Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Challenge #286-287 - Anything Goes

Welcome back by the Word Art Wednesday Challenge Blog.  We are so glad you've chosen to stop by to join us.  We have THREE awesome sponsors for this challenge, one very lucky winner from our last challenge, a lovely new piece of free word art (Matthew 5:6) for you to save and use if/as desired, our Top 3 Honors, and just SO much fun planned for you all.  So, let's just get started with this fun new challenge, shall we?

As we think about the scripture from our new word art (Matthew 5:6), we are reminded that our Lord, Jesus Christ; God in human flesh came to earth and dwelt among us as a man, and He experienced physical human needs, such as his need for water (most especially following His time in the wilderness).  But God reminds us here that even greater than our physical need to quench human thirst, there should be inside of each saved person an even stronger desire (a deeper thirst) for the love, knowledge, fellowship and eternal surety found only in Him.  Even Jesus Himself recognized this much deeper spiritual need that should lie in each of our hearts; most especially as we reflect on the fact that this world (earth) is not our home.  Earth (the lives we live here) is only a temporary resting place on our way to an eternal destination (either with Him in Heaven, or separated from Him forever in a literal Hell) for each of us dependent upon our relationship with Him.  Please ponder this truth: Eternity is a very long time to be wrong, or to be stubborn about.  It's not just "a myth" or even a mystery for that matter.  It's a simple choice.  Eternity (forever and ever) rejoicing in Heaven with Him, or eternity separated from him forever in Hell (burning, falling, gnashing of teeth, pain and misery with no end).  Contrary to what Hollywood and others would like us to believe, there simply aren't "many roads that lead to the same place", my dear friends.  Make no mistake that God's Word is real, it is true, and it is the final authority (He is the final authority).  We know that EVERY knee shall bow and EVERY tongue WILL confess that Jesus Christ is God and LORD.  Have you been thirsting for God lately?

As always, you are welcome to save the free scripture/word art file to your computer, but are never required to use it in order to play along in our challenges.   We welcome you share your all 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 as we share it. 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.  Please know that this doesn't mean we are judging anyone.  We're simply attempting to honor God and follow His rules.  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 our AWESOME sponsors for this challenge:
Lawn Fawn is such a fun company.  They
carry adorable stamps, dies and more.  They
even have a fun challenge on their blog.
Check out Lawn Fawn and all they have to
offer.  One person will win an 8x8 paper pad
and a new stamp set from Lawn Fawn.
AND
All Dressed Up is our digital sponsor for this
challenge.  They carry the sweetest digital images
in their lovely Etsy shop.  One lucky person will
win their choice of some sweet new images.
AND
His Grace Works is a new sponsor for us.
I really encourage you to check out this
AWESOME shop that carries many different
Planning Pages to help you organize both
your personal and spiritual life.
One lucky person will win a $15 gift
certificate to spend at His Grace Works 
I do hope you will check out this lovely shop.

AND NOW......One VERY Lucky Winner:
Simon Says Stamp is  your one-stop place for ALL
the latest and greatest scrapbook and card-making
supplies.  They have everything you could ever want
for scrapbooking, card-making, and SO much more.
One very lucky person has won a generous $25 Gift
Certificate to spend at this WONDERFUL store.
One VERY lucky randomly-selected person has
won a $25 Gift Certificate from our friends, and
primary sponsor this year, Simon Says Stamp.
That lucky person will get to spend $25 at
Simon Says Stamp HOWEVER they choose!
That's Lucky Entry #209 - Birgit

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #44 - Shoregirl/Esther
Entry #179 - Greta H.
Entry #238 - Dottie S.

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 Badge for your blog.  All winners
must also email us per the Rules Page.

May God bless all our AWESOME sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much!
AND NOW.....Here's some inspiration to get you started:

Karen Letchworth

11 comments:

Esther Asbury said...

Thanks for picking my card as one of your top three!! What an honor! I enjoy linking up here, and also enjoy using the free Scripture Word Art you give away! Thanks for the link up and the free printable!

Gail said...

Thank you for the devotional scripture and new challenge - the DT did a great job - thanks for sharing with us - blessings

Greta said...

Thanks so much for the Top 3 pick--what a shock! Congrats to the others, too!

Greta said...

Thanks so much for the Top 3 honor!

Joyce Casaldi said...

I'm so glad Tricia invited me over, what a lovely blog and fun challenge!

Cynthia said...

Congrats to the winners! Thanks for the Word Art Scripture and DT inspiration.

Bunny said...

Thank you for another challenge.

Shabby Crafts said...

Beautiful DT cards

Beth F. said...

Gorgeous creations by the DT as always! Thank you for another challenge!

Fiki said...

wonderful inspiration projects from team!

Granmargaret said...

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