Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Anything Goes - Weeks #489-490

Welcome back to Word Art Wednesday, everyone!  It's time for another great new challenge and a FUN time for everyone.  Thanks for joining us.  We have one of our favorite long-time sponsors back with us again for this challenge; and we know that everyone LOVES this sponsor.  It's the WONDERFUL Stamp Simply Clear Stamps.  Hurray!  We also have some card samples to inspire you, our lucky winners, and a brief devotional to encourage you.  Oh, and of course....the challenge.  Let's get started with it all, and thanks for joining us.

The scripture in focus is Psalm 33:18.  In this beloved psalm, we read "Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy".  As I looked at this portion of scripture, three questions popped into my  mind.  The first question - Is the eye of the LORD (Jesus Christ) upon me?  Second question - do I fear Him?  And finally, Is my hope in His mercy?  PRAISE GOD I can confidently say YES to all three of these questions.  So can you.  It's simple.  When we say that we "fear" the LORD", it means we acknowledge His holiness and recognize Him for WHO is is.  He is GOD, Jesus Christ our Savior, and the Author/Creator of all things.  To fully recognize God as having full authority over all of (His) creation, is to "fear" Him.  To have HOPE in His mercy means to place our eternal faith in His act of mercy on the cross when He willing gave His life as a spotless sacrifice to cover my sins (and the sins of all mankind).  He showed me His mercy when He allowed me to approach Him and ask Him to save my wretched sinful soul.  PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME...He saved my eternal soul.  He wants to save the soul of every human who will humble themselves, confess their sinful condition, and call on Him for salvation based fully upon placing their HOPE of eternity with Him in Heaven in (nothing but) His sacrifice on the cross.  It's doesn't have to be some "complicated religious event"'s just a conversation between you and God.  And here's the BLESSING in this scripture.....the EYE of the LORD will forever be upon me (us).  Once I am His, I'm no longer alone.....ever.  What a JOY to know that His all-seeing eye is forever watching over me.  Do you fear God?  Is your hope in His mercy?  Does He keep His eye on you?   It sure feels good to know.

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 sponsor for this challenge is the WONDERFUL
Stamp Simply Clear Stamps.  One lucky person will
win their choice of either two new stamp sets of
choice, or one stamp set and one die-cut set of  choice
from our FABULOUS friends over at
Stamp Simply Clear Stamps.  Below you will see
several samples/cards using stamps and dies from
Stamp Simply Clear Stamps.  Be sure to stop by and
browse their LOVELY collection of high-quality
acrylic stamps and wafer thin dies.  They have SO
many great products.  You'll want them all.

AND NOW.....Another Lucky Winner:
The AMAZING Swoon Party Shop was our previous
sponsor.  I really hope you've popped this awesome
shop to see all their LOVELY products including
one-of-a-kind items and specialty accents for our
crafting projects.  Don't miss viewing this AWESOME
shop to look around.  I've ordered many times, and I
love their products and customer service.  So many
great products await you at Swoon Party Shop.  One
lucky person has won a $25 Gift Certificate to
the FABULOUS Swoon Party Shop.  It's

The Top 3 Honors Go To Our Friends:
Entry #6 - Ingunn

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.  We
pray for them, and for God's hand of blessing
upon their businesses.  We're SO grateful.
AND NOW....Here's some inspiration to get you started:

From the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps
Design Team, Our Friend, Esther Asbury

Also From the Stamp Simply Design Team,
The Talented Deborah Saaranen 

One more from the Stamp Simply Design Team...
We have this lovely card from Julie Gearinger

Our April Guest Designer, Dottie Seubert
Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

And Our Design Team Members:

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


ingunnsinekort said...

Thank you so much for choosing my card as a top 3! Congrats to the other ladies! Stay safe everyone.Kind regards Ingunn

Esther Asbury said...

So excited to be a winner this week!! Thank you Karen!!

Donna Walls said...

Thank so much for a Top Spot and Congrats to the Winner and other Top Picks!

R's Rue said...

These are beautiful said...

Congratulations on the winner, Esther Asbury and the top 3!!!

Wendy said...

Beautiful bible verse and design team makes. Thank you for the challenge.

Migdalia said...

All beautiful projects! Congrats to all of the winners!

Janis said...

Congrats to the Winner and Top Picks!!
Beautiful samples by the team. I esp love Dottie's lovely teacup, flowers, and scripture card!!
Thank you for another inspiring and encouraging challenge.
<3 J

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