Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Anything Goes - Weeks #587-588

Welcome back to Word Art Wednesday for another great challenge.  We have lots of fun waiting for everyone including a brief devotional to encourage you, some awesome artistic inspiration, another amazing generous sponsor/prize up for grabs, and a brand-new challenge where you can link your art.  We're so grateful that you're here to join us.

Our word art scripture is Psalm 86:5, "For thou, LORD, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee".  I don't know about you, but I sure am grateful for God's willingness to forgive.  God is truly good (great in fact); and He is always ready to forgive us of our sins.  We each have our own sins - the things that go against God's perfect ways.  Each one of us needs forgiveness from our sins because our sins are what separate us from God.  However, God is rich in mercy and He will always forgive us our sins if we will simply come to Him and confess them.  This is precisely why He came to earth in the human form of Jesus Christ, why He suffered and died to pay the price for our sins, and why He has gone to prepare a place for us to spend our eternity.  Sin separates us from God, but His wonderful gift of salvation and forgiveness is what makes a way for us to get to Him.  There is absolutely NOTHING too big or too awful for God to forgive.  He will make us "a new creature" if we simply call on Him, confess, turn from our sins, and purpose to follow Him and His ways.  Please don't ever feel that you need to stay the way you are and live with the sins of your past.  God wants so much to hear from you, to forgive you, to change you, and to bless you.  Praise God for his goodness, His willingness to forgive, His perfect gift of salvation, and His mercy that is for ALL who call on His precious name. 

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:
The beautiful and awesome Crafty Individuals Stamp Co.
is our sponsor for the this challenge.  Crafty Individuals
is located in the United Kingdom, and ships worldwide.
Crafty Individuals carries their own AMAZING and super
creative line of stamps as well as hundred of other brands
and crafting products of all kinds.   They have SUPER cool
and unique images in their own amazing line of stamps;
plus they carry many name-brand products that we all use
and love.  One very lucky person will WIN a generous
25 pound prize to spend on the Crafty Individuals line of
stamps.  Be sure to stop by the Crafty Individuals Blog
for inspiration, and then by their amazing STORE for
some FUN browsing, inspiration and shopping.

AND NOW......Another Lucky Winner:
Pretty Pink Posh is an AMAZING and FUN
store that carries such super sweet stamps,
dies, stencils and so much more.  One very
lucky person has WON an extra generous $30
gift certificate to spend at Pretty Pink Posh.
It's Lucky Entry #164 - WendyLynn

Our Top 3 Honors Go to Our Friends:
Entry #95 - Lucy E.
Entry #126 - Lia
Entry #160 - Pauline C.

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:

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


Pauline C said...

Thanks so much for choosing me in your top 3 for the last challenge. I already have the badge Thankyou so will update the top 3 details on my blog. Congratulations to all the other winners ❤️
Pauline xx

Wendy said...

The winner's information is missing. Beautiful design team makes for the new challenge. I can't wait to play!

Wendy said...

I just saw your comment stating that I was the winner of last week's challenge. Thank you so much! I will send a confirmation email asap.

Lucy E. said...

Thanks for including my card in the top 3. Congrats to the other winners!

Lia said...

Thank you so much for choosing my card in the top 3!
Lia xx