Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Challenge Weeks #254-255 - Anything Goes

Welcome back to Word Art Wednesday, everyone!  We're all so glad you're here for another great challenge.  Before we get started, we want to thank those of you who followed us on Instagram and used our hashtag (#WAWchallenge).  The winner of Instagram launch prize is Entry #11 - Gaylynn.  There's still time to get in on our Instagram program.  Just use the hashtag #WAWchallenge ANY time, and YOU could have your cards and projects featured on our Instagram page.  We just LOVE seeing your amazing art shared in our challenges, and we would also love to have the opportunity to feature your art on our Instagram page.  Thanks for sharing your talents with us.  We're so grateful to have you join us. 

The scripture file shared for our new challenge was created using the beautiful words found in Romans 11:33.  This verse proclaims, "O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!  How unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out"!  So, what do these words mean?  When we read "O the depth of the riches", this is referring to the riches of God.  These are not "riches" as we would think of them.  But rather, these riches are God's limitless and unending, inconceivable, abundance of resources.  These resources lead us to wisdom and knowledge of God, and out of God's limitless riches He can cause good to come from anything and everything; including evil.  God can take any trial, any person, any thing...and He alone, through His inexhaustible riches (resources) can cause good things to happen.  "How unsearchable are His judgments" is the next portion of this verse, and this refers to His decisions in dealing with the unsaved.  This is another reason why we need to share God's love and the plan of salvation with everyone.   No one can avoid His judgments and decisions, but we CAN be certain of where we will spend eternity.  The words "are past finding out" is speaking to the believers/saved people who also need to remember that we are still accountable for our actions.  There's just no excuse for not sharing God's love with others, and we need to remember that those who don't have a close, personal relationship with Him need us to show them God's love, and how wonderful it is to live a blessed life in Christ.  There is judgment coming, and it's up to each of us to decide what we will do to secure our own position in eternity, and to help others find it as well.  

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 attempting 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 the challenge:
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and one lucky person will win a generous $25 Gift
Certificate to spend at this WONDERFUL store.
Someone will win a $25 Gift Certificate
from our good friends at Simon Says Stamp
But you can't win if you don't enter!

The Flying Unicorn Store in an AMAZING on-line
store that carries so many fabulous card-making and
scrapping supplies from all your big brand favorites.
One person has won a $25 gift certificate to spend
however they choose at The Flying Unicorn 
and that lucky person is......
Entry #154 - Penny Ward

The Cutting Cafe is an awesome digital
shop with the sweetest cutting files and 
digital stamps.  One person has won their
choice of some AMAZING new files, and
that's Entry #230 - Niki1

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #81 - Jennifer Scull
Entry #92- Mehril
Entry #141 - Tracy MacDonald

Please email Karen 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!

Coming Soon


Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

May the peace of the Lord be with you.

niki1 said...

Thank you so much for choosing my card as one of the winners !
Congrats to Penny Ward and the ladies of the TOP3 !

Jennifer Scull said...

oh wow! thank you so very much for choosing my card as one of your top picks! this is such an honor! big hugs to all of the others who were chosen or who won prizes!

lovely verse being shared as well as projects by the team, too. :)

Marsha said...

Love this verse. Hope to use it soon.

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice work DT

Penny Ward said... honored my card was selected as a winner.
Thank You!!!!

Bunny said...

Thank you for the challenge.

Debbie said...

Another great challenge. Beautiful creations from the DT.hugs xx

Simply Angelic Crafts said...

Gorgeous cards thank you for the chance to enter xxx

Tracy said...

Thank you so much for choosing my card as one of your top 3. I appreciate your encouragement. Hugs!

Patti J said...

Your DT always does such a lovely job! So glad I had a chance to participate this week! Thanks for all that you do - it's fun that there is such a nice, encouraging place to visit!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Oops! I thought I had posted my card on the 26th, but I guess I only left a comment. Blessings!

Greta said...

What a wonderful variety of gorgeous projects by the DT!

Fikreta said...

team made wonderful cards!
thank you for challenge!