Living an ART filled life...“Creativity is a God-given ability to take something ordinary and make it into something special. It is an openness to doing old things new ways…The creative spirit is part of our heritage as children of the One who created all things. And nurturing our creativity is part of our responsibility as stewards of God’s good gifts.” - Emilie Barnes, The Spirit of Loveline

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The Virtue Of Contentment Week 3

The Virtue Of Contentment Week 3

A Spring Bible Study Session that includes Bullet Journaling Small Group Discussion Outline 1 Timothy 6:3-10  3 If anyone teaches otherwise and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching, 4 they are conceited and understand nothing. 5 They […]

The Virtue Of Contentment Week 2

The Virtue Of Contentment Week 2

A Spring Bible Study Session that includes Bullet Journaling ( live study at Rivers Crossing Community Church, Ohio ) The Outline WEEK 2 / The Virtue Of Contentment  Small Group Discussion Outline BIG IDEA When we pray we can be honest with God and know […]

Week 2 Bullet Journal Trackers

Week 2 Bullet Journal Trackers

The above “Tracker” is designed to create space and encourage the practice of paying attention to our emotions IN THE MOMENT…to PAUSE…and then PRAY…
asking God to reveal what has triggered them (often something from our past). This will give us victory over them. Instead of allowing emotions to RULE us, we can invite God to reveal the truth, giving us power over them to move forward with HIS perspective.




In our workbook this week, we dug into our daily emotions to uncover some deeper roots. Emotional triggers that might be linked to the past…things that have been said or done to us that have left us with a distorted view of ourselves, others and even God.

Emotional responses often set you on a course that can lead away from God and towards sin…which then ignites a chain reaction with the people around you…a snowball affect that started with something that might not even be true.

With practice, we can learn to stop this chain reaction, by ABIDING. Stopping in the moments of a day to lean in, to ASK and to LISTEN for the HELP of the Holy Spirit.

Bible Entry for Week 1 (traceable margin printable below)
(NOTE: this isn’t placed in my Bible in the right location. I wanted to show how to tape in the margin behind then trace on the next page)
Click on this image for printable https://1arthouse.blog/untitled_artwork-10/pdf

Xo,

A New Post 😉

A New Post 😉

I haven’t been present here on my blog for sometime. The main reason is something that I’ve mentioned before…The Lord has called me to be more intentional with relationships and discipleship, which limits my time online. If anyone out there is still following, I thought […]

Answering a Request!

Answering a Request!

I had a sweet follower on Instagram, ask if I had the following graphic in pdf form to print. This is for you Gail!😘 Click on the image below, then click on the title that pops up:)   Xo,    

Checking in with a few Doodles:)

Checking in with a few Doodles:)

Hello!

Hope you are well! Those of you who follow my blog, know that I have stepped away a bit to dig into what God has placed before me…His people.

I continue to study and Doodle, and work through the Bible in a Year. (See previous post here.)

Today I am posting a few Doodle 101’s from more recent days! (They reflect what I’m studying right now! “Finding I Am” by Lysa TerKeurst)

 

 

Much love to you,

Get Out Of Your Camp

Get Out Of Your Camp

Good day! I am enjoying my last few days in CO, a place where I always feel closer to God. The beauty of His Glory is undeniable, and causes me to pause with such gratitude! Below are a few photos from our Monarch Lake Hike:) […]

Ezekiel / Read the Bible in a Year with the READ SCRIPTURE APP

Ezekiel / Read the Bible in a Year with the READ SCRIPTURE APP

Hello!! Writing to you from CO. In awe of my surroundings and the abundance of blessings the Lord provides!! I feel like I walk around repeating…wow!  Wow…wow… GLORY all around! That last little “bundle” is my brand new grandson…Charlie:) Poopah and Mimi have the other […]

The Jesus Mission

The Jesus Mission

Hello!

Yesterday, a Pastor at my church was scheduled to give a sermon, but could not speak due to illness. The decision was made to show a video of a previous guest Pastor’s sermon. Our sermon series this month is called PREACH IT, which is designed to rotate guest speakers while our lead Pastor takes a summer study break. <—great idea & need for all Pastors! ❤

The video shown was a 2016 message from Dan Southerland, Pastor at Westside Family Church in Kansas City.

“Dan is a Kingdom-minded, Kingdom-expanding pastor who has planted 19 churches in the Greater KC area and over 200 house churches overseas.  He has a passion to continue mentoring and consulting with pastors and church planters.  He has a colossal vision and has truly been willing to become all things to all men that he might by all some means save some.  Everyone who sits down with Dan for any amount of time leaves impressed, encouraged, and emboldened with a fresh perspective of what they need to be doing in their own ministry setting.” -BRKC

It can sometimes feel a bit disappointing to watch a video or live feed, when you are expecting to see a Pastor preach “live.”  Dan Southerland was NO disappointment!!!

His message was about the “JESUS MISSION” to SAVE ———-> the lost.

Dan declared that the church is to “plunder hell and populate Heaven” here on earth…that our primary purpose is to join Jesus in saving the lost. Anything else is self serving.

He encouraged us (as the Church) to do this in three ways.

MISSIONAL LIVING:

“Get up in the morning and report for duty!” Ask Jesus what He has planned for you today, and follow orders:) Dan shared that he prays this prayer in the shower every morning “Lord, here I am.  I’m reporting for duty. Put someone in my path today that you have prepared to receive Jesus, so I can speak of Him!.” “I gotta find someone to snatch out of hell!” <———love that:)

MISSIONAL GIVING:

“If you give ALL of YOU, Jesus will give you ALL of Him.”  “I will Be rich in my next generation.” Dan reminded us of the woman who offered her last 2 mites. She gave ALL she had and is rembered to this day for her sacrifice. God sees what man overlooks.

MISSIONAL REPRODUCING:

Jesus cursed the fig tree. (Matthew 21:18-19; 20-22 and Mark 11:12-14; 20-25.) Cursing the fig tree was Jesus’s way of saying that the whole nation had become spiritually barren before the Lord. They had the form of religion but not the reality. They knew the right words to say, but their hearts were far from God. They had no fruit. We are to produce fruit, this happens when we abide in Christ.  (John 15:4 ) We are called to ——->  

go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28: 19-20

Dan said there are “good churches, great churches, & GOD churches.

He said that our heart should beat for the lost…

”Jesus wants His kids to find their way home”(Dan Southerland) the church needs to want this too. We are the church ❤️

 

CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW FOR THE PFD

 

I missed Dan the first time around…I’m so glad I was able to hear this great message!

Lord, draw us to yourself so that we might love with your heart, eager to report for duty…because someone’s life depends on it.

Bless you!

 

 

 

 

Just a fruity Doodle

Just a fruity Doodle

  CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW FOR THE PDF FILE 🙂 May you be fruit filled today!!! xo,


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