Welcome back to Word Art Wednesday. You're here just in time for a brand new challenge; and WOW do we ever have some amazing fun waiting for you. First, we'd like to extend a warm welcome to our newest Design Team Member, Gail Scott. We're blessed to have her join our team, and we hope you enjoy the art she shares. We also have another brand new sponsor this year, the lovely Swoon Party Shop. I found this store through a blog inspiration of mine; and I've been ordering the cutest little trinkets from this shop ever since then. You will find many one-of-a-kind items and lovely touches for any crafting project. Each time I visit, the inventory expands. You'll see my card (below and on my blog) using several of the darling items carried at Swoon. I do hope you'll stop by Swoon Party Shop to look around and possibly treat yourself. We're really glad you're here, and we appreciate all the art you share with us. Even if we don't get around to your blog each week, we see you and we appreciate you....much more than you will ever know. We thank God for you.
Our scripture for this challenge is Luke 1:49 which says, "For He that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is His name". This verse is fairly straight-forward. These words were spoken by Mary, the mother of Jesus. When she said, "For He that is mighty", she was referring to Jesus Christ, God in human flesh, her Savior. She went on to add..."and holy is His name". She fully realized WHO her son was. He was not just a human....He was SO much more, and she acknowledged this by saying "holy is His name". She wanted others to realize that SHE was NOT the focus; but that her son, Jesus Christ, the awaited Messiah, God in human flesh, was the one to whom she looked for her salvation, and that He alone should always be the One in focus. Mary played a vital and beautiful role in Jesus coming to this world to save us from our sins. However, she never wanted anyone to lose sight of the fact that Jesus Christ (God, the Messiah) was where our hearts needed to look for our eternal salvation. We need to appreciate Mary, respect Mary, called Mary blessed among women. We are not called to "worship", pray to, or honor Mary. That's not what she wanted. She always wanted to shine the light on her precious son, Jesus. He alone is holy, and mighty, and He is wanting to do great things through you and me. The desire of Mary's heart was to point people to her Savior, Jesus Christ. What's the desire of your heart? God wants to do great things for you, and He alone is mighty enough to accomplish anything. Let God do great things for you - HOLY is His name.
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:
The AMAZING Swoon Party Shop is our FAB
sponsor for this challenge. This awesome shop is
filled with the most LOVELY products including
one-of-a-kind items and specialty accents for our
crafting projects. Be sure to stop by 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 will win a $25 Gift Certificate to Swoon.
Karen's project below uses some of the sweet items
you'll find at Swoon Party Shop. Happy shopping!
AND NOW....Another Lucky Winner:
Newton's Nook. One lucky person has now won
a generous $20 gift certificate to spend at the
WONDERFUL Newton's Nook. They have SO
many great stamps, dies, and creative FUN just
waiting for you at Newton's Nook Designs.
Thank you again, Newton. Our lucky winner is
Entry #19 - Marie Bingaman
The Top 3 Honors Go To Our Friends:
Entry #8 - Enigma Artist
Entry #80 - Shaz in Oz
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.
AND NOW....Here's some inspiration to get you started:
April Guest Designer, Dottie Seubert
Using Several Products from our Sponsor,