Napkin Technique

Hi Friends,

Today I did some fall-inspired journaling using the napkin technique. I found this beautiful napkin while at Hobby Lobby and wanted to use it to illustrate Psalm 100:4- Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. (NIV)

Napkin Technique for Bible Journaling
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The Proverbs 21 Wife

Wives Love Your Husbands

Proverbs 21:9 – Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife (NIV).

I stumbled on that verse of Proverbs the other day, and I just sat and kind of let that picture settle in my mind for a minute. I pictured a man with a tattered blanket huddling against cold wind, rain and snow and still finding relief that he was not in the same warm house with his awful wife.

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Soaked In Scripture Series – Memorizing the Bible One Verse at a Time – Week 2

Soaked In Scripture Series - Week 2 - Memorizing Bible Verses

Soaked In Scripture Series – Memorizing the Bible One Verse at a Time – Week 2

I am currently working through a 14-day devotional from Illustrated Faith called “I Am”. While I was reading the scripture one day, I continued on reading past the foundational scripture. The verse that I read really threw me for a loop. 1 John 4:20 says, “If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?”

Whoa! Does this verse apply when I go to the grocery store and someone is taking up an entire aisle, not bothering to move out of the way or practice common grocery store courtesy, and I want to give them a piece of my mind, or at the very least, throw sharp daggers their way?? I would say I am kind of hating on that person. I certainly hate the grocery store. So, I can’t very well leave there with all this hate in my heart and claim to love God.

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Celebrating Dependence Day

Celebrating Dependence Day


Today I am celebrating Independence Day along with countless other Americans. I’m also celebrating my DEPENDENCE on God. Because of my independence that so many have fought and died to defend, I am able to freely celebrate my dependence on God.

What does dependence on God look like for you? Easy? Hard? For me, dependence on God means I let go of worry and fear. Worry of the future, worry of my finances, worry of things that I cannot control. It means letting go of fear of failure and worry of acceptance. It means trusting Him with my marriage and not trying to control every aspect of my life and other’s lives. Easy? Not at all!

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Be Uncomfortable by Megan Daulton – A Guest Blog

Hi everyone! I have a guest on my blog this week. Her name is Megan Daulton, and she is the wife of our youth pastor at our church. But, that is not why I asked Megan to guest here. I asked her because when I read her first blog post I could clearly see that she has a heart for God and a burning desire to live her life for HIM. Very refreshing for a young woman her age.

I hope you enjoy this article as much as I did, and I also hope that you will leave a comment of encouragement and congratulations to Megan on her new adventure!

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Available NOW! Illustrated Faith – I Am – Devotional Kit

Illustrated Faith July Devotional Kit Available NOWThe new Illustrated Faith devotional kit, “I Am” is now available to order! This kit is simply gorgeous, I cannot wait until I get my hands on this kit.

Take a look at it here. I know you will love it! You can also watch the unboxing from Illustrated Faith’s Shanna Noel here! I am looking forward to see all of the beautiful creations that come from this kit. From what I am reading from the reviews the devotional is really resonating with many woman. See the description below, and I’m sure you will agree this is going to be good!


In the Illustrated Faith ‘I Am’ devotional kit, Melisa Garcia invites you on a two-week journey to dig deeper into knowing Christ.  Join Melisa as she leads you to make room for Christ, to take steps in becoming fearless, to speak truth about who you are in Him, to be patient, to forgive.  “…I learned early on that if I wanted to know who I am, I first must know the great I Am.  You will know who you are when you recognize whose you are. So that is my call to you.” —Melisa Garcia
Devotional message:
I Am
Digging Deeper
Sample copies:
Day 1 – Fearless
Day 2 – Capable
Day 3 – Free
Plus 11 more!
Product Details:
1 plastic pouch
1 devotional booklet
1 clear stamp collection
1 roll of washi tape
1 sheet of cut-out paper pieces
2 cardstock sticker sheets
3 tip-ins
1 magnet
1 thank you card from Shanna


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Soaked In Scripture Series – Memorizing the Bible One Verse at a Time – Week 1

Soaked In Scripture Series – Memorizing the Bible One Verse at a Time – Week 1

If you are anything like me, memorizing scripture is not an easy task. I have a few favorites that I have memorized and that is it. That is NOT a good thing!!

There are so many reasons that having scripture memorized is so very important. This time last year my mom passed away. No one knew that she was sick and within a month she was gone. I knew that my mom believed in God, but I was not sure what her personal relationship with Jesus really was so when I was not at the hospital with her, I was looking up scriptures that I could take back with me to talk to her about. When I spoke with her she was able to nod her head to let me know that she heard me and that she believed Jesus was her Lord and Savior. I know where my mom is now and that brings me tremendous comfort. But, it would have been nice to have had those verses memorized!

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Why I Love Tracing in My Bible and YOU Will Too!

Printables Make Bible Journaling Easy.

It’s been a few days since I have been able to really sit down and do some Bible journaling. Life is so fast that before you know it several days have went by and still no time to journal! That’s why I am so thankful for those who offer free printables that I can trace in my Bible. Oh, how I love printables and here are a few reasons why:

  • I’m not an artist, so anything that I can trace into my Bible that makes me FEEL like Picasso is a blessing!
  • Tracing with a FREE printable is easy and fun. You simply print the image, lay it behind your Bible page and trace.
  • This method gives me more time to really focus on God’s Word instead of spending time wondering what verse to use with what image, what colors to use, what mediums to use, and so on.
  • The maker of the printable does all of the work for you, you simply enjoy the process.

    Bible Journaling is Easy with Printables!
    Traceable I used from Lindsey Decor
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Congrats to Richelle (ladybugrichelle)! She is the winner of this months giveaway, which was the Illustrated Faith Bible Journaling Starter kit.

Richelle, contact me to claim your fab new journaling supplies!! A big thank you to all who entered! June’s giveaway will be a set of Bible tabs from Illustrated Faith. Stay tuned!



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How to Use Distress Ink For a Pretty Galaxy Entry

Hi everyone, I recently discovered Rebekah R. Jones on and WOW. She has a free 10-lesson class on that website that I love, love, love. There she gives you a plethora of techniques and tips to create amazing art journaling in your Bible.

In the very last class (Lesson 10) she did this beautiful entry in the Bible where she used Distress Inks to create a gorgeous galaxy page. Well, since I have been secretly drooling over everyone else’s similar pages, I knew I had to try this method.

Bible Journal Entry using Distress Inks
My Version of God’s Creation using Distress Ink.

Now, this was my first time using Distress Inks and I have to say, I think this will be my new go-to color applicator. The whole process was fun! It did take me a minute to get used to the blending tool that I used and to just get myself familiar with how the inks work on different paper, in addition to the blending.

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