Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Challenge #63 - Anything Goes

Have you ever been thirsty?  I know that for me, when I get thirsty....nothing satisfies me quite like water.  But during those times when I am feeling "spiritually thirsty", nothing satisfies me like Jesus!  In the Gospel of John, Chapter 4, Jesus meets a Samaritan woman at her father's well and asks her for a drink of water because He was thirsty.  What she gave Him was quite simply.....water to quench His physical thirst.  But what He gave to the Samaritan woman, as described in verse 14, was "living water" that would quench her thirst forever; not literally, but figuratively.  This is because the "living water" that Jesus gives us is a well of water springing up into us eternal life.  WOW!  Now, I can really throw back A LOT of water when I'm thirsty.  But Jesus can give us "living water" that will quench our spiritual thirst forever, and we will receive eternal life through it, and we'll never need to add anything else.  Now that's some water worth finding out more about.  We don't need to add good works to it, or church memership to it, or baptism to it, or anthing else - the eternal life we will receive through the living water Jesus gives is all we will EVER need to receive eternal life.  If you've never experienced that "living water that will be a well springing up into everlasting life", I encourage you to read John Chapter 4.  If you still have questions about how to receive this water of everlasting life, please feel free to contact any of our Design Team Members through their blogs, or email us.  We want to share with EVERYONE this water that changes lives.
 
We don't really have a "theme" this week.  We just encourage you to share ANYTHING the Lord lays on your heart to create.  We LOVE seeing all the art you create, and we encourage you to share it all with us!  We love visiting your blogs and seeing the gifts He has blessed each of you with; and we are SO grateful when you share your talents with us.  We really are here for you!
 
As always, feel free to save this week's free word art to your computer. You are welcome to copy this scripture to your computer and use it in your entry, but you are never required to do so. As long as you use an encouraging or uplifting sentiment on your project, that is fine. We just want God's Word to be a blessing to you. You can also link more than one project each week (up to 5). The more, the merrier. We just hope that God's Word will be a blessing and encouragement to you each week. If you have any questions about the rules, be sure to read the complete list of rules under our page tab for "Challenge Rules".

P.S.  You're all invited to join Daydream Designs on January 21-24, for a BLOG HOP.

Here is this week's free scripture/word art. We hope you enjoy it!
Our AWESOME sponsor for this week's challenge is:
A $15 Gift Certificate from Freckled Fawn
They have washi tapes, wood chip elements,
cute tags, and SO much more!  Check it out.
 
Our lucky winners of last week's challenge are:
#38 - Frea
She has won a stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers
 
and
Lucky #90 - Grace N.
who has won a $25 gift certificate from:
Special thanks to all our generous sponsors!

Our Top 3 for this week are:
#45 - Asha
#54 - Pauline G.
#83 - Linda

Please email Karen so she can send you your Top 3 badge.
Congratulations! Every entry was wonderful.
And now, here is a bit of inspiration from our Design Team
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Using heart/rose images from Daydream Designs
 
 

8 comments:

Grace said...

Oh my goodness! What a wonderful thing to pop in to see your new challenge only to find my name as one of the winners! Thank you so much! What a blessing!

Amelia (mimi) said...

thank you for the chance! great inspirations from team!
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mimi

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Great work from the DT as always. Thanks so much for the freebie and the cnance to enter another great challenge.

Lisa D.

NickelNook said...

Beautiful and inspirational projects from the entire DT! What a fabulous Scripture verse! Thank you so much!...Nancy :o)

Rea said...

Beautiful creations by the Design Team and Arnoldo. God bless you all.

Linda B said...

Ohhhh, I'm so happy and thrilled to be in the Top 3 this week. Thank you so much, dear ladies!!!

Dorothy S said...

Thank you for another challenge and the great inspiration.

PaulaJ said...

P.S. You're all invited to join Daydream Designs on January 21-24, for a BLOG HOP.

I went to the link but couldn't find any blog hop. Do you know what address it starts at?