Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Weeks #549-550 - Anything Goes

Welcome back to Word Art Wednesday.  We hope you're ready for another AWESOME challenge with us.  We have an AMAZING sponsor again this time.  This is the first year we've had sponsorship from Altenew, and we are SO excited to have their generous support.  We feel SO blessed by all the FAB sponsors that God has provided for us.  It's exciting to have such wonderful companies supporting our challenges, and we hope you'll take time to let these awesome companies know how grateful you are for the challenges they sponsor.  It's such a blessing to the entire crafting community.  Well, let's get started with our challenge.

The scripture of focus for this challenge is John 8:36 which says, "If the son therefor shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed".  What do you suppose this means?  Being "free"?  Free of what, exactly?  Well, what I believe it means is that if a person has placed their eternal hope and faith in nothing other than Jesus Christ' sacrifice for us; that means the son (of God - Jesus Christ) has "made you free" from the debt of sin that you (and I) could never pay.  Because we are ALL (each and every human) sinful, we needed a perfect, sinless, spotless sacrifice to pay our debt of sin to make a way for us to reach God the Father in Heaven.  Jesus was the ONLY way to achieve that because He was God in human flesh.  He was perfect in every way.  The awaited Messiah had arrived, and He saved us from our sins.  Praise God.  If we place our faith in the son (Jesus/God), we are FREE from the debt of sin.  God paid our debt IN FULL.  We are FREE INDEED because of what He did for us.  That is real freedom that NO ONE can EVER take from us.  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:
The BEAUTIFUL, wonderful, inspiring and
AMAZING Altenew is our sponsor for this
challenge.  How cool is that?  This 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 will win
a generous $15 gift certificate to spend at Altenew.


And NOW....Here's Another Lucky WINNER:
Stix 2 Anything is an absolutely AWESOME
store.  They are located in the UK, but they ship
everywhere.  Stix 2 Anything carries all the most
amazing adhesives as well as many other FUN
and fabulous products that will boost your
creativity.  One lucky participant has WON
a generous prize package from our friends at
Stix 2 Anything.  Please stop by and check
out Stix 2 Anything and see for yourself all
the great adhesives and mixed media FUN
they have to offer.  Remember, EVERY crafter
needs ADHESIVE, and Stix 2 Anything has
it ALL.  Thank you so much to our friends
at Stix 2 Anything.  The very lucky winner
 
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 June Guest Designer, Heather Mills


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Weeks #547-548 - Anything Goes

WELCOME to Word Art Wednesday, everyone.  We're blessed to have you join us and we're always so very grateful for all who come by to share their amazing cards and art with us here.  God has blessed us with the best sponsors EVER - and they provide all the awesome prizes for our challenges as well as loads of wonderful inspiration.  This challenge is no different, and we have the WONDERFUL Stix 2 Anything sponsoring us with an awesome adhesives prize package for one lucky participant.  Thanks so much for stopping by to join us, and as always, we wish everyone the best of luck in the random draw.  We appreciate you all SO very much.  Be sure to read the rules so that you'll be eligible to win.

The scripture used to create our beautiful word art for this challenge is Psalm 103:13 which says, "Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear Him".  In this verse, the psalmist is comparing a father's love to God's own great love for His children.  In this verse, the word pity is used and it basically just means compassion.  You can think of it this way....when a child is ill, his/her earthly father will not only have the feeling of compassion or pity towards their child; but will also ACT on that feeling.  The words in this verse imply that an action will take place.  The father would never just look at his sick child and FEEL the compassion; but would also take the necessary actions that are needed to nurse that child back to good health.  In much the same way, when God (our all-knowing Heavenly Father) sees us suffering with an illness, a sadness or difficult situation; He not only SEES our need; but He also takes action and does for us what is best.  Much like our parents did when we were little, God is still looking out for us and wants the very best for us when we "fear Him" (acknowledge His holiness).  God will always SEE our need and will also ACT on it to provide precisely what we need.  He does this simply because He loves us and wants us to be blessed in this life so that we are able to fully experience His great JOY and so that we can SHARE that joy as we point others to Him.  I know that God's great love for me is something I truly want everyone to know....today and forevermore.

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:
Stix 2 Anything is an absolutely AWESOME
store.  They are located in the UK, but they ship
everywhere.  Stix 2 Anything carries all the most
amazing adhesives as well as many other FUN
and fabulous products that will boost your
creativity.  One lucky participant will WIN
a generous prize package from our friends at
Stix 2 Anything.  Please stop by and check
out Stix 2 Anything and see for yourself all
the great adhesives and mixed media FUN
they have to offer.  Remember, EVERY crafter
needs ADHESIVE, and Stix 2 Anything has
it ALL.  Thank you so much to our friends
at Stix 2 Anything.  Good luck, everyone!


AND AGAIN......Another Lucky Winner:
Our FABULOUS sponsor for the previous challenge
was Stamp Simply Clear Stamps.  They have been
a blessing to us for several years, and we LOVE
their beautiful high-quality stamps and dies.
One lucky person has won a $20 credit to spend
at Stamp Simply Clear Stamps.  The winner can
choose from the Stamp Simply line of products.
You won't want to miss out on visiting Stamp
Simply to take a look around.  Thank you to our
The lucky $20 winner is......
Entry #18 - Janis in ID
 
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 June Guest Designer, Heather Mills


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Weeks #545-546 - Anything Goes

Welcome by for another FUN challenge here at Word Art Wednesday.  We're always SO glad to have you join us and we have another awesome challenge waiting for you.  There's a lucky prize winner to be announced (below), a brief devotional to encourage you, another awesome sponsor, and lots of great inspiration to get you started.  Thanks for choosing to share your talents with us.  We really appreciate you taking the time to play along with us.

Our Bible scripture for this challenge is 2 Timothy 2:4 and it reads, 'No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please Him who hath chosen him to be a soldier".  (KJV) This verse is very simply stating the fact that when a soldier is trained for battle, he will always keep his primary focus on the war (or his current mission).  The soldier doesn't allow himself to be distracted by the goings on around him (the political climate, social issues, etc.).  The trained solider is always ready to approach the mission at hand with intense focus and dedication.  In this verse, Timothy is comparing the prepared soldier to those doing the Lord's work.  When we set out to serve God, we need to be well prepared (like a soldier); and we do this through studying God's Word (the Bible) and by living for His purpose which is sharing the Gospel of Christ.  We shouldn't be distracted by the things going on around us.  Satan, our enemy, will always try to put obstacles in our way.  Our focus must always remain on Christ, and we must always remember that our ultimate goal is to point others toward Him.  You see, the things of this world will fade away in the end.  The ONLY thing that will matter is each individual person's relationship with God.  That's why it's so important that we not be swayed by the world.  We each need to keep our ultimate focus on God and our individual responsibility to point others to Him.  This world is not our eternal home.  It has NOTHING eternal to offer us.  Let's each make a commitment to focus on God and to helping others find Him before it's too late.  Eternity is a VERY LONG TIME.  Where will you spend your eternity?  Are you focused?  Keep your eyes on Jesus and don't be distracted by this world.  The results are Heavenly.

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:
Our FABULOUS sponsor for this challenge is
offering one lucky person a $20 credit to spend
at Stamp Simply Clear Stamps.  They carry
their own amazing line of stamps and dies
among many other products.  You won't want
to miss out on visiting Stamp Simply to take a
look around.  Thank you to our friends at
Stamp Simply Clear Stamps for their support.


AND NOW.......Yet Another Lucky WINNER:

The one and only Lawn Fawn Stamps
was our previous challenge sponsor.
Lawn Fawn carries a wide variety of high-
quality ADORABLE dies and stamps.  One
lucky person has won a generous $20 gift
certificate to spend at Lawn Fawn.  That's a
real treat considering they have SO many great
stamps and dies in their AMAZING shop.
Thanks for your support, Lawn Fawn.
Our lucky winner is
 
Our Top 3 Honors Go to Our Friends:
Entry #20 - Stefi

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