Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Challenge #228-#229 - Family Friendly/Anything Goes

Hello, everyone, and welcome back for another great challenge here at Word Art Wednesday.  We're so glad you're here today, and we feel blessed to have you join us.  God has blessed each of us with our very own set of unique talents and gifts that we are able to use to inspire and bless one another.  We want our challenges to be fun, inspiring, God-honoring place where all artists can share their creations to encourage each other and bring honor and glory to the One who has blessed us all with our talents.  For those of you who are newer to our challenges, PLEASE BE SURE to read our challenge guidelines and rules.  We know that you work hard on the beautiful projects you create to share with us, and we want you to be eligible to win the FABULOUS prizes that our generous sponsors provide in addition to inspiring us with the wonderful creations you share.  With that in mind, be sure that all your entries meet our guidelines so that they will not be deleted.  We appreciate you taking the time to stop by to share your God-given talents with us.  It's an honor to have you share your art with everyone.

This week's word art scripture is Psalm 9:10 and we hope that you will take a closer look at it with us.  The first words (And they that know thy name) refer to God's name which, in the Old Testament, was Jehovah.  The name of Jehovah was well known among the people of this time as being a watchword of strength and protection.  They placed their faith in Him (in Jehovah) because they knew from experience that He would always protect them, and they trusted in His faithfulness and goodness.  In the New Testament, we know Jehovah (or God) as Jesus Christ.  So as the verse goes on to say, we are told that those who know thy name "will put their trust in thee".  An example of how we "put our trust in thee" would be when we seek His help in times of need, or relief in times of pain or strife.  God is always the One we run to when we are troubled and need help because we, like the people then, know the He will lift us up, help and protect us in our times of need.  How can we call to Jehovah when we need Him?  It's actually VERY easy.  We can speak directly to God by fervently praying (asking of God) and adding to our prayer the good measure of faith and trust we give to our LORD God - Jehovah God in the Old Testament and Jesus Christ in the New Testament.  We call on Him because we trust Him.  He has proven Himself to be faithful over and over again.  What a joy to know that we can humbly come before Him directly - the God of this universe cares about each of us SO MUCH that even though He is perfect and holy, righteous and omnipotent, He allows us to approach Him directly.  We are truly blessed to have such a wonderful and faithful friend to help us in times of need.  How blessed are those who truly KNOW HIS NAME and can call on Him in times of need.

As always, you are welcome to save the 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 all 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 as we share it. 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.  Please know that this doesn't mean we are judging anyone.  We're simply atempting to honor God and follow His rules.  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.

AND NOW.......Our AWESOME Sponsor for this challenge:
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Heartfelt Creations is an AMAZING
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and die-cuts.  They have tutorials to
help you learn new techniques.  Be
sure to stop by and check out this
AWESOME store.  The VERY LUCKY person
who has won a $25 Gift Certificate
to Heartfelt Creations
is Entry #307 - Cheryl Quilts 
My Artistic Adventures is our
digital sponsor for this challenge.
Be sure to stop by this sweet
Etsy shop to see all the lovely
collage sheets and images that
My Artistic Adventures has to offer.
Entry #128 - Elizabeth Hart 
has won this awesome prize!

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #15 - Misty
Entry #76 - Welcome Spring
Entry #149 - MaryVonne
Please email Karen or leave a comment
if you'd like a Top 3 Badge for your blog.

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

Using the Sweet Sponsor Stamp Set
Alternate View - JoAnn Atterbury
Using Several Fabulous Sponsor
Products from Simon Says Stamp


Desire Fourie said...

A beautiful scripture for this week and the design teams creations are wonderful.
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Unknown said...

Thank you so much for choosing me as a top 3, what an honor! Yes, I would love to have a badge. I can't wait to play with this weeks verse. A beautiful verse from God's word, and so beautifully designed! Thank you to everyone who uses their talents for God's glory.

Jennifer Scull said...

thank you so much for having me as your guest designer this month. I have enjoyed my time with you and been touched by the scripture shared.

the projects by your team are so very lovely! congrats to the winners of the previous challenge, too. :)

Bunny said...

What a blessing the God will never forsake us. Thank you for the challenge.

Migdalia said...

Such a lovely scripture. Wonderful DT creations!

Janeen said...

such a nice scripture. i hope i can use it this week, if not i will save it and use it another time. i appreciate your scripture verses. great work from the design team.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Amen to this week's scripture!

sarascloset said...

Love your inspiration and this week's verse! congratulations to the winners and Top Picks!

Diane said...

Gorgeous DT inspiration!!!

Granmargaret said...

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

Carrie said...

Beautiful scripture and lovely creations by the DT! Thanks for the challenge!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh my, I am so excited to see that I've won a gift certificate to Heartfelt Creations! Thank you ever so much! I love the stamps and dies! What a blessing! And what beautiful cards by the DT! What a joy to participate in WAW! Hugs, and Happy Mother's Day!

Cynthia said...

Thanks for the lovely scripture and DT inspiration!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration for each challenge. Love all the DT Creations. I love those bright butterflies on JoAnn's.. they are stunning! Thanks for another fun challenge!

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