Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Challenge #42 - Joy

What do you think about when you hear the word "joy"?  Some people would define joy as a happy feeling.  But true Biblical JOY is SO much more than that.  JOY is the happy state that results from knowing and serving God, and  true joy is the fruit of a right relationship with God. It is not something people can create by their own efforts.  I found a wonderful link I'd like to share with you regarding the true definition of joy.  If you have time this week, I would encourage you to visit this link and read more about the true meaning of joy.  Life is difficult, but you CAN know real joy in your life through having a right relationship with Jesus Christ, the one true God.  You can find this link here:  The Meaning of JoyTry to create something this week that makes you think about the joy God has given you.
We had a great week here at Word Art Wednesday with our all-time high in entries.  Our Design Team was busy visiting all your lovely blogs and seeing the beautiful art you created to share with us.  Thank you SO much for playing along.  We look forward each week to having you share the art God has laid on your hearts to create.  We love visiting you, and we encourage you to continue to participate and bless us as we share this journey together.  We are so blessed by the relationships we are building with you, and we truly care about you.

As always, feel free to save our free weekly word art to your computer. You are welcome to use it in your entry, but not required to do so. As long as you use an encouraging or uplifting sentiment on your project, that is fine. You can also link more than one project each week (up to 5). The more, the merrier. We just hope 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".
Our Primary Sponsor for this week's challenge #42 is:
Nice Crane Designs
Check out their sweet digital designs
by clicking the link above.

Our Secondary Prize is this Stamp Set
by Hampton Arts

Our Sponsor for last week's Challenge #41 was:
The lucky winner  of  a gift certificate
to Lisa's Altered Art shop
is Entry #48 - Tameko.

Congratulations, Tameko!
And a special word of THANKS to all of our wonderful sponsors,
and may God bless you for your generous support.
Here is this week's beautiful word art.  We hope it will be a blessing to you:

Here is a little inspiration from our Design Team:

(Please Pray for Paula - We miss her lovely art)


Karen Conner
Using an adorable image from our sponsor,
Nice Crane Designs


Melisa Waldorf said...

I love this verse!! Thanks for the inspiration ladies! Have a blessed week.

Kristen H said...

Great challenge and inspirations, congrats to Tameko!

Unknown said...

Beautiful art as always ladies. You are all so blessed with creativity. I hope you're doing well.

Tameko said...

Such lovely Design Team projects, and a timely word on True JOY!!! Thanks so much for selecting me as your winner. I look forward to sharing with WAW again.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

It was truly a blessing to work in my art journal, after a stressful week thus far. Blessings!

Teen Queen said...

I am having trouble with the word verication on some blogs. It would be nice if folks used comment verification instead. Quite frankly, it discourages me from leaving comments. There are some great projects and all so full of JOY!!! Thanks for sharing. Also, congratulations Tameko!!! said...

Such beautiful Word Art with this encouraging verse and fabulous inspiration by the DT!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Jennifer said...

Thank you for another wonderful challenge! Wonderful inspiration from the DT. Oh and I've forgotten to mention that I love the new header and look you've given the blog!

Marjoleins Creations said...

What a wonderful blog! I am new here and I get inspired by the challenge. Thank you for doing this amazing job!
I's from the Netherlands zo my blog is in Dutch but you can see my scrapbookpage.
God bless you.

Mynn xx said...

Thank you or the amazing challenge and the beautiful DT creations! {{{HUGS}}}

Margaret said...

Fabulous new look to the blog :o)

I've posted a new card, entry #49, after being invited to by Karen

Thanks Karen!

Margaret xx

Karen H said...

What an incredible blog this is! I am ecstatic to have crossed paths with it and Karen today. I look forward to sharing in God's great love here! Your DT work and hearts are beautiful. :o)

Hugs and blessings!

Golda said...

This is such a true and encouraging post. Thank you for always putting God first in this!

Papercrafting Princess said...

Thanks for the love you left in my gallery. Yes our children and adults were that attire. We've had so many children come to Christ in the last couple of months my heart has been overjoyed.