Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Challenge #193 - Anything Goes/Family Friendly

It's time for another fun challenge here at Word Art Wednesday, and this week we have two SUPER fun sponsors for you to enjoy.  We're SO grateful for the art you share, and we would just love to have you each share the maximum of FIVE (5) projects with us this week.  This will not only be a blessing to us; but will also help YOU increase your odds of winning the wonderful prizes being offered.  Thank you in advance for the lovely art you share with us; and please know that each entry you link means SO much to us.  Let's get started with this week's fun.

This week we're focusing on 1 Corinthians 15:58, "Therefore my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmoveable; always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord." In this verse, Paul is encouraging his fellow believers to remain true to the Lord and to keep working for Him. So often, when we are trying to serve the Lord, whether in formal ministry or just in day-to-day life, it's easy to get discouraged. Maybe we don't see any obvious results or maybe we are being criticized or even persecuted for what we are doing. When we are not seeing results, we need to remember that it's our job to be faithful and the results are up to the Lord. If we are being criticized or persecuted, that's a time to be like the Early Church leaders who rejoiced "that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name." (Acts 5:41)

Our focus verse this week ends with a great encouragement, "that your labour is not in vain in the Lord." Our Lord keeps meticulous records. He knows everything we do (good or bad) down to the smallest detail. If we are serving Him, even when no one else notices or appreciates it, God does see it. Our labor for Him is never in vain. So let's be encouraged and remain steadfast and unmovable and keep working for Him.     - Stephanie Wright

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 altered or digital art (not just limited to cards).  You may link up to five (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 our guidelines.  Let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for your understanding and participation!

Here's this week's scripture/word art file.
We hope it will be a blessing to you.

Here are this week's AWESOME sponsors:
Loves Rubber Stamps is such a lovely
shop.  They carry stamps, paper, punches
and SO much more.  One lucky person
will win a $10 Gift Certificate to
the ADORABLE Loves Rubber Stamps
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is our sweet
Digital Sponsor for this week.  In addition
to their lovely stamps, dies, and goodies,
they also carry the most adorable digital
images, and one person will win $10
in digital sweetness from
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

AND NOW......More Lucky Winners:
V's Sweet Ideas is one of the SWEETEST
little shops on the internet, and
Lucky Entry #63 -  Kathy Roney
has won a $10 Gift Certificate
to spend as she chooses at
the lovely V's Sweet Ideas.
Robyn's Fetish is a wonderful digi shop,
and Entry #113 - EngelChen
gets to pick out and play with 3 darling
new Robyn's Fetish images of her choice.
You can read more about this wonderful
store in our About Our Sponsors tab.

WINNERS:  Please email Karen THIS WEEK
to claim your prize!  Thanks.

May God bless all our amazing sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much!
Here's Some Inspiration to Get You Started

Using Peaceful Swans from Our
Digital Sponsor, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps


Create With Joy said...

Thank you for sharing this week's encouraging message - it was just what I needed to hear!

Thank you also DT for your beautiful artwork - your website is a beacon of light and a source of encouragement to me!

Have an amazing week - may God bless you greatly for your faithfulness! :-)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Another wonderful exhortation from the word, so very important to keep on keeping on, for "then we shall know if we follow on to know the Lord" as it says in Hosea 3.

..thanks so very for the blessing and inspiration every week, Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Bunny said...

Very pretty cards and project. Thank you for The Word and the challenge.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

May the peace of the Lord be with you.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Thank you for a wonderful reflection. Blessings to all of you!

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice work DT

Diane said...

The DT always, always does a beautiful, fabulous job!!

Kathy said...

Thank you so much for the V's Sweet Ideas gift certificate! Can't wait to shop!

Beautiful creations by the designers this week! Thank you for the encouraging message from God's Word! Blessings!


Granmargaret said...

Thank you for another challenge and verse. Lovely work by the design team.