Welcome back to Word Art Wednesday for another fun new challenge, everyone. As always, we've got lots of fun things planned and we're SO glad you've chosen to stop by and be a part of all the excitement for this two-week period. As a Christian woman, I want to openly and honestly say to EVERY PERSON who stops by this challenge blog that I SEE you. I am not a perfect person - not even close. Please know that there is no judgement here...ever. I/we appreciate you all, and we recognize that we each and every one of us has struggles and issues in life. Here at Word Art Wednesday, we just want you to know that we all need to love and support each other and that's our goal. In a world of perfectly imperfect people, we just want you to have a safe, fun place to share ALL your art and to know that there is a great loving God who cares about YOU.
The beautiful word art for this challenge was created using the verse 3 John 1:4 which says, "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth". This is such a true and beautiful statement. As a parent, I want lots of things for my kids (dreams, goals, happiness, joy, etc.) but PRAISE GOD my greatest joy in life is knowing that my children love the Lord and are living for Him and walking with Him. In short, I have the great joy of knowing they are walking in truth (the truth of Jesus Christ). We often get caught up in all the other stressors happening in our lives and our children's lives; but our focus MUST always remain in getting our children (and loved ones) to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and to know that "they walk in truth". The enemy, Satan, will throw daggers at our children and try to lure them into sin. It's important to entrust our children to God, to pray for them every day, and to talk with them about life and what is truly important to know in life. Yes, it's A LOT. Parenting isn't for whimps. That's for sure. God's Word is very clear in what it teaches. Just know that God will always give you the strength, wisdom, and direction you need to raise your children for His glory - IF you seek Him. Be 100% sure about where you're going when you leave this world; and be very sure you've communicated this very clearly with your children and loved ones. Just like WE have no greater joy when our children walk in truth, God has no greater joy when He sees US walk in His truth.
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 AWESOME sponsor for this challenge:
Gina K. Designs is our sponsor for this
challenge and they are offering up a very generous $25
gift card to spend at their AWESOME store.
Gina k. Designs carries SO many gorgeous
Background Stamps, special collections,
Mini Stamp Sets and SO much more.
You can also see lots of great inspiration on the
Gina k. Designs Blog. Special thanks to
Gina K. Designs for their generous support.
AND NOW.....Another Lucky Winner:
Our dear friends over at the DARLING store
Pretty Little Studio sponsored our last challenge
by offering up a special prize. You will LOVE all
their whimsical and light-hearted images including
papers, digitals, stickers, ephemera and SO much
more. We hope you will take time to stop by to see
what YOU love at Pretty Little Studio. You're sure
to find something lovely. Special thanks to everyone
at Pretty Little Studio. Our lucky winner is
Entry #33 - Denise Bryant
Our Top 3 Honors Go to Our Friends:
Entry #50 - Melanie Hungerford
Entry #54 - Carrie
Entry #93 - Dreja
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!
Here's Some Inspiration to get You Started: