Here we go, everyone! Sorry for the late post. It's for another AWESOME challenge here at Word Art Wednesday and we couldn't be any happier to know that you've stopped by to join the fun. We're repeatedly amazed by all the wonderful art you share with us, and we are SO grateful for all that you link up here. It's such a treat.
Our scripture of focus for this challenge is Job 1:21b which reads, "The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord". This verse is often one of comfort during a time of death and loss. But this verse really encompasses ALL details of our lives. Sometimes things seem to "go our way" and we feel blessed. Sometimes we feel down when things aren't going our way. It's during these times that we must remember that God is good ALL the time; even when He "takes things away" from us. BLESSED be the name of the Lord our God, Jesus Christ, all the time. It's important for us to remember that God is good, and that God loves us always. We think we know what's best for us, but we don't always know. Being a true child of God means that we must fully trust in His infinite wisdom. We must always remember that God is always perfect, and His ways are always perfect - even when we don't understand them or agree with them. God has a bigger, higher, better plan for everything, and we must learn to trust this completely. The nest time things start getting difficult in your life, I encourage you to say these words out loud....."The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord". Just TRUST that He always knows what's best for us and TELL Him that you know He has your best interest in mind, and PRAISE Him for always being there to do what He knows is best. Life is difficult, but God is always faithful, and His ways are always right. BLESSED be the name of the Lord our God.
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.
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Check it out, friends. It's AWESOME.
AND NOW.......Our Lucky Winner:
The one and only Pink & Main was our sponsor
for the last challenge. What a treat this is. Pink
& Main carries lovely high-quality stamps, dies,
and much more. One lucky person has won a
generous $20 gift certificate to spend at this
AWESOME shop. Be sure to check out ALL the
wonderful things that await you at Pink & Main.
Our lucky winner this time is
Entry #88 - Billie Anderson
Our Top 3 Honors Go to Our Friends:
Entry #80 - Julie Gearinger
Entry #95 - Vivian Foo
Entry #108 - Syksyinen
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: