Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Anything Goes - Weeks #392-#393

Welcome back, everyone!  Sorry for another late start.  It's that time of year when we're all travelling, and running around taking care of things.  We do apologize for the inconvenience; but...we're here now, and we have an AWESOME challenge for you all.  Thanks for joining us.

Our word art was created using Colossians 1:10-11.  These two verses hold so much for us to consider.  First, we are asked to "walk worthy of the Lord".  There are too many times when even the most mature Christians will forget their place, and approach the Lord casually.  While He most certainly is our friend, He is also God Almighty, and we are called to walk (live our lives) in a manner that is always pleasing in His sight.  When we stumble, we need to use those opportunities as building blocks....learning from our mistakes, and asking God to forgive and strengthen us so that we can walk a walk that is worthy in His precious sight.  Let's not take our relationships with Him casually.  We want our outward walk to show that we are "being fruitful in every good work"; or simply...that we are using what God has given us for HIS glory, and not for our own personal desires.  Next, we read "and increase in the knowledge of God".  This reminds us that we are never (ever) too smart.  There is ALWAYS something we can learn when we keep our focus on what He is trying to teach/tell us, and time spent in the Word of God (and in quiet time with God) is always going to benefit us. "Strengthened with all might" reminds us that when we seek after Him, God will always give us the strength to do His will.  When you think you can't....remember that GOD CAN!  "According to His glorious power" - He is able.  "Unto all patience and longsuffering" - God gives us the patience to endure all that life has to throw at us.  When we seek Him, He gives us everything we need to handle life's daily trials.  And finally....."with joyfulness"....this is the key to our happiness.  We shouldn't waste our time grumbling and complaining about things we cannot control.  God has EVERYTHING under control.  Let's just purpose in our hearts to be JOYFUL and to TRUST that whatever comes our way, when we're walking with God; everything is going to be ok.

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 the 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.
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And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #47 - Hazel
Entry #77 - Meghan K.
Entry #130 - Cheryl Evan

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 Badge for your blog.  All winners
must also email Karen to claim prize
(per the Rules Page).  Thanks!

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

Our June Guest Designer, Bunny Hoyle
Using Lawn Fawn Products
Butterfly Kisses (Clouds), Stamp Set:
Using Lawn Fawn Products
Using Lawn Fawn Products

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Beebeebabs said...

Very nice work DT

Gail said...

Whoot Whoot another challenge at WAW - thanks for the challenge and Kudos to the DT - and Praise the Lord. Have a blessed day!

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Hi there Dear DT brilliant cards especially loved the ones that showcased this truly wonderful verse so well, great work everyone.
This verse is a great verse to pray, to pray for a new Christian, a missionary, for yourself, your pastor and even your lost dear ones, that they might know how to walk worthy of the Lord by coming to know the greatest gift of all, His salvation through Christ Jesus.
Thanks for your wonderful thoughts on this verse Karen.
I’ve a Christian blog, too Karen, not sure if you know but sharing link below.
Lord bless in all things, hugs Shaz in Oz.x

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

MadeByMeghanK said...

Thank you sooooo much for picking me top 3! Truly honored!

Janis said...

Wonderful DT cards....I esp love Guest Designer Bunny's super-pretty card in spring green. Such a lovely design.
Thank you for another inspiring challenge.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Fikreta said...

congrats to winner and to tops!
great challenge and wonderful projects from all!

Maryann scrapbooking said...

Merci pour ce nouveau challenge auquel j'ai plaisir à participer.
Bravo à la DT pour cette belle inspiration.

Thank you for this new challenge which I enjoy participating.
Congratulations to the DT for this beautiful inspiration.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Hi Karen! It's good to see that you continue to share the Word of our Lord through your creative blog. Blessings!