Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Anything Goes - Weeks #647-648

Welcome back to Word Art Wednesday and thanks for joining us for another great challenge.  We have an exciting new sponsor, a brief devotional, a lucky WINNER and lots of FUN waiting for everyone.  Be sure to link up ALL the art you create over the next two weeks.  You can enter five (5) times each week for a total of ten (10) entries each challenge.  This prize is really worth the extra entries, too.  What a FUN one to win.  We are BLESSED to have some of the most amazing sponsors.

The beautiful scripture used to create this piece of word art comes to us from the Book of Psalms, Chapter 113 and verse 9.  It says, "He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children.  Praise ye the Lord."  What rich blessings and truths are found in this one simple verse.  Many of us have been blessed to bear our own children.  But there's no doubt that some among us have struggled with this issue; just as women have done for all time.  During Bible times, baring children was looked upon as a highly-respected position, and not being able to do so would (still does) often cause great sorrow.  So, right away, God assures us that even the barren woman will find her place where God can use her for His glory.  As the barren woman (you and I perhaps) begins to work in her home by serving her family through cooking, cleaning, teaching, etc.; God blesses her life and causes her to bear fruit that honors Him.  This is very symbolic of our lives in general.  You see, it isn't our position that gives us's GOD who gives us purpose.  Despite our ability (or lack thereof) to do some of the things we desire, God CAN and WILL still use each of us if we allow Him to do so.  Our joy is made complete by trusting God and being open to whatever role He has for us in every season of our lives.  God can use us at home, at church, in our communities, and (this day and age) even on the internet.  So, the next time God has a difficult answer for you (such as NO - to child baring or any other issue in life), simply TRUST Him, wait for Him, follow and obey Him.  God WILL use each of us for His glory when we allow Him to use us.  Always be willing to allow God to show you just how, when, where are why He will use you for His glory.  We each have an important role in sharing His truth, His love, and His precious gift of salvation.  This is a great time of year to thank our Mothers, Grandmothers, and ALL the women (people) who have blessed us along the way.  How is God calling YOU to be used for His glory?

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 sponsors for this challenge:
The one and only Avery Elle is our sponsor for this
challenge.  YES!  This amazing store carries lovely
stamps, dies, washi tapes, storage options,
watercolors, stencils, adhesives, and SO much
more.  You can find loads of great inspiration
on the Avery Elle Blog.  This AWESOME
store is offering one lucky participant a
generous $25 store credit.  Be sure to stop
by Avery Elle to look around, see some FAB
inspiration, and thank them for this very
generous prize they're offering.  Thanks
so much for your support, Avery Elle.


#stix2anything #adhesives
The FABULOUS Stix2 Anything was the Sponsor
of our last challenge.  You must check out this store.
They carry adhesives of all kinds as well as many
great crafting tools, glitters, cardstock & envelopes,
wooden die-cut shapes for mixed media projects,
and SO much more.  One lucky person, by random
draw, has WON a fabulous Adhesives Package from
Stix2 Anything.  We really do hope you'll pop over
to Stix2 Anything and take a peek at their FUN
store filled with crafting essentials.  We're so
grateful for their support of our challenges.  The
lucky winner of this FABULOUS prize is Lucky
Entry #40 - Fabiola

Entry #9 - Denise Bryant
You have also won a prize.  Please email me.

Our Top 3 Honors Go to Our Friends:
Entry #80 - Becca S.
Entry #105 - Diana Larson

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 Avery Elle Design Team
This card features Aloe Amigo Clear
Scalloped Burst Die
And this FUN card featuring the Spec-Taco-Lur Stamp Set,

Here's Our May Guest Designer,
Our friend, the talented Esther Asbury

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


Fabiola said...

oh wow! I'm so happy to win, what a great new, i send you an email, congrats to all

Leanne said...

What a coincidence! I happened to use an Avery Elle stamp & they are the sponsors.

Denise Bryant said...

Happy to find my name listed as one of the prize winners! Congrats to Fabiola and the Top 3 also!
Thank you!

Jackie C said...

Thank you so very much x