Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Anything Goes - Weeks #362-#363

It's time for another FUN challenge here at Word Art Wednesday, and we're so glad you've chosen to stop by and join us.  We have two more lucky winners, two FABULOUS sponsors, lots of great inspirational art, a brief devotional, a beautiful (FREE) digital scripture file, and a good time for everyone.  Thanks for taking part in our challenge.  We hope it will be a blessing to you.   

As we look at the verse used to create our word art (Psalm 103:17) we might ask ourselves what this means.  If there is ever a verse that you don't quite understand, we strongly encourage you to seek out wise counsel to help you comprehend it, as every word from the Bible is SO very encouraging and helpful.  This verse says, "But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting...." and this simply means that His mercy (His compassion and forgiveness) is something that has ALWAYS existed and ALWAYS will exist.  Just like God Himself, there is no beginning or end to His mercy, and that means it cannot ever be taken from us once we accept it - because it's eternal.  This leads us to the next part - "upon them that fear Him" - we are human; so much unlike God, we can be kind and merciful today...and yet, we can be merciless and ugly tomorrow.....but not God!  This is another attribute that separates God from all others - His truths and promises have always existed, and will NEVER change! But just knowing His truths isn't enough.  That's why He says "to them that fear Him", which simply means we must make it personal, and must come to a place of understanding where we fully acknowledge God as the mighty, powerful, loving, and ONLY sovereign source for our eternal security.  "Fearing" God is a form of submission and acceptance of who He is - He is EVERYTHING!!  And finally, this verse tells us that "His righteousness is unto our children's children" which tells us, once again, that it is a FOREVER thing.  It didn't start with us, and it doesn't end with us.  His mercy and His existence are one in the same, as He has no beginning or end - and His promises have no beginning or end.  As a sinful person, this is so comforting.  We never have to worry about losing His precious promises.  This is why we share His mercy with our children (and others) so that these promises can be passed down to future generations; and so that those we love can experience the peace, joy and security that comes only from a relationship with Him.  What a blessing to know that His mercy is ALWAYS there for us, will last forever, and is available to ALL who call on Him. 

As always, you are welcome to save the free scripture/word art file to your computer, but are never 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, for a total of ten (10) entries per two-week challenge. 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.
Check out our AWESOME sponsors for this challenge:
The Project Bin is such a FUN stamp store
and they have several fabulous high-quality
stamps to help you create something great.
Take a moment to look around at everything
at The Project Bin.  One lucky person will
win a $15 gift certificate!  Yeah!!

is our FAB digi sponsor for this challenge.
We have some inspirational art using
their images (found below) and you can
browse their entire collection of
digital stamps at Imagine That!

AND NOW....Two More Lucky Winners:

Our dear friends at Stamp Simply
Clear Stamps sponsored our last
challenge by offering one lucky person
their choice of any two stamp sets,
or one stamp set and one die-cut
set.  Be sure to stop by and check
out all the fabulous stamps (and SO
much more) at Stamp Simply.  The
lucky winner of this prize is......
Our digital sponsor for our last
challenge was the lovely
There's so much to see in this lovely
shop, (digital and acrylic stamps and
much more); so be sure to stop on by
to look around at Sweet 'n Sassy.
This lucky winner is.....

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry # 65 - Holly L.
Entry # 176 - Frezja
Entry # 190 - Stamping Up North/Laurie

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 Badge for your blog.  All winners
must also email Karen per the Rules Page.

May God bless all our AWESOME sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much!
AND NOW.....Here's a bit of inspiration to get you started:

From the Imagine That! Digi Design Team:
Using the Poinsettia Images from
Tamara Dixon
Using an image from our sponsor,
from Sponsor, Imagine That! Digis

Using Kinda Sorta Stamp Set
from Sponsor, The Project Bin


Gail said...

Hi Love endures for Ever ~ A Good God all of the Time! Thanks for the challenge and for the lovely DT art work - have a blessed week Happy Dance to all the winners! Yeah!

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice work DT

Maryann scrapbooking said...

C'est avec joie que je participe à ce superbe défi.
Très belle inspiration de la DT.


It is with joy that I participate in this superb challenge.
Very nice inspiration from the DT.

ELE said...

Wonderful DT projects.

Angela B. said...

Thank you for the fun challenge and wonderful inspiration from the Design Team!

Cynthia said...

Thank you for the fabulous Word Art Scripture and DT inspiration!