Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Anything Goes - Weeks #402-#403

Welcome back by, everyone!  We had a FABULOUS challenge just end, and we're all set for another.  We're so grateful that you've chosen to play along with us.  We hope that our challenge blog is a blessing and encouragement to you, and we also hope you know how VERY grateful we are to have each and every one of you share your amazing art work with us.  We wouldn't have a challenge blog without YOU, so thank you.  Let's get started with another FUN challenge, shall we?

As we look at the new piece of word art, we see that it comes from Isaiah 26:4 which says, "Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD Jehovah is everlasting strength".  This part of scripture reminds us that when we live a righteous life before the LORD Jehovah (God in the O.T. and Jesus Christ in the N.T.), we are strengthened - physically, spiritually, politically, and in every way.  When an individual, a family, a neighborhood, a city, etc. fears God and submits to His ways, God is faithful to strengthen and protect His people.  Much like these verses in the Book of Isaiah, He promises the same to us today.  By giving our lives, our worries, our weaknesses, our faith and our everything to Him, we are strengthened from within.  Our bodies will still wear down, our mind may fail us, but...we have an eternal strength unlike any other.  God will give us the inner strength and peace we need.  I know that many of my dear friends are facing some troubled times with their aging parents.  Some of our parents' bodies and minds have "worn out".  What a joy to know that because we live for Him, His strength and support are eternally ours.  While our bodies/minds may begin to fail us, WE ARE STRONG because of Him.  We are comforted in knowing that NOTHING can separate us from the love, the strength, and the joy that comes (only) through living for the LORD.  The LORD Jehovah is our ROCK OF AGES - a constant, steady source of eternal strength and comfort; and any house/home, person, church family, etc. placing their faith in Him can never lose His strength.  It's like the song we learned when we were children....."We are weak, but He is strong".  What a joy to know He is our strength!

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:
Newton's Nook Designs is one of the CUTEST
shops on the internet.  Please take time to
stop by Newton's Nook to look around at all
their wonderful stamps, dies and more.  One
lucky person will win a $20 credit to the

AND NOW......Another Lucky Winner:
The Project Bin was our sponsor for the last
challenge.  We hope that you will take
time to visit The Project Bin and check
out their FUN assortment of stamps.
One lucky person has won a $15 credit
to spend at The Project Bin on the stamps
of their choice.  How exciting!
It's Entry #143 - Kren

Top 3 Winners:
Entry  #122 - Esther

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 first inspiration card comes from the AMAZING
Jennifer Jackson of Newton's Nook Designs.  Let's
all thank Jennifer for sharing her talents and for
sponsoring this challenge for us.  Her adorable

Our August Guest Designer, Beverly Jordan

Maxine Diffey


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


Esther Asbury said...

Thanks for choosing my bird cage card as one of your top three this week! I'm honored!

Bunny said...

Congratulations winner and top 3. [Bunny]```

Gail said...

Thanks for the great devotional - I need encouragement to keep on keeping on with Jesus the Love of my Life - Forever to live with Him - Kudos to DT and congrats to winners! Yeah Happy Dance time!

Janis said...

Congratulations to the Winner and Top Picks!!!
Very excited to see Jen from Newton's Nook joining us as a sponsor!! Adorable card with sweet Newton.
Wonderful work by the Design Team. I esp love Guest Designer Beverly's beautiful autumn card!!
Thank you for another lovely challenge.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Jennifrann said...

I sure am honored to see my card as one of the top three this week. Thank you!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love incorporating your Word art into my photography. Blessings!

Karenladd said...

Congrats to the winners! I love seeing Newton in the card sample, especially when you add him to a sweet get well card!

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice work DT

Maryann scrapbooking said...

Merci pour ce nouveau challenge.
Très belle inspiration de la DT.

Thank you for this new challenge.
Very nice inspiration from the DT.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Such a wonderful scripture and timely devotional! Thank you for always inspiring with your word art, challenges, gorgeous cards, and devotionals! Congrats to the winners and picks as well! I am happy to play along in your challenges when I'm crafting! Your challenge is so uplifting!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Here's one more photograph, with some of your word art that I hadn't used before. Thank you for helping me spread the word of our Lord through my artwork. Blessings!

Cynthia said...

Thanks for the inspiration and Word Art Scripture!