Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Anything Goes - Weeks #539-#540

Welcome to Word Art Wednesday, everyone.  It's time for another AWESOME two-week Anything Goes/Family Friendly challenge and we're SO glad you're here to play along with us.  We have another AMAZING sponsor, the wonderful Heartfelt Creations.  We also have a brief Easter devotional, some great inspiration and lots of fun waiting for you.  Thanks for stopping by to join us.  We're SO glad you're here.

The word art was created using the Bible verse 2 Corinthians 5:15 which says, "And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto Him which died for them, and rose again".  As we, Christians all around the world, prepare to celebrate Easter; it's important that we realize we serve a very REAL and very LIVING God.  NO OTHER "god" and NO OTHER "religion" can say that their "god" died for mankind's sins.  Nor can they say that their "god" rose again from the dead PROVING they are God - as Jesus did.  Our God, Jesus Christ, was SEEN alive by HUNDREDS of eyewitnesses AFTER His crucifixion, confirmed death and burial.  Because He did all of this to make a way for us to spend eternity with Him in Heaven, it's also important (as we're reminded in this verse) that we live our lives FOR HIM.  That doesn't mean we can't have fun, or that we need to attend church every day and walk around like monks.  However, it does mean that we should be different from the world.  Our purpose, once we are a child of God, is to glorify Him and to point people to Him.  We can't do this by living FOR the world or LIKE the world.  We can only do this by living FOR God.  We honor Him by living our lives according to His holy Word (the Bible) to the very best of our ability, by continuing to learn about Him and striving to be more like Him.  You see, when we live the way the world tells us to...we simply blend in.  God wants us to continue to change always (and be willing to change/grow always) so that we're constantly striving to learn more about His Word and His ways so that others will SEE Christ in us and will WANT what we have.  Our greatest joy on this earth is walking and living in His truth and His love, and claiming His wonderful promises.  Our greatest of joy of all is not on this earth.  It waits for those who have placed their faith in what He did for us when He "became flesh (Jesus) and dwelt among us", dying for our sins, and rising again.  Let's each ask ourselves today - "Am I living for myself (my desires)?  Or am I living for God (His desires)?  It's never too late to make the changes in our daily lives that will point others toward Him, bring Him glory, and BLESS us in the process.  Show God how much you appreciate Him by living your life for His glory.  Happy Easter, everyone.

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 WONDERFUL and beautiful Heartfelt Creations
is our sponsor for this challenge.  Please treat yourself
by visiting the Heartfelt Creations Blog for lots of
inspiration, and at Heartfelt Creations Shop
for lots of great products.  Not only does this
awesome store carry GORGEOUS stamps and dies;
but they carry so much more.  One lucky person
will win a generous $20 credit to spend at

AND NOW.....Another Lucky Winner:

The WONDERFUL Crafty Individuals Stamp Co. was
our previous sponsor.  Crafty Individuals is
located in the UK and they carry their own amazing
line of stamps as well as many other popular brands.
One lucky person randomly drawn from our entries
has WON a generous prize from our friends at
Crafty Individuals.  HURRAY!  It's
Lucky Entry #6 - Lynne R.
Our Top 3 Honors Go to Our Friends:
Entry #20 - 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:

Our April Guest Designer, Billie Anderson

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


Lynne said...

Wow, thank you, a lovely surprise. I have sent an email x

Lori m said...

Beautiful cards DT, I love all the different styles and designs, hugs, Lori m

Fabiola said...

I'm so happy to be in your top3, congrats to all, blessing.

Wendy said...

Lovely design team samples. Thanks for the challenge!

Wendy said...

Lovely design team samples. Thanks for the challenge!

inkblocks said...

Great verse and wonderful diversity of artwork by the DT! Thanks for the opportunity to play along :o) Nancy J

Becca Sadler, owner and manager of HQCB and FQCB said...

Terrific cards by the design team!!! said...

Great inspiration and love the verse!!