Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Challenge #47 - Double Prize Week

We are just blown away each week by all the gorgeous creations that you share in our challenges.  We appreciate each and every piece of art linked in our challenges, and we thank you for sharing them.  We encourage you to share even more this week (up to five entries per week).  Anything you post on your blog this week, just think about Word Art Wednesday, and link it here.  It blesses us, and it reminds us to pray for you.  Thank you for allowing us to peek into your lives, and to be involved in praying for you and sharing in the load of your burdens.  The fellowship we share is such a blessing, and we hope you will trust us with the things that burden your hearts because we truly do care about each of you.

Our verse for this week is 1 Peter 5:7 "Casting all your care upon Him: for He careth for you."  What this means is, literally, that it truly matters to the Lord what happens to you.  He cares when you have a tooth ache, when your car breaks down, when your loved ones are sick, or when you're feeling "down in the dumps".  His Word tells us to cast that burden, or lay those worries, ON HIM because He truly cares.  And.....He alone is the only One who can change your circumstances.  What a wonderful comfort to know this when we're experiencing life's struggles.  We are NEVER alone in life's troubles.  He doesn't expect, or even want, us to carry them alone.  He actually enjoys carrying them for us.  Praise God that we serve a Savior who makes it SO real.

We encourage you this week to put this beautiful promise into practice.  Whatever is burdening your heart, we encourage you to simply lay it at His feet, ask Him to handle it, and then TRUST that HE WILL deal with it for you.  Watch and see what God does for you.  It will AMAZE you!

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".
Here is this week's free scripture/word art file. We hope that it will be a blessing to you.



The lucky random winner of a gift certificate
from last week's sponsor
Isabella's Sketchbook
is Entry # - 37 - Teri S

Special thanks to Isabella for so graciously
sharing her beautiful art as a prize.

This week, we have TWO sponsors.
First, our primary sponsor is:
Check out her darling images.
 
And our secondary sponsor is Karen Christensen
who has donated a 50% off coupon for her
gorgeous hand-made stick pins in Karen's Darling Etsy Shop.

Congratulations to our lucky winner for Week #46, Teri,
and a special word of thanks to ALL who entered!

And now, here's a little bit of inspiration from our Design Team:
 
 
Bernadette, Our September Guest Designer
This is Bernadette's last week with us, and we have
SO enjoyed her art.  We hope you will stop by her blog to
thank her for sharing with us.  Wasn't her art lovely?
 


 

Please pray for Wendy.  She is taking a week off
to take care of some personal matters,
and we wish her all the best.

 
 
 


Using a Daydream Designs image
and a Sweet-n-Sassy die-cut set.
  
 

3 comments:

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

There is so much woundedness in the world today! If only everyone knew the healing that is available for us in God's Word and promises! Patsy from
HeARTworks and
papemelroti

Karen H said...

Absolutely lovely DT creations, as always! :o) Such beautiful words to accompany this week's challenge. This is a Scripture I say every day, for there are always things to give Him! The beauty and security in serving such a loving God! :o)

Hugs and blessings!

Mamma Mia said...

Thank you to the DT for such gorgeous inspiration! Helen x