Monday, February 19, 2018

We have daffodils blooming all over the yard in the most random places. They are just popping up! I have never planted any. So what a delightful surprise they are! The orange center one (my favorite kind) has never appeared in the yard before. Did you know that daffodils symbolize rebirth & new beginnings? And in England they are known as the "Lent Lily." #daffodils #newbeginnings #lentlily #yellow #yellowflowers #spring #nofilter

Judah's Wife ~ Book Review

If you have never taken the time to read a book by Angela Hunt, you are really missing out. She once again does not disappoint with "Judah's Wife." It's book 2 in "The Silent Years." This story is about The Maccabees. And honestly, I didn't know much about them, so this was an interesting look into what could have been through the eyes of Judah's wife, Leah. Angela Hunt has such a way with words. She takes you to places in the history that may not be very known. She explores them through the eyes of women, as if you are right there. Sames goes with this novel. It's a story of love & sacrifice. I highly recommend anything from Angela Hunt! She's a wonder with words.

I received this book from Bethany House for my honest review.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Frustrations into Blessings

Yesterday I was saying to D how bad our house looks. It needs a deep cleaning. To which he replied “No, it doesn’t. It looks beautiful.” πŸ˜Š Those simple words from him made me soooo grateful. Wanna know why? Well, because of the different physical issues that I have (don’t really talk about them) is when I push myself one day, the next day I have to rest my body. So my house does suffer. Also when I get into an art zone, I must stay there. This little exchange between us, made me think of how D’s lack of detail drives me absolutely batty! But yet....what a true blessing it can be. He’s not one of those husbands that demands perfection. He’s laid back & nothing phases a fault. Ha! The Lord showed me that what I usually see as a frustration, is indeed a blessing. And a quality that He knew that I would need in a husband. Love that He knows the bigger picture. πŸ’–
So my question to you today is...What frustration in your life can you look at differently & see as a blessing?

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Day 14 of the February #letterpixelschallenge

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New Illustrated Faith Releases

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Be sure to go to the link this link to sign up to be the first to know when these new @illustratedfaith collections are available! I can’t wait for the “All People All Nations” collection! #allpeopleallnations #illustratedfaith #dayspring #biblejournaling
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Hubster sure surprised me today! He never gets me flowers, so it’s extra special! πŸ’ž And he knows me...I’m not a red rose fan. πŸ˜

Valentine's Day

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πŸ’žHappy Love Day to the one that has made my heart go pitter patter for 18 years. 

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Day 11 of the February #letterpixelschallenge

A New Friend

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See this beautiful girl? Her name is Eirwen. She is a Service dog & comes to church with her Mom. You are not allowed to pet her while she is on duty. So I have never been able to get my hands on know me & furpeople. πŸ˜Š Well, today she “had” to meet me. Her Mom said that she was pulling away from her to get to me. And that is something very rare for her to do. That I’m special to have received that attention from her. So I got some extra loving & paw holding from the stunning girl. I kept telling her just how honored that I was that she wanted to meet me. This made my heart sing! #servicedog #arwyn#whitegermanshepherd #germanshepherd 

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

I'm Unique ~Bible Journaling Page

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“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
Jeremiah 1:5 
It took me a long time & I mean a very long time to embrace my uniqueness. That I am different from others & that is OK. I chuckled recently when I was in a meeting. I looked around the table as a few had their laptops opened. Printed pages of reports.There in front of me was my hot pink & purple Travelers notebook, with unicorns & sequined bows sticking out of the top. My report was written on bright yellow paper in different colors of ink & my bubble letter penmanship. I thought “years ago I would have been ashamed of this. I would have tried to be like everyone else to fit in. Now I’m confident in who the Lord has made me. I’m embracing this person...this woman that He is still shaping & molding into the creation that He wants me to be.” There is SO much freedom in that. I can’t even begin to describe it. So embrace your uniqueness.
On another note...I am so enjoying this #if_thisislove kit from @illustratedfaith. I haven’t used colored pencils in my Bible in years & has fun creating this thumbprint with them. I also used some elements from the “You are Loved” collection. That heart on top of the page was my color inspiration. You can get the kit & collection on this link
Use the code IFSHIPSFREE for free domestic shipping. πŸ˜Š
#illustratedfaith #dayspring #lovepinklucysbible#unique #loved #thumbprint #biblejournaling