Bible Journaling With Creative Retreat

Bible Journaling
Journaling in Isaiah 1:18 using the December Faith Art Box from Creative Retreat.


Hello friends! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year! I am sharing this page that I created using the December Faith Art Box from Creative Retreat.

This page was very simple, fun and it turned out beautiful. To start, I simply tore a piece of copier paper in half to create a jagged edge to use as a mask to mask off the bottom of the page that I wanted to keep white. Then I used Distress Ink in Faded Jeans and Black Soot to create a night sky effect. I found the adorable snowflakes at the Dollar Tree. They are foam stickers and worked perfectly with this project. I adhered them to the top of the page, and then I used my December Faith Art Box from Creative Retreat to create the stamped words and added some of the heart stickers that come in the kit.

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New Illustrated Faith December Kit – ADVENT

Hello everyone! I just caught an unboxing of Illustrated Faith’s newest kit for December being released tomorrow, Friday November 17. And it is adorable. Everything about it–the washi tape, the devotional cards, the clear stickers — all a must-see. The kit is called Advent and includes 8 devotional cards to get you immersed in God’s Word this Christmas season.

This kit is normally $20, but also starting tomorrow you can Take 30% off everything in DaySpring’s Black Friday Sitewide Sale. Use code FRIDAY17. This code is good November 17 – November 26.

If you are beginner in Bible journaling this kit is a great way to get your feet wet. Also, this makes a beautiful Christmas gift for someone who is either a beginner or a veteran at Bible journaling.

Creatively in Christ,



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How to Use Bubble Wrap to Lay Color in Your Bible

Hello everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your fall season and getting in a lot of fun activities with family and friends! I wanted to share with you a (new-to-me) Bible journaling technique. Maybe this is new to you, too, and you can have a little fun trying it out. It is super-easy! It’s painting using bubble wrap! Seriously!

Finished Product using a bubble wrap technique
Finished page using bubble wrap and Print & Pray Shop items from Illustrated Faith.

I noticed more and more people using  this technique online, so I thought I would give it a go. The best part was that I actually had bubble wrap on hand, as we had just moved to a new home. I rarely have the supplies needed on hand, so this was a bonus.

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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
Napkin Technique Supplies
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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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