Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Anything Goes #462-#463

Welcome back to Word Art Wednesday.  Our prayer is that this challenge blog is always a place where you, our talented friends, will be blessed and encouraged and a place where you can share the unique talents God has given you.  We enjoy your art SO much, and we thank you for linking up.  We praise God for you and for our generous sponsors; and we truly hope that you are blessed and encouraged by the art, devotions, and fellowship we provide.  THANK YOU for being here.  You are appreciated.

Psalm 126:5 says, "They that sow in tears shall reap in joy".  Isn't that a beautiful picture?  Each of us is going through something.  We always are.  But just like we learn in this verse...they were (literally) sowing/planting seeds while weeping.  In the true context (circumstances) of this passage, they were captive during this time.  Perhaps we, too, feel a bit captive at times and find ourselves weeping.  It's a trying time while we're raising our children, struggling financially, when we've lost a loved one, or are facing physical suffering, etc.  We may often find ourselves in tears during these difficult times.  But we are also sowing during this time.  We're "planting seeds" - in the lives of our children, in others at church or our neighborhood, even in ourselves.  PRASIE GOD this verse reminds us that although we sow in tears, we WILL reap in joy.  No matter what you're going through right now (a wayward child, the death of a loved one, a financial or physical deficit, or ANY trial), as a child of God; you're dropping seeds that will, over time, be reaped.  There absolutely WILL be a time when the JOY (shouts of happiness and praise)  is greater than the weeping.  Just know, that no matter what your burdens are today; that JOY is coming.  It's found in living for, and with, Jesus Christ in your heart.  Just keep yourself fixed on Jesus, and you can rest assured that His unspeakable JOY is coming.  Praise God.

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 AWESOME sponsor for this challenge:
Our friends over at The Project Bin are offering
a generous $15 Gift Voucher to their AWESOME
store.  You'll absolutely LOVE their sweet
selection of high-quality clear stamps and
amazing coordinating steel die-cuts in a wide
variety of styles.  Below you will see some card
samples using their awesome products.  How FUN
are these great products?  Thanks Project Bin.

And Now.....Another LUCKY WINNER:

The WONDERFUL Studio Katia was our sponsor
for the previous challenge.  You will really
LOVE all their high-quality stamps, dies,
embellishments and more.  And there's lots
of FABULOUS inspiration on the
Studio Katia Blog.   One lucky
entry has won a generous $35 gift voucher
to spend in the Studio Katia Store.  WOW.
It's Lucky Entry #77 - Stamping Writer/Sandy

Our Top 3 Picks This Week:

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 or Winner's 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 we pray for their success.
AND NOW....Here's some inspiration to get you started:

From The Project Bin Design Team, Member
Tracie sharing this sweet treat box using
Pumpkin Spice from their stamp collection.
And next, The Project Bin Design Team Member
Lynn sharing this darling Christmas card using the
Mid Century Christmas set.  How sweet!
mid century Christmas, retro Christmas, card making, Christmas cards, hand made cards, hand stamped cards, clear stamps, Santa, sentiment stamps,
And next, from The Project Bin Design Team, we
have Leslie sharing this darling card that uses their
Kinda Pawsome Stamp Set.  It's the cutest, right?

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


Sandra H said...

Great array of cards x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wonderful promise of God and how often have I claimed it and received the promise..
Praise His glorious name above all names! Thanks fir staring and for your clever inspiration!
Thanks for Sharing, God bless and keep you safe, and all those you love, hugs Shaz in Oz.x

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

MadeByMeghanK said...

Thank you SOOOO MUCH for picking my card top 3~! Congrats to the other winners and top picks!!!!!!!!!!!!

Allisa said...

Thanks so much for the Top 3 pick!

Gail said...

Fab work to designers! Thank you for devotional and new challenge - Happy Dance to winners! Have a blessed week!

Anonymous said...

I ordered the Kinda Sorta Stamp Set from The Project Bin!! I LOVE That stamp you used Karen! Great examples.