Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Anything Goes - Weeks #603-604

Welcome back to Word Art Wednesday, everyone.  We're thrilled and appreciative to have you join us for another AWESOME challenge.  We have a FUN challenge for you once again with a brief devotional, a lovely digital piece of scriptural word art, lots of great inspiration, an awesome sponsor, and lots of fun waiting for everyone.  Thanks so much for being a part of this challenge.  You're all very important to us and a vital part of this challenge blog.  We couldn't have a challenge blog without participants, so thank you all very much for playing along with us and good luck in the random draw.

Our word art scripture is 1 Corinthians 3:16 and it says, "Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the spirit of God dwelleth in you"?  This verse (and the verses and chapters surrounding scripture) was originally being written to the Church at Corinth where the church body was experiencing division among themselves due to sin.  This particular verse was to remind them, as it should also remind each of us, that if we are truly Christians and we've asked Jesus Christ to dwell within us, we then become the "temple of God".  We need to remember that He did not create us to quarrel with one another or to sin against Him.  The reason we gather together as a church is to ENCOURAGE one another.  Let's each do our part to remember that since God dwells within us, we need to treat our bodies as His temple by not doing things that don't honor Him and bring Him glory.  Yes, we all have sin and sinful tendencies; but God WILL help us to turn from our sins if we confess them and turn to Him as our example of how to live our lives.  For sure I can say that we can each commit to trying each day, each week, each become a better version of ourselves and to grow more like Him and live our lives more like how He would want us to live.  Our bodies are His dwelling place.  Let's really remember that as we live for Him each day and make the changes that will bring Him ultimate glory in our lives.

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:
Seth Apter Designs is a WONDERFUL store
where you can find the COOLEST and most
original awesome stamps, stencils, washi tape,
paints, and more.  Seth is a talented artist and he's
been a friend and a blessing to us here at Word
Art Wednesday for a few years now.  You'll want to
check out Seth Apter Designs to see all his great
products.  One lucky participant will WIN a
generous $25 gift certificate to spend at this
super amazing, unique/original groovy and
altogether awesome store......

AND NOW.......Another Lucky Winner:
The FABULOUS Altenew sponsored our
last challenge.  This wonderful company
carries gorgeous stamps, dies, stencils,
embossing folders, paints and much more.
One lucky participant selected by random
draw has WON a generous $25 gift card to
spend at Altenew.  Who is it, you ask?
It's Lucky Entry #67 - Denise Bryant

Our Top 3 Honors Go to Our Friends:
Entry #22 - Barb F.

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:

Our July Guest Designer, Carrie Sheridan
Inside View of Card:

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Thank you so much for choosing my card in the Top3! I'm honoured.
Big congrats to the other Top3 ladies and to the winner!

Denise Bryant said...

What a wonderful surprise! I'm happy to be your the prize winner, and congrats to Barb, Christy and Alice for being chosen for the Top 3 honors!

Carrie said...

Thank you so much for the privilege of being July’s GD! This challenge provides such wonderful inspiration!

Barb Finnical said...

Thank you so very much for choosing my card as one of the top 3 also! I always enjoy your challenges! Congratulations to the others as well. And thank you for providing wonderful inspiration!

DIANA L. said...

Thanks for the fun challenge

Wendy said...

Always beautifully created design team samples. Thanks for the challenge and chance to win an awesome prize.