Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Challenge #211 - Anything Goes

Well, it's here.  Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day (at least in the US); and this time of giving thanks is observed all around the world.  For those who have placed their eternal faith in Jesus Christ, it's a time to show our gratefulness for ALL that we have; both in this life and in the next.  From all of us here at Word Art Wednesday, we wish you a very blessed Thanksgiving Day.  When we count our blessings, we thank God for you and for the art you share with us.  Thank you for sharing your talents with us each week.  We appreciate you more than words can express.

As we look at this week's scripture, Psalm 13:6, we hear the Psalmist, David, saying "I will sing unto the Lord, because He hath dealt bountifully with me".  Of course, God provided for David's physical needs on this earth; but additionally, David knew that God had dealt bountifully with him in that He provided a way for him to get to Heaven after this life.  When we have faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, it brings peace to our troubled hearts that no one and nothing can ever take away (Romans 8:39).  Not only do we have much to be grateful for here on earth, but we have eternity to look forward to......and that's a WONDERFUL eternity in the immediate presence of God in Heaven.  When David wrote this, he was obviously not just talking about having a blessed life here on earth.  He was remembering his (our) infallible certainty, and the assurance it holds.  This world is facing uncertain and troubling times; but as a child of God, our eternity is NOT uncertain.  Just like David said in this beautiful psalm, "He hath dealt bountifully with me".  We can sing in our hearts; knowing that (once we've called on Jesus to save us), our destiny is certain.  Yes, He has dealt bountifully with us.  Let's always be sure to count our blessings!

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 is this week's word art.  We hope
that it will be a blessing to you.

Here are this week's AMAZING sponsors:
Pretty Little Studio is an ADORABLE shop
filled with whimsical ephemera, die-cuts,
journalling cards and flair to sweeten up
ALL your cards and projects.  One lucky person
will win a $25 Gift Certificate to spend at
Pretty Little Studio.
Our digital sponsor this week is the sweet
Imagine That Digis by Kris
and one lucky person will win their choice
of any three (3) images from the adorable
Imagine That Digis by Kris

AND NOW.....More Lucky Winners:
Stamp & Create was our sponsor last week.
They carry lots of great stamps, dies. and lovely
embellishments.  The very Lucky
Entry #199 - Lois Wyche has won a
$25 Gift Certificate to spend at Stamp & Create!
Moonlighting by Mary is an EXCEPTIONALLY sweet
digital shop on Etsy.  Mary carries the sweetest vintage
images.  They're OH, SO SWEET.
Entry #4 - Melissa Dawn Lane
has won some LOVELY new images of choice

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

Using Sponsor Image from Imagine That
Using Sponsor Products (Ephemera and


Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Have a blessed Thanksgiving Day!

Gail said...

Thank you for the devotional - starts a morning well with singing - great and lovely DT creations - thanks for the scripture and for the challenge - and Happy Dance to the winners - Enjoy your Thanksgiving all in the USA - Happy Day to celebrate being Thankful - especially for Jesus loving us so much He was willing to Die on the Cross - Amazes me everything I think about that! Blessings!

Migdalia said...

Congrats to all the winners! Thank you for hosting a wonderful challenge. Lovely scripture too.
Fabulous DT projects.
Happy Thanksgiving!!
Have a blessed day,
Crafting With Creative M

Unknown said...

Congrats to the winners!! Love all the DT Creations!!! Rozy did a beautiful card! I love it!! Gorgeous design. Love the border. Just beautiful!!! Love it!! Those colors are beautiful too!! Thanks for another fun challenge!

- Susan, {Scrap A Thousand Words}
{Sentimental Susan} and {Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges}

Mary Marsh said...

I always like reading your devotional thoughts-so thanks for those and a happy Thanksgiving to all of you-the DT has shared some fantastic cards

Bunny said...

Very nice DT work. Thank you for the challenge.

Jerrie said...

The DT has made some beautiful, festive cards! Thanks for the inspiration and have a great week~

Cynthia said...

Thanks for the fabulous inspiration and great scripture Word Art this week!

Karen P said...

I hope you all had an awesome Thanksgiving surrounded by your friends and family. Thank you for another challenge and for sharing your beautiful creations with us Karen x

CG said...

Thank you for another fun link-up and lovely DT inspiration! Best, CG

memorial garden benches said...

Lovely post! Beautiful creations. Congratulations to the winners! Thanks for sharing!