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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Journaling Bible: Romans 15:4

Good Tuesday afternoon to you......
I started working on this lastnight. It's been a rough 6 days and I felt I needed to remind myself the purpose of God's word and His promises.

This week's verse at Documented Faith is:


“And the Scriptures were written to teach and encourage us by giving us hope.” 

I love these weekly verses because as I'm reading it and I continue to read that Chapter I ask myself.."How can I apply this to my life at this very time?"  Most weeks  I'm like "Wow! This is FOR me!!!" 

I thank God for this group, it has allowed me to read God's word, pray about it, think about it, and express some creativity as I celebrate God's word! 

For this I used various stickers and my black fine point sharp. Heart Washi was from Target's $1 spot. 

 This was a free printable available at the site, I just added some pink color to it. 

Thank you for stopping by!!! 
Have a blessed week!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Journaling Bible: Hebrews 3:15

Good Sunday evening to you! As you know, for some time now I have been participating in a Bible Journaling group called Documented Faith. It is hosted by Stephanie Ackerman, each month she chooses a "theme word", this month it is Encourage

You can read more about the group and get each verse here: DOCUMENTED FAITH

This week's verse is 

Hebrews 3:13:

"But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness."

Each day is a new opportunity to Encourage someone in need. 

I kept it simple this week. I used a rubber stamp, a black sharpie and some alphabet stickers. 

Staz-On ink pad: HOBBY LOBBY, Alphabet Stickers: JOANN FABRICS $1 SPOT, Sharpie Marker and Pencil; WALMART, Swiss Pixies rubberstamp-online C.C. DESIGNS. 


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Journaling Bible: Incorporating my Photo

First I'd like to Thank God for our men and women who serve or have served our beautiful Country:

So yesterday, I was reading my journaling bible and thinking about what verse I wanted to create a layout for. I call my small pieces of art: "Layouts." That comes from my scrapbooking days. 
Some have asked me what bible I use, I am including that in my photos. It is an ESV Journaling Bible by Crossway. It was made specifically for writing or drawing in the margins.

When I create my "layout", I try really hard not to alter or cover up the words. You see, this is a bible that I read, so I still want to be able to read the Word and I want anyone that picks up this bible to be able to enjoy my little pieces of art and still read God's Word. 

Yesterday I took a photo and found that it went perfectly with 
Psalm 34:8
"Taste and See that the Lord is good, blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!" 

I wanted to somehow incorporate this photo into my page, but again, not cover up the words. 
I have seen where others use clear labels and print on them and adhere them to their pages, but I didn't have any of those, and I live out in the boon I improvised and used Vellum paper. Again, thank God I saved my supplies from my scrapbooking/cardmaking days!

Here it is:
I used tiny glue dots to adhere my photo. I ran the vellum thru my printer, and photo printed well. I let this dry before applying.  As you can see, you are still able to 
read the words where the photo overlapped. I found this verse in my sticker book but it was in a long format, so I cut it up and adhered it to fit.

Supplies used: Vellum (to print photo on)-Hobby Lobby,  "Lace" border sticker (Dollar Tree), Kraft Tab by The Paper Studio-Hobby Lobby,  Patterned Paper: 4x4 Paper Pad by Basic Grey (Nook and Pantry Collection)-ordered online many moons ago, Bible Verse: Religious Sticker pad by The Paper Studio-Hobby Lobby, Clear Rubber Stamps: Kaiser Craft "Confetti"-Michael's, Courtyard  "La*di*dah"-Big Lots, Tiny Glue Dots by Elmer's-Walmart, Date stamp-K&C Company-Walmart

And this is my Bible. It's an ESV Journaling Bible by Crossway. I ordered this last year from the Family Christian Store website w/ a 40% off coupon. 

Again...Happy Veteran's Day!! Here are a few of my family members who served:
My Grandpa Trini in the center, My father Tony and my brother Anthony. Others pictured are my Uncle Nando, and cousin Scott.

Thank you for stopping by! 
Have a blessed Wednesday!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

"Taste and See that the Lord is Good" Psalm 34:8

Good afternoon, normally I post my Bible Journaling entries here, but today, I took a step back and stopped. You see, I was reading Psalm 33 this morning as I was enjoying some Hazelnut coffee and cinnamon rolls. 
 I planned on journaling 
Psalm 33:4."For the word of the Lord us upright...."
But then as I was replying to a facebook post about my photo, I read the title of 
Psalm 34 "Taste and See that the Lord is Good"
I continued reading and got to Psalm 34:8
"OH, Taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!"
And it hit a hammer on a nail!!

It was a reminder that the Lord IS good, and those that trust in Him are blessed!!! 

So, please check back for my next bible journal entry...but first, I will enjoy the rest of my cinnamon roll!
Have a Blessed Tuesday!

Monday, November 09, 2015

Journaling Bible: "Encourage One Another"

Good morning!! I am loving our November weather these past few days. Cool and breezy!!! A wonderful change from our hot, humid days. What a blessing to have such wonderful weather!!

Today I'd like to share this week's verse. 

1 THEL. 5:11
"Therefore encourage one another, and build up one another, just as you also are doing."

You can read more about Documented Faith and find each week's verse here:

I really enjoy reading these verses each week and thinking about how I can apply it to my life. 

Many times I have tried to build someone up by encouraging them, often times using God's word. And through my experiences I have found that most people are accepting of this and find it helpful, there a those that are not, and that's okay. I know in my heart, I tried to help them, if it's not accepted, I wash my hands of it, and keep going. I only pray for those that believe God is speaking to them when in actuality He may not be. 
I believe that if God is speaking to you, you can open your bible and find His words to confirm this....I've always been told "if it's NOT in the bible, than it's NOT God's will." I also beleive that the devil comes in many disguises. So we must be careful.

I know that God puts us in many situations to speak to others and "build them up". Encouraging someone in their faith can be a good thing, especially for someone going through a trying time. 

Let us remember to "build one another up" rather than tear eachother down. 
This can be done just about anywhere......after church while gathering to leave, at the grocery store, running errands, over the phone,  or even on social media sites.

These are the supplies I used...The patterned paper I used is by Cosmo Cricket. This came in a 4x4 paper pack called "Togetherness". I used it because of the stacked birds. To me, they are "building eachother up." Other supplies are from my scrapbooking/cardmaking days. Glad I kept those! 

I had to put my verse on the page before the actual verse, because I had already decorated that side. it is!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a blessed Monday!