Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Anything Goes - Weeks #607-608

Welcome back for another FUN challenge here at Word Art Wednesday.  As always, we're so grateful to have you join us and play along.  We also hope that our short devotional will bless and encourage you this week.  Life can be difficult; especially without God.  But by applying some of these simple truths to our lives as we surrender to Him, it will truly bless us in our walk with Him.  We couldn't have a challenge blog with you; so thanks again for joining us and best of luck to everyone in the random draw for our AWESOME prize.

Our scripture for the beautiful word art is Psalm 62:8 and it says, "Trust in him at all times: pour out your heart before Him: God is a refuge for us".  No matter how long you've been saved and walking with God, and no matter how close you are to Him, we all go through difficult times.  This verse reminds us to trust in God at all times.  Most of us tend to draw closer to Him and to trust Him more in our times of trouble.  We need to remember to trust Him all the time - when things are rough, when things are going well, and in every little decision we make.  If we're truly seeking after Him, we'll remember to trust Him always and we'll want to praise Him always.  This verse also encourages us to "pour out our heart before Him".  Did you know that God doesn't want you to worry?  Not one bit.  In fact, the Bible tells us to "cast all our worries upon Him because He cares for us".  He tells us again here to pour out our hearts, to lay it all on Him, and to let Him take away our worries and lead us in His ways.  And finally, this verse reminds us that God is a refuge for us.  A refuge is simply "a safe place" and God wants to protect us from the ugliness of this world.  I hope this verse in an encouragement to you this week as you walk with Him.

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:
One of everyone's most favorite companies
is sponsoring this new challenge.  Our friends
over at My Favorite Things are offering a
generous $20 Gift Card to one lucky person
selected by random draw from all the entries
in our challenge.  This AWESOME adorable
company carries the sweetest high-quality
stamps and dies to help you create something
wonderful.  Be sure to stop by My Favorite
Things to look around at all their amazing
products.  There's also some inspiration below
showcasing some of their lovely products.

AND NOW........Yet Another Lucky WINNER:
HURRAY!  EEK!  How EXCITING is this????
The FABULOUS Penguin Palace was the sponsor
of our last challenge.  This AWESOME company
is located in Canada.  They carry the sweetest and
most darling stamps, dies and other FUN products
that you won't want to miss.  One very lucky person,
selected by random draw, has WON 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.  Our lucky winner 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


Carrie said...

Congratulations to Esther A on winning the Penguin Palace gift card! PP has so many wonderful products to choose from! Congratulations to the top picks, also. Beautiful work by the DT spotlighting this very comforting verse. Karen, thank you for the reminder to trust God all the time and praise Him always.

Wilma said...

Wonderful examples ladies, very beautifully done!
Have a lovely day.

April said...

Congrats to Esther on winning the prize! Thanks for picking me as one of the top 3. I enjoy doing the challenges.

Gail said...

Thanks for the new challenge -- have a blessed week

Wendy said...

Always beautiful design team samples. Thank you for the challenge.