Thursday, February 2, 2017

2017 - A Brand New Year

January went by in a whirlwind of babies, cuddling,  and some heavy reflection.  Everything on social media pointed to making goals......goals for a healthier lifestyle,  goals for healthier financial stability, goals for a better life.  All of these goals are great.  But my goal for 2017 is for a better relationship with God.

For the past 2 years  I have been Bible journaling.  Two years ago I prayed that God would direct me to a way to become excited by the Word.  Yes, I attend church services on Sunday and try very hard to listen to the sermon and take the lesson with me into my daily life.  But I knew there was something missing.  I didn't have a passion for the word.  Not 2 weeks later I found Bible journaling on Pinterest.  Now you might call that a coincidence but I know it was God answering my prayer.

But lately the art has taken over the focus stead of the Word.  And I've lost that passion.  To tell the truth sometimes I would journal a verse without even reading it because of something I had seen someone else do.  I haven't been reading or studying the Word for several months and that makes me sad.

So my goal for 2017 is to REFOCUS on God and His Word.

Today I started a new Illustrated Faith Bible Study Goals With Grace.  I think this is the perfect way to refocus and reset.

I was also cleaning out the small carry bag that I take my Bible in for Church.  It had several months of sermon notes on the back of the weekly church bulletins.  In January I picked aa focus Word  I found a note with a drawing and verse I had made during one sermon.  So I turned to that verse and journaled it as well.

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Monday, August 8, 2016


I retired on Friday, August 5th from my job of 24 years.  It felt so wrong to wake up at the same time this morning but not be hurrying to get ready and head to the hospital.  So I naturally decided to play with crafting.

It's a new week and my Erin Condrin planner was looking a little too plain.  So I printed out some free planner stickers found at My Planner Envy

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Friday, November 13, 2015

#gratitudedocumented - Wow God Journal

I am working through the Wow God Journal that I got from Illustrated Faith.  This is a month long Bible study and art journaling for November with the theme of gratitude.  Each day there is a prompt and the word is printed in the little journal.  I am going to post the pictures of my little journal for days 1 through 12.

Day 1: Jesus

Day 2.  Salvation

Day 3.  Family

Day 4.  Passion

Day 5.  Peace

Day 6.  Forgiveness

Day 7.  Home

Day 8.  Love

Day 9.  Freedom

Day 10. Friendship

Day 11. Hope

Day 12.  Creativity

I'll post more as I do them.
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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Pocket Letters Received

I have been posting photos of the pocket letters I have made recently.  Now I want to show you some of the pocket letters I have received from other people.

Here is the Pink, Pink, Pink event from Pocket Letter Pals

This is the Country 3 event.  My swap partner was Heli from Finland.  

This is the Butterfly swap.  
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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Pocket Letter Crafting Weekend

I made 3 pocket letters this weekend.  It was a great crafting time.  Here are my pocket letters made for 3 different events on Pocket Letter Pals.

Prayer Partners

I also made several packets for other pocket letters by cutting a bunch of 12 x 12 papers down to 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 cards to fit the pockets.  Then I made several little tiny notebooks to fit in the pockets.  Here is a close up of one of them. 

Next is the pocket letter I made for the Sunflower event.
This is probably one of my favorites that I've made so far.  

Next is the "Dress for Success" event.  This one turned out pretty cute too.

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Bible Art Journaling update

I have been working in my journaling Bible recently so thought I might share some of that art with you.

And I sewed a little toddler dress for my granddaughter.  Here she is modeling it.  It is a 3T t-shirt to which I sewed a skirt.  It turned out very cute don't you think?

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Catching Up

I have been so busy I haven't had a chance to post anything for a week or so.  So here is a little catch up post.

Here is the pocket letter that I made for Barbara Fridle.   She was my swap partner for the Christian themed swap for His Kingdom Come for June.  I posted the pocket letter that I received from her last post.

Next is the pocket letter I made for my Butterfly swap for Pocket Letter Pals.  It turned out so cute.

And lastly, here are some pictures of my journal that I am using for a study from Ephesians that I am working through from Stone Soup for Five.  Wonderful study.  I am really learning so much as well as enjoying illustrating in my journal.

That's it for today.  Have a wonderful and blessed day. 
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