Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Word Art Wednesday #17

Happy Wednesday!!!!  It's time for our weekly word art!  Today's word is from Psalm 9:1-2...'s something we must do all the time.  It's so easy to praise God when He brings us out of a difficult situation,  heals us from an illness, provides an extraordinary blessing.  But in our day to day life, when things are just going along smoothly, nothing out of the ordinary, we sometimes take God for granted and "forget" to praise Him.  And even worse, when we're in the midst of a trial or tribulation, we might suffer from a temporary "brain freeze" and dare to think, if only for a split second, that we don't have anything to praise God for.  Kind of hard to think about isn't it?  But it does happen, even to the best of us.  For times like these,  I'd like to share with you the words from one of my favorite songs, "For Every Mountain" sung by the Kurt Carr Singers.  You can find it on YouTube if you'd like to give it a listen.

I've got so much to thank God for,
so many wonderful blessings,
and so many open doors,
a brand new mercy along with each new day;
that's why I praise you, and for this I give You praise.

For waking me up this morning, (that's why I praise You),
for starting me on my way, (that's why I praise You),
for letting me see the sunshine, (that's why I praise You),
of a brand new day.
A brand new mercy, along with each new day;
that's why I praise You, for this I give You praise.

You're Jehovah Jireh (that's why I praise You),
You've been my provider (that's why I praise You),
so many times You met my needs, so many times You rescued me.
I wanna thank you for the blessings You give to me each day;
that's why I praise You, for this I give You praise.

For every mountain You've brought me over.
For every trial You've seen me through.
For every blessing, hallelujah;
for this I give You praise.

For today's layout,  I used a photo of one of my church's praise dance groups, Women of Grace.  This particular group is composed of "seasoned" ladies. They don't let their age hinder them when they minister to us through dance. Everyone in the room can feel their love for the Lord and their dancing is nothing but praise to Him.

Kaisercraft Patterned Paper
Spellbinders Labels 10
Recollections Gem & Pearl Flourish
Prima Flower
Fabric, Button, Gems
Tim Holtz Distress Ink

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 Nicecrane Designs


  1. Beautiful Gemiel. I love the blue flowers and how they match the beautiful robes. (Is that what they are called?) The embellishments add a touch of sparkle. Very nice.

  2. Amen and amen!! What a beautiful page, Gemiel! Thank you so much for your sharing, and for sharing the words to that wonderful song! I'm going to go find the video right now and send it to a friend! We were talking about this just yesterday!...Nancy :o)

  3. Thank you so much for your words Gemiel! You must know, God placed it into my hart to make every week a card with the scripture on WAW for someone thats going to a difficult time. So I believe God is inspiring your team, so the scripture's your team is choosing will be a blessing for this person (along with so many others) but I didnt understand; why this scripture? and how to place it into the live of the person I'm making cards for. But after reading this blog post I understand. Thank You for beeing an instrument in Gods Hands.

  4. I have to say and AMEN to that also! What an awesome page and I could feel the praise just from looking at this page. Your flowers are awesome in how you matched them up with the colors in the photo! Gemiel thanks for sharing this lovely page and wonderful devotion.

  5. I ran right over to You Tube to watch the video. What a powerful song. Your page is perfect for this verse. Thanks for sharing.

  6. What wonderful thoughts you shared Gemiel! So true! Love that song!!! Love your page.. the musical score, the flowers, the verse... I'd love to hear these ladies praising God! TFS!

  7. This page is beautiful Gemiel.. Goes so well with the verse this week.

  8. This is glorious - love the words and the way you have illustrated them.

  9. Absolutely beautiful! Have a great weekend!

  10. Cute layout Gemiel. Love that picture!