Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Anything Goes #450-#451

Welcome by, everyone!  We're getting a very late start for our challenge, and I do apologize for that.  No great excuse, really...just life getting in the way.  Well, before I'm any more tardy for this party, let's just jump right in and I'll come back and clean up this blog post a bit when I'm able.  Again, please accept our apologies for not being fully prepared for today's post.  Summer is a busy time for all of u.  Thanks for understanding, everyone.

The scripture used for the word art is 2 Peter 3:9 which says, "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance".   This verse reminds us that God has an appointed time, a set time, that He will come again (that's just a fact).  It always breaks my heart when I read these verses and stories; only to realize that, sadly, most Jews are now still "waiting the coming Messiah or Savior".  He has already come to fulfill the prophecies, His work was complete, and He is coming again on His appointed day (only He knows when He will return).  The Lord God, Jesus Christ, would prefer that all men be saved.  He knows, however, that at some point when He returns, some will have rejected Him.  This breaks God's heart, but it is unavoidable because of man's sinful condition and free will to choose.  There will come a day when ALL men WILL know Him, and WILL bow before Him.  Hopefully, we've all "met" Him on a personal level before that day.  This is the will (or heart) of God to desire that none would perish; but it still remains up to each individual person.  What will you choose?  Be very certain.  Eternity is a VERY long time, friends.

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:
Heartfelt Creations is a WONDERFULLY stunning
on-line store carrying the most lovely stamps,
die-cuts and accessories.  Below are some gorgeous
samples from their talented DT members.
One lucky person will win a very generous
$25 Gift Card to spend at the AWESOME

AND NOW.....Another Lucky WINNER:
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps is a new sponsor
for us this year.  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
has won a $20 Gift Card from the much
loved sponsor, CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.

It's Lucky Entry #119 - Lisa Lynn

Our Top 3 Picks This Week:

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:

Here are some samples from a few Heartfelt
Creations Design Team Members
Made by Heena Skaikh Using
Our AWESOME and Talented Word Art Wednesday
July Guest Designer, Billie Anderson

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


Lisa Lynn said...

Thanks so much for choosing my card as the winner and congrats to the other winners. Great inspiration for this new challenge.

Esther Asbury said...

Thank you for choosing my journal page as one of your top picks! I'm honored!!

Gail said...

Thanks Karen for a new challenge and for the DT for their lovely creations here--- hey, life happens - so smile and keep on keeping on - we all have been there and done that for sure - have a happy week! Blessings!

Cynthia said...

Great Scripture! Fabulous DT inspiration. Congrats Lisa Lynn and Thank you for including my card in the Top Picks!! said...

Beautiful work and inspiration!

Hazel said...

Thank you for choosing my card as one of the top picks xx

Sandra H said...

So pretty

Maryann scrapbooking said...

Merci pour ce nouveau défi et la superbe interprétation de la DT.

Thank you for this new challenge and the superb interpretation of DT.

Janis said...

What a beautiful inspiration from the DT! I esp love Heena's gorgeous card.
Thank you for another wonderful challenge!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Maryann scrapbooking said...

Merci de nous offrir ce nouveau challenge attractif.
Félicitations à la DT pour ses superbes créations.
Prenez soin de vous !

Thank you for offering us this new attractive challenge.
Congratulations to DT for their superb creations.
Take care of yourself !

Gail said...

Thank you for a great challenge each 2 weeks - it is always a blessing to stop by and see what is being created by the Design Team - read the devotional - and enter my creations - winning of course is icing on the cake - have a blessed week!

MiamiKel said...

Beautiful cards and congratulations to all the winners !