Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Word Art Wednesday #39

Hi Everyone!!!

I'm back from our 2 week road trip across the USA.  We drove from Virginia to California and back, stopping to see the sights along the way.  America is definitely a beautiful country and I felt myself humming this tune in my head quite frequently from the back seat of our car...

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America! God shed his grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

I'll be sharing more from our trip in future posts,  but today is Wednesday and that means...time for some Word Art!!!!  Today's word is from Colossians 3...

Chapter 3 in Paul's letter to the Colossians is all about rules for holy living. Paul tells us that the attitude of peace that Christ alone gives (in place of the attitude of bitterness and quarrelsomeness) is to rule in all human relationships. Christ gave us HIS peace, a peace that surpasses all understanding.  His peace gives us unity and oneness,  a sense of wholeness and well being.  It is a state of true harmony, not division.  His peace should rule our hearts and minds.  Let us use his peace, which he generously gave to all of us, to decide what is right when conflicts of life arise.  Just think of how much misery and strife we would avoid if we let the peace of God rule our hearts.  Christ calls us to peace, and we are to be thankful. 

For my layout today,  I used an iPhone photo of me at the Grand Canyon last week.  Talk about the peace of God!!!  Standing at the rim of the Canyon,  looking out upon all of God's handiwork,  you can feel His presence.  And if you are still for a moment, and just take in all the beauty, an indescribable feeling of peace overwhelms you. And you know, without a shadow of a doubt, that this is God!

Me and My Big Ideas Patterned Paper
Club Scrap Cardstock
Washi Tape
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Stampin' Up Corner Punch
Charm - Thanks Sabrina!!

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 Heart and Soul Rubber Stamps and Freckled Fawn.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a blessed week.


  1. Beautiful! Glad you enjoyed your vacation!

  2. I too love how God's Creation speaks peace to my heart --- when I get quiet enough to listen!
    Beautiful scrapbook page -- and perfect use of this week's word art!

  3. Gemiel, your page is absolutely AMAZING!! That charm looks good on there! ;D
    I know what you mean about the peace when you just stand there and take everything in.
    I am happy to hear that you've had a blessed time! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  4. Wow - what a place to visit, and what a stunning page Gemiel.

  5. Beautiful photo and layout Gemiel! ;) I love the charm too.

  6. What a beautiful LO!! The Word Art is sooo perfect here and love the splash of misting behind it!! Glad you had such a lovely time!!

  7. Beautiful photo, Gemiel. I love the shaped background and the little heart charm. Sue x

  8. God's world is truly an amazing creation. I'm glad you enjoyed your family road trip. Blessings!

  9. Hi Gemiel! This is another wonderful layout you've shared. I received so many nice comments on the DT work this week on the blog. Thanks for all you do, and for sharing with us by letting us peek into your lives through your pages.
    So many people were blessed by this week's word art. I hope you've had time to visit blogs and see all the beautiful entries and hear all the sweet comments people have mentioned in their blog posts.
    It's a crazy busy time of year, so thanks for keeping up with things.