It's time for another FUN challenge here at Word Art Wednesday, and it's always the most fun when everyone comes by to play along with us. The art you create and share with us is always so beautiful, and we're grateful beyond words to have you join us. As I started to prepare this blog post, I noticed that we're in weeks 623-624 which made me realize that I've been doing this for 12 years now. WOW, that's a long time. I've always said that I'll continue to do this as long as God provides the participants, the sponsors, and the blessings that are due Him. Please know how very grateful I am for each and every one of you. OK, enough of that sappy stuff. Let's get started with our AWESOME challenge.
The scripture of focus for this beautiful piece of word art is Psalm 68:19 and it reads, "Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation". It's humbling to know that the great God who created everything we see truly cares about us and continually blesses us with His benefits. In fact, this verse tells us that God LOADS us daily with His benefits. If you're not experiencing that, it's a great time to start. Did you know that it's possible to be saved and on your way to Heaven, and to still miss out on all the great benefits and blessings the Lord has for you every day? It's true. This verse reminds us that we need to 1. BLESS the name of the Lord (give Him praise and thanks), and recognize that He is blessed. 2. Seek the benefits and blessings of God every day, and 3. Remember that He (Jesus Christ, God in human flesh) is the God of our salvation and our only way to get to Him in Heaven (and avoid Hell). You can be saved and on your way to Heaven and still miss out on the daily benefits and blessings of God. Don't miss out, friends. Draw close to God and He will draw close to you. Live your life in a manner that brings you the ultimate joy so that you'll never miss out on any of the amazing benefits God has designed especially for you.
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:
Oh, yes please! Pretty Little Studio is our
fun sponsor for this challenge. This awesome
store carries darling die-cut ephemera, stickers,
paper collections, and SO much more. You can
find lots of great inspiration on the PLS Blog
and lots of great shopping at Pretty Little Studio.
One lucky person will win an amazing Grab Bag
valued at $100. How AWESOME is that?
our friends at Pretty Little Studio. Be sure to stop
by and visit this fun shop. You'll be delighted to
see all the sweet goodies at Pretty Little Studio.
Woo Hoo!! Our friends at Stamp Simply were
sponsors for the last challenge offering a generous
$25 gift card to spend on their vast array of
beautiful stamps, dies, papers and SO much
more. You can always find loads of great
inspiration on the Stamp Simply Blog and the
best variety of scripture stamps, gorgeous
images, and the perfect sentiment for every
occasion at Stamp Simply Clear Stamps.
The lucky winner of this AWESOME prize
is Entry #155 - Donna T.
Our Top 3 Honors Go to Our Friends:
Entry #11 - Meghan
Entry #58 - Mel C.
Entry #151 - Jennifer J.
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 November Guest Designer, Berina Rajakumar