Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Challenge #124 - Anything Goes

Welcome, friends!  We had another AMAZING challenge last week, and we PRAISE GOD for all the ways He continues to bless us.  It was wonderful receiving your comments and finding out where you live, and a little bit about your lives.  We are so grateful for each of you, and we truly appreciate the art you share.  It will be fun seeing what you come up with this week, and we wish you all luck in the random draw.  You're ALL winners in our book, and we thank you for being a part of this challenge blog because we couldn't do it with you and the beautiful art you share.

This week, our word art is found in Psalm Chapter 17 and verse 15.  It tells us that when we "awake"; which is referring to the time when we see Him face to face in Heaven, we will eternally behold His face and we will be in his likeness.  Sometimes in life, it upsets us when we see prosperity in those who aren't living for the Lord.  We need to remember that their seemingly "wonderful lives" (their treasures) are only going to be enjoyed in this temporary life.  Yes, we will all struggle.  But our reward is eternal.  When we keep our focus on His face and His goodness towards us, and we continue to live for Him, He is storing up true treasures for us in Heaven.  We need to behold thy face (keep our eyes steadily fixed on Him every day), and we need to be satisfied in whatever situation He has us.  This life we live is temporary.  His kingdom is eternal.  Just praise Him in your circumstance, and hold fast to the beauty of His promises.  Those who have placed their trust in what Jesus Christ did on the cross will awake one day in Heaven and be like Him, and will behold His face and praise Him eternally in a place that has no troubles, no worries, no stress, no problems.  Life's blessings, as well as life's struggles, are temporary.  We need to keep our focus on God's promises of an eternity with Him.  Those are the things that really matter.

As always, you are welcome to save this week's free scripture/word art file to your computer, but are not required to use it in order to play along in our challenges.   We welcome you share 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 art (not just limited to cards).  You may link up to 5 projects each week. 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 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".  Because our ultimate goal is to honor God, we have no other choice but to delete any entries that do not adhere to these guidelines.  Let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for your understanding and participation!

Here's this week's beautiful scripture/word art file.
We hope that it will be a blessing to you!
Here are this week's AMAZING sponsors:
Verses Rubber Stamps is offering one winner
$20 to spend on the stamps of their choice.
Check out the amazing Verses Rubber Stamps
AND
The very adorable Deedee's Digis is offering
one of our entrants three (3) sets
of choice from their lovely on-line store.
Click here to browse Deedee's Digis

And now....
Here are our VERY lucky winners:
The winner of one free stamp set
from the lovely Docerela Stamps
is Entry #35 - Kailash
AND
The lucky person who has won a seat in a 
My Creative Classroom course of their choice
 is Entry #187 - Jen Young
AND
The winner of this
October Afternoon Thrift Shop Stamp Set
is Entry #199 - Rozy Smith
Please email me with your mailing address.

May God bless all our amazing sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much!
Here's some inspiration from our Design Team
Our March Guest Designer, Sandra Carey
Using Deedee's Digis Image Fluttering By
Lori Ulrich
Using Deedee's Digis Cup of Joy Image
Using Deedee's Digis My Life Is Blessed Image 
Using Deedee's Digis Sunflower Image
Using Deedee's Digis Whole Latte Love Images


14 comments:

DIANA L. said...

Thanks for the fun challenge. Great Design Team inspiration
DIANA L
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Am back ... and waht blessing to see the word still going forth here.. and great work by DT and what a special verse this is.. "for we shall be like Him for we shall see Him as He is", as John says in his epistle ..


..and thought of the verse Paul wrote to the Corinthians as read your post about not comparing ourselves with out .. he that compares himself with himself us not wise.. or more fully in 2 Cor. 10:12
" For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise."
every blessing, Shaz in Oz.x

kbrandy4 said...

Wonderful DT creations and inspiration! Thank you for the opportunity to join in your challenges!
Hugs, Hazel xx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Congrats to winners
gorgeous presentation from DT
and amazing word
Hugs and blessings to all
please pray tommorow for me
thanks
Tamara

Susan Carol said...

What a wonderful and encouraging post. God has been speaking to me about this and its so wonderful to have to more and more confirmed. Thank you!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Blessings!

Kailash said...

Thanks Karen and team for my win:-)You are all so inspiring every week with your beautiful creativity and lovely verses:-)!!

D- said...

Thank you sponsors!
DT thank you for sharing your beautiful crafty goodness.
Congrats to all the winners.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly

Karen said...

Thank you for another encouraging post, filled with words of Truth and beautiful creations. It is a blessing to play along! Thank you for the inspiration and wonderful challenge home. :o)

Hugs and blessings,
Karen

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Karen, I look forward to WAW posts and reading the wonderful devotional for each week's verse! How precious indeed! Yes, this is not our eternal home, and someday when we awake, we will be made whole and like our precious Savior. I've been listening to Kristyn Getty's wonderful song this last week, "Draw Me Ever Nearer" that really resonates for me in the last line, "With Your likeness may I wake." Thank you, Karen!

Mynn xx said...

THANK YOU for another chance to link up and all the gorgeous inspiration from the DT! :) Mynn xx

Bunny said...

What beautiful, creative projects from the DT. Thank you for the challenge.

Jen said...

Wow!! How cool!! Thank You for picking me to win this class... not sure what I need to do, but I am very happy to be chosen!! Thanks again for a great challenge!! Everyone did an awesome job with their project.

Aloha,
Jen

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, I am so honoured to have been chosen as one of the Winners. Thank you so much. Congrats also to my fellow winners. Also thank you to the wonderful sponsors. Thank you for hosting such wonderful challenges and for the design team’s inspirational creations. I will display my badge with pride in my sidebar.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}