Welcome back again this week to Word Art Wednesday and thanks so much for joining us. WOW, you all create such gorgeous cards, and we really appreciate and enjoy seeing all your wonderful creations. We have another FUN challenge waiting for you with a beautiful piece of word art, a brief devotional, lots of great inspiration, a FABULOUS sponsor, and lots of excitement for everyone. We really are delighted to have you join us, and we appreciate you more than we can even express.
Our word art scripture, Psalm 78:4 says, "We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and His strength, and His wonderful works that He hath done". This verse is speaking about giving all the praises to the Lord, Jesus Christ, that He so richly deserves. It says that "we will not hide them from their children" meaning that it's so important to teach our children and grandchildren (the next generation) how important it is to give God praise always for all that He's done. If we don't teach the next generation how important it is to praise God, and if they don't see and hear us praising Him, how will they know to do it? It's not only important, but it's SO richly deserved by our all-knowing, loving Father and Creator of everything. The verse also tells us to teach the next generation how strong God is in every aspect, how wonderful He is, and how very deserving of our praise He is. Just going to church (or having our children and grandchildren knowing we go to church) isn't enough. While it's wonderful and helpful to us all, it's far more important for them to SEE us reading His precious Word, and to HEAR us praising His holy name. Our actions are what really makes an impact on them. What message are you sending to your children and grandchildren? Let's each do our very best to reach the next generation with God's love, strength, and the message of His amazing gift of salvation. The rewards are eternal.
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 FABULOUS Altenew is sponsoring
this challenge. This wonderful company
carries gorgeous stamps, dies, stencils,
embossing folders, paints and much more.
One lucky participant selected by random
draw will WIN a generous $25 gift card to
spend at Altenew. Good luck everyone.
AND NOW......Another Lucky WINNER:
The one and only Taylored Expressions was our
sponsor for the previous challenge. We're always grateful
to have them sponsor us. They carry adorable stamps,
dies, stencils, paper, markers and many other FAB
products to help you expand your creativity. They
also share lots of great inspiration on the TE Blog.
One lucky person has WON a generous $30 gift
card to spend at Taylored Expressions.
Our lucky winner this time is
Entry #155 - Gloria Shirr
Our Top 3 Honors Go to Our Friends:
Entry #27 - Bridget Curnow
Entry #51 - Roberta
Entry #82 - Rose Andrew
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: