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Monday, April 25, 2016

Isaiah 1:17-Always Seek to Do the Right Thing

Well, the week has begun!!! I really enjoyed my weekend, but as they say...
All good things must come to an end!

My Monday wasn't too bad. It was super busy at work, I came home tired and made us an awesome meal of hamburgers and fries. Yes, comfort food. And now...
I get to share this week's prompt with you. 

You can read more about the prompts here: HOMEGROWN HOSPITALITY
This is Week 18: 
"Learn to do what is right. Treat people fairly. Help those who are treated badly. Stand up in court for children whose fathers have died. And do the same thing for widows."
 Isaiah 1:17 NIRV

Seems like a simple verse, but sometimes not so simple to do. In short, the bible says, "Always seek to do the right thing.". I think if we all strived to live this way, the world would be a much better place. 
So we should all try our hardest not lie, steal, cheat, say evil words, put eachother down, judged,etc. and instead, we should ENCOURAGE one another, lend a helping hand, lift up those that are feeling down, feed a hungry person, or animal (yes, I love all of God's critters!), and the list could go on and on. 

I love using my rubberstamps for my bible journaling. When I saw this House Mouse Stamp in my stash I knew I had to use it along with this verse. 

Have a great evening!!!!
And a blessed week ahead!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Journaling Bible: Proverbs 23:7

I hope your weekend has been a blessed one! This morning in church, we had the pleasure of hearing a message from my sister in law, Elizabeth. She has been singing and preaching God's word for many years now and has such a gift for this. 

This morning she spoke from several chapters of the Bible, but this one stuck with me:

"For as he thinks in his heart, so is he." 

I love reading the bible, and hearing verses, and thinking, 
"How can I apply this to my life? 
How does this pertain to my life?"  

For many months now, I've taken a different approach at life. In order to have peace and well being, I have told myself to stay away from negativity, from drama, for evil doers, from gossipers. It's NOT always easy, but it's something I TRY  to do. 
And for WORKS. I feel so much better. I'm less stressed. 

I have the thinking of: if it doesn't hurt me or concern me...than I DON'T CARE! It's not that I don't care for my loved ones or people, I just don't care of the nonsense. I don't care to be brought down by negativity, I don't care to be discouraged because they choose a different walk in life, I don't care to be hurt or angry about something I can't control. And I have to keep reminding myself..everyday....For what I think in my heart, makes me who I am. 

This entry isn't anything spectacular, only because I kept thinking of this verse, and how it applies to my life. I was doing this, more than thinking, "how can I make this page beautiful." 

Here are the supplies I used. Its stuff that I have, no special purchases. My bible is a NSV Journaling Bible by Crossway.

Have a wonderful Sunday evening!!!!

Friday, April 01, 2016

Journaling Bible: Jeremiah 29:13

Happy April Fool's Day! Thank goodness I haven't been the victim of a prank today! 
I worked on this the other night, and hadn't had a chance to share it...until today!

This was the Documented Faith verse for Week 12:
You can read more here: Homegrown Hospitality

Jeremiah 29:13:  
"When you look for me with all your heart, you will find me" 

I used a little bit of everything in my stash. A vintage page sheet from some ephemera I received in a swap. Not sure how old these pages are, but they are almost brittle. A variety of stickers, some scrap patterened paper, metallic water paints and pearl stick-ons. A paper doilie and a bling paper clip, I believe its made by The Paper Studio...I've had it for years! 

I love this verse, because it's a reminder to honestly seek God with all of our hearts. And when we do...we will feel His presence!!!

Have a blessed day!!!!