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Monday, December 14, 2015

Our Final 2015 Challenge

It has been a great year here at Heart2Heart!  As 2015 draws to a close, we are going to spring one final challenge on you.  Before we do, though, thank YOU from the bottom of our hearts for stopping by our blog and for playing along with us!  Please leave a comment when you visit this time, even if you don't end up joining us for our final challenge.  We love getting to "see" everyone who stops by.

Our final December challenge to wrap up 2015 is "gifts from the heart."  We know that you're making them this holiday season, and you will inspire others when you link up your projects.  Here is our Design Team's creations to get those creative juices flowing as we finish up 2015.
Heather Jane

May we all experience peace and love during this holiday season and beyond!  Be sure to upload your project for any of our December challenges no later than 12/31.  See you in 2016!  We wish you the best this holiday season!


April said...

I have really enjoyed playing along all year. I set a goal for myself this year to complete every H2H challenge. I have to finish #2 and #3 for December, and then I met my goal! It was an awesome way to stretch my creativity! And, I am really honored to have been a Guest Artist this year as well. I look forward to more challenges next year!

Paige Dolecki said...

April - Thank YOU for joining us and sharing your beautiful artwork this year! Congrats on meeting your goal and I'm looking forward to seeing MORE of your art in 2016!


Allison Kostiuk said...

H2H ladies it has been fun! Sorry I was late, but I added my card to the linky. Wishing you all the best on the design team in 2016! I'll miss you, but I'll try to play along when I can :)

xo Allie

Steve Finnell said...


The controversy of verse John 3:5 is that born of water does not mean water baptism, but means natural childbirth.

John 3:5 Jesus answered, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.(NKJV)

If born of water means natural childbirth, then all babies who die in the womb, all babies who been aborted, and all babies who die in miscarriages would be prevented from entering the kingdom of God. In other words many innocent babies would be cast into hell through no fault of their own.

If born of water means natural childbirth, in other words born of amniotic fluid, then John 3:5 would have to be interpreted "unless one is born of amniotic fluid and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

John 3:5 in relation to other Scriptures makes more sense to be interpreted "unless one is born of water baptism and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

Mark 16:16 "He who believes and is baptized will be saved..(NKJV)

There is no Scripture that states, "He who believes and is born of amniotic fluid will be saved?"

John 3:3 Jesus answered and said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." (NKJV)

Jesus told Nicodemus he needed to be born again to see the kingdom of God. Being born of amniotic fluid is being born the first time, it is not being born again.

Being buried with Christ in water baptism symbolizes death.
In being buried with Christ in water baptism we are literally being spiritually born again. That is the new birth.

Romans 6:3-8 Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? 4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.........8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him,(NKJV)

All men must be born again to enter the kingdom of God.

Being born of amniotic is being born the first time, it not being born again.

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deeps said...

keep the challenge going