Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Anything Goes - #448-#449

We welcome you to Word Art Wednesday, and we're SO glad you're here.  It's always so much fun seeing all the amazing cards and creations you share with us.  Please know that we greatly appreciate all the wonderful art you share here, and that we consider you ALL winners.  Thank you for sharing your creativity with us.  We have another awesome sponsor set up, a lucky winner, lots of inspiration, and so much more.  Let's get started with this exciting challenge.  Hurray!

Our word art scripture is Jeremiah 31:25 which says "I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul".  What a joy and a comfort to read these words. When God said "I have satiated the weary soul", this refers to how (for those who have accepted Christ as their Savior and live for Him) He places a burden of conviction, or sort of an uneasiness/heaviness upon our heart when we sin.  Our heart becomes troubled with this conviction and we need to correct it.  When we look to God for the forgiveness we desire, He is faithful and just to forgive us.  But first, we must be His, we must recognize, acknowledge and confess our sin to Him.  He is so faithful and so forgiving, but it's our responsibility to turn from our sin and to learn from it so that we don't allow the same sin to plague our lives.  The second part of the verse that says "I have replenished every sorrowful soul", this means that once we have recognized the heaviness of the sin on our heart and we've laid it at His feet, He gives us such a peace and a comfort in knowing that we are forgiven.  He makes us new and gives us a clean start.  But remember, it's OUR responsibility to confess our sin and turn away from it.  Sin can destroy people.  Most especially when someone belongs to Him, we get that heaviness from the burden of our sin.  God doesn't want us to allow that sin to weigh us down.  He wants us to learn from it, confess it, and put it behind us.  PRAISE GOD for the precious and complete work He did on the cross.  We can be forgiven, we can have our weary soul renewed, and He will strengthen us through the process.  Don't ever allow yourself to feel burdened by the load of sin we all carry.  God wants us to lay it on Him, and to allow Him to replenish our heavy soul.  What a joy to know that God loves us SO much, and that He died and rose again for this very reason.  Sin doesn't have to become a burden on us.  God wants us to lay it on Him, and to allow Him (and what He did for us on the cross of Calvary) to forgive, renew and strengthen us.  What a joy to know that God loves us this much.  He knows each of us by name.  He died for you and for me, and He's ready to forgive you and make you a new creature.  These are precious and encouraging words.  Don't let your sin weigh you down.  Give it ALL to Jesus.

As always, you are welcome to save the word art to your computer; but you are never required to use it in order to play along in our challenges or to win.   We welcome you to 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.

Check out our AMAZING sponsor for this challenge:

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps is our new sponsor
for this challenge.  How blessed we are to
have their support.  This FUN store carries
a wide variety of high-quality clear stamps,
dies, and much more.  Take time to visit their
Blog for inspiration, or do some shopping at
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.  One lucky person
will win a $20 Gift Card from the much
loved sponsor, CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.

AND NOW......One More BLESSED Winner:
Lawn Fawn is such a darling, fun and
wonderful company.  The carry oodles of
sweet stamps, die-cuts, and more.  One
lucky person has won a generous
$25 Gift Certificate to spend at
Lawn Fawn Stamps.  That happy
person is going to be

Our Top 3 Picks This Week:
Entry #52 - Jinny
Entry #244 - Kym's Crafty Cards

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:

Vicki Dutcher of CAS-ual Fridays DT Member
Using To Go Cup Fri-Dies, and Stay Strong

Next up, we have the talented Nora Noll of
CAS-ual Fridays Design Team sharing this
stunning card using Pretty Posies Stamp Set

And finally, Lisa Bzibziak from CAS-ual Fridays
sharing this amazing card that uses their cool
Modern Petals Stencil and Mon Ami Stamp Set

Our AWESOME and Talented Word Art Wednesday
July Guest Designer, Billie Anderson

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


Sandra H said...

So beautiful l love the sentiments x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Good morning. Thank you so much for picking the card I took a longggggggg time to make for my husband's birthday. Congratulations to Mary Ellen and the other Top 3 winners. Stay safe and well. Kym

Wendy said...

Beautifully crafted design team samples. Thank you for the challenge!

Janis Lewis said...

Thank you for these challenges. I would love you to read the short snippet about this card I made on my blog.

Maryann scrapbooking said...

Bravo et merci à la DT pour cette belle inspiration.
Très beau challenge.

Well done and thank you to DT for this great inspiration.
Very nice challenge.

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