Thursday, August 2, 2012

Word Art Wednesday Challenge

Last week I was entering the Word Art Wednesday Challenge at the last minute and this week I'm getting it done (almost) first thing!  First of all, here is a picture of the card.............

The card I made turned out to be a very simple design. Since the Bible verse talked about peace, I considered using a tree pattern paper or stamp. Many things in nature (trees, clouds, flowers, etc.) often stop me in my tracks and cause me to think of the greatness of God who created these very things. I had some paper with trees on it but could not come up with a good card layout using it. Then I spotted the dragonfly paper and knew that I had found a winner. I not only love the design but also the blues and browns in the paper. I also love the plaid backside of the dragonfly paper which I used for the cross-pieces. The gingham flower embellishment has been in my "stash" for many years......just waiting to be used on this card!

I considered adding something (maybe a grosgrain ribbon bow) to the top right corner but talked myself out of it. I like the simplicity of the end product. The Bible verse was added to a tag embellishment which I "distressed".

The Bible verse is Colossians 3:15, "And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful."

We should let the peace of God *RULE* in our hearts.  I don't know about you but this is something I have a hard time accomplishing.  Is the peace of God ruling in my heart when I am in a hurry but behind a slow driver?  Is the peace of God ruling in my heart when I am preoccupied (or should I say worried) with some stressful situation?  Is the peace of God ruling in my heart when someone says or does something against me?  I could.go on and on.  I think you get the picture.

Letting the peace of God rule in our hearts is something that can only be done by humbling ourselves and recognizing that we are not the important person that we often think ourselves to be.  We must see our sinful self and recognize the great grace and mercy of God.  We must also come to truly believe in the sovereignty of God.  He is in control of all things....we are NOT!

When we do let the peace of God rule in our hearts, we will experience the peace that is described in Philippians 4:7......."And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."

supplies used:

Dragonfly/plaid paper - The Paper Loft (Huckleberry Pond collection)
Distress ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink in tea dye
gingham flower - personal stash


  1. This is so pretty! The patterns look fabulous together and I LOVE the dragonflies! Thank you for your thoughts on the verse, too! :)

  2. Wow, really touched on some great points in this post. It's always such a blessing to visit blogs like yours that really stop and make me think even deeper about the verse (word art) for the week. Thanks for sharing, not only a beautiful piece of art, but a wonderful peek into what God laid on your heart for this verse. It really was a blessing to me! I am SO grateful to God for showing me His goodness through the friends I've made by being part of Word Art Wednesday, and I thank you as well for sharing this.

    Hope you're having a great week. I would LOVE to have you stop by my blog to become "a follower" and would love to follow you as well. You are such a blessing, and your card is just darling!

    Karen L, Word Art Wednesday

  3. Hey Karen,

    Thanks for the comment. I am currently following your blog.


  4. What an adorable card! I absolutely love the "stitched" dragonfly trails -- so cute!
    (Shoregirl - guest designer at Word Art Wednesday this month.)

  5. Gorgeous card! The dragonfly paper is too cute! Love that verse and your thoughts on it!