Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Anything Goes Challenge Weeks #346-347

Welcome by again this week, everyone!  It's time for another awesome challenge here at Word Art Wednesday, and we couldn't be more delighted to have YOU here to play along with us.  We absolutely LOVE seeing the amazing cards and projects you share with us, and we also enjoy visiting your blog and getting to know you.  We hope you enjoy your time here, and we also hope you will stop by often.  Did you know that you can share and enter five projects per week for a total of ten (10) entries over the two-week time span of our challenges?  It's true!  And we hope to see all the fabulous creations you make during this challenge.  Be sure to link them all to our gallery for your chance to win one of the awesome prizes being offered for this (and every) challenge.

Our scripture used to create this piece of word art is Psalm 92:4 which says, "For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thy work.  I will triumph in the works of thy hands."  While we know that God has done many wonderful and amazing things by "the work of His hands", there is some controversy as to exactly what "work of His hands" this verse refers to.  Some say it is referring to creation, while others believe it is in reference to what He had done for the people of Israel.....and there have been other guesses as well.  To me, it isn't always super important to know exactly what was being referred to in a particular passage.  What's far more important is to simply recognize that God has done MANY amazing things by the "work of His hands", and it really should give us cause to praise Him.  I know this......HE DIED FOR US.  That, in and of itself, is reason to triumph.  But that's not all He has done.   When we stop and think of His sovereign majesty and ALL that He has done for us, we can't help but be grateful.  He created us, He loves us, He created and gave us this beautiful planet on which to live and thrive, He provides for us, He suffered and died for our sins, He rose again and has been preparing a place for us, He has forgiven us (those who have asked), and He is coming again for us.  These are just a few of the things He has done for us.  If you aren't yet able to truly "triumph in the works of His hands", I hope that you will make today the day that changes everything.  You can KNOW FOR SURE that you will spend eternity with Him in Heaven, and you will know all these blessings and more simply by calling on Him to save you.  It's that easy.  No jumping through hoops, going to meetings, taking vows or wearing special clothes, etc.  Just call on the name of Jesus (God in human flesh) and tell Him, "Lord, I know you are God,  I know you died and rose again to pay for my sins, and I'm asking you now to save my soul and help me live for you".  That's it!  That's all you need to do to experience the joy found only in Him!  This is our joy, and our hope for everyone.  We truly hope that you are triumphing in the works of His hands.

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.

Check out our AWESOME sponsors for this challenge:
Our friends at Neat & Tangled are offering
one very lucky person a generous
$25 Gift Certificate to spend at
their AMAZING store - and it's filled with
high-quality stamps, dies, and MUCH more.
Be sure to stop by Neat & Tangled🌺to see
all their wonderful products, and check out
their sweet Blog to get lots of great inspiration.

AND
The Cutting Cafe is our digital sponsor
for this challenge.  This darling shop
has SVG files, digital stamps, personalized
ribbon and SO much more.  Be sure to stop
by and check out The Cutting Cafe.  One
lucky person will win their choice of any
three sets from their digital site.

AND NOW......More Lucky Winners!
Our friends at The Project Bin generously
offered one lucky person a
$15 Gift Certificate to spend at their
store on some awesome new stamps!
Check out The Project Bin here.
That winner is.......

AND
Our digital sponsor for the last challenge was
the ADORABLE Iralamija Etsy Shop.  This
is the CUTEST and SWEETEST digital shop
there is!  One lucky person has won their
choice of ONE digital collage/sheet
from the lovely Iralamija Shop! It's

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #41 - Lucy Patrick
Entry #75 - Holly L.
Entry #153 - Leanne S.

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 a bit of inspiration to get you started:

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Now it's YOUR turn to link up.  Best of luck to you all in the next random draw!

9 comments:

Maxine D said...

Wonderful and timely words, thank you Karen, and great work by the DT
Blessings
Maxine

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

a great verse ... and thanks so much fro running this challenge .. the LORD bless you all in His service as your verse this fortnight says... Psalms are so rich,
thank you.

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice work DT

Natalie said...

Thanks for the sweet comments and congratulations to the winners. I'm just amazed at all the beautiful work that is shared by all of you each challenge. The Lord is so good!

Lucy Patrick said...

I'm so excited to see my name in your Top 3, this is my first ever time I've been chosen on Word Art Wednesday, thank you so much!!! Gorgeous DT creations as always. XOX Lucy

Tammy said...

Beautiful inspiration DT!

Maryann scrapbooking said...

Merci pour ce merveilleux défi et la belle inspiration de la DT
Bises.
MaryannG

Thank you for this wonderful challenge and the beautiful inspiration of the DT
Hugs.
MaryannG

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Such adorable inspiration! Love your coloring!

Janis said...

Thank you for another lovely and inspirational challenge!! Congratulations to the winners and top picks!!!
<3 J

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