Tuesday, May 03, 2016


Day 3 in the "Illustrated Faith" ~ "Beautiful" devotional.
Philippians 4:8
When I was thinking about this scripture and what I wanted to journal, I was sitting out on my back porch. I was praying & I had just asked Jesus to give me direction & vision for the page, then one of my sweet little Hummingbird friends came to the feeder. No doubt about that sign. And did you know that hummingbirds are a symbol for joy??? What a perfect little illustration for this scripture on thinking about good things, because that brings joy!

Monday, May 02, 2016


Having a creative block today....
Overcomer sermon series "Overwhelmed"
Proverbs 3:5-10
One of the things besides this quote that stuck out to me the most was Pastor Jay saying the worst advice you can give someone is to follow their heart. Why? Because above all the things the heart is the most deceitful. (Jeremiah 17:9)
You can check out the sermon series at www.kingwoodchurch.com

Sunday, May 01, 2016

This is first time that I have held a microphone & stood on a stage to sing with a worship team since 2008. If you had told me that I would be doing this a year ago, I would have laughed. Didn't Sarah (from the Old Testament) laugh too? Hahahaha! But when God places something in your heart, even if it gets covered with weeds over time. And He begins to prune stuff away. He will ask you to be obedient. He will push you into places that you didn't expect. Or maybe thought you would never see again. He is faithful to complete the promises & let you sing once more. He will pour out His love & goodness! Just like Sarah, I'm still waiting on something else. But this is just the beginning. There is more to come! I feel it in my bones.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Last night as I created my latest Bible journaling page I was in tears as it was an emotional topic. After I posted it, Illustrated Faith featured it on their Instagram page! I am so blown away! I cried a lot last night over God's goodness, His faithfulness & the love He lavishes on us.



I love how @lovepinklucy is working through the You're beautiful devotional!!! If you would like to try an illustrated faith kit this would be an amazing one to start with! To join us go to illustratedfaith.com - click "shop" and click on the Dayspring banner at the top of the page - we would love to have you join us!!! #Repost @lovepinklucy ・・・ Day 2 in the "Illustrated Faith" ~ "You're Beautiful" devotional. Psalm 139:15-16 I'm an original. When I was younger I longed to fit in so desperately. I was overweight, frizzy haired, bucked toothed & completely insecure, then in the fifth grade glasses got added to that mess. I wasn't what the "in crowd" wanted. It took many years, an eating disorder & ultimately marriage to a sweet man for me to realize that I was OK to be me. Anyone who has known me for very long knows that I am not a trend follower by nature. I don't like to be like everyone else. I think that developed in me partially out of survival. But also God created me to be an original. And now I embrace it. Sure that little insecure girl is inside me waving her hand from time to time. But she's an original too. And I love her, because she helped create the woman I am today. Come her little Crystal....Let me give you a hug. #bibleartjournaling #illustratedfaith #bible #scripture #devotional #creativechristian #illustratedjournaling #biblejournalingcommunity #bibledoodling #artworship #jesus #worship #creativeworship #heartofworship #creatinginfaith #lovepinklucysbible #watercolors #washi #washitape #yourebeautifuldevotional #pinkflamingo #flamigo
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Day 2 in the "Illustrated Faith" ~ "You're Beautiful" devotional.
Psalm 139:15-16
I'm an original. When I was younger I longed to fit in so desperately. I was overweight, frizzy haired, bucked toothed & completely insecure, then in the fifth grade glasses got added to that mess. I wasn't what the "in crowd" wanted. It took many years, an eating disorder & ultimately marriage to a sweet man for me to realize that I was OK to be me. Anyone who has known me for very long knows that I am not a trend follower by nature. I don't like to be like everyone else. I think that developed in me partially out of survival. But also God created me to be an original. And now I embrace it. Sure that little insecure girl is inside me waving her hand from time to time. But she's an original too. And I love her, because she helped create the woman I am today. Come her little Crystal....Let me give you a hug.