Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Anything Goes - Challenge Weeks #400/401

Welcome by today, friends!  We're so glad that you've chosen to stop by to play along in our challenge.  We have (two) lucky winners, a fabulous sponsor, a new piece of word art, a brief devotional, and LOTS of fun waiting for you.  Let's get started with another FAB challenge here at Word Art Wednesday!

The scriptures used for our new piece of word art are found in 2 Corinthians 3:4-5.  These verses are actually the answer to a question asked in 2 Corinthians 2:16 which asks the question regarding life and death, "And who is sufficient for these things"?  So, the writer has asked in 2:16 who could possibly be sufficient to give (or to judge) life and death.  As the gospel was being spread, we read that it was like a sweet fragrance to God, who alone brings (eternal) life to the believer and (eternal) death to the rejector.  These verses tell us that our trust (faith) in Christ helps us to grow and to please Him, and that we alone are not sufficient to raise ourselves up to life (and most especially unto eternal life).  We are not enough, in and of ourselves.  We need Him!  There is only ONE WAY to having eternal life in Heaven.  You can't study your way in, you can't buy your way in, you can do enough good deeds to get yourself in, and you can't pray yourself in to Heaven.  You don't need to jump through any hoops or be anything special.  All you need to do in order to secure your eternal life in Heaven is to call on God, confess your sins and your inability to be enough, and just TRUST HIM.  He already paid the price by giving Himself as a flawless, perfect  and sinless sacrifice (God in human flesh) and giving His life for ours on the Cross of Calvary.  Yes, there's ONLY ONE WAY TO HEAVEN....through the blood of Jesus Christ.  You can call on Him today and SECURE your eternal home in Heaven; and once you do, you can never lose it.  He's waiting (and happy) to hear from you!

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.
Check out our AWESOME sponsor for this challenge:
The Project Bin is our sponsor for this
challenge.  We hope that you will take
time to visit The Project Bin and check
out their FUN assortment of stamps.
One lucky person will win a $15 credit
to spend at The Project Bin on the stamps
of their choice.  How exciting!

AND NOW.......Our Lucky Winner:
Stix 2 ANYTHING was our sponsor for
the last challenge.  If you're not yet familiar
with Stix 2 Anything, you'll definitely want
to check out this wonderful world of adhesives,
some exciting new products (glitters, etc.)
and helpful products for crafting.   One lucky
person has won an AMAZING Adhesives Prize Pkg.
from our FAB friends at Stix 2 Anything!
Let's hear for our lucky winner

The WINNER of our "Comment To
Win" Prize from last week is:

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #91 - Janis
Entry #136 - Shelly Schmidt
Entry #221 - Karen Ladd

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:

Donna Dambrot, The Project Bin Design Team
Sharing Three Cards Using Project Bin Stamps.
Her first card uses the BFF Stamp Set
Second Card Using Love Your Shellfie
And Her Third Card Uses The Gratest

Our August Guest Designer, Beverly Jordan

Maxine Diffey

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter


Gail said...

Great message to accept Jesus - thanks for a new challenge and for the DT creations - Happy Dance to the winners! YEah!

Bunny said...

Congratulations winners.

One of my favorite bible verses is Jeremiah 33:3. My Sunday school teacher said it was God's phone number. "Call on my and I will answer thee and show thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not". Love that verse. [Bunny]

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...


Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful verse today- hope to play along again! Thank You so much for shoosing my card as a Top three pick! I am very honored!

Maryann scrapbooking said...

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

Very nice inspiration from the DT.
Thank you for this new challenge which I enjoy participating.

Janis said...

Congratulations to the winners and thank you so much for choosing my card as one of your Top Picks! Special congrats to my crafty pal, Karen Ladd, who is a Top Pick, also. YAY!!!

Thank you for another lovely and inspirational challenge! Blessings this day to you.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Cynthia said...

Thank you for another great challenge and fabulous DT inspiration!

Lori m said...

Beautiful cards everyone, love the challenge, hugs, Lori m