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Friday, February 27, 2015

Journaling Bible: I am not Perfect!

Happy Friday to you! This week at Documented Faith (Facebook Group), the Verse is:

2 Cor. 4:8
"So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."

The problem is........I messed up! And I was so upset with myself I wasn't going to show you my entry. You see, this past Sunday was warm so I had the ceiling fan going. I had my page ready to go, but I guess as I looked away at my journaling pieces the ceiling fan blew my page over. I started working on my page, chalking, adhering paper, stickers, my fabric tag, etc.

And I came up with this:

BUT...the problem was...it was SUPPOSED TO go on this page!!! I know that if I hadn't of pointed it out, you probably wouldn't have noticed. But I am a bit of a perfectionist, and I know about it, and it bothered me BIG time!!!! I had to STOP and remind myself that I am NOT perfect. I make goofs in life...everyday. And it's OKAY, it will be OKAY!


Okay...so in a way, to me...this really pertains to the verse. Think about it..."fix your eyes on what is UNSEEN, not on what is SEEN." I need to tell myself to fix my eyes, my thoughts not on what's sitting right in front of me..but the whole picture. The reason I journal. What I see and do is temporary, but what I soak in, what I practice, is eternal! 

These are the supplies I used. Chalks, alphabet stickers by  Basic Grey and some cute Fabric Tags also by Basic Grey. I found these at Tuesday morning for under a dollar!!!! Super cute and a bargain!
My bible is an ESV Journaling Bible by Crossway. 


Have a wonderful Friday and a blessed Weekend!!!


Monday, February 23, 2015

Boofle in my Filofax

I'm using my personal size Pink Calipso for February. 
I just love this cute little dog, Boofle! I found these stickers at Walmart and fell in love! 
I am a dog lover and love the color pink so these are perfect for me! 

The washi tape is from Walmart. It was with the Valentine collection, but these colors will work for me anytime of 
the year. 


The "to-do" journaling card was received in a swap so I'm not sure who makes these. 


Have a great week!!! 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Journaling Bible : Matthew 21

TGIF! I was awakened by my husband this morning and for about 30
seconds thought it was Saturday. What a disappointment when I realized it was Friday and I would be getting up for work soon! Good thing was...it's not Monday! 

Today I'm sharing a verse from Documented Faith that was actually given to us over a week ago. I
just hadn't been able to share this with you. The week gets so busy! 

Matthew  21:22: 

If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”

How simple is this? God's word says if we BELIEVE we shall RECEIVE! 


Once again, I used bits and pieces I found in my stash.  The Believe sticker was received in a swap. I also used Washi tape and a rub-on. 

Here's a closer look: 



I leave you with this, and hope you have a wonderful Friday!!! 

Here is a recent picture of our rescue dog, Handsome:


He has recently been groomed and gets chilly at night, so he has been loving his little blue shirt. 

BLESSINGS! 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

This week in my Filofax




As I sit here at the doctors office, I am thinking of all I have to do today. I'm headed to work after this follow up appointment, but sometimes get overwhelmed with my "to-do" for the day.

I guess that's why I enjoy using my filofax planner. It not only keeps me organized, but it helps me to see what I have accomplished in each day. 

Here is this week in my pink Filofax Calipso: 

I was so happy to see that my washi matched a polka dotted paper clip I made. I used a flair button from this pack I found at Burlingtons and put it on a nice flat paperclip, found at Walmart.  I don't recall the brand of  washi. I might have bought this online and it didn't have packaging or received it in a swap. 



Okay, well..I'm up next! Just waiting for the Dr to come in and give me all GOOD news!!! 


Have a blessed Wednesday! 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Be STRONG and COURAGEOUS

Good afternoon. Wanted to share a little story or event with you today.
Monday as I was beginning my day at work, my phone goes off. It's a text message from some dear friends of ours, they are brothers and sisters in Christ--Dolores and Jesus. 
In the text it said:

"Deuteronomy 31:6 God Bless" 

I thought, ok I'll take some time to read it later....then ...that small voice said, "read it now"..so I looked it up and this is what it said:

 "Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”


How I needed this verse on Monday!!! It helped me get through my day!!! Had I NOT read, I probably would have dealt with the day's events much differently. 

I used various things on this page, Washi Tape, random alphabet stickers, a removable page flag (Makes me Happy) by Smash and my Date stamp, also by Smash. 

Have a wonderful Wednesday~

Monday, February 09, 2015

Bible Journaling: James 1:5-6 BELIEVE

Hey there! Been almost a week since I was last here. Life got a bit chaotic and crazy...I finally got some quiet time yesterday to sit down with my Bible. I use an ESV Journaling Bible by Crossway.

Last week's verse at DOCUMENTED FAITH-Homegrown Hospitality was

 James 1:5-6

 "If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind."

Our "word" for the month of February is BELIEVE.


For this one I kept it simple. I used Washi Tape here and there. the word FAITH was actually a clear sticker by The Paper Studio. I received this from a sweet Cheryl Ann in a swap we did. I just put the sticker over my washi. The words "wave" and "wind" are some American Craft stickers. 

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a wonderful Monday evening!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Journaling Bible: Romans 12:3 "A Measure of Faith"

Wow! We are half way through the week. It's been such a busy week....sometimes I wonder how I make it on the go for more than 10 hours a day! LOL

Today I'm sharing a verse that made me think. Made me question it, and made me want to read on it and learn more.........

Romans 12:3

"For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned."

So I understand the first part...be humble, don't think of yourself as having more value,to judge...sensibly. But this part, got me...."the measure of faith God has assigned." Does that mean that each of us have been given a different amount of faith? Did God give some the ability to have more faith than others??
So I'm thinking...each of us has a different amount of faith, whether you are a Christian or not. And each Christian carries a different amount of faith.  Some have more, some have less. I also think it varies due to your life experiences...present and past. Surely there are many times our faith is tested....so, this is a verse that has really made me think. How is my faith measured? Hmmmm. 



Have a wonderful Wednesday. And as always...thank you for visiting my blog!