Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Anything Goes - Challenge Weeks #615-616

Welcome back to Word Art Wednesday, everyone.  We're SO glad you're here to play along with us and we sincerely hope that our challenges, devotionals, comments, prizes and encouragement will be a blessing to ALL who stop by our blog.  We have lots of FUN waiting for you, so let's get started.

Our devotional today is centered around the Bible verse Hebrews 6:19 which says, "Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and that which entereth into that within the veil".  Think for a moment of a ship out on the sea.  If it has no anchor to tie it down and hold it securely in place, it will wander aimlessly just floating around with no purpose.  Our lives are much the same, and the word "anchor" is used to remind us of how incredibly secure we are when we are "tied to" or attached to our eternal anchor, Jesus Christ.  By securing ourselves to Him, we are assured that our souls (our lives) will be blessed by Him as He pours out His sure and steadfast love upon us.  So if you're ever feeling like your life is wandering, lost, or without distinct purpose, you can anchor yourself in Jesus Christ and you'll never wander aimlessly again.  That's an eternal promise.

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!!  Our friends over at Heartfelt Creations
are sponsoring this challenge.  How AWESOME is
this?  One lucky person, by random draw, will win a
very generous $25 gift voucher to spend at Heartfelt
Creations.  This one-of-a-kind store carries so many
GORGEOUS stamps, dies and accessories to help
you create amazing dimensional flowers and other
very intricate gorgeous stamps and products.  Be
sure to stop by Heartfelt Creations to do some FUN
shopping, and by the Heartfelt Creations Blog for
loads of great inspiration.

AND NOW......Another Lucky WINNER:
The one and only WONDERFUL Gina K. Designs
sponsored our previous challenge for us.  We all love
Gina K. Designs and all their amazing stamps, dies,
inks, stencils and more.  One lucky person selected by
random draw has won a generous $25 gift card to
spend at Gina K. Designs.  Be sure to check out this
awesome store and their inspirational Blog.
It's Lucky Entry #79 - Carrie Sheridan

Our Top 3 Honors Go to Our Friends:
Entry #74 - April W.

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:

From the Heartfelt Creations Design Team
This card uses the Large Holiday Ornament

And this gorgeous card using Noel Holiday Ornaments

And from our Own Wonderful Design Team, Here's
Our September Guest Designer, Bev Jordan

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


Carrie said...

Thank you so much for the Gina K. gift card! Congratulations to the top picks this week! Lovely work by the DT as always! So inspiring!

Carrie said...

Thank you so much for the Gina K. gift card! It came in my email already today! Congratulations to all the top picks this time!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Thank you for the beautiful scripture and devotional. Jesus is my anchor and my Lord and Savior. I can do nothing without Him. Thank you for the challenge - I am back after several months' break. I am happy to see your beautiful inspiration here! Sending love and best wishes to you and your talented team!

Granmargaret said...

Thank you for the challenge. Lovely work by the design team.
My eyes are bad so I have used Julia Spiri's lovely coloured clip art for my card.