Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Challenge #112 - Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, everyone!  Our Design Team wishes you all a safe and blessed Christmas with your family and friends.  We hope that you're all enjoying your Christmas celebrations, and that you're taking time to really focus on the true meaning of Christmas - Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world.  May God bless each of you at Christmas, and always.  We're SO very grateful for you and the wonderful art you've shared with us this year, and we look forward to seeing the amazing projects you will share in the coming year.  Thanks so much for helping us grow this year.  It's been such a blessing to see all the ways God continues to bless us, and we thank you ALL for being part of it.
This week, we have a beautiful piece of word art made with scripture from Romans 5:1.  This message from God's Word was a tremendous blessing to Paul, as it is to us today.  God told Paul that we have been "justified" which simply means that we have been declared righteous through our faith.  WOW!  No wonder Paul was blessed by these words God gave him.  It's a source of present and constant blessing in our lives to be declared righteous through our faith.  This is what gives us deep, meaningful peace in our relationship with God the Father, through what Jesus Christ did for us on the cross.  Each part of the trinity has its own specific role in our lives.  God can declare us as being "justified and declared righteous", Jesus Christ made the sacrifice on the cross, and the Holy Spirit gives us that deep, indwelling peace that calms ours hearts and minds.   It's amazing how each and every verse found in God's Word can be taken apart word by word, and can bless and enrich our lives.  Let God's words bless you, and cling tightly to them as you face life's trials and temptations.  Having been declared righteous gives us this deep indwelling peace that passes all understanding, and allows us to boldly face the things in life that "try us and test us".  So the next time you face a trial, simply recall this verse and stand strong knowing that you have been declared righteous, and claim that peace He has given to you.   What a wonderful Christmas gift - we need to thank God for giving us His precious Word to comfort and bless us.  And of course, for sending His precious Son to make a way for us to get to Heaven.  Rich blessings lie within the Word of God - claim them all, and receive the best Christmas gift ever given - Jesus Christ the Savior!
As always, 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. This includes any type of art (not just limited to cards).  You may link up to 5 projects each week. 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 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".  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.  Let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for your understanding and participation!

Here is this week's beautiful scripture/word art file.
This week's awesome sponsors are:
V's Sweet Ideas is offering
one lucky person a $10 Gift Certificate
to their lovely store.  LOTS of great things here!
Our very own, Diane Noble of Daydream Designs
is offering a second winner the choice of
3 digi sets from her lovely store.
Click here to shop Daydream Designs!
AND NOW.....
Here are our winners from last week's challenge!
Our winner of a $15 Gift Certificate
from The Scrapping Center
is Entry # 108 - CherylQuilts
The lucky winner of 5 images
of her choice from the lovely
Stamp Art Design by Kathryne
is Entry #38 - Fabiola
May God bless all our amazing sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much!
Here's some inspiration from our Design Team


HeARTworks said...

A blessed Christmas to all of you here at Word Art Wednesday! I am truly grateful to be on the same "caravan" with you, on our way to our true home! You are such an encouragement and support. Thank you, Karen, for your prayers for my mother. You can't imagine how I appreciate that so much! May the choicest gifts of this season of grace be yours- peace, love and joy beyond understanding! patsy

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Merry Christmas!!!
hugs love and blessings
Tamara :)

Leovi said...

Searching for beauty and find hope
  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2014! Hugs from Spain. Leovi.

Lucy Patrick said...

Merry Christmas to you Karen and all the lovely ladies at Word Art Wednesday, I hope you all have a wonderful day, XOX Lucy

Gail said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year - enjoy your day - Jesus is the Best Gift of ALL!

Anonymous said...

I want to say 'Merry Christmas!' to all of you on WAW ... I love your website and am honored to be able to participate on it each week of the year. I wish you all success and great things for 2014! God bless!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Karen and the entire team, thank you so much for such a wonderful challenge! I absolutely love the devotionals you share about the verse of the week, and it's a joy to now be part of this challenge! And thank you SO much for the gift certificate from The Scrapping Center…it's a blessing to have such wonderful sponsors. May you all have a blessed and joyous Christmas! Jesus truly is the BEST Gift of all…and He is our Peace! Hugs, Cheryl

crafty-stamper said...

Best wishes to you all for a Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year and would like to say a huge thank you for the beautiful comments on my blog entries from all the DT ladies your encouragement and support is really appreciated
carol x

Tracey Gregory said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy Birthday to Jesus! Love your blog and the Christian inspiration!

Fabiola said...

merry christmas to all of you ladys, hope you had a sweet day, i'm so glad to play with you, thanks for this sweet price, i send you a mail Karen, biz

Helen Gullett said...

Merry Christmas to all of you! And may God's joys and goodness will be yours in this coming year!
What an encouraging verse to know that we have peace with God through trusting and having faith in Jesus Christ!

Ann said...

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas. Lovely creations by the DT. Thanks for the chance to play along.

~Tammy~ said...

More beautiful work! I trust and hope that each of you have a blessed and prosperous New Year! I look forward to more inspiration by the WAW design team!