Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Anything Goes - Weeks #563-564

Welcome back to Word Art Wednesday.  We hope you're ready for another super FUN challenge, and we're beyond grateful for your willingness to participate and share your wonderful art with us.  We have another awesome challenge ready for you all, so let's jump right in and get started.

The Bible verse where we got this beautiful word art is Romans 10:15b which says, "How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things".  This verse is reminding us that we have a responsibility to pray for pastors, evangelists and missionaries.  Really, it's our job to pray every day for those who don't know the Lord as their Savior; and in turn to also pray for those who have dedicated their lives to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others.  When our middle daughter felt the calling to become a missionary and ended up marrying Nathan at Bible College; we knew that we'd have to make some difficult sacrifices.  It's not easy having our children and grandchildren living on the other side of the world.  However, we praise God because we know that He has said "how beautiful are the feet of them" and we know that His hand of mercy and protection is upon them as they go.  Each of us can be a missionary right where God has placed us.  If you can't physically GO, then be sure to PRAY for missions and missionaries, and for ALL those who bring the Good News of Jesus to others.  Each of us can pray and each of us can praise God for those God has called to His service.  Always remember that YOU are an important part of God's work and that your prayers matter.  Let's each do our part to support those who are bringing glad tidings of good things to others.  Remember, "the fervent prayers of a righteous man availeth much" and YOU can support missions and the spreading of the Gospel simply by praying.  We encourage you to be a part of what God is doing.  The results 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 AWESOME sponsor for this challenge:
is our sponsor once again.  Hurray!  You're
sure to LOVE their amazing stamps, dies,
and products galore.  One lucky person will win
a gift certificate to spend at Stamp Simply.  We
hope you'll take some time to visit Stamp Simply.

AND NOW...........Our LUCKY Winner:

HURRAY!  Newton and has his "Staff" over at
Newton's Nook sponsored our last challenge.
This AMAZING store filled with the darling
stamps, dies, stencils and so much more was our
wonderful sponsor.  One lucky person has won
a generous $20 gift certificate to spend at the
one-and-only Newton's Nook.  How exciting!
It's Entry #129 - Karen Ladd

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:

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Anything Goes - Weeks #561-562

It's time for another FUN challenge here at Word Art Wednesday and we're SO glad you're able to join us.  We have so many awesome things to share with you and we're super excited to have you here to link your art with us.  WOW, y'all are so super talented and we enjoy seeing the wonderful and creative cards and projects you share here each week.  Your art is a blessing to us, and we sure hope that you enjoy playing along here.  We're very grateful to have you with us at Word Art Wednesday because we truly care about you.  Our hearts' greatest desire is for everyone to come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.  We hope that our art reflects to you the great love that God has for each of us, and that it's an encouragement to you as you create and share your art in return.

God has surely given each of us talents.  We see your talents each time you link up a card in our gallery.  As children of God, our art should reflect something about our lives.  Our handiwork should reflect His goodness.  So, when I found myself in a creative slump this week; it made me have to take a good hard look at myself and ask the question of why my art wasn't reflecting His beauty.  While I go about figuring out this mystery, I bring myself to the throne of God.  I think of the verse that says, "draw nigh to God and He will draw nigh unto thee".  It caused me to remember that when I'm struggling, it's NOT because God has gone anywhere.  It's because I've done something wrong, or because I've moved away from my fellowship with Him.  I guess my point is that we can't allow our moments of sadness, stress or...whatever it is to interrupt our fellowship with God.  Just by talking openly and honestly with Him, I can quickly resolve my issues.  God doesn't want for us to worry or stress.  He tells us to simply "cast it on Him because He cares for us".  Wow, what a joy it is to know that.  Yes, I got a bit off topic here from the actual scripture used on our word art; but the message stays the same.  God absolutely WILL preserve us.  He'll keep us and bless us here on earth when we're struggling, AND He will keep and bless us for all eternity.  It's not about "religion", it's about a REAL relationship and a REAL fellowship with God.  If you've never made it personal, I highly suggest that you let today be the day that you call on Jesus for everything.  He's the only One and the only Way.  Go ahead and talk with Him today, surrender it all and put your eternal trust in Him alone.  You'll never regret it and you'll be eternally blessed.

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:

HURRAY!  Newton and has his "Staff" over at
Newton's Nook are sponsoring this challenge.
This AMAZING store filled with the darling
stamps, dies, stencils and so much more is our
wonderful sponsor.  One lucky person will win
a generous $20 gift certificate to spend at the
one-and-only Newton's Nook.  How exciting!


AND NOW......Another Lucky Winner:
Hurray!  Gina K. Designs was our sponsor for the last
challenge and they offered up a very generous $25
gift card to spend at their AWESOME store.
Gina k. Designs carries SO many gorgeous
Background Stamps, special collections,
Mini Stamp Sets and SO much more.
You can also see lots of great inspiration on the
Gina k. Designs Blog.  Special thanks to
Gina K. Designs for their generous support.
Our lucky winner of this FABULOUS prize
is Entry #137 - Greta H.

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:

From the Newton's Nook Design Team here's
Debbie Owens using Newton's Mug Stamp Set

And here's one from Diane Morales

And this from Zsofia Molnar of the Newton's Nook DT
using Happy Howl-oween Stamp Set as well as the


And Now....From Our Design Team
Here's Dottie Seubert, our Guest Designer


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Click here to enter

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Anything Goes - Weeks #559-560

Welcome back to Word Art Wednesday for another fun new challenge, everyone.  As always, we've got lots of fun things planned and we're SO glad you've chosen to stop by and be a part of all the excitement for this two-week period.  As a Christian woman, I want to openly and honestly say to EVERY PERSON who stops by this challenge blog that I SEE you.  I am not a perfect person - not even close.  Please know that there is no judgement here...ever.  I/we appreciate you all, and we recognize that we each and every one of us has struggles and issues in life.  Here at Word Art Wednesday, we just want you to know that we all need to love and support each other and that's our goal.  In a world of perfectly imperfect people, we just want you to have a safe, fun place to share ALL your art and to know that there is a great loving God who cares about YOU.

The beautiful word art for this challenge was created using the verse 3 John 1:4 which says, "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth".  This is such a true and beautiful statement.  As a parent, I want lots of things for my kids (dreams, goals, happiness, joy, etc.) but PRAISE GOD my greatest joy in life is knowing that my children love the Lord and are living for Him and walking with Him.  In short, I have the great joy of knowing they are walking in truth (the truth of Jesus Christ).  We often get caught up in all the other stressors happening in our lives and our children's lives; but our focus MUST always remain in getting our children (and loved ones) to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and to know that "they walk in truth".  The enemy, Satan, will throw daggers at our children and try to lure them into sin.  It's important to entrust our children to God, to pray for them every day, and to talk with them about life and what is truly important to know in life.  Yes, it's A LOT.  Parenting isn't for whimps.  That's for sure.  God's Word is very clear in what it teaches.  Just know that God will always give you the strength, wisdom, and direction you need to raise your children for His glory - IF you seek Him.  Be 100% sure about where you're going when you leave this world; and be very sure you've communicated this very clearly with your children and loved ones.  Just like WE have no greater joy when our children walk in truth, God has no greater joy when He sees US walk in His truth.

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:
Hurray!  Gina K. Designs is our sponsor for this
challenge and they are offering up a very generous $25
gift card to spend at their AWESOME store.
Gina k. Designs carries SO many gorgeous
Background Stamps, special collections,
Mini Stamp Sets and SO much more.
You can also see lots of great inspiration on the
Gina k. Designs Blog.  Special thanks to
Gina K. Designs for their generous support.


AND NOW.....Another Lucky Winner:
Our dear friends over at the DARLING store
Pretty Little Studio sponsored our last 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. Special thanks to everyone
at Pretty Little Studio.  Our lucky winner is

Our Top 3 Honors Go to Our Friends:
Entry #93 - Dreja

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:

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter