Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Challenge #94 - Anything Goes

Welcome back, everyone!  Thanks so much for joining us again this week for another fun Anything Goes challenge.  We are excited about all the beautiful projects you've been sharing with us, and all the ways that God has been blessing our challenge blog.  Please know that you are truly important to us, and that we not only praise God for you; but that we also pray for you.  God is SO GOOD, and we are grateful to Him for each of you who joins us and shares their art in our challenges.  We pray that God will bless you as you create and share your wonderful projects with us.

Our word art/scripture this week is 1 Timothy 6:6, and it tells us that "godliness with contentment is great gain."  Many people, including some Christians, are more content when they achieve their monetary goals, and we sometimes find ourselves comparing our financial situations with that of others.  This scripture is telling us that when we achieve a close, personal relationship with the Lord; and find true contentment with the simple fact that we are living the life God wants us to live, we have actually gained (achieved) something far more important than fortune.  Living in the will of God gives us true inner peace, and will comfort us far more than becoming rich with money.  Those who are truly "rich" are the ones who have learned to be content with their circumstances; knowing that they are doing what is right in the sight of the Lord, and not necessarily being wealthy with worldly riches.  We achieve godliness by modeling ourselves after the example He set for us, and learning to be content and to praise Him for all the blessings in our lives (not just financially).  This is how we learn to gain, and hold onto, what is truly important in our lives; by living our lives the way God teaches us, and letting the finances and other details fall into place.  He cannot bless us until we first learn this true meaning of contentment.  What a wonderful piece of scripture.

You are welcome to save this week's free scripture/word art file to your computer, but are not required to use it in order to play along in our challenges.   We welcome you share your art with us; remembering that Anything Goes as long as it's family-friendly, and uses an encouraging or uplifting sentiment. You can also link more than one project each week (up to 5 each week). The more you enter, the more you increase your odds of winning. We just  want God's Word to 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".  They have been recently revised, and we ask that you check them out if you aren't familiar with our challenge guidelines.  Because our ultimate goal is to honor God, we have no other choice but to delete any entries that do not adhere to these guidelines.

Here is this week's free scripture/word art.  Isn't it beautiful?
This week's TWO AWESOME sponsors are:
stamp sets, and someone will win their choice
of a brand new rubber stamp set!
Digi Darla's Designs are just SUPER sweet
digital images.  One lucky winner can select
5 (five) adorable images of her choice!
Our Winners From Last Week's Challenge Are
Lucky Entry #53 - TaMara has won some new
Fred-She-Said Digital Images of her choice!
Entry #131 -Jessica Esch won the darling
Special thanks to ALL our incredible sponsors!
And's a bit of inspiration from our Design Team
Nicole Davis, Our August Guest Designer


peggy aplSEEDS said...

what a lovely font the bible verse today has, with all the swirls! and the inspiration art never fails to amaze me. thank you for hosting this wonderful link party!

Alexandra♥ said...

Wonderful cards and works from the design team!

kiwimeskreations said...

Thank you so much for the beautiful word art.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

again a beautiful verse and thoughts!!

.. thanks Karen, for popping over yesterday too back gain briefly, love Shaz.xx

Gail said...

Thank you for another challenge! Congrats to winners Kudos to DT!

jessica said...

awesome DT projects!! Loving this challenge blog! Thanks for picking my name as last weeks winner :)

Papercrafting Princess said...

I enjoyed reading your post this morning. Miracles and Blessings!

Faye said...

Beautiful work, Design Team. I wish I could tell Carole how beautiful her tag is but I am not on google plus and she doesn't have another comment section that I could find. Also, the guest Nicole has such a beautiful work of art as an inspiration for us.

Ann said...

Lovely designs by the DT. Thanks for the chance to play along.

Esther Asbury said...

I always enjoy linking up to your party! It's also fun browsing the other entries for inspiring ideas! Thanks for hosting!

Sylvia Anderson said...

Such beautiful creations, my card is inspired by all the beauty in the world xxx

Diana Nguyen said...

Love this week's art!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful work from the design team, Karen thank you for reminding me about the challenge I have now entered my card.
Kevin xx

Bunny said...

Lovely cards. Thank you for the challenge.

Nancy said...

Beautiful DT projects! So many wonderful entries too! Thank you! :o)

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

O my my Thank you so much, I come back home and look I am the lucky winner-thanks again-hugs to all
I love this challenge you are all so sweet
Blessings TaMara