Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Weeks #543-544 - Anything Goes

Welcome to Word Art Wednesday.  Are you ready for another AWESOME challenge?  Well, we've got a lot of FUN planned for you and we're so glad you're here to play along with us.  We look forward to seeing all your wonderful artistic creations.  We have another awesome sponsor for this challenge, Lawn Fawn, and we also have some wonderful inspiration for you as well as a brief devotional that we hope will encourage you.  Thanks again for joining us, and let's get started.

The scripture used to create our word art is Luke 18:27 and it reads, "The things which are impossible with men are possible with God".  These words are SO very true.  It's difficult for many people to wrap their head around the idea of God because it all seems impossible.  Without faith, and without God, I can think of a lot of things that would be impossible.  I praise God for all the ways He makes the impossible things in my life somehow possible - because of my faith.  God is ready to conquer the impossible things you're facing.  All you have to do is call on Him, lay your burdens at His feet, and have the faith to KNOW He can and will do what is best for you.  Things that are impossible with men aren't any problem for God.  Whatever your situation, God is able to fix it and to guide you along the way with all the encouragement and love you need.  Today is a great day to call on the LORD, Jesus Christ, and to ask Him to do the impossible in your life.  He's waiting and He loves you.

As always, you are welcome to save the word art to your computers; but you are never required to use it in order to play along in our challenges or to win.   We welcome you to share your all your art with us; remembering that Anything Goes as long as it's family-friendly and uses an encouraging or uplifting sentiment. 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 encouragement to you as we share it. If you have any questions about the rules, be sure to read the complete list of rules under our page tab for "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 the guidelines.  Please know that this doesn't mean we are judging anyone.  We're simply attempting to honor God and follow His rules.  Let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for your understanding and participation.
                            
Check out our WONDERFUL sponsor for this challenge:
The one and only Lawn Fawn Stamps
is the sponsor for this FUN new challenge.
Lawn Fawn carries a wide variety of high-
quality ADORABLE dies and stamps.  One
lucky person will WIN a generous $20 gift
certificate to spend at Lawn Fawn.  That's a
real treat considering they have SO many great
stamps and dies in their AMAZING shop.
One very lucky person will win this awesome
prize.  Thanks for your support, Lawn Fawn.


carries ALL the ribbons, trims, twines and laces
you could ever imagine; but they carry SO much
more than that.  Take some time this week to stop
by Really Reasonable Ribbon to look around.
You'll LOVE all their trims....and ALL the
wonderful products they carry.  The winner
of the RRR prize package is the very lucky
 
Our Top 3 Honors Go to Our Friends:
Entry #4 - Shaz

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:

Caly Person of the Lawn Fawn Design Team
sharing this sweet card featuring these FUN
products from Lawn Fawn.  This includes

And Renata Dolezel from the Lawn Fawn DT
sharing this pretty Mother's Day card featuring

Also Using Lawn Fawn Products is......

Our May Guest Designer, Pam Duncan

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Anything Goes - Weeks #541-542

Welcome back for another AWESOME challenge with us here at Word Art Wednesday.  What a blessing to have so many talented artists like YOU who stop by and share amazing card and projects with us.  You're ALL winners in our book, and we're so grateful for you.  If we didn't get around to your blog, please know that your art is wonderful and we're SO appreciative of the cards and projects you link with us.  We have another FUN challenge waiting for you, so let's get started.  And again, thanks for joining us.

The scripture of focus used to create our beautiful word art file is Isaiah 66:13a which says, "As one whom his mother comforteth; so will I comfort you".  As I'm sure many of you have noticed, we do use the King James Version (KJV) always, and sometimes the wording can be a little bit different from what we're used to hearing (in our current culture).  However, we use the KJV because we believe that it is the closest modern translation to the original Hebrew scripture.  With that said, don't let a word like "comforteth" scare you.  It simply means to be comforted or consoled.  This verse is saying that God (in the human form of Jesus) knew the loving comfort of his earthly mother, Mary.  Because God KNOWS what it's like to experience human feelings, He understands our need for comfort during difficult times.  He's reminding us here that He wants to be that person for us who lends comfort and consolation when we're going through difficult times.  Some of us go to our spouse, our friends, our children, or other members of our family for comfort during our trials.  That's a blessing for sure.  But there's NOBODY who can comfort us the way God can comfort us.  God doesn't ever want for us to suffer or to feel alone - because we're NOT ever alone.  God, through the attributes of the Holy Spirit, can be with us in a way that lends comfort that cannot be matched or explained.  Because HE ALONE IS GOD, He is able to provide comfort for us in the way Ha alone knows we need.  He's trying to remind us that He really does understand our hurt and our needs, and that the answer is there for us.  It doesn't matter what the question is or what the issue is......JESUS is always the answer.  His grace and His comfort will always be sufficient for us and will always give us the peace and comfort we need.  The next time you're wishing you could feel the comfort of your Mother's loving arms; call on God to provide you that comfort and He WILL be there to comfort and bless you.  He will give you the peace that passes all understanding.  Don't ever feel that you have to suffer alone.  God wants to meet your every need.  All you have to do is call on Him.  He's always going to be there to comfort you the way you need to be comforted.  Praise God!

As always, you are welcome to save the word art to your computers; but you are never required to use it in order to play along in our challenges or to win.   We welcome you to share your all your art with us; remembering that Anything Goes as long as it's family-friendly and uses an encouraging or uplifting sentiment. 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 encouragement to you as we share it. If you have any questions about the rules, be sure to read the complete list of rules under our page tab for "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 the guidelines.  Please know that this doesn't mean we are judging anyone.  We're simply attempting to honor God and follow His rules.  Let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for your understanding and participation.
                            
Check out our WONDERFUL sponsor for this challenge:
carries ALL the ribbons, trims, twines and laces
you could ever imagine; but they carry SO much
more than that.  Those who feature RRR product
on their project(s) will receive an extra entry.
(type -RRR after your entry name)
If you make an RRR purchase during this challenge
(and let me know) you'll also receive a thank you
gift from me.  AND...one lucky person will
WIN a prize package that includes some pretty
from RRR.  Take some time this week to stop
by Really Reasonable Ribbon to look around.
You'll LOVE all their trims....and ALL the
wonderful products they carry.


AND NOW......Another Lucky Winner:
The WONDERFUL and beautiful Heartfelt Creations
was our previous challenge sponsor.  Treat yourself
by visiting the Heartfelt Creations Blog for lots of
inspiration, and at Heartfelt Creations Shop
for lots of great products.  Not only does this
awesome store carry GORGEOUS stamps and dies;
but they carry so much more.  One lucky person
has won a generous $20 credit to spend at
Heartfelt Creations.  AWESOME. It's
Lucky Entry #86 - Becca Yahrling
 
Our Top 3 Honors Go to Our Friends:
Entry #49 - Hazel

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 April Guest Designer, Billie Anderson

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Anything Goes - Weeks #539-#540

Welcome to Word Art Wednesday, everyone.  It's time for another AWESOME two-week Anything Goes/Family Friendly challenge and we're SO glad you're here to play along with us.  We have another AMAZING sponsor, the wonderful Heartfelt Creations.  We also have a brief Easter devotional, some great inspiration and lots of fun waiting for you.  Thanks for stopping by to join us.  We're SO glad you're here.

The word art was created using the Bible verse 2 Corinthians 5:15 which says, "And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto Him which died for them, and rose again".  As we, Christians all around the world, prepare to celebrate Easter; it's important that we realize we serve a very REAL and very LIVING God.  NO OTHER "god" and NO OTHER "religion" can say that their "god" died for mankind's sins.  Nor can they say that their "god" rose again from the dead PROVING they are God - as Jesus did.  Our God, Jesus Christ, was SEEN alive by HUNDREDS of eyewitnesses AFTER His crucifixion, confirmed death and burial.  Because He did all of this to make a way for us to spend eternity with Him in Heaven, it's also important (as we're reminded in this verse) that we live our lives FOR HIM.  That doesn't mean we can't have fun, or that we need to attend church every day and walk around like monks.  However, it does mean that we should be different from the world.  Our purpose, once we are a child of God, is to glorify Him and to point people to Him.  We can't do this by living FOR the world or LIKE the world.  We can only do this by living FOR God.  We honor Him by living our lives according to His holy Word (the Bible) to the very best of our ability, by continuing to learn about Him and striving to be more like Him.  You see, when we live the way the world tells us to...we simply blend in.  God wants us to continue to change always (and be willing to change/grow always) so that we're constantly striving to learn more about His Word and His ways so that others will SEE Christ in us and will WANT what we have.  Our greatest joy on this earth is walking and living in His truth and His love, and claiming His wonderful promises.  Our greatest of joy of all is not on this earth.  It waits for those who have placed their faith in what He did for us when He "became flesh (Jesus) and dwelt among us", dying for our sins, and rising again.  Let's each ask ourselves today - "Am I living for myself (my desires)?  Or am I living for God (His desires)?  It's never too late to make the changes in our daily lives that will point others toward Him, bring Him glory, and BLESS us in the process.  Show God how much you appreciate Him by living your life for His glory.  Happy Easter, everyone.

As always, you are welcome to save the word art to your computers; but you are never required to use it in order to play along in our challenges or to win.   We welcome you to share your all your art with us; remembering that Anything Goes as long as it's family-friendly and uses an encouraging or uplifting sentiment. 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 encouragement to you as we share it. If you have any questions about the rules, be sure to read the complete list of rules under our page tab for "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 the guidelines.  Please know that this doesn't mean we are judging anyone.  We're simply attempting to honor God and follow His rules.  Let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for your understanding and participation.
                            
Check out our WONDERFUL sponsor for this challenge:

The WONDERFUL and beautiful Heartfelt Creations
is our sponsor for this challenge.  Please treat yourself
by visiting the Heartfelt Creations Blog for lots of
inspiration, and at Heartfelt Creations Shop
for lots of great products.  Not only does this
awesome store carry GORGEOUS stamps and dies;
but they carry so much more.  One lucky person
will win a generous $20 credit to spend at


AND NOW.....Another Lucky Winner:

The WONDERFUL Crafty Individuals Stamp Co. was
our previous sponsor.  Crafty Individuals is
located in the UK and they carry their own amazing
line of stamps as well as many other popular brands.
One lucky person randomly drawn from our entries
has WON a generous prize from our friends at
Crafty Individuals.  HURRAY!  It's
Lucky Entry #6 - Lynne R.
 
Our Top 3 Honors Go to Our Friends:
Entry #20 - Priya

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 April Guest Designer, Billie Anderson

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter