Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Anything Goes - Weeks #529-530

Welcome to Word Art Wednesday.  Are you ready for another FABULOUS challenge?  Well, we've got another great one prepared for you all.  The wonderful Pretty Pink Posh is our sponsor this time.  We also have a brief devotional and some great inspiration to share with you.  Thanks for stopping by to play along with us.  It's always better when everyone can join the fun.

Our word art scripture is 1 John 2:14.  You'll find 1 John (through 3 John) at the end of your Bible, just before Revelation.  This verse reads, "We love Him because He first loved us".  Did you know that God almighty, the author and creator of everything, LOVES YOU?  It's true.  He loved YOU long before you were ever even born.  And get this......not only does He love you, but He was (literally) thinking about YOU when He hung on the cross, suffered and died for your sins.  He thought of each and every one of us individually and specifically.....again, because He loves each of us.  He doesn't want (any person) any of us to be separated from Him for all eternity in a literal place called Hell.  He came to Earth, suffered and died, rose again and went to prepare a place for us (Heaven) to spend eternity with Him.  He did ALL of this ONLY because He loves us.  But it's up to US to either ACCEPT or reject His gift.  For those who accept this truth and welcome God into their lives, it's clearly obvious why we love Him in return.  His love and presence in our lives makes ALL the difference.  For those who have never experienced the greatest love of all time, Jesus is the answer.  He longs to be loved by YOU - and know this.....He already loves you regardless of your response.  Let Him show you the love you need and desire.  Only God can fill the empty void in our hearts, and it's a love like no other.

As always, you are welcome to save the word art to your computers; 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 WONDERFUL sponsor for this challenge:
The one and only Pretty Pink Posh is the
sponsor for this challenge.  How cool is
that?  This wonderful store is filled with
high-quality adorable stamps, dies and
crafting products.  SO SWEET.  You'll LOVE
Pretty Pink Posh, and we hope you take the
time to stop by and check out their awesome
store.  One lucky person will win a very
generous $30 gift voucher to spend at the
awesome Pretty Pink Posh.  Hurray!

AND NOW.......Another Lucky Winner:
The wonderful Stamps of Life Stamps sponsored
our last challenge.  The Stamps of Life has been one
of our sponsors for several years now, and we are SO
grateful. You can see all their wonderful
products here in the Stamps of Life Store.
One lucky person has won a generous $25
gift voucher to spend at The Stamps of Life.
It's Lucky Entry #117 - Donna Walls

Our Top 3 Honors Go to Our Friends:
Entry #33 - Lori M.
Entry #99 - Priya

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.
Here's Some Inspiration to Get You Started:

From the Pretty Pink Posh Design Team, here's
Mindy Eggen sharing a card using the sweet
And here's a sweet card by Leica
This next card is by Gemma Campbell of the
Pretty Pink Posh DT Using their lovely Valentine
And from the talented Jeanne Jachna of the
Pretty Pink Posh DT Using their sweet new
Love Hearts Die sharing this sweet card

AND NOW.......Here's some inspiration from
the awesome Word Art Wednesday Design Team

Cynthia Olheiser

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


Donna Walls said...

Oh my goodness, I'm honored to see I'm the winner. Thanks so much for such a great challenge and Congrats to the Top Picks.

Lori m said...

Congrats to all the winners and thank you everyone, I'm so happy...I made the Top 3.
DT gorgeous cards!, Hugs, Lori m

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh that's awesome! I am so happy to have my card chosen for a Top 3 Honor - thank you! You made my day! Congrats to the lucky winner and thank you for another challenge! I love playing here! I enjoy your scripture art, your devotionals, and your beautiful inspiration cards! I'll be back to play along for sure! That's a wonderful scripture, thank you!

Janis said...

Congratulations to the Winner and to the Top Picks...esp to my friend, Kitty!! Yay!!
Fabulous inspiration by the team. The verse is just wonderful. I esp love Cynthia's beautiful tag!!
Thank you for another lovely challenge!!
<3 J

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