Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Word Art Wednesday #12

Hi Everyone!!  It's time for a new Word Art Wednesday Challenge.  This week's word art comes from  1 Samuel 1:27.

Hannah, wife of Elkanah, was childless.  She desperately wanted children, but God had not given her any.  She wept and prayed, and prayed and wept, and she made a vow to the Lord...

"O Lord Almighty, if you will only look upon your servant's misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the Lord for all the days of his life, and no razor will ever be used on his head." 1 Samuel 1:11

The Lord remembered Hannah and in the course of time, she conceived and gave birth to a son whom she named Samuel. She stayed home and nursed him and after he was weaned she gave him to the Lord for his entire life.

How many times have we made promises to God... that if He answers our prayers, we would do _____ or perhaps not do ______ anymore??   And once God answers our prayers, do we follow through with our promises to Him (do we even remember what they were)????   Maybe we all (including me) could learn a thing or two from Hannah.  Just some food for thought....

Deja Views Patterned Paper
Bazzill Cardstock
Recollections Flower Gems
Prima Flowers
Queen & Co. Pearls
Lace - thanks Cassandra :)
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
VersaFine Ink
Spellbinders Labels 10

I hope you join the Word Art Wednesday challenge this week. Check out the Word Art Wednesday Challenge Blog to see what the other design team members created with this week's art. Be sure to check out the challenge guidelines to find out how you can be eligible for the weekly prize drawing from this week's sponsor McMahon Five Designs.


  1. Gemiel, this is so precious and that lace with the gems is beautiful. I love the flowers they really bring all the colors together.

    Thank you for being a part of Word Art Wednesday.


  2. Such gorgeous colors you chose. I love how the verse is popped with a beautiful color background. Love the picture.

  3. Gorgeous layout and gorgeous colors Gemiel, such a beautiful photo.

  4. What a great reminder, Gemiel. Your layout is beautiful and so appropriate with this verse. I really like it.

  5. This definitely reminds me how much of a blessing my daughters have been in my life. For me promises are hard to keep. I work at changing my way of life, it lasts longer. It is a slow process but I look at each as an opportunity to do better than the day before.

  6. Gemiel what a sweet page and love this verse that was chosen! You did an awesome job with this page! May have to case you!

  7. Great page, Gemiel. And what an inspiration you wrote. We often make promises to God, and I think we hardly keep them. Or we forget them because we are so busy doing "nothing".
    Thanks for bringing this up.

    Have a great day.


  8. I absolutely LOVE your purple! even more I love the special memories you have of your child. Great layout!

  9. What a lovely page! The Word Art is showcased beautifully! Really like the flower gems and flowers!...Nancy :o)

  10. BEAUTIFUL page Gemiel! I love that photo used here, and your color scheme is gorgeous! What a wonderful verse this week ... and you all did a great job with it too! Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this verse. The story of Hannah reminds me that "my kids" are really God's children that He has allowed me to raise for a short time. How much time is up to God.
    Hope you have a lovely week!!

  11. I always love the commentary that you give on the scripture of the week! This story has such a deep meaning to me, and I appreciate the choice of the scripture this week. Your layout is amazing--what a wonderful tribute to your fabulous sons. :)