Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Anything Goes - Weeks #336-#337

Welcome to Word Art Wednesday!  It's time for another fabulously fun challenge, and we're SO glad you've stopped by to join us.  We have a beautiful (free) digital scripture/word art file for you, a brief devotional, two lucky winners, two more amazing prizes up for grabs, and lots of inspiration.  Sounds like fun, right?  Well, let's get started!

Our word art for this challenge focuses on Psalm 48:14 which says, "For this God is our God for ever and ever: He will be our guide even unto death".  As you probably know, we live in a temporary world.  All that we possess will one day be gone.  If we purchase 100 acres of land, it's "ours" for a time; perhaps for many generations.  But nonetheless, it will one day be gone and no longer "ours".  Likewise, a king who receives his crown and places it upon his head will one day no longer have his crown.  Even our graves (burial places) are not eternal.  Everything around is temporary.  The one, and only, thing that is eternal is our God and His eternal promises.  Not even death can put an end to His love for us.  In fact, death is just the beginning of an eternal relationship with Him for those who have called upon His name for their salvation.  The word "guide" in this verse literally means that He wants to be our source of instruction to show us the way.  If we were taking a tour or trip in a strange land, we would want a guide to show us the way.  Life is most certainly a journey in a strange land.  God wants to be our guide in every minute of every day of our lives.  But often times, we treat God (and our relationship with Him) far too casually, and we call on Him only when we need something.  God wants to be our guide (our friend, our way) in every situation.  We will benefit greatly by allowing Him to be our guide....every moment, every day of our lives.  But how do we do this?  We must LISTEN to Him (like we would a tour guide) by reading and studying His word, listening to sermons from qualified pastors, talking with Him (remain in a spirit of prayer all day long), and then applying His instruction to our lives.  These things will make our journey in this strange land much easier to handle.  But the real joy in this verse is surely the fact that NOTHING will ever separate us from our God and His love for us.  As this verse tells us, death is not the end of God's promises; it's only the beginning.

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, for a total of ten (10) entries per two-week challenge. 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:
The Project Bin is a lovely store
that carries adorable stamp sets
to help you create something fun!
One lucky person will win a
$15 Gift Certificate to
The Project Bin.

Our friends at Stix 2 Anything are
offering a FABULOUS prize package
of adhesives and goodies.  This is an
AMAZING store that carries everything
you'll need in the way of adhesives as
well as a bit of EVERYTHING crafty
and fun.  We hope you'll
Check out Stix 2 Anything

AND NOW.....Two Lucky Winners:
We wereTHRILLED to have the amazing
Pink & Main as our sponsor for the last
challenge.  We hope you will stop by
to see all the AMAZING stamps, dies,
embellishments and more that this shop
carries.  One lucky person has won a
generous $20 Gift Certificate to this
sweet store.  WOW! That winner is 
Our digital sponsor for this challenge
is the ADORABLE Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.
Please take time to stop by and check out
ALL the lovely images (and more) found at
 the fabulous Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.
The lucky winner of this prize is
Entry #295 - Granmargaret

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #168 - Karen Ladd
Entry #181 - Bonnie Garby
Entry #264 - Crafting With Katherine

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 Badge for your blog.  All winners
must also email Karen 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:



Maryann scrapbooking said...

Merci pour ce fabuleux défi et la grande inspiration de la DT

Thank you for this fabulous challenge and the great inspiration of the DT

Migdalia said...

Thank you for hosting another wonderful challenge!Beautiful DT creations!
Congrats winners.
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting with Creative M

Cynthia said...

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

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Brilliant creations by clever crafters..thanks too for wonderful bible verse digi.
You're all such a blessing.
Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

Janis said...

Lovely samples and great sponsors!! Thank you for your encouraging and inspiring challenges!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Granmargaret said...

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