Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Word Art Wednesday 2 Corinthians 1:5

Happy Wednesday!

It’s time for new WORDart already.  Wasn’t it just Wednesday yesterday?  Please take a moment to stop by the Word Art Wednesday blog.

Papercraft Memories: 2 Corinthians 1:5 WORDart by Karen

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I thought I would update you on some family news.

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I am going to be a grandma again!  My daughter and son-in-law just found out they are having another boy.  I am so excited for them (and for us).  Everett is such a joy and I know he will make a great big brother.  Ok, isn’t he just adorable?

Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Word Art Wednesday John 11:25

Happy Wednesday!

It’s time for this week’s WORDart.  Be sure to stop by the Word Art Wednesday blog and enter your project.  It’s sure to be a blessing to someone.

Papercraft Memories: John 11:25 WORDart by Karen for WAW personal use

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I spent last week painting my kitchen/dining/family room walls and trim.  It’s one big room and it hasn’t been painted for 11 years.  That’s a long time for a room that has been used by 8+ people all day, every day to go without being painted.  Let’s just say it was long overdue.  As I was painting, I was looking at all the scuffs and marks on the wall that would never come off even though I tried many times to remove them.  It was so exciting to me to see them covered up and the wall looking so fresh and clean.  I was reminded that that is what the blood of Jesus does for me.  My heart gets dirty, scuffed and marked up by life and I need a fresh coat of His blood to cover my heart.  My sins and shortcomings can’t be cleaned up by me no matter how hard I try to do it on my own. I am so thankful that Christ paid the price for me and He was willing to die that I might have a new life in Him.  His death means nothing without His resurrection; that is what gives us that new life in Him.  We die to our sin as He died on the cross and we rise in new life as He rose from the dead.  But as great as that is, it is just the beginning…the beginning of a wonderful relationship with Jesus Christ as our Saviour.  He wants to be a part of our every day life, not just a once and done deal.  My wall looks fantastic, but I know that it won’t stay that way forever.  I will need to go wipe up spots and scrub off scuffs, and maybe even touch it up, to keep it looking clean.  I am thankful that I can go to Him over and over when my heart gets dirty, scuffed and abused, and He is merciful and kind and patient with me as He cleans and renews my heart once more.

Have a blessed day. Thank you for stopping by.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Word Art Wednesday 2 Corinthians 5:21

Happy Wednesday!

It’s time for Word Art Wednesday once again.  Be sure to stop by the Word Art Wednesday challenge blog and enter your cards and projects.

Papercraft Memories: 2 Corinthians 5:21 WORDart for WAW

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Aren’t you thankful for the sacrifice that Christ made for us when He died on the cross for our sins so that we could know freedom from sin and spend eternity with Him in heaven?  No one else has ever given their life for me.  And did you know that if you were the only one on earth, He still would have died for you?  He loves you that much!

 

It’s just a few weeks away from Easter; that’s so hard to believe.  If you make Easter cards and haven’t started yet, you still have time.  In case you are looking for some new Easter wordart, I have an Easter wordart set in my Etsy shop you may be interested in.

Because He Lives Index Sheet for blog

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I also have a matching Easter sentiment set that is still available for free download if you are looking for sentiments.

Easter Sentiments for blog

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I am loving this spring weather we are finally having.  I won’t even complain too much about the rain.  My favorite thing about spring is seeing everything come to life…the grass turning green, the buds on the trees, the flowers blooming.  I know we need the rain to make all that happen so I remind myself of that when we have days of rain.  It’s all worth it in the end.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Have a blessed day.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Word Art Wednesday Isaiah 26:3

Happy Wednesday!

Be sure to stop by the Word Art Wednesday blog today and check out the design team’s beautiful cards…so lovely.

 

Papercraft Memories: Isaiah 26:3 wordart for personal use

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I was so excited when I realized what the verse was this week.  God’s timing always amazes me.  We are facing a little crisis in our family and this verse was exactly what I needed.  God is so awesome like that!

As I read this scripture, I thought about the word “perfect”.  According to the dictionary, perfect means:

1. conforming absolutely to the description or definition of an ideal type,

2. excellent or complete beyond practical or theoretical improvement,

3. exactly fitting the need in a certain situation or for a certain purpose

4. entirely without any flaws, defects, or shortcomings,

5. accurate, exact, or correct in every detail,

6. thorough, complete, utter,

7. pure, unmixed

8. unqualified, accomplished, proficient

As I read each definition, I got more and more excited about God’s perfect peace.  I love the definition that says, “beyond practical”.  In most situations that we face it is not practical to have peace, but yet God extends peace towards us…pure, complete, unqualified peace exactly fitting our need.

In the verse that follows this one it says, “Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord JEHOVAH is everlasting strength.”

God doesn’t just give us peace, but He also gives us strength…everlasting strength.  Isn’t that awesome!  Now the dictionary says this about “everlasting”,

1. lasting or continuing for an indefinitely long time,

2. incessant, constantly recurring,

3. wearisome, tedious

When I read the definition that said “incessant, constantly recurring”, a picture of an ocean came to mind.  The waves of an ocean are constantly moving; they have so much power and yet are so beautiful.  That is the way God’s strength is.  When we feel like we just can’t go another step, another wave of strength washes over us. There is so much power in His strength; but the key is to trust Him.  In both of these verses, trust is required to receive both peace and strength.  It isn’t even a suggestion, but a command.  God wants us to trust Him and when we obey Him, He blesses us with the things we need.  Isn’t God good?

I’m so glad you stopped by today. Have a blessed day.