Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Anything Goes - Weeks #589-590

Hello, friends.  It's time for a brand new challenge here at Word Art Wednesday and we couldn't be more excited to have you stop by to play along with us.  We just finished up our last challenge and now we have another lucky winner, a new piece of scripture word art. a brand-new sponsor/prize, a brief devotional to encourage you, and some FAB inspiration.  Let's get started right away with this FUN new challenge.

The scripture used to create the beautiful new piece of word art for this challenge is Philippians 3:10 and it says, "That I may know Him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto His death".  This verse is, once again, pointing us to the blessing and delight that's found only in knowing the fullness of God and WHO He is.  So many people say that "they are religious, or that they belong to this church/religion, etc." but.....I would raise the (very important) question - do you really KNOW God?  Do you know Him in a close personal manner?  There is SO much to be gained from fully knowing WHO GOD IS, WHAT He accomplished for us on the cross and through His resurrection, and ALL that He has for us when we take the time to absorb ourselves in Him.  You see...being part of a church/religion, etc. is very good and very important; but it's NOT everything.  The BEST and most important part of "religion" is truly knowing God, learning all about Him and what He did for us on the cross, through His resurrection, and ALL the amazing blessings that come through always working on building that knowledge and relationship with Him.  Yes, be part of a church, and YES, be involved in fellowship with other believers.  But PLEASE, my dear friends, don't miss out on really KNOWING God and taking just a little time each day to talk with Him, study His Word and get to know who He is, what He's all about, and what He desires for you.  This act of truly knowing God will be the best thing that ever happened to you.  God is the friend who sticks closer than a brother, the only friend who is there for you 24/7/365 with NO exceptions or conditions.  Any stress in your life CAN and WILL be eased by taking time getting to know the ONLY ONE who can change things and cause all things to work together for good.  Talk with Him, get to know Him, and be blessed in a way that ONLY GOD can bless you.  He loves you and is waiting to share Himself with you in a way that will BLESS your life.....eternally.

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 Stamps of Life
The Stamps of Life is such a FUN shop
filled with adorable stamps, die-cuts, and
all the other favorites we love.  They carry
Stencils and Wool Felt, Glimmers, Stains
and so many amazing products.  But, OH,
MY HEART.....their stamps and dies are SO
sweet.  Be sure to stop by The Stamps of Life
to look around.  There's loads of great inspiration
on the Stamps of Life Blog and information about
special sales and events, etc.  You will LOVE this
sweet store.  One lucky person will WIN a very
generous $25 Gift Certificate to spend at The
Stamps of Life store.  We are SO very grateful
for the generous support of this amazing store,
its talented DT and FAB Owner, Stephanie B.
Stop by The Stamps of Life today and be
delighted, inspired and ready to buy some
ADORABLE new products.  WHO WILL WIN?

And Now.....Another Lucky WINNER:
The beautiful and awesome Crafty Individuals Stamp Co.
sponsored our previous challenge.  Crafty Individuals
is located in the UK, and they ship worldwide.
Crafty Individuals carries their own AMAZING and
creative line of stamps as well as many other brands
and crafting products.   They carry really cool and
unique images in the CI line of stamps; and they
carry many name-brand products that we all use
and love.  One person has now WON a generous
25 pound prize to spend at Crafty Individuals
on their awesome line of stamps.  Be sure to
stop by the Crafty Individuals Blog for loads
of inspiration, then by their amazing STORE for
FUN browsing and some shopping.  Who won??
It's Lucky #76 - Jackie C.

Our Top 3 Honors Go to Our Friends:
Entry #75 - Wilma

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:

Here's Some Inspiration from The Stamps of Life
Design Team featuring some of their amazing products.

Here's a card featuring the Rounded Square Dies
and the darling new Little Peeps Fox Stamps & Dies
from our Sponsor, The Stamps of Life.
And another card featuring their adorable new
from our Sponsor, The Stamps of Life.
Be sure to check out the Special Sales, new products, all the
coordinating die-cuts, stencils, and everything you need to
help you create cards like these using the FUN products
from our amazing Sponsor, The Stamps of Life.
To help you create cards like you see here, check out
all the amazing and helpful inspiration on the FAB
Stamps of Life Blog.  And, of course, many awesome
products and FUN await you at The Stamps of Life.

And now, with some inspiration from our own DT,

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


Wilma said...

Thanks DT-team for choosing my card in the TOP 3. I already have a badge and show it proudly on my blog.
Hugs, Wilma ☺☺☺

Denise Bryant said...

Congrats to Jackie C. on her prize, and also to Wilma and Stephanie S. on the top honors! I am happy to see my name for Top 3 too! Thank you!

Granmargaret said...

Thank you for the challenge. Lovely work by the design team.