Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Anything Goes - Weeks #605-606

Welcome back, everyone.  Are you ready for another AWESOME challenge?  Well, we've sure got one waiting for all of you.  This challenge includes a beautiful piece of scriptural word art, a brief devotional, some fabulous inspiration, a lucky winner, and another awesome sponsor.  As always, the best part of all is having YOU share your art with us.  We always appreciate you all for linking up for amazing art with us.

The scripture used for our lovely word art on this challenge is Psalm 30:5 which reads, "For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning".  This verse expresses the hope that God will always turn our sorrow into joy.  It reminds us that while God's anger is very short-lived, His favor (blessing upon us) is everlasting.  This verse also teaches us that we will go through trials and hardships in life because of our sin, poor choices, sickness or other troubles; but that God will be there afterwards to fully restore us.  We're assured that our trials won't last forever, and that our joys (both literally and figuratively) are made new each morning.  So, next times trials arise; rest assured that God is faithful to restore our joy and be there for us on the other side of our struggles.  God allows His children to go through difficulties, but He will never cause us to go through them alone and He will never keep us in sorrow indefinitely.  Keep your eyes fixed firmly on Jesus and watch Him restore your joy over and over again.

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:
HURRAY!  EEK!  How EXCITING is this????
The FABULOUS Penguin Palace is our sponsor
for this challenge.  This AWESOME company is
located in Canada.  They carry the sweetest and
most lovely stamps, dies and other FUN products
that you won't want to miss.  One very lucky person,
selected by random draw, will WIN a very generous
$30 CAD Gift Card to spend at this amazing store.
Penguin Palace is SO MUCH FUN and you really
won't want to miss out on taking a peek at all their
WONDERFUL products.  Special thanks to our
friends at Penguin Palace.  Good luck, everyone!

AND NOW........Another Lucky Winner:
Seth Apter Designs is a WONDERFUL store
where you can find the COOLEST and most
originally 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 has now won a
generous $25 gift certificate to spend at this
amazing store......Seth Apter Designs.
That lucky person is

Our Top 3 Honors Go to Our Friends:

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


Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Congrats to the winners! Thanks for your wonderful challenges and giving us a place to share our creativity. Big hugs. Gloria

Wilma said...

Very pretty examples ladies!
Have a lovely day today.
Hug, Wilma.

DIANA L. said...

Great Dt inspiration, Thanks for the fun challenge

Wendy said...

Gorgeous design team samples. Thank you for the challenge!