Friday, March 22, 2019

Devotedly ~ Book Review























I will never forget the first time, as a teenager, hearing about Jim Elloit. I wrote his quote

"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose." in black Sharpie marker on the wall in my closet so that I would see it everyday. Then the books by his wife Elisabeth Elliot...Woah. 


When I saw this book written by their only child, Valerie Elliot Shepard, I knew that I needed to read it. Valerie takes the letters written between her parents, She so beautifully weaves these words together. The struggle, love, determination to seek the Lord first above all else...And how human they were. I also love that there are photographs sprinkled throughout the entire book. 


What an incredible pair these two were & still are...As their love story lives on in their pages to challenge us.



I received this book from Lifeway for my honest review.

Women of the Bible ~Kit 3~ Imperfect Hospitality




This is the 3rd kit of 3 in the "Women of the Bible" journaling kit series by Dayspring.

Here are links to each kit.

Kit 1 "Better Together"

Kit 2 "Friendship on Purpose"

Kit 3 "Imperfect Hospitality"

This kit focuses on Rebekah,  The widow of Zarphath, The Shunammite woman & Mary.

These kits work great with the (in)Courage Devotional Bible. The people who created & designed this Bible are also the contributors of this "Women in the Bible" kits. 


Here is my unboxing video of the kit.






Right now through April 1st there is a great sale going on & everything (minus Willow Tree) are 25% off! Just use the code FAITH25 at the checkout. This is a perfect time to get the Journaling Bible if you have been wanting it. Or grab up some gifts with Easter, Mother's & Father's Day, plus graduations coming up! 



***Just a reminder that Dayspring does send the kits to me to review & I do receive a small compensation when you shop from my links. Thanks so much if you do!

Friday, March 15, 2019

The new @dayspringcards #ds_womenofthebible kit will be available soon! Here is the link http://shrsl.com/1i61h to sign up for when it is released! This is kit 3. It's called "Imperfect Hospitality." What an interesting topic to study about, huh? #dayspring #biblejournaling #liveyourfaith #sneakpeek




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Friday, March 08, 2019

If you gotta get a shot in the bum, let it be from a friend! 




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Sweet Friday kisses from Peach 🍑. #sunconure #peachesthesunconure #birdkisses

Thursday, March 07, 2019

Even in the midst of the crazy jungle of life, I will sing of the goodness of God!




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Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! Psalm 107:1 




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#ipaintinmybible #icolorinmybible #goodnessofgod





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6 years ago this tiny force of nature entered the world & would soon become part of our family. She amazes us everyday with her bossy intelligence. Nothing gets passed her. I mean...nothing. We are so thankful the Lord brought her to us, because she is exactly what we needed. Especially this Mom's heart. Happy 6th Birthday, Miss Polka Dottie! 



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Wednesday, March 06, 2019

I wrote this in 2007 on the 15th anniversary of my Granny's very unexpected passing at the age of 59.
Now....27 years after she left us, I'll repost my thoughts because they haven't changed.

15 years
Seems like yesterday
You were full of life
Always ready for a laugh
Always spoke your mind
Always stubborn as a mule
If there was a story to tell
You told it, over & over
Not leaving out one detail 
You were so strong
You had been through so much
You were the best cook
But not the best housekeeper 
You smelled of cigarettes & sweet perfume
You liked your casual pants with the pockets
But you liked your heels & pink lipstick too
You could play any game better than anyone
And you always seemed to win
You loved us in your own way
A way that is missed every single day
What would life be like, if you hadn't died
Think of all you haven't seen
All you haven't known
What would your thoughts be
What would you have said
So much reminds me of you
Like yesterdays sunset
The pale blue sky with the strokes of pink clouds
It's you saying "Hi!"
You were the one that told me
"The sky is just another piece of God's art work
No two days the same."
I miss everything about you
I love you more than you ever knew







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Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Little Miss Dots.




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Monday, March 04, 2019

"Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.
Acts 20:32


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#ipaintinmybible #icolorinmybible #sweettea #frontporch #spring





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Friday, March 01, 2019

I'm grateful to God. 2 Timothy 1:3 





This devo talked about being grateful for the small things, not just the big things. After I completed my page I realIzed that I ended up doing it in I Timothy. Oh well....I'm grateful for the Bible to journal in, the art supplies to create with, artistic ability & most importantly the freedom to spend time with my BFF Jesus. 

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#grateful #thankfulforsmallthings





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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The hope of the righteous brings joy.
Psalm 10:28

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#joy





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Sunday, February 24, 2019

My sweetest bitty buddy, Razzy. This past year watching him age has not been easy. He used to always be a lap puppy. But he's gotten to where he doesn't want to be messed with. When he's not asleep in his house, or standing in the kitchen with you waiting for food. He's typically just roaming around aimlessly. I hate it. It breaks my heart. So to have this bitty buddy snuggled in my lap right now makes me so very happy. Having a pet is a lifetime commitment. One that fills your heart forever. 




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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Grief is a beast. It's a rollercoaster of emotions that you can't seem to get off of. It hits at moments that you least expect. And also the ones that you do. 

We all have been victim to it. If you haven't. Thank the Lord. 


Grief follows a loss. The loss of a loved one, a miscarriage, failed adoption, a relationship, job...The loss of the desires of your heart. Your dreams.


Grief doesn't care how successful you are. Who you know. How fragile you already are. And most importantly it doesn't care just how much you love Jesus.


I was given this advice after a miscarriage from such a wise person & it impacted me greatly.


"Grief always wins. It's better to cooperate with it. Btw, no emotions are off limits or wrong. No thoughts are inappropriate. Feel what you feel."


This scripture...


"You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness," Psalm 30:11


...has been on my heart lately. I don't think it means that you automatically stop mourning. I think it means that even in the midst of grief. There are times of dancing. Of joy! Of gladness! Feel the emotions that you need to feel. God created us with them. And there is no reason to stifle them to be healthy. Just breath. Live. Dance.


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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

This one is going to take some explanation. One of our pastors had a vision of a tent on the stage & God was sitting there. I believe He said that He wanted to dwell a while.
This is how I interpreted it. Because He not only wants to dwell in our churches, but more importantly in our hearts. So there He is billowing out of His tent into our church & heart.

God's Spirit dwells in you.
1 Corinthians 3:16

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

When you are just too dang tired to make it all the way into bed. #razzy #dachshund 




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Friday, February 15, 2019


@dayspringcards Women of the Bible - Friendship on Purpose *Sneak Peek* What do I spy in the corner? Ink! 🙌🏻 #dayspring #liveonpurpose #womenofthebible #sneakpeek #biblejournaling



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Thursday, February 14, 2019

I'll call the unloved and make them beloved.
Romans 9:25

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Tuesday, February 05, 2019

He is your praise. He is your God, who has done for you these great and terrifying things that your eyes have seen.
Deuteronomy 10:21 

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#bible #scripture #devotional #creativechristian #illustratedjournaling #bibledoodling #worship 

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Saturday, February 02, 2019

Cinco. #mainecoon #cinco #mainecoonsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #kittysitter 




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