Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Anything Goes - Weeks #649-650

Welcome back today, everyone.  Thanks for stopping by for another FUN challenge here at Word Art Wednesday.  We've got so many exciting things to share with you, so let's get started right away with our challenge.  Thank you, as always, for joining us.  Please be sure to invite others to come join the FUN here on our challenge blog.  We try to get around to as many blogs as possible to leave a comment, but if we should miss visiting your creative social media; please know that we appreciate you and the art you share with us.  Let the FUN begin.

The word art scripture is Colossians 4:6 (KJV) and it says, "Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man".  This verse tells us that we need to be very careful and deliberate about the words we choose to speak and what comes out of our mouth.  The verse also reminds us that our words should always be graceful.  The part about our speech being "seasoned with salt" means that it stands the test of time (salt has been used as a preservative for many years).  Over the years, as we seek God and learn to hold our tongue; asking Him for the words we speak, our speech becomes "seasoned with salt" and our words become deliberate, carefully chosen and wise.  In our flesh, we often give a quick response that may be hurtful to someone.  Let's try to truly ask ourselves, "what would Jesus have said or done in this situation"?  We should desire to be like Him because He is holy.  He is our perfect example.  The closer we draw to God, seek His wisdom in all we do and say, and try to speak words of love and truth; God helps us remain prepared to give an answer (a good and wise answer) to every person who questions us.  Each of us needs to draw close to God and ask Him to season our words with salt, wisdom and grace.  The more we seek God, the more God pours out His wisdom, truth and guidance to help us live our best lives AND give an answer to others that will bless and encourage their walk with God.  I also pray for you, my friends, that when the moment comes and you have the opportunity to give wise counsel; trust God to allow you to give it - wisely and confidently.  God will surely give you the words you need at that time to be a blessing to someone.  This is why He equips us.  Let's each do our very best to watch our speech, to seek God's wisdom in how speak, and to learn how to use our speech for His glory in our encounters with others.

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:
Our friends at Stamp Simply Clear Stamps are
offering one participant, by random draw, a very
generous $25 credit to their store.  Stamp Simply
carries gorgeous stamps, dies, papers, and so much
more.  There's a beautiful New Release taking
place now at Stamp Simply.  You'll always find
lovely scripture stamps, great images, uplifting
and encouraging sentiments, and everything you
need to SIMPLY create beautiful cards.  Be sure
to stop by Stamp Simply to look around, at the
Stamp Simply Blog for lots of great inspiration,
and play along here for your chance to WIN this
awesome prize.  Thank you, Stamp Simply.

AND NOW.......Here's our Lucky WINNER:
The awesome Avery Elle was our sponsor for the
previous challenge.  This amazing store has great
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 giving one randomly drawn person
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 offered for us.  Thanks
so much for your support, Avery Elle.  The
winner of this fabulous prize is Lucky

Our Top 3 Honors Go to Our Friends:
Entry #74 - Sandy 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.
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Deanne Saunders said...

Awesome creations everyone! Thanks so much for choosing my card as a TOP 3! Greatly appreciated! I have my badge proudly displayed on my blog!

Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

KT Fit Kitty said...

Amen. What a great verse and it's not so easy to do at times. Wonderful devotional. I love the gorgeous sample cards and I'm particularly drawn to those that feature God's Word. Thank you so much for providing the beautiful word art; I save all of them and have used on cards, tags, and for making journals. Best wishes to all!

Wendy said...

Beautiful design team makes. Thank you for hosting this challenge site.