Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Challenge #141 - Anything Goes

Word Art Wednesday welcomes you back for another GREAT challenge!  We are excited and blessed to have you here with us, and we are SO grateful for the art you share with us each week.  We have two more AMAZING sponsors again this week, and YOU could be one of our lucky winners.  Let the fun begin!

Our word art/scripture for this week is James 1:12, and it speaks to us about how blessings will come to those who can endure temptations (or trials).  We've all heard of people who give up on "Christianity" because everything doesn't go perfectly for them.  What on earth would make someone think that "Christianity" makes everything perfect?  Plain and simple.....it doesn't!  Because of sin in this world, there will ALWAYS be trials and temptations in our lives.  We can't blame God for that.  We can only blame ourselves, because we are sinful.  This verse reminds us that BLESSED is the man who can face life's trials and temptations with unchanging faith.  The verse tells us that those who don't give up will receive the "crown of life", which is eternal life.  When things get tough, we can't give up.  It's during those times that we need to be a testimony to the unsaved people, and...it's an opportunity for God to work in OUR lives to help us grow wiser and closer to Him so that we can be a blessing to others because of what we have endured while remaining faithful.  We need to show everyone that our faith is unwavering, and that NOTHING can shake our faith in Jesus Christ - the One who made a way for us to get to Heaven.  God has PROMISED us eternal life in Heaven with Him by simply refusing to turn our backs on His goodness and love - even during the most trying times.  There is such great joy in remaining faithful to the incredible promises of God.  So, next time you're faced with a trial in your life, keep in mind that God has PROMISED you the crown of life (eternal life) for remaining faithful, and not letting Satan rattle your cage or cause you to doubt God's goodness.  God is ALWAYS there, even in the midst of the storm; waiting to bless you and pour out blessings on you that you can't even fathom.  Take joy in these sweet promises found in His Word, and don't let the world shake what you KNOW to be true.  Life IS difficult, and times WILL get rough, but an ETERNAL LIFE (the crown of life) is FAR better than what you will encounter if you give up on your faith.  Stay strong, and let God show you ALL the blessings He has waiting for you; both here on earth, as well as in Heaven's eternity with Him.  What a beautiful promise!

As always, you are welcome to save this week's free scripture/word art file to your computer, but are not required to use it in order to play along in our challenges.   We welcome you share 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 art (not just limited to cards).  You may link up to 5 projects each week. 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 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".  Because our ultimate goal is to honor God, we have no other choice but to delete any entries that do not adhere to these guidelines (dark images, etc.).  Let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for your understanding and participation!

Here's this week's beautiful scripture/word art file.
We hope that it will be a blessing to you!


Here are this week's AWESOME sponsors:
Mark's Finest Papers carries SO many lovely
high-quality acrylic stamps.  They also offer
weekly challenges and LOTS of inspiration.
One lucky entry will receive a brand new stamp
set of their choice from Mark's Finest Papers.
Yours or Mine Paper Crafts is a wonderful shop
filled with papers and crafting items for every
crafter's needs.  One lucky entry will win
a $10 to this amazing little shop.  Click here
to shop with Yours or Mine Paper Crafts!

AND NOW.....Our Lucky Winners!
is the sweetest little shop around!
They have stamps, steel dies, twine,  lovely
seam binding and more!  One of our
lucky entries, #211 - Kris B.
gets to pick out a brand new stamp set
of her choice from My Craft Spot!
AND
Eureka Stamps has the perfect
image for EVERY project, and lots of
great sentiments as well.  The very
Lucky Entry #175 - Joolaa has won herself
five (5) new images from Eureka Stamps

WINNERS:  Please email Karen THIS WEEK
to claim your prize!  Thanks.
May God bless all our amazing sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much!

Front View With Scripture
Project Uses Sponsor Stamps
from Mark's Finest Papers
Back View of Stephanie's Bookmark


18 comments:

joolaa said...

I'm so happy!!! Thank you so much!!!

SarahGeorge said...

What a wonderful scripture and devotion!Missed participating all these days. Glad I could join once again :). The DT cards are amazing and inspiring as always :).

Gail said...

Thank you for another challenge and for the DT great creations - good prizes offered and everyone have a blessed week!

Bunny said...

Beautiful cards and tags. Thank you for the challenge.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Thank you for sharing such inspirational projects every week, especially since they feature the Lord's word. I finally got around to feature the scripture you shared a couple of weeks ago. Blessings!

D- said...

WOW DT you did it again. LOVE your WONDERFUL projects. Thanks for sharing your artwork.
Congrats to the winners.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Yes, indeed, life is full of challenges, even for a Christian. What a lovely font today's word art is written in!

Faye said...

I'm so happy to be able to take part in this challenge. The design team has shown us some super examples of how to use this marvelous scripture on cards and tags.

Linsey said...

Gorgeous inspiration ladies! Have a blessed week friends!!! :)

DebR said...

Awesome scripture verse...thank you for always providing such meaningful verses. Love the DT's creations!

Karenladd said...

Thank you for another week of beautiful cards and inspiring words!

Epie Posthumus said...

Fabilous cards and tags here ,
thanks for the nice challenge
have a nice day and holiday's

Hugs Epie

Mynn xx said...

Thanks for the fun challenge and the beautiful DT work for added inspiration! :) Mynn xx

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful job by the DT! Awesome inspiration!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Tina H said...

Gorgeous projects DT! Love everyone :)Thank you for the inspiration!

Mona Pendleton said...

Thank you for the beautiful samples of inspiration and for the fun challenge!

Enchanting Stamping said...

Thanks for having a wonderful place to look and share Faith Art!

SHartl said...

Wow, the design team always makes such exquisite cards each week and I love your uplifting post and inspiration. Thank you for making my days more creative!