Welcome back to Word Art Wednesday and thanks so much for joining us for another FAB challenge. We have a brief devotional to encourage you, some lovely inspiration, a beautiful piece of word art, an awesome sponsor and lots of fun waiting for you. We're super excited and grateful to have you join us for this challenge, so thanks for stopping by. Let's get started.
Our beautiful word art was created using the Bible verse Romans 15:13 and it reads, "Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost". Are you familiar with the name "holy ghost"? It is, quite simply, just another name for God. When Jesus prepared to leave this earth, He told us that He would leave a part of Himself in the person of the Holy Ghost. This part of Him is the physical indwelling of His comfort. It is literally God dwelling within His believers as a source of comfort, hope and strength. We often forget about this third person of God, and in fact, we often times minimize WHO the Holy Spirit is. It is still 100% God. As God's children, we are so blessed to have this precious gift, a part of God, who dwells inside of us and offers us His amazing grace, comfort and hope. Even though God dwells in Heaven and Jesus sits at the right hand of God the Father, He knew that we needed His constant presence (indwelling) in our daily lives. This is why He gave us this gift - a part of Himself. This verse assures us that He will fill us with "all joy and peace" as we believe in Him; and that we will "abound in hope" through His indwelling spirit. I honestly cannot even imagine my life (not even for one minute) without the peace, hope and joy that I have because of the fact that He dwells constantly within me. Life is difficult and we definitely will have struggles in our lives. But what joy, hope and peace we have knowing that we will never face life and its struggles by ourselves. If you don't yet know God - all three persons of God - today is a great day to call on Him for the hope, joy and peace in believing He offers us.
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:
Stix 2 Anything is an absolutely AWESOME
store. They are located in the UK, but they ship
everywhere. Stix 2 Anything carries all the most
amazing adhesives as well as many other FUN
and fabulous products that will boost your
creativity. One lucky participant will WIN
a generous prize package from our friends at
Stix 2 Anything. Please stop by and check
out Stix 2 Anything and see for yourself all
the great adhesives and mixed media FUN
they have to offer. Remember, EVERY crafter
needs ADHESIVE, and Stix 2 Anything has
it ALL. Thank you so much to our friends
at Stix 2 Anything. Good luck, everyone!
AND NOW......Another Lucky WINNER:
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 has won 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
AWESOME new products. The winner is
Lucky Entry #54 - Kathy Asper
Our Top 3 Honors Go to Our Friends:
Entry #53 - Deanne S.
Entry #101 - Niki1
Entry #116 - Shirley G.
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: