Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Anything Goes Weeks #551-552

Here we are at the beginning of yet another AWESOME challenge here at Word Art Wednesday.  As always, we're so blessed to have you join us and we hope that you enjoy your time here.  We have another lucky winner, a brief devotional to encourage you, another FABULOUS sponsor, and some lovely inspiration to get you started.  Let's begin our new challenge.

The Bible scripture of focus is 2 John 1:8 which reads, "Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward".  Let's look into this verse a bit closer to see what it means and how it (like every bit of God's holy Word) can bless our lives today.  First, it says that we must "look to ourselves" which tells us that it is within OUR OWN DOING to choose or reject Christ, the life He offers for following Him, and the fullness of His blessings in Heaven.  The writer of this scripture, John, uses the word "we" because he included himself among those who are tempted by this world.  But let me assure you, as John is doing here, that it is our choice to hold fast to Christ as we go through this life so that we can enjoy the fullness of His blessings now and forever.  There is so much more to enjoy (both today and for all eternity); but we often miss out on God's favor and what He has for us ("things which we have wrought") but it's up to each of us individually to allow God to work in us so that He is glorified through our lives.  Don't miss out of any of the wonderful blessings God has intended for you.  Serve Him always with ALL your heart.  The rewards are eternal.

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:
The one-of-a-kind AMAZING Seth Apter Designs
is our sponsor for this challenge.  Seth is offering up
not only one, but two (2) $25 Gift Certificates to
Seth Apter Designs.  How COOL is that?  TWO
lucky participants (always chosen by random draw)
will each win $25 to spend at Seth Apter Designs.
TWO (2) COOL.......Right?
Be sure to sirtop by Seth Apter Designs to see ALL
the wonderful stamps, stencils, inks, paints and
SO much more.  Thanks, Seth Apter Designs.

And Now.....Another Very Lucky WINNER:
The BEAUTIFUL, wonderful, inspiring and
AMAZING Altenew was our sponsor for the
previous challenge.   Altenew is a wonderful
shop is filled with the loveliest stamps, dies,
stencils, inks, etc. to help you create the most
gorgeous art imaginable.  Be sure to stop by the
Altenew Blog for inspiration and the Altenew Shop
for some great shopping.  One lucky person has won
a generous $15 gift certificate to spend at Altenew.
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.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


sarahstone said...

Thank you for the honor! Where do I go to get the badge?

sarahstone said...

Thank you for the honor! Where do I go to get my badge?

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

This Bee is happy to bee the winner of the Altenew gc. Emailed.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Janis said...

Congrats to Melissa and to the Top Picks!!
Lovely samples by the DT. Natalie's sweet bee card made me smile.
Thank you for another wonderful challenge!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Lori Podolsky said...

Thank you very much for selecting my card as a Top 3 winner. How exciting! Congratulations to the other winners. I wish you a happy day. xx