Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Word Art Wednesday #35

Happy Wednesday!!!  Today is a great day!!  First of all it's the 4th of July, Independence Day, the day we celebrate our nation's freedom.  One nation under God!!  Secondly, it's the first Wednesday of the month so it's double sponsor day!!  We have 2 sponsors for this week's challenge,  Isabella's Sketchbook and Our Daily Bread Designs.  Stop by their sites and check them out.

Today's word art comes from the book of Deuteronomy...

When you stop to think about it,  God doesn't really ask much of us.  All we have to do is love Him with ALL our heart, soul and might. And Jesus did say that this is the first and greatest commandment.  If we truly love God with everything we've got, He'll take care of the rest.  Pretty easy, huh???  NOT!!   Perhaps if we lived in a vacuum...but we live in the world, and things of the world can be pretty distracting at times... 

Last week I had the privilege of being a preschool leader at our church's Vacation Bible School.  Challenging yes, but seeing those little children so eager and excited to learn about God far outweighed the challenges.   Of course they get distracted too, but their distractions were temporary. We were always able to bring them back to the main focus, God, because their hearts were so open to receive and pour forth God's love.  Let the little children remind us that we are to love God with our "all".

We R Memory Keepers Patterned Paper
Bazzill Cardstock
Making Memories Alphabet Stickers
Martha Stewart Heart Gems
Ric Rac
Lifestyle Crafts Dies

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. Don't forget that we have two sponsors this week so you have double the chances of winning.  Be sure to check out the challenge guidelines to find out how you can be eligible for the prize drawing. from this week's sponsors Isabella's Sketchbook and Our Daily Bread Designs.

Thanks for stopping by!!  Enjoy your 4th!!!


  1. Thanks for these blessed reminders! What a wonderful LO! Wishing you a blessed and happy 4th with family and friends!! ~ Blessings

  2. What a lovely page Gemiel, and wonderful insight on this verse. Have a great 4th. :)

  3. Great page! This is a good verse for the page. What a great reminder to put the Lord first.

  4. Incredible layout Gemiel. I like your insight and honesty about this Scripture. We are only humans after all. Thankfully we serve a merciful God and He forgives us when we don't get it right. Thanks for sharing in Tuesday's Testimonial. I'll have to check out Word Art Wednesday.

  5. love your cheerful page Gemiel, and thank you for your sharing.

  6. What a great theme for your layout using this verse, Gemiel! It's beautiful :)

  7. Your art is always such a blessing to me, Gemiel. I look at this photo and it just reminds me how quickly our children grow up, and how very important it is to raise them in the love and fear of the Lord. I am so very blessed to have you in my life to encourage me.
    Thanks for your loving heart.

  8. Wonderful LO! It is such a blessing and encouragement to see how children give themselves so easily to the Lord!!

  9. Amen! A wonderful and JOYFUL page, Gemiel! Thank you!...Nancy :o)

  10. Precious children! Gorgeous layout Gemiel. ;)

  11. Teaching our young people is so important. I know you do a fabulous job. The picture you share with us-they are priceless. Each represents a life changing.

    Thanks for being such a faithful woman of God!

  12. OMGoodness!!!!This is a super layout. Thank you for the fun challenge and the inspiration.
    DIANA L.

  13. Gemiel thank you for sharing this beautiful LO, I love that boy in the white t-shirt.
    He had a good laughed when he saw the pic.