Friday, March 23, 2018

NIV Journaling the Word Reference Bible ~ Book Review

The new NIV Journaling the Word Reference Bible is phenomenal! I am a Bible Journale, so all of the pages in my journaling Bibles are full of art, stickers, paint & washi tape. I own a different NIV Journaling the Word edition & have absolutely loved it. I couldn't wait to get this new one. I'm not completely sure if I am going to be using it as another art journaling Bible or not. Mainly because it does have the reference feature. so I may just keep it for studying & reference. I really like that it is is a read letter edition. Most journaling Bible don't have that. And the pages are white. Another journaling Bible difference, most have a creamy colored page. It's a hardcover with elastic closure. I look forward to possible using this for note taking only. I have never used a journaling Bible for that yet. It will be fun to have the space to capture my thoughts & sermon quotes next to the scriptures that stand out to me. I also like to date the scriptures when one is extra significant to me. The NIV Journaling the Word Reference Bible gets two thumbs up from me!

I received this Bible from Book Look Bloggers from my honest review.

A Light on the Hill ~ Book Review

I do believe that Connilyn Cossette holds the market on Bible Fiction. Her attention to detail is just amazing. I really enjoy the idea of the what it must have been like during that period in time. I honestly never really enjoyed Bible Fiction until reading her books. Her newest one "A Light on the Hill" book 1 from the "Cities of Refuge"is so good!
I am currently studying about the Israelite's & their journey to Canaan. It is interesting to see the way things could have been. This particular story follows Moriyah. Her face has been branded with the mark of the Canaanite god's. It is a reminder of her time in captivity. She always hide behind a veil because of the shame & also the judgement.
She never thought that marriage would be a possibility, until her father finds a widower who needs a woman in the home to help raise his two sons. Moriyah can only hope that she can charm them with her homemaking skills. But things don't go as she dreamed & she must flee for her life. This is a story of a woman's inner strength...The strength that come from the Lord.

I received this book from Bethany House to review for my honest opinion.
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All of my babies! Auzzie is in the pic because he thinks he’s a puppy too! #nationalpuppyday

Thursday, March 22, 2018

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I knew that I wanted this quote from Sunday’s sermon in my Bible. It’s the story of the man who lived in the tombs, that was possessed by a legion of demons. I didn’t know how I wanted to illustrate it, but I felt the Holy Spirit directed me to do a feather. Once I completed the page, I decided to research the symbolism of a feather. It means “freedom.” God goosebumps! I just love when He does that!!!! The feather could not be more perfect for this quote! No one is out of reach of FREEDOM! The freedom that only Jesus can give! #lovepinklucysbible

Door Hangers

We had a church event last year with Porch Pride Door Hangers & one of my friends couldn’t make it. So I brought home her door hanger & told her that I would just paint it for her. I finally got around to it. ๐Ÿ˜‚
For all of your door hanger needs or want to have a painting party always contact Mandy at Porch Pride Door Hangers.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018


I had my “Worship in Color” class tonight & when it was over, I walked over to Epoch (the youth), there were kids all over the room in huddles praying & crying with each other. The love was so evident. I just wanted to go hug each one of them. I asked D on the way home what was preached about & he said “depression.” Y’all...these kids. These precious kids. They just need to be loved on. They need to know they are valued. Don’t be in denial...depression is a real & life crushing thing. I was a depressed kid, who tried to commit suicide twice. But if I were a youth in this day in age, I have no doubt that I would have succeeded in one of those attempts. Talk to your children. Make sure that they are OK. Because it’s OK to not be Ok, but it’s not OK to stay that way. Give love no matter what!

Spring Fever

Smarty Pants

We use the Life360 app. And if you know what I’m talking about, you know that your phone gets an alert when someone is home. I have never said “Dad is home”, when the alert has gone off. But Dottie barks when my phone goes off, runs to the window to look for her Dad & then to the back door. The first time that she did it, I thought maybe it was a fluke. Nope! She knows that alert means her Dad is home. She is way too smart for her own good, I tell ya! What’s extra crazy is that she has never paid attention to any other sound from my phone. ๐Ÿ˜‚ By golly...That one she knows!
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Just ordered the @shannanoel devotional! I can not wait to delve into this goodness! The Bible Journaling community will be doing this 100 day devotional together with Shanna. You don’t have to Bible Journal to do it though. It’s 100 days of Jesus! Go grab yours if you want to join us. We begin April 3rd. Here is my affiliate link & use IFSHIPSFREE code for free shipping. Hurry...This lovely devotional is selling out! #illustratedfaith #liveyourfaith #dayspring#devotional #biblejournaling

Tuesday, March 20, 2018


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but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40:31 #illustratedfaith #dayspring#liveyourfaith #if_allthingsnew #breareese#breareesewatercolor #lovepinklucysbible

Monday, March 19, 2018

New Sunrise

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Loving this #if_allthingsnews kit from @illustratedfaith. Certainly needed this reminder today! 
Here is the link to the kit & that awesome highlighter washi is in my bio. 

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23 #illustratedfaith #dayspring#liveyourfaith #washi #neocolorii #lovepinklucysbible

Saturday, March 17, 2018

He Creates New People

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You can’t see in the photo, but the butterfly is iridescent glitter. 

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”
2 Corinthians 5:17 #if_allthingsnew #illustratedfaith#breareese #butterfly #lovepinklucysbible#liveyourfaith #biblejournaling

Thursday, March 15, 2018

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“He will renew your life...”
Ruth 4:15 #if_allthingsnew 
#illustratedfaith #dayspring #liveyourfaith#biblejournaling #lovepinklucysbible #neocolorii#breareese


My heart is really burdened today. So many tragedies going on around the world & locally. There is no way to escape the hurt of it all. D is currently at the funeral of a past coworker. When the young man passed away, D’s number was the only one in his phone from that place of employment. Within hours of the young man’s death, his father called D. He told D just how much his son thought of him. That he admired & adored D. Once D arrived at the funeral his dad immediately asked if D would be a pallbearer, because that is exactly what his son would want. D called me humbled & honored by all of this. He had no idea, how this guy felt. He had no idea that he was held is such high regards.
I’m writing this because we never know when it will be our last second on earth. We need to be sure that the impacts that we are making on the lives around us are good lasting ones. To our families, friends, coworkers, church members, the person we ride the bus with, the cashier at the grocery store, the server at the restaurant...The thousands who may see our interactions on social media. Everything we do is a reflection of our character & we have no clue just how a simple gesture can be the breaking point for another. It can turn their life around, or be the thing that pushes them over the edge.
I wanted to take the time to publicly apologize to anyone that I may have impacted negatively in my life. It hurts my heart greatly. I know how others have scarred me & I wouldn’t want for anyone to carry around that baggage. So today here is my sincere apology. I’m not always right. I’m not always sweet. I’m not always in a jolly mood. I’m not always at my best. I’m the furthest thing from perfect. I hope that I reflect the love of Jesus. That’s my heart’s greatest desire. Truly. Madly. Deeply. If this is my last second on earth or yours, I can only hope that I am forgiven by you. Because He has already forgiven me.
Massive love to each of you reading this.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018


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Seeing this just makes my heart go pitter patter for my Honey D @dac.audiovisual. This is his small group in youth. I never thought I would see him doing this again. But God. Y’all! But God! #Repost@bhammetromasterscommissio
It's Wednesday, and that means it's time to pour into our youth! Here we have some of our team helping with a small group. We love having the opportunity to share Gods word with our youth!#bmmcexperience #mcalumni

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

He Transforms

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Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Romans 12:2 #illustratedfaith #dayspring#biblejournaling #if_allthingsnew #lovepinklucysbible#mymomenta #liveyourfaith

New Stamps

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About to use my new #mymomenta alpha stamps. Just a wee bit giddy! #stamps #biblejournaling#mixedmedia #art #plannersupplies