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Monday, May 23, 2016

Journaling Bible: Accepting who You are!

Good evening! Today I was feeling a bit under the weather, but was determined to meditate on this verse;

Isaiah 43:1
1 But now, this is what the LORD says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.

I believe we have ALL dealt with ACCEPTANCE at some point in our lives. Not only feeling like we are not  accepted by others, but accepting WHO we ARE! 
I, myself, have suffered from self acceptance...
from not being pretty enough, 
not being smart enough, 
not being thin enough, 
not being patient enough, 
not being strong enough, and it goes on.  

In the end, I have to remind myself that God made me! I am HIS! And by questioning why and how He made me, I am not honoring Him. I am saying, " didn't do good enough!"

So someone may think that I am not pretty enough, smart enough, good enough, etc....but in the end..
I am a Child of God! I have to remind myself of that daily...and just be ME!!!

Bible used: NIV Journaling Bible by Crossway, girl with crown image was found on Google, This is actually a "tip in" piece because I had already worked on this page. 
This shows the original journaling that I did last September. I used Washi Tape to adhere my new piece and it flaps over the original work. I can still enjoy both.
Like always, I used supplies I had on hand. A Martha Stewart border punch, ric-rac from Walmart ($1), Washi Tape, liquid glitter, patterned paper scraps, inks, and shiny doo-dads. All in PINK, my favorite color!!

Thank you for visiting my blog. Be Blessed!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Proverbs 31:25-She is Clothed with Strength.....

This is one of those LATE posts! I meant to post this during Mother's Day weekend as I felt it was a very appropriate verse, but well, life got busy and I didn't get to work on it and post it.
I have read this verse so many times, and really love it!!!! 
 Proverbs 31:10 is titled: The Woman Who Fears the Lord.
From Verse 10 all the way to Verse 31 it describes a God fearing, Christ serving is  very humbling. Its also a wonderful reminder of the woman we should try to be. In this life, it is not always easy, but by reading these verses daily, we can strive to be better women and better examples to others around us. I can think of many women in my life that are humble, speak with true kindness, wise beyond measure, generous, always willing to pray for others, and are truly God fearing women.

My favorite verse is Proverbs 31:25--
"She is clothed in Strength and Dignity and she Laughs at the Time to Come."
As I read this verse, one of my favorite photos came to mind. It was taken over a year ago, all three of our children were home, which is a very rare event due to their schedules. But when they are ALL home, I am at my happiest!!! I guess you can see this in the photo on my bible page.
I'm using a NIV Journaling Bible by Crossway. I used various stickers from my stash, washi tape, a flower stamp and chalks to color. The photo was printed on my computer and adhered to a piece of patterned paper. Decorative twine was stapled up at the top to mark my page.
Have a Blessed Week!