Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Challenge #46 - Friends

One of God's many blessings to us in this life is the wonderful gift of friendship.  Some of us have lots of friends, and some of us have just that one special friend.  Some of us have friends we've never met in person (perhaps our on-line, or what we call "bloggy" friends).  Through Word Art Wednesday and blogging in general, we have all made some wonderful friendships.  We are SO very grateful to God for the fellowship of each of you, and we thank Him for you, and for the friendships we have built with you.

Proverbs 18:24 tells us that, "A man that hath friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother."  That "friend that sticketh closer than a brother" is none other than Jesus Christ who is God Himself.  He is holy and perfect, the God and Creator of everything, and yet.....He desires to be our friend.  He will never hit the "ignore button" when you call Him, and He will never "unfriend" you like on Facebook.  He is ALWAYS there.  What a tremendous blessing to know that there is NOTHING we can do to separate us from the love of our friend, Jesus Christ.

Since this week's word art is Proverbs 17:17, "A friend loveth at all times", we thought it would be appropriate to base our theme on friendship.  You don't specifically have to make a friendship card, or even a scripture card.  It's just a suggestion.  We just LOVE seeing all the uplifting/encouraging art you make each week.

As always, feel free to save this free weekly word/scripture 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".
Here is this week's free scripture/word art file. We hope that it will be a blessing to you.

This week's sponsor is
Isabella's Sketchbook

Take a moment to click the above link
and check our her darling digital images.

Our lucky winner selected by is:  Entry #7 - Margaret
We have contacted this sponsor, and
they will be in touch with you shortly.

The lucky winner of our secondary prize,
Four (4) packages of Candy Cane Lane Buttons
from Buttons Galore is:
Entry #36 - Grace N.

Congratulations to both of our lucky winners
and a special word of thanks to ALL who entered!
And now, here's a little bit of inspiration from our Design Team:






Marlou McAlees said...

beautiful words, I have met lovely friends through blogging and they have been such a blessing.
beautiful projects ♥

kud said...

This is such a lovely idea, to commemorate friendships. I'll be sharing my card soon!

Papercrafting Princess said...

Your scriptures are always a blessing. I love the inspiration it gives me to create my projects. Miracles and Blessings to all of you!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Sorry for the late postings. I've been extremely busy and it's hard to be creative time. Blessings!

Crafty Mamma Mia said...

What a great theme - hope you like my project. Thanks to the DT for sharing theirs!
Helen x