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Monday, February 05, 2018

Bible Journaling: "Under His Wings..."

Good Monday morning to you!! Today is a special day for many reasons:
ONE: God has given us a new day of life, and has so much mercy on us. TWO: It's my Hubby's birthday! Another year of life, praise God. And THREE: I am happy to announce I was selected to be a Design Team Member for the lovely FLORA JOY DESIGNS

Leah has the most beautiful images, and they are so versatile. You can use them for Bible Journaling, Planning, Cards, and so much more!! 

I chose to use the FEATHERS collections for my Bible Journaling entry this week:

Psalm 91:4:
"He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart."


 Image details: Watercolor images, Floral Banner and Feathers by Flora Joy Designs:
(link above), Watercolors: Gelatos, word stickers: Tim Holtz, letter sticks: Recollections, Floral/Pearl paperclip: Handmade by me. 

Thank you for visiting!!! Have a blessed day!!


Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Bible Journaling:" When the Brook Runs Dry"

Good evening!!! Do you ever hear a sermon and have an "Ah-ha" moment?! It doesn't happen to me everytime, but when it does, I think to myself, "This WAS for ME!!" 
This past Saturday I was running errands with my husband and we were listening to one of our favorite stations: 1100am KDRY

The sermon wast titled "When the Brook Dries Up." As the Pastor was explaining this verse I could feel it pertaining to my life, and the life of many I know.

As you can see, my Bible Journaling entry for this verse is "simple" compared to other entries I have shared. This is because I was so focused on the sermon and taking the notes, I simply wanted to remember the sermon and not focus on all the pretty details to go on this page.

1 Kings 17:7
"But after a while the brook dried up, for there was no rainfall anywhere in the land."


Thanks for visiting!! Have a blessed evening!



Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Valentine's Day Cards

Good afternoon!! Normally I would be at work, but due to our icy weather, we got to close our office and stay home! I took advantage of the free time and started working on my Valentine's Day Cards. 
I received this set in the mail a couple of week's ago and knew I would be creating some fun Valentine's Day cards and tags with it. 



The first card is created using the items from the Pink Paislee Oh My Heart Kit (Shown Above), I also used a clear cling stamp from one of the Bible Journaling sets. (shown below)
Both of these were bought from PEACHY CHEAP DEALS


These stamps are so versatile!  I use them in my Bible Journaling, on gift tags and handmade cards. 

I was having so much fun, I created this card as well:


These were fast and easy to create and I'm looking forward to creating a few more!

Have a blessed day!







Friday, December 29, 2017

Read the Bible in a Year!


One of my goals for 2018 is to grow closer to God, to get stronger through his Word. To have a better understanding of his Word, to have a more intimate relationship with Him. Through Bible Journaling I am able to read the Word, meditate on it, and apply it to my life. 
But through this plan I found at Illustrated Faith, it's a tangible guide to help me read my bible more. By doing this I am hoping to read my Bible more, desire reading my Bible daily, and having a better understanding of God and His promises. I love that it's structured, and I always need structure!


I've am using my #4 Foxy Fix TN for my reading plan and printouts.

I found some lined notebooks at Dollar Tree and will use them as my inserts. I had to play with the print out a little bit to make it fit into my #4 Traveler's notebook. 

On this left is a Free Print out, it's a Daily Habit printable. 
On the right, is a Mini Devotional called "Your Ways: Your Path"


I have left a page blank to take notes and answer the "Journal Prompts" on the left. 


This is the print-out for January. I will be adding this one to my insert and get started on my journey.

And this is the Bible I will be using, it's an NIV Bible by Zondervan. I bought this as a gift to myself for Christmas at Christian Books.com. 

So now I'm all set, come January 1st, I plan on beginning my journey of reading by Bible in one year! I pray God helps me and guides me along the way!

Have a blessed Friday!


What's your word for 2018?


Happy Friday afternoon! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Our family had a very splendid Christmas as well.
As we wind down the year and get ready for 2018, we think about new goals, resolutions, etc.

The common resolutions are things like:  eat healthier, exercise, read more, work harder, etc....
I've read about having ONE WORD for the new year. I thought about my ONE WORD, I couldn't come up with just one, but I do love this phrase:

"PRAY MORE, WORRY LESS".

So I decided this is my phrase for 2018.  I saw this on a board on Pinterest and saved it, my daughter made this sign for me for Christmas and I absolutely love it!
It's so special because even though she's got a busy schedule due to Nursing School, she took the time to paint the wood and hand letter each word. 




Anyone that really knows me, knows I'm a worry wart, I stress very easily, about EVERYTHING!! Now that I have this, I will hang it up and have it as a daily reminder not to Worry, but to PRAY about it!

I also added this entry to my mini Bible Journaling Traveler's Notebook. I love carrying these around and looking at them when I"m in need of comfort and encouragement. 



Details: Washi Tape: Hobby Lobby, Die-cut: Peachy Cheap Deals, "He will be our Peace" rubberstamp: American Crafts (Peachy Cheap Deals), Alpha letters and Tim Holtz words: Joann Fabrics, Happy Note die cut card: We R Memory Keepers, Pom-Pom trim: Walmart



Have a blessed Friday!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Luke 15:10 "There is rejoicing"


After spending almost a week reflecting and praying about all the bad things happening in our world, one incident in particular : the tragic shooting at the 1st Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, TX, 
I came upon this free printable. It was featured as a Facebook freebie from BIBLE JOURNALING MINISTRIES

I looked up the verse printed on it:

LUKE 15:10

 "In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

As I read this verse, I could only take comfort in the thought, that God willing, through this tragedy and other hardships people are experiencing....there are also others that are repenting and being saved. 
So in other words, through the loss of those precious lives, others are being "saved." Angels are blowing their trumphets and rejoicing at those that are turning from their ways, giving their hearts to God and choosing to confess that the Lord is their savior!


I ended up printing my image onto Vellum and painting with some pretty opalescent watercolors. To give the wings some shimmer, I outlined them with a Sakura "glitter" gelly roll pen. 
I added some Gold washi from Target along the edge and finished it off with some beautiful rhinestones from Recollections. Journaling Bible is by Crossway.

The page charm was an old earring that had lost it's pair, I ran it through a gold paperclip. 

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. 
I pray that everyone has somewhere to gather or visit!
May God bless you on this day and always!

Friday, November 10, 2017

"Be strong and let your Heart take Courage"

I will be the first one to say, 
"Thank God it's Friday!" 

What a week this has been, so full of different emotions. At times, my day was so busy that I would push my thoughts and emotions to the back of my head. Then at night, I'd lay there....talking to my God. Tears flowing down my face, all we can do is keep going, keep the faith.
I kept thinking of how times used to be, I spoke with a friend and told her times have changed so much, and it will continue. It's a sign of the times, it's in God's Word, he warned us all of this to come. 
Honestly, my anxiety levels were way up this past week, I kept thinking of things I fear now that I never did before. So I searched for a verse to meditate on and  this one came up. 

Psalm 27:14

"Wait for the Lord, Be strong and let your heart take courage. Yes,wait for the Lord."




Have a blessed Friday.
Thank you for stopping in. 


Thursday, November 09, 2017

Bible Journaling: "I Can Do all Things..."


God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, or sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way. If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.


As I look back at this week, and think of things that have happened, feelings I have felt, I think to myself...."only by the Grace of God do we get through these things." 

We have all been there....hurt by someone we love, let down by someone we depended on, saddened by an event in life, worried about things to come,etc, etc.
But the one thing we can count on is the promise of God's word. 

"I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me."

Philippians 4:13 

Thanks for stopping by. 
Be blessed.