Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Weeks #547-548 - Anything Goes

WELCOME to Word Art Wednesday, everyone.  We're blessed to have you join us and we're always so very grateful for all who come by to share their amazing cards and art with us here.  God has blessed us with the best sponsors EVER - and they provide all the awesome prizes for our challenges as well as loads of wonderful inspiration.  This challenge is no different, and we have the WONDERFUL Stix 2 Anything sponsoring us with an awesome adhesives prize package for one lucky participant.  Thanks so much for stopping by to join us, and as always, we wish everyone the best of luck in the random draw.  We appreciate you all SO very much.  Be sure to read the rules so that you'll be eligible to win.

The scripture used to create our beautiful word art for this challenge is Psalm 103:13 which says, "Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear Him".  In this verse, the psalmist is comparing a father's love to God's own great love for His children.  In this verse, the word pity is used and it basically just means compassion.  You can think of it this way....when a child is ill, his/her earthly father will not only have the feeling of compassion or pity towards their child; but will also ACT on that feeling.  The words in this verse imply that an action will take place.  The father would never just look at his sick child and FEEL the compassion; but would also take the necessary actions that are needed to nurse that child back to good health.  In much the same way, when God (our all-knowing Heavenly Father) sees us suffering with an illness, a sadness or difficult situation; He not only SEES our need; but He also takes action and does for us what is best.  Much like our parents did when we were little, God is still looking out for us and wants the very best for us when we "fear Him" (acknowledge His holiness).  God will always SEE our need and will also ACT on it to provide precisely what we need.  He does this simply because He loves us and wants us to be blessed in this life so that we are able to fully experience His great JOY and so that we can SHARE that joy as we point others to Him.  I know that God's great love for me is something I truly want everyone to and forevermore.

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 or to win in our challenges.  We welcome you to share all of your art with us; remembering that Anything Goes as long as it's family friendly.  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 an encouragement to you as we share it.  If you have any questions about the rules, be sure to read the complete list of rules found under our Page tab marked "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 our guidelines.   Please know that this doesn't mean we are judging anyone.  We're not.  We are simply attempting to honor God and follow His rules.  Please let us know if you have any questions about anything; and thank you for your understanding and participation.
Check out our WONDERFUL sponsor for this challenge:
Stix 2 Anything is an absolutely AWESOME
store.  They are located in the UK, but they ship
everywhere.  Stix 2 Anything carries all the most
amazing adhesives as well as many other FUN
and fabulous products that will boost your
creativity.  One lucky participant will WIN
a generous prize package from our friends at
Stix 2 Anything.  Please stop by and check
out Stix 2 Anything and see for yourself all
the great adhesives and mixed media FUN
they have to offer.  Remember, EVERY crafter
needs ADHESIVE, and Stix 2 Anything has
it ALL.  Thank you so much to our friends
at Stix 2 Anything.  Good luck, everyone!

AND AGAIN......Another Lucky Winner:
Our FABULOUS sponsor for the previous challenge
was Stamp Simply Clear Stamps.  They have been
a blessing to us for several years, and we LOVE
their beautiful high-quality stamps and dies.
One lucky person has won a $20 credit to spend
at Stamp Simply Clear Stamps.  The winner can
choose from the Stamp Simply line of products.
You won't want to miss out on visiting Stamp
Simply to take a look around.  Thank you to our
The lucky $20 winner is......
Entry #18 - Janis in ID
Our Top 3 Honors Go to Our Friends:

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 June Guest Designer, Heather Mills

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


Becca Yahrling said...

Woo-hoo!! So happy for my friend, Janis. :-)

Janis said...

Congratulations to the Top Picks!! And I am so excited to see I am the lucky winner this time around!! Thank you so much for drawing my name. I have just emailed you. <3

Thank you for another lovely challenge. The samples are wonderful. I love the fishies on Natalie's Father's Day card. Fun and great for a masculine card.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Donna Walls said...

Thanks so much for honoring my card with a Top Spot. Congrats to Janis, Jill and Elizabeth!

Becca Sadler said...

Great Fathers cards whether for Father's Day or just to encourage or thank a dad using the verse from Psalms! Thanks for the Scriptural inspiration!

Lori m said...

Congrats to the winner and top honors, hugs, Lori m

Elizabeth Hart said...

Thanks so much for a top pick in the last challenge!!

Jill W. said...

Thank you for choosing my Patriotic card in the top three honors!