Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Anything Goes - Weeks #557-558

Welcome back to our FUN challenge blog, Word Art Wednesday.  We're so glad you're here to join in on all the fun.  We have a FABULOUS sponsor, some wonderful inspiration, a brief encouraging devotional, and LOADS of fun waiting for you so let's get started with our new challenge, shall we? 

The Bible scripture used for our beautiful piece of word art is from Isaiah 55:11 and it reads, "So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it".  That's a mouthful for sure, and I'll admit that there are times when some scriptures can seem a bit confusing.  BUT...I will say that we never need to be intimidated by verses (or things) we don't quite understand.  When we read and study God's Word, it is ALL beneficial to us for instruction, training, etc.; and if/when we read and study His word, God is faithful to give us the ability to understand it.  Just take apart this verse a bit at a time and we'll soon see what God has here for us.  First, God reminds us (or at this time, He was reminding Israel; but the same is true for us today) that every word He gives us is true, important and profitable for our lives.  When He says that His words "shall not return to me void", He reminds us that there is a reason for every word, and that each word He has given to us has a specific purpose that will benefit us in some way.  This blesses Him in return because it pleases Him when we HEAR His words, listen and obey His commands, and then He SEES us enjoying the blessings of His teachings.  It truly makes God happy when He watches us USE His precious Word (the Bible) to instruct us and bless us the way He intended for it to do.  You see, the Bible is filled with WONDERFUL teachings and truths that God wants us to learn and apply so that we will be blessed.  Ultimately, He is blessed as we draw closer to Him and reap the benefits of living according to the (perfect) instructions He has left with us.  This world is no joke friends.  It's ROUGH and it has LOTS of challenges and trials along the way.  Just know FOR SURE that God's Word, the Holy Bible, contains EVERYTHING you need to know to live a blessed life.   I really do hope that God's Word is a blessing and encouragement to you.

As always, you are welcome to save the word art to your computer; but you are never required to use it in order to play along or to win in our challenges.  We welcome you to share all of your art with us; remembering that Anything Goes as long as it's family friendly.  This includes any type of altered or digital art (not just limited to cards).  You may link up to five (5) projects each week for a total of ten (10) entries per two-week challenge.  The more you enter, the more you increase your odds of winning.  It is our desire that God's Word will be a blessing and an encouragement to you as we share it.  If you have any questions about the rules, be sure to read the complete list of rules found under our Page tab marked "Challenge Rules".  Because our ultimate goal is to honor God, we have no other choice but to delete any entries that do not adhere to our guidelines.   Please know that this doesn't mean we are judging anyone.  We're not.  We are simply attempting to honor God and follow His rules.  Please let us know if you have any questions about anything; and thank you for your understanding and participation.
                            
Check out our AWESOME sponsor for this challenge:
Our dear friends over at the DARLING store
Pretty Little Studio are sponsoring this challenge
by offering up a special prize.  You will LOVE all
their whimsical and light-hearted images including
papers, digitals, stickers, ephemera and SO much
more.  We hope you will take time to stop by to see
what YOU love at Pretty Little Studio.  You're sure
to find something lovely.  Thank you to everyone
at Pretty Little Studio.  LOTS of great products!



The one and only CAS-ual Fridays Stamps
sponsored our previous challenge.  What a treat!
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps carries the most
wonderful stamps, dies, really cool stencils,
and all sorts of fantastic crafting products to
help you expand your stamp collection and
make something AWESOME.  Be sure to stop
by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps to look around at
their wonderful products.  One very lucky
participant has won a generous $20 gift voucher
to spend at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.  How cool
is that?  Thanks, CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.
It's Entry #22 - Diane Hover

Our Top 3 Honors Go to Our Friends:

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 or Winner's Badge for your blog.
All winners must also email Karen
to claim prize (per the Rules Page).  Thanks!

May God bless all our AWESOME sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much.  We
pray for them, and for God's hand of blessing
upon their businesses.  We're SO grateful.
Here's Some Inspiration to Get You Started:

to view lots of great inspiration from the
talented Design Team at Pretty Little Studio
Using their FABULOUS products.

Our August Guest Designer, Dottie Seubert

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Anything Goes - Weeks #555-556

Welcome back, everyone.  It's time for another awesome challenge here at Word Art Wednesday, and we're SO glad you've chosen to stop by and join us.  We have another lucky winner, an AWESOME sponsor once again, some great inspiration, a brief devotional, and lots of FUN of course.  Let's get started with this awesome new challenge.  Thanks for joining the party, and best of luck in the random draw.

Our beautiful word art scripture is Psalm 52:9 and it reads. "I will praise thee forever, because you hast done it: and I will wait on thy name; for it is good before thy saints".  This psalm was written by David and it's saying that "he will praise thee forever" - David knew that ALL his gifts, strength, provisions, etc. came from God; and he was recognizing this by saying that he will praise Him forever.  David goes on to say that it's "because God hast done it" - meaning that God has proven His faithfulness to David over and over again (proving Himself) which filled David with praise.  David goes on in this verse to say "I will wait on thy name" - because David knew that ALL blessings and provisions came directly by the hand of God Almighty who is the all-sufficient Jehovah who is both eternal and unchangeable.  And finally, the verse says, "for it is good before thy saints", which means that David knew (as we need to know) that it was right and good for him (as for us) to continually anticipate God's continued blessings and provisions for us in our lives.  This unites us with "the saints" - those Christians who have gone before us.  We wait on God's provisions just like those before us have done.  We can fully anticipate God's blessings when we are walking rightly with Him.  He's proven it over and over again....God is faithful.  All we have to do is ASK Him to save us, BELIEVE what He has done, LIVE for Him and PRAISE Him forever.  He's done it before and He will do it again, and again and again...God wants to bless you and to provide for all your needs.  Are you asking God and trusting Him for all your needs?

As always, you are welcome to save the word art to your computer; but you are never required to use it in order to play along or to win in our challenges.  We welcome you to share all of your art with us; remembering that Anything Goes as long as it's family friendly.  This includes any type of altered or digital art (not just limited to cards).  You may link up to five (5) projects each week for a total of ten (10) entries per two-week challenge.  The more you enter, the more you increase your odds of winning.  It is our desire that God's Word will be a blessing and an encouragement to you as we share it.  If you have any questions about the rules, be sure to read the complete list of rules found under our Page tab marked "Challenge Rules".  Because our ultimate goal is to honor God, we have no other choice but to delete any entries that do not adhere to our guidelines.   Please know that this doesn't mean we are judging anyone.  We're not.  We are simply attempting to honor God and follow His rules.  Please let us know if you have any questions about anything; and thank you for your understanding and participation.
                            
Check out our WONDERFUL sponsor for this challenge:
It's the one and only CAS-ual Fridays Stamps
joining us for this challenge.  What a treat!
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps carries the most
wonderful stamps, dies, really cool stencils,
and all sorts of fantastic crafting products to
help you expand your stamp collection and
make something AWESOME.  Be sure to stop
by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps to look around at
their wonderful products.  One very lucky
participant will win a generous $20 gift voucher
to spend at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.  How cool
is that?  Thanks, CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.


AND NOW.......Yet Another Lucky Winner:
HURRAY!  It's the wonderful My Favorite Things
sponsored our last challenge.  We all love MFT.
Be sure to stop by My Favorite Things to see all
the amazing stamps, dies and crafting products
to help you make something special.  There's also
lots of inspiration and some fun challenges on the
My Favorite Things Blog.  One lucky participant
has now won a $25 stored credit to spend
 from our friends over at My Favorite Things.
Our lucky winner of this amazing and generous
prize is Lucky Entry #93 - WendyLynn

Our Top 3 Honors Go to Our Friends:
Entry #15 - Majda

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 or Winner's Badge for your blog.
All winners must also email Karen
to claim prize (per the Rules Page).  Thanks!

May God bless all our AWESOME sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much.  We
pray for them, and for God's hand of blessing
upon their businesses.  We're SO grateful.
Here's Some Inspiration to Get You Started:

Our August Guest Designer, Dottie Seubert


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Anything Goes - Weeks #553-554

Welcome back to Word Art Wednesday for another FUN challenge.  We have another awesome sponsor, a brief devotional, two lucky winners and a Top 3, some great inspiration, and loads of excitement waiting for you all.  Let's jump right in and get started with this new challenge.  We are SO glad you've chosen to join us.
PLEASE NOTE:  If you've not read our Rules Page, you'll want to do so.  Nobody will ever win a prize here at Word Art Wednesday if they don't read and FOLLOW the rules.  That's just out of fairness to everyone.  Someone's number popped up as our winner this week, but they had not followed our rules and I had to pick a different winner.  PLEASE be sure to follow the rules so that you don't "cheat yourself" out of an awesome prize.

Our scripture of focus is Psalm 20:6 and it reads, "Now know I that the Lord saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand".  The Psalmist is saying that he KNOWS the Lord (God, the ONE and ONLY true God) alone can, will, and does SAVE His people when He hears us call on Him.  Yes, God hears YOU.  He hears ME.  God CARES.  He is in Heaven, and yet He hears our cries.  When we cry out to God for help of any kind, He always hears us and reaches us with the "saving strength of his right hand".  God became flesh, came to earth and dwelt among us.  He gave His perfect sinless life as a payment for our shortcomings and paid a debt that we could never pay.  It doesn't matter what your struggles are today.  Call on God and He absolutely WILL meet your needs "with the saving strength of his right hand".  Praise God.

As always, you are welcome to save the word art to your computer; but you are never required to use it in order to play along or to win in our challenges.  We welcome you to share all of your art with us; remembering that Anything Goes as long as it's family friendly.  This includes any type of altered or digital art (not just limited to cards).  You may link up to five (5) projects each week for a total of ten (10) entries per two-week challenge.  The more you enter, the more you increase your odds of winning.  It is our desire that God's Word will be a blessing and an encouragement to you as we share it.  If you have any questions about the rules, be sure to read the complete list of rules found under our Page tab marked "Challenge Rules".  Because our ultimate goal is to honor God, we have no other choice but to delete any entries that do not adhere to our guidelines.   Please know that this doesn't mean we are judging anyone.  We're not.  We are simply attempting to honor God and follow His rules.  Please let us know if you have any questions about anything; and thank you for your understanding and participation.
                            
Check out our WONDERFUL sponsor for this challenge:
HURRAY!  It's the wonderful My Favorite Things
sponsoring this challenge.  We all love MFT.
Be sure to stop by My Favorite Things to see all
the amazing stamps, dies and crafting products
to help you make something special.  There's also
lots of inspiration and some fun challenges on the
person will win a $ prize from


AND NOW.....TWO More Lucky Winners:
The one-of-a-kind AMAZING Seth Apter Designs
was our previous sponsor.  Seth generously offered up
not only one, but two (2) $25 Gift Certificates to
Seth Apter Designs.  How COOL is that?  TWO
lucky participants (always chosen by random draw)
have each won $25 to spend at Seth Apter Designs.
TWO (2) COOL.......Right?
Be sure to stop by Seth Apter Designs to see ALL
the wonderful stamps, stencils, inks, paints and
SO much more.  Thanks, Seth Apter Designs.
Our Lucky Winners Are:
 
Our Top 3 Honors Go to Our Friends:

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 or Winner's Badge for your blog.
All winners must also email Karen
to claim prize (per the Rules Page).  Thanks!

May God bless all our AWESOME sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much.  We
pray for them, and for God's hand of blessing
upon their businesses.  We're SO grateful.
Here's Some Inspiration to Get You Started:

Our July Guest Designer, Beverly Jordan

Cynthia Olheiser
from My Favorite Things


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Anything Goes Weeks #551-552

Here we are at the beginning of yet another AWESOME challenge here at Word Art Wednesday.  As always, we're so blessed to have you join us and we hope that you enjoy your time here.  We have another lucky winner, a brief devotional to encourage you, another FABULOUS sponsor, and some lovely inspiration to get you started.  Let's begin our new challenge.

The Bible scripture of focus is 2 John 1:8 which reads, "Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward".  Let's look into this verse a bit closer to see what it means and how it (like every bit of God's holy Word) can bless our lives today.  First, it says that we must "look to ourselves" which tells us that it is within OUR OWN DOING to choose or reject Christ, the life He offers for following Him, and the fullness of His blessings in Heaven.  The writer of this scripture, John, uses the word "we" because he included himself among those who are tempted by this world.  But let me assure you, as John is doing here, that it is our choice to hold fast to Christ as we go through this life so that we can enjoy the fullness of His blessings now and forever.  There is so much more to enjoy (both today and for all eternity); but we often miss out on God's favor and what He has for us ("things which we have wrought") but it's up to each of us individually to allow God to work in us so that He is glorified through our lives.  Don't miss out of any of the wonderful blessings God has intended for you.  Serve Him always with ALL your heart.  The rewards are eternal.

As always, you are welcome to save the word art to your computer; but you are never required to use it in order to play along or to win in our challenges.  We welcome you to share all of your art with us; remembering that Anything Goes as long as it's family friendly.  This includes any type of altered or digital art (not just limited to cards).  You may link up to five (5) projects each week for a total of ten (10) entries per two-week challenge.  The more you enter, the more you increase your odds of winning.  It is our desire that God's Word will be a blessing and an encouragement to you as we share it.  If you have any questions about the rules, be sure to read the complete list of rules found under our Page tab marked "Challenge Rules".  Because our ultimate goal is to honor God, we have no other choice but to delete any entries that do not adhere to our guidelines.   Please know that this doesn't mean we are judging anyone.  We're not.  We are simply attempting to honor God and follow His rules.  Please let us know if you have any questions about anything; and thank you for your understanding and participation.
                            
Check out our WONDERFUL sponsor for this challenge:
The one-of-a-kind AMAZING Seth Apter Designs
is our sponsor for this challenge.  Seth is offering up
not only one, but two (2) $25 Gift Certificates to
Seth Apter Designs.  How COOL is that?  TWO
lucky participants (always chosen by random draw)
will each win $25 to spend at Seth Apter Designs.
TWO (2) COOL.......Right?
Be sure to sirtop by Seth Apter Designs to see ALL
the wonderful stamps, stencils, inks, paints and
SO much more.  Thanks, Seth Apter Designs.


And Now.....Another Very Lucky WINNER:
The BEAUTIFUL, wonderful, inspiring and
AMAZING Altenew was our sponsor for the
previous challenge.   Altenew is a wonderful
shop is filled with the loveliest stamps, dies,
stencils, inks, etc. to help you create the most
gorgeous art imaginable.  Be sure to stop by the
Altenew Blog for inspiration and the Altenew Shop
for some great shopping.  One lucky person has won
a generous $15 gift certificate to spend at Altenew.
 
Our Top 3 Honors Go to Our Friends:

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 or Winner's Badge for your blog.
All winners must also email Karen
to claim prize (per the Rules Page).  Thanks!

May God bless all our AWESOME sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much.  We
pray for them, and for God's hand of blessing
upon their businesses.  We're SO grateful.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter