Wednesday, August 29, 2012

It's Time for Challenge #43

This week we are using a scripture regarding prosperity and health.  The first thing that comes to mind for us here at Word Art Wednesday is our dear friend and fellow Design Team Member, Paula Pike.  Some of you may have noticed that Paula has not been able to share her beautiful art with us here for a bit.  Paula is fighting serious illness.  We've missed her art and her sweet fellowship.  But what really stands out to us is that there is a void in our hearts when she is unable to share her art with us.  There is such a deep beauty to her art that allows you to peek into her heart, and to see her love for her precious Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Through our challenge blog, we have met several others who are courageously fighting this battle.  We know that God has brought each of these individuals into our lives for a reason.  It's to help each of us grow as Christians, and to show compassion for others.  Whether it's a Deisgn Team Member, one of our sponsors or their family members, or a fellow crafter/blog participant, it truly weighs on our hearts to know that our friends are having a difficult time.  The blessing that comes through this, however, is the gift of prayer.  We are able to pray for others, trusting and knowing that God hears and answers our prayers.  We want you to know that when you share something with us, and we say "we are praying for you". . . .we REALLY mean it!  We lift you up in prayer, and we are SO grateful to God for allowing us to bless each other through this wonderful and powerful gift called PRAYER.

So, whatever your struggle is - whether physical, spiritual, emotional or otherwise, we really do care about you, and we are praying for you.  If you are able, we would ask that you please lift up Paula in prayer, and ALL THOSE who are struggling.  Just as we pray for you.  What a beautiful gift.  Let's make it our goal this week to encourage others through our art, as well as in our words and actions.

As always, feel free to save this free weekly word/scripture art to your computer. You are welcome to use it in your entry, but not required to do so. As long as you use an encouraging or uplifting sentiment on your project, that is fine. You can also link more than one project each week (up to 5). The more, the merrier. We just hope that God's Word will be a blessing and encouragement to you each week. If you have any questions about the rules, be sure to read the complete list of rules under our page tab for "Challenge Rules".

Our sponsor for this week's Challenge #43 is:
The ADORBALE Fred-She-Said
One lucky winner (selected by Random.org)
will receive a gift certificate to their DARLING store.


The lucky winner of Challenge #42
winning a gift certificate from
Nice Crane Designs
is lucky entry # 29 - Lydia

and....
The lucky winner of
Our Secondary Prize  - this Stamp Set
is #20 - Tina Riley aka "Teen Queen"

 
Congratulations, Lydia and Tina!
And a special word of THANKS to all of our wonderful sponsors,
and may God bless you for your generous support.
Here is this week's beautiful scripture/word art. We hope it will be a blessing to you:




Here is a little inspiration from our Design Team:
 
 
 



 
(Please Pray for Paula - We miss her lovely art)


 

 



 

14 comments:

Tracey Sabella said...

Such a beautiful Word Art!! Congrats to the winners, and love the new blog design!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Shoregirl said...

Thanks so much for inviting me to be a part of Word Art Wednesday as a guest designer this month! I've thoroughly enjoyed working alongside of each of you! Blessings - Shoregirl

Kathy said...

So sorry to hear of Paul's illness...will pray for her. Blessings, Kathy

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love the scripture you featured, and will try to use it in a card. However, I am on a Country Western swing these days. Blessings!

lydiawalker said...

ty for letting me know xxx off to email you know xxx

Mynnette said...

Such a wonderful challenge!!! Thank you for the amazing DT inspiration and for the chance to win--I adore Fred She Said and love using digis! Hope to be back with a digi print, too! :) HUGS!!!

Marjolaine said...

Love your new blog design! :-)

Teresa Arsenault said...

Gorgeous projects from the design team. I hope I can get to this challenge this week.
Blessing hugs,
Teresa

Linda Carson said...

Beautiful artwork using this week's verse ladies! Fabulous new banner too!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Here's entry #2. Blessings!

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Karen, you and your team have done an outstanding job on your art as always. Love the new blog look here. Thanks for all the time you put into this blog. It blesses many people. ~ Abby

meemee48 said...

Thanks for the invitation. This is a wonderful site. I love the Lord and I love rubber stamping. What a blessing to combine the two!

Christine said...

Thank you for sharing a special scripture in such a beautiful digital design. I will pray for Paula....may God bless her with strength and with peace.

Kristine said...

Hi Karen... what gorgeous samples by you and the DT this week! Thank you so much for celebrating our 3rd birthday at SSiC with us. Saying prayers for Paula and her family. Many blessings to you as you continue to minister through this awesome blog!!
~Kris (SSiC)