Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Challenge #204 - Anything Goes

Welcome back for another great challenge this week here at Word Art Wednesday.  We've been seeing our number of participants growing each week, and we've been making new friends from all around the world.  It's SO encouraging when we get comments from people like you who tell us how the devotionals encourage you, and how much the comments of our Design Team Members mean to you.  Well, please know that your participation in our challenges means that much to us as well.  We are SO blessed to have you play along with us and leave your sweet comments, and we sincerely hope that we are a blessing and encouragement to you each week.  We're SO glad you're here; so WELCOME to new friends and old.

Let's look at this week's word art/scripture file and take it apart piece by piece to learn what each part means.  "For which cause" - Because of God's abounding faith that supports us,  "we faint not" - under ALL the pressures of our present life, "but through our outward man" - our physical body, "perish" - be worn out and brought to dust prematurely by our continual labors and suffering, "yet the inward man" - our soul, "is renewed day by day" - through the power of God we receive new degrees of physical strength.  Let's put that all together and see how this verse sounds using these words.  It comes out sounding something like this......."Because God's abounding faith supports us through ALL the pressures of our present lives, our physical bodies may feel worn out (and as if they may perish early); but our souls (the heart of who we really are) receive new strength each day through the power of God".  No matter how you look at it, this is yet another wonderful and encouraging verse that God has given us to help us realize that when we submit our lives to Him, we will always have the strength and the resources needed to get through any problems the world might give us.  God will NEVER leave us or cause us to go through the dark valleys alone.  He renews us each and every day, and gives our souls the strength and energy we need to get through life's trials.  Being a Christian doesn't mean that life is perfect, or even easy.  But it does mean that God will always be by our side, and that He will always give us what we need to get through life's trials.  By reading and studying God's Word, we receive the strength and knowledge needed to get through life.  By hiding God's Word in our hearts, it helps us to live right; and it draws us closer to God through a personal relationship with Him.  I know that I couldn't get through life's struggles alone.  I rely on the power of God every day of my life; and I hope that you know Him and trust Him to get YOU through the trials that come your way.  What a blessing to have His precious words to guide and encourage us through life, and to know that He will never leave us or forsake 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 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 is this week's word art.  We hope
that it will be a blessing to you.

Here are this week's AMAZING sponsors:
Live and Love Crafts is our AWESOME
sponsor this week.  They carry a wide variety
of crafting and scrapbooking supplies.
One lucky person will receive
a £10 gift certificate to this fun store.
AND
All Dressed Up is our sweet digital sponsor
this week.  One lucky participant will win
their choice of two (2) sweet new digis
from the adorable All Dressed Up!


Lawn Fawn was our ADORABLE sponsor for last
week's challenge.  They're SUCH a cute company.
One lucky winner who gets to pick out one new
stamp set of their choice from Lawn Fawn is
Lucky Entry #207 - Sierra W.
AND
My Artistic Adventures was our sweet
digital sponsor last week, and the person
who has won their choice of some lovely new
collage sheets from My Artistic Adventures
is Lucky Entry #89 - Valerija

May God bless all our amazing sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much!
Here's Some Inspiration to Get You Started

Our October Guest Designer, Tamara Dixon
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15 comments:

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Thank you for blessing us with your beautiful works, DT members.

Tina Z. said...

Congratulations to winners, especially to Valerija!
Great inspiration cards again from DT!

Cathymac said...

Thanks, Karen and Team, for this wonderful challenge and your beautiful samples! God Bless!

Bunny said...

Very nice DT work. Thank you for the challenge.

Sierra Winters said...

I am SO excited to be a winner this week! Thank you so much. I love all the Design Team cards, and welcome to Tamara this month. Her card is beautiful. I love the die-cut background she used. Also, the gals who used the All Dressed Images did a great job as well. Super exciting. Thanks again.
Sierra

Anne Lise Johannessen said...

Thank You to the DT for making such fabulous projects using our images.

It is a pleasure to sponsor you and I do hope you have enjoyed working with our images.

Love and best wishes

Anne Lise, Sponsor Co-Ordinator for All Dressed Up

Granmargaret said...

Thank you for the challenge. Lovely work by the design team.

Granmargaret said...

Thank you for the challenge. Lovely work by the design team.

Migdalia said...

Congrats to all the winners.Wonderful DT inspiration.
Have a blessed day,
Migdalia
Crafting With Creative M

suzARTe said...

Great to be back here again, thanks for another inspiring challenge :)

Diana Lynn Martin said...

Thank you for another fun & inspirational challenge! The DT projects are awesome! Have a great weekend!

Diana ♥
Leelee Card Designs

Donna said...

Beautiful and inspirational projects from the DT ladies.
Thank you for a super challenge.
Blessings and hugs, Donna xx

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Thank you for your wonderful challenges and the awesome inspiration by the DT! I love the wonderful comments of the DT on my blog.

Don't forget - Oct 31, 2015 is the deadline to enter my Blog Challenge. I am having a blog celebration; with lots of prizes. I would love for you to join my celebration. Join as a follower (if not already), comment and add your blog link to Mr. Linky. Everyone is welcome to join. Have a fabulous day! Hugs, Gloria

http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

Susan Kennedy said...

Gorgeous DT Inspiration! Love Karen's.. love the simplicity and the kraft is fantastic! Just love it!! Thanks for another fun challenge!

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

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice work DT