Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Word Art Wednesday #36

Hi!!  Before we get to our word art for the week,  I'd like to thank everyone for stopping by my blog week after week and viewing my layouts.  I really appreciate all of your wonderful comments.  They bless me more than you know.

Today's word is from the Book of Isaiah...

We are all children, God's children, and as such we should be taught of our Father, the Lord.  God has appointed and annointed teachers to instruct us under His direction and blessing. God tells us that those that know and love Him shall have great peace and joy.  As a parent, what greater joy is there than to know that our children will have God's peace because we have ensured that they have been taught of and know Him.

We started teaching our son TJ of God at a very early age.  Proverbs 22:6 tells us to "Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not turn from it."   TJ is active in our church and he has been a lay reader since he was in elementary school.  When he first started reading, he had to stand on a stool to be seen.  Now he no longer needs the stool.  We are so proud of him.

For my layout,  I used a photo of TJ doing the scripture reading at Sunday service last month.   To embellish the page I stamped the Our Daily Bread Designs Grunge Cross next to the photo. To go along with the grunge look of the image,  I distressed the edges of my papers and added metal studs.

DCWV Patterned Papers
ODBD Grunge Cross Stamp
K&Co. Metal Studs
Tim Holtz Staples
Lifestyle Crafts Die

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 Whimsy Stamps.

This week, I'm also linking my page up to ODBD Shining the Light Challenge and Tuesday's Testimonials Linky Party.

Thanks for stopping by.   Blessings to you.


  1. What a gorgeous LO and such a blessed heritage you are giving your children by scrapping these precious times!! ~ Blessings

  2. I love your layout Gemiel~your picture is wonderful for this verse. What a blessing to have a child know the Lord~

  3. Another perfect picture for the verse, Gemiel! My parents taught me from birth to walk the path of God and I am so grateful for it. I know your dear son is grateful for you, too! :)

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  5. This is a beautiful layout! What a blessing your son is each Sunday! Perfect verse for this page.

  6. What a beautiful layout Gemiel - and how proud you must be - our two adult offspring are also following the Lord - a real joy.

  7. This is such a lovely story to share. I know you are so proud of your son. The Grunge Cross adds a nice effect. Thanks for sharing @ Tuesdays Testimonial linky party.

  8. Gemiel, what a wonderful layout! I love how the stamped cross goes from one panel to the idea! Blessings, Angie

  9. That's a wonderful layout Gemiel, and what a wonderful son you have. I know you are so proud of him!

  10. Gemiel, absolutely amazing layout!! I love that super masculine paper and those metal perfect! Thanks so much for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge. Your page is absolutely perfect for it! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  11. Gem: It's such a blessing to know that you are raising your children in the love and fear of the Lord. TJ, and kids like him, are our future. They are the future generation of doctors, lawyers, presidents, etc., and to know that he will be a strong Christian man is such a blessing. May God bless your efforts, and keep him ever close to His perfect will for his life. This really blessed my heart.
    I am so grateful for you!

  12. I know you were so proud of your son! Nothing blesses a mother's heart more than seeing her children worshiping our Lord!
    I love the cross & your added brads.

  13. What a beautiful layout and memory Gemiel!! Love that verse with the photo!! Beautiful job!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week. Miss you!

  14. beautiful photo + beautiful verse = beautiful layout!! so happy to see you playing along with SLC, gemiel!!

  15. It is a real blessing to listen to your children read scripture, Gemiel. Blessings!

  16. What a cute LO you've made Gemiel. You always have such great pictures to scrap, which also fit so good with the weekly scriptures!!!

  17. So beautiful,Gemiel! (I've been offline since June 26th.)

  18. Oh, I couldn't agree with you more, Geniel. As a parent, a praying mama since my children were in my womb, my greatest joy is to see them walking with our precious Savior. I too am a mother of a child (two actually) with a destiny. Our son is 22 and our daughter is 19. Both love the Lord, and both have unique testimonies which they must experience in order to help others while they journey to their true calling...and the calling for all of us is actually God's throne. :)

    It is not always easy for this praying mama to see the making of these testimonies, but I prayed a revolutionary prayer when my children were in my womb. It was that they would DETEST religion, fall head-over-heels in love with Jesus Christ, and love all sinners, especially those rejected and wounded by religion. Little did I know what that would involve. :) Plenty of disappointment with man and condemnation, but it's all good because neither one is the source of abundant LIFE.

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful verse today. I actually stopped by to tell you how much I loved your card. I think I was smiling all day when I received it a couple of weeks ago.
    Thank you, love.
    Have a beautiful day.
    Much love,