength, riches, beauty, careers, personality, power, influence and every kind of material things) is an "IDOL" that will lead us into destruction both now and forever.

As I draw closer to God daily, the less attracted I am of the world.  He's teaching me to see everyone as my co-worker in the ministry and strips me of pride, envy or comparison.  He helps me to see that each believer has been given a talent and purpose (unique from others) that He wants us to use at each appointed time, based on His leading.  In big or small task, He looks at the motives of our hearts and our willingness to obey His direction.  If God calls us to humility and servant hood, why do we see a pecking order or hierarchy in many Churches today?  Aren't we all equal members of the Body of Christ? All  of us are valuable, none is less than the other. Yes, there should be reverence for the office appointed to us in leadership but these leaders must not think highly of themselves by encouraging their congregation to treat them like "rock stars."  Unlike the world, "leadership" in the Kingdom of God means "servant-hood."  We need not look any further than the pure example of Jesus, Himself!  In all my readings of the Scripture, I have never seen Jesus clamor for attention, demand the nicest seat in the house, nor desired to hang  out with the wealthy and influential.  On the other hand, The Bible showed us how Jesus, Son of God served people---from washing the feet of His disciples to ultimately giving His life for all of humanity.  I am not saying that it's wrong to hang out with influential people but when we do, we should ask ourselves this: "Why are we doing what we are doing?  Is it truly for God or for our own personal benefit?"  We need to be honest with ourselves as nothing is hidden from God.  I believe that if we keep ourselves in constant check, we will be a true "Service-Oriented Leader" than a "Self-advancing kind of leader."  In closing, let me leave you with The Word of God in Romans 12:3 which says, "For by the grace given me (Paul) I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you." My Life Application Bible supported this verse with this wonderful explanation I needed to share.  It says:  "Healthy self-esteem is important because some of us think too little of ourselves; on the other hand, some of us overestimate ourselves.  The key to an honest and accurate evaluation is knowing the basis of our self-worth---our identity in Christ.  Apart from Him, we aren't capable of very much by eternal standards; in Him, we are valuable and capable of worthy service.  Evaluating yourself by the worldly standards of success and achievement can cause you to think  too much about your worth in the eyes of others and thus miss your true value  in God's eyes.

For this Card, I used images from Mama Elephant that I colored using Touch Five markers, sentiments from Studio G and the main sentiment from Stampabilities.  I did quite a bit of inking for my background using Distress Inks.  The cloud template was something I created and used before and I also added some Liquid Pearls (White Opal) for added dimension.  Attached a small piece of ribbon from my stash and this project is done.  I was inspired to create this interactive card after watching a VIDEO from Darlene DeVries. Go ahead and try it yourself.  It's kinda fun!


 BE STRONG DOUBLE SLIDER CARD


BE STRONG DOUBLE SLIDER CARD WHEN PULLED


 BE STRONG DOUBLE SLIDER CARD INSIDE


BE STRONG DOUBLE SLIDER CARD WITH ENVELOPE-BOX


This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Crafting with an Attitude---ATG
DL Art---ATG
Little Miss Muffet---ATG
Creative Moments---ATG
Inspiration Destination---ATG
Moo-Mania---Feminine
Snowflakes Promise---ATG
Creates and Makes---ATG
Digi Choosday---ATG
Retarte---ATG
Angie's---ATG/Holidays
Heartful Stamping---ATG
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends---ATG
Mari Ko---ATG
Corrosive---ATG
Crafting with Dragonflies---Use your Stash + Bling
Crazy 4 Challenges---Layer It Up
ITD's Creative Playground---ATG
Scrapper's Delights---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. Realize that when your heart is right with God, He will use you mightily to lead others in Godly humility.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Scripture Series: He Counted Me Faithful Card---Get Creative and Link Your Inspirational/ Anything Goes Projects at our Word Art Wednesday Challenge!

Hello everyone. Back again to highlight another card I made for our bi-weekly Challenge at Word Art Wednesday (WAW).  As always, it is Anything Goes as long as it's inspirational.  We are also incorporating a Scripture Word Art (all the DT's used) you can download for free at the WAW site.  It comes from 1 Timothy 1:12 which says, "And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry."

We are living in the times where deception is rampant in our society.  How do we spot deception?  When people use their knowledge, experiences and way of thinking to rationalize and support an issue that goes against God's Word.  I can site many examples but will focus on one for the sake of time.  One prominent example in our day is the case of Sodomy (Homosexuality) in our nation denying it as a "SIN."  We have many prominent so-called "preachers" making money and filling their stadiums perverting the Word of God (false teachings).  Well known politicians and powerful personalities have polluted the minds of the weak by ranking homosexuality among the protected clause along with race, color or nationality.   As a babies in our mother's womb, we don't have an input which country to be born from---much less the color of our skin. Furthermore, God's Word tells us in Genesis 1:27, "So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them."  We are one or the other based on the biological make-up our Creator assigned for us.  Homosexuality on the other hand is something a man/woman could struggle with after he/she is born and growing up.  Like any other sin, it is a product of the Sin Nature (originated and implanted in us by Lucifer after the Fall of Man that causes us to hate and rebel against God).  No doubt each one of us are affected by the quality of the upbringing we encounter in life and the worldly influences we expose ourselves into.  Abuse (verbal, physical or sexual) as well as the lack of strong and Godly parenting/leadership accounts to most of the struggles we see and hear.  Many homosexuals responded and surrendered their lives to the Lord Jesus.  They turned away from homosexuality and are now fulfilling God's purpose in their lives.  However, we don't see/hear their testimonies on a worldwide platform because they are persecuted, threatened and suppressed by a demonic (leftist) agenda.  This evil group of deceived individuals don't want people to hear the truth---that homosexuality is a sin and the One and Only cure is JESUS!  Their strategy?  They use God's love (out of context/perverted) to silence God's people.   The truth of the matter is, God's love (Agape) doesn't rejoice in anyone dwelling in Sin for Sin eternally separates us from God's very presence.  This is why Jesus died on the Cross.  That in His sacrifice, we can be free to be with Him forever.  

I guess my question is:  How many times did somebody (really deceived) intimidate you from sharing the Truth of God's Word using (in their defense) Matthew 7:1 which says, "Do not judge, or you too will be judged."?  Did they succeed?  I hope not!  But if so, you have to go back to your study table, wipe the dust off your Bible, and seek the Truth of God's Word.  Why?  Because you need to know the basics of your faith in order to effectively share with others their need for salvation.  Our response to their false argument?  Because when we came to know the Lord, we acknowledged all of our sins.  We asked for forgiveness and confessed Jesus as our Lord and Savior.  His finished work at the Cross (death, burial and resurrection) washed us clean, justified (made us right in His Sight) and sanctified us (set us apart for His purpose) and gave us the power to proclaim the Gospel to people who are without hope.  Remembering that we were once slaves to the Sin Nature but are now in Christ.  Sure none of us is perfect (yet) but we are no longer slaves to the will of the enemy.  We now have a choice to say "No" to Sin and "Yes" to God.  Jesus told us in Matthew 7:3, "Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye."  By acknowledging our sins and surrendering our lives to Jesus Christ,  we essentially removed the plank in our own eyes first which enabled us to see the speck of sawdust in our brother's eye.  We obeyed God's Word by virtue of our relationship with Jesus Christ and the working of the Holy Spirit inside of us.  Hence, we are qualified Ambassadors of God to this dying world.  

You see, God brought us out from our slavery to Sin to be a part of the Church (Ekklesia---The Called Out Ones).  Many of us came from horrible backgrounds and have committed heinous crimes.  Whatever God saved us from the past along with our daily battles and victories, we are to use our individual testimony to proclaim the hope we have in Christ.  No believer is exempted from this.  Someone out there will benefit from our redemptive story.  I am truly grateful to the Lord for using me in His ministry (service) in big and small ways.  I would like to share something I read in my Life Application Bible that would encourage us to be grateful and faithful to the ministry God entrusted to us.  It says, "Paul was not nearly as interested in creating an image as he was in being an example.  He did not hesitate to share his past, because he knew his failures would allow others to have hope.  At times we hesitate to share our past struggles with others because we are afraid it will tarnish our image.  Paul demonstrated that lowering our guard can be an important step in communicating the gospel.  People will not believe the gospel is important if they can't see that it is crucial in their life.  How has Christ shown patience with you?  Did He stayed with you when you doubted and rebelled?  Did He remain faithful when you ignored His prior claim on your life?  Did He love you when you disregarded His Word and His Church?  Remember that His patience is unlimited for those who love Him.  Don't be afraid to let others know what God has done for you."

For this Card, I used an image from Tiddly Inks called "Lily Bean - Cup of Love" which I colored using my Touch Five/Prismacolor markers and paper -pieced with DP's from my scraps.  The base is white CS, cut and scored to make a 5.5  inches square card.  I created the border using an MS Punch, added some glitters (Stickles-Crystal) as well as white nail head gems from Imaginisce.  And finally, I stitched all over this card.  Simply beautiful.


HE COUNTED ME FAITHFUL CARD


 HE COUNTED ME FAITHFUL CARD LAYERS


HE COUNTED ME FAITHFUL CARD INSIDE


HE COUNTED ME FAITHFUL CARD WITH ENVELOPE-BOX


This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Crafty Creations---ATG
Crafty Gals---ATG
Creative Moments---ATG
House that Stamps Built---ATG
Inspiration Destination---ATG
Pause Dream Enjoy---ATG
Simon Says---ATG
Sisterhood of Crafters---Spots
Wonderful Wednesday---ATG
4 Crafty Chicks---Polka Dots
As You Like It---People or Animal (I prefer people as they give more life to my Scripture Cards)
Little Miss Muffet---ATG
Artistic Inspirations---ATG
Color Inspiration Monthly---ATG
Crafting from the Heart---ATG
Pammie's Inky---ATG
Scrapbook Stamp Society---ATG
Paper Nest Dolls---ATG
Snowflakes Promise---ATG
Crafty Sentiments---ATG
Creates and Makes---ATG
Digi Choosday---ATG
Lemon Shortbread---ATG
Retarte---ATG
TTCRD---ATG

Hope you enjoyed my featured project today at WAW...I am looking forward to see your projects linked to our Challenge.  You can include the free Word Art in your projects to link,  but not a requirement.  You can submit any inspirational, uplifting, family friendly creations (up to 5 each week) for more chances to win our prize from our sponsors this week---Craftin' Desert Divas (Sequins) and All Dressed Up Stamps (Digi Stamps). Everything we hear and see should always be brought to the approval and/or correction of the infallible Word of God.  This is the only way we can be sane in this insane world. 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Scripture Series: Remembering Without Ceasing Card---Join Us for Another Inspirational/Anything Goes Challenge at Word Art Wednesday!

Hi there, friends!  Just want to invite you to join us at Word Art Wednesday (WAW) for another Inspirational Challenge.  As always, we are featuring a Scripture Word Art that you can download for free at the WAW site and while there, view all the wonderful cards/projects the DT's made using the featured Scripture.  Our highlighted Word today comes from  1 Thessalonians 1:3 which tells us, "Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father."  

Like the Thessalonians who encountered persecution because of their new found faith in the Lord, Christians in today's generation find ourselves under intense persecution daily.  Apostle Paul had great concerns for the new believers in Thessalonica.  After all,  the first Christian church was established in that city on Paul's first missionary journey.  Paul could have stayed longer but he didn't get the chance to disciple them because his/their lives were in danger (Acts 17:1-10).  In his mind, these vulnerable new believers were left to face the pressure of having to defend what they now believe without adequate understanding against those who seek to destroy them. So at his earliest opportunity, he sent Timothy to check on the spiritual status of the new believers in Thessalonica.  I can just feel the joy in the heart of Apostle Paul when he heard from Timothy how these new believers remained firm and united in their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ in the midst of their difficult and dangerous situation.  Not having the chance to visit them personally, Paul wrote letters (epistles) to the Thessalonians to commend, encourage, strengthen their faith and to answer many other questions they had.  And we find his first and second letter to them in the Bible under 1st and 2nd Thessalonians.  

So, back to our featured Scripture Word Art where Apostle Paul expressed his gratefulness to God and eagerness to pray for these new believers,  he spoke highly and mentioned three things pertaining to them in his opening statement.  First, he commended their work of faith.  You see, faith is our only connection to God in this worldThe Bible clearly states in Hebrews 11:6, "And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him."  Without faith, man depend solely on his five senses which makes him blind to the things of God.  John 4:23-24 says, "Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth."  It could have been hard for these baby Christians to explain their new found faith with such limited understanding of the meaning of the Gospel.  But with the little they had, they saw far more than what their physical eyes could see. They connected with God through faith.  

Secondly,  Paul acknowledged their labor of love.  In times of trial and persecution, it would have been easy to mind our own business---away from trouble by being silent and going with the flow.  The less people know about our faith in Jesus Christ, the less aggression, insult and name calling we'd have to endure.  But the Thessalonian believers found in Christ a treasure that is worth more than gold in this present life.  It's a life changing Truth where they experienced the presence of God like no other.  1 John 4:16 tells us, "And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them."  We also learned God's kind of love in John 15:12-13 which says, "My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends."  I believe many of these 1st century Born-again (John 3:3) believers had to share the Truth, even risking their lives, out of love for those that would otherwise perish without knowing Jesus Christ.  I could see them carrying each other's burden and helping one another not just physically/materially but also spiritually.  

Thirdly,  Paul spoke highly of their patience of hope in Jesus Christ. Here, I would like to share what I read from my Life Application Bible about the hope of our faith in Jesus Christ.  Here's what it says:  "All of us should respond to the Good News (Gospel) as the Thessalonians did: turn to God, serve God, and wait for His Son, Christ to return from heaven.  We should turn from sin to God because Christ is coming to judge the earth.  We should be fervent in our service because we have little time before Christ returns.  We should be prepared for Christ to return because we don't know when he will come.  Paul emphasized Christ's second coming throughout the Book of Thessalonians.  Because the Thessalonian church was being persecuted, Paul encouraged them to look forward to the deliverance that Christ would bring.  A believer's hope is in the return or Jesus, our great God and Savior (Titus 2:13).  Our perspective on life remains incomplete without this hope.  Just as surely as Christ was raised from the dead and ascended into heaven, He will return (Acts 1:11).  

What a blessing to know how the early Christians held on to their faith and hope in Jesus Christ and didn't use persecution as an excuse to spread the love of God to others.  I submit to you that we are to live our lives today with the inspiration, passion and encouragement that the early believers demonstrated.  What a glorious day it would be to meet our Lord and our forefathers in the faith as we celebrate the righteous reign of Christ and rule with Him in the very near future.  Are you ready?

For this Card, I used an image from Stamping Bella called "Forever my Always" which I colored with my Touch Five/Prismacolor markers with some paper-piecing.  I stamped the cute heart in the image from Stampin' Up.  The base is a white CS, cut and scored to make a 5.5 inches square card.  The DP's are from Paper Studio.  I utilized my new Lawn Fawn Dies (Stitched Hillside Borders) to create the background.   I included some butterflies from Recollections that I glittered with Stickles (Gold) and added some Liquid Pearls (Platinum Pearl) from Ranger.  Finally, I did a fancy stitch all over the Card with my sewing machine.


REMEMBERING WITHOUT CEASING CARD


 REMEMBERING WITHOUT CEASING CARD LAYERS


REMEMBERING WITHOUT CEASING CARD SIDE VIEW


 REMEMBERING WITHOUT CEASING CARD INSIDE


REMEMBERING WITHOUT CEASING CARD WITH ENVELOPE-BOX


This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Inky Mess---ATG
Perfect Time to Craft---ATG
Create with TLC---ATG
Classic DT---ATG
Connie Can Crop---To Die For
Crafts Galore Encore---ATG
Crafty Girls Creations---ATG
Craftyhazelnut's---Patterned Paper
Create and Inspire---ATG
Creative Ladybirds---ATG
Cute as a Button---ATG
DL Art---ATG
HLS---ATG with Dies
Let's Craft and Create---ATG
Love to Craft---ATG
Mix It Up---ATG
Not Just Cards---ATG
YSP---ATG


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 submit up to 5 entries per week.  Our wonderful sponsor for this week Simon Says Stamp ($25 GC). So excited to see what you come up with.  Anyway, cheer up and let the joy of the Lord overtake you today.  He truly loves and cares for you.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Fun Tag Birthday Invitations---Join Us for our Monthly Anything Goes Challenge at 613 Avenue Create!

Hello everybody!  I'm here to feature the project I highlighted for our Anything Goes Challenge at 613 Avenue Create.  Anyway, I've been away for some much needed vacation for the entire month of September.  We had a great time celebrating my boy and mine's Birthdays.  Today. I am still catching up with all the things I needed done in those days.  That is why this post is coming out so late and I truly apologize.  So grateful to the Lord Jesus for another year of blessings in all aspects of my life. 

God had been so good and gracious to us, Americans!  Despite the disrespect for God and country that we've seen more evidently the past few years, He still hears the cry of those who call and trust in His Name.  We are not exempted from natural disasters and devastation but those who rely upon Him could attest to the faithfulness of the Lord in the midst of trials.  Those who have Jesus Christ in their hearts (Born-again, John 3:3) find light even in the blackest of night.  We call this HOPE!  To know that there is a God who love and care for us; that has a plan for every moment of our lives (even through impossibilities); gives us peace and joy even in the midst of pain and suffering.  But those who trust in themselves or other men would soon learn the hard lesson that they are limited and powerless to produce peace and joy in very bad situations.  Because they don't want to admit they are wrong in trusting in their own abilities, they resort to blaming others and make up this web of lies to not only exempt themselves from accountability but to also poison those who are weak in spirit to participate in their rebellious agenda.

Everyday here in our country, we see a systematic attack on our government and our leader.  They (Media, Entertainment, Politicians) cannot do anything to rid of him so quickly so they device a plan to create scenarios, lie about facts and get the wealthy and famous to represent their demonic agenda to influence uninformed masses.  They use causes that caters to people's emotions and add their toxic poison (twisted Truth) to make it appear like it's the real deal.  Current examples of this is Racism (claiming Police Brutality to Blacks)  vs. The Flag, the Anthem (Patriotism/Love for God and country) and the POTUS.  Underneath the surface of all the terrible acting of the participants, what the true demonic agenda is to use Race (something many are sensitive about citing the Civil rights movement) to rid us of Reverence for our Country which gives birth to disrespect of our Laws and the men and women who carry out the law.  If we don't have respect for our country, we will not care who comes in and out of it---hence, open borders for their One World Agenda.  Another example is the use of catastrophic events (hurricanes, floodings, etc) capitalizing on  people's suffering vs. The POTUS.  They make people think/believe they have Superman or a God for President.  But the Truth is, the perpetrators hates our President so much that they discredit all of his efforts by purposely sabotaging, not telling everyone about it or deliberately lying about it. You see, I lived my life for 31 years in the Philippines and catastrophic events are not foreign to me.  I lived in a home that floods with hard (during typhoons) to very little rain (when they released water from the Dam).  This happens all year long with as many as once or twice a month.  We don't have the luxury of having hot or canned meals/food rationed by local/national government. No relocation sites nor financial help to rebuild our homes.  Most of the time, it's people helping other people there.  We don't really know how blessed we are in this country that we keep complaining about things we suffer from momentarily instead of being thankful for all the blessings we received all of our lives.  Instead of calling unto the Lord, we call on men to answer our every needs.  It's hard to ignore the examples of the Israelites while in the wilderness when they were freed by God from captivity in Egypt.  With all the injustice they endured and seeing the hand of God preserved them (cloud by day and fire by night), they complained about the littlest thing they can find to mock the Almighty who brought them out of slavery.  End result, they all died in the wilderness without seeing the Promised Land.  Read HERE for more.

Thirdly and the most recent is the use of the heinous Mass Murders  vs.  the 2nd Amendment Right (The Right to Bear Arms).  I unite with many in this nation in condemning the senseless killings that  happened in Las Vegas.  I'm praying for the Holy Spirit of God to comfort all that lost their love ones in this despicable display of  evil.  On the other hand, is it ironic that every time somebody goes crazy and kills innocent people, the guns are always under attack?  According to them, it's the guns that is responsible for the killings with very little emphasis on the lunacy of them that fired them.  The last time I checked, I haven't heard of a gun that took the elevator, positioned itself on a window and fired itself without anyone pulling the trigger.  On its own,  it didn't have eyes to target people nor the feet and hand to move itself.  A man who lived a pretty normal life suddenly snapped (for reason he only knew) and used the guns to commit a heinous crime.  What's so curious to me is that these people opposing the 2nd Amendment never cite the great things that those who carry guns responsibly has done to stop many crimes that would have easily turned into a massacre. Read HERE for many examples.  Weighing all the facts and the lies, I conclude that it is a demonic agenda.  How easy would it be to take over a country when the citizens don't have a way of defending themselves?  Remember their goal?---ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT which the Bible warned us to be governed by no other than the ANTI-CHRIST.  My point in all of these is that the guns or any weapon does not load themselves and kill people. It is the people that somehow snaps and take weapons with the intent of using them to destroy others. If we disarm everyone and leave the weapons to the authorities, how sure are we that they will not snap and go crazy at one point? My friends, as long as there are human beings in this world without reverence for God and view themselves as their own gods, problems will persist. Even Cain killed Abel with a stone. Take away every weapon that can be used by man, the evil intent in a man's heart can still find a way to harm others. So, for me, instead of taking weapons which can also do good in the hands of God-fearing, responsible individuals, I pray that people would find God and have a change of heart and mind by taking in Godly thoughts (renewing of the mind). Accepting Jesus as their Lord and Savior and upholding God's Truth. That is the core solution to all of man's madness.

These are just some of the things we are facing in our country today.  Daily, I pray for our President, our government, our country and the people of God (Church/The Body of Christ) to rise up and fight for what is right and true.  I pray that we search/study the Scripture and refuse to act solely based on our emotions.  I have one person unfriend me at FB recently just because I (politely) said something contradicting what she believes in the Puerto Rico hurricane response. Her insulting response caught me by surprise for I thought this individual has a deep understanding of God's Word, meek and slow to anger based on past observation/conversation.  I had so much respect for her and she may still have all of that in her but she allowed her emotion to take over and decided she don't want to hear more after just a couple of comments/response from me.  It truly saddened me but I also understand that in the last days, things like this are bound to happen as many would not care to hear anything that would offend them.  You have to be perfectly on their side of the argument/rhetoric otherwise, you are not their friend.  I follow a simple rule in friendship---"We may disagree  on many things but as long as both of us can engage in a respectful conversation and not resorting to name calling or cursing each other, we can continue to be friends."  I don't think it's too much to ask.  Anyway, in these days where wisdom (knowing the right thing to do at a given time/situation) and discernment (the ability to decide between truth and error, right and wrong) is uncommon, we have to rely on the Scripture to guide us in pursuing wisdom before we act on situations.  I would like to share some of these verses to you...

"Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin."  (Proverbs 13:3) 

"Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions." (Proverbs 18:2)

"If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you."  (James 1:5)

"But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere." (James 3:17)

“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."  (Matthew 7:24-25)

For this Birthday invites, I used an image from Mo Manning Digi Stamps called "Summer Boy."  I attached the details to the panel adhered to the envelope and used my We R Memory Keepers Envelope Notcher to seal the envelopes.   I used several colored 12 x 12 CS, each divided into four squares to produce the envelopes that measures 3.25 x 4.25 inches when closed.   The envelopes were created using my We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board on a 3 x 4 card size setting.  I absolutely love it as it made it fun to make each of the envelopes.  I also incorporated some washi tape and stapler to decorate the tag.  The tag sentiment is from Inkadinkado and the envelope sentiment is from Recollections.


FUN TAG INSERT


FUN TAG BIRTHDAY INVITATIONS


FUN TAG BIRTHDAY INVITATION ENVELOPES


This Project is entered into the following Challenges:

Inky Mess---ATG
Perfect Time to Craft---ATG
Classic DT---ATG
Crafts Galore Encore---ATG
Crafty Girls Creations---ATG
Creative Ladybirds---ATG
Cute as a Button---ATG
DL Art---ATG
Love to Craft---ATG
Mix It Up---ATG
YSP---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 all our  lovely sponsors.  Can't wait to see what fabulous projects you're going to highlight.  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!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Fun and Humor Series: Young at Heart Birthday Card---Join Us for September Anything Goes Challenge at 613 Avenue Create!

Hello there, folks!  How was your Labor Day weekend?  Mine was crazy busy, the reason why this post is so delayed.  Anyway, we started another monthly challenge for y'all last Sunday and we truly hope you will join in the fun at 613 Avenue Create.  As always, it's Anything Goes but if you want to challenge yourself, try our optional twist---to use Distress Inks.

Anyway, you must have heard in the news about "gas shortage" and how the people panicked and are still panicking which creates higher gas prices in the local and national level.  I am convinced that there's oil companies that are feeding to this panic and are aided by the fake news media to instill fear on the easily manipulated general public.  Hurricane Harvey left a trail of devastation in several Texas cities and those in other states.  No doubt that some oil refineries had to shut down for several days due to equipment/infrastructure repair and road closures.  According to an article in USA today, "Although the U.S. had some 230 million barrels of gasoline in storage as of Friday (September 1, 2017) —ample supply in a crisis — transporting fuel from storage terminals to stations has been extremely challenging."  If people who really needed gas are the only ones fueling the past few days, we will not see the rise in gasoline prices and prevented big oil companies from taking advantage by increasing their profits with our hard-earned money.  I survived several days of the gas madness with a little under three quarters of a tank before it began.  It was only two days ago when I refueled after passing by a gas station on my way home with no line and no waiting.  While many are still looking for gas everywhere and have to go through miles to find one just to wait for hours, I got through with under 5 minutes without stress and time wasted.  That's how I know God provides! 

No doubt greed has penetrated our society.  Greed  is simply defined as "intense and selfish desire for something, especially wealth, power, or food."  To find out what the Bible says about greed,  read HERE.  Although we see a lot of kindness, heroism and brotherly love from those who are giving their money, time and resources for people affected by the hurricane destruction, there's but many others whose sole focus is just their own welfare.  I remember telling my son typical examples of greediness.  Many of those examples happened during group parties we attended.  One was during a Potluck Get-Together where we all brought something to share.  Some prepared a lot, some a little and some just enough for the expected number of participants.  I  told my boy to be mindful of others as he filled up his plate so that everyone could have a taste of everything and also to get only what he could finish.  But what saddened me was seeing other kids, along with their parents lined up before us allowing their kids to fill up their plates with no obvious care for others.  To make matters worst, they left so much on their plates that if only they were not greedy, others could have enjoyed. This should not be the case!  A responsible parent who believes God need to train their children against greediness/selfishness.  You see, the people of the world (unbelievers) are expected to act this way---as they are selfish with no regard for God!  But those who professed to trust in the Lord should not act greedily no matter what life brings. Calamities and natural disasters bring fear and uncertainties to this earthy life. But those whose trust is in the Lord are also aware whose really in control. A lethal combination of fear and greed can influence our minds to act foolishly but if we submit everything to the Lord before acting upon it, the Holy Spirit inside of us will filter this toxic behavior and bring it under submission to Jesus Christ and His Word.  Philippians 4:6-7 tells us, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." My Life Application Bible explains these verses to us and I want to share with you.  It says, "Imagine never being anxious about anything!"  It seems like an impossibility---we all have worries in the job, in our homes, at school.  But Paul's advice is to turn our worries into prayers.  Do you want to worry less?  Then pray more! Whenever you start to worry, stop and pray.  God's peace is different from the world's peace (see John 14:27).  True peace is not found in positive thinking, in absence of conflict, or in good feelings.  It comes from knowing that GOD IS IN CONTROL! Our citizenship in Christ's kingdom is sure, our destiny is set, and we can have victory over sin.  Let God's peace guard your heart against anxiety."

For this Card, I used an image from Art Impressions Stamps called "His and Hers Campers" that I colored using my Touch Five/Prismacolor markers.  The base is a white, A2, pre-cut CS that comes with an envelope.  I die cut the image with the circle Nestabilities die and cut the sides to match the corner of my card panel.  The banner stamp is from Ms. Sparkle and Company (Happy Birthday Set) that I inked with Ranger Distress Inks.  The funny sentiment came with the image featured here.  I made this for one of my friends in my Church.  Simply funny!


 YOUNG AT HEART CARD


 YOUNG AT HEART CARD INSIDE


YOUNG AT HEART CARD WITH ENVELOPE


This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

A Bit More Time to Craft---ATG
A Perfect Time to Craft---ATG
Create with TLC---ATG
Artistic Stamper---Take a Little Color
Classic DT---ATG
Connie Can Crop---ATG
Crafts Galore Encore---ATG
Crafty Awesomeness---ATG
Crafty Girls Creations---ATG
Creatalicious---ATG
Create and Inspire---ATG
Createful Heart---ATG
Creative Ladybirds---ATG
Die-Cut Divas---Men/Boys
Digistamps4Joy---ATG/Warm Colors
DL Art---ATG
Love to Craft---ATG
Love to Scrap---ATG
Not Just Cards---ATG
Paradise of Stamps---Your Favorite Things
Sweet Stampers---CAS
YSBP---ATG
Art Impressions---Off Kilter
Crafting from the Heart---ATG
Penny's Paper Crafty---ATG
Artistic Inspirations---ATG
Jo's Scrap Shack---ATG
Crafting with Friends---ATG
Brown Sugar---ATG
Sparkles---Birthday

This is it for now, guys.  Make sure to join us at our neighborhood---613 Avenue Create---for an Anything Goes Challenge.  If you want to be challenged (like I was), take on the Optional Twist.  But there's really no reason for you to miss the fun.  Can't wait to see what you create. Have a blessed week!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Scripture Series: Come Forth as Gold Card---It's Anything Goes/Inspirational Challenge at Word Art Wednesday!

Hello everyone!  So sorry that my post is a day late...I was not feeling well yesterday and chose to give myself a rest.  I'm glad I did as I actually recovered after just several hours of chills and fever.  Anyway, we started another Anything Goes/Inspirational Challenge at Word Art Wednesday (WAW) and I used our featured Scripture Word Art (you can download for free at the WAW site) in my project today.  It comes from Job 23:10 which tells us, "But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold."

Many of us are familiar with the life of Job.  He was blessed by the Lord and He considered him blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.  Yet, little did he know that Satan (the accuser) questioned his integrity before God.  The enemy stated that Job's faithfulness was merely due to the blessings that God poured upon his life. So God allowed Satan to test him (yet with specific limit).  So many times, we attribute trials and suffering as a direct result of hidden sins we intentionally/unintentionally committed in order to rationalize what's going on in our lives.  Though the universal principle of sowing and reaping was established by God, there are also times (such as this) when we have to go through trials in life not as a consequence of sin but to demonstrate integrity and faithfulness to God in the midst of pain and uncertainties.  It's easy to say we love God when all things are working great in our lives but it takes a deeper relationship with the Lord to continue trusting and obeying Him when our lives are literally falling apart.  It's in those circumstances when we are rocked to our core and doubts on God's care for us goes into question.  The truth is we must never allow our experience/s to dictate our relationship with God.  People who are driven by emotions (feelings) are bound to be devoured by Satan.  Our feelings are deceptive but the Word of God speaks of Truth on who we are in Christ.  We are so blessed to be living in this period of time where we have access to the Written Word of God (the Bible) along with the historical accounts of what Jesus Christ did to redeem us from our bondage to Sin.  Through faith in His finished work (death, burial and resurrection) at the Cross, all of our sins were forgiven and He gave us authority to be witnesses for Him so that others will find the same hope we now possessed.  As we spend time in His Word, we become sensitive to His voice and obedient to His ways.  The Lord is sovereign and He is in control.  We should always keep that in mind and hold onto Him regardless of our circumstances.  When we go through intense fire, we should rely totally upon the Lord in order to overcome with unwavering faith.  Job was tested and he passed.   On our own effort, it's an impossibility.  But with Christ in us, all things are possible through the power of the Holy Spirit!

I would like to share the intro to the Book  of Job written in my Life Application Bible.  With all the devastation we experienced from hurricane Harvey and my city (San Antonio) narrowly escaping the devastation (all glory to God!), it is a message so timely that I really need to share.  Though many were overtaken by fear and had to do what they felt they needed to do in preparation to what Harvey was about to unleash in the State of Texas several days ago,  God gave me "peace of mind" (one I cannot explain) that kept me unmoved by the fear and chaos surrounding me.  Understand that I am not being critical to those that made preparations if they were led by God to do so.  I'm just simply stating that as God revealed something on the inside of me, I have to trust in what He said and dare not go against it.  God wanted me "to be still" in the midst of uncertainty and I was comforted by His Spirit through obedience.  However, my heart goes to those who were directly affected.  We are to continue praying and help meet their needs as the Lord enables us to. Anyway, back to what I wanted to share with you,  it says, "Trees snap like toothpicks or fly upward, wrenched from the earth.  Whole rooftops sail, cars tumble like toys, houses collapse and a wall of water obliterates the shore and inundates the land.  A hurricane cuts and tears, and only solid foundations survive its unbridled fury.  But those foundations can be used for rebuilding after the storm.  For any building, the foundation is critical.  it must be deep enough and solid enough to withstand the weight of the building and other stresses.  Lives are like buildings, and the quality of each one's foundation will determine the quality of the whole.  Too often inferior materials are used, and when tests come, lives crumble.  Job was tested.  With a life filled with prestige, possessions, and people, he was suddenly assaulted on every side, devastated, stripped down to his foundation.  But his life had been built  on God, and he endured.  Job, the book, tells the story of Job, the man of God.  It is a gripping drama of riches-to rags-to riches, a theological treatise about suffering and divine sovereignty, and a picture of faith that endures.  As you read Job, analyze your life and check your foundation.  May you be able to say that when all is gone but God, He is enough.  It is easy to think that we have all the answers. In reality, only God knows exactly why events unfold as they do, and we must submit to Him as our Sovereign.  As you examine the life of Job, emulate Job and decide to trust God no matter what happens.

For this Card, I used an image from Stamping Bella called "Uptown Girl Sunny is Stylish" that I colored using my ProMarker/Prismacolor markers.  The base is white CS, cut and scored to make a 5.5 inches square card.  The DP's are from American Crafts, the layered flowers from Prima, the brad from Recollections and the leaves were die-cut with a Fiskars Punch.  I added some glitters (Stickles-Crystal) and finalized it with some stitching.  I'm very happy with the result.


 COME FORTH AS GOLD CARD


 COME FORTH AS GOLD CARD LAYERS


 COME FORTH AS GOLD CARD INSIDE


COME FORTH AS GOLD CARD WITH ENVELOPE-BOX


This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

Color Sisters---Photo Inspiration
Creatalicious---ATG
Create and Inspire---ATG
Createful Heart---ATG
Not Just Cards---ATG
Scrap N Challenge---ATG
Tinker Dream---ATG
Worldwide Open DT---ATG
Creative Fingers---ATG
Simply Papercraft---ATG
Crafty Creations---ATG
Lemon Shortbread---ATG
Sisterhood of Crafters---ATG

Have a gorgeous day everyone and looking forward to see your wonderful projects linked at our WAW Blog.  It will be nice to see the featured Word Art in your Challenge project but not mandatory.  As long as it's family friendly, inspirational and uplifting, you are free to link up to 5 projects.  Our sponsors for this week are Craftin' Desert Divas and All Dressed Up Stamps.  We should serve God for who He is, not what we feel.  He is never insensitive to our suffering.  Because God is sufficient, we must hold onto Him.

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