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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Journaling Bible: Showers in their Season

I was so thankful to finally get some rain last week. It rained for 2-3 days and God knows how much we needed that rain. I am ready to say good bye to this Texas heat and drought. 

Because of God's blessing of rain, I thought this verse would be appropriate:

Honestly, I wanted to just cry when I realized this new stamp pad I was using was bleeding w/ my markers. But I had to remind myself that I don't do this to win a blue ribbon, or gain approval from others, I do this for myself. I found that reading the Word, and illustrating this way helps me to understand and absorb the Word, and fulfill my inner need to be creative. 
Stamp is by Gillian Roberts. 

Have a wonderful Tuesday! Like always...thank you for stopping by!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Journaling Bible-Love your Neighbor

Oh Monday, Monday!!! Seems to come back around too fast these days! But it is, what it is!

I can't say I have alot of neighbors...being that I live out in the country. But I think what God is saying is to Love your Neighbors not in a literal sense, but love those all around you. In Mark 12:31 it says "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." 

And I know this is not always easy to do, especially with difficult people, but...it is God's word, and it is one of His commandants, so we should want to try our hardest to do this not just for ourselves, but to please God. I believe when we aim to please God, he pours His blessings unto us! 

This stamp is by Tina Wenke, called Friends.  The alphabet letters were not in a package...so I'm not sure who makes those. Page flag from Target's $1 spot. Chalks were also used. 
The bible I am using is by Crossway, it's a Journaling Bible and it's the ESV Edition. 

Have a wonderful Monday!!!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Journaling Bible: Sweet as Honeycomb

**This is my 2nd post for today. I had prewritten the earlier one to update you on our Rescue Pups. Please scroll down for an update.** 

Hey there! Here's a sweet verse: 
Proverbs 16:24, "Gracious Words are like a Honeycomb, Sweetness to the Soul and Health to the Body."  As I reflected on this verse I thought about how this could benefit children, the elderly, students, coworkers, friends...everyone!! If only we would remember this and try to practice it daily. 

I, myself, have decided to put this verse to work. I can only imagine the outcome of positive results I will start to see.


I forgot to take a photo of supplies I used, but I will try to list them:
Digital Image is by Mo Manning, found here Mo's Digital Pencil
The diecut stickers I think were by Making Memories, they are OLD, I've had them in my scrapbooking stash for years!!!  The Kraft letters are Target's $1 Spot, the Burlap Flower Clothespin was from Hobby Lobby, set of 3 in the Easter section. 
Stickles used on her wings are by Studio G. 

Thanks for visiting today!
Have a wonderful Thursday!


Update on the Rescue Pups

Well, I've had these 2 guys for almost 3 weeks now, and they seem to be doing really well. 
They've gotten all their shots and were neutered last week. Recovery seems to be going well. 

We are giving them love and hugs, and tummy rubs.....hope they find a loving, forever home soon. 
They deserve it!!

This poor guy, was hit by an automobile at some time. He suffered a dislocated hip joint, and all ligaments in his knee were torn. His hip was put back in socket and for now, he is on medication. 

This little guy, nicknamed by our groomer: HANDSOME, is adjusting well. 

The two boys are so attached to eachother, I would love to see them get adopted together. 

I let Handsome in on Sunday, his favorite spot is on the couch with me.
I had Bella our black poodle at my shoulders, and Handsome at my feet. 
Aren't they so sweet!? 


Have a wonderful Thursday!!!



Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Handmade Divider for my Planner

Well, Wednesday it IS! Honestly I wish I could stay home all day and listen to my Kari Jobe CD and work in my bible. Reading His word and meditating w/ the Lord. BUT>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
I HAVE TO WORK!!!!

So, here's a quick post to show you how I made a divider for my planner. 
My son and his girlfriend, Amber, came to visit this past weekend, and with them they brought my early Birthday present. It was a bag filled with all things good!! I'll show you all the yummy goodness in another post.

They also gave me the prettiest card. I wanted to be able to enjoy it daily, so instead of tucking it away, I trimmed it, laminated it, and punched holes to put into my planner:

FRONT VIEW

BACK VIEW

AND IN MY PLANNER:


HAVE A BLESSED WEDNESDAY!!!


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Journaling Bible: As for Me and my House

Hey there this awesome Tuesday!!! 

My husband and I found this pretty framed art at Kirkland's and it said, "As for Me and My House, We Shall Serve Lord." Joshua 24:15
With our 3 kids grown and living on their own, we pray for them daily. We pray that they will remain close to God and not stray from that narrow path. So.....this prayer is perfect to read over daily and declare our family servers of our Lord!!!


Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a Blessed Tuesday!!!





Monday, September 22, 2014

Journaling Bible: Joshua 1:9

Hope your Monday has started off well. I normally dread Mondays, but last week I took some vacation days to enjoy my son and his girlfriend being home. So the 4 day weekend was full of visitors and wonderful times!!!!

This is another one of my favorite bible verses. One, because my son Josh wears this on a pendant all the time, and two, I just love words: "Be Strong and Courageous...for I am with you wherever you go!" Do NOT fear, God NEVER leaves your side!


Supplies used:


Kraft Stickers: Target $1 Spot, Sharpie Fine Point Marker, and Making Memories rub-on letters.

Have a Blessed Monday!


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Week 39 in my Ochre Malden

I have been waiting for this week for months!!! I ordered my Ochre Malden from Amazon many months ago, and I ordered it specifically to use during the fall months. 
I am so in love with the beautiful color, soft, buttery feel, and the oh-so-wonderful smell!!! It smells like a brand new pair of Ariat boots!!! 

And if you look a little lower...you will see a super cute Planner Charm that my son and his girlfriend had made for me!!! My birthday is in a couple of weeks and the spoiling has begun! LOL It's got a few of my favorite things: a pink owl, Instagram, Starbucks coffee, and a pink macaroon!!!!! Thank you Caleb and Amber!!!!

The stickers are by EK Success, the Leaf Washi is from WalMart ( I think) and the thin washi and Handmade Paper clip were a gift from my son's girlfriend. She's also a Planner Addict, so she's a keeper!! LOL The floral bookmark is by teNeues: designer is Carolyn Gavin. This was a pack of 12 bookmarks called Garden Jots that I got at Goodwill for $2.  On the back of the bookmark it says NOTES and have lines all the way down. I rounded the edges and punched holes in it.  Perfect for for my planner. 


Thanks for stopping by!!! Have a blessed Sunday!!!