Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Challenge #145 - Anything Goes

Welcome back, everyone!  It's been a busy week, and a good one at that.  God continues to answer prayer and to bless this little challenge blog with His goodness and provision, and we are so incredibly grateful.  Look out, world!  There are no limits to what God can do.  (Romans 8:31)
 
Our focus scripture this week is Colossians 1:27 and it speaks of "this mystery among the Gentiles".  For those who know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, it isn't a "mystery" at all; but rather, it is our everything.  But we all know those who simply don't get it.  They can't wrap their heads around how incredibly simple and wonderful true salvation really is.  People want to attach other rituals to their salvation.  Many are still confused about "this mystery".  But for those who have completely trusted their eternal salvation to Jesus Christ, God in human flesh - the complete and final sacrifice for our sinfulness - there is no mystery.  Jesus Christ living in us really IS the hope and glory this verse talks about. In Old Testament times, before Jesus Christ came to fulfill the great commission, this mystery (the indwelling of the Holy Spirit) could only be explained through divine revelation.  But, praise God, we have the rest of the story, and the "mystery" has been revealed.  All we need to do now is to accept what Jesus Christ did for us on the cross.  That's it.  We don't have to attach ANYTHING else to it.  Aren't you grateful for what He has done for us?
 
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 (dark images, etc.).  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 AWESOME sponsors:
The very lovely Classy Cards 'N Such
is generously offering one lucky person
a $15 gift certificate to their store
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Classy Cards 'N Such
AND
Your Next Stamp is a SUPER fun shop
that carries stamps, dies, and SO much more
One person will win a $20 gift certificate
to Your Next Stamp

AND NOW......Here are our WINNERS!
The lucky winner of either
2 mounted or 4 unmounted rubber stamps
of her choice from the lovely
Heart & Soul Rubber Stamps is
Entry #28 - Karen C.
AND
The winner this week of three (3)
images of her choice from Robyn's Fetish
is Lucky Entry #108 - Beth F.

 WINNERS:  Please email Karen THIS WEEK
to claim your prize!  Thanks.
May God bless all our amazing sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much!
Here's Some Inspiration From Our Design Team

12 comments:

D- said...

Beautiful artwork done by women with beautiful giving hearts. God bless each of you, your families and your friends. Thank so much for sharing your creativity.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Diana Lynn Martin said...

Once again, breathtaking DT creations! Thank you for another fun & inspirational challenge! God bless!

Diana ♥
Leelee Card Designs

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Thank you for sharing His word throughout the world in this marvelous creative venue. Blessings!

Beth F. said...

Thank you so much for all of the amazing inspiration and for choosing me as one of the winners! I set you and email!

Tina H said...

Such beautiful creations by the DT! Thank you for the lovely project inspiration. I hope you all have a wonderful day :)

Susan Kennedy said...

Always such stunning creations from the DT! LOVE Heather's gorgeous creation! Love the different colored flowers.. those butterflies are fantastic! Just gorgeous!! Love it! Thanks for another fun challenge!

- Susan
{Scrap A Thousand Words}
Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

Gail said...

Thank you for another message - for the DT creations and for the lovely challenge - Kudos to the DT - great creations - have a blessed week!

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice work DT

Paula Jennings said...

HELP!! Last week I wasn't able to get the linky working and I went to inLinkz help and followed some special instructions and got it working. Now I have something to enter to challenge #145 and I can't get it working for anything. My blog link is http://preciouspagesbypaula.blogspot.com/2014/08/a-bit-of-art-journaling-quotes-and.html

Paula Jennings
NeedTime4Kroppin@aol.com

Would it be possible for you to add the link for me?

Thanks!

Paula Jennings said...

I am having awful trouble with the computer I am using. It's old and running Vista and is not compatible with the InLinkz. Last week I got some special instructions and it worked. Today NOTHING I have tried is working. Would it be possible for someone to enter the link for me? It is http://preciouspagesbypaula.blogspot.com/2014/08/a-bit-of-art-journaling-quotes-and.html

Paula Jennings
NeedTime4Kroppin@aol.com

Thanks so much!

Bunny said...

Beautiful cards, as always. I don't know why y'all don't use some of them as prizes. Some of us would love to have one as they are always so nice. Thanks for the challenge.

Paula Jennings said...

thanks so much for getting that linky added for me Karen! Hopefully I will be able to get my other computer fixed soon.