Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Challenge #120 - Anything Goes

Each week here at Word Art Wednesday, we see the hand of God at work.  We firmly believe that God is at the center of our challenges, and our ultimate goal is to bring glory and honor to His name.  So, if there is ever a time that you are blessed by something you read here, or by a comment left, or by the art that is shared, we encourage you to PRAISE HIM for it.  It's really not about any of us - it's all about Jesus Christ, and we really do want to give HIM all the praise and all the glory for every good thing that happens as a result of our challenge blog.

OUR CONDOLENCES:  Our love, thoughts and prayers go out to Patsy Paterno, her sister, Peggy, their brother Robert, and their entire family.  Peggy and Patsy's dear Mother passed away recently.  While we know that their hearts are heavy, we praise God that they have the peace of knowing that their Mother is in Heaven with the Lord because she placed her faith in Him and asked Him to be her Lord and her Savior.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Patsy, Peggy, Robert, and your entire family.  May God comfort you all.  We praise God with you for the beautiful legacy your Mom leaves behind.  She was obviously a wonderful woman of God to have raised such amazing children who love the Lord and use their artistic talents to glorify Him at every opportunity.  We love you!

This week's scripture/word art file is Romans 14:19.  This passage of text is referring to scripture from Leviticus in the Old Testament, and has to do with restrictions under the old law in reference to certain foods that were not permitted.  The passage reminds us that our negative actions can directly affect less mature believers.  Even though these laws regarding food restrictions no longer apply, the meaning of the scripture is the same.  It rolls over and applies to all the choices we make, all our daily decisions, and each step of our daily walk as they affect us and those around us.  We need to always be an example to other believers - most especially the newer believers who look to us for strength, guidance, and an example of Christian living.  If we are always careful to follow after things in our lives that make for peace and peaceful living, and things that edify (or lift up and encourage) one another, then we will be a blessing to one another and will ultimately bring glory to God.  If you know your fellow believer struggles in a certain area, then encourage that person to pursue choices that would help build him or her up and steer them away from temptation.  We never want to be a hindrance to others, or lead them in the way of temptation and trouble.  But rather, we want always to do those things that would edify one another, and ultimately glorify our Father God in Heaven.  Never underestimate how your action affect those around you.  Ask God each day to help you be the example He wants you to be.

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's this week's beautiful scripture/word art file.
We hope that it will be a blessing to you!
Here are this week's AWESOME sponsors:
Prairie Point Junction/Wool Felt Central
is generously offering a $15
Gift Certificate to one lucky person.
Check out their gorgeous wool felt here
on their lovely website Prairie Point Junction
Digi Darla Designs is offering a generous prize
of three (3) darling digital images
to a second lucky winner this week.
Check out their sweet shop here
at Digi Darla's and see ALL they offer!

AND NOW....Here are our winners!
This prize is SO HUGE that I've divided
it in order to bless two people.
The very lucky winners of a pile of
luscious wool felt from
Jennifer Elliott of Shoppe 3130
are Entry #128 - Sierra Winters
and Entry #198 - Cindy Womack
The lucky winner of some sweet
digital loveliness from
Beatriz Jennings of Iralamija Shop
is Entry #95 - D/Designs by Dragonfly
Iralamija Shop on Etsy

May God bless all our amazing sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much!
Here's some inspiration from our Design Team
Our February Guest Designer, Gail Scott
Lori Ulrich
Carole Robb Bisson
Front of Card
Inside of Card Using Word Art
Stephanie Wright
Using Sponsor Image, Digi Darla's One Cup-a-Daisies


Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Congrats to all winners!!!
Dear DT team thanks for another challenge and your amazing presentation.
Blessed week for all
hugs Tamara

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

We were just talking about edifying one another through our gifts last night during a Bible study. Thank you for sharing this scripture and the beautiful artistic inspiration. Blessings!

kbrandy4 said...

Stunning DT creations and fabulous inspiration!
Hugs, Hazel xx

D- said...

Patsy you and your family are in my prayers. Hugs to you all.
DT your cards are wonderful.
Thanks for sharing your creative talents.
Congrats to all of the winners.
Thanks so much I will send an email next.
Crafty hugs,

Mynn xx said...

Thank you for the chance to link up and the beautiful DT work for added inspiration! :) Mynn xx

kReN said...

Thank you so much for this week's verse and for the inspiration.

Jennifer Scull said...

my thoughts and prayers are with Patsy and Peggy. such a sad time for them and their family.

An'Jenic G. said...

Lots of Pretty creations by the DT. TFS An'Jenic-

Karen said...

My heart and prayers are with Patsy and Peggy... His unfailing love will guard their hearts. So many hugs for them during this time of mourning. :( Gorgeous creations by the entire DT! Thank you for the inspiration and it is a pleasure to play along this week. :o)

Hugs and blessings,

Karen said...

One more comment to thank you for being such a lovely and supportive group. :o) God's love and light shines brightly through you. :o)

HeARTworks said...

Dear Karen and Carole and all you lovely people at WAW, Thank you so much for your kind, loving words, and prayers. God is so good that He has surrounded us with friends like you around the world, who though we've never met (in the body!), journey with us in Spirit! He also made sure that Heaven is more real to us, and we are confident that my mom who had such a difficulty when she was sick, is now free of all that ties us down here on earth. Now she is free and I am so happy for her! God bless you abundantly! patsy