Welcome back, everyone, and thanks so much for joining us. We're all set for another great challenge and we're always super excited to have you ALL play along with us. The more, the merrier. We do our best to get to everyone's blogs; but if we do miss yours, please know that we are always SO super grateful for each and every piece of art linked to our gallery. We wouldn't have a challenge blog if it weren't for fabulous artist like each of YOU who share your creations in our link-up. We consider you ALL winners, and we're always super grateful to have you share your talents with us.
Our scripture for this challenge is Jeremiah 15:16 and it reads, "Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of my heart: for I am called by thy name, oh Lord God of hosts". Yum! I love to devour God's word. Let's take a look at what this verse is telling us....or at least my best interpretation of it. The first section reads, "thy word was found". That's clearly the first step. We have to FIND it, open it, and STUDY it. There's NO other book or publication (none whatsoever) that "completes" God's Word or "adds value" to it. It is COMPLETE, PERFECT, and filled with words to bless your lives and guide us toward the blessed life He wants for each of us. It next tells us that once it has been "found" and studied, "it was unto me the joy and rejoicing of my heart". That's a beautiful and encouraging thought. We don't always need food to comfort us, alcohol, drugs, entertainment, crutches, etc. to fulfill what our bodies truly need. Opening and enjoying God's Word gives us much greater joy than ANYTHING this world has to offer. The reason why is because the JOY we get from God and His precious word is permanent and lasting. The "joys" of this world (of the flesh) are only temporary and can't ever provide us the true inner joy and peace we seek. Finally, the verse reads, "for I am called by the name, o Lord God of hosts". God has called each of us to follow Him. Where do YOU find your joy? If it's in anything other than Jesus Christ, it won't last forever. Eternity is a LONG time. Today is the perfect day to decide where you want to spend your eternity. He's calling YOUR name, and He longs to give you the joy and rejoicing of your heart.
As always, you are welcome to save the word art to your computers; but you are never required to use it in order to play along in our challenges or to win. We welcome you to share your all your art with us; remembering that Anything Goes as long as it's family-friendly, and uses an encouraging or uplifting sentiment. 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 encouragement to you as we share it. If you have any questions about the rules, be sure to read the complete list of rules under our page tab for "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 the guidelines. Please know that this doesn't mean we are judging anyone. We're simply attempting to honor God and follow His rules. Let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for your understanding and participation.
Check out our WONDERFUL sponsor for this challenge:
Our friends over at The Project Bin
are sponsoring this challenge. They
carry many sweet stamps sets, die-cuts,
and all sorts of great sets to help you
create something FUN. One lucky person
will win a $15 credit to spend over at
The Project Bin. That's awesome! We
hope you'll stop by The Project Bin to
look around. Thanks so much, Denise.
AND NOW......Another Lucky WINNER:
Our Friends at Really Reasonable Ribbon were
our previous sponsor. We do hope you'll stop by
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only every ribbon and trim imaginable, but also
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You won't want to miss Bonnie's Tutorials on the
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always lots of great inspiration there, along
with the monthly Blog Hops (starting on the
13th of each month) and info about sales, etc.
Please stop by often for lots of great ideas and
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One lucky person has won the October AND
November Ribbon Club Assortments from our
friends at Really Reasonable Ribbon. How cool
is that? Thanks so much, Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Our lucky winner is
Entry #28 - Elizabeth H.
Our Top 3 Honors Go to Our Friends:
Entry #74 - Bonnie G.
Entry #107 - Cynthia O.
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.