Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Time for Challenge #45 & Big News

It's time for another great challenge here at Word Art Wednesday.  But first, I wanted to let you all know that we have a new Design Team Member.  Just below this post, there is a post welcoming our new Design Team Member, Jo Ann Atterbury and telling you a little bit about her.  I hope you will take a moment to stop by her blog, take a peek, and welcome her.  She has beautiful art to share with us, and I'm sure you will be blessed by her sweet personality as she shares her art and visits your blogs.  All of our Design Team Members are absolutely wonderful people, and we're SO grateful to God for each of them; as well as our lovely Guest Designers.  God has truly blessed us with a great group of caring crafters with the deep-seeded desire to serve the Lord Jesus Christ.

This week, our free scripture/word art is from Proverbs 16:3.  In this verse, the first word in this passage is "commit".  What this word means is basically "to roll".  God is asking us to roll all our burdens on Him.  All those heaven burdens we carry are most often too much for us, in our weak human flesh, to handle alone.  God is telling us in this verse that if we will roll those burdens, or all the daily works/things we are called to bear each day, and give them over to Him.....He will not only take them and carry them for us, but that He will handle them, and in doing so, our thoughts will be established.  What does that mean, our thoughts will be established?  It simply means that we will be able to clearly see His goodness.  So, if we take our budens (our works, our daily commitments) and we lay them on the Lord, then He will make our thoughts and minds clear so that we aren't bogged down with worry in our minds.  That way, we can see Him clearly for the caring and helpful friend that He wants to be, as the Lord of our lives.

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.

Our winners for last week's challenge are as follows:

Entry # - 8 - Gloria Shirr
Has won a gift certificate from
Our Primary Sponsor
Shabby Cottage Studio
They have been notified and will be contacting you,
 Gloria, to let you know how to claim your prize.

And the winner from our Secondary Sponsor:
is lucky Entry # - 30 Nancy
I have contacted Jennifer to let her know,
and she will be contacting you, Nancy.
Congratulations to both of our lucky winners
and a special word of thanks to ALL who entered!

And now, for this week's primary sponsor:

It' the shabby vintage wonderful..Eclectic Anthology

One lucky winner selected  by
will win a gift certificate.  Check out
all the darling vintage images available in their shop.
And for our secondary prize this week:
Another lucky random winner will receive
Four (4) packages of Candy Cane Lane Buttons
from Buttons Galore
And now, here's a little bit of inspiration from our Design Team:



HeARTworks said...

Hi Karen!
I made art for the challenge last week (sooo late!) cause i loved the verse. I'll post it when I take a picture of it. Thanks for hosting this super link party! Patsy from
HeARTworks and

Esther Asbury said...

Lovely creations, ladies! I always enjoy seeing what you create with the new Word Art!

Nancy said...

Thank you very much, Karen! I really appreciated your comments on my entries! Your words were a great encouragement to me! I'm very happy to have won a prize from Jellypark as I'm a big fan of their wonderful images! Thanks again!...Nancy :o)

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

May your week be filled with the fruits of the Spirit.

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Thank you so much Karen for being chosen as a winner. I look forward to hearing from someone about how to claim my prize. Thanks for the wonderful challenges. Have a fantastic day!! Hugs, Gloria

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Beautiful works this week girls! I'm glad to be moved house and all unpacked and back playing with you :))

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Beautiful work everyone. Your projects are stunning with so much love poured into them. Thanks Karen for hosting this, and welcome to JoAnn as your new design team member. Congratulations JoAnn. ~ Abby

Chris said...

Great work design team! Love the addition of Jo Ann

Teresa Arsenault said...

Great devotional article and gorgeous inspiration by the design team. Thanks for another fun challenge.
Blessing hugs,
Teresa said...

Such a lovely verse and such beautiful work by the DT showcasing the lovely Word Art!! Congrats and a warm welcome to Jo Ann. I look forward to seeing more of your gorgeous work!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Karen H said...

Another beautiful Scripture and corresponding post. :o) This blog is such a joy! Welcome to JoAnn! Marvelous work by this lovely DT. Every creation is wonderful and a joy to see. :o) Thank you for the challenge! :o)

Hugs and blessings!

Jo Ann said...

I enjoyed reading your comments and thanks a lot to all of you for your warm welcome. I am happy to work side by side with these wonderful DT team to bring some inspiration every week. Pardon me for not being able to comment for now due to family vacation but will catch up once I am home. Hugs and blessings, everyone!