Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Challenge #184 - Anything Goes Family Friendly

Welcome back for another WONDERFUL challenge this week.  We're so glad you're here to play along with us, and we look forward to seeing all your sweet creations.  We are SO grateful to have you play along with us. 

This week our word art is from Deuteronomy 30:14, which says "But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it."  If you read verses 11-14, you will understand that what's being said here is that God's word is not far from us.  It's not hidden or far off, it's not in heaven with Him or buried in the sea.  We don't need to go searching to find God or His precious words to us.  He has given us His written word (the Bible) as a gift that will richly bless us and guide us through our lives if we will simply read it and apply it.  He wants us to understand that it isn't a mystery, and that there are no excuses for not reading it and enjoying it.  He made His own precious voice clear and accessible to us (in the Bible).  People have tried to say that "man wrote these words".  Well, that's true in part.  Men did write it; but every word written in the Bible is God-breathed.  It ALL came directly from His mouth.  Our pastor explains it like this.....when he needs to send a letter to someone, he calls his secretary into his office.  He speaks the words that he needs to communicate to someone.  His secretary records the words and types them out.  She then sends the letter to the intended recipient.  Now technically, the secretary has written the letter.  However, they are the direct words of my pastor.  It is no different with the Bible.  God spoke the words He wanted to communicate to us, men recorded them and wrote them down WORD FOR WORD - EXACTLY as God spoke them.  And now, because men recorded these words, we have the blessed, sacred, wonderful words of the Lord Jesus Christ, God the Father, to guide us in every aspect of our lives.  His word is not far from us.  It is a precious gift to us, and we need to read it and study it often.  What a blessing to know that God cared about us enough to leave us His words as a plan to guide our lives.  There's no trial you can face that God hasn't prepared a plan to help us to handle.  His word is very nigh, and it holds everything we need to get us through the trails and tribulations in this life.  AND.....it tells us how to be SURE we are with Him for all eternity.  It is nigh (close and accessible) to bless us.  What a precious gift!

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 altered or digital art (not just limited to cards).  You may link up to five (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 our guidelines.  Let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for your understanding and participation!

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

Here are this week's AMAZING sponsors:
Gloria Shirr, Close To My Heart Consultant
is offering this lovely stamp set
Your Own Kind of Wonderful
to one lucky winner.  Click the link below
to view ALL the lovely CTMH items
Close To My Heart - Gloria Shirr
AND
Moonlighting and Company
is our WONDERFUL Digital Sponsor
this week.  Check out all the LOVELY
digital sheets offered here.  One VERY
lucky person will win a generous
$20 Gift Certificate (excludes custom orders).

AND NOW......Our Lucky Winners!
Crop Stop is SUCH a fun store.  They have
all kinds of great products, and even have
challenges on their blog.  This week, Karen
will be offering TWO embossing folders
from Crop Stop to lucky
Entry #120 - Lilian F.
Iralamija Shop on Etsy
Our Digital Sponsor this week
is the SUPER-ADORABLE
Iralamija Etsy Shop by Beatriz Jennings
I hope you'll take a moment to see
ALL the sweet digital sheets in this
SUPER SWEET shop.  YUMMY....YUMMY!
Entry #130 - Tineke
Has won some for herself!
 
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 to Get You Started
 
JoAnn Atterbury
 Using Stamp from Sponsor, Close To My Heart
 

12 comments:

Natalie said...

So thankful for the inspired Word of God! Beautiful work ladies!

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice work DT

Cynthia said...

Thanks for another challenge and fabulous DT inspiration this week!

Tineke van der Linden said...

Leuk dat ik 1 van de winnaars ben deze week. Dank jullie wel. Ik ga een mailtje sturen.
Groetjes Tineke

Tammy said...

Beautiful creations DT!

D- said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful artwork everyone.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Bunny said...

Very nice DT work. Thank you for God's word every week and for the challenges.

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

Beautiful projects everyone! I am always so blessed to stop by and read (and sometimes re-read) the WAW posts. Thank you for all you do!
Hope you all have a blessed week!

Heather

cghundley said...

Just found your blog
and I added my 4th of
July banner!
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/52846995604209076/
Carla from Utah

Karen said...

Beautiful, beautiful creations from everyone.xx

Kathi said...

Wonderful inspiration by your design team.

Karen asked that I share my card with you this week.

honeybeelane said...

Wow! Thank you so much. You can't imagine how incredibly encouraging this is to me today. Thank you Gloria and Karen.