Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday

With the holiday weekend upon us, I began to reflect on what Easter really means. Today is the day my Lord died for me. And for you. Three days from now is the day He arose from the grave. If you truly believe that, and have asked the Lord to forgive you your sins, then I'll be seeing you in heaven! If you haven't yet, then I pray you soon will.

From my earliest memory, my family attended church at least 3 times every week. Sometimes more. If we attended every function, the only night I would have off was Saturday night. My mother, younger sister and I sang as a trio in church. The old time gospel songs are so much a part of my memory that I sing them as lullabies to my grandbabies.

I picked out a few of my favorites and made them into wordart for you. They are very simple so you can fade them into your backgrounds if you like for a subtle touch or make them stand out on the page. I thought they would go well with landscape photos showing the glory of God's creation or they can make a statement all their own as seen in this simple and quick layout I made of my cousin's husband and son. The background paper is from a kit called Fantasy Land.
"The Dawning of that Day" would be a good one for those beautiful sunrise photos you can take Easter morning after the Sunrise Service. "Precious Memories" is perfect for those old family photos. I'm sure if you think about it a little, you'll find lots of uses for these. They are all done in black but can be easily recolored to match your layouts, as I did for mine above.

Here's a preview:

And here's the download link:

I hope you all have a very Happy Easter and that you take some time to thank the Lord for your salvation.
EDITED: I was asked about my terms of use on this wordart set. I should have included my usual TOU, I guess, but I wanted this particular set to have no restrictions. I leave it in the Lord's hands and in your own. Let your light shine with them.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

beautiful, cathy

Anonymous said...

Oh thank you so ery much.yep I will see you there.
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CreativeBusyHands-Scrapbook Freebies Search said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Alpha(s),Font(s), Word Art(s) post on Apr. 10, 2009. Thanks again.

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Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your beautiful word art and sharing of your design - I was deeply touched.

I wish you a Happy Easter.

Blessings,
L.U.

EAL Designs2 said...

thank you so much the word art is so meaningful to me, I was wondering what your terms of use are on them
Lisa
eal.designs2@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

thank you for sharing the Lord with those who visit your site !

thescrappywife said...

Wonderful! Thank you!

Malinda said...

Thank You for letting your light shine, even in your blog. I can't wait to meet you at a time not long from now.

Susie said...

Thank you so much, very beautiful,

Crops said...

Hey Lady, when ya gonna stop working sooo much???? Miss ya!!!!

Beautiful wordart!!!

Now come on, come play!!! LOL

xoxo

LOL..word is exahip....must mean I gotta an extra hip this week from all the choc....LOL

Lori said...

This is beautiful! Thank you for sharing! I do the church bulletin, and I am also starting up a a mail ministry for the people who can't make it to church anymore - would it be OK if I used some of your word art in it?

Cindyrelly said...

What beautiful WA ;) Thank You Melanie! BTW... Are you gonna be selling @ a store soon? Hmmmmm?

CreativeBusyHands-Scrapbook Freebies Search said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Do Not Show post on Apr. 16, 2009. Thanks again.

Mrs. Miles said...

Hi Melanie,

THANK YOU for your visit to my blog, and I'm so glad I tracked you back here. Your sentiments on Easter are Oh-So-True. I just posted on our Church Women's blog about this very thing

www.occwomenonline.blogspot.com

THANK YOU for the reminder of what Easter really means and THANK YOU for the wonderful word art. I will truly enjoy using this!

I hope you're having a good week!

♥ Barb

clubiani said...

this is wonderful, thank you so much

Digi Free said...

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