Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Word Art Wednesday #58

Hello everyone!  We are so blessed here at Word Art Wednesday!!!   We normally have one prize sponsor for our challenges (except for the first Wednesday of the month), but this week we have two!  In addition to Detailed 4 You, which is today's regular sponsor, we have a second sponsor!!  Cynthia Millan of Stampin' Up has offered one blessed winner TWO stamp sets (Come to Bethlehem and Crosses of Hope).

Now, on to this week's word art.  Today's word comes from the book of Philippians...

Today's scripture is often taken out of context.  True, God will provide all our needs, but it's not like he's waving around a blank check providing for the needs of any and everyone that asks. God expects some things from us in order to receive His provision.  We must believe and have faith. One way to show our faith is through giving to others.  We we give away a portion of what we have, we express faith that we will still have enough.  When we give, we show God that we take Him at his word...  that he will provide.  So now,  during this season of giving, why not step out on faith and give a little extra to someone in need.  Giving doesn't always  have to be something can give of your time and your talents as well.  Offer your neighbor that doesn't have a car a ride to the mall to do some Christmas shopping, sing carols at the senior center and spread some Christmas joy, donate some hats and gloves to your local homeless shelter...believe, God will provide, and  you will be blessed.

For my layout I used an old photo of a friend of my maternal grandmother.  I was so excited to receive my grandmother's photo album when my Mom passed away.  These old pictures provided me a window into my mom's childhood.  My mother grew up in Mississippi in the 1930's.  While they lacked lots of material things, they didn't lack faith in God.  I can't begin to imagine what it was like for them living in that place, at that time, but I do know that they believed and fully relied on God and He provided all their needs.

Sei Patterned Paper
Spellbinders Die
Gems, Ribbon, Lace
Colorbox Chalk Ink

I hope you join the Word Art Wednesday challenge this week. Feel free to save today's word art to your computer for your personal use. Check out the Word Art Wednesday Challenge Blog to see what the other design team members created with this week's art. Remember we have been blessed with  two sponsors this week so you have double the chances of winning. If you are new to our challenge, check out the challenge guidelines to find out how you can be eligible for the prize drawing from this week's sponsors Detailed 4 You and  Cynthia Millan of Stampin' Up.

Thanks for stopping by.  Blessings to you!


  1. What a beautiful page to showcase that wonderful photo and Scripture verse! I really like the colors you've used! Have a beautiful day!...Nancy :o)

  2. What a gorgeous page, Gemiel! I love the color scheme (my favorite right now) but even more the poignant depiction of the photograph. What a treasure to have your mother's album and to be able to glean from it snippets of her history...your history. And how precious to know that your most treasured legacy is that of faith in Christ. Regardless of circumstances, that faith can make us rich indeed. I love your page and your post! Blessings on your week!

  3. Love the way you have highlighted the photo with the background - the eye goes to it because of the strong contrast between the bright colours and the grey tones of the photograph. What a treasure to have, and to know your 'faith heritage' too.

  4. What a fabulous heritage page! Love that you had to say about this Scripture and that you applied it to this photo of your Grandmother's friend, so rich in her love for the Lord, while limited in earthly possessions that so often get in the way of our relationship with our Lord. ~ Blessings, Tracey