Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Word Art Wednesday - Bless The Lord

I'd like to wish you all a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving.  I realize that many of you in other countries don't celebrate Thanksgiving this week, but I know you all well enough to realize that you're all still very thankful for the many blessings in your life.  God is SO good to us, and I just wanted to share this verse.  This week's free scripture/word art file at Word Art Wednesday is Psalm 37:1 and it tells us that we are able to bless the Lord.  I know that sounds a bit backwards because generally, we are used to thinking of how He blesses us; and not the other way around.  But God's Word tells us that when we keep His praise continually in our mouths (speak well of Him and call Him holy, pray to Him, share His goodness, etc.) that we are able to bless Him.  Since He has done SO much to bless us, I think it's only appropriate that we should also want to bless Him.  I really hope that you will join us this week at Word Art Wednesday for another Anything Goes challenge.  And, of course, I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and a year filled with His blessings.
I made this card using some older My Mind's Eye patterned papers, machine stitching, flowers sent to me by my on-line friend and Sister in the Lord Jesus, Kathy Roney, and some seam binding, ribbon, and pearl swirls by Zva Creative.  That's about it.
 
And you all know me, I can't resist entering a few challenges, so here they are:
 
http://creativecraftchallenges2.blogspot.com/2012/11/a-bit-of-bingo.html - Creative Craft Challenges 2 - A Bit of Bingo - My Bingo is Diagonally (Lace, Stamp (digital) and Pastels).
 
http://anythingchallenge.blogspot.com/2012/11/challenge-80-stitching-real-or-faux.html - Anything Challenges - Challenge #80 - Stitching Real or Faux (mine is real)
 
http://flourishes.org/2012/11/timeless-tuesday-196/ - Flourishes/Timeless Tuesdays - Something That Makes You Feel Happy - Scripture ALWAYS makes me feel happy!
 
http://www.lovesrubberstampschallenges.com/2012/11/week-27-fun-with-ribbons-use-ribbon.html - Loves Rubber Stamps - Week #27 - Fun With Ribbons/Use Ribbon
 
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/2012/11/ribbons-pearls.html - Paper Take Weekly Challenges - Ribbons and Pearls
 
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I really do hope to see you participate this week at Word Art Wednesday/Anything Goes - we would LOVE to have you join us.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and don't forget to bless the Lord.
 
With a grateful heart,
Karen

 
 

20 comments:

  1. What a beautiful card! Love the ribbons, flourishes and flowers. Nice details!!!

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  2. Beautiful card, gorgeous colours and love the ribbons and scripture verse too,
    Hugs,
    Sandy

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  3. Beautiful card, Karen. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  4. This is so lovely! Truly we must be led to Bless the Lord when we see how much he has showered us with blessings! So blessed to know and be known by you! Have a wonderful day with your family!

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  5. Another beautiful card....
    I know what you mean. I have an intimate relationship with the Lord. I just can't imagine my life without Him. He is Amazing! Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours!

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  6. Oh this is so beautiful. Love your ribbon and the fabulous colors with the sentiment. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

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  7. Hello Karen. I want to especially thank you for stopping by and leaving such encouraging comments on my blog. You've really blessed me. I love the idea of blessing God by praising him and thinking and speaking well of him. Thanks for making me stop and think about this verse more deeply. God bless.:)

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  8. Karen, this is so beautiful. Love the flowers.

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  9. Beautiful card, Karen!! Have a blessed day today!!

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  10. Happy Thanksgiving Karen - may your day be blessed as you continue to honour the Lord. Beautiful card, too :-).
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  11. Karen, this is such a beautiful card! I love the soft colors and vintage look you've created! You are such a blessing to me and to others! Blessings! Kathy

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  12. Karen loving your beautiful card and Scripture, lovely finishing touches too, enjoy your weekend :) xxx

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  13. ps... the papers are gorgeous!!! ♥

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  14. Beautiful card Karen~yes, let us bless Him! Perfect words~

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  15. Beautiful card with such fabulous stitching.. your papers and layout are perfect!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Anything Goes.. hope to see you here again soon!

    Hugs
    Christine x

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  16. What a beautiful and uplifting card!! I love your colors, the ribbons and the overall design! And the scripture stamp you chose is beautiful :)

    Thank you for playing along with us in Flourishes Timeless Tuesday's "Happy" challenge!!

    ~ Amanda :)

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  17. What a beautiful card! I love the colors you chose and how you kept the accents simple to let that beautiful scripture be the focus! Awesome job! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week!

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  18. Beautiful card! The colors are so pretty and I love the way you layered your ribbon. Wonderful sentiment. Thanks so much for joining us over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

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  19. Karen, the colors of the dsp, ribbon, roses and pearls all have a connection to one another, not blatantly but ever so subtley. You are quite an accomplished artist. The card is lovely.
    Psalm 103 Blessings
    Carole

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